Bills rank least valuable franchise according to Forbes

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Forbes released its annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises on Monday, and there's no surprise as to which team is at the top of the list.

The Cowboys, who have reached the playoffs only nine times since winning their last Super Bowl in 1995, are worth $4.8 billion, up 14 percent rise from previous year, Forbes said.

The average team is now worth $2.52 billion, according to Forbes.

Rounding out the top five are the New England Patriots ($3.7 billion), New York Giants ($3.3 billion), Washington Redskins ($3.1 billion) and San Francisco 49ers ($3.05 billion). The Atlanta Falcons are worth slightly more than Vikings, coming in at $2.48 billion with the opening of their $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The team recently wrapped up a $47 million round of renovations at Bank of America Stadium, which was part of a five-year, $87.5 million public-private financing agreement with the City of Charlotte.

The Panthers had profits of $102 million last season, Forbes said, thanks to ticket sales, merchandise sales and other revenue streams. The Jets, at $2.75 billion, came in ninth. Twenty nine National Football League teams are due to make $55 million each from the relocation fees of the Rams and Chargers to Los Angeles and Raiders to Las Vegas.