What’s the NFL without a little friendly competition? From the NFL’s opening games to the Super Bowl, it’s safe to say that we get our fair share of tense games and one-sided defeats every season. In the most fined teams list is our very own Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
But while competition is nice, it goes without saying that plenty of us can get caught up in the annoyance of poor plays and the exhilaration of potential victory. Sometimes, things can get a little heated amongst the fans and on the field. And sometimes even in practice.
So, to find out just which NFL teams get the most frustrated and receive the most fines as a result, Gambling.com analyzed the NFL’s Fines and Suspension Data from the past five seasons. They then calculated just how much each NFL team has had to pay for on-field incidents. Some of these fines were levied by the league and some were by the teams.
The most fined NFL teams in 2022
With the most recent Super Bowl having just wrapped up, there’s no better place to start looking at fines than with last year’s NFL season.
At the top of our list sit the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers were hit with $196,480 in fines. This is mainly because players like T.J. Watt and Myles Jack were fined 13,621 each for making obscene gestures mid-game.
In second, closely behind the Steelers, is the Denver Broncos, which racked up $187,565 in financial penalties. Despite not being top of the list, Broncos outside linebacker Randy Gregory earned a hefty fine of $50,000 for fighting on the field. At least he was trying to give Broncos fans something interesting to watch.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, receiving $135,905 in fines, come in third. Tampa’s total is a substantial drop compared to the Steelers and Broncos but still fairly high. Without Tom Brady next year, some frustration may kick in and fines could climb. The Cincinnati Bengals came in fourth, with $118,959 in fines.
Fifth is the Dallas Cowboys. No strangers to fines, the Cowboys accumulated monetary penalties totaling $95,500, with their most notable fine being given to Dak Prescott for an overly enthusiastic celebration.