See where Texans rank in NFL relevance study

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The Houston Texans are one of the most relevant teams in the NFL.

Even though the Houston Texans have only existed for 15 years, they’re actually one of the most relevant teams in the NFL. At least according to a recent study.

The study was conducted by Samford University Center for Sports Analytics and they claim that the Texans are the 11th most relevant NFL team.

Here’s how the study was conducted:

"The NFL Relevance Rankings are based on a deep dive into social media data from 6.9 million U.S. sports fans. Samford University Center for Sports Analytics and Affinio, a big data consumer insights company in Canada, ran a detailed study of U.S. sports fans during August of 2017 to ascertain NFL teams’ relevance. Our analysis, utilizing advanced machine learning algorithms and unsupervised segmentation technology, tapped into billions of interest variables and network connections.By analyzing how 6.9 million U.S. sports fans are connected to teams, sports brands, events, athletes and sports reporters, we were able to develop the NFL Relevance Ranking for every team."

This just goes to show you that football is king in a city like Houston and of course in a state like Texas.

The Texans are right below the New York Giants who come in at No. 10 and above the San Francisco 49ers who are at No. 11. It’s impressive that the Texans are between two of the NFL’s most storied franchises.

The Texans are also above teams like the Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints.

The most relevant NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys, followed by the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons and so on.

The most irrelevant team is the Jacksonville Jaguars. Is anyone surprised?

The Los Angeles Rams are the second most irrelevant team. Right before them are the Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers. It’s interesting how irrelevant both LA teams are.

In case you’re wondering, the Indianapolis Colts are ranked 24th. So the Texans are the most relevant team within the AFC South.

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