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Forbes has its annual list of the values of all 32 NFL franchises. The NFC South has two teams that are worth more than $1 billion.

If you’re just going by recent on-field performance, you might be shocked at which two division teams are worth more than $1 billion.

The Carolina Panthers are No. 16 at $1.048 billion, a five-percent increase over last year. The Panthers haven’t had a winning season since 2008, but they do have some pretty good equity built up in a privately-held stadium that opened in 1996.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have been inconsistent and struggled at the box office in recent years, are just two spots behind the Panthers. The Bucs are valued at $1.033 billion, a five-percent increase over last year.

Surprisingly the NFC South teams that have won big in recent years are valued at less than $1 billion.

The New Orleans Saints came in at No. 23 with a $971 million value, a one-percent increase over last year. The Atlanta Falcons came in at No. 28. They’re valued at $837 million, a three-percent increase over last year. If the Falcons do get that new stadium with a retractable roof, I think they’ll easily make the leap over the $1 billion line.

For the record, the Jacksonville Jaguars came in at No. 32 with a $770 million value. The Dallas Cowboys were No. 1 at $2.1 billion.

Bucs and Panthers on a steady rise in value, both with a 5% increase over last year.

Falcons with a 3% increase, Saints with a 1% increase.

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Of which team do you speak?

None in particular and I didn't mean solely funded by the taxpayer, but just from the article:

Here's what Forbes said of the Niners..

The 49ers broke ground in April on a new $1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara that the team expects to be ready for the 2014 season. The city will own the stadium and borrow $850 million to build it. The debt is expected to be paid off by selling seat licenses, stadium naming rights and rent paid by the 49ers. The new stadium will have 68,500 seats and 165 luxury suites. The value of the 49ers is up 19% versus last year.

Here's what they said of the Vikings.

The Vikings are getting a new $975 million stadium that will be financed with $477 million from the team and the NFL, $348 million from the state and $150 million from the city of Minneapolis. The team, currently near the bottom of the NFL in stadium revenue, could generate an additional $40 million a year from the new venue. The value of the team rose a league-high 22% thanks to the new stadium deal.

I'm assuming all the newer stadiums give a large bump to Forbes team values as they look at stadium revenue. It appears the teams that also utilize PSL's benefited the most, naturally.

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