American Conference Champions

Year Eastern Division Central Division Western Division Champion
1970 Baltimore Colts (11-2-1) Cincinnati Bengals (8-6-0) Oakland Raiders (8-4-2) Baltimore
1971 Miami Dolphins (10-3-1) Cleveland Browns (9-5-0) Kansas City Chiefs (10-3-1) Miami
1972 Miami Dolphins (14-0-0) Pittsburgh Steelers (11-3-0) Oakland Raiders (10-3-1) Miami
1973 Miami Dolphins (12-2-0) Cincinnati Bengals (10-4-0) Oakland Raiders (9-4-1) Miami
1974 Miami Dolphins (11-3-0) Pittsburgh Steelers (10-3-1) Oakland Raiders (12-2-0) Pittsburgh
1975 Baltimore Colts (10-4-0) Pittsburgh Steelers (12-2-0) Oakland Raiders (12-2-0) Pittsburgh
1976 Baltimore Colts (11-3-0) Pittsburgh Steelers (10-4-0) Oakland Raiders (13-1-0) Oakland
1977 Baltimore Colts (10-4-0) Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5-0) Denver Broncos (12-2-0) Denver
1978 New England Patriots (11-5-0) Pittsburgh Steelers (14-2-0) Denver Broncos (10-6-0) Pittsburgh
1979 Miami Dolphins (10-6-0) Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4-0) San Diego Chargers (12-4-0) Pittsburgh
1980 Buffalo Bills (11-5-0) Cleveland Browns (11-5-0) San Diego Chargers (11-5-0) Oakland1
1981 Miami Dolphins (11-4-1) Cincinnati Bengals (12-4-0) San Diego Chargers (10-6-0) Cincinnati
19822  Miami
1983 Miami Dolphins (12-4-0) Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6-0) Los Angeles Raiders (12-4-0) Los Angeles
1984 Miami Dolphins (14-2-0) Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7-0) Denver Broncos (13-3-0) Miami
1985 Miami Dolphins (12-4-0) Cleveland Browns (8-8) Los Angeles Raiders (12-4-0) New England1
1986 New England Patriots (11-5-0) Cleveland Browns (12-4-0) Denver Broncos (11-5-0) Denver
1987 Indianapolis Colts (9-6-0) Cleveland Browns (10-5-0) Denver Broncos (10-4-1) Denver
1988 Buffalo Bills (12-4-0) Cincinnati Bengals (12-4-0) Seattle Seahawks (9-7-0) Cincinnati
1989 Buffalo Bills (9-7-0) Cleveland Browns (9-6-1) Denver Broncos (11-5-0) Denver
1990 Buffalo Bills (13-3-0) Cincinnati Bengals (9-7-0) Los Angeles Raiders (12-4-0) Buffalo
1991 Buffalo Bills (13-3-0) Houston Oilers (11-5-0) Denver Broncos (12-4-0) Buffalo
1992 Miami Dolphins (11-5-0) Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5-0) San Diego Chargers (11-5-0) Buffalo1
1993 Buffalo Bills (12-4-0) Houston Oilers (12-4-0) Kansas City Chiefs (11-5-0) Buffalo
1994 Miami Dolphins (10-6-0) Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4-0) San Diego Chargers (11-5-0) San Diego
1995 Buffalo Bills (10-6-0) Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5-0) Kansas City Chiefs (13-3-0) Pittsburgh
1996New England Patriots (11-5-0)Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6-0)Denver Broncos (13-3-0)New England
1997New England Patriots (10-6-0)Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5-0)Kansas City Chiefs (13-3-0)Denver1
1998New York Jets (12-4-0)Jacksonville Jaguars (11-5-0)Denver Broncos (14-2-0)Denver
1999Indianapolis Colts (13-3-0)Jacksonville Jaguars (14-2-0)Seattle Seahawks (9-7-0)Tennessee1
2000Miami Dolphins (11-5-0)Tennessee Titans (13-3-0)Oakland Raiders (12-4-0)Baltimore1
2001New England Patriots (11-5-0)Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3-0)Oakland Raiders (10-6-0)New England
YearEastNorthSouthWestChampion
2002N.Y. Jets (9-7-0)Pittsburgh (10-5-1)Tennessee (11-5-0)Oakland (11-5-0)Oakland
2003New England (14-2-0)Baltimore (10-6-0)Indianapolis (12-4-0)Kansas City (13-3-0)New England
2004New England (14-2-0)Pittsburgh (15-1-0)Indianapolis (12-4-0)San Diego (10-6-0)New England
2005New England (10-6-0)Cincinnati (11-5-0)Indianapolis (14-2-0)Denver (13-3-0)Pittsburgh1
1. Wild card.
2. Schedule reduced to 9 games from usual 16, with no standings kept in Eastern, Central, and Western Divisions, because of 57-day player strike. Miami Dolphins (7-2-0) won the conference title, but the Los Angeles Raiders had best regular-season record (8-1-0).

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