Top 12 NFL Teams Till Now

Do you know The National Football League (NFL) is the most-watched sport in North America and has got 32 teams? And every football fan out there got their own best NFL team for their own different reasons. But which one is yours?

In this article today, we will see about the top NFL Teams with their brief information, the best players they have got, and their achievements to date.

Top 12 NFL Teams Till Now

Before diving into the best top NFL teams, let us see the list of the teams and their team value.

Additionally, this isn’t the ranked list of the Top NFL teams. However, all the teams can win many trophies, and they all are the best team in the NFL.

The below data were fetched from Statista.com

TeamsTeam value (in a million U.S. dollars)
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers2280
2. Kansas City Chiefs2300
3. Los Angeles Rams4000
4. Seattle Seahawks3075
5. Cleveland Browns2600
6. Arizona Cardinals2329
7. Pittsburgh Steelers2800
8. Buffalo Bills2050
9. Los Angeles Chargers2920
10. San Francisco 49ers4175
11. New Orleans Saints2825
12. Green Bay Packers3475

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Established Date: April 24, 1974
  • Headquarter: Tampa, Florida
  • Team Color: Buccaneer red, pewter, orange, black
  • Team Nickname: The Bucs

On our first list is Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which the Glazer family owns. This team has won several trophies in the recent years. 

Raymond James Stadium is known as the home of the record-setting stadium. This is because so many records have been created in this stadium. Well, Buccaneers themselves hold the record of 12 straight seasons of at least ten losses. 

Back in 1976, Buccaneers began their season with a loss of 0-26, and that was a record too. However, with head coach Bruce Arians, Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won one Super Bowl Championship with two times AP NFL Coach of the year.

Rob Gronkowski 2021
Tampa bay buccaneers player Rob Gronkowski 2021 (Source: Wikimedia.org)

Fortunately, players like Tom Brady, Antonio Brown, Rob Gronkowski, Kyle Trask of this club helped the team rank up.

Sooner or later, they grabbed their form and established many records and achievements in recent years.

Achievements of Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

ChampionshipsDate
2x Super Bowl Championships 2002, 2020
2x Conference Championships1979, 1981, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2007
6x times Division Championships1979, 1981, 1982, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Established Date: August 14, 1959
  • Headquarter: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Team Color: Red, Gold, White
  • Team Nickname: The Legion of Zoom

On our second list is Kansas City Chiefs that has won AFL Championships.

With the nickname of ” The Redwood Forest,” Kansas City Chiefs were well known by their defense back in 1966-71. Later on, they were called “The Legion of Zoom” because of their attacking strategy.

Kansas City Chiefs has some of the brilliant players like; Patrick Mahomes II, Tyreek Hill, Frank Clark, and others.

Similarly, Andy Reid is the team’s head coach who has won two Super Bowl Championships with the Kansas City Chiefs. Moreover, he had also won the AP NFL Coach of the year with Kansas City Chiefs in 2002.

Previously, the franchise was founded in 1959 by Lamar Hunt. Later, he could not attempt to purchase an NFL franchise and thus, remained as the chairman of the team until he died in 2006.

Back then, the Hunt family kept the team’s ownership, and Clark Hunt, Lamar’s son, became the owner and chairman of the franchise.

Here are the achievements of the Kansas City Chiefs mentioned below:

ChampionshipsDate
3x AFL Championships1962, 1966, 1969
2x Super Bowl Championships1969, 2019
13x Division Championships1962, 1966, 1971, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2003, 2010, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
2x Conference Championships2019, 2020
23x Playoffs Championships1962, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2003, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Los Angeles Rams

  • Established Date: 1936
  • Headquarter: Costa Mesa, California
  • Team Color: Powder blue, Sunshine gold, White
  • Team Nickname: The Bolts

Founded in 1936, our third pick for the best NFL team, Los Angeles Rams. This team has won many trophies and earned many achievements.

Currently, Mr. Sean McVay is the head coach for the Los Angeles Rams. He won AP NFL Coach of the Year in 2017 while he was with the Los Angeles Rams. 

from the Washington Football Team vs. Los Angeles Rams at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland, October 11th, 2020
From the Washington Football Team vs. Los Angeles Rams at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland, October 11, 2020 ( Source: flickr.com)

Likewise, Los Angeles Rams have many successful players like; Joe Namath, Marshall Faulk, Ollie Matson, etc.

Stan Kroenke owns the ownership of the franchise. According to Forbes magazine, the estimated the worth of the team in 2015 was $1.45 billion.

Let’s take a look at the achievements of the Los Angeles Rams to date:

ChampionshipsDate
2x NFL Championships1945, 1951
1x Super Bowl Championships1999
7x Conference Championships1950, 1951, 1955, 1979, 1999, 2001, 2018
17x Division Championships1945, 1949, 1967, 1969,1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2017, 2018
30x Playoffs Appearances 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2017, 2018, 2020

Seattle Seahawks

  • Established Date: June 4, 1974
  • Headquarter: Renton, Washington
  • Team Color: College Navy, Action Green, Wolf Grey
  • Team Nickname: The Legion of Boom

Following the order, our fourth pick for the best NFL team is Seattle Seahawks, established in 1974. Initially, Seattle Seahawks joined NFL as an expansion team in 1976 and became a member of the AFC West in 2002. 

The head coach of Seattle Seahawks is Mr. Pete Carroll, who has won one Super Bowl champion, 2x National (2003, 2004), 4x Rose Bowl Champion (2003, 2006-2008), 2x Orange Bowl Champion (2002, 2004), 7x Pac-10 champion (2002-2008), NFL 2010s All-Decade Team.

Furthermore, Carroll was also awarded the Home Depot Coach of the Year Award (2003), AFCA Coach of the Year Award (2003).

Paul G. Allen Trust is the owner of the franchise, whereas Jody Allen is the club chairman. Also, Chuck Arnold is the president of the franchise.

Seattle Seahawks has some promising players like; Russell Wilson, Jamal Adams, Aldon Smith, and other talented players who have made the teams to win trophies.

The fans of the Seattle Seahawks have been referred to as the “12th man”, “12th fan,” or “12’s”. Seahawks fan’s twice created the world record for the loudest crowd noise at an event in a few month’s gaps.

As of 2020, team value is estimated as 3,075 million U.S. dollars. 

Seattle Seahawks Achievements:

ChampionshipsDate
1x Super Bowl Championships2013
3x Conference Championships2005, 2013, 2014
11x Division Championships1988, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2020
19x Playoffs Appearances1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020

Cleveland Browns

  • Established Date: June 4, 1944
  • Headquarter: Berea, Ohio
  • Team Color: Brown, Orange, White
  • Team Nickname: N/A

Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team located in Cleveland. This franchise team is named after previous coach and co-founder Paul Browns

Kevin Stefanski is the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. As a coach, he has won AP NFL Coach of the Year (2020), PFWA Coach of the Year (2020), Sporting News, Coach of the Year (2020), First Team All-Ivy League (2002).

Cleveland browns defense
Cleveland Browns defense 2019 preseason (Source: Wikimedia.org).

Cleveland Browns joined All-America Football Conference from 1946-1949, and from 1950 they were affiliated to NFL.

With Jimmy Haslam and Dee Haslam as owners of the franchise, J.W. Johnson is the club’s president.

Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr., Nick Chubb are some of the featured players of the Cleveland Browns.

Cleveland Browns Achievements:

ChampionshipsDate
4x NFL Championships1946, 1947, 1948, 1949
4x AAFC Championships1950, 1954, 1955, 1964
11x Conference Championships1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969
12x Division Championships1946, 1947, 1948, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989
29x Playoffs Appearances1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 2002, 2020

Arizona Cardinals

  • Established Date: 1898
  • Headquarter: Tempe, Arizona
  • Team Color: Cardinal red, white, black
  • Team Nickname: The Football Cardinals

The oldest club in the United States was founded as the Morgan Athletic Club in 1898. Arizona Cardinals joined NFL as a charter member on September 17, 1920.

The owner, Chairman, and President of Arizona Cardinals are Michael Bidwill, Head coach Kliff Kingsbury, and General Manager Steve Keim. Kliff Timothy Kingsbury, the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, has won FootballScoop.com Offensive Coordinator of the Year (2011, 2012).

Arizona Cardinals have promising players like Kyler Murray, J.J. Watt, A.J. Green. As a result, the team has nicknames as “The Cards,” “The Redbirds,” “The Big Red,” “The Football Cardinals.”

Arizona Cardinals Achievements:

ChampionshipsDate
2x NFL Championships1925, 1947
1x Conference Championships2008
7x Division Championships1947, 1948, 1974, 1975, 2008, 2009, 2015
10x Playoffs Appearances1947, 1948, 1974, 1975, 1982, 1998, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Established Date: July 8, 1933
  • Headquarter: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Team Color: Black, Gold
  • Team Nickname: The Black and Gold

Pittsburgh Steelers is our seventh pick for the best NFL team. Pittsburgh Steelers are the seventh oldest franchise in the NFL. 

Their head coach Mr. Mike Tomlin has won Super Bowl champion (XLIII), AFC Champion (2008, 2010), Motorola Coach of the Year (2008), Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year (2008), Youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl (XLIII) as a head coach.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Huddle 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

Similarly, he has won Super Bowl champion (XXXVII), NFC Champion (2002) as an assistant coach in his career. 

The franchise owner is the Rooney family, Art Rooney II as the President and, on the other hand, Mike Tomlin as a Head coach.

Namely, Ben Roethlisberger, T.J. Watt, Najee Harris are some of the famous and featured players of the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

Pittsburgh Steelers Achievements:

ChampionshipsDate
6x Super Bowl Championships1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 2005, 2008
8x Conference Championships1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995, 2005, 2008, 2010
24x Division Championships1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001,2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2020
32x Playoffs Appearances1947, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020

 Buffalo Bills

  • Established Date: October 28, 1959
  • Headquarter: Orchard Park, New York
  • Team Color: Royal blue, red, white, navy blue
  • Team Nickname: N/A

The professional football American team, Buffalo Bills played the National Football League in 1970 as a member of the American Football Conference (AFC). 

Terry Pegula and Kim Pegula are the franchise owners, and Sean McDermott is the team’s head coach. Similarly, Brandon Beane is the general manager of the group. 

This team has some star players like Josh Allen, Mitch Trubisky, Cole Beasley

Buffalo Bills Achievements:

ChampionshipsDate
2x AFL Championships1964, 1965
4x Conference Championships1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
11x Division Championships1964, 1965, 1966, 1980, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 2020
20x Playoffs Appearances1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2017, 2019, 2020

Los Angeles Chargers

  • Established Date: August 14, 1959
  • Headquarter: Costa Mesa, California
  • Team Color: Powder Blue, Sunshine Gold, White
  • Team Nickname: The Bolts

On September 10, 1960, Chargers began to play as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). 

The owner and chairman of the franchise is Mr. Dean Spanos, alongside head coach Brandon Staley and Tom Telesco as general manager.  Their head coach Brandon Staley has worked as a defensive coordinator for Los Angles Rams.

The team is called “The Bolts” as their nickname. They joined the NFL in 1970 as an AFL–NFL merger.

Los Angeles Chargers Achievements:

ChampionshipsDate
1x AFL Championships1963
1x Conference Championships1994
15x Division Championships1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965,1979, 1980, 1981, 1992, 1994, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
19x Playoffs Appearances1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2018

San Francisco 49ers

  • Established Date: June 4, 1944
  • Headquarter: Santa Clara, California
  • Team Color: Red, Gold, White
  • Team Nickname: Gold Blooded

San Francisco 49ers joined NFL from 1950-present and All-America Football Conference on 1946-1949. Similarly, they joined the National Football Conference in 1970.

The owner and chairman of this franchise team are Denise DeBartolo York. Also, the CEO and president are Jed York and Al Guido, respectively. The team has some nicknames like; Niner Empire, Niners, The Empire, Niner Gang, Gold Blooded.

In addition, the group includes players such as Trey Lance, Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Bosa.

San Francisco 49ers Achievements:

ChampionshipsDate
5x Super Bowl Championships1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994
7x Conference Championships1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994, 2012, 2019
20x Division Championships1970, 1971, 1972, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2011, 2012, 2019
27x Playoffs Appearances1949, 1957, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2019

New Orleans Saints

  • Established Date: November 1, 1966
  • Headquarter: Metairie, Louisiana
  • Team Color: Old gold, black, white
  • Team Nickname: The Who Dats

Founded on November 1, 1966, New Orleans Saints competed in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) South Division.

The team got NFL and NFC affiliations in 1967 and 1970, respectively. The owner of the franchise is Mr. Gayle Benson, and the president is Mr. Dennis Lauscha. Similarly, the team has Sean Payton as head coach and Mickey Loomis as general manager.

New Orleans Saints Achievements:

ChampionshipsDate
1x Super Bowl Championships2009
1x Conference Championships2009
9x Division Championships1991, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
14x Playoffs Appearances1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Green Bay Packers

  • Established Date: August 11, 1919
  • Headquarter: Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Team Color: Dark green, gold, white
  • Team Nickname: The Green and Gold 

Green Bay Packers played their first season in 1919. The Packers competes in the National Football League (NFL) as a National Football Conference (NFC) North Division member club. 

The team got NFL and NFC affiliations in 1921 and 1970, respectively. They have their fight song called “Go! You Packers Go!” which encourages their fan to chants inside the sports events.

Green Bay Packers, Inc. is the owner of the franchise, whereas Mark H. Murphy is the team’s chairman and CEO, while Matthew Patrick LaFleur is the head coach for the team.

The team has nicknames like Indian Packers, Acme Packers, Blues, Big Bat Blues, The Green, and Gold.

As of 2021, Green Bay Packers have won 13 league championships, 9 Conference championships, and 20 Division championships. They have also made 34 playoffs appearances.

Green Bay Packers Achievements:

ChampionshipsDate
11x NFL Championships1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967
4x Super Bowl Championships1966, 1967, 1996, 2010
6x NFL Western Championships1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967
3x NFC1996, 1997, 2010
20x Division Championships2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019, 2020,1972, 1995, 1996, 1997,1967,1936, 1938, 1939, 1944
34x Playoffs Appearances1936, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1944, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1982, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020

Conclusion

So, those mentioned above are the list of top NFL teams. Which one of them is your best? You can comment down below to share your views with us.

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