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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1,242 1,218
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
1,339 1,249
Portland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Portland Oregon, USA

3
1,440 1,210
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
San Antonio Texas, USA

4
917 1,284
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
754 1,386
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

6
605 1,257
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

7
677 1,235
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

8
673 1,213
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

9
602 1,300
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Orlando Florida, USA

10
552 1,314
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Memphis Tennessee, USA

11
282 552
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
blueline3 added Vancouver Washington, USA

12
385 1,224
Boise is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Boise Idaho, USA

13
114 45
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Tom Derr added St. Louis Missouri, USA

14
495 1,242
Austin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Austin Texas, USA

15
428 1,144
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

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16
435 1,184
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

17
272 796
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Des Moines Iowa, USA

18
265 1,061
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
356 1,071
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Sacramento California, USA

20
273 954
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Little Rock Arkansas, USA

21
301 718
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Richmond Virginia, USA

22
223 627
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

23
110 205
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

24
3 8
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Brooklyn New York

25
55 117
Mobile is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Random User added Mobile Alabama, USA

26
74 210
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Jackson Mississippi, USA

27
56 168
Billings is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Billings Montana, USA

28
68 249
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Anaheim California, USA

29
216 948
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Fargo North Dakota, USA

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53 195
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Wichita Kansas, USA

31
221 825
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Grand Rapids Michigan, USA

32
131 756
Sioux Falls is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Sioux Falls South Dakota, USA

33
50 172
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Charleston West Virginia, USA

34
53 158
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Buttesqauch added Cheyenne Wyoming, USA

35
369 1,391
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Brooklyn New York

36
192 721
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
El Paso Texas, USA

37
136 705
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Knoxville Tennessee, USA

38
91 485
Newark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
mosquito234 added Newark New Jersey, USA

39
134 690
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Spokane Washington, USA

40
83 252
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
74 241
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 41 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.

42
127 557
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
64 186
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
lwp2004 added Hartford, CT Connecticut, USA

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135 374
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
kaylive added Tulsa Oklahoma, USA

45
91 589
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

46
73 31
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Etolar added San Diego California, USA

47
42 167
Reno is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Reno Nevada, USA

48
80 363
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Colorado Springs Colorado, USA

49
48 164
Barrow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Barrow Alaska, USA - Alaska

50
52 191
Providence is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA