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Giants, Jets rank high in Forbes NFL valuations

Both New York football teams cracked the top 10 of Forbes' 18th annual NFL team valuations. The list released yesterday has the Giants as the fourth most valuable franchise, while the Jets are two spots behind in sixth.

Under the ownership of John Mara and Steve Tisch, Big Blue was valued at $2.8 billion. Woody Johnson's Jets came in at $2.6 billion. Both teams trailed by about $1 billion the league's top valued franchise, the Dallas Cowboys, which Forbes valued at $4 billion.

This marks the ninth straight year Jerry Jones' franchise is the most valuable in football, and the first time since 2007 that the Cowboys also hold the title as the most valuable franchise in professional sports.

The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots came in second at $3.2 billion, followed by the Washington Redskins in third at $2.85 billion.

The 49ers saw their valuation jump by 69% and into fifth place at $2.7 billion, in part due to the team's relocation to revenue rich Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, last season, Forbes said.

Rounding out the top 10 after Gang Green were the Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers.

According to Forbes, the average NFL team is worth $2 billion, a 38% increase from a year ago.

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