National Football League (NFL): Teams and Interesting Facts

Get complete information about the teams of the NFL, the players, their skills and the interesting facts that make them different.

One of the most watched and played sports worldwide is American Football. Football is the most watched sporting event in the United States. The Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), is consistently one of the most-watched programs in the United States.

Total Number of Players in each Team

There is a limit of 53 players for each NFL franchise. Only 45 are eligible to suit up and play the game. Teams can acquire players through the draught or by making free agent signings. Free agents are those NFL players who are not under contract with any organization. One possible reason is that the player’s current contract has ended, or another is that they were not drafted right out of college.


How many teams are there?

The National Football League (NFL) has 32 teams that all want to play in the Super Bowl. The league is split into two conferences, the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). Teams and their respective leagues are listed below.

American Football Conference (AFC)


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


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


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


  • Denver Broncos
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Oakland Raiders
  • Los Angeles Chargers

National Football Conference (NFC)


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


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


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


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

Interesting Facts About NFL Teams & Stadiums

  • The first NFL game to be shown on TV was in 1939.
  • Before 1943, NFL players weren’t required to wear helmets.
  • MetLife and SoFi Stadiums are the only NFL stadiums used by two teams.
  • The National Football League’s season is the shortest of the four major American sports.
  • In a typical football game, only the first 11 minutes are played.
  • The Chicago Bears are the only franchise in NFL history that has never relocated.
  • All NFL footballs are produced at a single factory in Ada, Ohio.
  • Many NFL teams play in stadiums in cities that don’t have anything to do with the team’s name.
  • With the approval of the NFL, the Oakland Raiders will relocate to Las Vegas for the 2020 season.
  • The Super Bowl is the most-watched television event in the United States, with an average of 100 million people annually.
  • While Soldier Field in Chicago is the NFL’s oldest stadium, both Sofi and Allegiant Stadiums will open in 2020. (1924).
  • MetLife Stadium in New Jersey has the highest capacity of any NFL stadium, with 82,500. With a capacity of only 61,500, Chicago’s Soldier Field is the smallest of the major league stadiums.

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