There are 32 teams in the National Football League - but there's something unique about Michigan being home to the Detroit Lions that you probably never realized.

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Considering States With NFL Teams

With 32 teams across 50 states, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that some states don't have NFL teams of their own. In fact, some of the states that are represented in the NFL have multiple teams - like California, New York and Florida hogging them with three each!

For some Americans, rooting for the nearest NFL team means rooting for an NFL team in a state other than their own.

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Among states that have NFL teams, all but one of them share a border with at least one state that doesn't. Let's take a look.

The NFL - State by State, Going by Stadium Location

Did you catch that? Michigan - with its Detroit Lions - is the only state completely surrounded by other states that also have their own NFL teams!

Michigan's bordered by Ohio (the Bengals and Browns), Indiana (the Colts), and Wisconsin (the Packers).

Amaze your friends with this little bit of trivia.

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