The following is a list of American Football League (AFL) seasons since the inception of the league in 1960 to 1969, the year before it merged with the National Football League (NFL).
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against
|New York Titans||7||7||0||.500||382||399|
|Los Angeles Chargers||10||4||0||.714||373||336|
The Chargers relocated from Los Angeles to San Diego prior to the season.
|New York Titans||7||7||0||.500||301||390|
|San Diego Chargers||12||2||0||.857||396||219|
|New York Titans||5||9||0||.357||278||423|
|San Diego Chargers||4||10||0||.286||314||392|
The Dallas Texans relocated to Kansas City, Missouri and changed the team's name to the Kansas City Chiefs. Meanwhile, the New York Titans became the New York Jets. The AFL decided to postpone their games on November 24, due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy two days earlier.
|New York Jets||5||8||1||.385||249||399|
|San Diego Chargers||11||3||0||.786||399||255|
|Kansas City Chiefs||5||7||2||.417||347||263|
|New York Jets||5||8||1||.385||278||315|
|San Diego Chargers||8||5||1||.615||341||300|
|Kansas City Chiefs||7||7||0||.500||366||306|
|New York Jets||5||8||1||.385||285||303|
|San Diego Chargers||9||2||3||.818||340||227|
|Kansas City Chiefs||7||5||2||.583||322||285|
Prior to the season, the AFL-NFL Merger was announced, including both leagues agreeing to play an annual AFL-NFL World Championship Game (later known as the Super Bowl) beginning in January, 1967.
Also, the Miami Dolphins joined the AFL as an expansion team.
|New York Jets||6||6||2||.500||322||312|
|Kansas City Chiefs||11||2||1||.846||448||276|
|San Diego Chargers||7||6||1||.538||335||284|
|New York Jets||8||5||1||.615||371||329|
|Kansas City Chiefs||9||5||0||.643||408||254|
|San Diego Chargers||8||5||1||.615||360||352|
The Cincinnati Bengals joined the league as an expansion team.
|New York Jets||11||3||0||.786||419||280|
|Kansas City Chiefs||12||2||0||.857||371||170|
|San Diego Chargers||9||5||0||.643||382||310|
For its tenth and final season before merging with the NFL, the AFL instituted a four team playoff tournament with the second place teams in each division also participating.
|New York Jets||10||4||0||.714||353||269|
|Kansas City Chiefs||11||3||0||.786||359||177|
|San Diego Chargers||8||6||0||.571||288||276|
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