Today BACtrack, the leader in personal and professional-grade breathalyzers, released a report looking at average BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) levels during NFL Sunday games for the first seven weeks of the 2015-2016 season.
Let's admit it. There's a lot of smack talk when it comes to NFL football. Many teams claim that their fan base is the hardiest, the most fiercely loyal, and the most savagely devoted.
But we here at BACtrack like to rely on cold hard facts. When it comes to being the leader in breathalyzers, unsubstantiated claims just won't cut it.
For our latest edition of the BACtrack Consumption Report, we did something a little different. In this edition, we utilized Twitter's map of NFL fan allegiance in order to associate BAC results with NFL teams across the country.
Our purpose? To find out which team's fans really drink the most.
We have analyzed data for Sunday games from pre-season through Sunday, October 26th. BAC data points were collected anonymously from users of BACtrack Mobile, BACtrack's award-winning smartphone breathalyzer, and BACtrack Vio.
Some of the key takeaways from the report:
- NFL fan average BAC levels have a wide range, from just under the legal limit of 0.08% BAC to nearly sober at 0.015%
- NFL fans with the highest average BACs include the Buffalo Bills (0.076%), Detroit Lions (0.069%), Philadelphia Eagles (0.069%), Cleveland Browns (0.064%), and Arizona Cardinals (.062%). San Diego Chargers follow closely behind with 0.0618%.
- NFL fans with the lowest average BACs include the Houston Texans (0.035%), New York Giants (0.033%), New Orleans Saints (0.021%), Tennessee Titans (0.021%) and Cincinnati Bengals (.015%).
- One-third of NFL fans have an average BAC of 0.06% or higher on game days, a level at which judgement and self-control are inhibited.
Click here to view our interactive chart of average BAC levels, as well as team wins and losses.