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Forbes ranks NFL teams by value — Find out where 49ers and Raiders land

Aug 14, 2013, 9:58 AM PST

Levi's Stadium will open in time for the 2014 NFL season. Levi's Stadium will open in time for the 2014 NFL season.

The NFL is practically printing money right now. With football season around the corner, Forbes.com put out their annual list ranking the most valuable NFL franchises. The exact numbers on lists like this are often disputed, but as far as they can tell, the Dallas Cowboys top the list.

According to Forbes, the average value of an NFL franchise is $1.17 billion, making it the most profitable sports league in America — which isn’t exactly a surprise.

The Oakland Raiders were at the bottom of the list with an estimated value of $825 million. The San Francisco 49ers made the top 10, with a franchise value of $1.22 billion. After an appearance in last season’s Super Bowl, a 20-year, $220 million naming rights deal with Levi’s, and their new stadium opening next season, they will likely jump up the list.

Most Valuable NFL Franchises (According to Forbes):

1. Dallas Cowboys, $2.3 billion

2. New England Patriots, $1.8 billion

3. Washington Redskins, $1.7 billion

Least Valuable NFL Franchises (According to Forbes):

30. Buffalo Bills: $870 million

31. Jacksonville Jaguars: $840 million

32. Oakland Raiders: $825 million

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