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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 was a popular pick for where fans would like to see a pro football franchise spring up until the Raiders moved there in 2020. Other major Southwest cities like San Antonio, Texas, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, are in the conversation as well.

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
Texas, USA
2
Portland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Oregon, USA
3
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Oklahoma, USA
4
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Tom Derr added Missouri, USA
5
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Etolar added California, USA
6
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Florida, USA
7
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Utah, USA
8
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Hawaii, USA
9
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Nebraska, USA
10
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Kentucky, USA
11
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Virginia, USA
12
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
blueline3 added Washington, USA
13
Austin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Texas, USA
14
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
New Mexico, USA
15
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Tennessee, USA
16
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
California, USA
17
Providence is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Rhode Island, USA
18
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Wisconsin, USA
19
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Mississippi, USA
20
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added West Virginia, USA
21
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
jchriswillis added South Carolina, USA
22
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
lwp2004 added Connecticut, USA
23
Reno is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Nevada, USA
24
Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
lwp2004 added Nebraska, USA
25
Bismarck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added North Dakota, USA