A Guide to American Football
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Football also known as gridiron is the most popular sport in the U.S. Both professional and college football draw massive crowds to stadiums and on TV. And now with VIPLeague and VIPBox you don’t have to miss a single pass. Join us from the NFL Draft to the Super Bowl, from NCAAF to other national leagues. Choose your game from the schedule page and select a link. Find out more about specific games on VIPLeague Blog by checking the category menu on the left.
It originated from rugby football some time in the 1860s with a more definitive change coming in 1880. Primarily played at first by University teams, successive rule changes created a more entertaining game while also attempting to improve player safety after several deaths! The professional era started in 1892 and evolved into the main National Football League (NFL) in 1920.
The NFL is composed of 32 teams divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The season lasts 17 weeks from the week after Labor Day to the week after Christmas. Six teams (four division winners and two wild-card teams) from each conference compete in the NFL playoffs, a single-elimination tournament leading finally to the Super Bowl, played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.
Each conference is divided into 4 divisions:
East: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets
North: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers
South: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans
West: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers
East: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
North: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings
South: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
West: Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks
College Football is organized by the NCAAF with a system of Divisions, Playoffs and Bowls, such as the Sugar Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl and the Orange Bowl.
The sport is growing in popularity around the world with several established leagues and competitions such as the European Football League and the Eurobowl.