The Patriots are worth $2.6 billion, according to Forbes Magazine — second only to the Dallas Cowboys, who are valued at $3.2 billion.
The Patriots generated $428 million in revenue last season, and their operating income was $147 million.
The Patriots enter the 2014 season with a 216-game sellout streak that dates to 1994, when the team still was playing at Foxboro Stadium. Patriots owner Robert Kraft also owns Gillette Stadium and its surrounding 1.3 million square feet shopping, dining and entertainment plaza, Patriot Place.
The Washington Redskins ($2.4 billion), New York Giants ($2.1 billion), Houston Texans ($1.85 billion), New York Jets ($1.8 billion), Philadelphia Eagles ($1.75 billion), Chicago Bears ($1.7 billion), San Francisco 49ers ($1.6 billion) and Baltimore Ravens ($1.5 billion) round out the top 10 most valuable NFL franchises.