15 Facts About The NFL

1. The NFL has the highest per-game attendance of any domestic professional sports league in the world.

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2. The NFL held a monopoly on professional football in the United States for most of the 1950s, a rare occurrence for a league that had at least one competing league in every year since 1934.

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3. The NFL was the first professional football league to successfully establish a nationwide presence, after several decades of failed attempts.

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4. In 2004, 26 of the 32 The NFL teams were in playoff contention with two weeks left in the season, a record.

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5. Walter Payton only won one The NFL rushing title in his career.

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6. The NFL announced in March 2015 that it would suspend its blackout policy for at least the 2015 season.

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7. The NFL recognizes a number of awards for its players and coaches at its annual NFL Honors presentation.

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8. The NFL consists of 32 clubs divided into two conferences of 16 teams in each.

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9. The NFL is the "principal executive officer" of the NFL and has authority in hiring league employees, negotiating television contracts, disciplining individuals that own part or all of an NFL team, clubs, or employed individuals of an NFL club if they have violated league bylaws or committed "conduct detrimental to the welfare of the League or professional football".

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10. The NFL operated in a two-conference system from 1933 to 1966, where the champions of each conference would meet in the NFL Championship Game.

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11. The NFL went to a 14-game schedule in 1961, which it retained until switching to the current 16-game schedule in 1978.

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12. The NFL was always the foremost professional football league in the United States; it nevertheless faced a large number of rival professional leagues through the 1930s and 1940s.

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13. The NFL agreed to merge with the American Football League in 1966, and the first Super Bowl was held at the end of that season; the merger was completed in 1970.

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14. The NFL was formed in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association before renaming itself the National Football League for the 1922 season.

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15. The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world.

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