, fewer fans are going to games in person. Financial news site 24/7 Wall St. used sports attendance data from ESPN over the past 10 years and found every one of the four major sports leagues in the from 2008 to 2018.But not every team is losing fans at the same rate.Of the 12 franchises in the four sports to see the biggest decline in attendance, four were NFL teams.Washington saw the biggest attendance decline among NFL franchises, ranking fifth with a 31.1 percent drop in average attendance, according to 24/7 Wall St.The team led the NFL in average attendance in 2008, with 88,604 fans packing FedEx Field that season. In 2018
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, Washington averaged 61,028 fans, a decline of 31.1 percent. Washington was the only NFL team that failed to fill at least three-quarters of seats in its stadium last season, per the website.If Dwayne Haskins does what Washington drafted him to do, the team could see a resurgence.The Bengals rank seventh on the list with a 21.4 percent drop in average attendance, the Buccaneers 10th with a 15.7 percent decline and the Colts 12th with a 10.8 percent decline.If you’re wondering why the Chargers aren’t listed
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, 24/7 Wall St. did not consider teams that “switched venues or made significant changes to their existing venue.”Major League Baseball had the top four teams on the list led by the Detroit Tigers, with a 41.3 percent average attendance drop since 2008. ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have arrived. So have Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams.Now it’s time for them to get to work.The teams landed in Atlanta on Sunday and will practice this week before squaring off in the Super Bowl next Sunday in the NFL’s main event.The AFC champion Patriots had a rally at Gillette Stadium earlier in the day before heading to the airport and boarding their flight.“We’re not at the end yet,” Brady told the fans in Foxborough, Massachusetts. “We’ve got one more to go.”It’s New England’s third straight Super Bowl trip and fourth in five years — and the ninth overall in the Brady-Bill Belichick era.The Patriots, who beat the then-St. Louis Rams for their first title after the 2001 season, are looking to hoist the Lombardi Trophy for the sixth time
, which would tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most in the Super Bowl era.The NFC champion Rams are back in the city where they won their only Super Bowl title in the 1999 season, when they beat Tennessee.During the team’s pre-flight rally at the construction site where the Rams’ multibillion-dollar stadium is rising in Inglewood, California, fans chanted “Greg! The! Leg!” for kicker Greg Zuerlein, who made a 57-yard field goal in overtime to beat New Orleans in the NFC title game.Zuerlein strained his non-kicking foot at halftime of that game by slipping on a turf-covered metal plate during warmups on the Superdome field. The injury doesn’t appear to be serious, and the Rams expect him to kick in the Super Bowl
, coach Sean McVay said Thursday.The Rams are making their first appearance since losing the game in 2002 that launched the Patriots dynasty.The previous time a Los Angeles-based Rams team was in the Super Bowl was in the 1979 season, where they lost to the Steelers.