American Football League/Conference Champions

American Football League/Conference Champions
notes: the American Football League (AFL-AFC) was founded for the 1960 season; a 1966 merger agreement with the National Football League (NFL-NFC) led to gradual merger of leagues as NFL by 1970 season; AFL portion of merger became American Football Conference (AFC), 1970; The Study of Sports Network recognizes continuous champions of AFL (1960-1969) and AFC (1970-present); champion decided championship game, 1960-1968; decided by championship tournament, 1969-present; seasons listed by years in which they began even though seasons generally extend into following calendar year
1960 Houston Oilers
1961 Houston Oilers
1962 Dallas Texans
1963 San Diego Chargers
1964 Buffalo Bills
1965 Buffalo Bills
1966 Kansas City Chiefs
1967 Oakland Raiders
1968 New York Jets
1969 Kansas City Chiefs
1970 Baltimore Colts
1971 Miami Dolphins
1972 Miami Dolphins
1973 Miami Dolphins
1974 Pittsburgh Steelers
1975 Pittsburgh Steelers
1976 Oakland Raiders
1977 Denver Broncos
1978 Pittsburgh Steelers
1979 Pittsburgh Steelers
1980 Oakland Raiders
1981 Cincinnati Bengals
1982 Miami Dolphins
1983 Los Angeles Raiders
1984 Miami Dolphins
1985 New England Patriots
1986 Denver Broncos
1987 Denver Broncos
1988 Cincinnati Bengals
1989 Denver Broncos
1990 Buffalo Bills
1991 Buffalo Bills
1992 Buffalo Bills
1993 Buffalo Bills
1994 San Diego Chargers
1995 Pittsburgh Steelers
1996 New England Patriots
1997 Denver Broncos
1998 Denver Broncos
1999 Tennessee Titans
2000 Baltimore Ravens
2001 New England Patriots
2002 Oakland Raiders
2003 New England Patriots
2004 New England Patriots
2005 Pittsburgh Steelers
2006 Indianapolis Colts
2007 New England Patriots
2008 Pittsburgh Steelers
2009 Indianapolis Colts
2010 Pittsburgh Steelers
2011 New England Patriots
2012 Baltimore Ravens
2013 Denver Broncos
2014 New England Patriots
2015 Denver Broncos
2016 New England Patriots
Total Championships by Club (57 total)
1. New England Patriots 9
2. Pittsburgh Steelers 8
  Denver Broncos 8
4. Buffalo Bills 6
5. Miami Dolphins 5
  Oakland/Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders 5
7. Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs 3
  Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans 3
  Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts 3
10. Cincinnati Bengals 2
  San Diego Chargers 2
  Baltimore Ravens 2
13. New York Jets 1
Consecutive Championships
1. Buffalo Bills 1990-1993 4
2. Miami Dolphins 1971-1973 3
3. Houston Oilers 1960-1961 2
  Buffalo Bills 1964-1965 2
  Pittsburgh Steelers 1974-1975 2
  Pittsburgh Steelers 1978-1979 2
  Denver Broncos 1986-1987 2
  Denver Broncos 1997-1998 2
  New England Patriots 2003-2004 2