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What does AFC and NFC mean in the NFL?

Last Updated: 13th March, 2020

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AFC vs. The American Football Conference(AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC)make up the American National Football League (NFL).Each conference has 16 teams in the United States, four in eachdivision (North, South, East, West).

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Also, what does AFC and NFC stand for in the NFL?

To remove our confusion between the two leagues, NFCstands for National Football Conference, and AFCstands for American Football Conference. These are theconferences of the National Football league.

Also, what teams are in the NFC and AFC? Both conferences were created as part of the 1970 merger withthe rival American Football League (AFL), with all ten of theformer AFL teams and three NFL teams forming theAFC, and the remaining thirteen NFL clubs forming theNFC.

Season structure.

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AFC East Cowboys
AFC North Bears
AFC South Saints
AFC West Rams

Also asked, does the NFC play the AFC?

Each team will also play all the teams in anotherregional league in the same conference (AFC orNFC).

Which is better NFC or AFC?

For the majority of NFL history, the AFC hasbeen the NFL's superior conference. Since 2011, the NFC hashad a winning record against the AFC in 4 of the 6 seasonsand the NFC will have a winning record again this season,but that's only half the story.

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