Patriots vs. Raiders Worldwide Interest
The Patriots trounced the Raiders in Mexico City today, 33-8. See our earlier article on the elevation practice that may have helped the Patriots prepare and win. While all expected the Raiders to have home field advantage, the higher elevation practicing and the Brady fans proved to supercharge the Patriots in the win. Google Trends would indicate the Raiders had higher overall search interest in Mexico for the game.
The Raiders carried overall search volume throughout the game and through most of Mexico.
Cancun and Quintana Roo had the most interest (tweets related to Patriots-Raiders) through the game while Mexico City had the highest volume of tweets.
One of the most quoted tweets related to the kick by Stephen Gostkowski just before halftime of 62 yards. It felt like a chip shot and would have been good from 70 yards.
SIXTY. TWO. YARDS. pic.twitter.com/NMJsP4wKf5
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 19, 2017
Week 11 Team Interest
The Patriots had the most overall search volume today but the New Orleans Saints had the most immediate search activity with their late overtime win close to 4:30pm today. The teams with the most search interest per Google Trends:
Regional interest is clear:
By zooming in on Mexico we see that the Patriots and Raiders had widespread US interest plus they had the bulk of Mexico interest in the NFL. A good reason to expand the game across different countries.