Kent Tukeli |  Thu 07/09/2017 - 08:50 EDT

NFL Home Field Advantage: Toughest Stadiums To Visit

NFL Home Field Advantage: Toughest Stadiums To Visit
Home field advantage in the NFL greatly influences the end result of most matchups. Some teams enjoy such a considerable advantage that they're nearly impossible to knock off on their home turf. Crazy fans, like the Black Hole of the Oakland Raiders, lend their energy to players on-field, granting a notable boost. The toughest teams to visit in the NFL feature the most loyal fanbases, terrible weather and historic stadiums.

Worst NFL Franchises To Play On The Road 

Seattle Seahawks – CenturyLink Field

Home field advantage: 5.1 points

Even casual football fans have an inkling that Seattle is a special place to play football.

This franchise draws rabid fans from as far north as Vancouver. There’s a good chance that Seattle’s football team is more popular in southwest Canada than the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League. There isn’t another crowd which generates enough ruckus to trigger seismic measurements from earthquake experts – especially during the playoffs.

The Seahawks have been a superb franchise over the past decade, maintaining a big home field advantage during this time. According to the numbers, no team show a bigger home boost, giving a 5.1 point advantage to Seattle each game. Coach Pete Carroll agrees with the numbers, stating that “the 12s have an unparalleled impact on game days.”

In honor of Seattle fans, the number 12 was retired all the way back in 1984.

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competitions Away Score Home Money Line
August 2017 (4)
Sun 13 Seattle Seahawks 48 - 17 Chargers -125 +105 Odds
Fri 18 Vikings 13 - 20 Seattle Seahawks +160 -172 Odds
Fri 25 Chiefs 13 - 26 Seattle Seahawks +145 -161 Odds
Thu 31 Seattle Seahawks 17 - 13 Oakland Raiders -156 +135 Odds
September 2017 (3)
Sun 10 Seattle Seahawks 9 - 17 Packers Odds
Sun 17 49ers 16:25 Seattle Seahawks +520 -667 Odds
Sun 24 Seattle Seahawks 16:05 Tennessee Titans Odds
October 2017 (4)
Sun 1 Colts 20:30 Seattle Seahawks
Sun 8 Seattle Seahawks 16:05 Los Angeles Rams Odds
Sun 22 Seattle Seahawks 16:25 New York Giants Odds
Sun 29 Houston Texans 16:05 Seattle Seahawks Odds
November 2017 (4)
Sun 5 Redskins 16:05 Seattle Seahawks
Thu 9 Seattle Seahawks 20:25 Cardinals Odds
Mon 20 Atlanta Falcons 20:30 Seattle Seahawks Odds
Sun 26 Seattle Seahawks 16:05 49ers Odds
December 2017 (5)
Sun 3 Eagles 20:30 Seattle Seahawks Odds
Sun 10 Seattle Seahawks 13:00 Jaguars
Sun 17 Los Angeles Rams 16:05 Seattle Seahawks
Sun 24 Seattle Seahawks 16:25 Dallas Cowboys
Sun 31 Cardinals 16:25 Seattle Seahawks

Green Bay Packers – Lambeau Field

Home field advantage: 4.7 points

The church of Lambeau Field serves as the epicenter of the religion of football in the state of Wisconsin. Adherents of the Packers have turned the Green Bay franchise into one of the most storied sports teams in North America, as historic as the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Lakers and Montreal Canadians. Season tickets tend to become family heirlooms, passed along multiple generations of cheeseheads. The waiting list for season ducats is about the same as the population of Green Bay, precipitating a 30-year lineup for the honor.

Each Super Bowl win is celebrated like a family holiday.

In addition to an absolutely ravenous fanbase, Green Bay’s subject to the cold winds whipping along Lake Michigan, making it extremely unpleasant for opposing teams to visit – especially from southern U.S. climates. When the region experiences a foot of snow, fans show up early to dig Lambeau field out, forcing the other team to play in unfavorable weather. Even when the team struggles, Green Bay enjoys a healthy advantage of 4.7 points at home over the past ten years.

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August 2017 (4)
Thu 10 Eagles 9 - 24 Packers -108 -102 Odds
Sat 19 Packers 21 - 17 Redskins +145 -154 Odds
Sat 26 Packers 17 - 20 Denver Broncos +140 -149 Odds
Thu 31 Los Angeles Rams 10 - 24 Packers +135 -147 Odds
September 2017 (4)
Sun 10 Seattle Seahawks 9 - 17 Packers Odds
Sun 17 Packers 20:30 Atlanta Falcons +125 -145 Odds
Sun 24 Bengals 16:25 Packers Odds
Thu 28 Chicago Bears 20:25 Packers Odds
October 2017 (3)
Sun 8 Packers 16:25 Dallas Cowboys
Sun 15 Packers 13:00 Vikings Odds
Sun 22 Saints 13:00 Packers Odds
November 2017 (4)
Mon 6 Detroit Lions 20:30 Packers Odds
Sun 12 Packers 13:00 Chicago Bears Odds
Sun 19 Baltimore Ravens 13:00 Packers
Sun 26 Packers 20:30 Steelers Odds
December 2017 (5)
Sun 3 Buccaneers 13:00 Packers
Sun 10 Packers 13:00 Cleveland Browns
Sun 17 Packers 13:00 Panthers
Sat 23 Vikings 20:30 Packers
Sun 31 Packers 13:00 Detroit Lions

Baltimore Ravens – M&T Bank Stadium

Home field advantage: 4.6 points

Baltimore football fans definitely felt the pain when the Colts fled to Indianapolis. When the NFL returned to the city, fans chose the menacing Raven as the name, inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s time in Baltimore. The message seemed clear: nevermore would the fanbase take their beloved football franchise for granted. Over the past decade, they’ve carved the third best home advantage at 4.6 points per game, just behind the legendary Packers.

Part of Baltimore’s success revolves around a franchise which has traditionally focused on defense first, including six of the best defenses of the past thirty years. The blistering cold is the other reason why it sucks to play in Baltimore. In winter, brutally cold ocean air blasts through Chesapeake Bay, dropping the mercury to frigid levels. The Ravens have collected the second most playoff wins since 1997 partly because of their home dominance, rewarding Ravens faithful.

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August 2017 (4)
Thu 10 Redskins 3 - 23 Baltimore Ravens -120 +118 Odds
Thu 17 Baltimore Ravens 31 - 7 Miami Dolphins +135 -145 Odds
Sat 26 Buffalo Bills 9 - 13 Baltimore Ravens +165 -169 Odds
Thu 31 Baltimore Ravens 14 - 13 Saints +140 -149 Odds
September 2017 (3)
Sun 10 Baltimore Ravens 20 - 0 Bengals +125 -141 Odds
Sun 17 Cleveland Browns 13:00 Baltimore Ravens +275 -333 Odds
Sun 24 Baltimore Ravens 09:30 Jaguars
October 2017 (5)
Sun 1 Steelers 13:00 Baltimore Ravens
Sun 8 Baltimore Ravens 16:05 Oakland Raiders
Sun 15 Chicago Bears 13:00 Baltimore Ravens
Sun 22 Baltimore Ravens 13:00 Vikings
Thu 26 Miami Dolphins 20:25 Baltimore Ravens
November 2017 (3)
Sun 5 Baltimore Ravens 13:00 Tennessee Titans
Sun 19 Baltimore Ravens 13:00 Packers
Mon 27 Houston Texans 20:30 Baltimore Ravens
December 2017 (5)
Sun 3 Detroit Lions 13:00 Baltimore Ravens
Sun 10 Baltimore Ravens 20:30 Steelers
Sun 17 Baltimore Ravens 13:00 Cleveland Browns
Sat 23 Colts 16:30 Baltimore Ravens
Sun 31 Bengals 13:00 Baltimore Ravens

San Francisco 49ers – Candlestick Park & Levi’s Stadium

Home field advantage: 3.8 points

True – the San Francisco 49ers have self-destructed as a franchise over the past few years, and moved into a brand new mega-facility at Levi Stadium. These facts haven’t affected the team’s ranking as one of the most difficult places to play on the road. Despite a slew of horrible seasons, and the demise of the popular Candlestick Park, the 49ers maintain one of the best home advantages in the NFL. This makes against-the-spread wagers tricky around the North Bay region.

Usually, when a team moves into expensive new digs away from metropolitan areas, rambunctious and loyal fans who fill the cheap seats no longer have access to the game. Despite moving all the way out to Santa Clara, the 49ers still maintain a top-five home advantage over the past few seasons, which have been painful to devout San Franciscan football fans.

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August 2017 (4)
Fri 11 49ers 27 - 17 Chiefs +177 -192 Odds
Sat 19 Denver Broncos 33 - 14 49ers +140 -161 Odds
Sun 27 49ers 31 - 32 Vikings +210 -250 Odds
Thu 31 Chargers 13 - 23 49ers +175 -182 Odds
September 2017 (3)
Sun 10 Panthers 23 - 3 49ers -192 +180 Odds
Sun 17 49ers 16:25 Seattle Seahawks +520 -667 Odds
Thu 21 Los Angeles Rams 20:25 49ers Odds
October 2017 (5)
Sun 1 49ers 16:05 Cardinals Odds
Sun 8 49ers 13:00 Colts
Sun 15 49ers 13:00 Redskins Odds
Sun 22 Dallas Cowboys 16:05 49ers
Sun 29 49ers 13:00 Eagles Odds
November 2017 (3)
Sun 5 Cardinals 16:05 49ers Odds
Sun 12 New York Giants 16:25 49ers Odds
Sun 26 Seattle Seahawks 16:05 49ers Odds
December 2017 (5)
Sun 3 49ers 13:00 Chicago Bears Odds
Sun 10 49ers 13:00 Houston Texans
Sun 17 Tennessee Titans 16:25 49ers
Sun 24 Jaguars 16:05 49ers
Sun 31 49ers 16:25 Los Angeles Rams

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