Reddit is a microcosm of the Internet at large: memes, cat photos, political debates, and overreactions about Rick & Morty.
For football fans, Reddit is a way to connect with other supporters of their favorite team. That's particularly helpful when you don't live in the geographic area where your team plays, so sometimes Reddit is the only way to find other like-minded fans.
Each NFL team has its own dedicated subreddit, and they all seem like they have their own language, too. Every fanbase has their own unique chants, inside jokes, memes, and delightfully stupid posts.
That's why we've decided to rank them.
There's no shortage of Power Rankings for NFL teams on the Internet. But where are the rankings of the fanbases?
Well... here. Right here, in this article that you're reading.
We're ranking the NFL subreddits based on the mood of the fanbase -- and winning doesn't necessarily equate to happiness. You won't see any of the 0-5 teams at the bottom.
Note: To give each subreddit an equal playing field, we've chosen to embed comments only from each team's post-game (or equivalent) thread, but rest assured: we did browse and read at least the first two pages of each subreddit.
Although these rankings are exactly as arbitrary as regular Power Rankings, we are also 100% definitively right.
Good news for Joe Flacco and company: the fans have figured out the key to the team's success. It's the pants.
"Wait, the Jaguars have fans?" They do, as it turns out. After embarrassing yet another AFC North team, Jags fans found a cheekily appropriate nickname for their powerful defense.
You have to appreciate how on-brand Eagles fans are. Even when their team is 4-1 and leading the NFC East, they still find a way to be miserable about their coach.
Vikings fans are a fun bunch, and by fun, I mean "insane in a way that seems both contagious and intimidating." The team might be looking as inconsistent as ever, but the fans aren't wavering in their enthusiasm.
We're at that point in the season where fans and analysts are trying to figure out "who teams are." The Bengals started the year 0-3, so they're bad, right? But now they've won two in a row, so they're... good?
Green Bay fans only have one name on their mind. Wouldn't you?
Sometimes losing is step one on the road to self-improvement.
Points for the enthusiasm and the optimism, Carolina fans.
We haven't seen this much anxiety out of Boston since Ben Affleck was cast as Batman.
The team has done very little to reward the fans' loyalty in Cleveland, but credit to the Dawg Pound for handling the non-stop disappointment with good humor.
After an 0-4 start to the season, the team won their first game as the Los AngelesChargers in 57 years. The fanbase doesn't know what to do after a win, but they like it.
When your team is winless, as a fan, you no choice but to lean into the badness. Niners fans have entered the "gallows humor" phase.
It's not uncommon to see fans gawking at their division rivals' struggles, and you'll certainly find that on the Redskins subreddit, but most fans were also classy about OBJ's injury.
Following consecutive wins, Seattle fans are feeling themselves. But the team looked a little shaky at times against the L.A. Rams, so we'll see if fans' confidence is deserved or hubris.
Based on how the fanbase is reacting to their win over the Browns, maybe they should revise their chant: S-A-D-S -- SADS, SADS, SADS.