NFL US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team  

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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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1,507 1,237
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
San Antonio Texas, USA

2
1,392 1,278
Portland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Portland Oregon, USA

3
1,291 1,250
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Oklahoma City Oklahoma, USA

4
961 1,312
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
789 1,425
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

6
644 1,286
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

7
703 1,275
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

8
700 1,252
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

9
635 1,328
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Orlando Florida, USA

10
578 1,343
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Memphis Tennessee, USA

11
156 64
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Tom Derr added St. Louis Missouri, USA

12
297 583
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
blueline3 added Vancouver Washington, USA

13
518 1,269
Austin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Austin Texas, USA

14
453 1,208
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

The Best NFL Stadiums

15
401 1,255
Boise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Boise Idaho, USA

16
284 825
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Des Moines Iowa, USA

17
370 1,092
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Sacramento California, USA

18
95 47
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Etolar added San Diego California, USA

19
274 1,088
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

20
441 1,171
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

21
124 220
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

The Best Dogs for First-Time Owners

22
287 973
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Little Rock Arkansas, USA

23
237 643
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

24
318 733
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Richmond Virginia, USA

25
14 28
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Brooklyn New York

26
144 387
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
kaylive added Tulsa Oklahoma, USA

27
64 135
Mobile is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Random User added Mobile Alabama, USA

28
67 185
Billings is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Billings Montana, USA

The Absolute Hottest NFL Wives

29
85 227
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Jackson Mississippi, USA

30
206 736
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
El Paso Texas, USA

31
75 270
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Anaheim California, USA

32
60 185
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Charleston West Virginia, USA

33
228 965
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Fargo North Dakota, USA

34
237 836
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Grand Rapids Michigan, USA

35
60 211
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Wichita Kansas, USA

The 35 Coolest Pools in the World

36
140 770
Sioux Falls is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Sioux Falls South Dakota, USA

37
61 172
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Buttesqauch added Cheyenne Wyoming, USA

38
84 251
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 38 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.

39
99 503
Newark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
mosquito234 added Newark New Jersey, USA

40
144 722
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Knoxville Tennessee, USA

41
143 706
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Spokane Washington, USA

42
73 198
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
lwp2004 added Hartford, CT Connecticut, USA

The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time

43
91 266
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
jchriswillis added Charleston s South Carolina, USA

44
134 574
Atlantic City is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
JohnWarner added Atlantic City New Jersey, USA

45
113 540
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
MichaelAngwin added Fort Worth Texas, USA

46
49 178
Reno is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Reno Nevada, USA

47
56 182
Barrow is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Barrow Alaska, USA - Alaska

48
58 200
Providence is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

49
94 606
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

50
83 379
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Colorado Springs Colorado, USA