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NFL: Opening Odds to Win Super Bowl XLIX and 2014 Playoff Berth Odds

Super Bowl XLIX (49) Will Be Played In Arizona, And The Opening Favorites Are The Denver Broncos

Super Bowl XLIX (49) Will Be Played In Arizona, And The Opening Favorites Are The Denver Broncos

Who is going to win Super Bowl XLIX, and who’s in the running? Two sources below have some differences, but they agree on two things, most importantly.

The top four teams are the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots.

And both say it will be the Broncos who win the big one.

But boy do they disagree on some other possibilities. First, though, let’s get a rundown on the three lists below and where they came from.

As with last season’s (2013) early predictions, Sports List of the Day turned again to the Prediction Machine at predictionmachine.com. The folks over at PM have already played out the entire 2014 NFL season – 50,000 times!

The result? Super Bowl win and playoff berth percentages, sorted for all 32 teams in the top two lists, respectively.

The third list are the straight up betting odds out of Las Vegas, from Bovada.

PERCENT CHANCE OF WINNING SUPER BOWL XLIX

  TEAM SUPER BOWL WIN % PLAYOFF BERTH %
1. Denver Broncos 25.1 94.2
2. Seattle Seahawks 22.6 85.2
3. New Orleans Saints 15.8 89.6
4. New England Patriots 8.8 84.1
5. San Francisco 49ers 4.0 47.9
6. Indianapolis Colts 3.3 68.6
7. Green Bay Packers 3.1 61.8
8. Cincinnati Bengals 2.3 55.2
9. New York Giants 2.2 45.7
10. Philadelphia Eagles 2.1 46.5
11. San Diego Chargers 1.7 46.6
12. Washington Redskins 1.2 35.7
13. Houston Texans 1.1 48.8
13. Arizona Cardinals 1.1 27.7
15. Baltimore Ravens 1.0 43.7
16. Carolina Panthers 0.8 25.4
17. Detroit Lions 0.5 33.3
17. Minnesota Vikings 0.5 25.6
19. Atlanta Falcons 0.4 19.6
19. Miami Dolphins 0.4 26.1
19. St. Louis Rams 0.4 15.6
19. Pittsburgh Steelers 0.4 35.3
23. Chicago Bears 0.2 18.1
23. Kansas City Chiefs 0.2 16.1
23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0.2 16.5
23. Cleveland Browns 0.2 31.9
23. Tennessee Titans 0.2 18.1
28. Buffalo Bills 0.1 9.1
28. New York Jets 0.1 12.2
30. Dallas Cowboys 0.0 5.9
30. Jacksonville Jaguars 0.0 5.9
30. Oakland Raiders 0.0 4.0

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PERCENT CHANCE OF MAKING PLAYOFFS

  TEAM PLAYOFF BERTH % SUPER BOWL WIN %
1. Denver Broncos 94.2 25.1
2. New Orleans Saints 89.6 15.8
3. Seattle Seahawks 85.2 22.6
4. New England Patriots 84.1 8.8
5. Indianapolis Colts 68.6 3.3
6. Green Bay Packers 61.8 3.1
7. Cincinnati Bengals 55.2 2.3
8. Houston Texans 48.8 1.1
9. San Francisco 49ers 47.9 4.0
10. San Diego Chargers 46.6 1.7
11. Philadelphia Eagles 46.5 2.1
12. New York Giants 45.7 2.2
13. Baltimore Ravens 43.7 1.0
14. Washington Redskins 35.7 1.2
15. Pittsburgh Steelers 35.3 0.4
16. Detroit Lions 33.3 0.5
17. Cleveland Browns 31.9 0.2
18. Arizona Cardinals 27.7 1.1
19. Miami Dolphins 26.1 0.4
20. Minnesota Vikings 25.6 0.5
21. Carolina Panthers 25.4 0.8
22. Atlanta Falcons 19.6 0.4
23. Chicago Bears 18.1 0.2
23. Tennessee Titans 18.1 0.2
25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16.5 0.2
26. Kansas City Chiefs 16.1 0.2
27. St. Louis Rams 15.6 0.4
28. New York Jets 12.2 0.1
29. Buffalo Bills 9.1 0.1
30. Dallas Cowboys 5.9 0.0
30. Jacksonville Jaguars 5.9 0.0
32. Oakland Raiders 4.0 0.0

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ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL XLIX (bovada.lv)

  TEAM ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL
1. Denver Broncos 11-2
2. Seattle Seahawks 6-1
3. New England Patriots 7-1
4. San Francisco 49ers 8-1
5. New Orleans Saints 10-1
5. Green Bay Packers 10-1
7. Philadelphia Eagles 20-1
7. Chicago Bears 20-1
9. Indianapolis Colts 22-1
10. Detroit Lions 33-1
11. Cincinnati Bengals 40-1
11. San Diego Chargers 40-1
11. Arizona Cardinals 40-1
11. Baltimore Ravens 40-1
11. Atlanta Falcons 40-1
11. Pittsburgh Steelers 40-1
17. New York Giants 50-1
17. Carolina Panthers 50-1
17. Kansas City Chiefs 50-1
17. Dallas Cowboys 50-1
21. Washington Redskins 66-1
21. Houston Texans 66-1
21. Miami Dolphins 66-1
21. St. Louis Rams 66-1
21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 66-1
26. Minnesota Vikings 75-1
26. Cleveland Browns 75-1
26. New York Jets 75-1
29. Tennessee Titans 100-1
29. Buffalo Bills 100-1
31. Oakland Raiders 200-1
32. Jacksonville Jaguars 250-1

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Odds provided solely for entertainment purposes.

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The Changing Face of the NFL: How the League Has Looked From 1920 to Today

1920 (APFA)

APFA
Akron Pros
Buffalo All-Americans
Canton Bulldogs
Chicago Cardinals
Chicago Tigers
Cleveland Tigers
Columbus Panhandles
Dayton Triangles
Decatur Staleys
Detroit Heralds
Hammond Pros
Muncie Flyers
Rochester Jeffersons
Rock Island Independents

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1921 (APFA)

APFA
Akron Pros
Buffalo All-Americans
Canton Bulldogs
Chicago Cardinals
Chicago Staleys
Cincinnati Celts
Cleveland Indians
Columbus Panhandles
Dayton Triangles
Detroit Tigers
Evansville Crimson Giants
Green Bay Packers
Hammond Pros
Louisville Brecks
Minneapolis Marines
Muncie Flyers
New York Brickley Giants
Rochester Jeffersons
Rock Island Independents
Tonawanda Kardex
Washington Senators

*

1922 (NFL)

NFL
Akron Pros
Buffalo All-Americans
Canton Bulldogs
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Columbus Panhandles
Dayton Triangles
Evansville Crimson Giants
Green Bay Packers
Hammond Pros
Louisville Brecks
Milwaukee Badgers
Minneapolis Marines
Oorang Indians
Racine Legion
Rochester Jeffersons
Rock Island Independents
Toledo Maroons

*

1923

NFL
Akron Pros
Buffalo All-Americans
Canton Bulldogs
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Indians
Columbus Tigers
Dayton Triangles
Duluth Kelleys
Green Bay Packers
Hammond Pros
Louisville Brecks
Milwaukee Badgers
Minneapolis Marines
Oorang Indians
Racine Legion
Rochester Jeffersons
Rock Island Independents
St. Louis All-Stars
Toledo Maroons

*

1924

NFL
Akron Pros
Buffalo Bisons
Canton Bulldogs
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Bulldogs
Columbus Tigers
Dayton Triangles
Duluth Kelleys
Frankford Yellow Jackets
Green Bay Packers
Hammond Pros
Kansas City Blues
Kenosha Maroons
Milwaukee Badgers
Minneapolis Marines
Racine Legion
Rochester Jeffersons
Rock Island Independents

*

1925

NFL
Akron Pros
Buffalo Bisons
Canton Bulldogs
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Bulldogs
Columbus Tigers
Dayton Triangles
Detroit Panthers
Duluth Kelleys
Frankford Yellow Jackets
Green Bay Packers
Hammond Pros
Kansas City Cowboys
Milwaukee Badgers
New York Giants
Pottsville Maroons
Providence Steam Roller
Rochester Jeffersons
Rock Island Independents

*

1926

NFL
Akron Indians
Brooklyn Lions
Buffalo Rangers
Canton Bulldogs
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Columbus Tigers
Dayton Triangles
Detroit Panthers
Duluth Eskimos
Frankford Yellow Jackets
Green Bay Packers
Hammond Pros
Hartford Blues
Kansas City Cowboys
Los Angeles Buccaneers
Louisville Colonels
Milwaukee Badgers
New York Giants
Pottsville Maroons
Providence Steam Roller
Racine Tornadoes

*

1927

NFL
Buffalo Bisons
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Bulldogs
Dayton Triangles
Duluth Eskimos
Frankford Yellow Jackets
Green Bay Packers
New York Giants
New York Yankees
Pottsville Maroons
Providence Steam Roller

*

1928

NFL
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Dayton Triangles
Detroit Wolverines
Frankford Yellow Jackets
Green Bay Packers
New York Giants
New York Yankees
Pottsville Maroons
Providence Steam Roller

*

1929

NFL
Boston Bulldogs
Buffalo Bisons
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Dayton Triangles
Frankford Yellow Jackets
Green Bay Packers
Minneapolis Red Jackets
New York Giants
Orange Tornadoes
Providence Steam Roller
Staten Island Stapletons

*

1930

NFL
Brooklyn Dodgers
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Frankford Yellow Jackets
Green Bay Packers
Minneapolis Red Jackets
New York Giants
Newark Tornadoes
Portsmouth Spartans
Providence Steam Roller
Staten Island Stapletons

*

1931

NFL
Brooklyn Dodgers
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Indians
Frankford Yellow Jackets
Green Bay Packers
New York Giants
Portsmouth Spartans
Providence Steam Roller
Staten Island Stapletons

*

1932

NFL
Boston Braves
Brooklyn Dodgers
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Green Bay Packers
New York Giants
Portsmouth Spartans
Staten Island Stapletons

*

1933

NFL
EAST
Boston Redskins
Brooklyn Dodgers
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Pirates
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
Green Bay Packers
Portsmouth Spartans

*

1934

NFL
EAST
Boston Redskins
Brooklyn Dodgers
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Pirates
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
St. Louis Gunners

*

1935 (through 1936)

NFL
EAST
Boston Redskins
Brooklyn Dodgers
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Pirates
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers

*

1937 (through 1939)

NFL
EAST
Brooklyn Dodgers
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Pirates
Washington Redskins
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Rams
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers

*

1940 (through 1942)

NFL
EAST
Brooklyn Dodgers
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Rams
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers

*

1943

NFL
EAST
Brooklyn Dodgers
New York Giants
Philadelphia/Pittsburgh Eagles/Steelers
Washington Redskins
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Rams
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers

*

1944

NFL
EAST
Boston Yanks
Brooklyn Tigers
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago/Pittsburgh Cardinals/Steelers
Cleveland Rams
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers

*

1945

NFL
EAST
Boston/Brooklyn Yanks/Tigers
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Rams
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers

*

1946 (through 1948)

NFL
EAST
Boston Yanks
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams

*

1949

NFL
EAST
New York Bulldogs
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams

*

1950

NFL
AMERICAN
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Browns
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
NATIONAL
Baltimore Colts (I)
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
New York Yanks
San Francisco 49ers

*

1951

NFL
AMERICAN
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Browns
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
NATIONAL
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
New York Yanks
San Francisco 49ers

*

1952

NFL
AMERICAN
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Browns
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
NATIONAL
Chicago Bears
Dallas Texans (I)
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers

*

1953 (through 1959)

NFL
EAST
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Browns
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
WEST
Baltimore Colts (II)
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers

*

1960

NFL
EAST
Cleveland Browns
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
St. Louis Cardinals
Washington Redskins
WEST
Baltimore Colts (II)
Chicago Bears
Dallas Cowboys
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers

*

1961 (through 1965)

NFL
EAST
Cleveland Browns
Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
St. Louis Cardinals
Washington Redskins
WEST
Baltimore Colts (II)
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
Minnesota Vikings
San Francisco 49ers

*

1966

NFL
EAST
Atlanta Falcons
Cleveland Browns
Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
St. Louis Cardinals
Washington Redskins
WEST
Baltimore Colts (II)
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
Minnesota Vikings
San Francisco 49ers

*

1967

NFL
CAPITOL
Dallas Cowboys
New Orleans Saints
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
CENTURY
Cleveland Browns
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Steelers
St. Louis Cardinals
COASTAL
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Colts (II)
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers
CENTRAL
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings

*

1968

NFL
CAPITOL
Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
CENTURY
Cleveland Browns
New Orleans Saints
Pittsburgh Steelers
St. Louis Cardinals
COASTAL
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Colts (II)
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers
CENTRAL
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings

*

1969

NFL
CAPITOL
Dallas Cowboys
New Orleans Saints
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
CENTURY
Cleveland Browns
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Steelers
St. Louis Cardinals
COASTAL
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Colts (II)
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers
CENTRAL
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings

*

1970

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Baltimore Colts (II) Dallas Cowboys
Boston Patriots New York Giants
Buffalo Bills Philadelphia Eagles
Miami Dolphins St. Louis Cardinals
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
WEST WEST
Denver Broncos Atlanta Falcons
Kansas City Chiefs Los Angeles Rams
Oakland Raiders New Orleans Saints
San Diego Chargers San Francisco 49ers

*

1971 (through 1975)

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Baltimore Colts (II) Dallas Cowboys
Buffalo Bills New York Giants
Miami Dolphins Philadelphia Eagles
New England Patriots St. Louis Cardinals
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
WEST WEST
Denver Broncos Atlanta Falcons
Kansas City Chiefs Los Angeles Rams
Oakland Raiders New Orleans Saints
San Diego Chargers San Francisco 49ers

*

1976

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Baltimore Colts (II) Dallas Cowboys
Buffalo Bills New York Giants
Miami Dolphins Philadelphia Eagles
New England Patriots St. Louis Cardinals
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
WEST WEST
Denver Broncos Atlanta Falcons
Kansas City Chiefs Los Angeles Rams
Oakland Raiders New Orleans Saints
San Diego Chargers San Francisco 49ers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Seattle Seahawks

*

1977 (through 1981)

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Baltimore Colts (II) Dallas Cowboys
Buffalo Bills New York Giants
Miami Dolphins Philadelphia Eagles
New England Patriots St. Louis Cardinals
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
WEST Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denver Broncos WEST
Kansas City Chiefs Atlanta Falcons
Oakland Raiders Los Angeles Rams
San Diego Chargers New Orleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers

*

1982 (through 1983)

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Baltimore Colts (II) Dallas Cowboys
Buffalo Bills New York Giants
Miami Dolphins Philadelphia Eagles
New England Patriots St. Louis Cardinals
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
WEST Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denver Broncos WEST
Kansas City Chiefs Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Raiders Los Angeles Rams
San Diego Chargers New Orleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers

*

1984 (through 1987)

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Buffalo Bills Dallas Cowboys
Indianapolis Colts New York Giants
Miami Dolphins Philadelphia Eagles
New England Patriots St. Louis Cardinals
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
WEST Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denver Broncos WEST
Kansas City Chiefs Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Raiders Los Angeles Rams
San Diego Chargers New Orleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers

*

1988 (through 1993)

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Buffalo Bills Dallas Cowboys
Indianapolis Colts New York Giants
Miami Dolphins Philadelphia Eagles
New England Patriots Phoenix Cardinals
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
WEST Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denver Broncos WEST
Kansas City Chiefs Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Raiders Los Angeles Rams
San Diego Chargers New Orleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers

*

1994

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Buffalo Bills Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts Dallas Cowboys
Miami Dolphins New York Giants
New England Patriots Philadelphia Eagles
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
WEST Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denver Broncos WEST
Kansas City Chiefs Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Raiders Los Angeles Rams
San Diego Chargers New Orleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers

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1995

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Buffalo Bills Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts Dallas Cowboys
Miami Dolphins New York Giants
New England Patriots Philadelphia Eagles
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Jacksonville Jaguars Minnesota Vikings
Pittsburgh Steelers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
WEST WEST
Denver Broncos Atlanta Falcons
Kansas City Chiefs Carolina Panthers
Oakland Raiders New Orleans Saints
San Diego Chargers San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams

*

1996

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Buffalo Bills Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts Dallas Cowboys
Miami Dolphins New York Giants
New England Patriots Philadelphia Eagles
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Baltimore Ravens Chicago Bears
Cincinnati Bengals Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Jacksonville Jaguars Minnesota Vikings
Pittsburgh Steelers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
WEST WEST
Denver Broncos Atlanta Falcons
Kansas City Chiefs Carolina Panthers
Oakland Raiders New Orleans Saints
San Diego Chargers San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams

*

1997 (through 1998)

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Buffalo Bills Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts Dallas Cowboys
Miami Dolphins New York Giants
New England Patriots Philadelphia Eagles
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Baltimore Ravens Chicago Bears
Cincinnati Bengals Detroit Lions
Jacksonville Jaguars Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
Tennessee Oilers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
WEST WEST
Denver Broncos Atlanta Falcons
Kansas City Chiefs Carolina Panthers
Oakland Raiders New Orleans Saints
San Diego Chargers San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams

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1999 (through 2001)

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Buffalo Bills Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts Dallas Cowboys
Miami Dolphins New York Giants
New England Patriots Philadelphia Eagles
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Baltimore Ravens Chicago Bears
Cincinnati Bengals Detroit Lions
Cleveland Browns Green Bay Packers
Jacksonville Jaguars Minnesota Vikings
Pittsburgh Steelers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tennessee Titans WEST
WEST Atlanta Falcons
Denver Broncos Carolina Panthers
Kansas City Chiefs New Orleans Saints
Oakland Raiders San Francisco 49ers
San Diego Chargers St. Louis Rams
Seattle Seahawks  

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2002 (through Today)

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Buffalo Bills Dallas Cowboys
Miami Dolphins New York Giants
New York Jets Philadelphia Eagles
New England Patriots Washington Redskins
NORTH NORTH
Baltimore Ravens Chicago Bears
Cincinnati Bengals Detroit Lions
Cleveland Browns Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
SOUTH SOUTH
Houston Texans Atlanta Falcons
Indianapolis Colts Carolina Panthers
Jacksonville Jaguars New Orleans Saints
Tennessee Titans Tampa Bay Buccaneers
WEST WEST
Denver Broncos Arizona Cardinals
Kansas City Chiefs San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders Seattle Seahawks
San Diego Chargers St. Louis Rams

 

The Longest Serving Baseball (MLB), Football (NFL), Basketball (NBA) and Hockey (NHL) Commissioners

So, after all of these years – and long ones with a lot of baseball change and controversy (steroids, broken records, interleague play, wild cards, central divisions, four new teams and more) – Bud Selig is stepping down as baseball’s commissioner. Rob Manfred will take over in January. Of course, he has, as he told ESPN, “very big shoes to fill.”

And 23 years worth to catch up to Selig, the second-longest serving MLB commissioner, one season less than baseball’s first, Judge Landis.

But what about all commissioners (or in the case of the NHL, presidents)?

Below check out the longest serving commissioners of the four major North American sports – combined and later by sport.

And so you can get your bearings a bit, a final list that runs everybody down chronologically.

ALL COMMISSIONERS

  COMMISSIONER # YEARS YEARS SPORT
1. Clarence Campbell 31 1946-1977 NHL
2. David Stern 30 1984-2014 NBA
3. Pete Rozelle 29 1960-1989 NFL
4. Frank Calder 26 1917-1943 NHL
5. Judge Kenesaw Landis 24 1920-1944 MLB
6. Bud Selig 23 1992-2015 MLB
7. Gary Bettman TBD (21) 1993- NHL
8. Joseph Carr 18 1921-1939 NFL
9. Paul Tagliabue 17 1989-2006 NFL
9. Maurice Podoloff 17 1946-1963 NBA
11. Bowie Kuhn 15 1969-1984 MLB
11. John Ziegler 15 1977-1992 NHL
13. Bert Bell 13 1946-1959 NFL
14. Walter Kennedy 12 1963-1975 NBA
15. Larry O’Brien 9 1975-1984 NBA
16. Roger Goodell TBD (8) 2006- NFL
17. Happy Chandler 6 1945-1951 MLB
18. Peter Ueberroth 5 1984-1989 MLB
18. Elmer Layden 5 1941-1946 NFL
20. Ford Frick 4 1951-1965 MLB
21. William Eckert 3 1965-1968 MLB
21. Fay Vincent 3 1989-1992 MLB
21. Red Dutton 3 1943-1946 NHL
24. Carl Storck 2 1939-1941 NFL
25. Adam Silver TBD (1) 2014- NBA
25. A. Bartlett Giamatti 1 1989 MLB
25. Jim Thorpe 1 1920-1921 NFL
25. Austin Gunsel 1 1959-1960 NFL
25. Gil Stein 1 1992-1993 NHL
30. Rob Manfred TBD (0) 2015- MLB

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MLB COMMISSIONERS

  COMMISSIONER # YEARS YEARS
1. Judge Kenesaw Landis 24 1920-1944
2. Bud Selig 23 1992-2015
3. Bowie Kuhn 15 1969-1984
4. Happy Chandler 6 1945-1951
5. Peter Ueberroth 5 1984-1989
6. Ford Frick 4 1951-1965
7. William Eckert 3 1965-1968
7. Fay Vincent 3 1989-1992
9. A. Bartlett Giamatti 1 1989
10. Rob Manfred TBD (0) 2015-

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NFL COMMISSIONERS

  COMMISSIONER # YEARS YEARS
1. Pete Rozelle 29 1960-1989
2. Joseph Carr 18 1921-1939
3. Paul Tagliabue 17 1989-2006
4. Bert Bell 13 1946-1959
5. Roger Goodell TBD (8) 2006-
6. Elmer Layden 5 1941-1946
7. Carl Storck 2 1939-1941
8. Jim Thorpe 1 1920-1921
8. Austin Gunsel 1 1959-1960

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NBA COMMISSIONERS

  COMMISSIONER # YEARS YEARS
1. David Stern 30 1984-2014
2. Maurice Podoloff 17 1946-1963
3. Walter Kennedy 12 1963-1975
4. Larry O’Brien 9 1975-1984
5. Adam Silver TBD (1) 2014-

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NHL COMMISSIONERS

  COMMISSIONER # YEARS YEARS
1. Clarence Campbell 1946-1977 31
2. Frank Calder 1917-1943 26
3. Gary Bettman 1993- TBD (21)
4. John Ziegler 1977-1992 15
5. Red Dutton 1943-1946 3
6. Gil Stein 1992-1993 1

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ALL COMMISSIONERS, CHRONOLOGICAL

MLB COMMISSIONER YEARS # YEARS SPORT
Judge Kenesaw Landis 1920-1944 24 MLB
Happy Chandler 1945-1951 6 MLB
Ford Frick 1951-1965 4 MLB
William Eckert 1965-1968 3 MLB
Bowie Kuhn 1969-1984 15 MLB
Peter Ueberroth 1984-1989 5 MLB
A. Bartlett Giamatti 1989 1 MLB
Fay Vincent 1989-1992 3 MLB
Bud Selig 1992-2015 23 MLB
Rob Manfred 2015- TBD (0) MLB
       
NFL COMMISIONER YEARS # YEARS SPORT
Jim Thorpe 1920-1921 1 NFL
Joseph Carr 1921-1939 18 NFL
Carl Storck 1939-1941 2 NFL
Elmer Layden 1941-1946 5 NFL
Bert Bell 1946-1959 13 NFL
Austin Gunsel 1959-1960 1 NFL
Pete Rozelle 1960-1989 29 NFL
Paul Tagliabue 1989-2006 17 NFL
Roger Goodell 2006- TBD (8) NFL
       
NBA COMMISSIONER YEARS # YEARS SPORT
Maurice Podoloff 1946-1963 17 NBA
Walter Kennedy 1963-1975 12 NBA
Larry O’Brien 1975-1984 9 NBA
David Stern 1984-2014 30 NBA
Adam Silver 2014- TBD (1) NBA
       
NHL COMMISSIONER YEARS # YEARS SPORT
Frank Calder 1917-1943 26 NHL
Red Dutton 1943-1946 3 NHL
Clarence Campbell 1946-1977 31 NHL
John Ziegler 1977-1992 15 NHL
Gil Stein 1992-1993 1 NHL
Gary Bettman 1993- TBD (21) NHL

 

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