Forbes: Bengals one of least valuable franchises in NFL

Credit: John Boyle

Credit: John Boyle

Following an impressive 33-13 season-opening win in Oakland, the Cincinnati Bengals began the day ranked seventh in the NFL in total offense and third in total defense.

But when it comes to the balance sheet instead of the stat sheet, the showing is not as strong.

On Forbes list off the most valuable NFL franchises, the Bengals rank 29th out of 32 teams with an estimated worth of $1.445 billion.

The Dallas Cowboys topped the list at $4 billion, with the New England Patriots ($3.2 billion), Washington Redskins ($2.85 billion), New York Giants ($2.8 billion) and San Francisco 49ers ($2.7 billion) rounding out the top five.

The Cleveland Browns were 25th ($1.5 billion).

Click here to read the article on how the worth of each franchise was figured, and to see where each of the 32 teams ranked.

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