TEAMS
National Football Conference
West Division
DIVISION CHAMPIONS
ARIZONA
CARDINALS
(GLENDALE, AZ)
(1994-PRESENT)
STADIUM

(STATE FARM STADIUM)
(63,400)
(2006-PRESENT)
FIRST SEASON
1898
LOS ANGELES
RAMS
(LOS ANGELES, LA)
(1946-1994/2016-PRESENT)
STADIUM

(MEMORIAL COLISEUM)
(93,607)
(1946-1979/2016-2018)
FIRST SEASON
1936
PREVIOUS LEAGUE
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE (II)
(1936)
NO TEAM
(1943)
SAN FRANCISCO
49ERS
(SANTA CLARA, CA)
(1950-PRESENT)
STADIUM

(LEVI'S STADIUM)
(68,500)
(2014-PRESENT)
FIRST SEASON
1946
PREVIOUS LEAGUE
AAFC
(1946-1949)
SEATTLE
SEAHAWKS
(SEATTLE, WA)
(1976-PRESENT)
STADIUM

(CENTURYLINK FIELD)
(68,000)
(2002-PRESENT)
FIRST SEASON
1976
TEAM HISTORY

The Cardinals franchise began play in Chicago in 1898 before moving to St. Louis in 1960 and Arizona in 1988 first as Phoenix Cardinals before moving to Tempe and renaming themselves in 1994. Team owner Chris O’Brien purchased used and faded maroon jerseys from the University of Chicago in 1901 and dubbed the color of his squad’s new outfits “cardinal red.” A nickname was born. The team adopted the cardinal bird as part of its logo as early as 1947 and first featured a cardinal head on its helmets in 1960. Their stadium is the 3rd largest indoor stadium in the world, followed by the BFL's Welsh Dragons' (Cardiff, Wales) Millenium Stadium and the NFL Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium. Their stadium hosts college football's Fiesta Bowl which also forms a part of the College Football Playoff Semi-Finals on a rotational basis.
NAMES
Chicago Cardinals (1920–1943, 1945–1959)
Card-Pitt (1944)
St. Louis Cardinals (1960–1987)
Phoenix Cardinals (1988–1993)
Arizona Cardinals (1994–PRESENT)
LEAGUE/CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS
National Football League (1920-PRESENT)
  • Western Division (1933-1949)
  • American Conference (1950-1952)
  • Eastern Conference (1953–1969)
    • Century Division (1967-1969)
  • National Football Conference (1970-PRESENT)
    • East Division (1970-2001)
    • West Division (2002-PRESENT)
TITLES
SUPER BOWL TITLES (0)
NFL CHAMPIONSHIPS (PRE-1970 AFL-NFL MERGER) (2): 1925, 1947
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS (4): NFC: 2008
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (21): NFL WESTERN: 1947, 1948
NFC EAST: 1974, 1975 NFC WEST: 2008, 2009, 2015
PLAYOFF APPEARANCES (10)
NFL: 1947-1948, 1974-1975, 1982, 1998, 2008-2009, 2014-2015
LOGOS
(1988-1993)
(1994-2004)
(2005-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1960)
(1960-2004)
(2005-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
Normal Park (Chicago, IL) (1920-1921;1926-1928)
COMISKEY PARK
(CHICAGO, IL)
(1922-1925/1929-1930/1939-1958)
WRIGLEY FIELD
(CHICAGO, IL)
(1931-1938)
SOLDIER FIELD
(CHICAGO, IL)
(1959 - 4 GAMES)
MEMORIAL STADIUM
(BLOOMINGTON, MN)
(1959 - 2 GAMES)
SPORTSMAN'S PARK
(ST.LOUIS, MO)
(1960-1965)
BUSCH MEMORIAL STADIUM
(ST.LOUIS, MO)
(1966-1987)
SUN DEVIL STADIUM
(TEMPE, AZ)
(1988-2005)
STATE FARM STADIUM
(GLENDALE, AZ)
(2006-PRESENT)


The Rams trace their nickname to the college ranks. Principal owner Homer Marshman and general manager Damon “Buzz” Wetzel chose the nickname because Wetzel’s favorite football team had always been the Fordham Rams. Fordham—Vince Lombardi’s alma mater—was a powerhouse at the time. They originated in Cleveland in 1936 and spent 1946 through 1994 in the Los Angeles area before moving to St.Louis, MO in 1995. In 2016, they returned to Los Angeles, CA, first playing at the LA Memorial Coliseum which is the home of college football Southern California Trojans; before moving to a new stadium in Inglewood, CA in 2020.

As part of the team's relocation, they will play in London in 2018-2019.
NAMES
Cleveland Rams (1936–1942, 1944-1945)
Suspended operations (1943)
Los Angeles Rams (1946-1994,2016-PRESENT)
St. Louis Rams (1995-2015)
LEAGUE/CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS
American Football League (1936)
National Football League (1937-PRESENT)
  • Western Division (1937-1949)
  • National Conference (1950-1952)
  • Western Conference (1953–1969)
    • Coastal Division (1967-1969)
  • National Football Conference (1970-PRESENT)
    • West Division (1970-PRESENT)
TITLES
SUPER BOWL TITLES (1): 1999 (XXXIV)
NFL CHAMPIONSHIPS (PRE-1970 AFL-NFL MERGER) (2): 1945,1951
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS (7): NFL NATIONAL: 1950-1951
NFL WESTERN: 1955
NFC: 1979, 1999, 2001, 2018
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (20): NFL WESTERN: 1945,1949,1955
NFL NATIONAL: 1950-1951
NFL COASTAL: 1967,1969
NFC WEST: 1973-1979, 1985, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2017-2018
PLAYOFF APPEARANCES (29)
NFL: 1945, 1949-1952, 1955, 1967, 1969, 1973-1980, 1983-1986, 1988-1989, 1999-2001, 2003-2004, 2017-2018
LOGOS
(1941-1942)
(1944-1950)
(1951-1969)
(1970-1982)
(1983-1988)
(1989-1994)
(1995-1999)
(2000-2016)
(2017-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1964-1972)
(1950-1963,1973-1980)
(1981-1999)
(2000-2016)
(2017-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
ANAHEIM STADIUM
(ANAHEIM, CA)
(1980-1994)
BUSCH MEMORIAL STADIUM
(ST.LOUIS, MO)
(1995)
EDWARD JONES DOME
(BLOOMINGTON, MN)
(1995-2015)
MEMORIAL COLISEUM
(LOS ANGELES, CA)
(1946-1979/2016-2019)
CITY OF CHAMPIONS STADIUM
(INGLEWOOD, CA)
(2020-PRESENT)


The 49ers, who began play in the All-America Football Conference in 1946, were named after the settlers who ventured to the San Francisco area during the gold rush of 1849. Their stadium hosts college football's Foster Farms Bowl.
NAMES
San Francisco 49ers (1946–PRESENT)
LEAGUE/CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS
All-America Football Conference (1946–1949)
  • Western Division (1946-1949)
National Football League (1950-PRESENT)
  • Coastal Division (1950–1970)
  • National Football Conference (1970-PRESENT)
    • West Division (1970-PRESENT)
TITLES
SUPER BOWL TITLES (5): 1981 (XVI), 1984 (XIX), 1988 (XXIII), 1989 (XXIV), 1994 (XXIX)
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS (6): NFC: 1981, 1984, 1988-1989, 1994, 2012
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (6): NFC WEST: 1970-1972, 1981, 1983-1984, 1986-1990, 1992-1995, 1997, 2002, 2011-2012
PLAYOFF APPEARANCES (26)
AAFC: 1949
NFL: 1957, 1970-1972, 1981, 1983-1990, 1992-1998, 2001-2002, 2011-2013
LOGOS
(1946-1967)
(1968-1995)
(1996-2008)
(2009-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1960-1961)
(1962-1963)
(1964-1995)
(1996-2008)
(2009-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
KEZAR STADIUM
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA)
(1946-1970)
CANDLESTICK PARK
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA)
(1971-2013)
STANFORD STADIUM
(STANFORD, CA)
(1989)
1 GAME AFTER
LOMA PRIETA EARTHQUAKE
LEVI'S STADIUM
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA)
(2014-PRESENT)


The Seahawks name was chosen from a name-the-team contest of 20,000, of which 1,700 were unique names, in 1975. The names included Skippers, Pioneers, Lumberjacks, and Seagulls. About 150 people suggested Seahawks. Seattle Seahawks joined the NFL as an expansion team along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976. A Seattle minor league hockey team and Miami’s franchise in the All-America Football Conference both used the nickname in the 1950s. “Our new name suggests aggressiveness, reflects our soaring Northwest heritage, and belongs to no other major league team,” Seattle general manager John Thompson said. The Seahawks’ helmet design is a stylized head of an osprey, a fish-eating hawk of the Northwest.
NAMES
Seattle Seahawks (1976–PRESENT)
LEAGUE/CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS
National Football League (1976-PRESENT)
  • American Football Conference (1977-2001)
    • West Division (1977-2001)
  • National Football Conference (1976,2002-PRESENT)
    • West Division (1976,2002-PRESENT)
TITLES
SUPER BOWL TITLES (1): 2013 (XLVIII)
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS (3): NFC: 2005, 2013-2014
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (10): AFC WEST: 1988, 1999
NFC West: 2004-2007, 2010, 2013-2014, 2016
LOGOS
(1976-2001)
(2002-2011)
(2012-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1976-1982)
(1983-2001)
(2002-2011)
(2012-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
KINGDOME
(SEATTLE, WA)
(1976-1999)
HUSKY STADIUM
(SEATTLE, WA)
(2000-2001)
CENTURYLINK FIELD
(SEATTLE, WA)
(2002-PRESENT)
DIVISION HISTORY
NFL WESTERN CONFERENCE: COASTAL DIVISION 1967-1969
NFC WEST 1970-
  • Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Colts, Los Angeles (later St.Louis in 1995) Rams, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers formed this division in 1967.
  • Baltimore Colts joined the AFC East in 1970.
  • Seattle Seahawks joined in 1976 but left in 1977 before returning in 2002.
  • Carolina Panthers joined in 1995.
  • Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints joined the NFC South in 2002.
  • The current teams formed the NFC West in 2002.
1967-1969
NFL Western Conference: Coastal Division
ATLANTA
FALCONS
BALTIMORE
COLTS
LOS ANGELES
RAMS
SAN FRANCISCO
49ERS

1970-1975
NFC West Division
NFC West is formed following the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. Baltimore Colts moved to the renamed AFC East Division and were replaced by the New Orleans Saints who had moved from the NFL Eastern Conference Capitol Division.
ATLANTA
FALCONS
LOS ANGELES
RAMS
NEW ORLEANS
SAINTS
SAN FRANCISCO
49ERS

1976
Seattle Seahawks join.
ATLANTA
FALCONS
LOS ANGELES
RAMS
NEW ORLEANS
SAINTS
SAN FRANCISCO
49ERS
SEATTLE
SEAHAWKS

1977-1994
Seattle Seahawks join the AFC West.
ATLANTA
FALCONS
LOS ANGELES
RAMS
NEW ORLEANS
SAINTS
SAN FRANCISCO
49ERS

1995-2001
Carolina Panthers join and the Los Angeles Rams moved to St.Louis,MO.
ATLANTA
FALCONS
CAROLINA
PANTHERS
NEW ORLEANS
SAINTS
ST.LOUIS
RAMS
SAN FRANCISCO
49ERS

2002-2015
Arizona Cardinals joined from the NFC East and Seattle Seahawks joined from the AFC West. Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints joined the NFC South.
ARIZONA
CARDINALS
ST.LOUIS
RAMS
SAN FRANCISCO
49ERS
SEATTLE
SEAHAWKS

2016-PRESENT
St.Louis Rams returned to Los Angeles,CA.
ARIZONA
CARDINALS
LOS ANGELES
RAMS
SAN FRANCISCO
49ERS
SEATTLE
SEAHAWKS
Updated: 15 september 2019