The National Football League is a professional American football league composed of 32 teams divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference. The highest level of professional football in the world, the NFL runs a 17 week regular season from the week after Labor Day to the week after Christmas, with each team playing sixteen games and having one bye week. Out of the league's 32 teams, six, four division winners and two wild-card teams from each conference compete in the NFL playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, played between the champions of the NFC and AFC. The champions of the Super Bowl are awarded the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Most games are played on Sunday afternoons; some games are also played on Mondays and Thursdays during the regular season. There are games on Saturdays during the last few weeks of the regular season and the first two playoff weekends.
See how each National Football League team came to be in their city, their nickname and their facility.