Friday, December 21, 2012

A Lot Of Patriots Fans In The Great White North

So far this season the New England Patriots have sold more merchandise in Canada than any other NFL team.

The Steelers, Packers, Raiders and Bills round out the top-five in Canada.

Earlier this season the East coast New England Patriots dominated Sun Media’s ‘Favourite NFL Team’ polls in Toronto and Ottawa (12.41% of respondents to the Ottawa Sun poll chose the Patriots as their favourite team – more than any other team – in Toronto the Patriots were chosen by 9.76% of respondents, trailing only the Pittsburgh Steelers).

In the United States, the Super Bowl champion New York Giants lead the way in overall team merchandise sales (followed by the Steelers, Cowboys, Broncos and 49ers).

One of the most interesting trends in NFL merchandise this season is the rise of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. has sold more Griffin III No. 10 jerseys than any other player’s in a single season since the NFL started keeping track six years ago, according to Darren Rovell of

As Rovell notes, Griffin’s rise is even more impressive is that the NFL’s fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31, meaning that he has the league’s highest-selling jersey with 3½ months to spare.
Griffin is followed by Broncos QB Peyton Manning and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on the NFL’s best-selling jersey list through the month of November, 2012. Overall, QBs make up seven of the top spots.

Here are the top selling player jerseys on from April 1 to November 27, 2012
1) Redskins QB Robert Griffin III
2) Broncos QB Peyton Manning
3) Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
4) Giants QB Eli Manning
5) Patriots QB Tom Brady
6) Colts QB Andrew Luck
7) Giants WR Victor Cruz
8) Jets QB Tim Tebow
9) Steelers S Troy Polamalu
10) 49ers LB Patrick Willis
11) Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski
12) Saints QB Drew Brees
13) Packers LB Clay Matthews
14) Panthers QB Cam Newton
15) Ravens LB Ray Lewis
16) Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware
17) Texans DE J.J. Watt
18) Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch
19) Bears LB Brian Urlacher
20) Cowboys QB Tony Romo
21) Cowboys TE Jason Witten
22) Lions WR Calvin Johnson
23) 49ers RB Frank Gore
24) Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul
25) Ravens RB Ray Rice

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