Do your kids love football? Are they huge NFL football fans? If so, you’ll want to check out this NFL football teams crossword puzzle. It is a free printable PDF football crossword.
In this football crossword, I give a clue that is either the city name or team nickname, and then you have to enter the corresponding missing piece into the crossword.
- If I write “Green Bay” as a clue then you have to enter “Packers” into the crossword puzzle
- If I give “Bears” as a clue then you have to write “Chicago” into the crossword
Please note: I created this puzzle at the end of the 2019-20 season and at that time Washington’s football team was still called the “Redskins.” (And that is what is in the puzzle.)
In July of 2020 the team finally dropped the racially insensitive name after its big corporate sponsors threatened to pull sponsorship. So at this point in time (Sept. 2020) the team doesn’t really have a name. They are simply called the “Washington Football Team.” (Reference)
I will get around to updating the puzzle, but I just wanted to let you know that at this time the old team name is still in the puzzle.
CLICK HERE to download this fun NFL teams Crossword Puzzle. (opens in a new window)
(Please note this is free for a single user or family. If you want to use the puzzle for your classroom, please consider supporting me on my Teachers Pay Teachers page. Thank you.)
What does the NFL crossword puzzle look like?
Below is a picture of the puzzle.
What else can I do with this football crossword puzzle?
You could use it to keep your kids busy (or enjoy it yourself), but another clever use of this puzzle is to use it as a way to learn US geography.
A child may not really care where Detroit or Seattle is, but when you tell them to look on a map and find where the Lions and Seahawks play, it suddenly gets a lot more interesting .
What NFL teams are in this crossword?
This football crossword contains all 32 NFL teams. And it is designed for the 2020 season.
So you’ll notice it is the “Las Vegas” Raiders, and not Oakland Raiders anymore.
You can access the official NFL website by clicking here.
How do I get the crossword PDF?
You can click here and you’ll open the crossword puzzle in a new window on your internet browser.
From that new window you’ll be able to print off the puzzle and enjoy at your leisure.
If you or your children like sports, check out these other puzzles:
- Football Word Search Puzzle
- Hockey Word Search Puzzle
- Basketball Word Search Puzzle
- Bowling Word Search Puzzle
- Biking Word Search Puzzle
Thank you for checking out this puzzle. 🙂
Tim from Puzzletainment