American Football League

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The American Football League (AFL) was a professional American football league that challenged the established National Football League (NFL) from 1960 to 1969. The two leagues, who became fierce rivals very early on, agreed to a merger in 1966. The final AFL season took place in 1969, and starting in 1970 all its existing teams began play in the NFL's new American Football Conference.

Teams

Division Team City Venues Years AFL Record (W-L-T) AFL Titles
Eastern Boston Patriots Boston, Masachusetts Nickerson Field 1960-62 64–69–9 0
Fenway Park 1963-68
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Alumni Stadium 1969
Buffalo Bills Buffalo, New York War Memorial Stadium 1960-69 67–71–6 2
Houston Oilers Houston, Texas Jeppesen Stadium 1960-64 72–69–4 2
Rice Stadium 1965-67
Astrodome 1968-69
Miami Dolphins Miami, Florida Orange Bowl 1966-69 15–39–2 0
New York Titans/Jets New York City, New York Polo Grounds 1960-63 71–67–6 1
Queens, New York Shea Stadium 1964-69
Western Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati, Ohio Nippert Stadium 1968-69 7–20–1 0
Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs Dallas, Texas Cotton Bowl 1960-62 92–50–5 3
Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Stadium 1963-69
Denver Broncos Denver, Colorado Bears Stadium/Mile High Stadium 1960-69 39–97–4 0
Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers Los Angeles, California Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 1960 88–51–6 1
San Diego, California Balboa Stadium 1961-66
San Diego Stadiun 1967-69
Oakland Raiders San Francisco, California Kezar Stadium 1960 80–61–5 1
Candlestick Park 1961
Oakland, California Frank Youell Field 1962-65
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 1966-69

See also

AFL/NFL league publications

Seasons

Note: AFL and NFL seasons are tracked together.

1960s 1960 • 1961 • 1962 • 1963 • 1964 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969


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