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

*

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

*

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

*

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  

*

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

 

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