NFL Cheerleaders

Cheerleaders are an integral part of the game — they make us smile even when our team is losing. This year's Super Bowl pins the Patriots against the Giants — one of the few teams without a cheerleading squad. So here's a look back at some of the lovely ladies of the game who kept spirits high all season.

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The New England Patriots cheerleaders perform during an NFL preseason football game between the Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders stand on the field before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Baltimore, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.
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The exciting Super Bowl game between the New York Giants and The New England Patriots kept these Patriot cheerleaders on their toes. The game was close but in the end the Giants won 21-17.
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The Giants took home the trophy even though they were without cheerleaders. Click to see more NFL cheerleaders.
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The San Francisco 49ers may have suffered a loss, but their cheerleaders kept smiling. The New York Giants defeated the 49ers 20-17 in overtime on Sunday, Jan. 22, and they will next face the Patriots at the Super Bowl.
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Apparently divine intervention — or just Tim Tebow's late heroism — works in overtime, too. The Denver Broncos managed a jaw-dropping 80-yard touchdown Jan. 8 to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23.
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That winning touchdown was made on Tebow's 80-yard pass to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas — yes, a pass, the way most quarterbacks who aren't Tebow usually accomplish these things. The Broncos' cheerleaders were as ecstatic as their fans.
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The New Orleans Saints opened the NFC playoffs with a bang on Jan. 7, defeating the Detroit Lions 45-28 in their wild-card game — and making this cheerleader's job easy.
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As is their habit, the almighty Saints cruised to their victory on the strength of star quarterback Drew Brees' unstoppable passing and a generally fierce offense.
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So just which of the many records the Saints have broken this season is this cheerleader applauding?
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These cheerleaders watched the Houston Texans notch their first playoff victory on Jan. 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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Bengals fans weren't quite this happy while they watched their team stumble through a game that saw them beaten 31-10.
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The combined enthusiasm of all these cheerleaders helped boost the Arizona Cardinals to a 23-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on New Year's Day 2012.
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This Cardinals cheerleader finally breathed a sigh of relief over her team's overtime victory.
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These girls put their pompoms together for the Miami Dolphins, who edged out the New York Jets 19-17 on Jan. 1, 2012.
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These cheerleaders made it look easy — just as their Atlanta Falcons did on New Year's Day when they demolished the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 45-24.
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That victory secured the Falcons the number five seed spot in the National Football Conference, to these cheerleaders' delight.
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It wasn't for lack of trying that these Houston Texans cheerleaders' team lost 23-22 to the Tennessee Titans on Jan. 1.
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Her gold-accented pompoms and indomitable spirit couldn't save this cheerleader's St. Louis Rams from a 49-27 loss to the unstoppable San Francisco 49ers on Jan. 1.
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Neither could this Rams cheerleader's infectious smile.
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These Oakland Raiders cheerleaders put on their game faces even as their team suffered a disappointing defeat — and a loss of their playoff hopes — when the San Diego Chargers beat them 38-26 in an intra-California game Jan. 1.
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The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders tried to summon their team's enthusiasm on Christmas Eve, but with quarterback Tony Romo out with a hand injury and their team scoreless until the end of the game, the Cowboys lost 20-7 to the Philadelphia Eagles.
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Before the game, the Cowboys cheer squad performed in their signature blue and silver outfits. Although their team lost, the results of the game didn't mean much, since the Eagles still couldn't head to the playoffs.
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In their Santa suits, these New England Patriots gals might have been the bearers of the Patriots' best gift on Christmas Eve: They got to watch their team edge out the Miami Dolphins 27-24.
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The Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals couldn't boost their team to victory during its fierce Christmas Eve game with rivals the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers won 19-17.
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Christmas Eve saw two of the AFC's most bitter rivals slug it out, too, as the Oakland Raiders beat the Kansas City Chiefs 16-13 — despite these cheerleaders' best efforts.
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These Buffalo Bills cheerleaders were ecstatic that their team beat the Denver Broncos on Christmas Eve, 40-14, with Denver's star quarterback Tim Tebow seemingly short on fourth-quarter comeback miracles.
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These Santa-clad cheerleaders were as excited as most New Yorkers to see whether the New York Jets would live up to their coach's bragging that his team would best the New York Giants. They didn't on Christmas Eve, and the Giants won 29-14 in a game that turned out more acrimonious than it could have been.
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These Carolina Panthers cheerleaders watched their team crush the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 48-16, on Christmas Eve — handing the Bucs their ninth straight loss.
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The Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders had plenty besides the holidays to celebrate on Dec. 22: Their team's second straight win, this one 19-16 against the Houston Texans, after a season of eleven straight losses.
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The Houston Texans cheerleaders were buoyed at the Dec. 18 game against the Carolina Panthers by their team's seven-game winning streak — which the Panthers shut down with a 28-13 win over the Texans. Click for more of the beautiful 2011 NFL cheerleaders.
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After 14 straight losses in the absence of injured Peyton Manning, the Indianapolis Colts finally clinched the first win of their season Dec. 18 against the Tennessee Titans — and their cheer squad couldn't have been happier.
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These Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders could scarcely believe their eyes Dec. 18 when their team scored a stunning upset over the Green Bay Packers, putting an end to a 13-game Packers winning streak.
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These cheerleaders couldn't help resurrect the stumbling Minnesota Vikings from their dismal Dec. 18 loss to the unstoppable New Orleans Saints and their star quarterback Drew Brees.
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The Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders glowed with excitement as the Cardinals came up from behind in their game against the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 18 to score yet another victory in overtime.
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With their win over the St. Louis Rams on Dec. 18, the Cincinnati Bengals kept alive their hopes of making the playoffs. This Rams cheerleader did her best to help keep the game relatively close, though, at 20-13.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"We told you so," these San Diego Chargers cheerleaders might be thinking. The Chargers rallied Dec. 18 to defeat handily the Baltimore Ravens, continuing a comeback winning streak that few others thought possible three weeks ago.
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These Oakland Raiders cheerleaders were in high spirits at the Dec. 18 home game against the Detroit Lions — until the last five minutes of the game, that is, when the the Lions, trailing by 13 points, rallied to win 28-27.
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Holiday cheer, or high hopes for eleventh-hour rescues from Tim Tebow? These Denver Broncos cheerleaders had high hopes, but their quarterback was no match for the New England Patriots' Tom Brady on Dec. 18.
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These Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders had plenty to crow about Dec. 18 as their team humiliated the New York Jets, racking up an enormous lead in the game's first half to win 45-19.
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Gamely cheering in the face of snow and bitter cold, these Buffalo Bills cheerleaders couldn't stop a 30-23 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Dec. 18.
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The pressure was on Dec. 17 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their cheerleaders, but the team notched its eighth consecutive loss that night — this time to the Dallas Cowboys.
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The Atlanta Falcons' cheerleaders had an easy go of it Dec. 15 as their team cleaned up 41-14 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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The Philadelphia Eagles overcame a rough season on Dec. 11 when they beat the Miami Dolphins 26-10. These Dolphins cheerleaders' smiles, however, were inexhaustible. Click for more of the beautiful 2011 NFL cheerleaders.
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With the help of some ladies in fringed chaps, the Denver Broncos eked out a 13-10 victory over the Chicago Bears.
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These San Diego Chargers cheerleaders watched their team beat the Buffalo Bills 37-10 on Dec. 11.
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The Washington Redskins cheerleaders bounded onto the field Dec. 11 with unbridled enthusiasm — but their team lost the game late to the New England Patriots, 34-27.
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Despite an uneven season, the New York Jets summoned it up on Dec. 11 to rout the Kansas City Chiefs 37-10 — to the delight of the Jets cheerleaders.
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The tireless Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders were hopeful throughout their team's Dec. 11 game against the New York Giants — till the Giants scored an unexpected 37-34 victory.
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These Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders watched their team, with a backup quarterback, beat the San Francisco 49ers 21-19 on Dec. 11.
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The Baltimore Ravens cruised to a 24-10 victory over the winless Indianapolis Colts on Dec. 11 — making these Ravens cheerleaders' jobs easy.
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This Washington Redskins cheerleader had high hopes for her team in its Dec. 4 game against the New York Jets until the Jets rallied in the fourth quarter.
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The Redskins lost to the Jets 34-19.
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This cheerleader had plenty to celebrate when the New Orleans Saints came marching into a 31-17 win over the Detroit Lions on Dec. 4 on the strength of star quarterback Drew Brees' performance.
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The Miami Dolphins cheerleaders shook their pompoms for a resounding 34-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 4.
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The squad couldn't lift the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a victory over the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 4. The Bucs lost 38-19.
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Despite some enthusiasm and fireworks from their squads, the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the New England Patriots 38-20 on Nov. 27.
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The Indianapolis Colts' cheerleaders couldn't help their team out of their 0-11 losing streak on Nov. 27 when they played the Carolina Panthers.
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The Colts lost 27-19 against the Panthers, but that didn't seem to mind their cheerleaders one bit.
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These fatigues-clad cheerleaders lifted the Jacksonville Jaguars' spirits on Nov. 27 when they lost 20-13 to the Houston Texans.
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Some pompom-tossing from the Atlanta Falcons' cheerleading squad helped herald a home win on Nov. 27 over the Minnesota Vikings.
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The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders must have been awfully thankful when their team beat the Miami Dolphins 20-19 with a winning field goal on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24.
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The Cowboys' victory was overshadowed by an unintended tackle: Cowboys cheerleader Melissa Kellerman was accidentally knocked down — and then helped back up — by Cowboys tight end Jason Witten.
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Kellerman escaped unscathed and tweeted about the incident, "Not hurtin' today, like some of y'all thought I would be! Our TE isn't as tough as he looks... That or I'm WAY tougher than I look. ;)" CNBC reported that the franchise wasn't pleased with her comments, though, and made her shut down her Twitter account.
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The Tennessee Titans' cheerleaders kept dry — and energetic — in some inclement Nashville weather Nov. 27 to watch their team beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-17.
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The Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders had a lot to cheer about Nov. 20 as their team notched a hard-fought win against the Tennessee Titans 23-17.
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The Falcons are struggling to defend their NFC South title.
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This cheerleader couldn't help the Washington Redskins put an end to their losing streak — but she might have helped them lose respectably, 27-24, to the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 20.
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The Cowboys finally beat their bitter rivals the Redskins in overtime on Nov. 20.
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This cheerleader showed her high spirits Nov. 20 as her team, the Miami Dolphins, beat the Buffalo Bills with a resounding 35-8 victory.
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Those Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders had a lot to cheer about: they won the game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Nov. 13, final score 44-7. Click for more photos of NFL cheerleaders.
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This Dallas Cowboys cheerleader can't help but smile.
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Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders perform during the second half an NFL football game between the Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Nov. 13 in Miami. The Dolphins defeated the Redskins 20-9.
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Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals cheerleaders perform in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 13.
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Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders perform during the NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cardinals won 21-17 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sunday, Nov. 13th.
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The Philadelphia Eagles' cheerleaders couldn't save their team from a 21-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Nov. 13. The Cardinals' 11th-hour victory on the Eagles' home turf ended an 11-game losing streak.
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And even the enthusiasm of the Indianapolis Colts' cheerleaders — outfitted in sailor garb on the weekend after Veterans' Day — couldn't save the Colts from yet another loss on Nov. 13, this time to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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These cheerleaders did their best to rally the Kansas City Chiefs against the Denver Broncos on Nov. 13.
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Despite all their cheerleaders' blue pompoms and spirited kicks, the Carolina Panthers suffered a dismal 30-3 defeat at the hands of the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 13.
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The these San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders had something more to cheer about: Their team's 27-20 win over the New York Giants on Nov. 13, which marked the team's seventh straight victory.
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The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders watched their team win 44-7 over the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 13 — a victory that was especially sweet for Kelsi Reich, center, whose boyfriend scored a touchdown for the winning team.
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These cheerleaders gave some spirited support to the Atlanta Falcons, who lost a close game to the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 13 on the heels of a now-over three-game winning streak.
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It had been a while since the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders cheered a home win — but cheer one they did on Nov. 13 when their team beat the Washington Redskins.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' cheerleaders piled on the charm on Nov. 13 — but the Houston Texans piled on the many-yard touchdowns to beat the Buccaneers.
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The Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals cheerleaders' grins grew even wider after their team beat the Baltimore Ravens 22-17 on Nov. 13.
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Willow Smith could take a leaf out of this Washington Redskins cheerleader's book. She sure knows how to whip her hair back and forth.
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A Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader was rosy and ready at a game against the Miami Dolphins at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.
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A Dallas Cowboys cheerleader performs during a timeout against the Seattle Seahawks at Cowboys Stadium on Nov. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Seahawks 23-13.
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Tennessee Titans cheerleaders high kick in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. Nice gams, ladies.
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New England Patriots cheerleaders got low in the fourth quarter of the New York Giants 24-20 win. They look happy to have some warmth in the form of a windbraker.
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San Diego Chargers cheerleaders perform as the team plays the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.
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Tennessee Titans cheerleaders were blonde and blue in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at LP Field on November 6, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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A Miami Hurricanes cheerleader celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown against the Duke Blue Devils on November 5, 2011 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. The Hurricanes defeated the Blue Devils 49-14.
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There's power in numbers for these cheerleaders, who helped the Houston Texans along to a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars despite lackluster offensive playing on Oct. 30.
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The Tennessee Titans' cheerleaders took advantage of balmy weather in Nashville on Oct. 30 and struck a festive note, ditching their uniforms for Halloween costumes.
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And of course, an NFL cheerleader's costume wouldn't be a proper one if it didn't adhere strictly to the "sexy ____" rule.
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Not even a cheerleader's enthusiasm could prevent the Seattle Seahawks' 34-12 defeat at the bands of the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 30.
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The rare sight of snow on the ground in October didn't dampen these cheerleaders' spirits Oct. 30 when the Philadelphia Eagles played the Dallas Cowboys in Philly.
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This Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader had a lot to celebrate. The Cowboys battered the St. Louis Rams October 23, taking home a 34-7 victory. Click to see more NFL cheerleaders.
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This cheerleader has hair for miles! Despite a loss, the Tennessee Titans cheerleaders couldn't let their team down. The Houstan Texans defeated the Titans 41-7.
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The NFL in London! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders showed off their stuff during the international game between the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium in London, England. This is the fifth occasion where a regular season NFL match has been played in London.
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The New York Jets cheerleaders celebrated a victory. The Jets defeated the Miami Dolphins 24-6 on October 17.
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Never a dull moment for a New York Jets cheerleader. The Jets defeated the Dolphins 24-6.
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Fall weather doesn't go as far south as Tampa. A Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader seems perfectly happy to dance in her tiny top Oct. 16. Click through to see more NFL cheerleaders.
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Another Tampa Bay Buccaneer cheerleader smiles at the sun at the game against the New Orleans Saints.
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An Oakland Raiders cheerleader is in action during a game against the Cleveland Browns.
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New England Patriots cheerleaders dressed for Halloween during the second half against the Dallas Cowboys. What is the woman on the left, though?
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders show a dance move we imagine is called the Walk the Plank.
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Point those toes! The Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders perform against the Carolina Panthers.
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Victory dance! A Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader performs during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts on October 16. The Bengals won 27-17.
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A Green Bay Packers cheerleader cheers during the game against the St. Louis Rams at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers won 24-3.
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Thanks to some help from their cheerleaders' enthusiasm, the Cincinnati Bengals held off the Indianapolis Colts.
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The Washington Redskins lost to the Philadelphia eagles on Oct. 16 — but not for lack of very vocal, and very pink, support from their cheerleaders.
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The Atlanta Falcons' cheerleaders helped boost their team to victory over their just-north rivals the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 16. They couldn't do much, though, for the Panthers' Atlanta-bred quarterback...
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This week, NFL cheerleaders were again pretty in pink in support of breast cancer awareness. Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders were all smiles during in a game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011.
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Yee-haw! A Houston Texans cheerleader performs in a game against the Oakland Raiders
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Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders wear pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during the NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 9, 2011 The Colts lost 28-24 and are 0-5 to start the season.
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The Denver Broncos cheerleaders readied themselves for another night of cheering. The Broncos played against San Diego Chargers.
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The Carolina Panthers cheerleaders kick high during a halftime routine.
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The Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders put the hot in Hotlanta, performing during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 in Atlanta.
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A cheerleader performs during a game between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in Denver. San The Chargers won 29-24.
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An Indiana Hoosiers cheerleader watches the game action during the game against the Illinois Illini at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. Illinois won 41-20.
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The Kansas City Cheifs rocked pink pom-poms during game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 2, 2011.
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Cheerleaders for the Baltimore Ravens give it all they've got in a game against the New York Jets. The Ravens defeated the Jets 34-17.
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A Seattle Seahawk is all smiles, enjoying the pink pom-poms issued to her in a game against the Atlanta Falcons.
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Gentleman really do prefer blondes! The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders use vast amounts of hair-ography against the Detroit Lions at Cowboys Stadium on October 2, 2011.
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A Baltimore Ravens cheerleader proves it's all about the hair in a game against the New York Jets in Baltimore.
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Who dat? A Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader proves curls are all the rage during the NFL game against the Buffalo Bills.
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The Oakland Raiders cheerleaders knew how to work it in a game against the New York Jets.
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A Tennessee Titans cheerleader puts her hands in the air for her home team.
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Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders get sassy during the second half of the Eagles and New York Giants game.
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Members of the Saintsations gave a golden performance against the Houston Texans.
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There's strength in numbers. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders group up for a dance routine in a game against the Falcons.
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San Diego Chargers cheerleaders get down and dirty in a game against the Chiefs.
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The Sea Gals perform before the Seattle Seahawks NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 13-10. .
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A member of the Denver Broncos cheerleaders performs during a break in an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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Cheerleaders of the Carolina Panthers perform during their game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Minnesota Viking cheerleaders shake their pompoms during an NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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An Atlanta Falcons cheerleader puts her best fist forward during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
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San Francisco 49ers Cheerleaders gave a red-hot performance during a game against the Seattle Seahawks.
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A St. Louis Rams cheerleader performs during the first quarter of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles.
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New York Jets cheerleaders shake what they've got in the season opener and wind up the team for a 27-24 win against the Cowboys.
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The Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders perform during the NFL season opening game against the Carolina Panthers at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
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Cheerleaders for the Baltimore Ravens cheer during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on September 11, 2011.
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Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders perform during the season opener between the Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders against the Detroit Lions during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.
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The 2011 season kicked off with Packers vs the Saints. Here, a New Orleans Saints cheerleader works overtime to get her team to come back from the Packers' consistent lead. In the end, the girls could not lift the Saints past Super Bowl champion quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Packers won the season opener 42-34.
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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: Through the years, the New Orleans Saints Cheerleaders have had a variety of names. Now they are known as the "Saintsations."
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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: The Saintsations are involved in several community projects, and the squad is featured each year in a special swimsuit calendar.
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NFL CHEERLEADERS: This NFL season there will be a lot more to watch than just the guys. Check out the NFL's best cheerleaders of 2011 and pick your favs.
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DALLAS COWBOYS: Each spring up to 600 young women from across America converge on Texas Stadium in pursuit of their dream: becoming a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.
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DALLAS COWBOYS: This year's Cowboys squad features 17 rookies and 17 veterans.
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DALLAS COWBOYS: The Dallas Cowboys have had cheerleaders since 1960.
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DALLAS COWBOYS: Easily the most recognizable cheerleading team in professional sports, the squad gained huge fame back in 1978, appearing on two network TV specials, NBC's "Rock-n-Roll Sports Classic" and "The Osmond Brothers Special."
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WASHINGTON REDSKINS: It's beauty and skill, not politics, that gets you a place in the nation's capital. The team’s cheerleading lineup this year consists of 27 returning veterans and 13 rookies.
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WASHINGTON REDSKINS: Originally called the Redskinettes, they have cheered for the Washington Redskins since Sept. 30, 1962.
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WASHINGTON REDSKINS: In addition to touring with the football team, they have also performed around the world. In 1982, they were invited to be the first NFL cheerleaders to perform in Asia.
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WASHINGTON REDSKINS: The squad has several different costumes including for home games, away games and winter.
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WASHINGTON REDSKINS: They are one of the longest-running NFL cheerleading organizations.
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ST. LOUIS RAMS: The St. Louis Rams Cheerleaders were established in 1974 when the team was still in Los Angeles and the cheerleaders were known as the Embraceable Ewes.
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ST. LOUIS RAMS: The Rams are coming off a 2010 season in which they finished tied with the Seattle Seahawks for the NFC West division title, with a 7–9 record, but lost the tiebreaker in week 17.
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ST. LOUIS RAMS: Being a Rams cheerleader does not just entail performing at 10 games during a given season; in fact, a majority of the cheerleaders’ time is spent in community service and some 850 appearances.
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HOUSTON TEXANS: The 2011 Houston Texans Cheerleader tryouts took place in April, where 56 finalists were selected.
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HOUSTON TEXANS: Thirty-two aspiring Houston Texans cheerleaders were chosen for the 2011 squad.
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TENNESSEE TITANS: The team relocated from the Astrodome in Houston to Tennessee in 1997.
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TENNESSEE TITANS: The Titans' team colors are blue, navy, white, red and silver.
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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: The Eagles have won three NFL titles and made two Super Bowl appearances.
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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders pose with the troops on the USS Iwo Jima in New York City during the offseason.
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CINCINNATI BENGALS: The Bengals cheer squad is know as the "Ben-Gals." The team needs their inspiration after finishing 4–12 in 2010.
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CINCINNATI BENGALS: A Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader performs during a game against the Miami Dolphins last year.
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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: Despite finishing the season with a 10–6 record the team failed to sell out any of its home games. Don't blame these gals.
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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: The Buccaneers' cheerleaders get loose at a practice in Tampa, Fla., earlier this year.
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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: Last season The Patriots finished with a league-best 14–2 record, clinching the top seed in the AFC, before losing to the New York Jets in the playoffs.
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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: The New England Patriots cheerleaders wait to take the field before their team faced off against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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ATLANTA FALCONS: Members of the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders perform during a game against the Miami Dolphins at the Georgia Dome.
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ATLANTA FALCONS: A member of the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders performs during a preseason game.
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CAROLINA PANTHERS: In 2010 the team clinched the NFL's worst record of the year and earned the #1 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Now the gals can cheer for Cam Newton.
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CAROLINA PANTHERS: The Carolina Panthers Top Cats dance team perform during an NFL football game in Charlotte.
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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: The Seattle Seahawks cheerleaders, known as the Sea Gals, perform in the first half of a game against the Minnesota Vikings in Seattle.
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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: A Sea Gal performs in the first half of a game against the Minnesota Vikings.
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SAN FRAN 49ers: A San Francisco 49ers cheerleader performs during a game against the Oakland Raiders in San Francisco.
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SAN FRAN 49ers: Here, 49ers cheerleaders get ready for the real games by cheering on their team during a preseason game against the Houston Texans.
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SAN DIEGO CHARGERS: San Diego Chargers cheerleaders shake and holler during a game against the Seahawks.
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SAN DIEGO CHARGERS: Here's another Chargers gal getting fans into the same game.
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OAKLAND RAIDERS: Oakland Raiders cheerleaders have a resurgent team to get excited about.
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OAKLAND RAIDERS: This Raiders cheerleader is working a game against the Arizona Cardinals.
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MINNESOTA VIKINGS: Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders will keep fans warm up north.
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MINNESOTA VIKINGS: A Vikings cheerleader turns up the heat at a preseason game.
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MIAMI DOLPHINS: Miami Dolphins cheerleaders had the fans stoked for this contest against the Carolina Panthers in Miami.
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MIAMI DOLPHINS: Dolphins cheerleaders keep temperatures high in Miami.
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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders keep fans jumping at Arrowhead Stadium.
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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: A Chiefs cheerleader rallies fans during the second half of a game against the Rams.
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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: The Jacksonville Jaguars are hoping to turn their fortunes around, and these ladies will be cheering them on.
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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: A Jaguars cheerleader performs during the first half of a game against the Atlanta Falcons.
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DENVER BRONCOS: The Denver Broncos cheerleaders do their thing at Mile High Stadium in Denver.
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DENVER BRONCOS: A Denver Broncos cheerleader shows off some boots made for cheering...
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BUFFALO BILLS: A Buffalo Bills cheerleader smiles at the fans during a game against the Jaguars.
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BUFFALO BILLS: The Buffalo "Jills" cheerleaders finish a routine during the second half of a NFL game.
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BALTIMORE RAVENS: A Baltimore Ravens cheerleader runs onto the field to root for Joe Flacco, Ray Lewis and company.
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BALTIMORE RAVENS: Ravens cheerleaders had the fans roaring at a 34-31 preseason victory over the Redskins.
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NEW YORK JETS: New York Jets cheerleaders are known as the "Flight Crew."
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NEW YORK JETS: From a modest 10-member squad in the 2007 season, the Flight Crew has become a cheering force.
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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: The Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders perform during the second quarter of a game against the Redskins.
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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: Colts cheerleaders are always behind Peyton Manning and Co.
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ARIZONA CARDINALS: Whether it's performing at all Arizona Cardinals home games or community service, the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders are recognized throughout the country.
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