Football fans are fiercely territorial people.
Being a staunch Packers fan, my most hated team is usually whoever Green Bay is playing the following week.
But there are teams that transcend matchup hatred. Some teams just provoke an immediate, venomous reaction from fans of all kinds.
Knowing that this is true, it naturally provokes the question of “Why?”
Teams can be hated for a variety of reasons—history, rivalry, scandal, individual players or coaches—but most teams are hated for one universally simple reason.
Envy provokes hatred perhaps more than any other single factor. Everyone wants to knock the king off the mountain.
With that, here are the 10 most hated teams in the NFL.