In its infancy, the NFL was known as the APFA (American Professional Football Association). The league began in 1920 with eleven teams, of which only four lasted to the end of the season. By 1922, the NFL was officially started, and today only a handful of those teams still exist: The Arizona Cardinals who began as the Chicago Cardinals, the Chicago Staleys who are now known as the Chicago Bears, and the Green Bay Packers.
Since then, dozens of teams have started as a fresh franchise, moved cities and gone defunct. Almost as convoluted as the comings and goings of NFL teams are their continuous "modernizing" of logos. While some logos stand the test of time, others are flashy and bold. If you consider yourself an elite NFL fan, then it's time to step up and see how many of these NFL teams you can identify from only a small portion of a logo. You might think it's easy enough, but remember - logos, along with their designs and colors, change often.
It's time to break the huddle and line up. We just hope you don't stumble on the five-yard line. It takes the best in the game to figure out all of these NFL logos. Are you up to the challenge?
Being founded in 1898 makes the Cardinals the oldest pro-football team in the United States.
The Bears were the victors of Super Bowl XX in 1986. It is the only Super Bowl win they have had.
The NFL Super Bowl trophy is named the Vince Lombardi Trophy. It is actually named after the Packers head coach who took home two back to back Super Bowl wins in 1966 and 1967. Lombardi was a legendary NFL coach and who was honored by being inducted into Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
The Giants officially became a part of the NFL in 1925.
The team mascot is named Roary the Lion.
The Redskins used to be called the Boston Braves, then the Boston Redskins until they were moved to D.C. where they then became the Washington Redskins.
The Eagles first regular season game was October 15th, 1933 against the New York Giants. The final score was 56-0, a big loss for the Eagles.
The Steelers lay claim to more SuperBowl championships than any other NFL franchise.
The Rams were an LA based team from 1946-1995 when the team was moved to Saint Louis. In 2016 they moved back to LA and became known again as the Los Angeles Rams again.
The 49ers first Super Bowl appearance was Super Bowl XVI in 1982. They brought home a victory against the Bengals with a final score of 26-21.
The Cleveland Browns were established as a franchise in 1946 by Arthur B. McBride and Paul Brown. Brown and McBride were chartered members of the AAFC (All-American Football Conference).
The Colts originally called Baltimore home until they were moved to Indianapolis in 1984.
Besides their NFL achievements in the league, the Cowboys are prominently known for their cheer leading squad.
The Chiefs were the first team to represent the AFL (American Football League) in the 1969 Super Bowl.
The Chargers first winning season was in 1960 with stats of 10 wins to 4 loses.
The Broncos became an established franchise of the NFL in 1959 by Bob Howsam who also was the owner of minor league baseball.
The Jets home stadium is MetLife Stadium located in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The Patriots were involved in the 2015 AFC Championship Game football tampering scandal nicknamed 'deflatgate'.
As of today they have a total of three Super Bowl wins, Super Bowl XI, XV, XVIII.
They originally were the the Tennessee Oilers instead of Titans.
The Bills were back to back AFL Champions in the years 1964 and 1965.
The team's first appearance in a Super Bowl was in Super Bowl IV where it was a 23-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The team's mascot is named Freddie the Falcon.
The Dolphins were granted a franchise in the NFL on August 16th, 1965.
The team played their first game at Tulane Stadium on September 17th, 1967.
Over the years the Bengals have drafted the most new players from Ohio State University.
Currently Pete Carroll is the Seahawks head coach.
The Buccaneers had their first winning season in the year 1979 with the stats of 10 wins to 6 loses.
The Carolina Panthers were established in 1993 as a franchise of the NFL by Jerry Richardson. Richardson is the second former professional football player to own a team in the NFL.
This team is a relatively young team in the National Football League. The Jaguars were granted franchise in the league in the year 1993.
The team actually got their name due to a telephone poll. The name 'Baltimore Ravens' was extremely popular according the results from the poll.
The current owner of the Texans is Bob McNair.