National Football League
How football teams got their nicknames.
American Football Conference
Find out how NFL teams in the American Football Conference got their names from the Cincinnati Bengals
to the Tennessee Titans.
AFC Franchises »
National Football Conference
Find out how NFL teams in the National Football Conference got their names from the San Francisco 49ers
to the Minnesota Vikings.
NFC Franchises »
The NFC and AFC are composed of four geographical divisions made up of four teams each. This was possible with
the latest expansion in 2002 when the NFL created the Houston Texans franchise. The divisions are the NFC East, NFC South,
NFC North, NFC West, AFC East, AFC South, AFC North, and AFC West.
I could go on about how boring these division names are, but this site is not dedicated to sports team division names, so I
will let the blandness of these division names go without protest. Quite honestly I kind of like the simplicity of them. What I don't
like is that the Dallas Cowboys are in the NFC East even though last time I checked Dallas is west of every team in the NFC South.