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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 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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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Texas, USA
2
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Oklahoma, USA
3
Portland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Oregon, USA
4
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Hawaii, USA
5
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Utah, USA
6
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Tom Derr added Missouri, USA
7
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Etolar added California, USA
8
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Florida, USA
9
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Kentucky, USA
10
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
New Mexico, USA
11
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Nebraska, USA
12
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Tennessee, USA
13
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
blueline3 added Washington, USA
14
Boise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Idaho, USA
15
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Iowa, USA
16
Austin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Texas, USA
17
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Ohio, USA
18
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Virginia, USA
19
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
California, USA
20
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Wisconsin, USA
21
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska
22
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Silicon Valley, California, USA
23
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Arkansas, USA
24
Providence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Rhode Island, USA
25
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Virginia, USA