League sets overall gate record

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Redskins set the NFL's
regular-season home paid attendance record for the fifth
consecutive year, the league announced Monday.

The Redskins, whose 91,665-seat stadium is the largest in the
NFL, drew 707,920 fans -- an average of 88,490 -- for eight home
games. The New York Giants (629,874) were second, followed by the
Kansas City Chiefs (623,264) and New York Jets (622,985).

Overall, the league had another record year at the gate, setting
a record mark for the third straight season. NFL paid attendance
for all games -- including exhibitions and playoffs -- was
21,708,624, an increase of nearly 70,000 over the previous record
of 21,639,040 in 2003.

NFL regular season games drew 17,000,811 fans, or an average of
66,409 per game.