How much do you think the NFL spends on defense?
We asked fans, reporters and business owners to weigh in.
The answer was surprising.
The average NFL fan spent $2,828 per game on defense.
The NFLPA spent $3,732.2 per game.
The league, which is owned by Comcast, spent $6,069 per game, according to data from Forbes.
The data also showed a slight uptick in spending.
During the 2012-2013 season, the NFLPA was responsible for nearly $1.4 billion in spending, which includes $1 billion for salaries and benefits.
For the 2013 season, it was responsible to about $1,717.6 million.
That number was down slightly from 2012, but it still came in as the league spent about $2.2 billion on defense, up from about $3.1 billion last season.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is the only member of the NFL’s ownership group that did not respond to requests for comment.
The players union, the National Football League Players Association and several other players groups, have criticized the NFL for its failure to spend more on defense in recent years.
The issue has also sparked debates about the NFL and the league’s own history of paying low salaries to players.
The problem is not limited to the NFL.
The National Football Association’s revenues and earnings increased about 3% last year and 2.2% in 2012, according the league, as did the NFL Players Association’s.
But the NFL made only about $5.6 billion last year.
The AFL, the second-biggest professional sports league, also reported a decrease in revenues and profits last year, but only 2% in 2013.
The International Football Association (IFAB), which includes the NFL, the NBA and NHL, is expected to report its third-quarter earnings later this month.