NFL

NFL LogoThe National Football League (NFL), also referred to as Gridiron outside of the United States, is the preeminent North American football competition.

The NFL is one of four major professional sports leagues in North America – along with the NBA, MLB and NHL, and was launched as a professional competition in 1920.

The NFL competition consists of 32 teams divided into the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) – both conferences consist of two divisions.

Contested annually across the American autumn-winter season, the NFL regular season consists of 16 games and one bye running across a total of 17 weeks.

The NFL playoffs, an elimination tournament, consists of six teams from each conference (four division winners and two wild cards) competing within their respective conferences. At the end of the playoffs the two conference winners compete in the grand final known as the Super Bowl.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

Until 1970 professional American football consisted of two leagues; the American Football League (AFL), and National Football League (NFL) until they were merged through a deal brokered in 1966.

The sport also has the highest average attendance of any North American sport with approximately 67,500 attendees per match; the Super Bowl, the culmination of the NFL season, is one of the most watched sporting events worldwide.

The Pittsburgh Steelers remain the most successful franchise since the AFL and NFL merged, winning six Super Bowls since 1966. Morten Andersen (Denmark) holds the record for the most NFL games played (382) as well as the record for most points of all time (2,544), Morten competed in the NFL from 1982-2007, an astonishing record.

Last updated: 28 February, 2017

NFL Articles

Should the Giants trade Odell Beckham Jr?

Should the Giants trade Odell Beckham Jr?

by , 28 Mar 2018

There’s no doubt that Odell Beckham Jr is among the NFL’s elite wide receivers.

How a kid with one hand made the world stand up and take notice

by , 8 Mar 2018

At first, Shaquem Griffin, formally of the University of Central Florida, didn’t get an invite to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. But over the weekend, he made the football world take notice.

Tom Brady spits the dummy after Super Bowl LII

Tom Brady spits the dummy after Super Bowl LII

by , 6 Feb 2018 Video

Iconic quarterback Tom Brady didn’t shake his opposite number Nick Foles’ hand after losing yesterday’s Super Bowl at Minneapolis.

Philadelphia Eagles win Super Bowl LII

Philadelphia Eagles win Super Bowl LII

by , 5 Feb 2018 Video

The Philadelphia Eagles have won what will surely be remembered as an instant classic in Super Bowl LII, defeating the New England Patriots by eight points.

Super Bowl LII NFL live scores, blog: New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles

Super Bowl LII NFL live scores, blog: New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles

by , 5 Feb 2018 Video

Match result: The Philadelphia Eagles have won a tight, memorable contest at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, defeating the New England Patriots by eight points.

The Army-Navy game that packed out a stadium in Sydney 1943

The Army-Navy game that packed out a stadium in Sydney 1943

by , 5 Feb 2018

At the height of the Pacific campaign during WW2, the residents of the inner Sydney suburb of Newtown were busy helping the war effort by searching their neighbourhood for a goat.

NFL Super Bowl LII live stream: How to watch New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles online and on TV in Australia

NFL Super Bowl LII live stream: How to watch New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles online and on TV in Australia

by , 5 Feb 2018

Ah, the Super Bowl. That one time a year when everyone pretends to know everything about the NFL and those who actually do get infuriated by their lack of knowledge.

Superbowl LII Australian start time: When does the New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles start? Date, venue, broadcast information

Superbowl LII Australian start time: When does the New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles start? Date, venue, broadcast information

by , 4 Feb 2018

The Superbowl is here for another year with Tom Brady set to lead the New England Patriots charge at another crown against the Philadelphia Eagles in Minnesota. The match is scheduled to get underway at 10:30am on Monday, February 5.

“Who Dat?” A Saints convert in the Big Easy

“Who Dat?” A Saints convert in the Big Easy

by , 26 Jan 2018

Who will win the Super Bowl Adam?

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski on the mend ahead of Super Bowl

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski on the mend ahead of Super Bowl

by , 24 Jan 2018

In the two-week run-up to the Super Bowl, the New England Patriots will face plenty of questions about Tom Brady’s right hand and Rob Gronkowski’s head.


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