US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team Cities / Towns
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US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team

List Criteria: Only U.S. Cities

Cities that should have a football team are the populous and thriving cities across the United States that are deserving of a home National Football League team. Many of these cities have nearby teams or hosted teams in the past but none currently have an NFL team to call their own.

Of the biggest cities in America, Los Angeles is the biggest without its own NFL team and easily one of the best sports cities in the US. Sure they have the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins in NCAA Football but as of the 2012 season, no NFL team occupies the City of Angels. The Bay Area has the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers and San Diego has the Chargers but since the Rams left for St. Louis in 1995, Los Angeles has been without a pro team.

But it's not just Southern California that constantly makes the list of places that deserve an NFL team. Las Vegas, Nevada, is a popular pick for where fans would like to see a pro football franchise spring up, as are other Southwest cities like San Antonio, Texas, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Adding or moving NFL franchises is a highly debated topic on which not everyone will ever agree. Some want to see more action and closer but others argue that expansion means only more bad teams in the NFL. But what fun would sports be if fans didn't argue all the time?
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Los Angeles

    California, United States of America More
    98
  2. 2
    Up 552
    Down 732
    Area code 971, Oregon, United States of America More
    78
  3. 3
    Up 648
    Down 687
    Texas, United States of America More
    75
  4. 4
    Up 571
    Down 679
    Area code 405, Oklahoma, United States of America More
    68
  5. 5
    Up 555
    Down 750
    Area codes 702 and 725, Nevada, United States of America More
    65
  6. 6
    Up 415
    Down 716
    Utah, United States of America More
    64
  7. 7
    Up 298
    Down 772
    Hawaii, United States of America More
    57
  8. 8
    Up 264
    Down 734
    Tennessee, United States of America More
    56
  9. 9
    Up 255
    Down 679
    Kentucky, United States of America More
    51
  10. 10
    Up 242
    Down 730
    Florida, United States of America More
    48
  11. 11
    Up 265
    Down 642
    Area code 505, New Mexico, United States of America More
    46
  12. 12
    Up 387
    Down 601

    ranked low on reranks
    Toronto

    Ontario, Canada More
    44
  13. 13
    Up 237
    Down 693
    Texas, United States of America More
    43
  14. 14
    Up 294
    Down 675

    ranked low on reranks
    Omaha

    Nebraska, United States of America More
    41
  15. 15
    Up 190
    Down 572
    Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska, United States of ... More
    40
  16. 16
    Up 122
    Down 525
    Silicon Valley, California, United States of America More
    37
  17. 17
    Up 174
    Down 707
    Idaho, United States of America More
    37
  18. 18
    Up 131
    Down 551
    California, United States of America More
    36
  19. 19
    Up 204
    Down 661
    Area code 614, Ohio, United States of America More
    35
  20. 20
    Up 36
    Down 164
    Area code 559, California, United States of America More
    31
    added by: EdwardLeonKillian
  21. 21
    Up 90
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    ranked low on reranks
    Richmond

    Area code 804, Virginia, United States of America More
    26
  22. 22
    Up 48
    Down 295
    Tennessee, United States of America More
    24
  23. 23
    Up 113
    Down 518
    Arkansas, United States of America More
    23
  24. 24
    Up 184
    Down 868

    new! Brooklyn

    New York More
    23
  25. 25
    Up 70
    Down 300
    Texas, United States of America More
    22
  26. 26
    Up 85
    Down 358
    Iowa, United States of America More
    21
  27. 27
    Up 88
    Down 523
    North Dakota, United States of America More
    21
  28. 28
    Up 56
    Down 219
    Area code 757, Virginia, United States of America More
    20
  29. 29
    Up 91
    Down 408
    Michigan, United States of America More
    18
  30. 30
    Up 38
    Down 204
    New Jersey, United States of America More
    18
    added by: JohnWarner
  31. 31
    Up 43
    Down 303
    Washington, United States of America More
    17
  32. 32
    Up 58
    Down 410

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sioux Falls

    South Dakota, United States of America More
    16
  33. 33
    Up 21
    Down 156

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Newark

    New Jersey, United States of America More
    16
    added by: mosquito234
  34. 34
    Up 67
    Down 100

    ranked low on reranks
    Vancouver

    Washington, United States of America More
    11
    added by: blueline3
  35. 35
    Up 41
    Down 192
    Texas, United States of America More
    5
    added by: MichaelAngwin
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