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American soccer teams in the NFL are divided into two major conferences: the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). Each conference is made up of 16 teams, subdivided into four divisions: East, North, South and West. Each has four teams.

The teams then compete within their divisions and conferences throughout the regular season to qualify for the playoffs.

The champions of each division and the American soccer teams with the best wild card campaigns advance to the playoffs, culminating in the Super Bowl, where the AFC and NFC champions face off for the NFL title.

This is a summary of how the teams are divided up during the season and how the great champions are defined. With this format in mind, we can now dedicate ourselves to finding out more about all 32 American soccer teams. Check it out!

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See the list of the 32 American soccer teams in the NFL

The NFL’s American soccer teams are:

  1. Buffalo Bills
  2. Miami Dolphins
  3. New England Patriots
  4. New York Jets
  5. Baltimore Ravens
  6. Cincinnati Bengals
  7. Cleveland Browns
  8. Pittsburgh Steelers
  9. Houston Texans
  10. Indianapolis Colts
  11. Jacksonville Jaguars
  12. Tennessee Titans
  13. Denver Broncos
  14. Kansas City Chiefs
  15. Las Vegas Raiders
  16. Los Angeles Chargers
  17. Dallas Cowboys
  18. New York Giants
  19. Philadelphia Eagles
  20. Washington Commanders
  21. Chicago Bears
  22. Detroit Lions
  23. Green Bay Packers
  24. Minnesota Vikings
  25. Atlanta Falcons
  26. Carolina Panthers
  27. New Orleans Saints
  28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  29. Arizona Cardinals
  30. Los Angeles Rams
  31. San Francisco 49ers
  32. Seattle Seahawks

This list covers all 32 NFL teams. Below, we’ve organized each of them according to their respective conferences and divisions, as well as telling you about their histories, number of titles and other curiosities.

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American Football Conference (AFC) teams

AFC East

  • Buffalo Bills
  • Miami Dolphins
  • New England Patriots
  • New York Jets

Buffalo Bills

State: New York

The Bills have never won a Super Bowl and are the only NFL team to lose four consecutive Super Bowl games. The team reached the grand final in 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993, becoming four-time AFC champions, but failed to win any of the contests.

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Miami Dolphins

State: Florida

The Dolphins have won two Super Bowls (VII and VIII) and are famous for their perfect season in 1972, becoming the first and only team in NFL history to complete an undefeated season.

Best Players
  • Dan Marino: one of the best NFL players of all time, the quarterback is a great record holder and responsible for countless Dolphins victories.
  • Larry Csonka: Fullback, an essential part of the offense in the Super Bowls of the 70s.
  • Jason Taylor: Defensive end, one of the greatest pass rushers in NFL history.

New England Patriots

State: Massachusetts

The Patriots have won six Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, LIII) and have 11 conference titles. And it’s impossible not to remember Super Bowl LI in 2016 when, under the command of Tom Brady, one of the best quarterbacks of all time, the team turned the game around against the Atlanta Falcons, recovering from a 28-3 deficit to win in overtime.

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New York Jets

State: New York

The Jets won a Super Bowl (III) in 1969, a game in which Joe Namath led the Jets to a surprising victory against the Baltimore Colts.

After years away from the playoffs, in 2010 the Jets reached the conference finals again, but lost to the Indianapolis Colts.

AFC North

  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Pittsburgh Steelers

Baltimore Ravens

State: Maryland

The Ravens have won two Super Bowls, one in 2000 and the second in 2012. Both are on the list of the franchise’s best games.

In Super Bowl XXXV (2000), the team won an incredible victory over the New York Giants, highlighting one of the best defenses in NFL history.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • State: Ohio

The Bengals have yet to win a Super Bowl, but they were AFC champions in 1981 and 1988, and in 2021 .

In their first two Super Bowl appearances, the Bengals lost to the San Francisco 49ers.

In 2021, led by Joe Burrow, one of the best quarterbacks in the game today, the team won the AFC championship, reaching Super Bowl LVI after 33 years, but lost to the Los Angeles Rams

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Cleveland Browns

  • State: Ohio

The Browns won eight NFL championships (before the Super Bowl era) in 1950, 1954, 1955 and 1964.

In this scenario, we can remember the 1964 NFL championship, a victory over the Baltimore Colts, which is still marked today as the Browns’ last title.

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • State: Pennsylvania

The Steelers have won six Super Bowls (IX, X, XIII, XIV, XL, XLIII) and have eight conference titles.

One of the most memorable moments in the history of American soccer teams is winning the Super Bowl. In 2008, the Steelers’ last victory, the franchise experienced a moment that would go down as the greatest defensive play in Super Bowl history.

Late in the second quarter, Steelers linebacker James Harrison made a crucial interception and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown, giving the Steelers a 17-7 lead at halftime.

AFC South

  • Houston Texans
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Tennessee Titans

Houston Texans

State: Texas

The Texans have yet to win a Super Bowl, but they have won 6 AFC South titles (2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019).

In the 2012 playoffs, the American soccer team won its first franchise playoff victory, beating the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card.

Another landmark game was the win against the Buffalo Bills, in 2019, in overtime in the Wild Card, where Deshaun Watson made a spectacular play to evade two defenders and complete a decisive pass.

Indianapolis Colts

State: Indiana

In 1953 the team was founded as the Baltimore Colts, but in 1984 it moved to Indianapolis and changed its name.

In terms of titles, theColts have won two Super Bowls, Super Bowl V in 1970, still as the Baltimore Colts, and Super Bowl XLI in 2006, in the “new” state. The team also has 7 conference titles.

Peyton Manning, the quarterback famous for playing for the Broncos, was responsible for giving the Colts a Super Bowl title and several division titles.

Jacksonville Jaguars

State: Florida

The Jaguars have yet to win a Super Bowl, but they have 3 division titles (1998, 1999, 2017), with several playoff appearances over the years.

One of the most memorable moments was during the 1996 season, just a year after their creation, when the Jaguars managed to reach the AFC Conference finals in just their second season in the league. However, the team lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC final.

Tennessee Titans

State: Tennessee

Like other American soccer teams, the Tennessee Titans have changed cities and names. Founded in1960 as the Houston Oilers, they moved to Tennessee in 1997.

Still in its first version, the teamwon two AFL championships (1960, 1961 as the Houston Oilers), and after the move won a conference title (1999).

Among its historic games, Super Bowl XXXIV in 1999 is one of the milestones, after all, the franchise lost in dramatic fashion to the St. Louis Rams, with the famous “One Yard Short” play, where Kevin Dyson was stopped one yard short of the end zone at the end of the game.

AFC West

  • Denver Broncos
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Las Vegas Raiders
  • Los Angeles Chargers

Denver Broncos

State: Colorado

The Broncos have won three Super Bowls (XXXII in 1997, XXXIII in 1998, L in 2015) and have eight conference titles.

On the list of unforgettable games is 1997’s Super Bowl XXXII, a victory over the Green Bay Packers that gave the Colorado team the franchise’s first Super Bowl title.

The following year, the franchise won again, this time over the Atlanta Falcons, their second consecutive Super Bowl title.

In 2015, it was Peyton Manning’s turn to lead the Bro

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Kansas City Chiefs

State: Missouri

The Chiefs have won four Super Bowls (1970, 2020, 2023 and 2024), three of them under the command of Patrick Mahomes, the team’s great star.

To celebrate this new phase, one of the most important memories for Chiefs fans is the victory in Super Bowl LIV (2019) over the San Francisco 49ers, the first Super Bowl title in 50 years.

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Las Vegas Raiders

State: Nevada

Originally founded in 1960 as the Oakland Raiders, the team moved to Los Angeles in 1982 and then to Las Vegas in 2020.

The Las Vegas Raiders have won three Super Bowls (XI in 1976, XV in 1980 and XVIII in 1983), establishing themselves as one of the NFL’s historic franchises.

Legends such as Marcus Allen, Ken Stabler and Howie Long have left a legacy with the team, marking an era with emblematic victories such as Super Bowl XVIII over the Washington Redskins.

Los Angeles Chargers

State: California

Founded in 1960 as the Los Angeles Chargers and then moving to San Diego before returning to Los Angeles in 2017, the Los Angeles Chargers are known for their strong presence on the west coast.

Although they have yet to win a Super Bowl, the Chargers have had great players such as LaDainian Tomlinson, Dan Fouts and Junior Seau, who have contributed to the team’s success over the years.

One of their most notable memories is the 2006 season, when Tomlinson set the record for most touchdowns in a single season.

National Football Conference (NFC) teams

NFC East

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • New York Giants
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Washington Commanders

Dallas Cowboys

State: Texas

The Dallas Cowboys are one of the most iconic American soccer teams in the NFL, founded in 1960 and based in the state of Texas.

The franchise has an impressive record of five Super Bowl titles (1971, 1977, 1992, 1993 and 1995), led by legends such as Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and most recently Dak Prescott.

The Cowboys are known for their vast fan base and for being a dominant team in several decades of the NFL.

New York Giants

State: New York

Founded in 1925, the New York Giants are one of the oldest franchises in the NFL.

Based in New York, the Giants have won four Super Bowl titles (1986, 1990, 2007 and 2011).

Stars like Lawrence Taylor, Eli Manning and Michael Strahan have left their mark on the team’s history.

Super Bowl XLII (2007), with its dramatic victory over the New England Patriots, in which the Giants broke the Patriots’ unbeaten streak, is one of the NFL’s most memorable games.

Philadelphia Eagles

State: Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Eagles, founded in 1933, are one of the oldest American soccer teams in the NFL, with a passionate fan base in the city of Philadelphia.

They won four NFL titles before the Super Bowl era (1948, 1949, 1960 and 1960) and won their first Super Bowl in 2017 (LII), beating the New England Patriots in a thrilling game.

The “Philly Special”, an innovative touchdown play in Super Bowl LII, has become a symbol of the Eagles’ determination and creativity.

Washington Commanders

Status: Washington, D.C.

Formerly known as the Washington Redskins, the Washington Commanders are a franchise based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1932 and with three Super Bowl titles (XVII in 1982, XXII in 1987 and XXVI in 1991).

Great players like Joe Theismann, John Riggins and Art Monk have contributed to the team’s success over the years.

When it comes to unforgettable games, Super Bowl XXII (1987), with a dominant performance by quarterback Doug Williams, is one of the most important moments in the Commanders’ history.

NFC North

  • Chicago Bears
  • Detroit Lions
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Minnesota Vikings

Chicago Bears

State: Illinois

The Chicago Bears are one of the oldest American soccer teams in the NFL, with their foundation dating back to 1919!

Based in Illinois, the Bears won nine NFL championships before the Super Bowl era (1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963 and 1985).

They won a Super Bowl title in 1985, led by the legendary “Monsters of the Midway” defense. Players like Walter Payton, Mike Ditka and Dick Butkus are icons of Bears history.

Detroit Lions

State: Michigan

Founded in 1930, the Detroit Lions are one of the NFL’s original teams. Based in Michigan, the Lions won four NFL titles before the Super Bowl era (1935, 1952, 1953 and 1957).

Although they have yet to win a Super Bowl, the franchise has had great players such as Barry Sanders, Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford.

The Lions are known for their strong fan base and the traditional Thanksgiving game, which takes place on Thanksgiving Day and is part of the culture of the city of Detroit.

Green Bay Packers

State: Wisconsin

Founded in 1919, the Green Bay Packers are one of the NFL’s most revered franchises. Based in Wisconsin, the Packers won 13 NFL championships before the Super Bowl era (1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1996 and 2010).

There have been four Super Bowl victories: 1966, 1967, 1996 and 2010.

Legends like Bart Starr, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers led the team through periods of great success.

The 1967 Ice Bowl, where the Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys in the extreme cold of minus 13ºC, is one of the most famous games in NFL history.

Minnesota Vikings

State: Minnesota

The Minnesota Vikings are also among the most famous American soccer teams in the world, and with passionate fans.

The Vikings wona pre-Super Bowl NFL championship in 1969 and have four conference titles .

Great players like Fran Tarkenton, Randy Moss and Adrian Peterson have left their mark on the team’s history.

Super Bowl IV, when the Vikings lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, and the 1998 season, when they reached the NFC Championship Game with a dominant team, are defining moments for the Vikings.

NFC South

  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Carolina Panthers
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Atlanta Falcons

State: Georgia

Founded in 1965, the Atlanta Falcons are a team based in Atlanta, Georgia, with no Super Bowl titles.

The team has won one conference title, but even with timid numbers they have a significant presence in the NFC.

The team is known for its dynamic players, such as Matt Ryan and Julio Jones, who led the Falcons to Super Bowl LI in 2017, where they lost to the New England Patriots in a dramatic comeback.

Carolina Panthers

State: North Carolina

The Carolina Panthers are a relatively young team in the NFL, founded in 1993. B

Based in North Carolina, the Panthers have won a conference title and have a competitive presence in the NFC.

Great players like Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly have led the team to outstanding seasons, including an appearance in Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004, where they lost to the New England Patriots.

New Orleans Saints

State: Louisiana

The New Orleans Saints are a franchise founded in 1967 and based in New Orleans.

The Saints won a Super Bowl title in 2009 and have a strong fan base known as “Who Dat Nation”.

Drew Brees, Reggie Bush and Michael Thomas are some of the notable players who have left their mark on Saints history.

Super Bowl XLIV, where the Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts, was an emotional moment for the city of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region in 2005.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

State: Florida

Founded in 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a team based in Tampa, Florida.

The team has won two Super Bowl titles, in 2002 and 2021, the latter under Tom Brady.

The Buccaneers’ dominant defense in Super Bowl XXXVII, which resulted in a win over the Oakland Raiders, and the victory in Super Bowl LV, hosted in their hometown, are standout moments for the franchise.

NFC West

  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Seattle Seahawks

Arizona Cardinals

State: Arizona

The Arizona Cardinals are one of the oldest American soccer teams in the NFL, founded in 1898 and originally based in Chicago before moving to St. Louis and finally to Arizona in 1988.

The Cardinals have a pre-Super Bowl NFL championship title (1947) and an appearance in Super Bowl XLIII in 2009, where they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in a thrilling game.

Great players like Larry Fitzgerald and Kurt Warner have left a lasting legacy on the franchise.

Los Angeles Rams

State: California

The Los Angeles Rams won three NFL titles before the Super Bowl era (1945, 1951 and 1955) andone Super Bowl (2021).

Players like Merlin Olsen, Eric Dickerson and Kurt Warner have been part of the Rams’ success over the years.

The Rams’ return to Los Angeles and victory in Super Bowl LVI, hosted in their SoFi stadium, are among the most memorable moments for the franchise and, of course, its fans.

San Francisco 49ers

State: California

The San Francisco 49ers are one of the NFL’s most historic franchises, founded in 1946.

Based in California, the 49ers have won five Super Bowl titles (1981, 1984, 1988, 1989 and 1994).

Great players like Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Steve Young and more recently Colin Kaepernick and Jimmy Garoppolo have led the 49ers to outstanding seasons.

Super Bowl XVI, where the 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals, was the franchise’s first Super Bowl title and marked the beginning of an era of dominance.

Seattle Seahawks

State: Washington

The Seattle Seahawks are a team founded in 1976 and based in Seattle, Washington.

The Seahawks have won a Super Bowl title (2013) and have been competitive in the NFC over the years.

Legends like Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson and the Legion of Boom (dominant defense) have contributed to the Seahawks’ success.

Super Bowl XLVIII, where the Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos with a dominant performance from their defense, is one of the most outstanding moments for the franchise.

With this list you have access to the most remarkable moments in the history of each of the 32 American soccer teams, their history, titles, best players and historic moments for each of the NFL teams.

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