Houston Oilers Logo (1969 - 1971)

The Best and Worst NFL Logos (AFC South)

With the 2012 National Football League season nearly upon us, now is as good a time as any to obsess once again on one of my favorite topics — logos. So I’m going to offer up my choices for the best and worst team football logos for all 32 current NFL franchises. Primary, alternate, and helmet logos listed on Chris Creamer’s outstanding logo website are all under consideration. Today I look at the four squads of the AFC’s South division.

Previous entries: AFC EastNFC EastAFC North, NFC North

Houston Texans

Best

Houston Texans Logo (2002 - present)
Houston Texans logo (2002 – present)

Well this is an easy choice, since Houston has only had one logo since joining the league. As modern looks go it’s not bad, although I still miss the Oilers.

Worst

See above.

Indianapolis Colts

Best

Baltimore Colts Logo (1953 - 1960)
Baltimore Colts logo (1953 – 1960)

Sorry Indy fans, the Colts will always be tied to Baltimore for me. And this is simply their best logo.

Worst

Indianapolis Colts Logo (2002 - present)
Indianapolis Colts logo (2002 – present)

That said, I still dig the horseshoe logo. It just doesn’t stack up to the classic ’50s one is all.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Best

Jacksonville Jaguars Logo (1995 - present)
Jacksonville Jaguars logo (1995 – present)

As with the Texans, this is an easy choice since it’s the franchise’s only primary logo ever. I just can’t figure out why the jaguar has a green tongue.

Worst

Jacksonville Jaguars Alternate Logo (1995 - 1998)
Jacksonville Jaguars alternate logo (1995 – 1998)

Hey, thanks for adding the motion lines there, I never would’ve figured out which way the claw was moving otherwise.

Also, at this point J-ville needs to find a way to make a TV blackout their alternate logo. Now that would be clever and accurate.

Tennessee Titans

Best

Houston Oilers Logo (1980 - 1996)
Houston Oilers logo (1980 – 1996)

Nothing against the Titans or the fine people of Tennessee, but OILERS FOREVER! Luv ya blue!

Worst

Houston Oilers Logo (1969 - 1971)
Houston Oilers logo (1969 – 1971)

That said, I think this edges the current Titans “flaming shield” logo as my last favorite in franchise history. This was modified in 1972 and looked better.

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