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NFL expansion teams before the 1970 merger with the AFL:

1. Dallas Cowboys (1960)

2. Minnesota Vikings (1961)

3. Atlanta Falcons (1966)

4. New Orleans Saints (1967)

AFL expansion teams before the 1970 merger with the NFL:

1. Miami Dolphins (1966)

2. Cincinnati Bengals (1968)

Expansion teams after 1970 NFL-AFL merger:

1. Seattle Seahawks (1976)

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976)

3. Carolina Panthers (1995)

4. Jacksonville Jaguars (1995)

5. Cleveland Browns (1999)*

6. Houston Texans (2002)

*The Cleveland Browns entered the league in 1999 as a replacement for the original Browns team that moved to Baltimore after the 1995 season and became the Ravens. The NFL held over the original Browns' team history and records for the new Cleveland team.

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