Colts rank as NFL’s 12th most valuable franchise, says Forbes

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INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 20, 2014) – The Indianapolis Colts are the 12th most valuable franchise in the National Football League.

That’s according to Forbes, which said the franchise is worth $1.4 billion—on par with the league’s average value of $1.43 billion.

The publication said the Colts had a revenue of $285 million in 2013 and an operating income of $61 million.

The Denver Broncos ranked just ahead of the Colts in the 11th spot. They’re valued at $1.45 billion.

Valued at $3.2 billion, the Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable franchise in the league for the eighth straight year. The only sports team in the world more valuable than Dallas’ franchise is soccer powerhouse Real Madrid ($3.4 billion).

The New England Patriots ($2.6 billion), Washington Redskins ($2.4 billion), New York Giants ($2.1 billion) and Houston Texans ($1.85 billion) round out the top five.

The Buffalo Bills ($935 million) and St. Louis Rams ($930 million) ranked 31st and 32nd respectively, making them the league’s least valuable franchises.

Source: Forbes