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How many players are on each team?

Each NFL team can have up to fifty-three players on the roster. Of these players, only forty-five can dress and play on game day. Teams get players either through the draft or by signing free-agents to contracts. Free agents are players who don't currently have a contract with an NFL team. Sometimes this is because they weren't drafted out of college and sometimes it's because their current contract expired.

How many NFL teams are there?

There are 32 teams in the NFL, 16 in the National Football Conference (NFC) and 16 in the American Football Conference (AFC). Each of the conferences is broken up into 4 divisions; East, North, South, and West. Each division has four teams. Here is a list of teams and the divisions they are in:

American Football Conference (AFC)


  • Buffalo Bills
  • Miami Dolphins
  • New England Patriots
  • New York Jets
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Houston Texans
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Denver Broncos
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Oakland Raiders
  • San Diego Chargers
National Football Conference (NFC)

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • New York Giants
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Washington Redskins
  • Chicago Bears
  • Detroit Lions
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Carolina Panthers
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Arizona Cardinals
  • St. Louis Rams
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Seattle Seahawks
Fun Facts about NFL Teams
  • The Green Bay Packers have won 13 NFL titles including the first two Super Bowls. The Pittsburgh Steelers have the most Super Bowl wins with 6.
  • Several of the top 10 most valuable sports franchises are NFL teams.
  • There is currently (2010) no team in Los Angeles even though it is the second largest city in the United States. New York, the largest city, has two teams, the Giants and the Jets.
  • The Indianapolis Colts were the first team to have cheerleaders.
  • Most of the NFL teams are in the Eastern time zone.
  • The most points scored in a season was 589 by the New England Patriots in 2007.
  • There was once an NFL team called the New York Yankees.

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