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The American Football Conference
American Football Conference
(AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League
National Football League
(NFL), the highest professional level of American football
American football
in the United States. This conference and its counterpart, the National Football Conference
National Football Conference
(NFC), currently contain 16 teams each, making up the 32 teams of the NFL. Both conferences were created as part of the 1970 merger with the rival American Football League (AFL), with all ten of the former AFL teams and three NFL teams forming the AFC, and the remaining thirteen NFL clubs forming the NFC. A series of league expansions and division realignments have occurred since the merger, thus making the current total 16 clubs per each conference.

Contents

1 Current teams 2 Season structure 3 History 4 Logo 5 References

Current teams[edit] Since 2002, like the NFC, the AFC has 16 teams, organized into four divisions each with four teams: East, North, South and West.

Division Team Location Stadium

East Buffalo Bills Orchard Park, New York New Era Field

Miami Dolphins Miami Gardens, Florida Hard Rock Stadium

New England Patriots Foxborough, Massachusetts Gillette Stadium

New York Jets East Rutherford, New Jersey MetLife Stadium

North Baltimore
Baltimore
Ravens Baltimore, Maryland M&T Bank Stadium

Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Bengals Cincinnati, Ohio Paul Brown
Paul Brown
Stadium

Cleveland
Cleveland
Browns Cleveland, Ohio FirstEnergy Stadium

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Steelers Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Heinz Field

South Houston
Houston
Texans Houston, Texas NRG Stadium

Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Colts Indianapolis, Indiana Lucas Oil Stadium

Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville, Florida EverBank Field

Tennessee
Tennessee
Titans Nashville, Tennessee Nissan Stadium

West Denver
Denver
Broncos Denver, Colorado Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City, Missouri Arrowhead Stadium

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Chargers Carson, California StubHub Center

Oakland Raiders Oakland, California Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum

Season structure[edit]

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Main articles: NFL regular season and NFL playoffs

POS AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West

1st Patriots Steelers Jaguars Chiefs

2nd Bills Ravens Titans Chargers

3rd Dolphins Bengals Colts Raiders

4th Jets Browns Texans Broncos

POS NFC East NFC North NFC South NFC West

1st Cowboys Packers Falcons Seahawks

2nd Giants Lions Buccaneers Cardinals

3rd Redskins Vikings Saints Rams

4th Eagles Bears Panthers 49ers

This chart of the 2017 season standings displays an application of the NFL scheduling formula. The Patriots in 2017 (highlighted in green) finished in first place in the AFC East. Thus, in 2018, the Patriots will play two games against each of its division rivals (highlighted in light blue), one game against each team in the AFC South and NFC North (highlighted in yellow), and one game each against the first-place finishers in the AFC North and AFC West (highlighted in orange).

Currently, the thirteen opponents each team faces over the 16-game regular season schedule are set using a pre-determined formula:[1] Each AFC team plays the other teams in their respective division twice (home and away) during the regular season, in addition to 10 other games assigned to their schedule by the NFL. Two of these games are assigned on the basis of a particular team's final divisional standing from the previous season. The remaining 8 games are split between the roster of two other NFL divisions. This assignment shifts each year and will follow a standard cycle. Using the 2012 regular season schedule as an example, each team in the AFC West plays against every team in the AFC North and NFC South. In this way, non-divisional competition will be mostly among common opponents – the exception being the two games assigned based on the team's prior-season divisional standing. At the end of each season, the winner of each division, in addition to the two remaining conference teams with the highest regular season records, proceed into the playoffs. These teams consist of the four division winners and the top two wild card teams. The AFC playoffs culminate in the AFC Championship Game
AFC Championship Game
with the winner receiving the Lamar Hunt
Lamar Hunt
Trophy. The AFC Champion then plays the NFC Champion in the Super Bowl. History[edit]

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Original American Football Conference
American Football Conference
logo, based on the AFL logo with blue stars

Both the AFC and the NFC were created after the NFL merged with the American Football League
American Football League
(AFL) in 1970.[2] The AFL began play in 1960 with eight teams, and added two more expansion clubs (the Miami Dolphins in 1966 and the Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
in 1968) before the merger. In order to equalize the number of teams in each conference, three NFL teams that predated the AFL's launch (the Cleveland
Cleveland
Browns, Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Steelers, and the then- Baltimore
Baltimore
Colts) joined the ten former AFL teams to form the AFC. The two AFL divisions AFL East
AFL East
and AFL West were more or less intact, while the Century Division, in which the Browns and the Steelers had played since 1967, was moved from the NFL to become the new AFC Central. Since the merger, five expansion teams have joined the AFC and two have left, thus making the current total 16. When the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
joined the league in 1976, they were temporarily placed in the NFC and AFC respectively. This arrangement lasted for one season only before the two teams switched conferences. The Seahawks eventually returned to the NFC as a result of the 2002 realignment. The expansion Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
joined the AFC in 1995. There have been five teams that have relocated at least once. In 1984, the Baltimore
Baltimore
Colts relocated to Indianapolis
Indianapolis
in 1984. In 1995, the Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
had attempted to move to Baltimore; the resulting dispute between Cleveland
Cleveland
and the team led to Modell establishing the Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
with the players and personnel from the Browns, while the Browns were placed in suspended operations before they were reinstated by the NFL. In California, the Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders
relocated to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
in 1982, and back to Oakland in 1995, while the San Diego Chargers moved to Los Angeles in 2017. The Houston
Houston
Oilers moved to Tennessee
Tennessee
in 1997, where they were renamed the Tennessee
Tennessee
Oilers. The team would change its name again, two years later, to the Tennessee
Tennessee
Titans. The NFL would again expand in 2002, adding the Houston Texans
Houston Texans
to the AFC. Between 1995 and 2017, the AFC has sent less than half of the different teams with 7 of the 16 different teams to the Super Bowl. New England Patriots
New England Patriots
(9 times), Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
(4 times), Pittsburgh Steelers (4 times), Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
(2 times), Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
(2 times), Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders
(1 time), and Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
(1 time). By contrast, the NFC has sent 13 of the 16 different teams during that same time frame with only the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, and Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
missing out on an appearance in the Super Bowl. 15 of the last 17 AFC champions have started one of just three quarterbacks - Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger
- in the Super Bowl. Logo[edit]

2nd American Football Conference
American Football Conference
logo used from 1970 to 2009

The merged league created a new logo for the AFC that took elements of the old AFL logo, specifically the "A" and the six stars surrounding it. The AFC logo basically remained unchanged from 1970 to 2009. The 2010 NFL season
2010 NFL season
introduced an updated AFC logo, with the most notable revision being the removal of two stars (leaving four representing the four divisions of the AFC), and moving the stars inside the letter, similar to the NFC logo.[3] References[edit]

^ "2012 Opponents Determined" (PDF). NFL. January 2, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2012.  ^ "Pro Football – History". Retrieved 3 April 2009.  ^ Paul Lukas. "But I Absolutely Refuse to Write About the Draft Caps". Uni Watch blog. Archived from the original on 6 May 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 

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National Football League
National Football League
(2018)

AFC

East North South West

Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins New England Patriots New York Jets

Baltimore
Baltimore
Ravens Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Bengals Cleveland
Cleveland
Browns Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Steelers

Houston
Houston
Texans Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Colts Jacksonville Jaguars Tennessee
Tennessee
Titans

Denver
Denver
Broncos Kansas City Chiefs Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Chargers Oakland Raiders

NFC

East North South West

Dallas Cowboys New York Giants Philadelphia Eagles Washington Redskins

Chicago Bears Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers Minnesota Vikings

Atlanta Falcons Carolina Panthers New Orleans Saints Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Arizona Cardinals Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Rams San Francisco 49ers Seattle Seahawks

Seasons

Seasons (by team) Preseason

Hall of Fame Game American Bowl

Regular season

Kickoff game Monday Night Football International Series

London Toronto Bills Series List of games played outside the U.S.

Thanksgiving games Christmas games

Playoffs

Streaks Droughts AFC Championship NFC Championship Super Bowl

champions quarterbacks

Pro Bowl

History

League history

Executive history Championship history

Timeline

Defunct franchises Franchise moves and mergers Los Angeles
Los Angeles
team history

Proposed stadiums 1995–2016

American Football League
American Football League
(1960–1969)

Playoffs Merger

NFL Championship (1920–1969) Playoff Bowl Records

individual team Super Bowl All time win–loss Last undefeated

Tied games Canceled games Controversies

Business

Owners Properties Management Council Competition Committee Collective Bargaining Agreement National Football League
National Football League
Players Association Lockouts Media

TV

NFL Network NFL RedZone

Radio NFL Films

Other

Officials Stadiums

Chronology

Awards

All-Pro

Hall of Fame Foreign players Player conduct

Suspensions Player misconduct

Combine Draft Training camp Rivalries NFL Foundation Culture

Cheerleading Mascots Lore Nicknames Numbers

Retired

Color Rush

Links to related articles

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Buffalo Bills

Founded in 1960 Based and headquartered in Orchard Park, New York

Franchise

Franchise History Players Seasons Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl
selections First-round draft picks Starting quarterbacks Coaches Logos and uniforms NFL in Toronto

Bills series

Stadiums

War Memorial Stadium New Era Field Rogers Centre
Rogers Centre
(Bills Toronto Series) New Era Field
New Era Field
II (proposed)

Culture

Buffalo sports curse Ralph Wilson Billy Buffalo Buffalo Jills Ken "Pinto Ron" Johnson Second String Flutie Flakes "Shout" (The Isley Brothers song) Four Falls of Buffalo

Lore

AAFC Buffalo Bills Electric Company The Comeback Wide Right The "Forward Lateral"

Rivalries

Miami Dolphins New England Patriots New York Jets

Division championships (10)

1964 1965 1966 1980 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1995

Conference championships (4)

1990 1991 1992 1993

League championships (2)

1964 1965

Wall of Fame

Simpson Kemp McGroder Sestak Shaw Wilson 12th Man Dubenion Stratton Ferguson Levy DeLamielleure James Abramoski Kalsu Saimes Kelly Smerlas Hull Talley Ritcher Thomas Reed Tasker Smith Edgerson Hansen Polian Miller Saban Gilchrist

Media

Broadcasters Radio

Radio Network WGR
WGR
550

Television

MSG Western New York

Personalities:

John Murphy Van Miller Mark Kelso Steve Tasker

Owners

Wilson Pegula family

Terry Kim

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League
National Football League
(1970–present) Conference: American Football Conference Division: East Division

Former league affiliation

League: American Football League
American Football League
(1960–1969)

Seasons (58)

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Championship seasons in bold

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Miami Dolphins

Founded in 1966 Based in Miami Gardens, Florida Headquartered in Davie, Florida

Franchise

Franchise History Seasons Coaches Players First-round draft picks Starting quarterbacks Records Honor roll Training facility Broadcasters

Stadiums

Orange Bowl Hard Rock Stadium

Culture

"Fins" (Jimmy Buffett song) Wayne Huizenga Stephen M. Ross Joe Robbie T. D. Cheerleaders Ace Ventura: Pet Detective "Only Wanna Be with You" (Hootie & the Blowfish song) Ballers

Lore

Perfect season The Sea of Hands Announcerless Game Epic in Miami Snowplow Game Clock Play Monday Night Miracle

Rivalries

Buffalo Bills New England Patriots New York Jets Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Division championships (13)

1971 1972 1973 1974 1979 1981 1983 1984 1985 1992 1994 2000 2008

Conference championships (5)

1971 1972 1973 1982 1984

League championships (2)

1972 (VII) 1973 (VIII)

Retired numbers

12 13 39

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League
National Football League
(1970–present) Conference: American Football Conference Division: East Division

Former league affiliation

League: American Football League
American Football League
(1966–1969)

Seasons (52)

1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Championship seasons in bold

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New England Patriots

Founded in 1960 Formerly the Boston Patriots (1960–70) Based and headquartered in Foxborough, Massachusetts

Franchise

Franchise History Hall of Fame Patriot Place Seasons Players Coaches First-round draft picks Starting quarterbacks Strategy Broadcasters

Stadiums

Nickerson Field Fenway Park Alumni Stadium Harvard Stadium Foxboro Stadium Gillette Stadium

Culture

Billy Sullivan Robert Kraft Jonathan Kraft Pat Patriot Cheerleaders "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" "Crazy Train" "Your Love" Patriot Reign Family Guy

"Patriot Games" "3 Acts of God" "Gronkowsbees"

"Stunning and Brave" ( South Park
South Park
episode)

Lore

Snowplow Game St. Louis Stallions Tuck Rule Game 16-0 Spygate 2007 game vs. New York Giants Helmet Catch Butt fumble Deflategate 28–3 Philly Special

Rivalries

Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins New York Jets Baltimore
Baltimore
Ravens Denver
Denver
Broncos Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Colts Brady–Manning rivalry

Division championships (20)

1963 1978 1986 1996 1997 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Conference championships (10)

1985 1996 2001 2003 2004 2007 2011 2014 2016 2017

League championships (5)

2001 (XXXVI) 2003 (XXXVIII) 2004 (XXXIX) 2014 (XLIX) 2016 (LI)

Retired numbers

20 40 56 57 73 78 79 89

Media

Broadcasters WBZ-FM Radio network Gil Santos Gino Cappelletti Bob Socci Scott Zolak

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League
National Football League
(1970–present) Conference: American Football Conference Division: East Division

Former league affiliation

League: American Football League
American Football League
(1960–1969)

Seasons (58)

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Championship seasons in bold

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New York Jets

Founded in 1960 Formerly the New York Titans (1960–62) Based in East Rutherford, New Jersey Headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey

Franchise

Franchise History Seasons Players Coaches Logos and uniforms First-round draft picks Quarterbacks Flight Crew

Stadiums

Polo Grounds Shea Stadium Giants Stadium MetLife Stadium

Culture

Fireman Ed Alex Anthony Flash Gordon The Wonder Years West Side Stadium Generation Jets The King of Queens

Lore

Heidi Game The Guarantee Announcerless Game New York Sack Exchange Clock Play The Monday Night Miracle Spygate Butt fumble

Rivalries

Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins New England Patriots New York Giants

Key personnel

Owner: Woody Johnson Chairman/ CEO: Christopher Johnson President Neil Glat General Manager: Mike Maccagnan Head Coach: Todd Bowles

Division championships (4)

1968 1969 1998 2002

League championships (1†)

1968 (III)

† does not include 1968 AFL championship

Retired numbers

12 13 28 73 90 Ewbank

Media

Broadcasters WEPN WEPN-FM WCBS-TV SportsNet New York

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League
National Football League
(1970–present) Conference: American Football Conference Division: East Division

Former league affiliation

League: American Football League
American Football League
(1960–1969)

Seasons (58)

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Championship seasons in bold Book:New York Jets

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Baltimore
Baltimore
Ravens

Founded in 1996 Based in Baltimore, Maryland Headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland

Franchise

History Seasons Head coaches Starting quarterbacks First-round draft picks Draft history Ring of Honor

Stadiums

Memorial Stadium M&T Bank Stadium

Key personnel

Owner: Steve Bisciotti President: Dick Cass General manager: Ozzie Newsome Head coach: John Harbaugh

Culture and lore

Baltimore's Marching Ravens
Baltimore's Marching Ravens
(The Band That Wouldn't Die) Cheerleaders Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
relocation controversy Edgar, Allan, and Poe Mile High Miracle

Rivalries

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Steelers New England Patriots

Division championships (4)

2003 2006 2011 2012

Conference championships (2)

2000 2012

League championships (2)

2000 (XXXV) 2012 (XLVII)

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League Conference: American Football Conference Division: North Division

Seasons (22)

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Championship seasons in bold

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Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Bengals

Founded in 1968 Based and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio

Franchise

Franchise History Seasons Coaches Players First-round draft picks Draft history Starting quarterbacks

Stadiums

Nippert Stadium Riverfront Stadium Paul Brown
Paul Brown
Stadium

Rivalries

Cleveland
Cleveland
Browns Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Steelers

Culture and lore

Freezer Bowl Ickey Shuffle "Welcome to the Jungle" Ben–Gals Bengalized Laura Vikmanis

Division championships (9)

1970 1973 1981 1988 1990 2005 2009 2013 2015

Conference championships (2)

1981 1988

Retired numbers

54

Media

Broadcasters Radio network

Flagships: WCKY WEBN WLW

Television: WKRC-TV

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League
National Football League
(1970–present) Conference: American Football Conference Division: North Division

Former league affiliation

League: American Football League
American Football League
(1968–1969)

Seasons (50)

1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

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Cleveland
Cleveland
Browns

Founded in 1946 Based in Cleveland, Ohio Headquartered in Berea, Ohio

Franchise

History Players Head coaches Seasons Logos and uniforms First-round draft picks 1999 expansion draft Starting quarterbacks Pro Bowlers

Stadiums

Cleveland
Cleveland
Stadium FirstEnergy Stadium

Key personnel

Owners: Jimmy Haslam Dee Haslam President (de facto): Paul DePodesta General manager: John Dorsey Head coach: Hue Jackson

Culture and lore

Art Modell Cleveland
Cleveland
sports curse Dawg Pound Draft Day Hot Tub Time Machine Kardiac Kids Marty Ball Miracle at the Met Paul Brown Red Right 88 Relocation controversy "The Best Man" The Drive The Express The Fortune Cookie The Fumble

Rivalries

Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Bengals Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Steelers

Playoff appearances (28)

1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1957 1958 1964 1965 1967 1968 1969 1971 1972 1980 1982 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1994 2002

Division championships (12)

1946 1947 1948 1967 1968 1969 1971 1980 1985 1986 1987 1989

Conference championships (11)

1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1957 1964 1965 1968 1969

League championships (8)

1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1954 1955 1964

Retired numbers

14 32 45 46 76

Hall of Fame inductees

Players: Brown DeLamielleure Ford Gatski Graham Groza Hickerson Kelly Lavelli McCormack Mitchell Motley Newsome Warfield Willis Coach: Brown

Media

Broadcasters Radio network

Flagships: WKNR WKRK-FM WNCX

Television: WEWS-TV SportsTime Ohio

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League
National Football League
(1950–present) Conference: American Football Conference Division: North Division

Former league affiliation

League: All-America Football Conference
All-America Football Conference
(1946–1949)

Seasons (69)

1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Championship seasons in bold

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Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Steelers

Founded in 1933 Formerly the Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Pirates (1933–39) Based and headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Franchise

History All-Time Team Seasons Logos and uniforms Coaches Players Starting quarterbacks First-round draft picks Statistics

Stadiums

Home fields: Forbes Field Pitt Stadium Three Rivers Stadium Heinz Field

Training facilities: Rooney Field Point Stadium UPMC Sportsplex Chuck Noll
Chuck Noll
Field

Culture

Football in Western PA Rooney family Myron Cope Steeler Nation Terrible Towel Steel Curtain Evening Shade "Right Here, Right Now" "Renegade" "Here We Go" "Black and Yellow" YinzCam This Is Us

Lore

Steelers lore J.P. Rooneys Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Keystoners " Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Polka" Steagles Card-Pitt Steelerettes Immaculate Reception Black Sunday Fighting Back: The Rocky Bleier Story 1995 AFC Championship Game The Chief The 3:16 game

Rivalries

Baltimore
Baltimore
Ravens Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Bengals Cleveland
Cleveland
Browns Tennessee
Tennessee
Titans Oakland Raiders Dallas Cowboys Philadelphia Eagles

Media

Broadcasters KDKA-TV WPCW-TV Root Sports Pittsburgh

Charlie Batch Chris Hoke Bob Pompeani

Radio Network

WDVE-FM WBGG-AM Bill Hillgrove Tunch Ilkin Craig Wolfley

Steelers figures in broadcasting

Division championships (23)

1972 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1983 1984 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997 2001 2002 2004 2007 2008 2010 2014 2016 2017

Conference championships (8)

1974 1975 1978 1979 1995 2005 2008 2010

League championships (6)

1974 (IX) 1975 (X) 1978 (XIII) 1979 (XIV) 2005 (XL) 2008 (XLIII)

Retired numbers

70 75

Hall of Fame members

Players: Bettis Blount Bradshaw Butler Dawson Dudley Greene Ham Harris Johnson Lambert Layne Stallworth Stautner Swann Webster Woodson

Coaches and administration: Bell Kiesling Noll Art Rooney Dan Rooney

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League Conference: American Football Conference Division: North Division

Seasons (85)

1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Championship seasons in bold

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Houston
Houston
Texans

Founded in 2002 Based and headquartered in Houston, Texas

Franchise

History Seasons Coaches Players Starting quarterbacks 2002 Expansion draft First-round draft picks Draft selections Records Awards and Honors Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl
selections

Stadiums

NRG Stadium

Culture and lore

Toro "Bulls on Parade" Bull Pen Pep Band Battle Red Day Cheerleaders "Queasy Rider" (King of the Hill episode)

Rivalries

Tennessee
Tennessee
Titans Dallas Cowboys

Division championships (4)

2011 2012 2015 2016

Key personnel

Owner: Bob McNair General Manager: Rick Smith Head Coach: Bill O'Brien

Media

Broadcasters Fox Sports Houston KTRK-TV KILT-AM KILT-FM

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League Conference: American Football Conference Division: South Division

Seasons (17)

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Colts

Founded in 1953 Played in Baltimore
Baltimore
(1953–83) Based and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana

Franchise

History

in Baltimore relocation to Indianapolis in Indianapolis

Players Quarterbacks Coaches Seasons Draft First-round draft picks Ring of Honor

Stadiums

Memorial Stadium RCA Dome Lucas Oil Stadium

Culture

Carroll Rosenbloom Robert Irsay Jim Irsay 12th Man AAFC Colts Baltimore
Baltimore
Colts Marching Band

The Band That Wouldn't Die

Blue Cheerleaders

Lore

The Greatest Game Ever Played Ghost to the Post 1995 AFC Championship Game Deflategate

Rivalries

New England Patriots

Brady–Manning rivalry

Division championships (16)

1968 1970 1975 1976 1977 1987 1999 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2013 2014

Conference championships (7)

1958 1959 1964 1968 1970 2006 2009

League championships (4†)

1958 1959 1970 (V) 2006 (XLI)

† does not include 1968 NFL championship

Retired numbers

18 19 22 24 70 77 82 89

Media

Broadcasters WFNI-AM Bob Lamey Jim Sorgi

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League Conference: American Football Conference Division: South Division

Seasons (65)

1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Championship seasons in bold

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Jacksonville Jaguars

Founded in 1995 Based and headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida

Franchise

Franchise Seasons History Coaches Players Quarterbacks First-round draft picks Expansion draft Draft history Records Radio network

Stadiums

TIAA Bank Field Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium
(only in the International Series)

Culture

Wayne Weaver Shahid Khan Jason Mendoza Jaxson de Ville Roar of the Jaguars

Lore

River City Relay Sacksonville

Rivalries

Tennessee
Tennessee
Titans

Division championships (3)

1998 1999 2017

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League Conference: American Football Conference Division: South Division

Seasons (24)

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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Tennessee
Tennessee
Titans

Founded in 1960 Formerly the Houston
Houston
Oilers (1960–96) and the Tennessee
Tennessee
Oilers (1997–98) Based and headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee

Franchise

History

in Houston in Tennessee

Coaches Seasons Players First-round draft picks Starting quarterbacks

Stadiums

Jeppesen Stadium Rice Stadium Houston
Houston
Astrodome Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Vanderbilt Stadium Nissan Stadium

Culture

Bud Adams Luv Ya Blue T-Rac Cheerleaders

Lore

The Choke Music City Miracle

Rivalries

Houston
Houston
Texans Jacksonville Jaguars Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Steelers Dallas Cowboys

Division championships (9)

1960 1961 1962 1967 1991 1993 2000 2002 2008

Conference championships (1)

1999

League championships (2)

1960 1961

Retired numbers

1 34 43 63 65 74

Media

Broadcasters Titans All Access Titans Preseason Football Titans Radio Network WKRN-TV WTVF WZTV WGFX-FM

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League
National Football League
(1970–present) Conference: American Football Conference Division: South Division

Former league affiliation

League: American Football League
American Football League
(1960–1969)

Seasons (58)

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Championship seasons in bold

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Denver
Denver
Broncos

Founded in 1960 Based in Denver, Colorado Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado

Franchise

History Players Starting quarterbacks Coaches Seasons First-round draft picks Broadcasters

Stadiums

Mile High Stadium Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Key personnel

Owner Pat Bowlen President/CEO Joe Ellis Executive Vice President/General Manager John Elway Head Coach Vance Joseph

Culture

Barrel Man Cheerleaders Miles Mork & Mindy No Fly Zone Orange Crush Defense "Rocky Mountain Way" South Park Thunder "You Only Move Twice" (The Simpsons episode)

Lore

Mile High Miracle Snowball Game The Drive The Fumble The Helicopter The 3:16 game

Rivalries

Kansas City Chiefs Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Chargers Oakland Raiders New England Patriots

Brady–Manning rivalry

Retired numbers

7 18 44

Division championships

1977 1978 1984 1986 1987 1989 1991 1996 1998 2005 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Conference championships

1977 1986 1987 1989 1997 1998 2013 2015

League championships

1997 (XXXII) 1998 (XXXIII) 2015 (50)

Media

Broadcasters Dave Logan Brian Griese Scott Hastings Ed McCaffrey Alan Roach TV: KUSA 9News Radio: 850 KOA (AM)

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League
National Football League
(1970–present) Conference: American Football Conference Division: West Division

Former league affiliation

League: American Football League
American Football League
(1960–1969)

Seasons (58)

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Championship seasons in bold

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Kansas City Chiefs

Founded in 1960 Formerly the Dallas Texans (1960–62) Based and headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri

Franchise

Franchise History Seasons Players First-round picks Coaches Logos and uniforms Awards Records Starting quarterbacks (list)

Stadiums

Cotton Bowl Municipal Stadium Arrowhead Stadium

Personnel

Owner: Clark Hunt President: Mark Donovan General Manager: Brett Veach Head Coach: Andy Reid Co-Offensive Coordinator: Brad Childress Co-Offensive Coordinator: Matt Nagy Defensive Coordinator: Bob Sutton Special
Special
Teams Coach: Dave Toub

Culture

Lamar Hunt H. Roe Bartle Warpaint K. C. Wolf Marty Ball Cheerleaders

Rivalries

Denver
Denver
Broncos Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Chargers Oakland Raiders St. Louis Cardinals/Rams

Playoff appearances (20)

1962 1966 1968 1969 1971 1986 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 2003 2006 2010 2013 2015 2016 2017

Division championships (10)

1962 1966 1971 1993 1995 1997 2003 2010 2016 2017

League championships (2†)

1962 1969 (IV)

† does not include 1966 or 1969 AFL championships

Retired numbers

3 16 18 28 33 36 58 63 78 86

Media

Broadcasters Television:

KCTV WDAF-TV KSHB-TV

Radio:

KCFX

Personalities:

Dave Armstrong Len Dawson Kendall Gammon Bob Gretz Art Hains Bill Grigsby Kevin Harlan Mitch Holthus Roger Twibell

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League
National Football League
(1970–present) Conference: American Football Conference Division: West Division

Former league affiliation

League: American Football League
American Football League
(1960–1969)

Seasons (58)

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Championship seasons in bold

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Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Chargers

Founded in 1960 Played in San Diego (1961–2016) Based in Carson, California Headquartered in Costa Mesa, California

Franchise

Franchise History

in San Diego

Seasons Retired numbers

14 19 21 55

Hall of Fame Anniversary teams

40th 50th

First-round draft picks Starting quarterbacks Coaches

History

Broadcasters

Stadiums

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Memorial Coliseum Balboa Stadium Qualcomm Stadium

San Diego stadium proposals

StubHub Center Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park
Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park
(under construction)

Culture

Fearsome Foursome Air Coryell "San Diego Super Chargers" Bruise Brothers Marty Ball San Diego sports curse Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Charger Girls

Rivalries

Denver
Denver
Broncos Kansas City Chiefs Oakland Raiders

Lore

Holy Roller Epic in Miami Freezer Bowl

Wild card berths (2)

1995 2013

Division championships (15)

1960 1961 1963 1964 1965 1979 1980 1981 1992 1994 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009

Conference championships (1)

1994

League championships (1)

1963

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League
National Football League
(1970–present) Conference: American Football Conference Division: West Division

Former league affiliation

League: American Football League
American Football League
(1960–1969)

Seasons (59)

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Championship seasons in bold

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Oakland Raiders

Founded in 1960 Played in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
(1982–94) Based in Oakland, California Headquartered in Alameda, California

Franchise

History

in Los Angeles relocation to Las Vegas

Seasons Players First-round draft picks Starting quarterbacks Head coaches

Stadiums

Kezar Stadium Candlestick Park Frank Youell Field Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Memorial Coliseum Las Vegas Stadium

Key personnel

Owner/CEO: Mark Davis President: Marc Badain General manager: Reggie McKenzie Head coach: Jon Gruden

Culture

Oakland Raiderettes Raider Nation The Autumn Wind Mount Davis Ricky's Sports Theatre and Grill Straight Outta L.A. In the House

Lore

Heidi Game Immaculate Reception The Sea of Hands Ghost to the Post Holy Roller Red Right 88 Tuck Rule Game

Rivalries

Denver
Denver
Broncos Kansas City Chiefs Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Chargers Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Steelers

Media

Broadcasters Television:

NBC Sports California NBC Sports Bay Area KTVU KVVU

Radio:

KGMZ KBLX KUFX KCYE KDWN

Other:

Compass Media Networks The Raider Cast

Personalities:

Bill King Greg Papa J. T. the Brick

Wild card berths (6)

1977 1980 1984 1991 1993 2016

Division championships (15)

1967 1968 1969 1970 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1983 1985 1990 2000 2001 2002

Conference championships (4)

1976 1980 1983 2002

League championships (3†)

1976 (XI) 1980 (XV) 1983 (XVIII)

† does not include 1967 AFL championship

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League
National Football League
(1970–present) Conference: American Football Conference Division: West Division

Former league affiliation

League: American Football League
American Football League
(1960–1969)

Seasons (59)

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Championsh

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