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The National Football Conference (NFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). The NFC was created after the league merged with the American Football League (AFL) in 1970. The NFC had 13 teams that year, all of which played in the NFL before the merger. Meanwhile, all of the former AFL teams along with the NFL's Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Baltimore Colts formed the American Football Conference (AFC). Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... National Football Conference logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... National Football Conference logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... NFL redirects here. ... The AFL-NFL Merger of 1970 involved the merger of the two major professional American football leagues in the United States during the time: the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL). ... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... Browns redirects here. ... Steelers redirects here. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ...


There were five alignment plans for the NFC. The plan that was selected was picked out of a glass bowl. Plan 3 was selected:

  • Plan 1
    • Eastern - New York Giants, Washington, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Minnesota
    • Central - Chicago, Green Bay, Detroit, New Orleans
    • Western - San Francisco, Los Angeles Rams, Dallas, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Plan 2
    • Eastern - New York Giants, Washington, Philadelphia, Minnesota
    • Central - Dallas, St. Louis Cardinals, New Orleans , Atlanta
    • Western - San Francisco, Los Angeles Rams, Chicago, Green Bay, Detroit
  • Plan 3
    • Eastern - Dallas, New York Giants, Philadelphia, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington
    • Central - Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota
    • Western - Atlanta, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans, San Francisco
  • Plan 4
    • Eastern - New York Giants, Washington, Philadelphia, St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota
    • Central - Chicago, Green Bay, Detroit , Atlanta
    • Western - San Francisco, Los Angeles Rams, Dallas, New Orleans
  • Plan 5
    • Eastern - New York Giants, Washington, Philadelphia, Detroit, Minnesota
    • Central - Chicago, Green Bay, Dallas, St. Louis Cardinals
    • Western - San Francisco, Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta, New Orleans

Since the merger, three expansion teams have joined the NFC, thus making the current total 16. When the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers joined the league in 1976, they were temporarily placed in the NFC and AFC, respectively, for one season before they switched conferences. The Seahawks returned to the NFC as a result of the 2002 realignment. The Carolina Panthers joined the NFC in 1995. An expansion team is a term used for a brand new team in a sports league. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ...


These 16 teams are organized into four divisions (North, South, East, and West) of four teams each. Each team plays the other teams in their division twice (home and away) during the regular season in addition to 10 other games/teams assigned to their schedule by the NFL in the April before. Two of these games are assigned on the basis of the teams' final record in the previous season. The remaining 8 games are split between the roster of two other NFL divisions. This assignment shifts each year. For instance, in the 2007 regular season, each team in the NFC West will play a game apiece against each team in both the AFC North and the NFC South. In this way division competition consists of common opponents, with the exception of the 2 games assigned on the strength of the each team's prior season record. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The 2007 season of the National Football League (NFL) is the 88th season played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... The NFC West refers to the Western Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... The AFC North refers to the Northern Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League that was created prior to the 2002 season when the league realigned divisions after expanding to 32 teams. ... The NFC South refers to the Southern Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League that was created in 2002 when the league realigned divisions after expanding to 32 teams. ...


At the end of each season, a series of playoff games are contested among the top six teams in the NFC, consisting of the four division champions (by place standing) and the two other teams ("wild cards") with the best win-loss records. The NFC playoffs culminate in the NFC Championship Game for the George Halas Trophy. The NFC Champion plays the AFC Champion in the Super Bowl. The National Football League (NFL) playoffs is a single-elimination tournament held at the end of the 16-game regular season to determine the NFL champion. ... In North American professional sports leagues, the term wild card refers to a team that qualifies for the championship playoffs without winning their specific subdivision (usually called a conference or division) outright. ... NFC Championship Game is an American football game played every year to determine the champion of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... George Stanley Halas, Sr. ... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


 
 

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