Ranking Every NFL Team's Helmet From Worst To First

By Timothy Downs

Every NFL team has a helmet that its respective fanbase has grown to adore whether it’s visually appealing or not. The unconditional love fans have for their team is what makes professional sports so amazing.

However, many franchises have ugly uniforms in the minds of outsiders. With that in mind, here’s a look at every NFL team’s helmet ranked from worst to first.

Timothy Downs is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. You can ‘like him’ on Facebook add him on Google or follow him Twitter @Tidow1212

Ranking Every NFL Team\'s Helmet From Worst To First
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32. Washington Redskins

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Whether you believe it should or should not, the Washington Redskins' helmet sadly offends a portion of our country's Native American population. Therefore, it lands at No. 32.

32. Washington Redskins

Whether you believe it should or should not, the Washington Redskins' helmet sadly offends a portion of our country's Native American population. Therefore, it lands at No. 32.

31. New Orleans Saints

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The New Orleans Saints have a 'fleur de lis' symbol on their helmet, which many feel is racist in nature due to its history (which you can look up and decide for yourself). It seems like a rebrand is needed at this point. Washington and New Orleans are tied for the worst in my humble opinion.

31. New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints have a 'fleur de lis' symbol on their helmet, which many feel is racist in nature due to its history (which you can look up and decide for yourself). It seems like a rebrand is needed at this point. Washington and New Orleans are tied for the worst in my humble opinion.

30. Kansas City Chiefs

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The Kansas City Chiefs showcase the most bland helmet in the NFL. It's just an arrowhead with the letters 'KC' and that's it. It's that simple. Really. The Chiefs need a rebrand in the worst way.

30. Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs showcase the most bland helmet in the NFL. It's just an arrowhead with the letters 'KC' and that's it. It's that simple. Really. The Chiefs need a rebrand in the worst way.

29. Tennessee Titans

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Don't get me wrong: the Tennessee Titans' helmet isn't all bad. The colors are excellent, but what's the deal with the flame? With all the money in the world to spend on an expert graphic designer, there has to be a way to come up with something a tad more inviting.

29. Tennessee Titans

Don't get me wrong: the Tennessee Titans' helmet isn't all bad. The colors are excellent, but what's the deal with the flame? With all the money in the world to spend on an expert graphic designer, there has to be a way to come up with something a tad more inviting.

28. San Francisco 49ers

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The San Francisco 49ers have an undeniably rich history, but also an undeniably ugly helmet. It's especially ugly when worn with the new black alternate jersey the 49ers debuted this season. Perhaps a revamped roster is not the only thing that's needed in San Francisco.

28. San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have an undeniably rich history, but also an undeniably ugly helmet. It's especially ugly when worn with the new black alternate jersey the 49ers debuted this season. Perhaps a revamped roster is not the only thing that's needed in San Francisco.

27. Cleveland Browns

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The Cleveland Browns are a boring team to watch on the field most years, which makes their painfully bland helmets even tougher to look at.

27. Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns are a boring team to watch on the field most years, which makes their painfully bland helmets even tougher to look at.

26. New York Giants

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The New York Giants helmet isn't ugly, per se. However, it's incredibly boring. I understand tradition is important to the organization, but spicing things up a bit couldn't hurt.

26. New York Giants

The New York Giants helmet isn't ugly, per se. However, it's incredibly boring. I understand tradition is important to the organization, but spicing things up a bit couldn't hurt.

25. Pittsburgh Steelers

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Let's be honest: Most people have no clue that the Pittsburgh Steelers logo is based on the Steelmark logo belonging to the American Iron and Steel Institute. I understand tradition is important, but their logo is painfully ugly.

25. Pittsburgh Steelers

Let's be honest: Most people have no clue that the Pittsburgh Steelers logo is based on the Steelmark logo belonging to the American Iron and Steel Institute. I understand tradition is important, but their logo is painfully ugly.

24. New York Jets

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Despite being a New York Jets fan, I fully recognize that my beloved team's helmet isn't impressive whatsoever. The colors are outstanding, but the typography is about as exciting as an amoeba at a dance party. Incorporating a jet of some sort into the mix seems like a no-brainer.

24. New York Jets

Despite being a New York Jets fan, I fully recognize that my beloved team's helmet isn't impressive whatsoever. The colors are outstanding, but the typography is about as exciting as an amoeba at a dance party. Incorporating a jet of some sort into the mix seems like a no-brainer.

23. Detroit Lions

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The Detroit Lions showcase a visually appealing color scheme, but the lion on their helmet wasn't exactly designed by one of the world's premier graphic artists. This helmet could be a top five with a more 'lion-ish' looking lion.

23. Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions showcase a visually appealing color scheme, but the lion on their helmet wasn't exactly designed by one of the world's premier graphic artists. This helmet could be a top five with a more 'lion-ish' looking lion.

22. Baltimore Ravens

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With a few tweaks, the Baltimore Ravens could have a top five helmet. Perhaps something with more purple would work considering it's their primary color.

22. Baltimore Ravens

With a few tweaks, the Baltimore Ravens could have a top five helmet. Perhaps something with more purple would work considering it's their primary color.

21. New England Patriots

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I've never understood why the guy on the New England Patriots helmet has a bigger chin than Jay Leno. With some tweaking, however, this one could be in the top five in the future.

21. New England Patriots

I've never understood why the guy on the New England Patriots helmet has a bigger chin than Jay Leno. With some tweaking, however, this one could be in the top five in the future.

20. Houston Texans

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I don't have much of an opinion on Houston's helmet. It isn't a work of art by any means, but I don't see a ton of negatives either.

20. Houston Texans

I don't have much of an opinion on Houston's helmet. It isn't a work of art by any means, but I don't see a ton of negatives either.

19. Buffalo Bills

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I love the concept of Buffalo's helmet, but the final product leaves plenty to be desired.

19. Buffalo Bills

I love the concept of Buffalo's helmet, but the final product leaves plenty to be desired.

18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Tampa Bay's helmet is too much of an Oakland Raiders knockoff if you ask me. It isn't ugly by any means, but it just doesn't seem genuine.

18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay's helmet is too much of an Oakland Raiders knockoff if you ask me. It isn't ugly by any means, but it just doesn't seem genuine.

17. Carolina Panthers

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I love everything about Carolina's helmet. But popular consensus suggests panthers outlined in hot blue just aren't that intimidating.

17. Carolina Panthers

I love everything about Carolina's helmet. But popular consensus suggests panthers outlined in hot blue just aren't that intimidating.

16. Atlanta Falcons

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If the Atlanta Falcons could figure out a way to tone their helmet down just a tad, they could easily flirt with the top five in the future. The concept and color scheme are in place, but a new designer is needed.

16. Atlanta Falcons

If the Atlanta Falcons could figure out a way to tone their helmet down just a tad, they could easily flirt with the top five in the future. The concept and color scheme are in place, but a new designer is needed.

15. Miami Dolphins

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The only thing I don't like about Miami's helmet is that the dolphin looks like it's asleep. The Dolphins are a football team, after all, and are supposed to 'look alive' out on the field.

15. Miami Dolphins

The only thing I don't like about Miami's helmet is that the dolphin looks like it's asleep. The Dolphins are a football team, after all, and are supposed to 'look alive' out on the field.

14. Jacksonville Jaguars

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I love Jacksonville's helmet. In fact, I think it has No. 1 potential. But for the life of me, I can't figure out why the black portion looks like it was spray painted on. A shiny black coat would have made this helmet a contender.

14. Jacksonville Jaguars

I love Jacksonville's helmet. In fact, I think it has No. 1 potential. But for the life of me, I can't figure out why the black portion looks like it was spray painted on. A shiny black coat would have made this helmet a contender.

13. Chicago Bears

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Chicago's logo is bland, but jumps out at you at the same time.

13. Chicago Bears

Chicago's logo is bland, but jumps out at you at the same time.

12. Green Bay Packers

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The same can be said for the Green Bay Packers. The helmet is basic, but it gets the job done and is still visually stimulating.

12. Green Bay Packers

The same can be said for the Green Bay Packers. The helmet is basic, but it gets the job done and is still visually stimulating.

11. Seattle Seahawks

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Everything about Seattle's helmet is excellent, except for that bird's eye. That's just creepy.

11. Seattle Seahawks

Everything about Seattle's helmet is excellent, except for that bird's eye. That's just creepy.

10. Minnesota Vikings

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Minnesota's helmet is a true classic. Sometimes, designing a stellar helmet has more to do with the nickname than anything else. Viking horns on the Vikings helmet is a perfect example of that statement.

10. Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota's helmet is a true classic. Sometimes, designing a stellar helmet has more to do with the nickname than anything else. Viking horns on the Vikings helmet is a perfect example of that statement.

9. Denver Broncos

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Denver's helmet is clearly worthy of its top 10 spot. The orange eye of the horse proves how the tiniest details can make a world of difference in designing.

9. Denver Broncos

Denver's helmet is clearly worthy of its top 10 spot. The orange eye of the horse proves how the tiniest details can make a world of difference in designing.

8. Indianapolis Colts

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Indianapolis' helmet is the perfect example of how simple logos look the best when spread out across the entirety of the object they're placed on. My only criticism of the Colts helmet is I believe the cage should be blue.

8. Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis' helmet is the perfect example of how simple logos look the best when spread out across the entirety of the object they're placed on. My only criticism of the Colts helmet is I believe the cage should be blue.

7. Philadelphia Eagles

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The eagle wings fit perfectly on the side of Philadelphia's helmet. However, a white cage is needed to make the Eagles helmet a true No. 1 contender.

7. Philadelphia Eagles

The eagle wings fit perfectly on the side of Philadelphia's helmet. However, a white cage is needed to make the Eagles helmet a true No. 1 contender.

6. Cincinnati Bengals

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It's incredibly difficult to find a flaw in Cincinnati's helmet. Orange isn't everyone's favorite color, but in this instance, it kills as the Bengals' primary.

6. Cincinnati Bengals

It's incredibly difficult to find a flaw in Cincinnati's helmet. Orange isn't everyone's favorite color, but in this instance, it kills as the Bengals' primary.

5. Arizona Cardinals

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I'm not sure exactly what would help, but Arizona's helmet could be the No. 1 with an adjustment made to the front, which is rather plain.

5. Arizona Cardinals

I'm not sure exactly what would help, but Arizona's helmet could be the No. 1 with an adjustment made to the front, which is rather plain.

4. St. Louis Rams

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St. Louis' helmet is truly a thing of beauty. The ram horns perfectly encompass the entire helmet, and the color scheme is second to none. I'd make the grill dark blue, but that's just a nitpick.

4. St. Louis Rams

St. Louis' helmet is truly a thing of beauty. The ram horns perfectly encompass the entire helmet, and the color scheme is second to none. I'd make the grill dark blue, but that's just a nitpick.

3. Oakland Raiders

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You can't go wrong with the silver and black.

3. Oakland Raiders

You can't go wrong with the silver and black.

2. Dallas Cowboys

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Dallas' helmet pales in comparison to none. But it falls just shy of the No. 1 ranking.

2. Dallas Cowboys

Dallas' helmet pales in comparison to none. But it falls just shy of the No. 1 ranking.

1. San Diego Chargers

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It's impossible to argue against San Diego at No. 1. The lightning bolt lined in powder blue is simply a masterpiece.

1. San Diego Chargers

It's impossible to argue against San Diego at No. 1. The lightning bolt lined in powder blue is simply a masterpiece.

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