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The term mascot – defined as a term for any person, animal, or object thought to bring luck[1] – colloquially (informally) includes anything used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team, society, military unit, or brand name. Mascots are also used as fictional, representative spokespeople for consumer products, such as the rabbit used in advertising and marketing for the General Mills brand of breakfast cereal, Trix. In the world of sports, mascots are also used for merchandising. Team mascots are often confused with team nicknames.[2] While the two can be interchangeable, they are not always the same. For example, the athletic teams of the University of Alabama are nicknamed the Crimson Tide, while their mascot is an elephant named Big Al. Team mascots may take the form of a logo, person, live animal, inanimate object, or a costumed character, and often appear at team matches and other related events. Since the mid-20th century, costumed characters have provided teams with an opportunity to choose a fantasy creature as their mascot, as is the case with the Philadelphia Phillies' mascot, the Phillie Phanatic. Costumed mascots are commonplace, and are regularly used as goodwill ambassadors in the community for their team, company, or organization such as the U.S. Forest Service's Smokey Bear.

The following is a list of mascots of National Football League teams:

American Football Conference
TeamMascot(s)Description
Baltimore Ravens Their (real) Raven mascots are Rise & Conquer.

Their other (fake) Raven mascot is Poe the Raven. it states it so on their fact Webpage here -http://baltimoreravensrule.weebly.com/-fun-facts.html-

Buffalo Bills Billy Buffalo An 8-foot tall buffalo.
Cincinnati Bengals Who Dey An orange Bengal Tiger-like figure
Cleveland Browns Chomps dog-like figure, based on the team's Dawg Pound section at Cleveland Browns Stadium
Denver Broncos Miles A white, horse-like figure
Houston Texans Toro A dark blue bull-like figure
Indianapolis Colts Blue A blue, horse-like figure
Jacksonville Jaguars Jaxson de Ville A jaguar-like figure
Kansas City Chiefs K. C. Wolf A grey-colored wolf-like figure
Miami Dolphins T.D. A dolphin-like figure
New England Patriots Pat Patriot A caricature of a patriot from the American Revolution; named after the nickname of the team's original logo.
New York Jets None
Oakland Raiders None
Pittsburgh Steelers Steely McBeam A burly steelworker with a Bill Cowher-like jutting chin, wearing a hard hat; based on the Steelers' pre-Steelmark logo in the 1950s-early 1960s.
San Diego Chargers Boltman A muscle man with a lightning bolt for a head.
Tennessee Titans T-Rac A raccoon-like figure
National Football Conference
TeamMascot(s)Description
Arizona Cardinals Big Red A red cardinal-like figure
Atlanta Falcons Freddie Falcon A caricature of a falcon
Carolina Panthers Sir Purr A black panther-like figure
Chicago Bears Staley Da Bear A bear-like figure; named after the team's original name, the Decatur Staleys.
Dallas Cowboys Rowdy A caricature of a cowboy
Detroit Lions Roary A lion-like figure; not to be confused with Roary the Lion, the mascot for the English football (soccer) club Middlesbrough F.C.
Green Bay Packers None
Minnesota Vikings Ragnar, Viktor Currently, Ragnar is one of the two official "human" mascot in professional North American sports (i.e. not in any animal or caricature costume), Ragnar is dressed as a Viking. The other human mascot is Lucky of the Boston Celtics.
Viktor is a smiling Viking caricature whose head looks similar to the Vikings logo.
New Orleans Saints Gumbo, Sir Saint A dog-like figure; apparently named after Gumbo, a dish that is very common in the southern part of Louisiana.
New York Giants None
Philadelphia Eagles Swoop, Air Swoop Swoop is an eagle-like figure. Air Swoop is an air-filled eagle caricature and similar to Swoop appearance-wise.
St. Louis Rams Rampage A ram like figure
San Francisco 49ers Sourdough Sam A caricature of a 49er, a person who went to California to seek a fortune in the 1849 California Gold Rush.
Seattle Seahawks Blitz A large blue anthropomorphic bird.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Captain Fear A caricature of a pirate
Washington Redskins None

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