The New England Patriots are the favorites in their AFC Divisional Round matchup with the Tennessee Titans on Saturday — but only in the betting sense.
Everything TN tweeted a graphic Thursday that shows NFL fans across the United States are rooting for the Titans to beat the Patriots. This, of course, isn’t much of a shocker, but the disparity in the numbers nevertheless is eye-opening.
Check this out:
We get it, America: You hate the Patriots.
But why is this?
Sure, the fact that sports fans root for underdogs and supposedly hate to see dynasties definitely has something to do with it. But the never-ending “Patriots are cheaters” narrative probably plays a role, as well.
Thumbnail photo via George Walker IV/The Tennessean via USA TODAY Sports
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