Anyone who has seen a game between the Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals or the Cleveland Browns (from any year) understands the rivalry extends beyond the AFC North. According to the report, the Steelers were the most "hated" team in a total of eight states, the most in the league. Other popular teams include the New England Patriots and the Dallas Cowboys.
The survey was conducted by E-Score LLC, a marketing research company based in West Chester, Pennsylvania. It asked people across the country to name their favorite football team and identify which players are most likely to cause problems on the field. The results were published online yesterday in a article titled "Most Hated Teams & Players."
Here are the ten most hated teams in order: 1. Pittsburgh Steelers 2. New England Patriots 3. Chicago Bears 4. Baltimore Ravens 5. Denver Broncos 6. Oakland Raiders 7. Philadelphia Eagles 8. New York Giants 9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10. Cincinnati Bengals.
In all, 26 percent of respondents named one of the eight most popular teams as their least favorite. That's more than any other group on this list.
Teams that fall into the hated category usually have strong regional support with some exception such as the Pittsburgh Pirates or Denver Nuggets. To qualify for this list, a team must be ranked last overall by at least 10 percent of respondents or less than nine teams overall.
SportsInsider analyzed data from over 90,000 tweets to determine that NFL fans despise the Steelers more than any other club. Their main rival, the Baltimore Ravens, was second on the list.
The most liked team of all time is judged based on positive comments about their performance posted on Twitter. The Buffalo Bills take top spot with more than one million likes. The Pittsburgh Pirates are the most-liked team of any sport with three million followers - - they came in fifth place overall.
Another way to look at it is that there are more people who hate the Steelers than like them. They have a large fan base though, so they must be doing something right.
In conclusion, the Steelers are the most hated team in the NFL.
The Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns are among the five poorest teams in USA TODAY's NFL power rankings. Following a Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, the Cincinnati Bengals fell from 26th to 28th in the latest USA TODAY NFL power rankings. The Baltimore Ravens are second, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have risen from sixth to seventh place. The Browns dropped out of the top 10.
Cincinnati entered the season ranked No. 1 by many analysts. After a tough opening loss to the Chargers, everyone has been on edge waiting for another disappointing season like in 2018 when the Bengals finished with a 5-11 record. This time it might be worse because last year's finish was followed by a blockbuster trade for wide receiver A.J. Green. This season will also be difficult due to the fact that it will mark the first time since 1992 that neither Jim Kelly nor Joe Montana is playing for the Buffalo Bills or San Francisco 49ers, respectively.
In order for the Bengals to be considered one of the best teams in the NFL, they'll need to win more games than they lose. Last year's finish showed that even with Green in the lineup, there's no guarantee what would have happened had he not gotten injured. For the Bengals to be considered one of the best teams in the NFL, they need to improve on their performance without him this season.
Cleveland is coming off back-to-back 11-5 seasons and made the playoffs each year.
Steelers fans' top five most despised players 1. Ray Lewis, linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens 2. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady 3. Kordell Stewart, quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers 4. Neil ODonnell, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ken Stabler, Oakland Raiders quarterback and former Steeler 5. Kevin Greene, defensive end for the Chicago Bears
Ray Lewis is considered by many to be the greatest middle linebacker in NFL history. He was a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year award winner and two-time Super Bowl champion with the Baltimore Ravens. After his career with the Ravens ended in 2013, he decided to continue playing football for one more season with the Miami Dolphins. However, he was eventually suspended for the first six games of 2014 for his role in a murder case that occurred during his time with the University of Florida.
Tom Brady is an American football player who is a captain of the New England Patriots team and their quarterback. He has been named the NFL Most Valuable Player twice, won multiple other awards, and has appeared in four Pro Bowls. Brady entered the league in 2000 as the sixth overall pick of the Patriots' draft. He led Boston College to a National Championship in 1997 before being drafted by New England.
Ken Stabler was a quarterback who played for the Oakland Raiders from 1969 to 1978 and for the Los Angeles Raiders in 1979.
According to Jenny Vrentas of TheMMQB, the Cleveland Browns are the worst team in the NFL with a winning record, and they are worse than a number of teams with losing records, which is understandable. The Browns have only had 32 seasons in their history. Some of the other losers that have been better than them include the 0-16-1 Rams, the 1-31-1 Titans, and the 2-14-1 Jaguars.
They have also lost more games than any other team with a winning record. They are tied with the Lions for this distinction. The Browns have also lost more games than any other team with a winning record through the first half of a season (20).
Additionally, they have the most losses by far against winning teams with five. These losses include victories by multiple scores over Pittsburgh, New England, Baltimore, and Cincinnati.
Their overall record is 20-52-1, which means they have the second-worst winning percentage in NFL history behind the 2-14-1 Jacksonville Jaguars.