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History

The National Football League (NFL) was founded in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) with ten teams from four states, all of whom existed in some form as participants of regional leagues in their respective territories. The league took on its current name in 1922. The NFL was the first professional football league to successfully establish a nationwide presence, after several decades of failed attempts. Only two founding members, the Decatur Staleys (now the Chicago Bears) and the Chicago Cardinals (now the Arizona Cardinals), are still in the league. The Green Bay Acme Packers, founded in 1919 (now the Green Bay Packers) is the oldest NFL franchise with continuous operation in the same location.

League membership gradually stabilized throughout the 1920s and 1930s as the league adopted progressively more formal organization. The first official championship game was held in 1933. The NFL stopped signing black players in 1927 but reintegrated in 1946 following World War II. Other changes followed after the war; the office of league President evolved into the more powerful Commissioner post, mirroring a similar move in Major League Baseball. Teams became more financially viable, the last team folding in 1952 and the league absorbing teams from the briefly more successful All-America Football Conference in 1950, of which only the San Francisco 49ers and the Cleveland Browns survive to the present day. By 1958, when that season's NFL championship game became known as "The Greatest Game Ever Played", the NFL was on its way to becoming one of the most popular sports leagues in the United States.

The rival American Football League was founded in 1960. It was very successful, and forced a merger with the older NFL that resulted in a greatly expanded league and the creation of the Super Bowl, which has become the most-watched annual sporting event in the United States. The league continued to expand to its current size of 32 teams. A series of labour agreements during the 1990s and increasingly large television contracts have helped keep the league one of the most profitable in the U.S., and the only major league in the U.S. since 1990 to avoid a work stoppage that resulted in the loss of regular-season games.

Positions

Offensive positions

Defensive positions

Quarterback

Defensive tackle

Center

Defensive end

Running back

Linebacker

Fullback

Safety

Wide receiver

Cornerback

Tight end

 

Left guard and right guard

 

Left tackle and right tackle

 

 

Teams

AFC Teams

NFC Teams

North North

Baltimore Ravens

Chicago Bears

Cincinnati Bengals

Detroit Lions

Cleveland Browns

Green Bay Packers

Pittsburgh Steelers

Minnesota Vikings

East

East

Buffalo Bills

Dallas Cowboys

Miami Dolphins

New York Giants

New England Patriots

Philadelphia Eagles

New York Jets

Washington Football Team / Redskins

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

Los Angeles Rams

Las Vegas Raiders

San Francisco 49ers

Los Angeles Chargers

Seattle Seahawks

 

Products

As for NFL, there are a few products available in different categories. You can search on the  following categories: baby, bags, caps, footballs, games, hats, hoody’s & jackets, jackets & pullovers, replica helmets, shirts & long sleeves, towel & fleece and various.

Brands

Adams Adidas
All-Star Benson
Crep Cutters
Douglas Gilman
Gorilla Gold GSI by Riddell
Jugs Lizards Skins
Majestic Makura
Markwort Masterpieces
McDavid Mitchell & Ness
Neumann New Balance
New Era Nike
P2I Rawlings
Reebok Richardson
Riddell Schutt
Shock Doctor SKLZ
Smitty SportStar
The Northwest Company Trace
Twin City Under Armour
Wilson Xenith
XO Athletic