List of American Football League seasons

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The following is a list of American Football League (AFL) seasons since the inception of the league in 1960 to 1969, the year before it merged with the National Football League (NFL).

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against

1960[edit]

Eastern Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Houston Oilers 10 4 0 .714 379 285
New York Titans 7 7 0 .500 382 399
Buffalo Bills 5 8 1 .385 296 303
Boston Patriots 5 9 0 .375 286 349
Western Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Los Angeles Chargers 10 4 0 .714 373 336
Dallas Texans 8 6 0 .571 362 253
Oakland Raiders 6 8 0 .429 319 388
Denver Broncos 4 9 1 .308 309 393

1961[edit]

The Chargers relocated from Los Angeles to San Diego prior to the season.

Eastern Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Houston Oilers 10 3 1 .769 513 242
Boston Patriots 9 4 1 .692 413 313
New York Titans 7 7 0 .500 301 390
Buffalo Bills 6 8 0 .429 294 342
Western Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
San Diego Chargers 12 2 0 .857 396 219
Dallas Texans 6 8 0 .429 334 343
Denver Broncos 3 11 0 .214 251 432
Oakland Raiders 2 12 0 .143 237 458

1962[edit]

Eastern Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Houston Oilers 11 3 0 .786 387 270
Boston Patriots 9 4 1 .692 346 295
Buffalo Bills 7 6 1 .538 309 272
New York Titans 5 9 0 .357 278 423
Western Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Dallas Texans 11 3 0 .786 389 233
Denver Broncos 7 7 0 .500 353 334
San Diego Chargers 4 10 0 .286 314 392
Oakland Raiders 1 13 0 .071 213 370

1963[edit]

The Dallas Texans relocated to Kansas City, Missouri and changed the team's name to the Kansas City Chiefs. Meanwhile, the New York Titans became the New York Jets; the AFL decided to postpone their games on November 24, due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy two days earlier.

Eastern Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Boston Patriots 7 6 1 .538 327 257
Buffalo Bills 7 6 1 .538 304 291
Houston Oilers 6 8 0 .429 302 372
New York Jets 5 8 1 .385 249 399
Western Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
San Diego Chargers 11 3 0 .786 399 255
Oakland Raiders 10 4 0 .714 363 282
Kansas City Chiefs 5 7 2 .417 347 263
Denver Broncos 2 11 1 .154 301 473

1964[edit]

Eastern Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Buffalo Bills 12 2 0 .857 400 242
Boston Patriots 10 3 1 .769 365 297
New York Jets 5 8 1 .385 278 315
Houston Oilers 4 10 0 .286 310 355
Western Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
San Diego Chargers 8 5 1 .615 341 300
Kansas City Chiefs 7 7 0 .500 366 306
Oakland Raiders 5 7 2 .417 303 350
Denver Broncos 2 11 1 .154 240 438

1965[edit]

Eastern Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Buffalo Bills 10 3 1 .769 313 226
New York Jets 5 8 1 .385 285 303
Boston Patriots 4 8 2 .333 244 302
Houston Oilers 4 10 0 .286 298 429
Western Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
San Diego Chargers 9 2 3 .818 340 227
Oakland Raiders 8 5 1 .615 298 239
Kansas City Chiefs 7 5 2 .583 322 285
Denver Broncos 4 10 0 .286 303 392

1966[edit]

Prior to the season, the AFL-NFL Merger was announced, including both leagues agreeing to play an annual AFL-NFL World Championship Game (later known as the Super Bowl) beginning in January, 1967.

Also, the Miami Dolphins joined the AFL as an expansion team.

Eastern Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Buffalo Bills 9 4 1 .692 358 255
Boston Patriots 8 4 2 .677 315 283
New York Jets 6 6 2 .500 322 312
Houston Oilers 3 11 0 .214 335 396
Miami Dolphins 3 11 0 .214 213 362
Western Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Kansas City Chiefs 11 2 1 .846 448 276
Oakland Raiders 8 5 1 .615 315 288
San Diego Chargers 7 6 1 .538 335 284
Denver Broncos 4 10 0 .286 196 381

1967[edit]

Eastern Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Houston Oilers 9 4 1 .692 258 199
New York Jets 8 5 1 .615 371 329
Buffalo Bills 4 10 0 .286 237 285
Miami Dolphins 4 10 0 .286 219 407
Boston Patriots 3 10 1 .231 280 389
Western Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Oakland Raiders 13 1 0 .929 468 233
Kansas City Chiefs 9 5 0 .643 408 254
San Diego Chargers 8 5 1 .615 360 352
Denver Broncos 3 11 0 .214 256 409

1968[edit]

The Cincinnati Bengals joined the league as an expansion team.

Eastern Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
New York Jets 11 3 0 .786 419 280
Houston Oilers 7 7 0 .500 303 248
Miami Dolphins 5 8 1 .385 276 355
Boston Patriots 4 10 0 .286 229 406
Buffalo Bills 1 12 1 .077 199 367
Western Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Oakland Raiders 12 2 0 .857 453 233
Kansas City Chiefs 12 2 0 .857 371 170
San Diego Chargers 9 5 0 .643 382 310
Denver Broncos 5 9 0 .357 255 404
Cincinnati Bengals 3 11 0 .214 215 329

1969[edit]

For its tenth and final season before merging with the NFL, the AFL instituted a four team playoff tournament with the second place teams in each division also participating.

Eastern Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
New York Jets 10 4 0 .714 353 269
Houston Oilers 6 6 2 .500 278 279
Boston Patriots 4 10 0 .286 266 316
Buffalo Bills 4 10 0 .286 230 359
Miami Dolphins 3 10 1 .231 233 332
Western Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Oakland Raiders 12 1 1 .923 377 242
Kansas City Chiefs 11 3 0 .786 359 177
San Diego Chargers 8 6 0 .571 288 276
Denver Broncos 5 8 1 .385 297 344
Cincinnati Bengals 4 9 1 .308 280 367

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN 1-932994-36-X)
  • Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN 0-06-270174-6)