NEW YORK (AP) -NFL fans came out in record numbers this season.
The league set a regular-season attendance mark for the fifth year in a row, drawing 17,341,012 fans and averaging more than 67,000 at its 256 games for the second consecutive year.
The total paid attendance topped last season's mark of 17,340,879, and the average of 67,738 fans per game matched the record. The NFL has set records for average attendance every season since 2003.
``Our teams and players are most appreciative of the large and fervent crowds that make NFL games so unique,'' commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday. ``We again thank the most dedicated fans in sports for their continued support.''

Recent NFL Discussions

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Seahawks vs. Cardinals Pick Will Sunday night be a defensive struggle between NFC West rivals the Seahawks and Cardinals at 8:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Patriots vs. Steelers Pick Even with Ben Roethlisberger out, will the Patriots and Steelers still rack up a ton of points Sunday at 4:25PM ET?
Thumbnail Bucs vs. 49ers Pick Will both the Bucs and 49ers offenses struggle on Sunday when the two teams clash at 4:05PM ET in San Francisco?
Thumbnail Vikings vs. Eagles Pick Will the undefeated Vikings shut down rookie quarterback Carson Wentz and the Eagles when the two teams clash in Week 7?
Thumbnail Colts vs. Titans Pick Will the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans find enough offense to hit the under when they meet up this Sunday at 1PM...
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages