NFL's Top 5 Franchise Logos

Anthony BonnetCorrespondent IAugust 10, 2011

NFL's Top 5 Franchise Logos

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    Thirty-two teams in the National Football League. All resemble mini-corporations working under one name. Each has its own logo and franchise name. 

    Some of these mini-corporations have been around since the first quarter of the 20th century, while some came into the NFL around a decade ago. 

    With teams changing locations, changing logos and even changing franchise names, it's brought the NFL to where it is today. We'll review the best franchise logos in the league.

New England Patriots

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    No other logo comes close to displaying the majesty, patriotism and courage of the Patriots logo.

    Sounds kind of weird, right—that a logo has these qualities?

    It's the perfect logo for the only team in NFL history to go 16-0 in a regular season. They're a team that everyone loves to hate, yet consistently does well, year in and year out. 

    Who resembles it most?: Wes Welker or Tom Brady

Baltimore Ravens

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    The Ravens are franchise in existence since 1996, a year that happens to be the year they chose Ray Lewis No. 26 overall in the draft.

    Ray Lewis and the fierce-looking purple with black and gold trimming has become the icons for the Ravens. 

    The logo matches the hard knock ways of Lewis and the city of Baltimore: tough but very interesting.

    Who resembles it most?: Ed Reed 

Houston Texans

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    The newest team in the NFL has one of the most refreshing, yet simple logos in all of sports. It resembles a bull and incorporates the colors of the Texas flag.

    Who resembles it most? DeMeco Ryans or Arian Foster 

Oakland Raiders

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    The logo of the Raiders is apparently a rendition of deceased actor Randolph Scott. The logo is of a pirate (eye patch and all) with a football helmet on, and crossing swords in the background.

    The colors are plain but when you ask just about anyone which NFL team wears the Silver and Black, they will know which team you're talking about.  

    Who resembles it most?: Darren McFadden

Arizona Cardinals

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    The logo of the Arizona Cardinals has a great design to it. Not only is it the best-designed bird logo in the NFL, it's one of the best logos in the entire league.

    We aren't ranking which are the best of these on here, but if we were, this would be at or near the top.

    Who resembles it most?: Patrick Peterson or Kevin Kolb