TEAMS
American Football Conference
West Division
DIVISION CHAMPIONS
DENVER
BRONCOS
(DENVER, CO)
(1970-)
STADIUM

(BRONCOS STADIUM)
(76,125)
(2001-)
PREVIOUS LEAGUE
1960
PREVIOUS LEAGUE
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
(1960-1969)
KANSAS CITY
CHIEFS
(KANSAS CITY, MO)
(1970-)
STADIUM

(ARROWHEAD STADIUM)
(76,416)
(1972-)
FIRST SEASON
1960
PREVIOUS LEAGUE
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
(1960-1969)
LOS ANGELES
CHARGERS
(CARSON, CA)
(2017-)
STADIUM

(STUBHUB CENTER)
(27,000)
(2017-2019)
FIRST SEASON
1960
PREVIOUS LEAGUE
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
(1960-1969)
OAKLAND
RAIDERS
(OAKLAND, CA)
(1970-)
STADIUM

(OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM)
(56,063)
(1966-1981/1995-2019)
FIRST SEASON
1960
PREVIOUS LEAGUE
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
(1960-1969)
TEAM HISTORY

Denver Broncos were a charter member of the American Football League in 1960 and so named by a contest with the winning entry being submitted along with a 25-word essay by Ward M. Vining, amongst the 162 fans who responded to a name-the-team contest. A Denver team by the same name played in the Midwest Baseball League in 1921.
TITLES
SUPER BOWL TITLES (3): 1997 (XXXII), 1998 (XXXIII), 2015 (50)
AFC CHAMPIONSHIPS (8): 1977, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998, 2013, 2015
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (11): AFC West: 1977, 1978, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
NAMES
Denver Broncos (1960-PRESENT)
LOGOS
(1960-1961)
(1962-1969)
(1970-1992)
(1993-1996)
(1997-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1960-1961)
(1962)
FIRST 5 GAMES
(1962-1965)
(1966)
(1967)
(1968-1974)
(1975-1996)
(1977-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
MILE HIGH STADIUM
(DENVER, CO)
(1960-2000)
BRONCOS STADIUM
(DENVER, CO)
(2001-PRESENT)


Kansas City Chiefs were a charter member of the American Football League in 1960 as the Dallas Texans before switching to Kansas City, MO in 1963. Other names suggested were Mules, Royals, and Stars. Team owner, Lamar Hunt said the name was locally important because Native Americans had once lived in the area. He may have also been swayed by Kansas City mayor H. Roe Bartle, whose nickname was The Chief, who helped lure the team to Kansas City by promising Hunt that the city would meet certain attendance thresholds.
TITLES
SUPER BOWL TITLES (1): 1970 (IV)
AFL CHAMPIONSHIPS (PRE-1970) (3): 1962, 1966, 1969
AFC CHAMPIONSHIPS (0)
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (11): AFL WESTERN: 1962, 1966
AFC WEST: 1971, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2003, 2010, 2016, 2017, 2018
NAMES
Dallas Texans (1960-1962)
Kansas City Chiefs (1963-PRESENT)
LOGOS
(1960-1962)
(1963-1969)
(1970-1971)
(1972-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1960-1962)
(1963-1973)
(1974-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
COTTON BOWL
(DALLAS, TX)
(1960-1962)
MUNICIPAL STADIUM
(KANSAS CITY, MO)
(1963-1971)
ARROWHEAD STADIUM
(KANSAS CITY, MO)
(1972-PRESENT)


Los Angeles Chargers' owner Barron Hilton sponsored a name-the-team contest and promised a trip to Mexico City to the winner in 1960. Gerald Courtney submitted “Chargers” and Hilton reportedly liked the name so much that he didn’t open another letter. They spent 1 year in Los Angeles, CA before relocating to San Diego, CA. They were a charter member of the American Football League in 1960. They returned to Los Angeles, CA in 2017 and will share the new stadium with the Los Angeles Rams from 2019. The owner of the Chargers is not opposed to changing the name of the Los Angeles Chargers in the future.

As part of the team's relocation, they will play in London in 2018-2019.
TITLES
SUPER BOWL TITLES (0)
AFL CHAMPIONSHIPS (PRE-1970) (1): 19643
AFC CHAMPIONSHIPS (1): 1994
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (11): AFL WESTERN: 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965
AFC WEST: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1992, 1994, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
NAMES
San Diego Chargers (1961-2016)
Los Angeles Chargers (1960,2017-PRESENT)
LOGOS
(1961-1973)
(1974-1987)
(1988-2001)
(2002-2006)
(2017-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1960)
(1961-1965/1967-1973)
(1963-1964)
(1966)
(1974-1987)
(1988-2006)
(2007-2018)
(2019-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
MEMORIAL COLISEUM
(LOS ANGELES, CA)
(1960)
BALBOA STADIUM
(SAN DIEGO, CA)
(1961-1966)
QUALCOMM STADIUM
(SAN DIEGO, CA)
(1967-2016)
STUBHUB CENTER
(LOS ANGELES, CA)
(2017-2019)
CITY OF
CHAMPIONS STADIUM
(INGLEWOOD, CA)
(2020-PRESENT)


Oakland Raiders's first general manager, Chet Soda, sponsored a name-the-team contest in 1960 and Helen A. Davis, an Oakland policewoman, submitted the winning entry of Señors, and was rewarded with a trip to the Bahamas. The nickname, an allusion to the old Spanish settlers of northern California, was ridiculed in the weeks that followed, and fans also claimed that the contest was fixed. Scotty Stirling, a sportswriter for the Oakland Tribune who would later become the team’s general manager, provided another reason to abandon the nickname. “That’s no good,” Stirling said. “We don’t have the atlanticcoastent mark for the n in our headline type.” Soda and the team’s other investors decided to change the team’s nickname to Raiders, which was a finalist in the contest along with Lakers.

The team will move to a new stadium tentatively called Las Vegas Stadium just off the infamous Las Vegas Boulevard. Construction began in 2017 and will be ready for the 2020 season. It will also be the home of the UNLV Rebels college football team and the Las Vegas Bowl.

In December 2018, the city of Oakland filed a lawsuit against the Raiders and the NFL seeking financial damages and unpaid debt, claiming the proposed relocation is illegal but not asking for an injunction forcing the team to stay. The Raiders have stated that if any legal action were filed against them, that they would not renew with the Coliseum and the plan was to find a temporary home for 2019 until Las Vegas Stadium is finished but they decided to remain in Oakland until moving to Las Vegas in 2020.
TITLES
SUPER BOWL TITLES (3): 1976 (XI), 1980 (XV), 1983 (XVIII)
AFL CHAMPIONSHIPS (PRE-1970) (1): 1967
AFC CHAMPIONSHIPS (4): 1976, 1980, 1983, 2002
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (11): AFL WEST: 1967, 1968, 1969
AFC WEST: 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1983, 1985, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2002
NAMES
Los Angeles Raiders (1982–1994)
Oakland Raiders (1960–1981, 1995–PRESENT)
Las Vegas Raiders (2020)
LOGOS
(1960-1962)
(1963)
(1964-1994)
(1995-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1960)
(1960-1962)
(1963)
(1964-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
KEZAR STADIUM
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA)
(1960)
CANDLESTICK PARK
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA)
(1961)
FRANK YOUELL FIELD
(OAKLAND, CA)
(1962-1965)
OAKLAND-ALAMEDA
COUNTY COLISEUM
(OAKLAND, CA)
(1966-1981)
MEMORIAL COLISEUM
(LOS ANGELES, CA)
(1982-1994)
OAKLAND-ALAMEDA
COUNTY COLISEUM
(OAKLAND, CA)
(1995-2019)
LAS VEGAS STADIUM
(PARADISE, NV)
(2020)
DIVISION HISTORY
AFL WESTERN 1960-1969
AFC WEST 1970-
  • Formed as the AFL Western Division in 1960 with Dallas Texans (Kansas City Chiefs in 1963), Denver Broncos, Los Angeles (San Diego in 1961) Chargers and Oakland Raiders (Los Angeles 1982-1994).
  • Cincinnati Bengals joined in 1968.
  • Renamed the AFC West in 1970 with the same teams except the Cincinnati Bengals who had joined the AFC Central.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers joined in 1976.
  • Seattle Seahawks joined in 1977, replacing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who moved to the NFC Central.
  • The current teams formed the AFC West in 2002.
1960
DALLAS
TEXANS
DENVER
BRONCOS
LOS ANGELES
CHARGERS
OAKLAND
RAIDERS

1961-1962
Los Angeles Chargers moved to San Diego.
DALLAS
TEXANS
DENVER
BRONCOS
OAKLAND
RAIDERS
SAN DIEGO
CHARGERS

1963-1967
Dallas Texans moved to become the Kansas City Chiefs.
DENVER
BRONCOS
KANSAS CITY
CHIEFS
OAKLAND
RAIDERS
SAN DIEGO
CHARGERS

1968-1969
Cincinnati Bengals joined the AFL.
CINCINNATI
BENGALS
DENVER
BRONCOS
KANSAS CITY
CHIEFS
OAKLAND
RAIDERS
SAN DIEGO
CHARGERS

1970-1975
Cincinnati Bengals moved to the AFC Central.
DENVER
BRONCOS
KANSAS CITY
CHIEFS
OAKLAND
RAIDERS
SAN DIEGO
CHARGERS

1976
Tampa Bay Buccaneers joined.
DENVER
BRONCOS
KANSAS CITY
CHIEFS
OAKLAND
RAIDERS
SAN DIEGO
CHARGERS
TAMPA BAY
BUCCANEERS

1977-1981
Tampa Bay Buccaneers moved to the NFC Central and replaced by the Seattle Seahawks who had moved from the NFC West.
DENVER
BRONCOS
KANSAS CITY
CHIEFS
OAKLAND
RAIDERS
SAN DIEGO
CHARGERS
SEATTLE
SEAHAWKS

1982-1994
Oakland Raiders moved to Los Angeles.
DENVER
BRONCOS
KANSAS CITY
CHIEFS
LOS ANGELES
RAIDERS
SAN DIEGO
CHARGERS
SEATTLE
SEAHAWKS

1995-2001
Los Angeles Raiders returned to Oakland.
DENVER
BRONCOS
KANSAS CITY
CHIEFS
OAKLAND
RAIDERS
SAN DIEGO
CHARGERS
SEATTLE
SEAHAWKS

2002-2016
Seattle Seahawks moved back to the NFC West.
DENVER
BRONCOS
KANSAS CITY
CHIEFS
OAKLAND
RAIDERS
SAN DIEGO
CHARGERS

2017-PRESENT
San Diego Chargers returned to Los Angeles.
DENVER
BRONCOS
KANSAS CITY
CHIEFS
LOS ANGELES
CHARGERS
OAKLAND
RAIDERS
Updated: 04 AUGUST 2019