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Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland went to the AFC when the AFL-NFL merger occurred in 1970. Prior to 1970, there were two separate leagues. Baltimore played in the National Football League and the Jets played in the American Football League.

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Q: If Baltimore Pittsburgh and Cleveland moved to the AFC in 1966 how could the Jets play Baltimore if both were in AFC?
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