NFL Power Rankings: The 10 Best Helmets in the NFL

Aidan MackieSenior Analyst IAugust 25, 2011

NFL Power Rankings: The 10 Best Helmets in the NFL

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    One of the greatest things about an NFL franchise is their helmet. Some helmets, like the Dallas Cowboys, are classics and are instantly recognizable by any football fan. Other franchises, such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, use creative logos and colors to create a terrific helmet that is appealing to the eye.

    10 NFL teams stand out as the best helmets in football.

10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be a young franchise with little history, but the organization did a terrific job creating the team's helmet.

    They use blending colors in silver and red, and the logo matches the team's name perfectly, as it is a skull and bones pirate flag. The helmet matches perfectly with both the home and away uniform, and makes them one of the more appealing teams to watch in the NFL. 

9. New York Jets

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    The New York Jets have created one of the best uniforms in the NFL, largely due to their helmet.

    Gang Green's helmet features an oval at the center, with a white "JETS" written in the middle, along with an NY in the background.

    The logo features the team's two main colors, city name, and team name, and makes it one of the most appealing helmets in all of football. 

8. San Diego Chargers

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    The San Diego Chargers' helmet is a simple, but very appealing design.

    As seen on star quarterback Philip Rivers, the helmet features a large bolt across the middle, with a sharp blend of blue outlining the sharp yellow. With no stripes or background color, the bolt stands out, and mixes perfectly with the Chargers uniform. 

7. New York Giants

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    The New York Giants helmet is a classic, and it matches perfectly with the franchise's uniform.

    Featuring a terrific white logo, a sharp red stripe in the middle, and the players' numbers on either side, the Giants helmet blends the perfect amount of colors, and goes perfectly with the nickname Big Blue. 

6. Denver Broncos

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    The Denver Broncos have been using the same helmet since 1997, and it could not go more perfectly with their uniform.

    Featuring the head of an intense horse with an orange mane and eyes, the Denver uniform attracts the attention of every fan. The dark blue background makes the logo stand out, and helps create one of the most pleasing helmets in all of football. 

5. Dallas Cowboys

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    The Dallas Cowboys possess the most instantly recognizable helmet in the history of the NFL.

    A simple, yet attractive blend of a navy star, a sharp silver background, and a navy stripe down the center, the helmet has become known as one of the best in all of football.

    The classic and historic franchise did a terrific job creating it, and any football player dreams of putting on that helmet. 

4. Oakland Raiders

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    Another classic franchise with another classic helmet.

    The historical organization known as the Oakland Raiders possesses one of the most stunning helmets in the NFL, as it goes perfectly with the team's colors of silver and black.

    The helmet also contains one of the best logos in all of football, and shows that the hard-nosed franchise are true warriors on the field. 

3. Green Bay Packers

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    One of the game's most historical franchises do not only boast one of the NFL's best uniforms, but also one of football's best helmets.

    The classic organization has been sporting the same helmet since 1961, and the amazing blend of green and gold make it stunning to the eye. The Packers' colors are some of the best in football, and make the plain "G" logo look admirable. 

2. Philadelphia Eagles

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    The Philadelphia Eagles' stunning helmet is my favorite in the league.

    Although it possesses the franchise's classic green and white colors, it is the huge eagles wings ranging from the beginning to the back of the helmet that make it one of the best in all of football.

    The exquisite logo turns an average NFL helmet into one of the best in the league. 

1. Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Could there be another Number 1?

    This historic and classic helmet is unique in every way imaginable. The terrific logo possess three excellent colors, to go with the "STEELERS" writing, and the gold stripe down the center adds flare to the dark helmet and the black and yellow Pittsburgh colors.

    The helmet only possesses the logo on one side, leaving every NFL fan telling Big Ben not to turn around.