Three NFL teams were moved to the AFC in 1970 ... the Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cleveland Browns.
1970. When the AFL-NFL merger took place in 1970, there were 16 teams in the NFL and 10 teams in the AFL. To make the number of teams even in the newly created conferences, three teams from the old NFL (new NFC) moved over to play in the AFC. These teams were the Colts, Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
In 1970 the AFL and NFL merged. Two conferences were created: The AFC and the NFC. All of the old AFL teams became members of the AFC. The old NFL teams became members of the NFC. Three teams from the old NFL were moved to the AFC: The Baltimore Colts, the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The American Football Conference, which was created after the 1970 merger of the National Football League and the American Football League. The AFC consists of the 10 AFL teams, plus three longtime NFL teams (the Browns, the Colts and the Steelers) that moved there. The annual Super Bowl title is determined in a contest between the AFC champion and the NFC champion.
The NFL began an NFC and AFC in the 1970 season. The three NFL teams that 'moved' to the AFC were the Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cleveland Browns. AFC East: Baltimore Colts Miami Dolphins New York Jets Buffalo Bills Boston Patriots AFC Central: Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns Pittsburgh Steelers Houston Oilers AFC West: Oakland Raiders Kansas City Chiefs San Diego Chargers Denver Broncos
When the American Football League and National Football League merged for the 1970 season, three NFL teams were placed in the AFC so there could be 13 teams in each conference. Those three teams were the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Colts (now the Indianapolis Colts), and Cleveland Browns (now the Baltimore Ravens).
When the NFL & AFL merged for the 1970 season, the AFL teams were all placed in the AFC, and the NFL teams were placed in the NFC, with the exception of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore (now Indy) Colts, and Cleveland Browns (now Baltimore Ravens), who were moved to the AFC to even things out. I'm not sure how decisions are made as to which conference new expansion teams are placed in. i belive the league just comes up with it I know it has nothing to do with location.
The sole NFC team that has not played in a Super Bowl is the Detroit Lions. The other three teams are the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Houston Texans, and the Cleveland Browns. (Cleveland was originally an NFL team that moved to the AFC when the AFL merged in 1970.)
Three - 1970, 2006, and 2009.
When the NFL-AFL merger went into effect in 1970, three longtime NFL teams -- the Baltimore Colts, the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers -- joined the former AFL teams in the new American Football Conference. The Colts went on to win the AFC title and Super Bowl V.
No one ... there were 31 NFL teams when the Houston Texans joined in 2002. The 31st team, the Cleveland Browns, joined in 1999 and were placed in the AFC making 16 teams in the AFC and 15 in the NFC. When the Texans joined in 2002, they were placed in the AFC and the Seatte Seahawks moved to the NFC to even the conferences out at 16 teams each.
Besides the teams that are in them none. Many people say the AFC has better teams.