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.
With Super Bowl XLVII set to kick off Sunday, the Facebook Data Science Team put National Football League fans on the social network under the microscope, finding that one in 10 U.S. Facebook users have declared their allegiances to NFL teams.
Football playoffs are coming up. Are you ready? Whether you are or you aren’t, there are a number of developers that are hoping you’ll turn to Facebook for some fun games and applications to track live scores, stats on players, and even the games themselves. Over the past couple of years, developers have managed to find more ways in which to leverage online communities for their sports-related applications.