TEAMS
American Football Conference
North Division (AFC Central (1970-2001))
DIVISION CHAMPIONS
Previously: AFC Central (1970-2001)
BALTIMORE
RAVENS
(BALTIMORE, MD)
(1996-)
STADIUM

(M&T BANK STADIUM)
(71,008)
(1998-)
FIRST SEASON
1996
CINCINNATI
BENGALS
(CINCINNATI, OH)
(1970-)
STADIUM

(PAUL BROWN STADIUM)
(65,515)
(2000-)
FIRST SEASON
1968
PREVIOUS LEAGUE
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
(1968-1969)
CLEVELAND
BROWNS
(CLEVELAND, OH)
(1950-1995/1999-)
STADIUM

(FIRSTENERGY STADIUM)
(67,431)
(1999-)
FIRST SEASON
1946
PREVIOUS LEAGUE
AAFC
(1946-1949)
NO TEAM
(1996-1998)
PITTSBURGH
STEELERS
(PITTSBURGH, PA)
(1940-1942/1945-)
STADIUM

(HEINZ FIELD)
(68,400)
(2001-)
FIRST SEASON
1933
TEAM HISTORY

Baltimore Ravens was passed over by smaller markets in Charlotte, NC (Carolina Panthers) and Jacksonville (Jaguars), FL in 1995. Having failed to get an expansion franchise, the Cleveland Browns relocated to Baltimore in 1996 and were initially going to be called the Baltimore Browns. However, the Cleveland Browns said that name, colors, and history of the franchise were to remain in Cleveland, including past records and the attribution of its Pro Football Hall of Fame players. The CFL's Baltimore Stallions had proved so successful that fans were determined a team returned to Baltimore. Their first season was in 1996 and the team held a contest of which Americans, Marauders and Ravens were the top choices. Ravens was eventually chosen and alludes to the famous poem, The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe, who spent the early part of his career in Baltimore, and is also buried there. Their stadium hosts the annual Army-Navy Game on alternative years.
NAMES
Baltimore Ravens (1996-PRESENT)
LEAGUE/CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS
National Football League (1996-PRESENT)
  • American Football Conference (1996-PRESENT)
    • AFC Central (1906-2001)
    • AFC North (2002-PRESENT)
TITLES
SUPER BOWL TITLES (2): 2000 (XXXV), 2012 (XLVII)
AFC CHAMPIONSHIPS (2): 2000,2012
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (5): AFC North: 2003, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2018
PLAYOFF APPEARANCES (11)
NFL: 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2018
LOGOS
(1996-1998)
(1999-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1996-1998)
(1999-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
MEMORIAL STADIUM
(BALTIMORE, MD)
(1996-1997)
M&T BANK STADIUM
(BALTIMORE, MD)
(1998-PRESENT)


Cincinnati Bengals were founded by the former head coach and founder of the Cleveland Browns (1946-1962), Paul Brown. The team was named after a previous team that played by the same name in Cincinnati in a previous incarnation of the American Football League (1937-1942). Paul Brown chose the exact shade of colour of his former team, Cleveland Browns, but added black as a secondary colour. They moved into a new stadium in 2000 and it is named after their founder.
NAMES
Cincinnati Bengals (1968-PRESENT)
LEAGUE/CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS
American Football League (1968-1969)
  • AFL West (1968-1969)
National Football League (1970-PRESENT)
  • American Football Conference (1970-PRESENT)
    • AFC Central (1970-2001)
    • AFC North (2002-PRESENT)
TITLES
SUPER BOWL TITLES (0)
AFC CHAMPIONSHIPS (2): 1981,1982
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (11): AFC Central: 1970, 1973, 1981, 1988, 1990
AFC North: 2005, 2009, 2013, 2015
PLAYOFF APPEARANCES (14)
NFL: 1970, 1973, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1990, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
LOGOS
(1968-1969)
(1970-1980)
(1981-1989)
(1990-1996)
(1997-2003)
(2004-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1968-1979)
(1980)
(1981-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
NIPPERT STADIUM
(CINCINNATI, OH)
(1968-1969)
RIVERFRONT STADIUM
(CINCINNATI, OH)
(1970-1999)
PAUL BROWN STADIUM
(CINCINNATI, OH)
(2000-PRESENT)


Cleveland Browns are named after their first head coach Paul Brown, future owner of the Cincinnati Bengals, despite the fact that he rejected it. The owner gave into public pressure and named the team the Browns anyway. The team suspended operations following the 1995 season and moved to Baltimore to become the Ravens and returned in 1999. Since resuming operations in 1999, the Browns have struggled to find success. They have had only two winning seasons (in 2002 and 2007), one playoff appearance (2002), and no playoff wins.

Through the 2018 season, the Browns hold the longest active playoff drought in the NFL, at 16 seasons.
NAMES
Cleveland Browns (1946-1995/1999-PRESENT)
Suspended operations (1996-1998)
LEAGUE/CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS
All-America Football Conference (1946-1949)
  • Western Division (1946-1948)
National Football League (1950-PRESENT)
  • American Conference (1950-1952)
  • Eastern Conference (1953-1969)
    • Century Division (1967-1969)
  • American Football Conference (1970-1995/1999-PRESENT)
    • AFC Central (1970-1995/1999-2001)
    • AFC North (2002-PRESENT)
TITLES
SUPER BOWL TITLES (0)
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS (8): AAFC (4): 1946,1947,1948,1949
NFL (4): 1950,1954,1955,1964
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS (11): NFL AMERICAN (3): 1950, 1951, 1952
NFL EASTERN (6): 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1965
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (11): AAFC WESTERN (3): 1946, 1947, 1948
NFL AMERICAN (3): 1950, 1951, 1952
NFL EASTERN (6): 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1965
NFL CENTURY (3): 1967, 1968, 1969
AFC CENTRAL (6): 1971, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989
PLAYOFF APPEARANCES (28)
AAFC: 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949
NFL: 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 2002
LOGOS
(1948-1958)
(1959-1969)
(1970-1985)
(1986-1991)
(1992-1995)
(1999-2005)
(2006-2014)
(2015-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1960)
(1975-1995/1999-2005)
(1961-1974/2006-2014)
(2015-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
MUNICIPAL STADIUM
(CLEVELAND, OH)
(1946-1995)
FIRSTENERGY STADIUM
(CLEVELAND, OH)
(1999-PRESENT)


Pittsburgh Steelers are the most successful team in the Super Bowl era, tied with the New England Patriots, with 6. They began in 1933 as the Pittsburgh Pirates named after the baseball team until being named their current name in 1940. The new name paid homage to the city's largest industry of producing steel. They were known as the Phil-Pitt "Steagles" playing in Philadelphia, PA (1943), Card-Pitt playing in Chicago, IL (1944) before returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1945. They share stadium with Pittsburgh Panthers college football team.

Their logo has always been worn on the right side with the left side blank but the logo is shown on the left side so you know what it looks like.
NAMES
Pittsburgh Pirates (1933-1939)
Phil-Pitt "Steagles" (1943)
Card-Pitt (1944)
Pittsburgh Steelers (1940-1942/1945-PRESENT)
LEAGUE/CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS
National Football League (1933-PRESENT)
  • Eastern Division (1933-1943, 1945-1949)
  • Western Division (1944)
  • American Conference (1950-1952)
  • Eastern Conference (1953-1969)
    • Century Division (1967-1969)
  • American Football Conference (1970-PRESENT)
    • AFC Central (1970-2001)
    • AFC North (2002-PRESENT)
TITLES
SUPER BOWL TITLES (6) 1974 (IX), 1975 (X), 1978 (XIII), 1979 (XIV), 2005 (XL), 2008 (XLIII)
AFC CHAMPIONSHIPS (8): 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995, 2005, 2008, 2010
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (23): AFC Central (15): 1972, 1974-1979, 1983-1984, 1992, 1994-1997, 2001
AFC North (8): 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2017
PLAYOFF APPEARANCES (31)
NFL: 1947, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
LOGOS
(1945-1961)
(1962-1968)
(1969-2001)
(2002-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1959-1961)
(1962)
FIRST NINE GAMES
(1962)
REMAINDER OF THE SEASON
(1963)
PLAYOFF BOWL
(1963-1976)
(1977-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
PITT STADIUM
(PITTSBURGH, PA)
(1958-1969)
THREE RIVERS STADIUM
(PITTSBURGH, PA)
(1970-2000)
HEINZ FIELD
(PITTSBURGH, PA)
(2001-PRESENT)
DIVISION HISTORY
AFC CENTRAL 1970-2001
AFC NORTH 2002-
  • Formed as the AFC Central in 1970 with Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Houston Oilers and Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Cleveland Browns suspended operations from 1996-1998.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars joined the division in 1995-2001 before joining the AFC South in 2002.
  • Baltimore Ravens joined in 1996.
  • Houston Oilers became Tennessee Oilers in 1997 before changing names to Tennessee Titans in 1999.
  • The current teams formed the AFC North in 2002.
1970-1994
CINCINNATI
BENGALS
CLEVELAND
BROWNS
HOUSTON
OILERS
PITTSBURGH
STEELERS

1995
Jacksonville Jaguars joined the NFL.
CINCINNATI
BENGALS
CLEVELAND
BROWNS
HOUSTON
OILERS
JACKSONVILLE
JAGUARS
PITTSBURGH
STEELERS

1996
Cleveland Browns suspended operations (until 1999) and the Baltimore Ravens joined the NFL.
BALTIMORE
RAVENS
CINCINNATI
BENGALS
HOUSTON
OILERS
JACKSONVILLE
JAGUARS
PITTSBURGH
STEELERS

1997-1998
Houston Oilers moved to Memphis,TN and renamed the Tennessee Oilers and then moved again to Nashville,TN in 1998.
BALTIMORE
RAVENS
CINCINNATI
BENGALS
JACKSONVILLE
JAGUARS
PITTSBURGH
STEELERS
TENNESSEE
OILERS

1999
Tennessee Oilers are renamed the Tennessee Titans and the Cleveland Browns return to the NFL.
BALTIMORE
RAVENS
CINCINNATI
BENGALS
CLEVELAND
BROWNS
JACKSONVILLE
JAGUARS
PITTSBURGH
STEELERS
TENNESSEE
TITANS

2002-PRESENT
AFC Central is renamed AFC North and both Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans moved to the AFC South in 2002.
BALTIMORE
RAVENS
CINCINNATI
BENGALS
CLEVELAND
BROWNS
PITTSBURGH
STEELERS
Updated: 15 september 2019