What does NFL stand for?

National Football League

NFL is shorthand for the National Football League, a top tier professional sports organization in America. It is important to note that NFL football is different from what is known as football in many parts of the world, which Americans refer to as soccer.

The league was established back in 1920 and has grown to include 32 teams. These teams are divided into two main groups: the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).

Each year, the top team from the NFC and the top team from the AFC face off in a final match known as the Super Bowl. The winner of this game is crowned the champion of the NFL for that season.

Alongside Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Hockey League (NHL), and the National Basketball Association (NBA), the NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States.

Example for using ‘NFL’ in a conversation

Hey, do you watch the NFL?

No, I’m not really into American football.

You should give it a try. The games can be really exciting!

Maybe I will someday. Thanks for the suggestion.