You may have heard, football and food lovers, of our Stadium Food Power Rankings series, the battle to find out which NFL teams have the best stadium food. Instead of a coin toss, we're flipping burgers. Instead of flags, we're counting health code violations. And instead of referees... well, there's us.
Each week we feature at least one marquee matchup of two NFL rivals. Prior to game day, we assess the food offerings available at each team's stadium, measure them against a select list of criteria, and decide which franchise does a better job of keeping their fans satisfied… gastronomically speaking.
So far, our results have matched up with the games nine out of thirteen times. Here's the breakdown:
(Win) Week 8: Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans
(Win) Week 9: Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals
(Win) Week 10: New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons
(Loss) Week 10: Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings
(Win) Week 11: Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
(Win) Week 11: Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
(Loss) Week 12: New England Patriots vs. New York Jets
(Win) Week 13: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens
(Loss) Week 13: San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams
(Win) Week 14: Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks
(Loss) Week 14: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cleveland Browns
(Win) Week 15: Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
(Win) Week 16: Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins
This week, our final set of matchups will feature Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles va. New York Giants, and Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys. Stay tuned for who we think will take the wins.
And don’t forget to give us feedback! We’re judging based on the following criteria, and we take our food matchups seriously: Unique Items/ Variety/Presentation; Cleanliness/Preparation/Health Code Violations; Allergy-Minded Options; Healthy/Organic Options; and Most Popular Items.
Tyler Sullivan is The Daily Meal's assistant editor. Follow her on twitter @atylersullivan.