NFL Team Nicknames

Fill the blanks in the nicknames of these NFL teams.
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Last updated: January 27, 2021
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First submittedNovember 20, 2009
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Who or What
1970s Steelers Defense
Steel Curtain
Bears Defense
Monsters of the Midway
America's Team
1998 Falcons
Dirty Birds
1999-2001 Rams
The Greatest Show on Turf
1980s Washington O-Line
The Hogs
1970s Vikings Defense
Purple People Eaters
Lambeau Field
The Frozen Tundra
1970s Dolphins Defense
No Name Defense
1986 Giants Defense
Big Blue Wrecking Crew
Who or What
Raiders Fans
Raider Nation
Seahawks Fans
The 12th Man
Green Bay
Title Town
Browns Fans
The Dawg Pound
1970s Broncos Defense
Orange Crush
Packers Fans
NFC North
Black & Blue Division
New York Jets
Gang Green
New York Giants
Level 67
Sep 15, 2013
Why not accept twelfth?
Level 17
Oct 28, 2013
Level 65
Dec 1, 2013
I agree with Baltimorean.
Level 55
Apr 15, 2014
Level 69
Dec 30, 2015
Level 68
Feb 6, 2017
Level 78
Jun 21, 2017
Level 12
Sep 24, 2017
Level 28
Oct 17, 2013
There is only one 12th Man and that is Texas A&M's Kyle Field
Level 17
Oct 28, 2013
How much do you have to pay them to show up?
Level 33
Oct 31, 2014
Or, how much do you have to pay the players on the field?
Level 84
Sep 7, 2016
Rumor has it that Johnny Manziel had to take a pay cut to turn pro.
Level 31
Jan 25, 2014
As a Redskins fan, I couldn't bring myself to answer the Cowboys question. If you want to read something logical and unbiased, stop reading now. I have never seen a more inappropriate nickname. A large number of teams have been around longer. Bob Ryan was referring to the popularity of the team during a snapshot in history (1978). America tends to root for excellence, which has been absent from the Cowboy's organization since 1995. Tony Romo? Really? The perennial underachiever is my favorite player in the NFL because he always breaks Texas hearts, but is guaranteed to remain. America is a democratic republic. Jerry Jones is a totalitarian tyrant. Maybe they should be North Korea's Team. Hey Jerry - have any minions clean your glasses lately? The Packers are older, have more people, and are owned by the fans - much more deserving of the nickname. Go Skins - I'm out!
Level 91
May 22, 2014
There's no such thing as America's Team. It's a meaningless term with no defined metric by which it can be defended. By my reckoning, if you had to define a metric (one for which data can actually be looked up), it would probably be the team that draws the biggest crowds for their road games. Higher percentage of butts in seats = higher degree of fans scattered to the four winds across the country. Evaluating that metric back through 2006 (the first year ESPN has good road attendance data for all teams), the rankings would be: 1. Chicago 2. Dallas 3. Pittsburgh 4. NY Giants 5. Green Bay 6. Philadelphia. But keep in mind, we're talking about less than 1% of difference between Chicago and Philadelphia. So take that FWIW.
Level 72
Mar 17, 2016
you are taking it too seriously. did the vikings actually eat people? No. were the bears actual monsters? No. it's a name that some people have given to the team, and it's recognizably associated with that team. no one is saying that it's the most popular or that they represent more people. just a nickname
Level 30
Feb 7, 2019
you are right, the Packers are America's team.
Level 89
Feb 8, 2020
New England is the only team with a patriotic American name.
Level 81
Jan 27, 2021
chucktizzle - You're probably right that the moniker came at a particular point in time, but you had to be there. The Staubach/Landry era, along with the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders were pre-cable and pre-internet. If the spectacle was widely reported by the TV networks and newspapers that's all America saw. With the disparate sources of information today, there will be no consensus opinion.
Level 83
Apr 9, 2014
Left out my favorite, Jets Dline in 81-82, New York Sack Exchange
Level 76
Jan 31, 2016
Awesome nickname.
Level 50
Jul 3, 2014
3:19 left, lol.
Level 51
Apr 9, 2015
Seahawks fans should be called "Fans since 2011."
Level 54
Jun 13, 2016
Lol yep
Level 77
Jan 8, 2016
I agree with the long list of commenters above who believe Twelfth Man should be an acceptable answer. Was only trying it on a hunch & figured I had it wrong, so never even attempted 12th Man.
Level 87
Jul 3, 2016
You could maybe add the Legion of Boom and No Fly Zone. The Seahawks' and Broncos' secondaries deserve some credit with their nicknames.
Level 84
Sep 7, 2016
And then there's the Fearsome Foursome (LA Rams defensive line of the late 60s), the Over the Hill Gang (1972 Redskins defense), Air Coryell (late 70s SD Chargers offense), Ground Chuck (LA Rams/Bills/Seahawks running attacks under coach Chuck Knox), Doomsday Defense (1970s Cowboys defense), Killer B's (1982 Miami Dolphins defense), the Ain'ts (woeful 1980 NO Saints), Kardiac Kids (1980 Browns), and my favorite, the Electric Company (1970s Buffalo Bills offensive line, who blocked for OJ Simpson, in effect, turning on the Juice).
Level 44
May 30, 2017
Raider Nation?? Please... that's probably the easiest one on their. Change it to "The Black Hole," the more appropriate name for the team, since the Raiders are falling into a hole of sadness. Yes, the Black Hole is an actual thing, look it up.
Level 60
Nov 5, 2018
I live in Chicago, and the only reason I know the one for the Bears is because there's a bad comic in the Chicago Tribune called that nickname.
Level 54
Jun 5, 2020
How did you forget “No Fly Zone” and “Legion of Boom”
Level 52
Jul 25, 2020
Legion of Boom? Dallas Doomsday Defense? What are these? Needs to be changed.
Level 77
Apr 21, 2022
I was hoping to see the Dome Patrol for the Saints. With all the other suggestions in the comments, perhaps a sequel is in order.
Level 16
May 10, 2022
Me too, the Dome Patrol and Rickey Jackson were the force of the saints in the 80s and 90s
Level 73
Feb 16, 2023
I scored 19/19 in 1:02. That was fun, thanks for the quiz!