NFL Football Acronyms – Abbreviations

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+: Plus the points (underdog)

: Minus the points (favorite)

-20: Punts inside the 20 yard line

AFC: American Football Conference

AST: Assisted tackles

ATS: Against the Spread

ATT: Attempts

AVG: Average

BAS: Abbreviation for BetAnySports, which offers -105 odds on your bets instead of -110!

BLK: Punts or field goals blocked

C: Completion

CAR: Carries

DL: Defensive Lineman

DPOY: Defensive Player of the Year

F: Fumble or could be used for “final”

FFUM: Forced fumbles

FG: Field goal

FGA: Field goals attempted

FGM: Field goals made

FUM: Fumble

FUMR: Fumble recoveries

INT: Interceptions

INTTD: Interceptions returned for touchdowns

K: Kicker

KR: Kick Return or Kick Returner

LG: Long or longest

LOST: Lost fumbles

ML: Moneyline

NFC: National Football Conference

NO: Number

OL: Offensive Lineman

PCT: Percent

PD: Passes deflected

PR: Punt Return
R: Rushes

RUSH: Rushing attempts

RB: Running Back

POSS: Time of possession

QB: Quarterback

QTR: Quarter

S: Safety

SACK: Sacks

SOLO: Solo tackes

SU: Straight Up (No point spread involved)

T: Tackles

Tack: Tackles

TB: Touchback

TD: Touchdown

TGTS: Targets (As in how many times the receiver was thrown to)

TP: Total plays

TOT: Total

XPA: Extra points attempted

XP: Extra point

XPM: Extra points made

Y/A: Yards per attempt

YDS: Yards

NFL Team Name Abbreviations:

ARI: Arizona Cardinals

ATL: Atlanta Falcons

BAL: Baltimore Ravens

BUF: Buffalo Bills

CAR: Carolina Panthers

CHI: Chicago Bears

CIN: Cincinnati Bengals

CLE: Cleveland Browns

DAL: Dallas Cowboys

DEN: Denver Broncos

DET: Detroit Lions

GB: Green Bay Packers

HOU: Houston Texans

IND: Indianapolis Colts

JAX: Jacksonville Jaguars

KC: Kansas City Chiefs

LAC: Los Angeles Chargers

MIA: Miami Dolphins

MIN: Minnesota Vikings

NE: New England Patriots

NO: New Orleans Saints

NYG: New York Giants

NYJ: New York Jets

OAK: Oakland Raiders

PHI: Philadelphia Eagles

PIT: Pittsburgh Steelers

SEA: Seattle Seahawks

SF: San Francisco 49ers

STL: Saint Louis Rams

TB: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TEN Tennessee Titans

WAS: Washington Commanders