American Football - NFL-Brief profiles of 12 playoffs teams

Dec 30 (Reuters) - Brief profiles of the 12 teams that qualified for the National Football League playoffs, which begin with Saturday's wildcard round.

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American Football Conference (AFC) DENVER BRONCOS Founded: 1960 Home field: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado Head coach: John Fox Starting quarterback: Peyton Manning Super Bowl titles: Two 2012 regular season record: 13-3 How they qualified: 1st in AFC West division - - - NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Founded: 1959 Home field: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts Head coach: Bill Belichick Starting quarterback: Tom Brady Super Bowl titles: Three 2012 regular season record: 12-4 How they qualified: 1st in AFC East division - - - HOUSTON TEXANS Founded: 2002 Home field: Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas Head coach: Gary Kubiak Starting quarterback: Matt Schaub Super Bowl titles: None 2012 regular season record: 12-4 How they qualified: 1st in AFC South division - - - BALTIMORE RAVENS Founded: 1996 Home field: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland Head coach: John Harbaugh Starting quarterback: Joe Flacco Super Bowl titles: One 2012 regular season record: 10-6 How they qualified: 1st in AFC North division - - - INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Founded: 1944 Home field: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana Head coach: Chuck Pagano Starting quarterback: Andrew Luck Super Bowl titles: Two 2012 regular season record: 11-5 How they qualified: 2nd in AFC South division (wildcard) - - - CINCINNATI BENGALS Founded: 1968 Home field: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio Head coach: Marvin Lewis Starting quarterback: Andy Dalton Super Bowl titles: None 2012 regular season record: 10-6 How they qualified: 2nd in AFC North division (wild card) - - - - National Football Conference (NFC) ATLANTA FALCONS Founded: 1966 Home field: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia Head coach: Mike Smith Starting quarterback: Matt Ryan Super Bowl titles: None 2012 regular season record: 13-3 How they qualified: 1st in NFC South division - - - SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS Founded: 1945 Home Field: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California Head coach: Jim Harbaugh Starting quarterback: Colin Kaepernick Super Bowl titles: Five 2012 regular season record: 11-4-1 How they qualified: 1st in NFC West division - - - - GREEN BAY PACKERS Founded: 1921 Home field: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin Head coach: Mike McCarthy Starting quarterback: Aaron Rodgers Super Bowl titles: Four 2012 regular season record: 11-5 How they qualified: 1st in NFC North division - - - WASHINGTON REDSKINS Founded: 1932 Home field: FedEXField, Landover, Maryland Head coach: Mike Shanahan Starting quarterback: Robert Griffin III Super Bowl titles: Three 2012 regular season record: 10-6 How they qualified: 1st in NFC East division - - - SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Founded: 1976 Home field: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington Head coach: Pete Carroll Starting quarterback: Russell Wilson Super Bowl titles: None 2012 regular season record: 11-5 How they qualified: 2nd in NFC West division (wild card) - - - MINNESOTA VIKINGS Founded: 1961 Home field: Mall of America Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota Head coach: Leslie Frazier Starting quarterback: Christian Ponder Super Bowl titles: None 2012 regular season record: 10-6 How they qualified: 2nd in NFC North division on tiebreaker (wild card) (Compiled by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina)

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