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By PFW staff

All 32 NFL teams made the Forbes list of the "World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams," led by the Cowboys, worth $1.81 billion.

Jerry Jones' team was second overall on the list behind Manchester United. Other NFL teams in the top 10 include the Redskins (No. 4, $1.55 billion), the Patriots (No. 6, $1.37 billion), the Giants (No. 8, $1.18 billion), the Texans (No. 9, $1.17 billion) and the Jets (No. 10, $1.14 billion).

The rest of the NFL rankings are as follows: Eagles (No. 11, $1.12 billion), Ravens (No. 12, $1.07 billion), Bears (No. 14, $1.07 billion), Broncos (No. 15, $1.05 billion), Colts (No. 16, $1.04 billion), Panthers (No. 17, $1.04 billion), Buccaneers (No. 18, $1.03 billion), Packers (No. 20, $1.02 billion), Browns (No. 21, $1.02 billion), Dolphins (No. 22, $1.01 billion), Steelers (No. 23, $996 million), Titans (No. 24, $994 million), Seahawks (No. 25, $989 million), Chiefs (No. 27, $965 million), Saints (No. 28, $955 million), 49ers (No. 29, $925 million), Cardinals (No. 30, $919 million), Chargers (No. 32, $907 million), Bengals (No. 33, $905 million), Falcons (No. 35, $831 million), Lions (No. 36, $817 million), Bills (No. 39, $799 million), Rams (No. 40, $779 million), Vikings (No. 41, $774 million), Raiders (No. 43, $758 million), Jaguars (No. 45, $725 million),

According to Forbes, the league's TV revenue has jumped 700 percent over the past 25 years, allowing teams to divide $3.8 billion annually under the current broadcast contract.

The Glazer family, which owns the Buccaneers, also owns Manchester United. Stan Kroenke, who owns the Rams, also owns Arsenal (No. 7, $1.18 billion). Soccer has eight teams on the list. Barcelona, the defending European champion and widely considered the top club in the world, ranks No. 26 at $975 million. There are 19 NFL teams ranked above it.

Of the four major sports in America, the sport with the next most teams on the list was Major League Baseball with six teams. After the Yankees (No. 3, $1.7 billion), the next highest MLB team is the Red Sox (No. 31, $912 million). That means that 23 NFL teams are valued higher than the second highest MLB team.

The NFL's least valuable team, the Jaguars, is worth more than the NBA's most valuable team, the Knicks (No. 47, $655 million).

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