While geography and old rivalries generally play a large part in deciding which NFL team each state hates the most, one Redditor’s survey revealed a few surprises.
Kmhokies35 asked fellow Reddit users to share which NFL team they hated the most in an unofficial poll and then created an infographic of the United States from the responses.
Surprisingly, while New England pretty much hates the New York Jets, almost everyone in the world hates the New England Patriots. They were the most-hated team in Asia, South America, and in three U.S. states.
Broken down in alphabetical order, these are the NFL’s most-hated teams:
The New Orleans Saints’ biggest rival, it makes sense that Louisiana and Mississippi listed the Falcons as their least favorite team. Buy Falcons Tickets
Not surprisingly, Michigan and Wisconsin hate the Bears. Buy Bears Tickets
Despite being “America’s team,” the Cowboys have their haters in New Jersey, Virginia, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania. When looking at the most-hated teams by continent, the Cowboys are not too loved in Africa, either. Buy Cowboys Tickets
And Arkansas and Missouri hate Colorado. Buy Broncos Tickets
Green Bay Packers
Everyone’s a Packer Backer–except Minnesota and Illinois that is. Buy Packers Tickets
While Tennessee might have originally gotten their Titans from Houston, they don’t seem to be very happy about it. Along with Kentucky, they really don’t like the Texans. Buy Texans Tickets
North and South Dakota are tightly knit in their hatred of the Vikings. Buy Vikings Tickets
New England Patriots
Besides the world, New York, Indiana, and Florida also hate this Massachusetts team. Buy Patriots Tickets
New Orleans Saints
Basically the whole Southeast hates the Saints, excluding Florida and their home state of Louisiana, of course. Alabama, Georgia, and both Carolinas are holding onto a regional rivalry, naming the Saints their most hated team in the NFL. Buy Saints Tickets
New York Jets
New England hates the Jets, one of their biggest rivals, with Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire all listing them as their most-hated team. Buy Jets Tickets
Kansas, Wyoming, and Colorado have it out for the Raiders and their Raider Nation. Buy Raiders Tickets
Texas, with all their love of football, doesn’t like the Eagles. Along with Oklahoma, they named the Philadelphia based team as their most-hated. Buy Eagles Tickets
Of course, the Steelers are hated by local rivals, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. However, they’re also hated by Arizona and New Mexico, most likely due to the Cardinals’ Super Bowl loss to the Steelers in 2009 still burning in recent memory. Buy Steelers Tickets
San Francisco 49ers
Basically all of the Northwest, excluding California, hates the 49ers-Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana along with Iowa and Nebraska thrown in. Oh, and apparently Australia hates them, too. Buy 49ers Tickets
Unsurprisingly, while the Northwest hates the 49ers, the Southwest hates the Seahawks. California, Utah, and Nevada named them as their most-hated team. Buy Seahawks Tickets
Whether because of their likeability or because no one cares enough about them to really loathe them, these teams didn’t make it to the number one most-hated spot of any state:
Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins.