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Redskins fans are the ninth drunkest in the NFL, one ‘study’ says

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If you asked who has the drunkest fans in the NFL, Oakland and Buffalo must immediately come to mind — judging from Monday morning tailgate wrap-ups and crime reports. And while it’s been a while since we’ve seen any major dust-ups at FedEx Field, Redskins fans still place in the Top 10 when it comes to drunkenness, at least according to a site called Vinepair, which provides “delightful drops of drinking knowledge.”

Of course, it’s no secret that NFL fans often sometimes get obscenely drunk at games, and now we (sort of) have some numbers to compare where these toasted fanbases rank.

This whole thing is based on a confusing, probably unscientific smoke-and-mirrors system involving data from BACtrack, a smartphone breathalyzer, and Twitter’s map of NFL fan allegiance, which yields a magic number. Yes, this hinges on fans using a smartphone breathalyzer — and it’s not even clear how many people this poll involved. So take all of that for what it’s worth.

Regardless, according to the data, Washington fans came in ninth overall. Baltimore ranked 22nd. Several NFL cities, including St. Louis, Oakland and Jacksonville, don’t even register or have sufficient data. Buffalo, however, indeed places at the top of the list.