Weak 14: NFL's Attendance Woes Continue into December
The NFL regular season is nearly finished, but with only three more weeks to go, Week 14 is still “Weak 14” for many teams suffering attendance woes.
The New York Jets welcomed the Miami Dolphins to MetLife Stadium, and beat the visitors by a scant 22-21 margin. However, fans appeared to have been elsewhere and missed that cliffhanger of an ending:
Live look at the sparse Jets crowd late in the 1st quarter: pic.twitter.com/2Da0ENmRRD
— Jane McManus (@janesports) December 8, 2019
The Cleveland Browns played home team against their interstate rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals. Though, while the Browns beat the Bengals 27-19, FirstEnergy Stadium was decidedly lacking energy:
— Darth Earl (@EarlLipphardtJr) December 8, 2019
Jacksonville’s TIAA Bank Field where the Jaguars prowl was not much of a jungle, it seems. At halftime when we went to press, the visiting Los Angeles Chargers were walloping the cats 24-3. But fans maybe had Christmas shopping to do:
— Nieds Dead Horse (@NDH_j_m_f) December 8, 2019
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers narrowly beat the Indianapolis Colts 38-35 at the Buc’s home of Raymond James Stadium, but many wondered where the fans were:
See why it’s empty in Tampa today?
— Charlie Clifford (@cliffWISH8) December 8, 2019
— Scott Lockwood (@IndyScott) December 8, 2019
Finally, the Atlanta Falcons totally dominated the Carolina Panthers 40-20 on Sunday, but many noticed how empty the Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium was:
— Dylan Davis (@DylanMDavis) December 8, 2019
— Jason Dudley (@UncleRicoHair) December 8, 2019
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