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How would Longhorns stack up? Texans fans aren't as Twitter-happy as Cowboys in NFL excitement gauge

How would Longhorns stack up? Texans fans aren't as Twitter-happy as Cowboys in NFL excitement gauge

When the Texans score a touchdown, the team's Twitterati fans turn to tweeting the joyous news.

But apparently, not nearly as much as Cowboys, Eagles, Lions, and Saints diehards.

Rice University's SportsSense, the program that measures NFL excitement levels based on the tweet frequency and subject matter, has released mid-season enthusiasm stats — and during Texans games, our hometown team's popularity ranks a dismal 19th out of 32 on the list.

Our metropolitan neighbors to the north are the home to the most tweeted NFL team during game action. Cowboys fans averaged 12 tweets per second during a game, totaling 1.1 million for the first half of the season.

The Philadelphia Eagles followed the Cowboys' lead, at 11 tweets per second. The Detroit Lions, tied with the New Orleans Saints, rounded out the top three spots with an average of nine tweets per second.

We wonder where the Texas Longhorns would stack up against other colleges. Opposable thumbs, activate.

View the complete list:

  1. Cowboys
  2. Eagles
  3. Lions
  4. Saints
  5. Colts
  6. Steelers
  7. Jets
  8. Ravens
  9. Bears
  10. Giants
  11. Redskins
  12. Packers
  13. Patriots
  14. Raiders
  15. Dolphins
  16. Falcons
  17. Bills
  18. Rams
  19. Texans
  20. Vikings
  21. Broncos
  22. Panthers
  23. Chiefs
  24. Chargers
  25. 49ers
  26. Browns
  27. Cardinals
  28. Titans
  29. Bengals
  30. Seahawks
  31. Jaguars
  32. Buccaneers
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Are Texans fans not nearly as excited as Cowboys fans? Ask Twitter. Photo via YouTube/Rice University