With the National Football League’s divisional playoff round set to kick off Saturday afternoon, Facebook shared data maps with Fox Sports revealing which teams its users are rooting for in the four games this weekend, by county.
The Denver Broncos, the top seed in the National Football League’s American Football Conference, led the league’s playoff teams in terms of likes gained over the past seven days, but surprisingly finished dead last in people talking about this movement during the same period, seeing its PTAT total drop by 45,766, according to data from sister site PageData.
The Denver Broncos kicked off the 2013 National Football League season Thursday night with a resounding 49-27 throttling of the visiting Baltimore Ravens. According to sister site PageData, the Broncos excelled on Facebook in the past seven days, as well, picking up 16,723 likes to lead the NFL, and seeing its people talking about this total rise by 73,556, good for a third-place finish.
Given that Superbowl Sunday is upon us, I thought that I’d take the opportunity to examine the effects of Superbowl on the Facebook Pages of the participating teams and some of the players. While this isn’t a comprehensive analysis, we thought that it would be interesting to take a look at some of the related Facebook Pages as the site has become a good measure of societal trends.