NFL Teams

How Many NFL Football Teams Are There?

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Two 4 by 4 blocks of NFL Team names and logos, separated by conference, AFC and NFC
32 NFL Teams

There are 32 teams spread evenly across 8 divisions, 4 of which come from the AFC, and 4 of which come from the NFC. QB54 this is not. Though, it's a rad NFL tailgate game.

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NFL Structure (Teams By Division)

NFL Divisions, or NFL Regions, as some call it, were made with the intent of grouping teams that were close in geographical proximity. This had the dual effect of establishing rivals, as well as improving the financial performance of each team through reduced travel costs.

As you can see below, there are 4 regions per conference, North, East, South, and West. Given the sport's militaristic commonalities, it's no surprise that it went after ordinal directions, unlike hockey.

So that is how the NFL is structured, two conferences, four divisions/regions per conference, and four teams in each division.

AFC North

AFC East

AFC South

AFC West

NFC North

NFC East

NFC South

NFC West

NFL Team Names in Alphabetical Order

NFL Teams FAQs

How many NFL teams are there?

There are 32 NFL teams.

What are the names of the two major conferences in the NFL?

The AFC and the NFC. They stand for American Football Conference and National Football Conference.

What are the names of the divisions/regions?

North. East. South. West, for both the AFC and NFC.