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The AFC West is a division of the National Football League's American Football Conference.

The AFC West was formed as a result of the AFL-NFL Merger in 1970. The new NFL was aligned into six divisions (two conferences of three divisions each). The original AFC West had four members - the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, and Los Angeles Chargers. All four teams were previously members of the American Football League's Western Division. These four teams have remained in the AFC West since its inception, and are currently the only teams in the division. When the Raiders played in Los Angeles from 1982 to the 1994, they remained in the AFC West.

When the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers began play in 1976, the Buccaneers were put into the AFC West and the Seahawks were put into the NFC West. After one year, Seattle was moved into the AFC West and Tampa Bay was moved into the NFC Central. The Seahawks played in the AFC West until the 2002 re-alignment, when they were put back into the NFC West.

Division championsEdit

Season Team Record Playoff Results
1960 Los Angeles Chargers 10–4–0 Lost AFL Championship Game
1961 San Diego Chargers 12–2–0 Lost AFL Championship Game
1962 Dallas Texans 11–3–0 Won AFL Championship Game
1963 San Diego Chargers 11–3–0 Won AFL Championship Game
1964 San Diego Chargers 8–5–1 Lost AFL Championship Game
1965 San Diego Chargers 9–2–3 Lost AFL Championship Game
1966 Kansas City Chiefs 11–2–1 Lost Super Bowl I
1967 Oakland Raiders 13–1–0 Lost Super Bowl II
1968 Oakland Raiders 12–2–0 Lost AFL Championship Game
1969 Oakland Raiders 12–1–1 Lost AFL Championship Game
1970 Oakland Raiders 8–4–2 Lost AFC Championship Game
1971 Kansas City Chiefs 10–3–1 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
1972 Oakland Raiders 10–3–1 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
1973 Oakland Raiders 9–4–0 Lost AFC Championship Game
1974 Oakland Raiders 12–2–0 Lost AFC Championship Game
1975 Oakland Raiders 11–3–0 Lost AFC Championship Game
1976 Oakland Raiders 13–1–0 Won Super Bowl XI
1977 Denver Broncos 12–2–0 Lost Super Bowl XII
1978 Denver Broncos 10–6–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
1979 San Diego Chargers 12–4–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
1980 San Diego Chargers 11–5–0 Lost AFC Championship Game
1981 San Diego Chargers 10–6–0 Lost AFC Championship Game
1982
  1. || Los Angeles Raiders || 8–1–0 || Lost AFC Second Round
1983 Los Angeles Raiders 12–4–0 Won Super Bowl XVIII
1984 Denver Broncos 13–3–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
1985 Los Angeles Raiders 12–4–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
1986 Denver Broncos 11–5–0 Lost Super Bowl XXI
1987 Denver Broncos 10–4–1 Lost Super Bowl XXII
1988 Seattle Seahawks 9–7–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
1989 Denver Broncos 11–5–0 Lost Super Bowl XXIV
1990 Los Angeles Raiders 12–4–0 Lost AFC Championship Game
1991 Denver Broncos 12–4–0 Lost AFC Championship Game
1992 San Diego Chargers 11–5–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
1993 Kansas City Chiefs 11–5–0 Lost AFC Championship Game
1994 San Diego Chargers 11–5–0 Lost Super Bowl XXIX
1995 Kansas City Chiefs 13–3–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
1996 Denver Broncos 13–3–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
1997 Kansas City Chiefs 13–3–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
1998 Denver Broncos 14–2–0 Won Super Bowl XXXIII
1999 Seattle Seahawks 9–7–0 Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
2000 Oakland Raiders 12–4–0 Lost AFC Championship Game
2001 Oakland Raiders 10–6–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
2002 Oakland Raiders 11–5–0 Lost Super Bowl XXXVII
2003 Kansas City Chiefs 13–3–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
2004 San Diego Chargers 12–4–0 Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
2005 Denver Broncos 13–3–0 Lost AFC Championship Game
2006 San Diego Chargers 14–2–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
2007 San Diego Chargers 11–5–0 Lost AFC Championship Game
2008 San Diego Chargers 8–8–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
2009 San Diego Chargers 13–3–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
2010 Kansas City Chiefs 10–6–0 Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
2011 Denver Broncos 8–8–0 Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
2012 Denver Broncos 11–3–0 TBD


Wild Card qualifiersEdit

Season Team Record Playoff Results
1970 None -- --
1971 None -- --
1972 None -- --
1973 None -- --
1974 None -- --
1975 None -- --
1976 None -- --
1977 Oakland Raiders 11-3-0 Lost AFC Championship Game
1978 None -- --
1979 Denver Broncos 10-6-0 Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
1980 Oakland Raiders 11-5-0 Won Super Bowl XV
1981 None -- --
1982* San Diego Chargers 6-3-0 Lost AFC Second Round
1983 Seattle Seahawks
Denver Broncos
9-7-0
9-7-0
Lost AFC Championship Game
Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
1984 Seattle Seahawks
Los Angeles Raiders
12-4-0
11-5-0
Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
1985 None -- --
1986 Kansas City Chiefs 10-6-0 Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
1987 Seattle Seahawks 9-6-0 Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
1988 None -- --
1989 None -- --
1990 Kansas City Chiefs 11-5-0 Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
1991 Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Raiders
10-6-0
9-7-0
Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
1992 Kansas City Chiefs 10-6-0 Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
1993 Los Angeles Raiders
Denver Broncos
10-6-0
9-7-0
Lost AFC Divisional Playoffs
Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
1994 Kansas City Chiefs 9-7-0 Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
1995 San Diego Chargers 9-7-0 Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
1996 None -- --
1997 Denver Broncos 12-4-0 Won Super Bowl XXXII
1998 None -- --
1999 None -- --
2000 Denver Broncos 11-5-0 Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
2001 None -- --
2002 None -- --
2003 Denver Broncos 10-6-0 Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
2004 Denver Broncos 10-6-0 Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs
2005 None -- --

*A players' strike in 1982 reduced the regular season to nine games. Thus, the league used a special 16-team playoff tournament just for this year. Division standings were ignored, the Los Angeles Raiders had the best record of the division teams.

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