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NFL power rankings: Where the teams stand to start 2019 season

The 100th NFL season is soon to kick off with the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears on Thursday night.

And football has never been worth more money.

The last three NFL team purchases have exceeded a billion dollars each. Last year, David Tepper bought the Carolina Panthers for $2.32 billion.

On Wednesday, Forbes magazine published its yearly valuations for each NFL team. Forbes takes into account revenue and operating income from last season and the overall equity plus net debt.