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NFL sets attendance record in 2007

NFL sets all-time paid attendance record sixth straight year;

Surpasses 22 million in total attendance second year in row;

Washington leads in home attendance

Paid attendance for all NFL games set a record for the sixth consecutive year, surpassing the 22 million mark for the second year in a row, the NFL announced.

NFL paid attendance for all 2007 games was 22,256,502, an increase of 56,790 over the previous record total of 22,199,712 in 2006.

The 2007 NFL regular-season total paid attendance of 17,345,205 and the average of 67,755 per game were both all-time records as well.

A total of 4,119,278 tickets were sold for 65 preseason games for an average of 63,374. Twelve postseason games produced a sale of 792,019, including 71,101 for Super Bowl XLII.

For the eighth consecutive year, the Washington Redskins led all teams in regular-season home paid attendance. The Redskins drew 711,471 for their eight home games, the highest total in NFL history. Three other teams topped the 600,000 paid total at home in 2007: the New York Giants (629,391), Kansas City (622,541) and the New York Jets (616,756).

Eleven teams drew more than 1.1 million paid attendance home and away during the regular season, led by Washington (1,264,890). The others were: New York Giants (1,187,915), New York Jets (1,171,564), Miami (1,156,762), Kansas City (1,145,938), New England (1,131,027), Buffalo (1,129,052), Denver (1,120,996), Philadelphia (1,120,090), Green Bay (1,112,753) and Carolina (1,100,147).

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