Geographic Proof There Is Only One NFL Team In New York
The Buffalo Bills will hit the road this Sunday to take on AFC East rival the Jets and of course, this will spark up the debate of how many NFL teams are from New York.
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As we know, the NFL likes to think that there are three NFL teams that call New York home, but if you look at the location of the stadium where each team calls home, you will find that there is only one team that is actually in New York.
Take a peek at the Google Map location of Highmark Stadium, the home of the Buffalo Bills.
You can see plain as day that Highmark Stadium is well within the borders of New York State. Sure it is close to Canada, but it is in New York State.
OK, now let's look at the Google Map location for Metlife Stadium, home of the Jets and Giants.
While the stadium is close to being in New York, you will notice the boundary line of New Jersey East of the stadium, which means that the stadium is in NEW JERSEY!!
Now, some NFL teams represent more than just a city. The Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings both represent states and their stadiums are located in the state they represent.
The New England Patriots represent a region but their stadium is located in that region.
The New York Jets and Giants represent New York but have their stadium in New Jersey. Yea, that doesn't make sense.
If fact, some of the fans of the teams wanted to sue the NFL to make them change their name to New Jersey to reflect that their stadium is in Jersey.
So while the Jets and Giants claim to be New York teams, we all know that there is only one NFL team in New York State and that is the Buffalo Bills.