Forbes says Green Bay Packers have best fans in the NFL

Forbes says Green Bay Packers have best fans in the NFL
Green Bay Packers fans show why they are the best in the NFL. (Paul Sancya / AP)

Forbes, which released its list of NFL teams ranked from most valuable to least, has also released a list of which teams have the best fans.

According to Forbes, "Our ranking is based on five criteria: hometown crowd reach (defined by Nielsen Scarborough as a percentage of the metropolitan area population that watched, attended and/or listened to a game in the last year), three years' worth of television ratings (per Nielsen), three years' of stadium attendance based on capacity reached, three years' worth of merchandise sales (per, and social media reach (a combination of Facebook likes and Twitter followers based on the team’s metro area population).

Based on that criteria, the team with the best fans: the Green Bay Packers. Packers fans finished first in all categories except TV rankings (2nd) and merchandise sales (7th).

The full list:

1. Green Bay Packers

2. Denver Broncos

3. New Orleans Saints

4. New England Patriots

5. Baltimore Ravens

6. Indianapolis Colts

7. (tie) Dallas Cowboys
7. (tie) Pittsburgh Steelers

9. Seattle Seahawks

10. Chicago Bears