National Football Conference

What is the NFC?

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How many teams are in the NFC?

Divisions in the NFC

Teams in the NFC East

Teams in the NFC West

Teams in the NFC North

Teams in the NFC South

The National Football Conference (NFC) is one of two primary conferences in the National Football League (NFL). The NFC was created in 1970 when the NFL merged with the AFL. Every year, the Super Bowl is played between the winner of the AFC and the winner of the NFC.

How many teams are in the NFC?

Today there are 16 teams in the NFC.

When the NFC was founded in 1970 there were 13 original teams. The NFC was founded when the AFL and NFL merged, keeping the “National Football League” (NFL) name. At the time of the merger between the AFL and the NFL, there were 10 teams in the AFL and 16 teams in the NFL. The American Football Conference was created with the AFL’s 10 teams, plus 3 NFL teams. The NFC was created with the remaining 13 teams from the former NFL structure.

The 16 teams in the NFC today are divided geographically into 4 divisions with 4 teams in each division.

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Divisions in the NFC

There are 4 divisions in the NFC. They are the:

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Teams in the NFC East

The four teams in the NFC East are the:

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • New York Giants
  • Washington Football Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles

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Teams in the NFC West

The four teams in the NFC West are the:

  • Seattle Seahawks
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Los Angeles Rams

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Teams in the NFC North

The four teams in the NFC North are the:

  • Green Bay Packers
  • Chicago Bears
  • Detroit Lions
  • Minnesota Vikings

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Teams in the NFC South

The four teams in the NFC South are the:

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Carolina Panthers

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