TEAMS
American Football Conference
South Division
DIVISION CHAMPIONS
HOUSTON
TEXANS
(HOUSTON, TX)
(2002-PRESENT)
STADIUM

(NRG STADIUM)
(72,220)
(2002-PRESENT)
FIRST SEASON
2002
INDIANAPOLIS
COLTS
(INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
(1984-PRESENT)
STADIUM

(LUCAS OIL STADIUM)
(67,000)
(2008-PRESENT)
FIRST SEASON
1953
JACKSONVILLE
JAGUARS
(JACKSONVILLE, FL)
(1995-PRESENT)
STADIUM

(TIAA BANK FIELD)
(67,246)
(1995-PRESENT)
FIRST SEASON
1995
TENNESSEE
TITANS
(NASHVILLE, TN)
(1999-PRESENT)
STADIUM

(NISSAN STADIUM)
(69,143)
(1999-PRESENT)
FIRST SEASON
1960
PREVIOUS LEAGUE
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
(1960-1969)
TEAM HISTORY

Houston Texans name was the most popular name from research carried out by Houston NFL 2002 and NFL Properties with the others being Bobcats, Stallions, Texans, Toros, and Apollos. It returned pro football to Houston after the Oilers moved to Memphis in 1997.
NAMES
Houston Texans (2002-PRESENT)
LEAGUE/CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS
National Football League (2002-PRESENT)
  • American Football Conference (2002-PRESENT)
    • AFC South (2002-PRESENT)
TITLES
SUPER BOWL TITLES (0)
AFC CHAMPIONSHIPS (0)
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (5): AFC South: 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018
PLAYOFF APPEARANCES (5)
NFL: 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018
LOGOS
(2002-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(2002-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
NRG STADIUM
(HOUSTON, TX)
(2002-PRESENT)


Indianapolis Colts were founded in Baltimore, MD in 1953 and named in honor of Baltimore's history of horse breeding and racing (including the Preakness Stakes, one of the events in the U.S. Triple Crown championship series), this was the second incarnation of the "Baltimore Colts" after the first one played from 1947 to 1950. In 1984, they relocated to Indianapolis, IN.
NAMES
Baltimore Colts (1953-1983)
Indianapolis Colts (1984-PRESENT)
LEAGUE/CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS
National Football League (1953-PRESENT)
  • Western Conference (1953-1969)
    • Coastal Division (1967-1969)
  • American Football Conference (1970-PRESENT)
    • AFC East (1970-2001)
    • AFC South (2002-PRESENT)
TITLES
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS (2): SUPER BOWL (2): 1970 (V), 2006 (XLI)
NFL CHAMPIONSHIPS (3): 1958,1959,1968
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS (7): NFL WESTERN (4): 1958, 1959, 1964, 1968
AFC (3): 1970, 2006, 2009
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (16): NFL COASTAL: 1968
AFC EAST: 1970, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1987, 1999
AFC SOUTH: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014
PLAYOFF APPEARANCES (28)
NFL: 1958, 1959, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1987, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018
LOGOS
(1953-1960)
(1961-1978)
(1979-1983)
(1984-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1977-1994)
(1995-2003)
(1957-1976/2004-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
MEMORIAL STADIUM
(BALTIMORE, MD)
(1953-1983)
RCA DOME
(INDIANPOLIS, IN)
(1984-2007)
LUCAS OIL STADIUM
(INDIANPOLIS, IN)
(2008-PRESENT)


Jacksonville Jaguars joined as an expansion team, along with the Carolina Panthers, in 1995 and appeared in their first playoff game in 1996. The nickname was chosen by a fan contest with both Sharks (AFL has a team called the Jacksonville Sharks) and Stingrays also being names. Jaguars are not native to North America, the oldest living jaguar is housed at the Jacksonville Zoo. It is surprising that Jacksonville was even considered because its metropolitan area and television market were smaller than nearly every city with an NFL team, with its stadium the Gator Bowl refusing to give a lease to the team. Despite all of this, it does have a strong football culture with the high level of support for college football teams University of Florida Gators and the Florida State University Seminoles, a solid ownership group, and a location in the growing and attractive Southeast region.

They currently play as the home team as part of the NFL London Games at Wembley Stadium.
NAMES
Jacksonville Jaguars (1995-PRESENT)
LEAGUE/CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS
National Football League (1995-PRESENT)
  • American Football Conference (1995-PRESENT)
    • AFC Central (1995-2001)
    • AFC East (2002-PRESENT)
TITLES
SUPER BOWL TITLES (0)
AFC CHAMPIONSHIPS (0)
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (3): AFC CENTRAL: 1998, 1999
AFC SOUTH: 2017
PLAYOFF APPEARANCES (7)
NFL: 1996-1999, 2005, 2007, 2017
LOGOS
(1995-2012)
(2013-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1995-2012)
(2013-2017)
(2018-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
TIAA BANK FIELD
(JACKSONVILLE, FL)
(1995-PRESENT)



Tennessee Titans began life as the Houston Oilers in 1960 in the old American Football League. Their name alludes to their owner Bud Adams who was a successful oilman and the region is famous for its ties to the oil industry. They moved to Memphis, TN as the Tennessee Oilers in 1997 before moving to Nashville, TN and being renamed the Tennessee Titans in 1998. Other suggestions were Tornadoes, Copperheads, South Stars, and Wranglers. “We wanted a new nickname to reflect strength, leadership and other heroic qualities,'' Adams told reporters. Titans also alludes to the nickname of Nashville which is the 'Athens of the south' with its large number of higher-learning institutions, Classical architecture, and its full scale replica of the Parthenon.
NAMES
Houston Oilers (1960–1996)
Tennessee Oilers (1997–1998)
Tennessee Titans (1999-PRESENT)
LEAGUE/CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS
American Football League (1960-1969)
  • Eastern Division (1960–1969)
National Football League (1970-PRESENT)
  • American Football Conference (1970-PRESENT)
    • AFC Central (1970-2001)
    • AFC South (2002-PRESENT)
TITLES
SUPER BOWL TITLES (0)
AFL CHAMPIONSHIPS (PRE-1970) (2): 1960,1961
AFC CHAMPIONSHIPS (1): 1999
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (9): AFL EAST: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1967
AFC CENTRAL: 1991, 1993, 2000
AFC SOUTH: 2002, 2008
PLAYOFF APPEARANCES (22)
AFL (HOUSTON OILERS): 1960-1962, 1967, 1969
NFL (HOUSTON OILERS): 1978-1980, 1987-1993
NFL (TENNESSEE TITANS): 1999, 2000-2003, 2007-2008, 2017
LOGOS
(1960-1961)
(1961-1968)
(1969-1971)
(1972-1979)
(1980-1996)
(1997-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1960-1963)
(1964-1965)
(1966-1970)
(1971)
(1972-1974)
(1975-1980)
(1981-1996)
HOUSTON OILERS
(1997-1998)
TENNESSEE OILERS
(1999-2017)
(2018-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
JEPPESEN STADIUM
(HOUSTON, TX)
(1960-1964)
RICE STADIUM
(HOUSTON, TX)
(1965-1967)
ASTRODOME
(HOUSTON, TX)
(1968-1996)
LIBERTY BOWL STADIUM
(MEMPHIS, TN)
(1997)
VANDERBILT STADIUM
(NASHVILLE, TN)
(1998)
NISSAN STADIUM
(NASHVILLE, TN)
(1999-PRESENT)
DIVISION HISTORY
AFC SOUTH 2002-
  • The same 4 teams (Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans) have made up this division since 2002.
  • The Colts' Super Bowl XLI victory in 2006 is the only Super Bowl win from the AFC South to date, and the division owns the longest active Super Bowl victory drought.
  • Indianapolis Colts (previously based in Boston) joined the AFC East Division from 1970-2001 before joining the AFC South in 2002.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars joined the AFC Central Division from 1995-2001 before joining the AFC South in 2002.
  • Houston Oilers became Tennessee Oilers in 1997 before changing names to Tennessee Titans in 1999.
2002-PRESENT
HOUSTON
TEXANS
INDIANAPOLIS
COLTS
JACKSONVILLE
JAGUARS
TENNESSEE
TITANS
Updated: 15 september 2019