5 Worst NFL Fanbases by Attendance Through First Half of 2019 Season

By David Hayes
Jacksonville Jaguars v Cincinnati Bengals
Jacksonville Jaguars v Cincinnati Bengals / Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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Home-field advantage can make the key difference in even the biggest NFL games, which is exactly why most teams continue battling out the season to earn it once they've already clinched postseason berths.

However, the advantage that comes along with the support of home fans and their added element to the game is a symbiotic relationship – one that's hard to maintain for a team that's struggling to even remain competitive in their games.

As we head into the second half of the 2019 NFL season, here's a look at the league's worst fanbases by average attendance turnout percentage of home games thus far.

5. Pittsburgh Steelers: 90.0 Percent

Average Home Attendance: 61,575
Heinz Field Capacity: 68,400
2019 Record: (3-4, 2-2 Home)

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: 88.8 Percent

Average Home Attendance: 60,236
TIAA Bank Field Capacity: 67,164
2019 Record: (4-4, 2-2 Home)

3. Washington Redskins: 85.5 Percent

Average Home Attendance: 70,099
FedExField Capacity: 82,000
2019 Record: (1-7, 0-4 Home)

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 84.6 Percent

Average Home Attendance: 55,523
Raymond James Stadium Capacity: 65,890
2019 Record: (2-5, 0-3 Home)

1. Cincinnati Bengals: 71.0 Percent

Average Home Attendance: 46,487
Paul Brown Stadium Capacity: 65,535
2019 Record: (0-8, 0-3 Home)

Surprisingly, the abysmal 0-8 Miami Dolphins' average turnout ranks No. 21 in the league at 98.3 percent, ahead of teams like the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers.

Overall, it's impressive the threshold for the bottom-5 average attendance percentages begins at 90.0 percent, yet, the Bengals sitting more than 13.0 percent behind Tampa Bay for the lowest mark is a relatively enormous gap.

As for the other side of this spectrum, the San Francisco 49ers (101.8 percent), Chicago Bears (101.0 percent), Denver Broncos (100.4 percent), Seattle Seahawks (100.3 percent) and Minnesota Vikings (100.2 percent) round out the top-5 home stadiums by average attendance percentage this year.


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