Original Locations and Nicknames of Current NFL Teams

Guess the FIRST location and/or original team name of these National Football League franchises.
Must be the city/region for which the team was named.
Some teams may have started in another league before joining the NFL.
Some teams did not change their nickname.
As a result of the lawsuit by Cleveland representatives and the NFL, the Baltimore Ravens are legally considered an expansion team despite moving from Cleveland to Baltimore in 1996.
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Team
City
Nickname
New York Jets
New York
Titans
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh
Pirates
Tennessee Titans
Houston
Oilers
Kansas City Chiefs
Dallas
Texans
San Diego Chargers
Los Angeles
Chargers
Washington Redskins
Boston
Braves
Chicago Bears
Decatur
Staleys
Detroit Lions
Portsmouth
Spartans
Arizona Cardinals
Chicago
Cardinals
St. Louis Rams
Cleveland
Rams
Indianapolis Colts
Baltimore
Colts
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The Colts franchise officially began in 1953, but you can technically trace their DNA all the way back to 1920 as the Dayton Triangles.

1920-21 AFPA: Dayton Triangles

1922-29 NFL: Dayton Triangles

1930-1943: Brooklyn Dodgers

1944: Brooklyn Tigers

1945: Brooklyn/Boston Yanks (Tigers merge with Bos. Yanks due to WWII...4 home games in Bos; 1 in NY)

After the owner of the Tigers stated his intention to jump to the new AAFC for 1946, the Brooklyn NFL franchise was revoked, and the players were assigned to the Boston Yanks.

1946-48:Boston Yanks

Yanks' owner wanted to move to NY. For tax purposes, the Yanks fold and the NFL gives the owner the new NY Bulldogs franchise.

1949: New York Bulldogs

1950-51: New York Yankees

1952: Dallas Texans (franchise given back to NFL with 5 games left)

1953: Baltimore Colts (Colts added using Texans' assets and many of their players)