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Raiders Named Least Valuable Franchise In NFL; Niners Among Top 10

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – As in the standings, the Bay Area’s football teams are moving in opposite directions on Forbes’ annual list of the most valuable franchises in The National Football League.

The San Francisco 49ers have moved into the top ten among the NFL’s franchises, while the Raiders are now dead last among the 32 teams.

According to Forbes, the 49ers are now worth $1.2 Billion after brining in $255 million in revenue in 2012. In the rankings, the team fell just short of the Baltimore Ravens, as they did during last year’s Super Bowl.

Finishing dead last in the league were the Oakland Raiders, with an estimated value of $825 million. Raider nation had an operating revenue last year of $229 million. They finished just behind the Jacksonville Jaguars. Both teams are regularly mentioned as franchises that could be on the move in the future.

The 32 teams in the NFL are all worth—on average—$1.17 billion. That’s actually up 5 percent from last year.

The Dallas Cowboys top the list followed by the Patriots, Redskins, New York Giants and Texans.

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