NFL

Buffalo Bills

As one of the eight original AFL teams, the Buffalo Bills have been playing professional football since 1960. During their first two seasons they looked more akin to the Detroit Lions than to their present aesthetic, wearing royal blue jerseys with silver numbers and helmets...

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Philadelphia Eagles

While the Eagles began play in 1933, they did not wear their signature green until the 1935 season, opting for a powder blue and athletic gold scheme for their first two seasons. That 1935 season would see the introduction of their signature hue, but the...

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Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals have called numerous cities home over their 100-plus seasons in the NFL. The Cardinals first took flight in Racine, WI, just south of Milwaukee. In 1921, the team moved south to Chicago, where they would play through the 1959 season. During their time...

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Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings began play in 1961 and brought purple back to the NFL for the first time since the Portsmouth Spartans wore the hue from 1930 to 1933. While the Spartans would become the Detroit Lions in 1934, the Vikings have stayed in The...

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Houston Texans

The Houston Texans were born as the NFL's 32nd team in 2002, but the city of Houston and the Texans moniker both have previous history in the League. Houston's first pro football team was the Oilers, an original AFL team before the AFL-NFL merger in...

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Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans are one of the original eight AFL teams, along with the Raiders, Chargers, Broncos, Chiefs, Patriots, Jets (who were the Titans), and Bills, but they were neither in Tennessee nor named the Titans at the time. Back in 1960, they started their...

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Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears were born in 1920 as the Decatur Staleys. One year later, they would move to Chicago and one more year after that adopt the Bears name. With the Bears name, the team transitioned to its longstanding color palette of midnight navy and...

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New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints took the field as an expansion team in 1967 with a logo very similar to their current icon, a black fleur-de-lis against a gold helmet. Over the years the icon has been refined, most notably in 2000, when the Saints made...

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Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers were born in 1933 as the Pittsburgh Pirates. They would become the Steelers in 1940, eight seasons before their MLB counterparts would don black-and-gold. During the Second World War, the Steelers would combine their team with another squad and form joint teams...

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New York Jets

The AFL was born in 1960, with New York as one of its flagship franchises. The Big Apple's AFL team would not be called the Jets until 1963, however, as they were originally named the Titans of New York. The team would become the Jets...

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