RBronish

NFL Alternate Universe - 2005 Regular Season

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1987 Wild Card Round

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Houston 20

Indianapolis 19

 

Seattle 14

New England 20

 

Philadelphia 3

Chicago 20

 

Birmingham 0

Washington 14

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1987 Divisional Round

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New England 10

Cleveland 7

 

Houston 27

Denver 6

 

Chicago 40

New Orleans 6

 

Washington 24

San Francisco 20

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1987 Conference Championships

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Houston 27

New England 13

 

Washington 3

Chicago 15

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Super Bowl XXII

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Chicago 31

Houston 29

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I don't think you should move The Stallions. Birmingham is small market, but it's utterly football mad. An update of the color scheme would be a good idea though.

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During the Cardinals' 28-year stay in St. Louis, they advanced to the playoffs just three times (1974, 1975 & 1982), never hosting or winning in any appearance. The overall mediocrity of the Cardinals, combined with a then-21-year-old stadium, caused game attendance to dwindle, and owner Bill Bidwill decided to move the team to Florida.

 

Not long after the 1987 NFL season, Bidwill agreed to move the Cardinals to Jacksonville on a handshake deal with state and local officials, and the team became the Jacksonville Cardinals. They will retain the Cardinals name and identity while remaining in the NFC West division.

 

In 1989 the Jacksonville flag was added to the sleeve of the white uniform.

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In 1994 the Cardinals are renamed the Florida Cardinals

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The flag patch on the sleeve is changed to the Florida state flag and a slight modification is done to the uniforms in 1996

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3 hours ago, RBronish said:

During the Cardinals' 28-year stay in St. Louis, they advanced to the playoffs just three times (1974, 1975 & 1982), never hosting or winning in any appearance. The overall mediocrity of the Cardinals, combined with a then-21-year-old stadium, caused game attendance to dwindle, and owner Bill Bidwill decided to move the team to Florida.

 

Not long after the 1987 NFL season, Bidwill agreed to move the Cardinals to Jacksonville on a handshake deal with state and local officials, and the team became the Jacksonville Cardinals. They will retain the Cardinals name and identity while remaining in the NFC West division.

 

In 1989 the Jacksonville flag was added to the sleeve of the white uniform.

1989_Jacksonville.png

 

In 1994 the Cardinals are renamed the Florida Cardinals

1994_Florida Wordmark.png

The flag patch on the sleeve is changed to the Florida state flag and a slight modification is done to the uniforms in 1996

1994_Florida.png1996_Florida.png

Are you going to realign the divisions due to the move?

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2 minutes ago, ~Bear said:

Are you going to realign the divisions due to the move?

 

It will be difficult to decide based on divisional rivalries in the East and Central. In the Southeast the western-most team is New Orleans, which would be the most likely move since they were originally in the NFC West.

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1988 Wild Card Round

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New England 31

Seattle 13

 

Cleveland 33

Houston 14

 

Los Angeles 24

Philadelphia 17

 

Minnesota 45

New Orleans 3

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58 minutes ago, RBronish said:

 

It will be difficult to decide based on divisional rivalries in the East and Central. In the Southeast the western-most team is New Orleans, which would be the most likely move since they were originally in the NFC West.

Swapping New Orleans and Jacksonville makes sense.

 

The Cardinals have no old divisional rivals in either division. But they would have two instant regional rivals with Atlanta and Tampa Bay.

 

The Saints have one in the Southeast with Atlanta and two in the Southwest with the Rams and the 49ers.

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1988 Divisional Round

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New England 16

Buffalo 19

 

Cleveland 19

Cincinnati 9

 

Los Angeles 27

Chicago 13

 

Minnesota 16

San Francisco 20

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1988 Conference Championships

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Cleveland 10

Buffalo 17

 

Los Angeles 21

San Francisco 17

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even in this timeline buffalo bills get screw in Super Bowl XXIII

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Well, The Rams sure as hell aren't moving.

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During the owners meeting prior to the 1989 season a vote passed to have Jacksonville and New Orleans swap divisions. Beginning in the 1990 season, New Orleans will return to the NFC West and Jacksonville will move to the NFC Southeast division. The move will renew a division rivalry for the Saints with the 49ers and Rams.

 

1989 Regular Season

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I've kept a close eye on this thread. It's very interesting to say the least. Very well done!

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Can't wait for the rest of the seasons. Are my Packers good in the 90s like in real life?

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