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
1,511 1,240
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
San Antonio Texas, USA

2
1,393 1,282
Portland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Portland Oregon, USA

3
1,293 1,253
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Oklahoma City Oklahoma, USA

4
967 1,313
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
791 1,427
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

6
645 1,288
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

7
703 1,278
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

8
702 1,254
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

9
637 1,330
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Orlando Florida, USA

10
578 1,346
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Memphis Tennessee, USA

11
158 65
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
299 584
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
blueline3 added Vancouver Washington, USA

13
520 1,270
Austin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Austin Texas, USA

14
453 1,211
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
402 1,257
Boise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Boise Idaho, USA

16
286 828
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Des Moines Iowa, USA

17
371 1,094
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Sacramento California, USA

18
97 48
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
275 1,089
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
442 1,172
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
124 222
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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22
288 975
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Little Rock Arkansas, USA

23
237 645
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

24
16 29
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Brooklyn New York

25
320 734
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Richmond Virginia, USA

26
145 388
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
kaylive added Tulsa Oklahoma, USA

27
66 136
Mobile is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Random User added Mobile Alabama, USA

28
68 186
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
86 228
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Jackson Mississippi, USA

30
207 737
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
El Paso Texas, USA

31
76 271
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Anaheim California, USA

32
62 186
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Charleston West Virginia, USA

33
229 966
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Fargo North Dakota, USA

34
61 212
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Wichita Kansas, USA

35
238 837
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Grand Rapids Michigan, USA

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36
141 770
Sioux Falls is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Sioux Falls South Dakota, USA

37
62 173
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Buttesqauch added Cheyenne Wyoming, USA

38
86 251
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
101 503
Newark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
mosquito234 added Newark New Jersey, USA

40
144 724
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Knoxville Tennessee, USA

41
144 707
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Spokane Washington, USA

42
74 199
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
lwp2004 added Hartford, CT Connecticut, USA

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43
92 267
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
135 575
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
115 540
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
50 179
Reno is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Reno Nevada, USA

47
60 200
Providence is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

48
57 183
Barrow is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Barrow Alaska, USA - Alaska

49
94 608
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

50
84 380
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Colorado Springs Colorado, USA