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The AFC is the American Football Conference of the NFL. It was created after the AFL-NFL merger of 1966, and consisted of mostly the teams from the original AFL.

History

  • 1966: AFL-NFL merger announced.
  • 1967: First Super Bowl between NFL champions Green Bay Packers and AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs. Packers win, 35-10 in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1969: At Super Bowl III in Miami, Florida, the New York Jets defeat the Baltimore Colts, 16-7. It is the first time an AFL team won the Super Bowl.
  • 1970: First season with merged AFL and NFL rosters. The AFC and NFC are created. Baltimore Colts, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers moved from the NFC to AFC.
  • 1971: The NFC wins the first AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, 27-6.
  • 1972: The AFC wins its first Pro Bowl, 26-13.
  • 1976: The Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers expansion teams begin play. Their first games are against each other, a 10-3 Seahawks win in Tampa.
  • 1977: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are relocated to the NFC.
  • 1995:
    • Cleveland Browns announce that they will move from Cleveland, Ohio to Baltimore, Maryland and become the Baltimore Ravens. Due to unprecedented actions taken by the city of Cleveland, a new franchise named the Browns would begin play in Cleveland in 1999, and the Ravens would be considered a new expansion franchise.
    • The Jacksonville Jaguars begin play. Their first game is a 10-3 loss to the Houston Oilers.
  • 1997: The Tennessee Oilers become the Tennessee Titans.
  • 1999: The new Cleveland Browns franchise begins play. Their first game in over three years is a shutout loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at the new Cleveland Brown Stadium.
  • 2001: The Seattle Seahawks are relocated to the NFC due to the addition of the Houston Texans. It is the first such change since the
  • 2002: The Houston Texans expansion team begins play. Their first game is a 19-10 upset of the Dallas Cowboys at the new Reliant Stadium.

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