Fans of the Cincinnati Bengals are the biggest drinkers in the NFL, according to a new report released by Sports Handle.
Out of 32 teams surveyed by Sports Handle, Bengals fans ranked first overall, drinking an average of 5.2 drinks and spending an average of $43.08 per game on alcohol. Fans of the Baltimore Ravens came in second, drinking an average of 4.7 drinks and spending more than Cincinnati, at an average of $45.54 per game.
Across Ohio, Cleveland Browns fans ranked eighth, drinking an average of 4.3 drinks and spending $45.34 per game.
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Bengals fans are also ranked third in the "biggest lightweight drinkers" category, or fans most likely to miss some or all of the game due to drinking. At 63%, Bengals fans are behind Buffalo Bills fans at 69% and ahead of Seattle Seahawks fans at 62%.
Fans either Ohio NFL team were not included in the five "biggest pregamers" category. Sports Handle reports the Buffalo Bills fans were most likely to drink before a game, at 83%.
From June 21-30, Sports Handle surveyed over 2,000 self-reported NFL fans over 21 from around the country to gather results. Of the respondents, 62% were male, 38% were female and the average age was 38.
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