NFL US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team  

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List Rules Only U.S. Cities

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

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

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1,340 1,309
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Oklahoma City Oklahoma, USA

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Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

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Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Salt Lake City Utah, USA

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

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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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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Orlando Florida, USA

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Omaha is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Tom Derr added St. Louis Missouri, USA

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Memphis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Memphis Tennessee, USA

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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Etolar added San Diego California, USA

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Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
blueline3 added Vancouver Washington, USA

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Austin Texas, USA

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Columbus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

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Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Sacramento California, USA

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Boise is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Boise Idaho, USA

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San Jose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Des Moines Iowa, USA

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Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

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Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Brooklyn New York

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

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

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

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

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Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Anaheim California, USA

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El Paso is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
El Paso Texas, USA

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

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

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Billings is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Billings Montana, USA

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Jackson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Jackson Mississippi, USA

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Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Newark is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
mosquito234 added Newark New Jersey, USA

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

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Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Knoxville Tennessee, USA

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Fargo North Dakota, USA

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Charleston is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Charleston West Virginia, USA

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Spokane is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Spokane Washington, USA

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Sioux Falls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Sioux Falls South Dakota, USA

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Hartford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
lwp2004 added Hartford, CT Connecticut, USA

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Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
MichaelAngwin added Fort Worth Texas, USA

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Atlantic City is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
JohnWarner added Atlantic City New Jersey, USA

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Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Buttesqauch added Cheyenne Wyoming, USA

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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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Fresno is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

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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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Bismarck is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Bismarck North Dakota, USA

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Barrow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Barrow Alaska, USA - Alaska

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Charleston is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
jchriswillis added Charleston s South Carolina, USA