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A measure of the Packers' popularity

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If you arrived at this story by way of a Google search, well you're not alone.

When it comes to the Green Bay Packers and the popular Internet search engine, they are second to only one NFL team.

The data comes from Nate Silver's website, FiveThirtyEight.com, which measured the most popular teams in the four major North American sports leagues (the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball), plus the CFL and a soccer leagues MLS, Liga MX and the English Premier League by the number of Google searches they generate.

When it came to the NFL, only the Dallas Cowboys generated more hits via Google searches than the Packers.

Both teams, according to the study, trailed the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, who ranked first and second, respectively. The Cowboys were third overall followed by the Los Angeles Lakers and then the Packers.

NFL teams occupied the next four spots. Coming in just behind the Packers were the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears.