Winners of the AFC Championship

American Football Championships: Grey Cup - NFC Championship - NFL Championship - Pro Bowl - Super Bowl - World Bowl

Events in Sport

  • 1946-12-22 Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-9 in AAFC championship game
  • 1947-12-14 Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-3 in AAFC championship game
  • 1948-12-19 Cleveland Browns beats Buffalo Bills 49-7 in AAFC championship game
  • 1949-12-11 Cleveland Browns beat SF '49ers 21-7 in final AAFC championship game
  • 1971-01-03 AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17
  • 1972-01-02 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Baltimore Colts 21-0
  • 1972-12-31 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7
  • 1973-12-30 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders 27-10
  • 1974-12-29 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Oakland Raiders 24-13
  • 1976-01-04 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Oakland Raiders 16-10
  • 1976-12-26 AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-7
  • 1978-01-01 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Oakland Raiders 20-17
  • 1979-01-07 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Houston Oilers 34-5
  • 1980-01-06 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Houston Oilers 27-13
  • 1981-01-11 AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat San Diego Chargers 34-27
  • 1982-01-10 "Freezer Bowl", Bengals beat Chargers in -59°F (-51°C) to win AFC championship
  • 1982-01-10 AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals beat San Diego Chargers 27-7
  • 1983-01-23 "Mud Bowl", Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets 14-0 in the AFC Championship Game on a wet, muddy field, which negated the Jets significant speed and skill advantage
  • 1983-01-23 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat New York Jets 14-0
  • 1984-01-08 AFC Championship Game: Los Angeles Raiders beat Seattle Seahawks 30-14
  • 1985-01-06 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 45-28
  • 1986-01-12 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Miami Dolphins 31-14

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987-01-11 "The Drive" game: trailing Cleveland Browns 20-13 with 5:32 remaining in the AFC Championship Game, Denver quarterback John Elway drives his team 98 yards for a touchdown to tie, Broncos then win in overtime advancing to Super Bowl XXI

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 1987-01-11 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 23-20 (OT)
  • 1988-01-17 "The Fumble", trailing 38-31 with 1:12 left in the AFC Championship Game, the Browns' Earnest Byner fumbled at the Denver 3-yard line, sending the Broncos to their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance
  • 1988-01-17 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 38-33
  • 1989-01-08 AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals beat Buffalo Bills 21-10
  • 1990-01-14 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 37-21
  • 1991-01-20 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Los Angeles Raiders 51-3
  • 1992-01-12 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Denver Broncos 10-7
  • 1993-01-17 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Miami Dolphins 29-10
  • 1994-01-23 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Kansas City Chiefs 30-13
  • 1995-01-15 AFC Championship Game: San Diego Chargers beat Pittsburgh Steelers 17-13
  • 1996-01-14 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Indianapolis Colts 20-16
  • 1997-01-12 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Jacksonville Jaguars 20-6
  • 1998-01-11 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-21
  • 1999-01-17 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat New York Jets 23-10
  • 2000-01-23 AFC Championship Game: Tennessee Titans beat Jacksonville Jaguars 33-14
  • 2001-01-14 AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens beats Oakland Raiders 16-3
  • 2002-01-27 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-17
  • 2003-01-19 AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat Tennessee Titans 41-24
  • 2004-01-18 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Indianapolis Colts 24-14
  • 2005-01-23 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Pittsburgh Steelers 41-27
  • 2006-01-22 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Denver Broncos 34-17
  • 2007-01-21 AFC Championship Game: Indianapolis Colts beat New England Patriots 38-34
  • 2008-01-20 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat San Diego Chargers 21-12
  • 2009-01-18 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Baltimore Ravens 23-14
  • 2010-01-24 AFC Championship Game: Indianapolis Colts beat New York Jets 30-17
  • 2011-01-23 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat New York Jets 24-19
  • 2012-01-22 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Baltimore Ravens 23-20
  • 2013-01-20 AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens beat New England Patriots 28-13
  • 2014-01-19 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat New England Patriots 26-16
  • 2015-01-18 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Indianapolis Colts 45-7