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The ultimate NFL football team and snack-pairing guide

Heather Barnett is a freelance writer and foodie whose work has been featured in blogs, websites, magazines, and TV and radio ads. She spends her free time relaxing with her soulmate, Keith; her dog, Mosby "The Fly Slayer;" and Felix th...

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Fork-free foods for every team in the league

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Fork-free foods for every team in the league

Because fans shouldn't watch games with pointed sticks, we've paired a fork-free appetizer with each NFL team.

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New York Giants — NY-style pizza

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New York Giants — NY-style pizza

Fold up a slice of this authentic New York-style pizza with your favorite toppings. 

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Philadelphia Eagles — Philly cheese steak sliders

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Philadelphia Eagles — Philly cheese steak sliders

Juicy steak and sautéed peppers and onions with provolone cheese sauce make for an Eagles-worthy slider.

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Washington Redskins — crab dip

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Washington Redskins — crab dip

Succulent lump crab, three kinds of cheese and a hint  of spice make this crab dip a Washington fave.

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Chicago Bears — Chicago dog

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Chicago Bears — Chicago dog

Chicagoans dig a beef frank topped with a combo of tangy, sweet and spicy toppers stuffed in a poppy seed bun.

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Detroit Lions — Coney dog

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Detroit Lions — Coney dog

Topped with flavorful chili, mustard and onions, Coney dogs are the quintessential Detroit dog.

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Green Bay Packers — Brat & cheese curd burger

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Green Bay Packers — Brat & cheese curd burger

This is the only burger worthy of the Cheeseheaded fans of a team started by meat packers.

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Minnesota Vikings — jucy Lucy meatballs

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Minnesota Vikings — jucy Lucy meatballs

Squeeze these flavorful cheese-stuffed meatballs between slider buns for a tender, juicy treat beloved by Minnesotans.

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Atlanta Falcons — chili cheese dog dip

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Atlanta Falcons — chili cheese dog dip

The classic Atlanta chili cheese dog gets a makeover — chili cheese dog dip.

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Carolina Panthers — pulled pork sliders

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Carolina Panthers — pulled pork sliders

Carolina fans will line up for this double-sauced BBQ slider complete with coleslaw.

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New Orleans Saints — crawfish po' boy

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New Orleans Saints — crawfish po' boy

In the Big Easy, there ain't no po' boy like a crawfish po' boy — and the BBQ Pit Boys do it right.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers — lechón asado

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers — lechón asado

Bucs sandwich this lechón asado between two buns but you can eat it with your fingers… no judgment here.

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Arizona Cardinals — Sonoran dog

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Arizona Cardinals — Sonoran dog

Arizona's Sonoran culture inspired this Ameri-Mex mashup of bacon-wrapped dogs topped with fresh flavors.

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LA Rams — French dip crescents

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LA Rams — French dip crescents

LA's Cole's and The Varnish may have created the dip, but the mini dip will save you the drive (and the mess).

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San Francisco 49ers — Mission burritos

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San Francisco 49ers — Mission burritos

San Fran Mission-style burritos' chief characteristic is that they're stuffed to the max — we like this for game day.

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Seattle Seahawks — Seattle dog

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Seattle Seahawks — Seattle dog

The Seattle dog's toasted bun is slathered with cream cheese and features a grilled frank, onions and more.

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Buffalo Bills — crispy Buffalo wings

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Buffalo Bills — crispy Buffalo wings

Buffalo wings smothered in Frank's iconic hot sauce is a no-brainer for Bills fans.

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Miami Dolphins — tostone sandwiches

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Miami Dolphins — tostone sandwiches

These clever Cuban sandwiches are made with fried plantain slices — a Miami specialty.

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New England Patriots — mini lobster rolls

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New England Patriots — mini lobster rolls

Mini lobster rolls are the perfect finger food to celebrate the abundant fresh seafood of New England.

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New York Jets — New Jersey-style sloppy Joe

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New York Jets — New Jersey-style sloppy Joe

New Jersey-style sloppy Joes pack on three different deli meats, coleslaw and French dressing.

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Baltimore Ravens — crab puffs

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Baltimore Ravens — crab puffs

Ravens fans will love how premade puff pastry make these crab puffs a cinch to pull off just before the game.

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Cincinnati Bengals — chili-stuffed hand pies

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Cincinnati Bengals — chili-stuffed hand pies

Skip the spoon altogether with these fun Cincinnati-style chili-stuffed hand pies.

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Cleveland Browns — Polish boy

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Cleveland Browns — Polish boy

Being messy is only part of the Brownie charm of this sausage and fries staple slathered in BBQ sauce.

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Pittsburg Steelers — chipped ham sandwich

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Pittsburg Steelers — chipped ham sandwich

Steelers fans have a ton of tweaks for their beloved barbecue chipped ham sandwiches.

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Houston Texans — smoked brisket sliders

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Houston Texans — smoked brisket sliders

Smoked meat is important to every Texan, and these brisket sliders make a succulent tailgate snack.

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Indianapolis Colts — pork tenderloin sliders

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Indianapolis Colts — pork tenderloin sliders

Consider yourself lucky if a Colts fan brings these breaded pork tenderloin sliders to your party.

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Jacksonville Jaguars — skewers

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Jacksonville Jaguars — skewers

Sausage and fresh shrimp are a must at a Jags tailgate — why not try them on this spicy-sweet skewer?

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Tennessee Titans — hot fried chicken

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Tennessee Titans — hot fried chicken

A Nashville favorite, this hot fried chicken really brings the heat.

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Denver Broncos — smashburger

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Denver Broncos — smashburger

Smashburger restaurants are everywhere, but this now-legendary burger started in Denver.

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Kansas City Chiefs — burnt ends

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Kansas City Chiefs — burnt ends

Kansas City is renown nationwide for the mastery of these unbelievably flavorful brisket pieces.

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Oakland Raiders — BBQ potato skins

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Oakland Raiders — BBQ potato skins

Tangy barbecue chicken meets an Oakland favorite — stuffed potato skins.

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San Diego Chargers — fish taco

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San Diego Chargers — fish taco

Beer-battered fish, chopped cabbage and a distinctive sauce make San Diego's fish tacos a winner.

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