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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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1,182 1,153
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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2
1,376 1,163
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
San Antonio Texas, USA

3
1,248 1,210
Portland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Portland Oregon, USA

4
869 1,237
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Salt Lake City Utah, USA

5
713 1,331
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

6
566 1,207
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

7
644 1,180
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

8
637 1,163
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

9
569 1,255
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Orlando Florida, USA

10
523 1,275
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Memphis Tennessee, USA

11
264 508
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
blueline3 added Vancouver Washington, USA

12
407 1,098
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

13
471 1,207
Austin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Austin Texas, USA

14
417 1,146
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

15
352 1,356
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Brooklyn New York

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16
256 1,023
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

17
341 1,033
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Sacramento California, USA

18
357 1,190
Boise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Boise Idaho, USA

19
254 763
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Des Moines Iowa, USA

20
256 924
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Little Rock Arkansas, USA

21
285 689
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Richmond Virginia, USA

22
90 181
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

23
204 601
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

24
60 213
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Anaheim California, USA

25
217 799
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Grand Rapids Michigan, USA

26
204 921
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Fargo North Dakota, USA

27
60 184
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Jackson Mississippi, USA

28
46 167
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Wichita Kansas, USA

29
134 677
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Knoxville Tennessee, USA

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38 89
Mobile is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Random User added Mobile Alabama, USA

31
181 697
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
El Paso Texas, USA

32
122 731
Sioux Falls is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Sioux Falls South Dakota, USA

33
127 664
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Spokane Washington, USA

34
68 216
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
GreenSushi added 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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44 136
Billings is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Billings Montana, USA

36
76 232
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
jchriswillis added Charleston s South Carolina, USA

37
43 133
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Buttesqauch added Cheyenne Wyoming, USA

38
57 169
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
lwp2004 added Hartford, CT Connecticut, USA

39
118 539
Atlantic City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
JohnWarner added Atlantic City New Jersey, USA

40
89 565
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

41
39 145
Reno is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Reno Nevada, USA

42
37 151
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Charleston West Virginia, USA

43
45 140
Barrow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Barrow Alaska, USA - Alaska

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123 357
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
kaylive added Tulsa Oklahoma, USA

45
50 172
Providence is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

46
74 339
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Colorado Springs Colorado, USA

47
70 31
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Tom Derr added St. Louis Missouri, USA

48
106 501
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
MichaelAngwin added Fort Worth Texas, USA

49
83 464
Newark is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
mosquito234 added Newark New Jersey, USA

50
41 125
Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
lwp2004 added Lincoln Nebraska, USA