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How do they decide which teams are NFC or AFC?

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2015-07-15 21:44:54
2015-07-15 21:44:54

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.

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