What NFL Teams Are in New York?

If you’re a fan of American football, you’re probably wondering which NFL teams are based in New York. Here’s a quick rundown of the three teams that call the Empire State home.

New York Jets

The New York Jets are a professional American football team headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey. The Jets compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) East division. The team is also officially licensed by the NFL to represent the New York metropolitan area. They play their home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which they share with the New York Giants.

History

The New York Jets are a professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area. The Jets compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) East division. The team is headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey. In a unique arrangement for the league, the Jets share MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey with the New York Giants. The franchise is legally and corporately registered as New York Jets, LLC.

The team was founded in 1959 as the Titans of New York, an original member of the American Football League (AFL); later, the franchise joined the NFL in the AFL–NFL merger in 1970. The team began to play their home games at Shea Stadium in 1964 and have continued to play there since. The Jets advanced to the playoffs for the first time in 1968 and went on to compete in Super Bowl III where they defeated the Baltimore Colts, becoming the first AFL team to defeat an NFL club in an AFL–NFL World Championship Game. Since 1968, the Jets have appeared in 13 playoff games, and four AFC Championship Games (1982, 1998, 2009 & 2010), but lost each one. However, they have never returned to the Super Bowl following their victory in Super Bowl III or later appearances. Besides their divisional rivals, historical rivals include: Miami Dolphins (since 1966), Buffalo Bills (since 1960) and Baltimore Ravens (since 1996).

Notable Players

Some of the most notable players in Jets history include Joe Namath, who was the first quarterback to ever be named Super Bowl MVP; Darrelle Revis, who is considered one of the best cornerbacks of his generation; and “Broadway” Joe Walsh, one of the most popular players in team history.

Championships

The New York Jets are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. The Jets compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) East division. The team is headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey. In a unique arrangement for the league, the Jets share MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey with the New York Giants. The franchise is legally and corporately registered as New York Jets, LLC.

The team was founded in 1959 as the Titans of New York, an original member of the American Football League (AFL); later, the franchise joined the NFL in the AFL–NFL merger in 1970. The team began to play in 1960 at the Polo Grounds. Under new ownership, the current name was adopted three years later and the franchise moved to Shea Stadium in 1964 and then to Giants Stadium in 1984. Eight years later, following the lead of many other AFL teams who by then had switched to NFL insignia and colors by adopting blue and white as their primary colors, they changed those colors on their home field to green and white; three years after that they dropped black from their uniform color palette altogether.

The team has appeared in Super Bowl III and Super Bowl XII; both times under head coach Weeb Ewbank – winning Super Bowl III but losing Super Bowl XII – plus Super Bowl XLVIII as AFC East champions led by current head coach Rex Ryan; that game also resulted in a loss for them against their crosstown rivals, the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 43–8; they have never played another AFC East opponent (the Patriots) in a Super Bowl despite sharing a division with them since 1970 when Miami was originally placed into that division upon their expansion into the league; Miami would win two Super Bowls during that time frame – VII and VIII – while New England would win five – XXXI, XXXVI,XXXVIII XXXIX and XLIX with all five wins coming against NFC opponents – Packers (twice), Rams (twice) & Panthers). Prior to 1968, they were also one of only three NFL teams (out of 16 total at that time) that did not have corporate sponsorship on their helmets; this changed when Carroll Rosenbloom brought forth an offer from Norton Simon Inc., an aluminum company based out of California who put its “Norton” brand name decal on player helmets for $50 per helmet at 5% equity stake for any future profits Norton Simon might make should it ever sell its stake or be involved with any future sale transaction related to said stake; this offer was accepted by Rosenbloom and Simon held onto its stake until 1981 when it sold its stake back to then-current owner Leon Hess for $1 million thereby allowing Hess full ownership of 100% equity stake within team organization once again).

New York Giants

The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. The Giants compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) East division. The team plays its home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which it shares with the New York Jets in a unique arrangement. The Giants hold their summer training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

History

The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. The Giants compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) East division. The team plays its home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which it shares with the New York Jets in a unique arrangement. The Giants hold their summer training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

The Giants were one of five teams that joined the NFL in 1925, and is one of only two franchises to have survived all ten decades of the NFL’s existence, along with the Chicago Bears. The team has won four NFL championships (1927, 1934, 1938, and 1956), including two Super Bowls (XXI and XLII), and has produced 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Notable Players

The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in the National Football League (NFL). The Giants compete in the NFL’s NFC East division. The team plays its home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which it shares with the New York Jets. The Giants hold their summer training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

Championships

The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. The Giants compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) East division. The team plays its home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which it shares with the New York Jets in a unique arrangement. The Giants hold their summer training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

The Giants were one of five teams that joined the NFL in 1925, and is one of only two teams to win five NFL Championships (the other being the Green Bay Packers), having done so four times (1927, 1934, 1938, and 1956) and twice since winning Super Bowl XLII in 2008. The Giants have won a total of eight NFL Championships, including four times (1986, 1990, 2007, and 2011) since winning Super Bowl XXV in 1991.

Buffalo Bills

Based in Orchard Park, New York, the Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team that competes in the National Football League (NFL). The Bills are the only team in the NFL to come from New York state. The team was founded in 1959 and joined the NFL as a part of the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. The Bills have won two conference championships and four division championships.

History

The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area. The Bills compete in the National Football League, as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference East division. The team plays their home games at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills are the only NFL team that plays its home games in the state of New York. The Bills conduct summer training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, New York, an eastern suburb of Rochester.

Notable Players

The Buffalo Bills have had many notable players throughout their history. Some of the most famous Bills include quarterbacks Jim Kelly and Doug Flutie, as well as running back Thurman Thomas.

Championships

The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area. They compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) East division. The team plays their home games at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills are the only NFL team that plays its home games in the state of New York. The Bills conduct summer training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, New York, an eastern suburb of Rochester.

The Bills began play as an original franchise of the American Football League (AFL) in 1960. They joined the NFL as part of the AFL–NFL merger for the 1970 season. The 1964 and 1965 Bills were the only teams representing Buffalo that won major league professional sports championships (“back-to-back” American Football League Championships). The Bills have received two nominations for the Pro Football Hall of Fame including Mike Stratton and Steve Tasker and have had seven former head coaches enter the Hall: Lou Saban, Chuck Knox, Marv Levy, Hank Bullough, Kay Stephenson, Wade Phillips, and Rex Ryan. Ralph Wilson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009. Following Wilson’s death in 2014 at age 95, Terry Pegula was given controlling interest of the franchise; which he purchased outright for $1.4 billion on October 8th, 2014; becoming its first owner outside of Wilson’s family since 1963.

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