NFL Football Follies: Funny nicknames for NFL teams

What are some funny names for NFL teams?

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There are a lot of ways to irritate rival fans, and one of the best is to refer to their favorite team by some derogatory moniker which often rhymes with the official nickname. Following are many of the more commonly used in the NFL:

Funny NFL Team Nicknames

Atlanta Falcons - Atlanta ​Fellons, Atlanta Crackers, Beverly Hillbillies, Atlanta Honkers, Atlanta Sparrows, Atlanta Yard-Birds

Arizona Cardinals - Arizona Turdinals, Arizona Canaries, Arizona Hummingbirds, Arizona Cadavers

Buffalo Bills - Buffalo No Thrills, Buffalo Jills, Buffalo Belles, Buffalo Nils, Buffalo Spills, Buffalo Bins, Buffalo Bill-Folds

Baltimore Ravens - Baltimore Crows, Baltimore Lovebirds, Baltimore Mud-Hens

Carolina Panthers - Carolina Panters, Carolina Prancers, Carolina Kittens, Carolina Panders

 - Chicago Teddy Bears, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bores, Chicago Bares

Cincinnati Bengals - Cincinnati Bungles, Cincinnati Bunglers, Cincinnati Bungholes, Cincinnati Buttholes, Cincinnati Ben-Gays

Cleveland Browns - Cleveland Clowns, Cleveland Frowns, Cleveland Round Mounds

 - Dallas Cowgirls, Dallas Cowpies, Dallas Dopes, Dallas with Malice, Dallas Alice

Denver Broncos - Denver Donkeys, Denver Mules, Denver Sway-Backs, 

Detroit Lions - Detroit Cryins, Detroit Kittens, Cowardly Lions, Detroit Loins

Greenbay Packers - Green Bay Fudgepackers, Green Bay Slackers, Green Bay Whackers, Green Bay Smackers

Houston Texans - Houston Hexans, Houston Hillbillies, Houston Oilers, Houston Mex-i-cans

Indianapolis Colts - Indianapolis Dolts, Indianapolis Mopes, Indy and Mindy

Jacksonville Jaguars - Jacksonville Jagoffs, Jacksonville Kitty-Cats, Jacksonville Kitty-Litters,

Kansas City Chiefs - Kansas City Griefs, Kansas City Chefs, Kansas City Maidens, Kansas City Squaws

Miami Dolphins - Miami Minnnows, Miami Bottle-Noses, Miami Makeup Artists, Miami Mudfish

Minnesota Vikings - Minnesota ViQueens, Minnesota Minnies, Purple Peepee Eaters

New England Patriots - New England Patsies, New England Traitors, New England Patty-Cakes, New England Pasties

New Orleans Saints - New Orleans Aints, New Orleans Queens, New Orleans Caints, New Orleans Swampers

New York Giants- New York Midgets, New York Dwarves, New York Nits, New York Ninnies, New York Nitwits, New York Nevers

New York Jets - New York Yets, New York Bi-Planes, New York Jet-Lags, New York Goobers

Oakland Raiders - Oakland Faders, Oakland Taters, Oakland Fakers, Oakland Loss-Makers

 - Philadelphia Beagles, Philadelphia Iggles, Philadelphia Turkeys, Philadelphia Buzzards, Philadelphia Mockingbirds

Pittsburgh Steelers - Pittsburgh Reelers, Pittsburgh Squealers, Pittsburgh Stealers, Iron City Idiots

San Diego Chargers - San Diego Rechargers, San Diego Deadbolts, San Diego Halters, San Diego Dolts

San Francisco 49ers - San Francisco Whiners, San Francisco $4.99ers, San Fransisco Dollar-Forty Niners

Seattle Seahawks - Seattle Seachickens, Seattle Yawnhawks, Seattle Cheesehawks, Seattle Weehawks, Seattle Sea-Slugs, Seattle Sea-Yuks, Seattle Chickenhawks, Seattle Doves

St. Louis Rams - St. Louis Lambs. St. Louis Scrams, St. Louis Damns, St. Louis Hams, Ma'ams

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Tampa Bay Quackaneers, Tampa Bay Yuccaneers, Tampa Bay Yuks, Tampa Bay Suckaneers, Tampa Bay Swash-Sucklers

Tennessee Titans - Tennessee Lilliputians, Terrible Titans, Tiny Titans

Washington Redskins - Washington Deadskins, Washington Foreskins