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Can you name the relocations, replacements and expansions that made the NFL what it is today?

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NFL StatusNFL Move
1934- The Spartans are purchased by George Richards and become this Michigan team
1934- The Reds suspend play and are replaced for 3 games by this team
1937- The franchise in Boston keeps its name but moves to this city
1937- The West returns to 5 teams with the founding of this franchise in Ohio
1941- The Pittsburgh franchise, in honor of local industry, changes its name to this
1943- The war effort causes two PA clubs to merge, unofficially being called by this combined name
1944- A Boston franchise is formed with this most unlikely nickname
1944- Brooklyn is renamed, taking this name used by an AL baseball team and numerous colleges
1946- The Rams go west, relocating from Cleveland to this city
1949- The Boston franchise moves south to this city and becomes the Bulldogs
1950- Expansion! This team comes from the AAFC and wins the East six straight times
1950- This AAFC franchise becomes the NFL's second west coast team
1950- The 3rd team from the AAFC lasted only one year in this mid-Atlantic city
1952- The 2nd NY franchise is sold and moves to this southern city
1953- That club disbands and is replaced by a new Baltimore team using this nickname
1960- Expansion! The NFL returns to Texas with this club
1960- It's in the Cards; the club moves from Chicago to this city
1961- Go north! Expansion gives Green Bay a neighbor with this team
1966- Go south! Expansion puts this team in the heart of Dixie
1967- The NFL goes to four divisions and adds this perennial loser (and winner of Super Bowl XLIV)
NFL StatusNFL Move
1970- Peace comes to football as the NFL merges with this rival league
1971- The Pats move to Foxboro and change their name to this
1976- The league adds this club, which loses its first 26 games
1976- This team joins the NFC, moves to the AFC in '77 and back to the NFC in 2002
1982- Rovin' Raiders- the team moves south to this city
1984- Boltin' Colts- the team moves west from Baltimore to this city
1988- Migration time- the Cards fly again, this time to this south-western city
1994- Regional birds- the Cards change their name to this
1995- Expansion brings this team to Florida, the third within the Sunshine State
1995- The NFC West adds this definitively not so western club
1995- Rovin' Raiders: Part II- Al Davis heads back to this city
1995- Reverse direction! This team moves east and north in the NFC West
1996- Quoth the Ravens, nevermore- Art Modell sneaks out of Cleveland to this city
1997- Astro-done; the Oilers move and become this franchise
1999- The Cardiac Kids return- this club is reborn keeping its name, colors and history
2002- The league goes to 8 divisions, adding this club for a total of 32
2016- What's old is new again. This team moves back to LA after 21 years.
2017- Everyone’s going home- this team also moved back to LA, 57 years after playing its first season there.
2020- Raided again! You can bet on this city being the new home to the Silver & Black.

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