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 549
    Down 725
    Area code 971, Oregon, United States of America More
    78
  3. 3
    Up 643
    Down 681
    Texas, United States of America More
    75
  4. 4
    Up 566
    Down 674
    Area code 405, Oklahoma, United States of America More
    68
  5. 5
    Up 552
    Down 744
    Area codes 702 and 725, Nevada, United States of America More
    66
  6. 6
    Up 410
    Down 713
    Utah, United States of America More
    64
  7. 7
    Up 295
    Down 766
    Hawaii, United States of America More
    57
  8. 8
    Up 263
    Down 727
    Tennessee, United States of America More
    56
  9. 9
    Up 253
    Down 673
    Kentucky, United States of America More
    51
  10. 10
    Up 240
    Down 723
    Florida, United States of America More
    49
  11. 11
    Up 262
    Down 638
    Area code 505, New Mexico, United States of America More
    46
  12. 12
    Up 385
    Down 596

    ranked low on reranks
    Toronto

    Ontario, Canada More
    45
  13. 13
    Up 236
    Down 687
    Texas, United States of America More
    43
  14. 14
    Up 293
    Down 669

    ranked low on reranks
    Omaha

    Nebraska, United States of America More
    41
  15. 15
    Up 188
    Down 567
    Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska, United States of ... More
    40
  16. 16
    Up 120
    Down 520
    Silicon Valley, California, United States of America More
    37
  17. 17
    Up 173
    Down 702
    Idaho, United States of America More
    37
  18. 18
    Up 129
    Down 546
    California, United States of America More
    36
  19. 19
    Up 201
    Down 657
    Area code 614, Ohio, United States of America More
    35
  20. 20
    Up 35
    Down 159
    Area code 559, California, United States of America More
    31
    added by: EdwardLeonKillian
  21. 21
    Up 89
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    ranked low on reranks
    Richmond

    Area code 804, Virginia, United States of America More
    26
  22. 22
    Up 47
    Down 291
    Tennessee, United States of America More
    24
  23. 23
    Up 112
    Down 514
    Arkansas, United States of America More
    23
  24. 24
    Up 183
    Down 864

    new! Brooklyn

    New York More
    23
  25. 25
    Up 69
    Down 296
    Texas, United States of America More
    22
  26. 26
    Up 84
    Down 354
    Iowa, United States of America More
    21
  27. 27
    Up 87
    Down 520
    North Dakota, United States of America More
    21
  28. 28
    Up 55
    Down 215
    Area code 757, Virginia, United States of America More
    20
  29. 29
    Up 90
    Down 404
    Michigan, United States of America More
    18
  30. 30
    Up 36
    Down 200
    New Jersey, United States of America More
    18
    added by: JohnWarner
  31. 31
    Up 41
    Down 300
    Washington, United States of America More
    17
  32. 32
    Up 56
    Down 408

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sioux Falls

    South Dakota, United States of America More
    16
  33. 33
    Up 20
    Down 153

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Newark

    New Jersey, United States of America More
    16
    added by: mosquito234
  34. 34
    Up 66
    Down 97

    ranked low on reranks
    Vancouver

    Washington, United States of America More
    11
    added by: blueline3
  35. 35
    Up 39
    Down 190
    Texas, United States of America More
    4
    added by: MichaelAngwin
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