National Football League


National Football Conference - South Division

ATLANTA FALCONS CAROLINA PANTHERS NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Comments

The Carolina Panthers will have a new helmet design in 2012 (shown above) - the helmet logo has been modified to a modest degree.


Historical Helmets

ATLANTA FALCONS

1966 - 1969;
additional games 2009-2011
1970 - 1977 1978 - 1983;
1994 special
*see note 1 below
1984 - 1989 1990 - 2002 2003 -

*1 This design was brought back for use during the following home games for the Falcons: September 20, 2009 (vs Carolina), November 28, 2009 (vs Tampa Bay), October 3, 2010 (vs San Francisco), November 11, 2010 (vs Baltimore), October 16, 2011 (vs Carolina), and November 13, 2011 (vs New Orleans).


CAROLINA PANTHERS

1995 - 2011 2012 -

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

1968 (last 12 games) 1969 preseason 1967 - 1968 (first 2 games);
1969 - 1975;
December 1, 2002
*see note 1 below *see notes 1 & 2 below
1976 - 1999;
November 6, 2011
2000 -
*see note 3 below

*1 The black-white-black stripe sequence was used throughout the 1967 season and during the first two games of the 1968 regular season; for the third game in 1968, the stripe sequence was switched to white-black-white, and this sequence was used for the remainder of the 1968 season only.

*2 This design was brought back for a home game against Tampa Bay played on December 1, 2002.

*3 The 1976 - 1999 design was brought back for use during the November 6, 2011 home game against Tampa Bay.


TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

1976 - 1996;
additional games 2009 -
1997 -
*see note 1 below

*1 The original Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo was designed by Lamar Sparkman, an artist and cartoonist for the Tampa Tribune. The helmet decals for this design were enlarged by "about 25%" in 1992, according to some sources; it is unclear to me whether this stated figure refers to surface area or to length/width.

This design was brought back for use during the home games of November 8, 2009 (vs Green Bay), December 5, 2010 (vs Atlanta), and December 4, 2011 (vs Carolina) .