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AFC Championship History: Scores & Results

While the NFL-AFL merger was agree upon during the summer of 1966, it didn’t take effect until the 1970 season. The American Football Conference (AFC) was established when the NFL and AFL officially merged for the 1970 season and thus, the first four Super Bowls featured the NFL Champions vs AFL Champions. Below you’ll find a chronological list of the AFC (and AFL) Champions and the score of each contest.

The winner of the AFC Championship faces the winner of the NFC Championship in the Super Bowl.

AFL Championship Results

1960
January 1, 1961
Houston Oilers 24, Los Angeles Chargers 16

1961
December 24, 1961
Houston Oilers 10, San Diego Chargers 3

1962
December 23, 1962
Dallas Texans 20, Houston Oilers 17

1963
January 5, 1964
San Diego Chargers 51, Boston Patriots 10

1964
December 26, 1964
Buffalo Bills 20, San Diego Chargers 7

1965
December 26, 1965
Buffalo Bills 23, San Diego Chargers 0

AFL Championship Results During the Super Bowl Era

1966
January 1, 1967
Kansas City 31, Buffalo Bills 7

1967
December 31, 1967
Oakland Raiders 40, Houston Oilers 7

1968
December 29, 1968
New York Jets 27, Oakland Raiders 23

1969
January 4, 1970
Kansas Chiefs 17, Oakland Raiders 7

AFC Championship Results

1970
Jan. 3, 1971
Baltimore 27, Oakland 17

1971
Jan. 2, 1972
Miami 21, Baltimore 0

1972
Dec. 31, 1972
Miami 21, Pittsburgh 17

1973
Dec. 30, 1973
Miami 27, Oakland 10

1974
Dec. 29, 1974
Pittsburgh 24, Oakland 17

1975
Jan. 4, 1976
Pittsburgh 16, Oakland 10

1976
Dec. 26, 1976
Oakland 24, Pittsburgh 7

1977
Jan. 1, 1978
Denver 20, Oakland 17

1978
Jan. 7, 1979
Pittsburgh 34, Houston 5

1979
Jan. 6, 1980
Pittsburgh 27, Houston 13

1980
Jan. 11, 1981
Oakland 34, San Diego 27

1981
Jan. 10, 1982
Cincinnati 27, San Diego 7

1982
Jan. 23, 1983
Miami 14, N.Y. Jets 0

1983
Jan. 8, 1984
L.A. Raiders 30, Seattle 14

1984
Jan. 6, 1985
Miami 45, Pittsburgh 28

1985
Jan. 12, 1986
New England 31, Miami 14

1986
Jan. 11, 1987
Denver 23, Cleveland 20 (OT)

1987
Jan. 17, 1988
Denver 38, Cleveland 33

1988
Jan. 8, 1989
Cincinnati 21, Buffalo 10

1989
Jan. 14, 1990
Denver 37, Cleveland 21

1990
Jan. 20, 1991
Buffalo 51, L.A. Raiders 3

1991
Jan. 12, 1992
Buffalo 10, Denver 7

1992
Jan. 17, 1993
Buffalo 29, Miami 10

1993
Jan. 23, 1994
Buffalo 30, Kansas City 13

1994
Jan. 15, 1995
San Diego 17, Pittsburgh 13

1995
Jan. 14, 1996
Pittsburgh 20, Indianapolis 16

1996
Jan. 12, 1997
New England 20, Jacksonville 6

1997
Jan. 11, 1998
Denver 24, Pittsburgh 21

1998
Jan. 17, 1999
Denver 23, N.Y. Jets 10

1999
Jan. 23, 2000
Tennessee 33, Jacksonville 14

2000
Jan. 14, 2001
Baltimore 16, Oakland 3

2001
Jan. 27, 2002
New England 24, Pittsburgh 17

2002
Jan. 19, 2003
Oakland 41, Tennessee 24

2003
Jan. 18, 2004
New England 24, Indianapolis 14

2004
Jan. 23, 2005
New England 41, Pittsburgh 27

2005
Jan. 22, 2006
Pittsburgh 34, Denver 17

2006
Jan. 21, 2007
Indianapolis 38, New England 34

2007
Jan. 20, 2008
New England 21, San Diego 12

2008
Jan. 18, 2009
Pittsburgh 23, Baltimore 14

2009
Jan. 24, 2010
Indianapolis 30, N.Y. Jets 17

2010
Jan. 23, 2011
Pittsburgh 24, N.Y. Jets 19

2011
Jan. 22, 2012
Baltimore at New England

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