BOSTON (CBS) – The battle on the field has yet to be decided, but there’s one high profile battle off the field where the New England Patriots are crushing the Denver Broncos: social media.
Plenty has been said this week about the unpopularity of the Patriots and their quarterback, but digital media tells a very different story.
When the two teams take the field Sunday, the Patriots will have twice the social media fan power behind them.
We picked a bunch of social media platforms where both teams have official, verified accounts.
This handy map from Deadspin breaks down where each team’s Facebook fans live. Patriots get the most populated areas; Broncos get the mountains and desert.
Numbers as of Jan. 17, 2014. All numbers have been rounded.