By By Jared Goldstein
The Washington Redskins have the No. 11 fan base in the NFL, according to a new study from an Emory University professor.
The study focusses on attendance, revenues, social media following and road attendance to come up with a statistical model for determining the "best" fan bases in the league. Three categories — fan equity, social equity and road equity combine to give a team its overall ranking. At No. 11 overall, the Redskins have the Nos. 10, 28 and 8, fan, social and road equities, respectively. The Redskins' No. 11 ranking tops their regional rival as the Ravens check in at No. 18 on the list.
Each of the Redskins NFC East foes sit in the top five, with the Cowboys, Eagles and Giants checking in at Nos. 1, 3 and 4, respectively. The Patriots, at No. 2 and the Steelers, at No. 5, round out the group. The Packers, Bears, Broncos, 49ers and Saints complete the top 10. The Bengals, Jaguars, Titans, Chiefs and Rams sit at the bottom of the league.
In 2018, the Redskins ranked No. 12 but placed one spot better in social equity. In 2017, they were No....