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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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1,208 1,181
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
1,288 1,223
Portland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Portland Oregon, USA

3
1,402 1,187
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
San Antonio Texas, USA

4
890 1,257
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
731 1,353
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

6
586 1,229
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

7
660 1,204
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

8
655 1,186
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

9
584 1,273
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Orlando Florida, USA

10
533 1,292
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Memphis Tennessee, USA

11
271 525
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
blueline3 added Vancouver Washington, USA

12
370 1,202
Boise is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Boise Idaho, USA

13
481 1,222
Austin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Austin Texas, USA

14
414 1,120
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

15
421 1,166
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

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264 776
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Des Moines Iowa, USA

17
359 1,374
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Brooklyn New York

18
259 1,041
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

19
346 1,051
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Sacramento California, USA

20
89 38
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Tom Derr added St. Louis Missouri, USA

21
265 939
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Little Rock Arkansas, USA

22
294 702
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Richmond Virginia, USA

23
214 611
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

24
95 193
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

25
50 149
Billings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Billings Montana, USA

26
46 100
Mobile is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Random User added Mobile Alabama, USA

27
66 194
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Jackson Mississippi, USA

28
61 228
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Anaheim California, USA

29
51 178
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Wichita Kansas, USA

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209 933
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Fargo North Dakota, USA

31
128 741
Sioux Falls is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Sioux Falls South Dakota, USA

32
219 810
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Grand Rapids Michigan, USA

33
48 143
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Buttesqauch added Cheyenne Wyoming, USA

34
43 161
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Charleston West Virginia, USA

35
135 689
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Knoxville Tennessee, USA

36
185 708
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
El Paso Texas, USA

37
88 471
Newark is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
mosquito234 added Newark New Jersey, USA

38
128 677
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Spokane Washington, USA

39
71 227
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 39 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.

40
79 241
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
jchriswillis added Charleston s South Carolina, USA

41
61 175
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
lwp2004 added Hartford, CT Connecticut, USA

42
123 548
Atlantic City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
JohnWarner added Atlantic City New Jersey, USA

43
131 363
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
kaylive added Tulsa Oklahoma, USA

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89 578
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

45
40 155
Reno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Reno Nevada, USA

46
46 152
Barrow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Barrow Alaska, USA - Alaska

47
51 180
Providence is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

48
76 350
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Colorado Springs Colorado, USA

49
107 512
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
MichaelAngwin added Fort Worth Texas, USA

50
33 141
Bismarck is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Bismarck North Dakota, USA