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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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1,209 1,182
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
1,289 1,224
Portland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Portland Oregon, USA

3
1,404 1,188
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
San Antonio Texas, USA

4
891 1,258
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
733 1,353
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

6
586 1,230
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

7
660 1,205
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

8
656 1,186
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

9
584 1,274
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Orlando Florida, USA

10
534 1,292
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Memphis Tennessee, USA

11
271 526
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
blueline3 added Vancouver Washington, USA

12
371 1,202
Boise is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Boise Idaho, USA

13
481 1,223
Austin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Austin Texas, USA

14
415 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 1,167
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

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264 777
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Des Moines Iowa, USA

17
360 1,374
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Brooklyn New York

18
260 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
347 1,051
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Sacramento California, USA

20
90 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
266 939
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Little Rock Arkansas, USA

22
294 703
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Richmond Virginia, USA

23
214 612
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

24
96 193
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

25
50 150
Billings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Billings Montana, USA

26
67 194
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Jackson Mississippi, USA

27
46 101
Mobile is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Random User added Mobile Alabama, USA

28
62 228
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Anaheim California, USA

29
51 179
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Wichita Kansas, USA

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209 934
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Fargo North Dakota, USA

31
128 742
Sioux Falls is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Sioux Falls South Dakota, USA

32
219 811
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Grand Rapids Michigan, USA

33
48 144
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Buttesqauch added Cheyenne Wyoming, USA

34
43 162
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Charleston West Virginia, USA

35
135 690
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Knoxville Tennessee, USA

36
186 709
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
El Paso Texas, USA

37
88 472
Newark is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
mosquito234 added Newark New Jersey, USA

38
128 678
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Spokane Washington, USA

39
71 228
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
79 242
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
123 549
Atlantic City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
JohnWarner added Atlantic City New Jersey, USA

42
61 176
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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132 363
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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90 578
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

45
41 155
Reno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Reno Nevada, USA

46
47 152
Barrow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Barrow Alaska, USA - Alaska

47
51 181
Providence is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

48
77 350
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Colorado Springs Colorado, USA

49
107 513
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
33 142
Bismarck is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Bismarck North Dakota, USA