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The Super Bowl Team Each State Is Rooting For

The Super Bowl is one of the most popular sporting events of the year and in 2022, the teams are causing quite a stir! The Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals are a surprising pair of teams to see in this widely-watched football match.

So is the nation rooting for the tried-and-true yellow and blue? Or cheering on the underdog from Ohio? Find out in our map below!

Map

Facts and Findings

  • More than half the nation is rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals (30 states)
  • California is the number-one fan for the Rams with 74% of searches for their home team
  • The last time the Bengals made it to the Super Bowl was in 1989—more than 30 years ago!
  • Unsurprisingly, the state with the most people cheering for the Bengals is Cincinnati with 86% of searches for their team
  • The Rams were last in the Super Bowl only a few years ago in 2019, but their last and only win was in 2000, when they were based in St. Louis
  • Six states had a 50-50 split between the teams:
    • Arkansas
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Texas

Methodology

We compared the percentages of Google searches surrounding the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams from February 1, 2022 through February 8, 2022 (the week leading up to the Super Bowl) to find out which team each state is rooting for.

State Team % of Searches for Cincinnati Bengals % of Searches for Los Angeles Rams
Alabama Bengals 53% 47%
Alaska Bengals 52% 48%
Arizona Rams 46% 54%
Arkansas Tie 50% 50%
California Rams 26% 74%
Colorado Bengals 51% 49%
Connecticut Tie 50% 50%
Delaware Tie 50% 50%
District of Columbia Bengals 54% 46%
Florida Bengals 56% 44%
Georgia Bengals 51% 49%
Hawaii Rams 42% 58%
Idaho Rams 44% 56%
Illinois Bengals 53% 47%
Indiana Bengals 69% 31%
Iowa Rams 49% 51%
Kansas Bengals 52% 48%
Kentucky Bengals 85% 15%
Louisiana Bengals 64% 36%
Maine Bengals 52% 48%
Maryland Bengals 52% 48%
Massachusetts Bengals 53% 47%
Michigan Rams 39% 61%
Minnesota Rams 45% 55%
Mississippi Bengals 52% 48%
Missouri Rams 42% 58%
Montana Bengals 51% 49%
Nebraska Bengals 51% 49%
Nevada Rams 40% 60%
New Hampshire Bengals 54% 46%
New Jersey Tie 50% 50%
New Mexico Rams 44% 56%
New York Tie 50% 50%
North Carolina Bengals 54% 46%
North Dakota Rams 49% 51%
Ohio Bengals 86% 14%
Oklahoma Bengals 51% 49%
Oregon Rams 44% 56%
Pennsylvania Bengals 54% 46%
Rhode Island Bengals 52% 48%
South Carolina Bengals 54% 46%
South Dakota Rams 49% 51%
Tennessee Bengals 55% 45%
Texas Tie 50% 50%
Utah Rams 43% 57%
Vermont Bengals 52% 48%
Virginia Bengals 53% 47%
Washington Rams 48% 52%
West Virginia Bengals 69% 31%
Wisconsin Bengals 51% 49%
Wyoming Bengals 55% 45%
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