The AFC North is a four-team division of the National Football League's American Football Conference. The AFC North currently consists of the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
It was created prior to the 1967 season as the NFL Century division when the NFL split into four divisions. It became the AFC Central in 1970 following the completion of the AFL-NFL merger when two of the NFL Century teams; the Browns and Steelers, moved from the "old" NFL to join the former American Football League teams in the AFC, in order to give the AFC an even number of teams. The division adopted its current name in 2002, when the league realigned divisions after expanding to 32 teams.