Can You Identify the NFL Team If We Change the Colors of Their Logo?


By: Gavin Thagard

6 Min Quiz

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They're plastered on shirts and hats; they run across the television screen to promote games, and they are even on flags sticking outside the homes of fans. NFL team logos are everywhere, which is why they should be easy to identify for any NFL fan. What if the colors of those logos are changed around, though? Will that throw a wrench in your ability to identify the team to which they're attached? Here's a quiz where you can find out just that. 

Throughout the years, teams have changed and adapted their logos with the times. Occasionally, these changes are minor, and only the biggest fans would even know the difference when a new logo was produced. Other times, teams go in a different route by completely revamping their logo, like the Baltimore Ravens did coming into the 1999 season or the  Pittsburgh Steelers did in 1969. 

Are you ready to get started identifying these NFL logos after they've been recolored? You'll have to identify all 32 teams from both divisions, and some of those teams that haven't been winning much lately might be a little difficult since they don't get the same publicity. 

If you're ready to see these colors in a whole new light, jump into this quiz and find out if you've been watching enough football to get a perfect score.

If not for its logo, you might recognize which team represented here for its Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino?

The Miami Dolphins lost the first game of the 2019-20 season 59-10. After the game, there were reports that players were asking to be traded from the team, which doesn't bode well for the rest of the season.


Can you identify this team that made it all the way to the Super Bowl last year only to lose?

The Los Angeles Rams will forever be known for their dominant offense in the late '90s and early '00s. Known as "The Greatest Show on Turf," the offense was led by players like Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt.


One of the newer teams in the NFL, do you know who this logo belongs to?

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed quarterback Nick Foles prior to the 2019-20 season. Foles, a former Super Bowl MVP, started the first game of the season but was injured early in the game. It was later revealed that he had a broken left clavicle.


What's the name of this team that won its last Super Bowl with Peyton Manning on the field?

Von Miller has been the primary star for the Denver Broncos since the team won Super Bowl 50. Last season, Miller racked up 14.5 sacks, the second most of his career, but he'll have to get similar numbers if the Broncos want to get back into championship contention.


Will you be able to match this logo to the team that plays in Cincinnati?

The Cincinnati Bengals are under the guidance of first-year head coach Zac Taylor. Prior to joining the Bengals, Taylor was the quarterbacks' coach for the Los Angeles Rams, where he was part of a Rams offense that was one of the best in the league.


What's the name of this team that surprised when Andrew Luck decided to call it quits right before the 2019 season began?

Andrew Luck was supposed to be the replacement for Colts' legend Peyton Manning after the Colts received the first overall pick in 2012 when Manning was injured the year before. The Colts had some great years with Luck, but they couldn't put a team around him to win a championship.


Nicknamed "America's Team," do you know which franchise this star is associated with?

Coming into the 2019-20 season, the Dallas Cowboys had a standoff over contract negotiations with their star running back, Ezekiel Elliott. The two sides eventually came to terms when Elliott signed a six-year deal worth $90 million.


Led by Drew Brees, which team takes the field with this logo?

After years where the offense had to carry the team, management in New Orleans finally provided the Saints with a defense to match their offense coming into 2017. That year, the Saints went 11-5 and finished first in the NFC South.


Which team, founded in 1925, plays football games with this logo on their helmet?

Eli Manning started the first two games of the 2019-20 season for the New York Giants. However, after losing both games, the Giants decided to sit their veteran quarterback and replaced him with Daniel Jones.


Philip Rivers is still trying to win a title while playing for which team behind this logo?

The Los Angeles Chargers were the San Diego Chargers before the team decided to move cities in 2017. Prior to the move, the team had been in San Diego since 1961, which was before the Super Bowl era even began.


Do you recognize this logo that belongs to a team coached by Mike Tomlin?

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost two of their biggest offensive playmakers after the 2018-19 season ended, when Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown went elsewhere, though for different reasons. Without these two stars, the team could miss the playoffs again, putting head coach Mike Tomlin on the hot seat.


After a horrible season last year, which team drafted a young quarterback to represent this logo?

The Arizona Cardinals have only appeared in one Super Bowl, which happened during the 2008-09 season. In Super Bowl XLIII, the Cardinals went back and forth with the Pittsburgh Steelers but lost the game 27-23.


This NFL team is relying on their young quarterback, Baker Mayfield, to get them to the playoffs. Who are they?

The Cleveland Browns had more hype than any other team coming into the 2019 season after acquiring players like Odell Beckham Jr. in the offseason. Even with the hype, the Browns still have to prove they can make it to the postseason, which they haven't done since 2002.


What's the name of this team that was coached by the legendary Vince Lombardi?

The Green Bay Packers finally parted ways with longtime head coach Mike McCarthy when the team failed to make the playoffs in the 2018-19 season. As a replacement, the Packers went with Matt LaFleur, who had never been a head coach in the NFL.


A former NFL MVP wears this logo each week. Where does he play?

The Carolina Panthers built a team around tough defense and a solid run game that relied heavily on the legs of quarterback Cam Newton. This style of play has taken its toll on Newton, who has spent much of the last few seasons injured.


Name this team that might see their championship window disappear if they don't win while they still have talent at multiple positions?

The Atlanta Falcons missed the playoffs last year after going to the Super Bowl in the 2016-17 season. Their struggles were primarily on the defensive side of the ball where they had been expected to shine.


Do you recognize this logo that belongs to a struggling team in Florida?

Following a terrible season in 2018-19, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to part ways with head coach Dirk Koetter. They replaced him with Bruce Arians, who was twice named the AP NFL Coach of the Year.


One of the most high-powered offenses in the league wears this logo. Who are they?

The Kansas City Chiefs made it all the way to the AFC Championship Game in the 2018-19 season, where they faced off against the New England Patriots. The game was a high scoring affair that went into overtime, where the Chiefs went down 37-31.


Are you familiar with this NFL logo that's associated with a team that has one of the best running games in football?

The Baltimore Ravens drafted a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft when they took Lamar Jackson with the 32nd overall pick. Jackson started seven games in his first season and led the team to the playoffs, where he became the youngest quarterback to start a playoff game.


How familiar are you with this logo that marks the helmets of players who play home games in U.S. Bank Stadium?

In 2018, the Minnesota Vikings decided to sign quarterback Kirk Cousins, who had spent the first six years of his career in Washington. In his first season with the Vikings, Cousins played in all 16 games, throwing for 4,298 yards and 30 touchdowns.


Few teams have struggled as much over the past two decades as which team depicted here by their logo?

While the New England Patriots dominate the AFC East, the Buffalo Bills have struggled even to make the playoffs, let alone win their division. The last time the Bills won the AFC East was in 1995 when they still had players like Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas on the roster.


A member of the NFC West, is this a logo you're familiar with?

Though they've had minor success in the playoffs, the San Francisco 49ers still look back to the '80s and '90s as the glory days for the franchise and for good reason. During those years, they were perennial playoff contenders and won five championships.


How well do you know this team that has one of the most balanced squads in the NFL?

The Houston Texans have one of the most consistent receivers in the league in DeAndre Hopkins, who was drafted in 2013. Since then, Hopkins has been named to three Pro Bowls and was the NFL receiving touchdowns leader in 2017.


Are you familiar with this logo that will be representing Las Vegas next year?

In 2018, the Oakland Raiders decided to bring back head coach Jon Gruden, who had previously coached the team from 1998 until 2001. To get Gruden to come out of retirement, the Raiders offered him a 10-year deal worth $100 million.


This team had two legends, Calvin Johnson and Barry Sanders, retire early rather than continuing to represent this logo. What team is it?

Despite their failure in the playoffs, the Detroit Lions have not lost faith in quarterback Matthew Stafford, who has been a solid passer throughout his NFL career. However, Stafford's greatest attribute is his availability, as he hasn't missed a game since 2010.


Few NFL teams have won as consistently over the past decade as which team represented here by their logo?

The Seattle Seahawks, a team that played their first season in 1976, won the first Super Bowl in franchise history in the 2013-14 season. The team returned to the Super Bowl the following season but lost in a close game to the New England Patriots.


This team is trying to build a championship squad behind the offensive mind of Jay Gruden. Do you recognize their logo?

The Washington Redskins had the first African American quarterback to win a Super Bowl when Doug Williams led the team to a championship in the 1987-88 season. Williams was named MVP of the game after throwing four touchdowns in a blowout win over the Broncos.


Can you identify this logo that belongs to a team who added wide receiver Antonio Brown prior to the start of the season?

The New England Patriots won yet another championship when they defeated the Los Angeles Rams in 2018-19 season Super Bowl. Considering the Patriots still have Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, there's a chance they'll make another run in the 2019-20 season.


How well do you know this NFL logo that matches a team that won its first Super Bowl in 2018?

The Philadelphia Eagles had to make a decision between two quarterbacks: Carson Wentz and Nick Foles. Wentz was their first-round draft pick, but Foles won a Super Bowl with the team when Wentz was injured. The Eagles ultimately decided to go with Wentz, and Foles was allowed to sign elsewhere.


Can you identify this team who has one of the best defenses in the league after acquiring players like Khalil Mack?

The Chicago Bears went 12-4 in the 2018-19 regular season, winning the NFC North and securing a spot in the playoffs. However, the team had a tough outing against the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card Round and lost 16-15.


This logo belongs to a team once named the Oilers. Can you name the team?

Only a few years after moving from Texas to Tennessee, the Titans reached Super Bowl XXXIV. However, they lost that game when Kevin Dyson was tackled one yard short of the goal line on the last play of the game.


Have you been a big enough football fan to identify the NFL team that this logo belongs to?

The New York Jets have struggled mightily the past three season, winning no more than five games in any of those years. They weren't much better the seasons before that and haven't been to the playoffs since 2010.


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