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The following is a list of American Football Conference (AFC) division winners.

Current structure

Since 2002, the AFC has been comprised of 16 teams, organized into four divisions each containing four teams: East, North, South, and West.

Each NFC team plays the other teams in their division twice (home and away) during the regular season, in addition to 10 other games assigned to their schedule by the NFL.

At the end of each season, a series of playoff games are contested among the top six teams in the AFC, consisting of the four division champions (by place standing) and the two other teams ("wild cards") with the best win-loss records. The AFC playoffs culminate in the AFC Championship Game for the Lamar Hunt Trophy. The AFC Champion plays the NFC Champion in the Super Bowl.

Division winners

AFC Division Winners
As recognized by the National Football League
Season AFL Eastern AFL Western
1960 Oilers helmet.gif Houston Oilers Chargers helmet.png Los Angeles Chargers
1961 Oilers helmet.gif Houston Oilers Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers
1962 Oilers helmet.gif Houston Oilers Chiefs helmet.png Dallas Texans
1963 Patriots helmet.png Boston Patriots Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers
1964 Bills helmet2.png Buffalo Bills Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers
1965 Bills helmet2.png Buffalo Bills Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers
1966 Bills helmet2.png Buffalo Bills Chiefs helmet.png Kansas City Chiefs
1967 Oilers helmet.gif Houston Oilers Raiders helmet.png Oakland Raiders
1968 Jets helmet.png New York Jets Raiders helmet.png Oakland Raiders
1969 Jets helmet.png New York Jets Raiders helmet.png Oakland Raiders
Season AFC East AFC Central AFC West
1970 Colts helmet.png Baltimore Colts Bengals helmet.png Cincinnati Bengals Raiders helmet.png Oakland Raiders
1971 Dolphins helmet.png Miami Dolphins Browns REAL helmet.png Cleveland Browns Chiefs helmet.png Kansas City Chiefs
1972 Dolphins helmet.png Miami Dolphins Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Raiders helmet.png Oakland Raiders
1973 Dolphins helmet.png Miami Dolphins Bengals helmet.png Cincinnati Bengals Raiders helmet.png Oakland Raiders
1974 Dolphins helmet.png Miami Dolphins Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Raiders helmet.png Oakland Raiders
1975 Colts helmet.png Baltimore Colts Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Raiders helmet.png Oakland Raiders
1976 Colts helmet.png Baltimore Colts Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Raiders helmet.png Oakland Raiders
1977 Colts helmet.png Baltimore Colts Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos
1978 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos
1979 Dolphins helmet.png Miami Dolphins Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers
1980 Dolphins helmet.png Miami Dolphins Browns REAL helmet.png Cleveland Browns Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers
1981 Bills helmet2.png Buffalo Bills Bengals helmet.png Cincinnati Bengals Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers
1982
Players' strike reduced the regular season to 9 games, thus division standings were ignored.
1983 Dolphins helmet.png Miami Dolphins Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Raiders helmet.png Los Angeles Raiders
1984 Dolphins helmet.png Miami Dolphins Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos
1985 Dolphins helmet.png Miami Dolphins Browns REAL helmet.png Cleveland Browns Raiders helmet.png Los Angeles Raiders
1986 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Browns REAL helmet.png Cleveland Browns Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos
1987 Colts helmet.png Indianapolis Colts Browns REAL helmet.png Cleveland Browns Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos
1988 Bills helmet2.png Buffalo Bills Bengals helmet.png Cincinnati Bengals Seahawks helmet.png Seattle Seahawks
1989 Bills helmet2.png Buffalo Bills Browns REAL helmet.png Cleveland Browns Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos
1990 Bills helmet2.png Buffalo Bills Bengals helmet.png Cincinnati Bengals Raiders helmet.png Los Angeles Raiders
1991 Bills helmet2.png Buffalo Bills Oilers helmet.gif Houston Oilers Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos
1992 Dolphins helmet.png Miami Dolphins Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers
1993 Bills helmet2.png Buffalo Bills Oilers helmet.gif Houston Oilers Chiefs helmet.png Kansas City Chiefs
1994 Dolphins helmet.png Miami Dolphins Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers
1995 Bills helmet2.png Buffalo Bills Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Chiefs helmet.png Kansas City Chiefs
1996 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos
1997 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Chiefs helmet.png Kansas City Chiefs
1998 Jets helmet.png New York Jets Jaguars helmet.png Jacksonville Jaguars Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos
1999 Colts helmet.png Indianapolis Colts Jaguars helmet.png Jacksonville Jaguars Seahawks helmet.png Seattle Seahawks
2000 Dolphins helmet.png Miami Dolphins Titans helmet.png Tennessee Titans Raiders helmet.png Oakland Raiders
2001 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Raiders helmet.png Oakland Raiders
Season AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West
2002 Jets helmet.png New York Jets Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Titans helmet.png Tennessee Titans Raiders helmet.png Oakland Raiders
2003 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Ravens helmet.png Baltimore Ravens Colts helmet.png Indianapolis Colts Chiefs helmet.png Kansas City Chiefs
2004 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Colts helmet.png Indianapolis Colts Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers
2005 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Bengals helmet.png Cincinnati Bengals Colts helmet.png Indianapolis Colts Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos
2006 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Ravens helmet.png Baltimore Ravens Colts helmet.png Indianapolis Colts Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers
2007 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Colts helmet.png Indianapolis Colts Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers
2008 Dolphins helmet.png Miami Dolphins Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Titans helmet.png Tennessee Titans Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers
2009 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Bengals helmet.png Cincinnati Bengals Colts helmet.png Indianapolis Colts Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers
2010 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Colts helmet.png Indianapolis Colts Chiefs helmet.png Kansas City Chiefs
2011 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Ravens helmet.png Baltimore Ravens Texans helmet.png Houston Texans Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos
2012 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Ravens helmet.png Baltimore Ravens Texans helmet.png Houston Texans Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos
2013 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Bengals helmet.png Cincinnati Bengals Colts helmet.png Indianapolis Colts Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos
2014 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Colts helmet.png Indianapolis Colts Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos
2015 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Bengals helmet.png Cincinnati Bengals Texans helmet.png Houston Texans Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos
2016 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Texans helmet.png Houston Texans Chiefs helmet.png Kansas City Chiefs
2017 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Jaguars helmet.png Jacksonville Jaguars Chiefs helmet.png Kansas City Chiefs
2018 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Ravens helmet.png Baltimore Ravens Texans helmet.png Houston Texans Chiefs helmet.png Kansas City Chiefs
2019 Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots Ravens helmet.png Baltimore Ravens Texans helmet.png Houston Texans Chiefs helmet.png Kansas City Chiefs
2020 Bills helmet2.png Buffalo Bills Steelers helmet.png Pittsburgh Steelers Titans helmet.png Tennessee Titans Chiefs helmet.png Kansas City Chiefs

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