There are 3 NFL teams whose names purport them to represent an entire state rather than a city:
Tennessee Titans In addition, there is 2 more teams that do not represent either a city or a single state, but a region. Carolina Panthers
31 of the NFL's 32 teams have either a state or city in their name. The only exception is the New England Patriots, whose name encompasses a region. ("Foxboro Patriots" just doesn't have the right ring to it.)
Three. New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Tampa is the city; Tampa Bay is the body of water.)
Three.Brigham Young UniversityUniversity of HoustonWashington State University.
The question should be: How many states have cities named after them in THEIR state? (If it is worded in this manner.) Or better yet: How many states also have a city with a matching name, such as Kansas City, Kansas?
While Poseidon was the protector of many Greek city-states, none were named for him directly.
Milwaukee is the name of a city located in the state of Wisconsin
Many states have a city named Washington. For example, Illinois has a city called Washington.
Vancouver is a city in Washington State. It is the only city in the United States with the name Vancouver.
No, sometimes not even in the same state. For many years the Detroit Lions played and practiced in Pontiac. The Washington Redskins play in Maryland. The New York Jets and the New York Giants play in New Jersey.
There is currently only one team in North America that is named the Raptors. There were several teams named the Raptors but they aren't named that any longer.
The Vatican has no football teams.