Can You Unscramble the Names of All 32 NFL Teams?


By: Gavin Thagard

6 Min Quiz

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The fall weather will be setting in soon, as football season once again comes around. That means your Sundays will be filled with friends, barbecues and heated debates over which NFL team will win it all this year. While you wait to get an answer to that question, here's a quiz for you to challenge yourself with. Do you think you'll be able to unscramble the names of every NFL team?

In 2002, the NFL saw the final team in the current era join the league. With this addition, the NFL had 32 teams competing in eight divisions across two conferences. Though that means there have been over 15 years in which the NFL has resembled its present construction, a few franchises have struggled so mightily that they have become an afterthought. 

Will you be able to unscramble the names of the teams that have been both at the top of the football world as well as at the bottom? From the East Coast to the West Coast, you'll have to remember every team across the United States.

If you believe you're both a word wizard and a diehard football fan, get started with this quiz and find out if you can put these letters in the correct order.

Can you identify this franchise that has the NFL MVP from 2018 on its roster: Ifhecs?

The Kansas City Chiefs made it all the way to the AFC Championship Game in the 2018 season behind their high-powered offense. The Chiefs put up 31 points in the game but still lost by six points to the New England Patriots.


Pick the name of this NFL squad that took a quarterback with the number one draft pick in 2019: Sacridnal.

The Arizona Cardinals are one of the few teams in the NFL that is still looking for its first Super Bowl victory. The team has reached the big game once in the 2008 season but lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Calling themselves "America's Team," can you guess the name of this NFL franchise: Bwooysc?

They might be "America's Team," but the Dallas Cowboys haven't won an NFL championship since the 1995 season. That year, they had stars like Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin on their team.


Guess this team that once had a defensive line known as "The Purple People Eaters": Kvignis?

After going 13-3 and winning the NFC North in 2017, the Minnesota Vikings took a step back in 2018, finishing with an 8-7-1 record. The win total wasn't high enough to get them into the playoffs.


Will you be able to unscramble the name of this NFL franchise: Sdekrins?

In the 1987 season, Doug Williams became the first African American quarterback to win the Super Bowl when the Washington Redskins defeated the Denver Broncos. Williams was named the MVP of the game after throwing for 340 yards and four touchdowns.


Unscramble the name of this team that's trying to find a replacement for Eli Manning: Nsagit.

The New York Giants were a huge disappointment last season, finishing the year 5-11 under first-year head coach Pat Shurmur. They come into the 2019 season with little expectations, which might be what they need to take a step forward.


Is it too difficult for you to choose the correct name of this team: Lbils?

The Buffalo Bills had a tragic start to the 1990s where they went to four straight Super Bowls but lost every one of them. The closest they came to winning was in Super Bowl XXV, when the New York Giants defeated them by one point.


Do you know the team that won four Super Bowls behind the arm of Joe Montana: E9r4s?

The San Francisco 49ers are currently under the guidance of head coach Kyle Shanahan, who is the son of former head coach Mike Shanahan. Before joining the 49ers, Shanahan was considered one of the best offensive minds in the game.


Mike Tomlin is the head coach for which NFL team: Elestesr?

Ben Roethlisberger is the longtime quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Joining the team in 2004, he has since won two Super Bowls and has led the league in passing yards twice in his career.


Identify this team that acquired Le'Veon Bell in the offseason: Tjes.

Playing in a division with the New England Patriots, it's no wonder that the New York Jets have struggled to make the playoffs. However, considering they haven't reached the playoffs since 2010, it might be time to make some changes in New York.


Are you familiar with this team that has remained relevant because of quarterback Drew Brees: Atinss?

After missing the playoffs for three straight seasons, the New Orleans Saints finally returned in 2017, though they lost on a miracle play in the Divisional round. The team made it all the way to the NFC Championship Game last season but was nudged out by the Los Angeles Rams.


Do you recognize the scrambled name of this NFL team that plays in Miami: Plnishdo?

The Miami Dolphins 1972 team is the only one in NFL history to go undefeated throughout the entire season, including the playoffs. After defeating the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII, the team finalized its record at 17-0.


Are you able to unscramble the name of the team that fired Mike McCarthy after missing the playoffs in 2018: Cepkasr?

Aaron Rodgers, widely considered the best quarterback in the league, will go into another season with the Green Bay Packers with only one Super Bowl victory under his belt. If he wants to establish a legacy, he'll need to at least make another run or two at a title.


How well do you know this NFL franchise that has never won a Super Bowl: Iolns?

Since the Super Bowl era began in the NFL, the Detroit Lions have only reached the playoffs a total of 12 times. In those appearances, the team has yet to even reach the big game for a chance at holding up the Lombardi Trophy.


Cam Newton has been the main star the past few seasons on what roster: Netrhsap?

The Carolina Panthers have one of the hottest young running back stars in Christian McCaffrey. In only his second NFL season, McCaffrey rushed for over 1,000 yards while also adding 867 receiving yards.


Can you identify this NFL team that posted a 13-3 record in 2018: Mras?

The Los Angeles Rams have been one of the best teams in the NFL the past few seasons after hiring head coach Sean McVay, who was only 30 years old at the time of his hiring. That made McVay the youngest head coach in the history of the modern NFL.


Are you familiar with this team that blew it in the 2018 playoffs: Sgcahrer?

Joining the team in 2004, Philip Rivers has been the longtime quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers. He's had a lot of individual success, but the veteran quarterback has yet to win a Super Bowl.


Which team is relying on Carson Wentz to stay healthy to make another run at the playoffs: Leaesg?

The Philadelphia Eagles won the first Super Bowl in franchise history when they defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. However, they won that championship with their backup quarterback after Carson Wentz went down with an injury in the regular season.


Unscramble the name of this team that has Julio Jones starring at wide receiver: Lnocsaf.

The Atlanta Falcons had one of the most demoralizing losses ever in Super Bowl LI. In that game, they gave up a 25-point lead in the second half to the New England Patriots, eventually losing the game in overtime.


Residents of Mile High Stadium, which team is this: Csborno?

The Denver Broncos are still looking for a quarterback after the departure of Peyton Manning following Super Bowl 50. They've maintained a solid defense, but as those players age, the Broncos' championship window might fade as well.


Select the correct name of this franchise that will rely on running the ball in 2019: Vneasr.

For 17 seasons, the Baltimore Ravens were led by linebacker Ray Lewis, who helped the team win two Super Bowls. Lewis started his career with the Ravens in 1996 when he became only the second player ever drafted by the team.


How well do you know this NFL franchise that had to rebuild its defense after winning Super Bowl XLVIII: Hewsakas?

The Seattle Seahawks made quarterback Russell Wilson the highest-paid player in the NFL when they signed him to a four-year contract extension in 2019. The contract is worth $140 million.


What's the name of this team that put its hopes behind the health of Andrew Luck: Tocls?

After an injury kept Peyton Manning out of the NFL for an entire season, the Indianapolis Colts decided to part ways with the MVP quarterback. Having acquired the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, they used the pick on Andrew Luck, who then retired at the start of the 2019 season.


Guess the name of this NFL team that plays in Paul Brown Stadium: Gnalbes?

Under head coach Marvin Lewis, the Cincinnati Bengals reached the playoffs in seven of his 16 seasons. However, they lost in the Wild Card round during every one of those appearances. The Bengals finally parted ways with Lewis at the end of the 2018 season.


Do you know this NFL squad that hired a new head coach in 2019: Cencbeuras?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their only Super Bowl at the conclusion of the 2002 season. The team was coached by Jon Gruden who was traded to Tampa Bay by the Oakland Raiders, the same team the Buccaneers defeated in the Super Bowl.


Nick Foles is the new quarterback for which NFL team: Gaaurjs?

The Jacksonville Jaguars reached the AFC Championship Game in 2017 behind a tough defense. In 2018, the team only posted five wins, mainly because they couldn't get solid play from the quarterback position.


Select the correct name for this team that has one of the best defenses in the league: Ebars.

The Chicago Bears traded for Khalil Mack, a star at outside linebacker, prior to the 2018 season. The trade paid off for the Bears, as Mack racked up 47 tackles and 12.5 sacks while also returning an interception for a touchdown.


Awaiting their move to Las Vegas, do you recognize this team currently playing in Oakland: Aedirrs?

The Oakland Raiders acquired wide receiver Antonio Brown in the 2019 offseason from the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team hopes that the star receiver can test their quarterback to find out if he's truly a franchise player.


Identify this team that won two of the last three Super Bowls: Atoirtps.

No player in the NFL has been a bigger star than Tom Brady, the quarterback for the New England Patriots. On a roster that lets go of players as they age, Brady has been the one constant in their six Super Bowl titles.


After acquiring Odell Beckham Jr. in the offseason, what NFL team has a lot of hype coming into 2019: Wronbs?

With the number one overall pick in 2018, the Cleveland Browns selected quarterback Baker Mayfield out of Oklahoma. In his rookie season, he started 13 games while throwing for 3,725 yards and 27 touchdowns.


Identify this NFL team that plays in Tennessee: Ittans.

The Tennessee Titans were once the Houston Oilers before moving to Tennessee in 1997 and changing their name in 1999. They reached the Super Bowl in their first season as the Titans but lost to the St. Louis Rams.


Which NFL team plays football in Houston: Enxats?

The Houston Texans were one of the last teams added to the NFL when they played their first season in 2002. They have yet to win a Super Bowl but have reached the playoffs five times in the last 10 seasons.


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