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Of course big cities like New York and Miami have NFL teams, but there are plenty of other cities that should have a football team! The places on this list 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.

For years, Los Angeles was the biggest city without its own NFL team. In 2016, however, the Rams moved back to LA, and in no time, the Chargers announced a move from San Diego to the City of Angels. With that, Los Angeles became easily one of the best sports cities in the US. Which other burgs around America deserve to enjoy a similar NFL renaissance?

After all, it's not just Southern California that constantly made the list of places that deserve an NFL team. Las Vegas 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? Which cities and states without NFL teams do you think should be on top of the list? Make your voice heard here!

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Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Oklahoma City Oklahoma, USA

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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
San Antonio Texas, USA

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+ - 1,217 1,195
Portland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Portland Oregon, USA

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+ - 847 1,219
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Salt Lake City Utah, USA

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+ - 697 1,306
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

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+ - 555 1,179
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

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+ - 630 1,153
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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+ - 619 1,141
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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+ - 554 1,231
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Orlando Florida, USA

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+ - 508 1,257
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Memphis Tennessee, USA

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+ - 252 486
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Vancouver Washington, USA

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+ - 399 1,073
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

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+ - 464 1,187
Austin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Austin Texas, USA

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+ - 412 1,122
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

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Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Brooklyn New York

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+ - 246 1,003
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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+ - 333 1,014
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Sacramento California, USA

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+ - 345 1,172
Boise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Boise Idaho, USA

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Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Des Moines Iowa, USA

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Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Little Rock Arkansas, USA

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Richmond is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Richmond Virginia, USA

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Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Anaheim California, USA

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Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Grand Rapids Michigan, USA

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Fargo North Dakota, USA

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+ - 55 167
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Jackson Mississippi, USA

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+ - 43 151
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Wichita Kansas, USA

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Mobile is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Mobile Alabama, USA

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Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Knoxville Tennessee, USA

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El Paso is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
El Paso Texas, USA

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Sioux Falls is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Sioux Falls South Dakota, USA

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Spokane is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Spokane Washington, USA

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Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Raleigh North Carolina, USA - North Carolina has a population of 10 million, so another team in the second-largest (and fastest-growing metro area) would work great.

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Billings is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Billings Montana, USA

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+ - 70 218
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Charleston s South Carolina, USA

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+ - 39 122
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Cheyenne Wyoming, USA

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+ - 87 554
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Fresno California, USA

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+ - 34 138
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Charleston West Virginia, USA

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+ - 121 346
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Tulsa Oklahoma, USA

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+ - 52 161
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Hartford, CT Connecticut, USA

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+ - 110 530
Atlantic City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Atlantic City New Jersey, USA

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+ - 34 137
Reno is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Reno Nevada, USA

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+ - 39 131
Barrow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Barrow Alaska, USA - Alaska

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+ - 44 164
Providence is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

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Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Fort Worth Texas, USA

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+ - 68 330
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Colorado Springs Colorado, USA

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+ - 37 114
Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Lincoln Nebraska, USA

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+ - 36 172
South Bend is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
South Bend Indiana, USA

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+ - 26 125
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Rochester New York, USA