Can You Name the NFL Team from Their Old Logo?

By: J.P. Naomi

This logo was used by the Washington Redskins from 2004 to 2008. Did you know that in 2004, Joe Gibbs came out of retirement to coach the team to a 6-11 season?

Did you know that this was the 49ers logo from 1946 until 1967? Buck Shaw was head coach in 1946. He lead the team to a 9-5 season, but they did not qualify for the playoffs.

The Tennessee Titans had this logo from 1999 through 2017. After its 9-7 season in 2017, the team is preparing to wear its new logo in the upcoming 2018 season!

If you were a Cleveland Browns fan between 2003 and 2014, this was the logo you must have worn! Did you know that the Browns' all-time record is 525-506?

This was the logo of the St. Louis Rams from 1995 to 1999. Do you remember who won the Super Bowl in 1999? The Rams, of course! They beat the Titans 23-16.

Did you know that the New York Jets were the New York Titans for their first two years in the NFL? The Titans went 7-7 in 1961 with this team logo!

The Dallas Cowboys wore this logo on their uniform in their first three seasons from 1960 to 1963. During those years, the team played at Cotton Bowl Stadium!

The Jacksonville Jaguars made this their logo in 1995 and wore it proudly until 2012. In their inaugural season in 1995, they were coached by Tom Coughlin and went 4-12.

Been a fan of the Bucs for years? Then you'd surely recognize this logo from 1976 - 1996! The team played at Tampa Stadium during those years.

New York Giants have been throwing that football around since 1925! The logo seen here is from their 1956 to 1960 seasons.

The Miami Dolphins logo has always been fairly similar. The original logo, used from 1966 to 1973, consisted of a sunburst with a leaping dolphin wearing a football helmet bearing the letter “M”!

This was the logo of the Detroit Lions from 1961 to 1969. This was the first year the Lions introduced a new color scheme following their inaugural logo that was used from 1952 to 1960.

In 1998, the Atlanta Falcons took their primary logo and created a word-mark logo that included their team name. This was used only until 2002, when their present-day logo was introduced.

For their first season, the newly christened Patriots took to the field with a tri-corner blue hat for their logo. This logo was used for only one year in 1960.

This logo of the Minnesota Vikings held strong for 20 seasons from 1985 to 2005. Did you know that 1985 was the team's 25th season in the NFL?

Were you a fan of the Green Bay Packers from 1956 to 1961? If so, then you must remember this logo! The state in the backdrop marked both Green Bay and Milwaukee on the state.

Between the years 1946 and 1973, the Chicago Bears wore this logo on their uniforms. In the 1946 season, the Bears were coached by George Halas and went 8-2-1. They won the NFL Championship that year!

Did you know that this was the Eagles' logo from 1969 to 1972? Take a closer look at the wings, they were designed to look more like a jet!

Have you been a Browns fan since 1959? Then you might recognize this logo! In 1959, the team was coached by Paul Brown and went 7-5, but did not qualify for the playoffs!

The Miami Dolphins wore this updated logo from 1997 to 2012. In 1997, the team went 8-8, and seven of those 16 games were decided by a field goal or less!

Coach Gary Kubiak led the Texans to a 6-10 finish the year that they wore this logo... 2006! Well, at least it was an improvement from their 2-14 record the previous year!

From 1996 to 1998, the Baltimore Ravens wore this logo on their helmets. Did you know that the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a jury verdict that the logo infringed on copyright retained by Frederick E. Bouchat, an amateur artist and security guard in Maryland, but that he was entitled to only $3 in damages from the NFL?

When the franchise moved to Kansas City in 1963, Bob Taylor was commissioned to produce a new logo that remained strikingly similar to his original incarnation. This was his work that remained in place until 1971!

In 1961, General Manager Bert Rose contacted LA Times sports cartoonist Karl Hubenthal to draw this original logo of the Minnesota Vikings. Today's logo maintains much of the original look with only minor variations!

In 1974, the San Diego Chargers changed their logo to a helmet side view in royal blue. The helmet featured a gold lightning bolt with white border and a gold face mask!

Coached by Pop Ivy, the St. Louis Cardinals used this as their logo from 1960 to 1969. They played their home games at Busch Stadium during those years.

This long-standing logo of the Denver Broncos was used between 1970 and 1992. It was designed by Pat Taylor's father, Edwin G. Taylor!

This was the logo of the New Orleans Saints from 2000 to 2005. Today's logo is still very much the same except for small variations to the shade of gold color!

The Steelers' first logo was a football with Pittsburgh’s then smoggy skyline, as well as a construction worker hanging onto a chain holding a pennant. The words “PITTSBURGH STEELERS FOOTBALL CLUB" outlined the perimeter of the image.

When the Colts moved from Baltimore to Indianapolis in 1984, the team brought their blue horseshoe with them! This logo was used until 2001.

In 1972, the New England Patriots took their original Boston Patriots logo and made the skin tone of "Pat Patriot" a bit more realistic. This logo was used until 1988 when they decided to remove the skin color and make it simply white/no color.

Philadelphia Eagles used this logo from 1948 to 1968. The design was similar to the Apollo 11 emblem, and its moon-landing craft was dubbed Eagle.

In 1962, the Chicago Bears introduced their first version of the "C" wishbone logo. In 1972, they added orange color to it as we know it today!

This logo was worn by the Oakland Raiders in 1963. That year they were coached by Al Davis and went 10-4 though they did not qualify for the playoffs!

When the Seattle Seahawks debuted in 1976, the team’s logo was a royal blue and forest green osprey’s head based on Northwestern tribal art. Today's logo is very similar with just slight color variations.

This was the original logo of the Carolina Panthers. It was used between 1995 and 2011. In 2012, the logo was altered only slightly to make it look more aggressive and three-dimensional!

The Bengals first logo was a caricature of a Bengal tiger running with a football under its right arm. The team used this logo while they were members of the AFL through the 1969 season.

This was the logo of the Denver Broncos from 1962 to 1969. In 1962, Jack Faulker was not only head coach, but he was named AFL Coach of the Year!

In 1962, the Buffalo Bills changed their logo to a brown football with a brown buffalo in the background. This logo was used until 1969, and the red bison was introduced in 1970!

1961 brought the introduction of the oval "G" logo as we know it today! Did you know that this logo was designed by St. Norbert College art student John Gordon? Gordon was also the assistant to Gerald Braisher, the Packers' equipment manager!

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About This Quiz

Are you ready for some football? Football logo trivia, that is? Well, we're about to take you on a trip down memory lane, so pack up the grill and let's head to the tailgate! We want to know if can you recognize these old NFL logos. Will you be the number one fan? Or will you hang your head in shame all the way home? It's time to find out!

Year after year, teams unveil their latest and greatest logos. Some stick and some fail! Some are altered every few years, but only with minor changes. A pop of color here, a new graphics dimension there. As the years go on, teams win, and teams lose, but the logos always remain as a symbol of our fandom! Are you fan enough to ace this quiz? 

You see, the biggest fans are the ones who buy the new gear as it comes out. And it's the biggest fans who always keep the old equipment handy. They break it out for throwback games, or just to wear it as a sign of their loyalty. So we want to know, are you one of those fans?!

If you're up for this challenge, there might just be a Lombardi trophy in your future! Good luck... set, set, hut, HIKE!

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