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Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to the National Football League. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

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Article assessment functionality was added on in 2007. Please tag any NFL-related article with the project banner and assess the article.

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Naming conventions[edit]

  • For dates pertaining to the regular season and playoffs held prior to the AFL-NFL Merger, the year should be in which the majority of the season was held.
  • For playoffs after the AFL-NFL Merger, the year should be in the form 20xx-yy. This is a compromise between die hard and casual fans. Prior to the 1980s, most of the playoff games were in December. Currently, they are all in January and sometimes February. As a result, many die hard fans still consider the playoffs leading to Super Bowl XXXIX as the 2004 playoffs while many casual fans call it the 2005 playoffs. The template {{NFL playoff year}} contains this logic and will generate the correct link for you.
  • When referencing Pro Bowl selections for individual players, the year should be the year of the NFL season. Links should display the year of the season, but be piped to the appropriate Pro Bowl game. (ex. [[2008 Pro Bowl|2007]])
  • When referencing All-Pro selections for individual players, the year should be the year of the NFL season. Links should display the year of the season, but be piped to the All-Pro team. (ex. [[2007 All-Pro Team|2007]])
  • For articles pertaining to specific events or games, whenever a team name is used, it should be the team name at the time of the event, but link to the current team page (unless there are pages for the team in earlier forms).
  • Following the NFL's naming conventions and official record book, the Baltimore Ravens are considered a 1996 expansion team while the Cleveland Browns are considered to have suspended operations from 1996-1998.


See the following sub pages for information on article structures. If you would like to comment on the recommended format for an article type, please do so on the talk page for that article type's subpage.

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This WikiProject aims primarily to organize and standardize the efforts of those working on NFL related articles.


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This is a list of Wikipedians who are committed to this WikiProject. Please, feel free to join by clicking "edit" on the right and inserting your username alphabetically into the list using the following format:


If you would like to add our category to a userbox on your user page, please insert {{User WikiProject NFL}}

It will look like this:

Wilsonnflfootball.png This user is a member of the
National Football League WikiProject.


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No classification of this project has been defined.



Name Example
{{WikiProject National Football League}}
WikiProject National Football League  
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject National Football League, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the NFL on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
{{Wikiproject NFL Award}}
Wikiproject NFL Barnstar Hires.svg The WikiProject NFL Award
I, {{{yourname}}}, hereby award [[User:{{{theirname}}}|{{{theirname}}}]]
the WikiProject NFL Award for his/her valued contributions to WikiProject NFL.
Awarded {{{awarded}}}
{{AFL (1960 - 1969)}}
{{Defunct NFL teams}}
{{Super Bowl}}
{{NFL pre-sb}}
{{NFL seasons}}
{{NFL drafts}}
{{Profootballhof}} WikiProject National Football League at the Pro Football Hall of Fame
{{Cfbhof}} WikiProject National Football League at the College Football Hall of Fame
{{Heisman}} WikiProject National Football League at the Heisman Trophy official website
{{ESPN NFL}} WikiProject National Football League at
{{NFL player}} WikiProject National Football League at
{{NFL Year}} [[{{{1}}} NFL season|{{{1}}}]]

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