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National Football League Team Profiles

America's Favorite Pastime

by Mark Zurlo

With millions of fans across the globe, football has become one of the world's most popular sports, and has (arguably) replaced baseball as America's favorite pastime. Want to learn more about your favorite NFL team? Check out these team profiles.

American Football Conference
Eastern Division North Division South Division West Division
Buffalo Bills Baltimore Ravens Houston Texans Denver Broncos
Miami Dolphins Cincinnati Bengals Indianapolis Colts Kansas City
New England Patriots Cleveland Browns Jacksonville Jaguars Oakland Raiders
New York Jets Pittsburgh Steelers Tennessee Titans San Diego Chargers
National Football Conference
Eastern Division North Division South Division West Division
Dallas Cowboys Chicago Bears Atlanta Falcons Arizona Cardinals
New York Giants Detroit Lions Carolina Panthers St. Louis Rams
Philadelphia Eagles Green Bay Packers New Orleans Saints San Francisco
Washington Redskins Minnesota Vikings Tampa Bay Buccaneers Seattle Seahawks

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills

  • Founded: 1960
  • Owner: Ralph Wilson
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 4: XXV (1991 Giants 20, Bills 19), XXVI (1992 Redskins 37, Bills 24), XXVII (1993 Cowboys 52, Bills 17), XXVIII (1994 Cowboys 30 Bills 13)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 0
  • Hall of Fame Players: Joe DeLamielleure ’03, Jim Kelly ’02, Marv Levy ’01 (coach), James Lofton ’03, Billy Shaw ’99, O.J. Simpson ’99, Thurman Thomas ’07
  • Stadium: Ralph Wilson Stadium, 1973
  • Fun Fact: The Bills are the only team to win four consecutive Conference Championships. Unfortunately for Bills fans, none of those championships resulted in a Super Bowl win.
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Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens

  • Founded: 1996 (Originally Cleveland Browns 1946—1995)
  • Owner: Steve Bisciotti
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 1: XXXV (2001 Ravens 34, Giants 7)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 1: XXXV (2001)
  • Hall of Fame Players: None
  • Stadium: M&T Bank Stadium, 1998
  • Fun Fact: When the Ravens moved to Baltimore from Cleveland following the 1995 season, fans were asked to choose between three possible names for the team: the Marauders, the Americans, and the Ravens. The winning name alludes to a work by famous poet Edger Allan Poe, who lived in the city for much of his life. Despite playing in Cleveland from 1946-1995, the team's history did not move with it, for the NFL considers 1996 the franchise's first year in existence.
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Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns

  • Founded: 1946 (Moved to Baltimore in 1996, reinstated in 1999)
  • Owner: Randy Lerner
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 0
  • Super Bowl Wins: 0
  • Hall of Fame Players: Doug Atkins ’82, Jim Brown ’71, Paul Brown ’67 (coach/owner), Willie Davis ’81, Len Dawson ’87, Joe DeLamielleure ’03, Len Ford ’76, Frank Gatski ’85, Otto Graham ’65, Lou Groza ’74, Gene Hickerson ’07, Henry Jordan ’95, Leroy Kelly ’94, Dante Lavelli ’75, Mike McCormack ’84, Tommy McDonald ’98, Bobby Mitchell ’83, Marion Motley ’68, Ozzie Newsome ’99, Paul Warfield ’83, Bill Willis ’77
  • Stadium: Cleveland Browns Stadium, 1999
  • Fun Facts: In 2006, Bizjournal conducted a study to determine which team had the NFL's most loyal fans based on a number of factors, including attendance at games, game-day weather, and the team's success on the field. Browns fans earned the top spot.
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Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Founded: 1968
  • Owner: Mike Brown
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 2: XVI (1982 49ers 26, Bengals 21), XXIII (1989 49ers 20, Bengals 16)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 0
  • Hall of Fame Players: Charlie Joiner ’96, Anthony Muñoz ’98, Paul Brown ’67 (coach/owner)
  • Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium, 2000
  • Fun Fact: Paul Brown, the founder of the Bengals, also founded and coached the Cleveland Browns. When he sold his ownership stake in the Browns, he was fired as coach. As an insult to new Cleveland owner Art Modell, Brown chose the same shade of orange used by the Browns as the Bengals primary colors.
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Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos

  • Founded: 1960
  • Owner: Pat Bowlen
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 6: XII (1978 Cowboys 27, Broncos 10), XXI (1987 Giants 39, Broncos 20), XXII (1988 Redskins 42, Broncos 10), XXIV (1990 49ers 55, Broncos 10), XXXII (1998 Broncos 31, Packers 24), XXXIII (1999, Broncos 34, Falcons 19)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 2: XXXII (1998), XXXIII (1999)
  • Hall of Fame Players: Willie Brown ’84, Tony Dorsett ’94, John Elway ’04, Gary Zimmerman ’08
  • Stadium: Investco Field at Mile High, 2001
  • Fun Fact: After leading the Broncos to their first two championships, quarterback John Elway retired as Super Bowl MVP following the 1998 season.
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Houston Texans

Houston Texans

  • Founded: 2002
  • Owner: Bob McNair
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 0
  • Super Bowl Wins: 0
  • Hall of Fame Players: None
  • Stadium: Reliant Stadium, 2002
  • Fun Fact: The Texans became only the second expansion team to win their first game, defeating the intra-state rival Dallas Cowboys 19-10 on September 8, 2002. The team scored its first touchdown on only the third play from scrimmage.
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Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts

  • Founded: 1953
  • Owner: Jim Irsay
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 3: III (1969 Jets 17, Colts 7), V (1971 Colts 16, Cowboys 13), XLI (2007 Colts 29, Bears 17)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 1: XLI (2007)
  • Hall of Fame Players: Raymond Berry ’73, George Blanda ’81, Eric Dickerson ’99, Art Donovan ’68, Weeb Ewbank ’78 (coach), Ted Hendricks ’90, John Mackey ’92, Gino Marchetti ’72, Lenny Moore ’75, Jim Parker ’73, Joe Perry ’69, Don Shula ’97 (coach), Y.A. Tittle ’71, Johnny Unitas ’79
  • Stadium: RCA Dome, 1984
  • Fun Fact: The Colts moved from Baltimore to Indianapolis in 1984. The city of Baltimore had threatened to seize the team by eminent domain if owner Bob Irsay attempted to relocate, so Irsay began moving the team using Mayflower shipping trucks at 2AM on March 29th without alerting anyone outside the front office, including the players.
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Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Founded: 1995
  • Owner: Wayne Weaver
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 0
  • Super Bowl Wins: 0
  • Hall of Fame Players: None
  • Stadium: ALLTEL Stadium, 1995
  • Fun Fact: The Jaguars, along with the Carolina Panthers, a fellow 1995 expansion team, reached the conference championship game in only their second season.
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Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Founded: 1960 (Originally the Dallas Texans)
  • Owner: The Hunt Family
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 2: I (1967 Packers 35, Chiefs 10), IV (1970 Chiefs 23, Vikings 7)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 1: IV (1970)
  • Hall of Fame Players: Marcus Allen ’03, Bobby Bell ’83, Junious "Buck" Buchanan ’90, Len Dawson ’87, Lamar Hunt ’82 (owner), Willie Lanier ’86, Marv Levy ’01 (coach), Joe Montana ’00, Warren Moon ’06, Jan Stenerud ’91, Hank Stram ’03, Mike Webster ’97, Emmitt Thomas ’08
  • Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium, 1972
  • Fun Fact: Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt also helped create the American Football League, which would later merge with the NFL, and Major League Soccer. Hunt would own FC Dallas and the Columbus Crew of the MLS in addition to the Chiefs until his death in 2006.
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Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins

  • Founded: 1966
  • Owner: H. Wayne Huizenga
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 5: IV (1972 Cowboys 24, Dolphins 3), VII (1973 Dolphins 14, Redskins 7), VIII (1974 Dolphins 24, Vikings 7), XVII (1983 Redskins 27, Dolphins 17), XIX (1985 49ers 38, Dolphins 16)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 2: VII (1973), VIII (1974)
  • Hall of Fame Players: Nick Buoniconti ’01, Larry Csonka ’87, Bob Griese ’90, Jim Langer ’87, Larry Little ’93, Dan Marino ’05, Don Shula ’97 (coach), Dwight Stephenson ’98, Thurman Thomas ’07, Paul Warfield ’83
  • Stadium: Dolphins Stadium, 1987
  • Fun Fact: The Dolphins completed the NFL's only undefeated season in 1972, winning Super Bowl VII to finish 17—0.
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New England Patriots

New England Patriots

  • Founded: 1960
  • Owner: Robert Kraft
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 5: XX (1986 Bears 46, Patriots 10), XXXI (1997 Packers 35, Patriots 21), XXXVI (2002 Patriots 20, Rams 17), XXXVIII (2004 Patriots 32, Panthers 29), XXXIX (2005 Patriots 24, Eagles 21), XLII (2008 Patriots 14, Giants 17)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 3: XXXVII (2002), XXXVIII (2004), XXXIX (2005)
  • Hall of Fame Players: John Hannah ’91, Mike Haynes ’97, Nick Buoniconti ’01, Andre Tippett ’08
  • Stadium: Gillette Stadium, 2002
  • Fun Fact: In addition to Gillette Stadium, the Patriots have played home games at Boston University's Nickerson Field (1960—62), Fenway Park (1963—68), Boston College's Alumni Stadium (1969), Harvard Stadium (1970), and Foxboro Stadium (1971—2001).
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New York Jets

New York Jets

  • Founded: 1960 (Originally New York Titans)
  • Owner: Woody Johnson
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 1: III (1969 Jets 16, Colts 7)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 1: III (1969)
  • Hall of Fame Players: Weeb Ewbank ’78, Ronnie Lott ’00, Don Maynard ’87, Joe Namath ’85, John Riggins ’92, Art Monk ’08
  • Stadium: Giants Stadium, 1984
  • Fun Fact: The Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III in what is considered one of the greatest upsets in sports history. The week preceding the game was highlighted by quarterback Joe Namath's guarantee of a Jets victory.
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Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders

  • Founded: 1960
  • Owner: Al Davis
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 5: II (1968 Packers 33, Raiders 14), XI (1977 Raiders 32, Vikings 14), XV (1981 Raiders 27, Eagles 10), XVIII (1984 Raiders 38, Redskins 9), XXXVII (2004 Buccaneers 48, Raiders 21)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 3, XI (1977), XV (1981), XVIII (1984)
  • Hall of Fame Players: Marcus Allen ’03, Fred Biletnikoff ’88, George Blanda ’81, Bob "Boomer" Brown ’04, Willie Brown ’84, Dave Casper ’02, Al Davis ’92 (owner), Eric Dickerson ’99, Mike Haynes ’97, Ted Hendricks ’90, James Lofton ’03, Howie Long ’00, Ronnie Lott ’00, John Madden ’06 (coach), Ron Mix ’79, Jim Otto ’80, Art Shell ’89, Gene Upshaw ’87
  • Stadium: McAfee Stadium, 1966
  • Fun Fact The Raiders were originally set to be called the Oakland Señors, but the name did not receive a warm reception, the owners changed the name to "Raiders."
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Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Founded: 1933 (Originally Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Owner: Dan Rooney
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 6: IX (1975 Steelers 16, Vikings 6), X (1976 Steelers 21, Cowboys 17), XIII (1979 Steelers 35, Cowboys 31), XIV (1980 Steelers 31, Rams 19), XXX (1996 Cowboys, 27, Steelers 17), XL (2006 Steelers 21, Seahawks 10)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 5, IX (1975), X (1976), XIII (1979), XIV (1980), XL (2006)
  • Hall of Fame Players: Bert Bell ’63, Mel Blount ’89, Terry Bradshaw ’89, Len Dawson ’87, Bill Dudley ’66, Joe Greene ’87, Jack Ham ’88, Franco Harris ’90, John Henry Johnson ’87, Walt Kiesling ’66, Jack Lambert ’90, Bobby Layne ’67, Marion Motley ’68, Chuck Noll ’93 (coach), Art Rooney ’64 (owner), Dan Rooney ’00 (owner), John Stallworth ’02, Ernie Stautner ’69, Lynn Swann ’01, Mike Webster ’97
  • Stadium: Heinz Field, 2001
  • Fun Fact: In 1938 the then Pirates signed Byron White to what was, at the time, the largest contract in NFL history. White would only play one season with the team, and would later go on to become a Supreme Court Justice.
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San Diego Chargers

San Diego Chargers

  • Founded: 1960
  • Owner: Alex Spanos
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 1 : XXIX (1995 49ers 49, Chargers 26)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 0
  • Hall of Fame Players: Lance Alworth ’78, Dan Fouts ’93, Sid Gillman ’83 (coach), Charlie Joiner ’96, Deacon Jones ’80, Larry Little ’93, John Mackey ’92, Ron Mix ’79, Johnny Unitas ’79, Kellen Winslow ’95, Fred Dean ’08
  • Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium, 1967
  • Fun Fact: In 1981, the Chargers defeated the Miami Dolphins 41–38 in a divisional playoff game that became known as "The Epic in Miami." The game featured 85-degree temperatures and high humidity, and ended with some players being carried off the field following the winning field goal. The next weekend, the Chargers faced the Cincinnati Bengals in an AFC Championship game that became known as "The Freezer Bowl." The game, a 27–7 Bengals win, featured a wind-chill factor of negative 59 degrees.
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Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans

  • Founded: 1960 (Originally Houston Oilers)
  • Owner: Bud Adams
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 1 : XXXIV (2000 Rams 23, Titans 16)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 0
  • Hall of Fame Players: Elvin Bethea ’03, George Blanda ’81, Earl Campbell ’91, Dave Casper ’02, Sid Gillman ’93 (coach), Ken Houston ’86, John Henry Johnson ’87, Charlie Joiner ’96, Bruce Matthews ’07, Warren Moon ’06, Mike Munchak ’01
  • Stadium: LP Field, 1999
  • Fun Fact: The Titans moved from Houston to Tennessee in 1997, when they played a season as the Tennessee Oilers in Memphis. The next season they moved to their new stadium in Nashville and became the Titans.
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National Football Conference


Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals

  • Founded: 1920 (Also played in Chicago and St. Louis)
  • Owner: Bill Bidwill
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 0
  • Super Bowl Wins: 0
  • Hall of Fame Players: Charles Bidwill ’67 (owner), Guy Chamberlin ’65, Jimmy Conzelman ’64 (coach), Dan Dierdorf ’96, John "Paddy" Driscoll ’65, Walt Kiesling ’66, Earl "Curly" Lambeau ’63 (coach/owner), Dick "Night Train" Lane ’74, Ollie Matson ’72, Don Maynard ’87, Ernie Nevers ’63, Jackie Smith ’94, Jim Thorpe ’63, Charley Trippi ’68, Roger Wehrli ’07, Larry Wilson ’78
  • Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium, 2006
  • Fun Fact: The Cardinals are the oldest proffesional football club in America, begining as the Morgan Athletic Club in Chicago in 1898. They were later known as the Racine Normals and the Racine Cardinals (Racine being the street they played on in Chicago). When another Cardinals football team was founded in Racine, Wisconsin in 1920, the team changed its name to the Chicago Cardinals.
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Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons

  • Founded: 1966
  • Owner: Arthur Blank
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 1: XXXIII (1999 Broncos 34, Falcons 19)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 0
  • Hall of Fame Players: Eric Dickerson ’99, Tommy McDonald ’98
  • Stadium: Georgia Dome, 1992
  • Fun Facts: Falcons owner Arthur Blank is the co-founder of The Home Depot.
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Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers

  • Founded: 1995
  • Owner: Jerry Richardson
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 1: XXXVIII (2004 Patriots 32, Panthers 29)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 0
  • Hall of Fame Players: Reggie White ’06
  • Stadium: Bank of America Stadium, 1996
  • Fun Fact: The first player ever cut by the Panthers was Bill Goldberg, who would later become one of the world's best-known and successful professional wrestlers.
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Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears

  • Founded: 1920
  • Owner: Virginia Halas McCaskey
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 2: XX (1986 Bears 46, Patriots 10), XLI (2007 Colts 29, Bears 17)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 1: XX (1986)
  • Hall of Fame Players: Doug Atkins ’82, Charles Bidwill ’67 (owner), George Blanda ’81, Dick Butkus ’79, Guy Chamberlin ’65, George Connor ’75, Jimmy Conzelman ’64 (coach), Mike Ditka ’88, John "Paddy" Driscoll ’65, Jim Finks ’95 (administrator), Dan Fortmann ’65, Bill George ’74, Harold "Red" Grange ’63, George Halas ’63 (owner/coach), Dan Hampton ’02, Ed Healey ’64, Bill Hewitt ’71, Stan Jones ’91, Bobby Layne ’67, Sid Luckman ’65, William Roy "Link" Lyman ’64, George McAfee ’66, George Musso ’82, Bronko Nagurski ’63, Alan Page ’88, Walter Payton ’93, Gale Sayers ’77, Mike Singletary ’98, Joe Stydahar ’67, George Trafton ’64, Clyde "Bulldog" Turner ’66
  • Stadium: Soldier Field, 1971
  • Fun Fact: In 1921, Bears owner and founder George Halas discovered that rival Green Bay had illegally played three college players, including Notre Dame's Harry Anderson. Halas had hoped to sign Anderson upon the completion of his college career, and he felt Green Bay now had a distinct advantage in negotiating with the player. Halas pointed out the Packers rule violations to the NFL, and the team was temporarily removed from the league. The team was reinstated in 1922, but not before Chicago had successfully signed Anderson.
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Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys

  • Founded: 1960
  • Owner: Jerry Jones
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 8: V (1971 Colts 16, Cowboys 13), VI (1972 Cowboys 24, Dolphins 3), X (1976 Steelers 21, Cowboys 17), XII (1978 Cowboys, 27, Broncos 10), XIII (1979 Steelers 35, Cowboys 31), XXXVII (1993 Cowboys 52, Bills 17), XXVIII (1994 Cowboys 30, Bills 12), XXX (1996 Cowboys 27, Steelers 17)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 5: VI (1972), XII (1978), XXXVII (1993), XXVIII (1994), XXX (1996)
  • Hall of Fame Players: Herb Adderley ’80, Troy Aikman ’06, Lance Alworth ’78, Mike Ditka ’88, Tony Dorsett ’94, Forrest Gregg ’77, Michael Irvin ’07, Tom Landry ’90 (coach), Bob Lilly ’80, Tommy McDonald ’98, Mel Renfro ’96, Tex Schramm ’91 (administrator), Jackie Smith ’94, Roger Staubach ’85, Randy White ’94, Rayfield Wright ’06
  • Stadium: Texas Stadium, 1971
  • Fun Fact: From 1966 to 1985, the Cowboys completed 20 consecutive winning seasons, an NFL record.
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Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions (Originally Portsmouth Spartans)

  • Founded: 1930
  • Owner: William Clay Ford, Sr.
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 0
  • Super Bowl Wins: 0
  • Hall of Fame Players: Lem Barney ’92, Jack Christiansen ’70, Earl "Dutch" Clark ’63, Lou Creekmur ’96, Bill Dudley ’66, Frank Gatski ’85, John Henry Johnson ’87, Dick "Night Train" Lane ’74, Yale Lary ’79, Bobby Layne ’67, Ollie Matson ’72, Hugh McElhenny ’70, Barry Sanders ’04, Charlie Sanders ’07, Joe Schmidt ’73, Doak Walker ’86, Alex Wojciechowicz ’68
  • Stadium: Ford Field, 2002
  • Fun Fact: In 1932, the then Portsmouth Spartans defeated the defending champion Packers 19—0 in what is now known as the "iron man" game. Spartans coach Potsy Clark did not make any substitutions during the game, meaning 11 players played every offensive, defensive, and special teams play. The Spartans would move to Detroit and become the Lions two years later.
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Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers

  • Founded: 1919
  • Owner: Green Bay Packers Foundation
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 4: I (1967 Packers 35, Chiefs 10), II (1968 Packers 33, Raiders 14), XXXI (1997 Packers 35, Patriots 21), XXXII (1998 Broncos 31, Packers 24)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 3: I (1967), II (1968), XXXI (1997)
  • Hall of Fame Players: Herb Adderley ’80, Tony Canadeo ’74, Willie Davis ’81, Len Ford ’76, Forrest Gregg ’77, Ted Hendricks ’90, Arnie Herber ’66, Clarke Hinkle ’64, Paul Hornung ’86, Robert "Cal" Hubbard ’66, Don Hutson ’63, Henry Jordan ’95, Earl "Curly" Lambeau ’63 (owner/coach), James Lofton ’03, Vince Lombardi ’71 (coach), John "Blood" McNally ’63, Mike Michalske ’64, Ray Nitschke ’78, Jim Ringo ’81, Bart Starr ’77, Jan Stenerud ’91, Jim Taylor ’76, Emlen Tunnell ’67, Reggie White ’06, Willie Wood ’89
  • Stadium: Lambeau Field, 1957
  • Fun Fact: The Packers are the country's only community owned professional sports team. The team has 111,967 share holders who collectively own 4,750,925 shares in the team.
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Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings

  • Founded: 1961
  • Owner: Zygi Wilf
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 4: IV (1970 Chiefs 23, Vikings 7), VIII (1974 Dolphins 21, Vikings 7), IX (1975 Steelers 16, Vikings 6), XI (1977 Raiders 32, Vikings 14)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 0
  • Hall of Fame Players: Dave Casper ’02, Carl Eller ’04, Jim Finks ’95, Bud Grant ’94, Paul Krause ’98, Jim Langer ’87, Hugh McElhenny ’70, Warren Moon ’06, Alan Page ’88, Jan Stenerud ’91, Fran Tarkenton ’86, Ron Yary ’01, Gary Zimmerman ’08
  • Stadium: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, 1982
  • Fun Fact: After being awarded an NFL expansion team in 1960, ownership chose the "Vikings" nickname as a nod to Minnesota's large Scandinavian-American population.
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New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints

  • Founded: 1967
  • Owner: Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 0
  • Super Bowl Wins: 0
  • Hall of Fame Players: Doug Atkins ’82, Earl Campbell ’91, Jim Finks ’95 (administrator), Hank Stram ’03, Jim Taylor ’76
  • Stadium: Louisiana Superdome, 1975
  • Fun Fact: After undergoing a $185 million post-Hurricane Katrina renovation, the Saints returned to the Superdome on September 25, 2006 to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 23-3. The team had played its home games in Baton Rouge and San Antonio the prior season.
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New York Giants

New York Giants

  • Founded: 1961
  • Owner: John Mara and Steve Tisch
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 4: XXI (1987 Giants 39, Broncos 20), XXV (1991 Giants 20, Bills 19), XXXV (2001 Ravens 34, Giants 7), XLII (2008 Giants 17, Patriots 14)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 3: XXI (1987), XXV (1991), XLII (2008)
  • Hall of Fame Players: Morris "Red" Badgro ’81, Roosevelt "Rosey" Brown ’75, Harry Carson ’06, Larry Csonka 87, Benny Friedman ’05, Frank Gifford ’77, Joe Guyon ’66, Mel Hein ’63, Wilbur "Pete" Henry ’63, Arnie Herber ’66, Clarke Hinkle ’64, Robert "Cal" Hubbard ’63, Sam Huff ’82, Tom Landry (coach) ’90, Alphonse "Tuffy" Leemans ’78, Vince Lombardi ’71, Tim Mara ’63 (owner), Wellington Mara ’97 (owner), Don Maynard ’87, Hugh McElhenny ’70, Steve Owen ’66, Andy Robustelli ’71, Ken Strong ’67, Fran Tarkenton ’86, Lawrence Taylor ’99, Jim Thorpe ’63, Y.A. Tittle ’71, Emlen Tunnell ’67, Arnie Weinmeister ’84
  • Stadium: Giants Stadium, 1976
  • Fun Fact: The Giants new stadium, which is planned to open in 2010, is currently projected to cost $1.4 billion. The team is privately financing the stadium along with the New York Jets, who will be co-tenants.
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Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Founded: 1933
  • Owner: Jeffrey Lurie
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 2: XV (1981 Raiders 27, Eagles 10), XXXIX (2005 Patriots 24, Eagles 21)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 0
  • Hall of Fame Players: Chuck Bednarik ’67, Bert Bell ’63 (owner), Bob "Boomer" Brown ’04, Mike Ditka ’88, Bill Hewitt ’71, Sonny Jurgensen ’83, James Lofton ’03, Ollie Matson ’72, Tommy McDonald ’98, Earle "Greasy" Neale ’69 (coach), Pete Pihos ’70, Jim Ringo ’81, Norm Van Brocklin ’71, Steve Van Buren ’65, Reggie White ’06, Alex Wojciechowicz ’68, Art Monk ’08
  • Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field, 2003
  • Fun Fact: During World War II, many NFL teams faced player shortages, and the Eagles were no exception. In 1943, they were forced to merge with the Pittsburgh Steelers, becoming the Phil-Pitt Steagles (although they were officially referred to simply as the "Eagles" with no city designation). The alliance only lasted one season, as Philadelphia was able to field a full team the next season. The Steelers, however, would go on to merge with the Chicago Cardinals for the 1944 season.
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San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers

  • Founded: 1946
  • Owner: Denise DeBartolo York and John York
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 5: XVI (1982 49ers 26, Bengals 21), XIX (1985 49ers 38, Dolphins 16), XXIII (1989 49ers 20, Bengals 16), XXIV (1990 49ers 55, Broncos 10), XXIX (1995 49ers 49, Chargers 26)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 5: XVI (1982), XIX (1985), XXIII (1989), XXIV (1990), XXIX (1995)
  • Hall of Fame Players: Jimmy Johnson ’94, John Henry Johnson ’87, Ronnie Lott ’00, Hugh McElhenny ’70, Joe Montana ’00, Leo Nomellini ’69, Joe Perry ’69, O.J. Simpson ’85, Bob St. Clair ’90, Y.A. Tittle ’71, Bill Walsh ’93 (coach), Dave Wilcox ’00, Steve Young ’05, Fred Dean ’08
  • Stadium: Monster Park, 1971
  • Fun Fact: The 49ers are currently the only NFL team to have appeared in two or more Super Bowls without a loss, for they are 5—0.
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Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks

  • Founded: 1976
  • Owner: Paul Allen
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 1: XL (2006 Steelers 21, Seahawks 10)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 0
  • Hall of Fame Players: Carl Eller ’04, Franco Harris ’90, Steve Largent ’95, Warren Moon ’06
  • Stadium: Quest Field, 2002
  • Fun Fact: The Seahawks have switched conferences twice. They began in the NFC West division in 1976 but were moved to the AFC West after just one season. In 2002, they were returned to the NFC West as part of the NFL's divisional realignment.
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St. Louis Rams

St. Louis Rams

  • Founded: 1936 (Also played in Cleveland and Los Angeles)
  • Owner: Georgia Frontiere and Stan Kroenke
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 3: XIV (1980 Steelers 31, Rams 19), XXXIV (2000 Rams 23, Titans 16), XXXVI (2002 Patriots 10, Rams 17)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 1: XXXIV (2000)
  • Hall of Fame Players: Carl Eller ’04, Franco Harris ’90, Steve Largent ’95, Warren Moon ’06
  • Stadium: Edward Jones Dome, 1995
  • Fun Fact: The Rams became the NFL's first West Coast-based team when they moved from Cleveland to Los Angeles in 1946.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Founded: 1976
  • Owner: Malcolm Glazer
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 1: XXXVII (2003 Buccaneers 48, Raiders 21)
  • Super Bowl Wins: 1: XXXVII (2003)
  • Hall of Fame Players: Lee Roy Selmon ’95, Steve Young ’05
  • Stadium: Raymond James Stadium, 1998
  • Fun Fact: The Buccaneers lost the first 26 regular season games in which they played, winning their first game in their third season against the New Orleans Saints.
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Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins (Originally Boston Braves)

  • Founded: 1932
  • Owner: Dan Snyder
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 5: VII (1973 Dolphins 14, Redskins 7), XVII (1983 Reskins 27, Dolphins 17), XVIII (1984 Raiders 38, Redskins 9), XXII (1988 Redskins 42, Broncos 10), XXVI (1992 Redskins 37, Bills 24),
  • Super Bowl Wins: 3: XVII (1983), XXII (1988), XXVI (1992)
  • Hall of Fame Players: George Allen ’02 (coach), Cliff Battles ’68, Sammy Baugh ’63, Bill Dudley ’66, Albert Glen "Turk" Edwards ’69, Ray Flaherty ’76, Joe Gibbs ’96 (coach), Ken Houston ’86, Sam Huff ’82, Deacon Jones ’80, Stan Jones ’91, Sonny Jurgensen ’83, Paul Krause ’98, Earl "Curly" Lambeau ’63 (coach/owner), Vince Lombardi ’71 (coach), George Preston Marshall ’63 (owner), Wayne Millner ’68, Bobby Mitchell ’83, John Riggins ’92, Charley Taylor ’84, Art Monk ’08
  • Stadium: FedEx Field, 1997
  • Fun Fact: The Redskins are rated by Forbes Magazine to be the country's most valuable sports franchise, with a value of $1.432 billion.
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