Packers quarterback Matt Flynn throws in the pocket against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys: Who’s the most popular?


 

The Dallas Cowboys have been known as America’s Team, much to the ire of every other NFL franchise and their legions of fans – most notably us in Green Bay Packers Nation.

But if you take a look at FiveThirtyEight.com, the site under the guidances of Nate Silver, you will find, at least in the number of searches, that the Dallas Cowboys are the most searched in all the NFL. The Packers are second.

Silver’s site measured the most popular teams by the number of Google searches each generates. That includes the major North American leagues – NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB), in addition to the CFL and major soccer leagues.

In NFL rankings, coming in behind the Packers were the Philadelphia EaglesNew England PatriotsPittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears.

Packers fans can take some solace from this most recent news: They can look back at the last time the Packers and Cowboys met on the field; remember the second straight “miracle” comeback quarterback Matt Flynn helped orchestrate, the first being the win the week before over the Atlanta Falcons after being down 11 at halftime.

Getting a few more clicks on the computer doesn’t, in my mind, make you the most popular. It just means you have a bigger market.

The Cowboys can take the few more clicks of the mouse in this contest – we’ll take the win.

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