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Panthers fans do you think about calories on Sundays? What’s your favorite gameday snack? Do you go all out and grill or prefer to munch on chips, dips, and finger foods? What about beer? Are you drinking as a celebration or to mask the pain of a loss? A new report from Bookies.com reveals how many calories NFL fans consume post-gameday depending on their team’s win-loss record.

The NFL is the biggest sport in the country, which means millions upon millions of people are watching and participating in gameday parties. And to give you an idea of how it went the Jacksonville Jaguars finished with just one win in 2020 and their fans consumed 9% more calories than the average American. While fans of Kansas City Cheifs, who went 14-2, consumed 1800 fewer calories

By using football research data (From Fan to Fat, Cornil and Chandon, 2013), Bookies.com highlights the NFL’s biggest comfort eaters, uncovering the calorie change from the U.S. average.

As you may have guessed, research suggests that NFL fans are more likely to overeat when their team loses. On average it’s a 10% increase. This sadly means Panthers fans were most likely overconsuming after last year’s disappointing season. The estimate is 3060 more calories throughout the season. While not terrible, I do hope we don’t have reason to continue the trend this year!

That’s because the same research indicates that fans tend to cut out calories by 5% after their team wins. Following this, Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers fans experienced the healthiest post-gameday calorie count. With an impressive 14 wins, Chiefs fans, in general, have eaten 1,800 (-3.13%) fewer calories than the national average over the 2020-2021 season.

The table below shows which NFL Fans consume the most calories depending on whether their team wins/loses:

Team

Calorie Change Compared to US Average (over 16 game season)

Percentage Change from US Average (over 16 game season)

Jacksonville Jaguars

5220 kcals

9.06%

New York Jets

4680 kcals

8.13%

Atlanta Falcons

3600 kcals

6.25%

Houston Texans

3600 kcals

6.25%

Cincinnati Bengals

3240 Kcals

5.63%

Philadelphia Eagles

3240 Kcals

5.63%

Denver Broncos

3060 kcals

5.31%

Detroit Lions

3060 kcals

5.31%

Carolina Panthers

3060 kcals

5.31%

San Francisco 49ers

2520 kcals

4.38%

Dallas Cowboys

2520 kcals

4.38%

New York Giants

2520 kcals

4.38%

Los Angeles Chargers

1980 kcals

3.44%

New England Patriots

1980 kcals

3.44%

Minnesota Vikings

1980 kcals

3.44%

Washington Football Team

1980 kcals

3.44%

Chicago Bears

1440 kcals

2.50%

Arizona Cardinals

1440 kcals

2.50%

Las Vegas Raiders

1440 kcals

2.50%

Miami Dolphins

360 kcals

0.63%

Los Angeles Rams

360 kcals

0.63%

Cleveland Browns

-180 kcals

-0.31%

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

-180 kcals

-0.31%

Indianapolis Colts

-180 kcals

-0.31%

Baltimore Ravens

-180 kcals

-0.31%

Tennessee Titans

-180 kcals

-0.31%

New Orleans Saints

-720 kcals

-1.25%

Seattle Seahawks

-720 kcals

-1.25%

Pittsburgh Steelers

-720 kcals

-1.25%

Buffalo Bills

-1260 kcals

-2.19%

Green Bay Packers

-1260 kcals

-2.19%

Kansas City Chiefs

-1800 kcals

-3.13%

To understand the data, the average American eats 3,600 calories a day, according to Business Insider. So U.S. adults, over the course of a 16-game season eat, on average, 57,600 calories. This number acts as the base for revealing the calorie change and percentage change for each NFL team – an example of the working can be found in the methodology.

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