Football Teams

    Football teams have existed at a professional level since the American Professional Football Association began playing in 1920. Football Almanac is pleased to present this comprehensive football team menu which will take you to a team page where comprehensive team rosters and player stats can be found.

"Football isn't necessarily won by the best players. It's won by the the team with the best attitude." - Washington Redskins Coach George Allen
Football Teams
A Team-By-Team Historical Analysis

Attendance - Rosters - Schedules - Statistics - Uniforms

Baltimore Ravens
1996 - present

Chicago Bears
1922 - present
   Chicago Staleys
   1921 - 1921
   Decatur Staleys
   1920 - 1920

Cincinnati Bengals
1968 - present
Detroit Lions
1934 - present
   Portsmouth Spartans
   1930 - 1933

Cleveland Browns
1950 - present
   Cleveland Browns
   1946 - 1949

Green Bay Packers
1921 - present
Pittsburgh Steelers
1940 - present
   Pittsburgh Pirates
   1933 - 1939
Minnesota Vikings
1961 - present
Houston Texans
2002 - present
Atlanta Falcons
1966 - present
Indianapolis Colts
1984 - present
   Baltimore Colts
   1953 - 1983
Carolina Panthers
1995 - present
Jacksonville Jaguars
1995 - present
New Orleans Saints
1967 - present
Tennessee Titans
1999 - present
   Tennessee Oilers
   1997 - 1998
   Houston Oilers
   1960 - 1996
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1976 - present
Buffalo Bills
1960 - present
Dallas Cowboys
1960 - present
Miami Dolphins
1966 - present
New York Giants
1925 - present
New England Patriots
1972 - present
   Boston Patriots
   1960 - 1971
Philadelphia Eagles
1933 - present

New York Jets
1963 - present
   New York Titans
   1960 - 1962

Washington Redskins
1937 - present
   Boston Redskins
   1933 - 1936
   Boston Braves
   1932 - 1932

Denver Broncos
1960 - present

Arizona Cardinals
1994 - present
   Phoenix Cardinals
   1988 - 1993
   St. Louis Cardinals
   1960 - 1987
   Chicago Cardinals
   1920 - 1959

Kansas City Chiefs
1963 - present
   Dallas Texans
   1960 - 1962

San Francisco 49ers
1946 - present

Oakland Raiders
1995 - present
   Los Angeles Raiders
   1982 - 1984
   Oakland Raiders
   1960 - 1981

Seattle Seahawks
1976 - present

San Diego Chargers
1961 - present
   Los Angeles Chargers
   1960 - 1960

St. Louis Rams
1995 - present
   Los Angeles Rams
   1946 - 1994
   Cleveland Rams
   1937 - 1942 | 1944 - 1945

Defunct Football Teams
A Team-By-Team Historical Analysis

Attendance - Rosters - Schedules - Statistics - Uniforms

Akron Indians
1926 - 1926
   Akron Pros
   1920 - 1925

Kenosha Maroons
1924 - 1924

Baltimore Colts
1946 - 1950

Los Angeles Buccaneers
1926 - 1926

Boston Bulldogs
1929 - 1929
   Pottsville Maroons
   1925 - 1928

Los Angeles Dons
1946 - 1949

Boston Yanks
1944 - 1948

Louisville Colonels
1921 - 1926

Brooklyn Dodgers
1946 - 1948

Miami Seahawks
1946 - 1946

Brooklyn Lions
1926 - 1926

Milwaukee Badgers
1922 - 1926

Brooklyn Tigers
1930 - 1944

Minneapolis Red Jackets
1921 - 1930

Buffalo Bills
1946 - 1949

Muncie Flyers
1920 - 1921

Buffalo Bisons
1920 - 1929

New York Brickley Giants
1921 - 1921

Canton Bulldogs
1920 - 1926

New York Yankees
1927 - 1928

Chicago Hornets
1949 - 1949
   Chicago Rockets
   1946 - 1948

New York Yankees
1946 - 1949

Chicago Tigers
1920 - 1920

New York Yanks
1949 - 1951

Dallas Texans
1952 - 1952

Newark Tornadoes
1929 - 1930

Dayton Triangles
1920 - 1929

Oorang Indians
1922 - 1923

Detroit Heralds
1920 - 1920

Providence Steam Roller
1925 - 1931

Detroit Panthers
1925 - 1926

Racine Tornadoes
1922 - 1926

Detroit Tigers
1921 - 1921

Rochester Jeffersons
1920 - 1925

Detroit Wolverines
1928 - 1928

Rock Island Independents
1920 - 1925

Duluth Eskimos
1923 - 1927

St. Louis All-Stars
1923 - 1923

Evansville Crimson Giants
1921 - 1922

St. Louis Gunners
1934 - 1934

Frankford Yellow Jackets
1924 - 1931

Staten Island Stapletons
1929 - 1932

Hammond Pros
1920 - 1926

Toledo Maroons
1922 - 1923

Hartford Blues
1926 - 1926

Tonawanda Kardex
1921 - 1921

Kansas City Cowboys
1924 - 1926

Washington Senators
1921 - 1921

Football Teams Historical Analysis by Football Almanac


The opening quote on this football team menu talked about attitude and Buffalo Bills linebacker Ray Bentley agreed saying, "Every team in the NFL has talent, but attitude is the biggest thing that counts. That and playing together as a team. If you can capture that feeling, then you'll have success.

An alphabetical breakdown of leagues follows: All-America Football Conference (1946-1949), American Football Conference (1970-Today, Part of the NFL), American Football League (1960-1970), American Professional Football Association (1920-1921), National Football Conference (1970-Today, Part of the NFL), and the National Football League (1922-Today).

Did you know that only ten of the current football teams playing today originated in the National Football League? Those ten teams are the Dallas Cowboys (1960), Minnesota Vikings (1961), Atlanta Falcons (1966), New Orleans Saints (1967), Seattle Seahawks (1976), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976), Carolina Panthers (1995), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995), Baltimore Ravens (1996) and Houston Texas (2002).