2011 True NFL Team Logos: After 7 Games, How Does Each Team Really Look?
NFL teams feature some intimidating names such as the Lions, the Bears and the Jaguars, but are there teams actually playing like their names would suggest?
We've taken a look around the league and are proud to present the first of four editions of our real NFL logos. In this edition we feature some of the good, the bad and the confusing teams around the league.
Please check back soon for the next edition in this series. If you think you can do better, or if you think we've cast your team in the wrong light, let us know!
The Super Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers are perfect after seven games this season, and do not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. They are the real men of steel when it comes to NFL players and looked poised to make another title run.
The Denver Tebows
After his fourth career start, Tim Tebow managed to prove both his fans and his critics right. One thing that is certain after Sunday's game against Miami is that Tebow is the heart and soul of this team, and they will only go as far as his legs and sporadic arm will carry them.
The Indianapolis Colts?
We knew the Colts would miss Peyton Manning. No one had any idea that they would miss him THIS much.
The Colts are off to their worst start in recent history, and the last time they were this bad they ended up drafting... You guessed it, Peyton Manning.
If history repeats itself, then Manning's time in Indy is all but over. The one prize that Indianapolis is still in the running for is for the first overall pick in next year's draft. With the first pick, the Colts' front office couldn't possibly pass on the opportunity to pick the best quarterback prospect to come through since Manning himself.
Time To Cut Bait?
Miami seems to be stuck in a never-ending rut with head coach Tony Sparano in charge. His firing seems inevitable as the Dolphins' season slowly spirals out of control.
This team is also in the running for the "Andrew Luck Sweepstakes," but with some of the front office decisions over the last few seasons (i.e. the Reggie Bush acquisition), Miami seems like the perfect landing spot for washed up veteran Donovan McNabb or Peyton Manning if the Colts decide to part ways.
New Stripes in Oakland
After the injury to Jason Campbell, the Raiders offered the Bengals a deal even owner Mike Brown couldn't refuse for disgruntled veteran Carson Palmer.
Now sporting the black and silver, Palmer hopes to lead this team back to the playoffs for the first time since their run to the Super Bowl.
McNabb Experiment Fails Again
After a complete failure in Washington last season, is it the least bit shocking that Donovan McNabb's time in Minnesota has been a disaster? The Vikings have now moved on to rookie Christian Ponder.
Ponder showed plenty of potential after going toe to toe with the reigning world champions on Sunday. Hopefully the Vikings have learned from their early mistakes and will bounce back for the rest of this season.
Rams on Life Support
This team has been devastated with injuries all season. Now the the injury bug has bitten quarterback Sam Bradford.
Hopefully the midseason acquisition of Brandon Lloyd will help jump start coach Josh McDaniels' offense, but if the Rams cannot keep their team healthy, the rest of the 2011 season will continue on the way it started.