Patriots vs. Texans 9/24/2017
New England was 14 points favorites but had to fight in the final seconds to come back and win against a determined Texans team. Fan support was clearly in the Patriots hands. New England carried Google Trend search interest in all but Texas.
Patriots vs. Texans Game Highlights
The game ended just before 4:22 and you can see the consumer search pickup via Google Trends heading late into the fourth quarter. Final fan reactions as Brady hit “Cookie” for the win spiked right at the end.
While the Patriots carried almost every state in the US vs. the Texans, obvious concentration existed in New England. New Hampshire took the title followed closely by Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Big drop off for Vermont. One of the surprises was #7 South Carolina.
The Houston Texans carried Texas but with the Cowboys being the typical Texas favorites, the Patriots were able to steal some interest across the large state.
NFL 1pm Game Geographic Interest
Here’s a look at winners from the 1pm games and overall geographic interest from Google Trends with a few exceptions since we can only compare five teams at a time:
- The New Orleans Saints are excluded since they had very little national interest but they did take Louisiana and Mississippi.
- Buffalo Bills are excluded with little national interest but they did take New York.
- The Indianapolis Colts are excluded with little national interest but did take Indiana. Congratulations to ex-Patriot Jacoby Brissett!
- The Jets are excluded with little interest and not winning any states!
The Patriots take overall interest. Carson Wentz’s home state of North Dakota went to the Eagles with a close second by the Vikings. Chicago took most of the northern Mid West and the Falcons took Michigan with their down to the wire game. Philadelphia’s win extended into Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey.
The Detroit Lions had a lot of national interest and had more search activity as their game went down to the wire with the Falcons. The second most dramatic game was the Eagles vs. Giants. This was heading towards overtime but the Eagles kicked a 61 yard record setting field goal to win it! #flyeaglesfly
Patriots and Texans Player Highlights
Brady vs. Watson was no contest at the end of it but Deshaun Watson gave Brady a run through three quarters actually surpassing Tom Brady several times in the game.
Other key players included Brandin Cooks, Rob Gronkowski, and Chris Hogan. It’s cool to see the instant reactions to touchdowns for each player and the final insanity with the Brady-Cooks connection for the win! This was Brandin Cooks real breakout game as a New England Patriot.
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