Total Football Stats

Sports fans know all about the famous ‘Home advantage’, but just how big of an edge does this advantage add up to in American football? And which teams perform best at home?

Theoretically professional athletes should be able to bring their best to any game or competition – but in practice that is not the case, as other factors come into play (such as travel fatigue).

We crunched some numbers, analyzing the results of five seasons in the the NFL (the NFL regular season, from 2014 to 2018) to see what we could learn about the home team advantage in pro-football.

Home Team Advantage in the NFL regular season 2014 to 2018
Rank Team Home Games Won Home Games Lost Games Tied Games Won %
1 New England Patriots 34 6 0 85.00%
2 Kansas City Chiefs 31 9 0 77.50%
3 Pittsburgh Steelers 29 11 0 72.50%
4 Seattle Seahawks 29 11 0 72.50%
5 Green Bay Packers 28 11 1 70.00%
6 Minnesota Vikings 28 12 0 70.00%
7 Carolina Panthers 27 13 0 67.50%
8 Philadelphia Eagles 27 13 0 67.50%
9 Baltimore Ravens 26 14 0 65.00%
10 Denver Broncos 26 14 0 65.00%
11 Houston Texans 26 14 0 65.00%
12 Buffalo Bills 24 16 0 60.00%
13 Detroit Lions 24 16 0 60.00%
14 New Orleans Saints 24 16 0 60.00%
15 Arizona Cardinals 23 16 1 57.50%
16 Cincinnati Bengals 23 15 2 57.50%
17 Indianapolis Colts 23 17 0 57.50%
18 Miami Dolphins 23 17 0 57.50%
19 Dallas Cowboys 22 18 0 55.00%
20 Atlanta Falcons 21 19 0 52.50%
21 Los Angeles Chargers* 21 19 0 52.50%
22 Washington Redskins 21 19 0 52.50%
23 Los Angeles Rams** 20 20 0 50.00%
24 Oakland Raiders 19 21 0 47.50%
25 Tennessee Titans 19 21 0 47.50%
26 Jacksonville Jaguars 18 22 0 45.00%
27 New York Giants 17 23 0 42.50%
28 Chicago Bears 16 24 0 40.00%
29 New York Jets 16 24 0 40.00%
30 San Francisco 49ers 16 24 0 40.00%
31 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 25 0 37.50%
32 Cleveland Browns 12 27 1 30.00%

Data via Gamblingpedia

The overall best team in terms of home-team advantage was the New England Patriots, featuring the legendary quarterback Tom Brady. They won 34 games on their home turf at Gillette Stadium – with a Win/Lose/Draw stat of 34/6/0 during the course of the 2014 to 2018 regular seasons.

In contrast the worst team performance at home during the same period was by the Cleveland Browns – a team that lost in excess of twice as many games as they won playing at home in the FirstEnergy Stadium, with a total win percentage of just 30%.