Some things are debatable, a matter of taste if you will. Then, there are NFL helmets. We here at The Big Lead slammed our collective heads together and ranked all the helmets from favorite to least favorite, 1-32. Then, we averaged those scores to come up with group rankings. If you disagree, sorry.
#1 Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals didn’t go with a tiger head like so many college teams with a tiger-based mascot but instead went for the orange and black striping and created magic.
#2 Oakland Raiders
The almost-win is a Raider. This is a distinctive mascot with an eyepatch, set upon a black shield, and is crisp and clean. Word is that the Raiders make for a pretty popular apparel item.
#3 Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers have left San Diego. They shouldn’t compound it by ever leaving the curved lightning bolt.
#4 Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Star: simple, iconic.
#5 Green Bay Packers
It gets uniqueness points for being a yellow helmet in a world overpopulated with blacks, greys, and white, and tradition points for the simple “G.”
#6 Chicago Bears
Mike Ditka wouldn’t let us rank it any lower.
#7 San Francisco 49ers
The NFL needs more gold helmets instead of black, and the 49ers sit atop that (the Saints will come later).
#8 Buffalo Bills
Some cities have a letter representing the city name. Buffalo has the actual animal.
#9 Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City, amazingly, has the only red helmet in the league right now (if you consider Washington’s to be burgundy). It’s also the only stadium named after the symbol on the helmet.
#10 Los Angeles Rams
Most of us are fans of the Ram horns on the helmet. Los Angeles may not have good football but they have good helmets.