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The National Football League (NFL) is the highest level of professional American football. It was formed by eleven teams in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, with the league changing its name to the National Football League in 1922. The league currently consists of 32 teams from the United States. The league is divided evenly into two conferences — the American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC), and each conference has four divisions that have four teams each.

The regular season is a seventeen-week schedule during which each team plays sixteen games and has one bye week. The season currently starts on the Thursday night in the first full week of September (the Thursday after Labor Day) and runs weekly to late December or early January. At the end of each regular season, six teams from each conference play in the NFL playoffs, a twelve-team single-elimination tournament that culminates with the championship game, known as the Super Bowl. This game is held at a pre-selected site which is usually a city that hosts an NFL team.

TeamsEdit

Current teamsEdit

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Buffalo Bills |
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Orchard Park, New York |
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New Era Field |
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Bills |
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4-8

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Miami Dolphins |
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Miami Gardens, Florida |
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Hard Rock Stadium |
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2 |
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4-10

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New England Patriots |
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Foxborough, Massachusetts |
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Gillette Stadium |
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5 |
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6-5

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New York Jets |
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East Rutherford, New Jersey |
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MetLife Stadium |
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1 |
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Jets |
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4-8

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Baltimore Ravens |
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Baltimore, Maryland |
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M&T Bank Stadium |
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2 |
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4-1

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Cincinnati Bengals |
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Cincinnati, Ohio |
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Paul Brown Stadium |
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0 |
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Bengals |
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6-7

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Cleveland Browns |
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Cleveland, Ohio |
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FirstEnergy Stadium |
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0 |
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12-7

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Pittsburgh Steelers |
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania |
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Heniz Field |
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6 |
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19-15

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Houston Texans |
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Houston, Texas |
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NRG Stadium |
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0 |
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3-1

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Indianapolis Colts |
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Indianapolis, Indiana |
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Lucas Oil Stadium |
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2 |
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Colts |
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21-22-1

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Jacksonville Jaguars |
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Jacksonville, Florida |
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EverBank Field |
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0 |
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4-2

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Tennessee Titans |
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Nashville, Tennessee |
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Nissan Stadium |
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0 |
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5-7

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Denver Broncos |
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Denver, Colorado |
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Sports Authority Field |
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3 |
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Broncos |
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6-7-1

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Kansas City Chiefs |
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Kansas City, Missouri |
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Arrowhead Stadium |
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1 |
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Chiefs |
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4-7-1

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Los Angeles Chargers |
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Carson, California |
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StubHub Center |
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0 |
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10-1

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Oakland Raiders |
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Oakland, California |
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Oakland Alameda Coliseum |
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3 |
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Dallas Cowboys |
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Arlington, Texas |
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AT&T Stadium |
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5 |
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17-16

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New York Giants |
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East Rutherford, New Jersey |
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MetLife Stadium |
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4 |
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31-26-2

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Philadelphia Eagles |
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania |
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Lincoln Financial Field |
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0 |
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26-16

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Washington Redskins |
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Landover, Maryland |
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FedEx Field |
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3 |
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20-14-1

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Chicago Bears |
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Chicago, Illinois |
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Soldier Field |
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95-94-6

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Detroit Lions |
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Detroit, Michigan |
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Ford Field |
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0 |
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98-68-7

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Green Bay Packers |
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Green Bay, Wisconsin |
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Lambeau Field |
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Minnesota Vikings |
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Minneapolis, Minnesota |
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US Bank Stadium |
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0 |
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59-50-2

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Atlanta Falcons |
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Atlanta, Georgia |
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Mercedes-Benz Stadium |
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0 |
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17-13

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Carolina Panthers |
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Charlotte, North Carolina |
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Bank of America Stadium |
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0 |
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9-5

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New Orleans Saints |
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New Orleans, Louisiana |
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Mercedes-Benz Superdome |
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1 |
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16-8

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers |
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Tampa, Florida |
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Raymond James Stadium |
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1 |
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32-21-1

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Arizona Cardinals |
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Glendale, Arizona |
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State Farm Stadium |
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0 |
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45-25-4

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Los Angeles Rams |
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Los Angeles, California |
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L.A. Memorial Coliseum |
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1 |
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Tied |
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46-46-2

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San Francisco 49ers |
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Santa Clara, California |
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Levi's Stadium |
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5 |
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35-30-1

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Seattle Seahawks |
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Seattle, Washington |
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CenturyLink Field |
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1 |
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11-8

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TimelineEdit

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Chicago Bears |
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Green Bay Packers |
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New York Giants |
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Detroit Lions |
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Washington Redskins |
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Philadelphia Eagles |
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Pittsburgh Steelers |
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Los Angeles Rams |
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San Francisco 49ers |
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Indianapolis Colts |
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Dallas Cowboys |
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Minnesota Vikings |
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Atlanta Falcons |
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New Orleans Saints |
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Buffalo Bills |
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Cincinnati Bengals |
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Denver Broncos |
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Kansas City Chiefs |
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Miami Dolphins |
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New England Patriots |
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New York Jets |
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Baltimore Ravens |
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Houston Texans |
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