In the National Football League (NFL), there are two conferences of sixteen teams each: the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). The two conferences exist because of a merger between the American Football League and National Football League in 1970. The conferences are further divided by region: North, South, East, and West.
There are two states which have two AFC teams: Florida (Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins) and Ohio (Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns). Additionally, there are twelve states with one AFC team: California (Los Angeles Chargers), Colorado (Denver Broncos), Indiana (Indianapolis Colts), Maryland (Baltimore Ravens), Massachusetts (New England Patriots), Missouri (Kansas City Chiefs), Nevada (Las Vegas Raiders), New Jersey (New York Jets), New York (Buffalo Bills), Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Steelers), Tennessee (Tennessee Titans), and Texas (Houston Texans). The rest of the states have no AFC team.
The AFC is home to the teams with the most Super Bowl Championships: New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers. The New England Patriots have also won the AFC Championship the most, with eleven wins.
See for yourself how AFC teams are divided by state by scrolling the data in the charts.
|State||AFC Teams||Number of NFL Teams||NFC Teams|
|California||One Team||Three Teams||Two Teams|
|Colorado||One Team||One Team|
|Indiana||One Team||One Team|
|Maryland||One Team||Two Teams||One Team|
|Massachusetts||One Team||One Team|
|Missouri||One Team||One Team|
|Nevada||One Team||One Team|
|New Jersey||One Team||Two Teams||One Team|
|New York||One Team||One Team|
|Pennsylvania||One Team||Two Teams||One Team|
|Tennessee||One Team||One Team|
|Texas||One Team||Two Teams||One Team|
|Florida||Two Teams||Three Teams||One Team|
|Ohio||Two Teams||Two Teams|
AFC Teams by State