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This is a list of NFL cities and metropolitan areas in the United States categorized by the number of overall major professional sports franchises in their metropolitan areas.

The most commonly accepted definition of a "major" professional league is often termed the "Big Four", which includes the top four professional sports organizations; the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and and the National Hockey League. This list includes teams from those four leagues.

Among all 32 NFL teams, the Green Bay Packers are based in the smallest U.S. market, ranking 139th in the country. In comparison, the city of New Orleans ranks a spot above Green Bay for 31st in population, having the 51st highest population in the country. Green Bay is joined by Jacksonville as the only city to have an NFL-exclusive team among the "big four" sports leagues.

List of NFL cities by number of major professional sports franchises
List rankings is based on United States census populations
City Rank NFL MLB NBA NHL
New York City 1 Giants helmet New York Giants
Jets helmet New York Jets
New York Mets
New York Yankees
New York Knicks
Brooklyn Nets
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Los Angeles 2 Chargers helmet Los Angeles Chargers
Rams helmet Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Kings
Anaheim Ducks
Chicago 3 Bears helmet Chicago Bears Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox
Chicago Bulls Chicago Blackhawks
Baltimore-Washington, DC Area 4 Ravens helmet Baltimore Ravens
Redskins helmet Washington Redskins
Baltimore Orioles
Washington Senators
Washington Wizards Washington Capitals
San Francisco Bay Area 5 49ers helmet San Francisco 49ers
Raiders helmet Oakland Raiders
San Francisco Giants
Oakland Athletics
Golden State Warriors San Jose Sharks
Boston 6 Patriots helmet New England Patriots Boston Red Sox Boston Celtics Boston Bruins
Dallas 7 Cowboys helmet Dallas Cowboys Texas Rangers Dallas Mavericks Dallas Stars
Philadelphia 8 Eagles helmet Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia Flyers
Houston 9 Texans helmet Houston Texans Houston Astros Houston Rockets
Atlanta 10 Falcons helmet Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Braves Atlanta Hawks
Miami 11 Dolphins helmet Miami Dolphins Miami Marlins Miami Heat Florida Panthers
Detroit 12 Lions helmet Detroit Lions Detroit Tigers Detroit Pistons Detroit Red Wings
Phoenix 13 Cardinals helmet Arizona Cardinals Arizona Diamondbacks Phoenix Suns Arizona Coyotes
Seattle 14 Seahawks helmet Seattle Seahawks Seattle Mariners
Minneapolis-St. Paul 15 Vikings helmet Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Twins Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Wild
Denver 16 Broncos helmet Denver Broncos Colorado Rockies Denver Nuggets Colorado Avalanche
Cleveland 19 Browns REAL helmet Cleveland Browns Cleveland Indians Cleveland Cavaliers
Tampa Bay 20 Buccaneers helmet Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Lightning
Pittsburgh 22 Steelers helmet Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Penguins
Charlotte 24 Panthers helmet Carolina Panthers Charlotte Hornets
Cincinnati 26 Bengals helmet Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Reds
Kansas City 27 Chiefs helmet Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Royals
Indianapolis 28 Colts helmet Indianapolis Colts Indiana Pacers
Nashville 36 Titans helmet Tennessee Titans Nashville Predators
Jacksonville 42 Jaguars helmet Jacksonville Jaguars
Buffalo 47 Bills helmet2 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Sabres
New Orleans 51 Saints helmet New Orleans Saints New Orleans Pelicans
Green Bay 139 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers

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