Color & Design In Sports: The NFL

Color & Design In Sports: The NFL


Here are the current color, logo and uniform designs of all 32 National Football League Teams. Many of the same team colors are used throughout this classic American sports league...

NFL Color Count:

White: 27 teams
Blue: 15 teams
Black: 11 teams
Red: 9 teams
Silver: 7 teams
Green: 4 teams
Gold: 4 teams
Orange: 4 teams
Purple: 2 teams
Brown: 1 team
Burgundy: 1 team
Teal: 1 team
Pewter: 1 team
Aqua: 1 team
Coral: 1 team


AFC

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-EAST-

Buffalo Bills

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Team Colors: Dark Navy, Scarlet Red, Royal Blue, White, Nickel
Mascot: Billy Buffalo
Owner: Ralph Wilson
Head Coach Dick Jauron
Conference Championships: (4) 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
League Chanmpionships: (2) 1964, 1965





Miami Dolphins

174px-miami_dolphins_logosvg.png afce-uniform-mia.PNG

Team Colors: Aqua, Coral, Navy Blue, White
Mascot: T. D.
Owner: H. Wayne Huizenga (50%) and Stephen M. Ross (50%)
Head Coach: Tony Sparano
Conference Championships: (5) 1971, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1984
League Championships: (2) 1972 (VII), 1973 (VIII)





New England Patriots

250px-new_england_patriots_logosvg.png afce-uniform-ne.PNG

Team Colors: Nautical Blue, Red, New Century
Mascot: Pat Patriot
Owner: Robert Kraft
Head Coach: Bill Belichick
Conference Championships: (6) 1985, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007
League Championships: (3) 2001 (XXXVI), 2003 (XXXVIII), 2004 (XXXIX)





New York Jets

250px-new_york_jets_logosvg.png afce-uniform-nyj.PNG

Team Colors: Hunter Green, White
Mascot: named after their relocation close to LaGuardia Airport where you could hear jets roaring overhead.
Owner: Woody Johnson
Head Coach: Eric Mangini
Conference Championships: (0)
League Championships: (1) 1968 (III)






-NORTH-

Baltimore Ravens

404px-baltimore_ravens_logosvg.png afcn-uniform-bal.PNG

Team Colors: Purple, Black, Metallic Gold, White
Mascot: Poe
Owner: Steve Bisciotti
Head Coach: John Harbaugh
Conference Championships: (1) 2000
League Championships: (1) 2000 (XXXV)





Cincinnati Bengals

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Team Colors: Black, Orange, White
Mascot: Who Dey
Owner: Mike Brown
Head Coach: Marvin Lewis
Conference Championships: (2) 1981, 1988
League Championships: (0)





Cleveland Browns

cleveland_browns_helmet_rightface.png afcn-uniform-cle.PNG

Team Colors: Seal Brown, Burnt Orange, White
Mascot: CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper
Owner: Randy Lerner
Head Coach: Romeo Crennel
Conference Championships: (11) 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969
League Championships: (8) 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1954, 1955, 1964





Pittsburgh Steelers

135px-pittsburgh_steelers_logosvg.png afcn-uniform-pit.PNG

Team Colors: Black and Gold
Mascot: Steely McBeam
Owner: The Rooney Family
Head Coach: Mike Tomlin
Conference Championships: (6) 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995, 2005
League Championships: (5) 1974 (IX), 1975 (X), 1978 (XIII), 1979 (XIV), 2005 (XL)





-SOUTH-

Houston Texans

219px-houston_texans_logosvg.png afcs-uniform-hou.PNG

Team Colors: Deep Steel Blue, Battle Red, Liberty White
Mascot:
Owner: Bob McNair
Head Coach: Gary Kubiak
Conference Championships: (0)
League Championships: (0)





Indianpolis Colts

187px-indianapolis_colts_logosvg.png afcs-uniform-ind.PNG

Team Colors: Royal Blue, White
Mascot: Blue
Owner: Jim Irsay
Head Coach: Tony Dungy
Conference Championships: (6) 1958, 1959, 1964, 1968 1970, 2006
League Championships: (5) 1958, 1959, 1968, 1970 (V), 2006 (XLI)





Jacksonville Jaguars

jacksonvillejaguars.png afcs-uniform-jax.PNG

Team Colors: Teal, Black, Gold, White
Mascot: Jaxson de Ville
Owner: Wayne Weaver
Head Coach: Jack Del Rio
Conference Championships: (0)
League Championships: (0)





Tennessee Titans

282px-tennessee_titans_logosvg.png afcs-uniform-ten.PNG

Team Colors: Columbia Blue, Navy Blue, White, Scarlet, and Silver
Mascot: T-Rac
Owner: Bud Adams
Head Coach: Jeff Fisher
Conference Championships: (1) 1999
League Championships: (2) 1960, 1961





- WEST -

Denver Broncos

344px-denver_broncos_logosvg-1.png afcw-uniform-den.PNG

Team Colors: Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, White
Mascot: "Thunder II" (live horse) & "Miles" (person in costume suit)
Owner: Pat Bowlen
Head Coach: Mike Shanahan
Conference Championships: (6) 1977, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998
League Championships: (2) 1997 (XXXII),1998 (XXXIII)





Kansas City Chiefs

313px-kansas_city_chiefs_logosvg.png afcw-uniform-kc.PNG

Team Colors: red and gold
Mascot: K. C. Wolf (1989–present) Warpaint (1963–1988)
Owner: The Hunt Family
Head Coach: Herman Edwards
Conference Championships: (0)
League Championships: (3) 1962, 1966, 1969 (IV)




Okland Raiders

oaklandraiders_1000.png afcw-uniform-oak.PNG

Team Colors: Black, Silver, White
Name: A "name the team" contest was held by a local newspaper, and the winner was the Oakland Señors. After a few weeks of being the butt of local jokes the fledgling team (and its owners) changed the team's name to the Oakland Raiders, which had finished third in the naming contest.
Owner: Al Davis
Head Coach: Tom Cable (interim)
Conference Championships: (4) 1976, 1980, 1983, 2002
League Championships: (4) 1967, 1976 (XI), 1980 (XV), 1983 (XVIII)





San Diego Chargers

369px-san_diego_chargers_logosvg.png afcw-uniform-sd.PNG

Team Colors: Navy Blue, Gold, Powder Blue, White
Nickname: Bolts, Super Chargers
Owner: Alex Spanos
Head Coach: Norv Turner
Conference Championships: (1) 1994
League Championships: (1) 1963





NFC

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-EAST-

Dallas Cowboys

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Team Colors: Royal Blue, Metallic Silver-Green, Navy Blue, Silver, and White
Nick Names: America's Team, The Boys, Big D
Owner: Jerry Jones
Head Coach: Wade Phillips
Conference Championships: (10) 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1992, 1993, 1995
League Championships: (5) 1971 (VI), 1977 (XII), 1992 (XXVII), 1993 (XXVIII), 1995 (XXX)





New York Giants

255px-new_york_giants_logosvg.png nfce-uniform-nyg.PNG

Team Colors: Blue, Red, White, Gray
Nicknames: Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, Big Blue Ballers
Owner: John Mara (50%) & Steve Tisch (50%)
Head Coach: Tom Coughlin
Conference Championships: (10) 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1992, 1993, 1995
League Championships: (7) 1927, 1934, 1938, 1956, 1986 (XXI), 1990 (XXV), 2007 (XLII)





Philadelphia Eagles

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Team Colors: Midnight Green, Black, White, Silver
Mascot: Swoop "changed from blitz in 1988"
Owner: Jeffrey Lurie
Head Coach: Andy Reid
Conference Championships: (3) 1960, 1980, 2004
League Championships: (3) 1948, 1949, 1960





Washington Redskins

247px-washington_redskins_logosvg.png nfce-current-uniform-was.PNG

Team Colors: Burgundy, Gold, White
Name: Boston Braves (1932), Boston Redskins (1933–1936), Washington Redskins (1937–present)
Owner: Dan Snyder
Head Coach: Jim Zorn
Conference Championships: (5) 1972, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991
League Championships: (5) 1937, 1942, 1982 (XVII), 1987 (XXII), 1991 (XXVI)





-NORTH-

Chicago Bears

191px-chicago_bears_logosvg.png nfcn-uniform-chi.PNG

Team Colors: Dark Navy, Orange, White
Mascot: Staley Da Bear
Owner: Virginia Halas McCaskey
Head Coach: Lovie Smith
Conference Championships: (4) 1956, 1963, 1985, 2006
League Championships: (9) 1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963 1985 (XX)





Detroit Lions

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Team Colors: Honolulu Blue, Silver, Black, White
Mascot: Roary
Owner: William Clay Ford, Sr.
Head Coach: Rod Marinelli
Conference Championships: (4) 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957
League Championships: (4) 1935, 1952, 1953, 1957





Green Bay Packers

300px-greenbaypackers_100svg.png nfcn-uniform-gb.PNG

Team Colors: Dark Green, Gold, White
Mascot: Indian Packers (1919), Indians (1919), Acme Packers (1921), Blues (1922), Big Bay Blues (1920s), Bays (1920s-1940s), Green Bay FC (current), The Pack (current)
Owner: Green Bay Packers, Inc. (111,967 stockholders)
Head Coach: Mike McCarthy
Conference Championships: (8) 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1996, 1997
League Championships: (12) 1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1967 (I), 1968 (II), 1997 (XXXI)





Minnesota Vikings

150px-minnesota_vikings_logosvg.png nfcn-uniform-min.PNG

Team Colors: Purple, Gold, White
Mascot: Viktor the Viking, Ragnar
Owner: Zygi Wilf
Head Coach: Brad Childress
Conference Championships: (4) 1969, 1973, 1974, 1976
League Championships: (1) 1969





-SOUTH-

Atlanta Falcons

220px-atlanta_falcons_logosvg.png nfcs-uniform-atl.PNG

Team Colors: Red, Black, White, Silver
Mascot: Freddie Falcon
Owner: Arthur Blank
Head Coach: Mike Smith
Conference Championships: (1) 1998
League Championships: (0)





Carolina Panthers

368px-carolina_panthers_logosvg.png nfcs-uniform-car.PNG

Team Colors: Black, Panther Blue, Silver, White
Mascot: Sir Purr
Owner: Jerry Richardson
Head Coach: John Fox
Conference Championships: (1) 2003
League Championships: (0)





New Orleans Saints

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Team Colors: Black, Old Gold, White
Mascot: Gumbo the dog and Sir Saint
Owner: Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc
Head Coach: Sean Payton
Conference Championships: (3) 1991, 2000, 2006
League Championships: (0)





Tampa Bay Buccaneers

218px-tampa_bay_buccaneers_logosvg.png nfcs-uniform-tb.PNG

Team Colors: Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, Orange, White
Mascot: Captain Fear
Owner: Malcolm Glazer
Head Coach: Jon Gruden
Conference Championships: (1) 2002
League Championships: (1) 2002 (XXXVII)





-WEST-

Arizona Cardinals

338px-arizona_cardinals_logosvg.png nfcw-uniform-ari.PNG

Team Colors: Cardinal Red, Black, White
Mascot: Big Red
Owner: Bill Bidwill
Head Coach: Ken Whisenhunt
Conference Championships: (4) 1947, 1948, 1974, 1975
League Championships: (2) 1925, 1947





St. Louis Rams

281px-st_louis_rams_logosvg.png nfcw-uniform-stl.PNG

Team Colors: Millennium Blue, New Century Gold, White
Name: Cleveland Rams (1936-1945), Los Angeles Rams (1946-1994), St. Louis Rams (1995–present)
Owner: Chip Rosenbloom, Lucia Rodriguez and Stan Kroenke
Head Coach: Jim Haslett
Conference Championships: (6) 1950, 1951, 1955, 1979, 1999, 2001
League Championships: (3) 1945, 1951, 1999 (XXXIV)





San Francisco 49ers

346px-san_francisco_49ers_logosvg.png nfcw-uniform-sf.PNG

Team Colors: Scarlet Red, 49ers' Gold
Mascot: Sourdough Sam
Owner: John York
Head Coach: Mike Singletary
Conference Championships: (5) 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994
League Championships: (5) 1981 (XVI), 1984 (XIX), 1988 (XXIII), 1989 (XXIV), 1994 (XXIX)





Seattle Seahawks

275px-seattle_seahawks_logosvg.png nfcw-uniform-sea.PNG

Team Colors: Seahawks Blue, Dark Navy, Bright Green, White
Mascot: Blitz, and Taima the hawk
Owner: Paul Allen
Head Coach: Mike Holmgren
Conference Championships: (1) 2005
League Championships: (0)





Images are from wikipedia. Uniform images created by Johnny Seoul


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16 Comments
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twoeightnine

The Buffalo BIlls information is wrong. They have 4 conference championships, '90-'93 and 2 league championships, '64 & '5. Though those were when they were in the AFL.

K0MMIE

I dunno why, but I love the Bengal Orage ( 163AF0 )

solsticeviolet

(Psst. The NY Giants won the Super Bowl THIS YEAR. The info's missing.) But besides that secondary piece of info, great post! I love seeing all the colors and uniforms laid out like this. I'm especially interested in each team's logo. Some of them I find quite beautiful. The Seahawks' logo looks like a Pacific Native American wood carving.

evad

Thanks for the corrections! Let me know if you catch any other needed changes...

lightningmccarl

fascinating! i never was a sports person though :)

fedegrafo

Great, great post .......

groutboy

Nice to see some different subject matter for the CL blog!

Go Acme Packers!

(Now I'm a Jets fan)

eessydo

I miss the old Broncos uniforms from the Orange Crush Defense days. After Monday's abysmal defeat to the Patriots Backups on offense, I think their current uniforms make me want to puke.

gilhool

Minnesota Vikings never won the league champsionship, they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl IV. The Arizona Cardinals were previoulsy the Pheonix Cardinal, St Louis Cardinals ,Chicago Cardinals and Racine Cardinals. And NY Jets were the NY Titans from 1960-1962. Tennese Titans were the Tennese Oiler and The Houston Oilers.

dalethompson

Great post! I'm a huge NFL fan and I find this fascinating :)



I don't want to get technical with you but when you list the Conference Championships and League Championships, you are putting them a year behind.



For instance, Tampa Bay is my favourite team but they won the Super Bowl in 2003, not 2002. The NFL season starts in the September the year before (ie, Tampa won the Super Bowl in 2003 but their regular season was in 2002). Therefore, the NFL always crowns its champions in the following February (or late January, depending on the sunday in which the Super Bowl is played) and they are that year's winner.



Other leagues like the NHL and NBA, which split their schedules between two years (ie the 2008/2009 season) lists their winners also in the year they actually won the championship too. Although, in some cases, the champion may be referred to as the 2008/2009 winner.



I know what gilhool is trying to say too... Minnesota has a League Championship listed beside their name but they actually never won. They just appeared in the Super Bowl, losing to Kansas City. I figured this out when I saw the New Orleans Saints... three games played in the NFC championship but, alas, no wins either (sorry New Orleans).


Nevertheless though, a great post and very well done indeed! Way back in 1994 (I think), there was a survey done for every professional sports team in terms of best logo and best colour scheme. I should try to dig it up and post it on here too. I do know the St. Louis Blues won the best logo in all of sports... simple, clean and very identifiable too.

ejasoft

nice greate work thank

wheelnut53

I thought Jon Gruden got fired

DarkStar

Worst color schemes: Bengals, Browns, Broncos, Bills, and Bears. Something about the 'B' names?

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