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Ranking Every NFL Team Logo From Worst to First

Ranking Every NFL Team Logo From Worst to First

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Every NFL team has a logo. Here they are ranked from worst to first.

32. Cleveland Browns

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32. Cleveland Browns

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I'm not sure if I can even say the Browns have a logo, since their logo is actually just the helmet. That's why they're ranked last. It's made worse knowing they've got arguably the coolest logo in sports, Brownie the Elf, sitting in their files.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars

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31. Jacksonville Jaguars

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This logo is absolutely atrocious. It pretty much looks like the Jags tried to update their old, cool running jaguar logo and ended up with a homeless man's version of Simba. If there was ever a franchise totally represented by their logo, it's Jacksonville -- young, inexperienced, looks like they might pee at any moment out of fear.

30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Although this logo is the actual logo the Bucs will be using this year and beyond, they're going with a change that I couldn't get a picture of. Basically they take a pretty cool-looking logo (which remains the same) and puts it in a magnifying glass. There is something known as "trying too hard" and the folks from the ol' Sombrero managed that one.

29. Carolina Panthers

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29. Carolina Panthers

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If they're that set on using blue ... at least make it a beautiful Carolina blue rather than that awful teal.

28. Miami Dolphins

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28. Miami Dolphins

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The Dolphins used to have one of the best logos in football. Instead, they turned around and produced this at the start of last season. It looks like it belongs in arena football not the NFL.

27. New York Giants

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27. New York Giants

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Simply put, plain. Nothing interesting about this logo, although that has always been the Giants' M.O.

26. New England Patriots

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26. New England Patriots

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The New England Patriots' "Flying Elvis" logo is a decent logo, it has become synonymous with success. Although, like the Cleveland Browns, the Pats have a much better logo sitting in their back pocket -- Patriot Pat from their days as the Boston Patriots.

25. New Orleans Saints

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25. New Orleans Saints

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The Fleur de Lis is certainly an absolutely New Orleanian image, but it's just a bit plain in today's age. The Saints can certainly do better to make it pop more in the games.

24. Minnesota Vikings

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24. Minnesota Vikings

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The Vikings' logo certainly does its job, although it is a little bit difficult to understand what it is if you don't "get it".

23. Buffalo Bills

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23. Buffalo Bills

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The Buffalo Bills went through a change just a few seasons ago where they essentially just changed the background color. They should have changed to their old AFL logo. The "Standing Buffalo" is not only iconic, but simply better.

22. New York Jets

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22. New York Jets

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The New York Jets logo falls here because it could be so much better. The Jets logo doesn't exactly paint the picture about who, or what they represent ... it simply says what it is. It's nice that they aren't trying to do to much, but they could do so much more.

21. Philadelphia Eagles

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21. Philadelphia Eagles

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A classic design that simply needs some updating. For some reason, when the Eagles wear their throwback uniforms, the wings always pop more.

20. Washington Redskins

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20. Washington Redskins

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Washington's logo is actually a really nice representation of what they are trying to represent. The feather on the outer circle is pretty cool, but it'd be much better if it were simply a spear.

19. Dallas Cowboys

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19. Dallas Cowboys

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The Dallas Star may be the single most iconic image in football, perhaps more so than the Lombardi trophy. It is great, but it's too plain to be a truly great logo.

18. Chicago Bears

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18. Chicago Bears

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The Chicago Bears originally got their name because they wanted to be associated with the Chicago Cubs. This logo does nothing to form any association with the team name. It does look cool, though.

17. St. Louis Rams

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17. St. Louis Rams

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The St. Louis Rams have an absolutely gorgeous logo. This is one of only instances when the remodel really made the whole thing look a lot better. The problem is, what makes a logo truly great is when you can associate players wearing it. The Rams don't have anyone to make me remember this logo at the moment.

16. Houston Texans

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16. Houston Texans

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The Texans' logo is certainly a good one, but the reason why it's not higher up is that it has been stolen from the Longhorns and the Cowboys.

15. San Diego Chargers

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15. San Diego Chargers

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The Chargers have another logo that is on the edge of being iconic. They haven't changed it much since the start. It would look so much better with a number under that bolt.

14. Atlanta Falcons

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14. Atlanta Falcons

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Another great example of when a logo update works out for the better. Atlanta did a great job with this logo change right around the arrival of Michael Vick.

13. Baltimore Ravens

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13. Baltimore Ravens

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Since the team moved to Baltimore in 1996, there hasn't really been a need to change the logo all that much because they did it right the first time. The Ravens don't really have another logo to fall back on or to compare to.

12. Cincinnati Bengals

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12. Cincinnati Bengals

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Probably the best example of a redesign gone right. Although, to be fair, the Bengals have not done much winning with this logo. That doesn't matter because they look just gorgeous on the field.

11. Kansas City Chiefs

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11. Kansas City Chiefs

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If you're intent on using a Native American name and logo, there's no better example than the Chiefs. KC's logo is one of the best in the NFL, and when your home stadium is named after that logo, you know you did a good job.

10. Oakland Raiders

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10. Oakland Raiders

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The class of the old AFL logos. The Raiders haven't changed their logo in decades, and for good reason. The Silver and Black absolutely epitomizes what Oakland Raider football should be.

9. Indianapolis Colts

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9. Indianapolis Colts

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Dating back to when Johnny Unitas wore this logo in Baltimore, this has been one of the best logos in the NFL. When you think of great quarterbacks, you immediately have to think of the blue horseshoe. From Unitas to Manning to Luck, the Colts logo has become synonymous with great quarterbacks.

8. Tennessee Titans

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8. Tennessee Titans

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After moving from Houston, it only made sense for the team to change its name and logo from the Oilers. The Titans, even though it was taken from an old New York team, was an obviously good choice. From the days of Eddie George and Steve McNair, this logo has always looked beautiful on the field.

7. Seattle Seahawks

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7. Seattle Seahawks

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The Super Bowl Champions have always had a nice crisp look. Nike did a really nice job on the rebuild of the entire Seahawks uniform, but justifiably left the logo alone. The Hawks head is a gorgeous centerpiece for the 12th man.

6. Green Bay Packers

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6. Green Bay Packers

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The only thing that would make this logo better is if they could make it into the shape of a Cheesehead. Green Bay shouldn't need any flashy logo because it is not a flashy town.

5. Pittsburgh Steelers

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5. Pittsburgh Steelers

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If a logo ever represented a city, it would take notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hard-nosed, rough around the edges and blue collar to the core, this is the perfect logo for the team.

4. Arizona Cardinals

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4. Arizona Cardinals

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Although having been founded in the Chicago area, the Cardinals did not adopt the cardinal head logo until they moved to St. Louis in the 1960s in order to associate themselves with the baseball club of the same name. They got it right the first time and haven't needed much adaptation since.

3. San Francisco 49ers

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3. San Francisco 49ers

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The go-to example of "don't try and do too much". The Niners haven't changed their iconic logo in years, and for all the right reasons.

2. Detroit Lions

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2. Detroit Lions

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This one breaks my rule of "good logo, good team", but the Lions' logo is really awesome. The fact that the lion is leaping into the air is what always makes me smile. It's as if Calvin Johnson has his spirit animal on his helmet every Sunday!

1. Denver Broncos

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1. Denver Broncos

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Since their redesign with Nike in 1997, this logo has looked outstanding. This is a logo that everyone associates with John Elway hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, and now of Peyton Manning yelling "Omaha!". The old "D" with the bronco was simply dated. This one is timeless.