Altogether, 15 teams are worth $1 billion; the others are Houston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Green Bay, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Denver, Pittsburgh, Miami and Carolina.
The survey is based on the 2010 season. Team values are through this year's lockout, but total revenues and profits are not.
Dallas' value increased 2 percent from last year's rankings. The biggest jump was made by the Giants, up 10 percent, after they moved into their new stadium in 2010. The Jets, who share that stadium with the Giants, were up 7 percent, as were the Super Bowl champion Packers, who are community-owned, and the San Francisco 49ers.
Eighteen teams increased in value, five remained the same -- including the Redskins -- and nine decreased in worth. Coincidentally, the biggest drop was made by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5 percent), who are owned by the Glazer family that also owns Manchester United.
True plus two of the top five are NY teams and two more are in major East Coast population centers and draw from a much larger area than the Bears. And Dallas of course is Dallas and that new stadium is in the mix.
For a Midwestern team that rents it's playing space the Bears don't do too bad.
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