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American Football Conference
American Football Conference logo (2010–present)
|No. of teams||16|
|Most recent American Football Conference champion(s)||New England Patriots|
|Most American Football Conference titles||New England Patriots|
The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the (NFL), the highest professional level of American football in the United States. This conference and its counterpart, the (NFC), currently contain 16 teams each, making up the 32 teams of the NFL. Both conferences were created as part of the 1970 merger with the rival (AFL), with all ten of the former AFL teams and three NFL teams forming the AFC, and the remaining thirteen NFL clubs forming the NFC. A series of league expansions and division realignments have occurred since the merger, thus making the current total of 16 clubs in each conference.