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Arizona Cardinals among the Forbes Top 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams in the World

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The Arizona Cardinals value has gone up again and they find themselves in the top 50 most valuable teams in the world.

NFL: Arizona Cardinals-Press Conference Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

After two disappointing seasons in a row, you would expect a little less growth economically from a team like the Arizona Cardinals.

However, they continue to be among the most valuable franchises in the entire world, along with just about every other NFL franchise.

The Arizona Cardinals came in 41st on Forbes 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams of 2018 list with a value of $2.15 billion, which is up 6%, even if they have not kept pace since they peaked as the 20th most valuable NFL franchise in 2015.

The Cardinals within the NFL are down to the 23rd most valuable NFL franchise, but the strong base of the NFL, the market sharing, and the TV contracts, boost the overall numbers, even in down years for certain organizations.

Here are how the NFL teams fell in the top 50 overall as well as the ranks in the NFL.

1 - Dallas Cowboys - 1st overall, $4.8 billion, 14% increase

2 - New England Patriots - 6th overall, $3.7 billion, 9% increase

3 - New York Giants - 8th overall, $3.3 billion, 6% increase

4 - Washington - 11th overall, $3.1 billion, 5% increase

5 - San Francisco 49ers - 13th overall, $3.05 billion, 2% increase

6 - Los Angeles Rams - 14th overall, $3 billion, 3% increase

7 - Chicago Bears - 17th overall, $2.85 billion, 6% increase

8 - Houston Texans - 19th overall, $2.8 billion, 8% increase

9 - New York Jets - 21th overall, $2.75 billion, 0% increase

10 - Philadelphia Eagles - 22nd overall, $2.65 billion, 6% increase

11 - Denver Broncos - 23rd overall, $2.6 billion, 8% increase

12 - Miami Dolphins - 25th overall, $2.575 billion, 8% increase

13 - Green Bay Packers - 26th overall, $2.55 billion, 9% increase

14 - Baltimore Ravens - 27th overall, $2.5 billion, 9% increase

15 - Atlanta Falcons - 29th overall, $2.475 billion, 16% increase

16 - Pittsburgh Steelers - 31st overall, $2.45 billion, 9% increase

17 - Seattle Seahawks - 32nd overall, $2.425 billion, 9% increase

18 - Minnesota Vikings - 33rd overall, $2.4 billion, 9% increase

19 - Oakland Raiders - 34th overall, $2.38 billion, 13%

20 - Indianapolis Colts - 35th overall, $2.375 billion, 3%

21 - Carolina Panthers - 36th overall, $2.3 billion, 11%

22 - Los Angeles Chargers - 38th overall, $2.275 billion, 9%

23 - Arizona Cardinals - 41st overall, $2.15 billion, 6%

24 - Kansas City Chiefs - 43rd overall, $2.1 billion, 12%

25 - Jacksonville Jaguars - 45th overall, $2.075 billion, 6%

26 - Tennessee Titans - 47th overall, $2.05 billion, 2%

27 - New Orleans Saints - 48th overall, $2 billion, 14%

28 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 49th, overall, $1.975 billion, 10%

29 - Cleveland Browns - 50th overall, $1.95 billion, 5%

30 - Cincinnati Bengals - $1.8 billion, 7%

31 - Detroit Lions - $1.7 billion, 3%

32 - Buffalo Bills - $1.6 billion, &5