The American Football Conference (AFC) – Eastern Division or AFC East is a division of the National Football League (NFL)’s American Football Conference (AFC). There are currently four teams that reside in the division. There is the Buffalo Bills (based in Orchard Park, New York); the Miami Dolphins (based in Miami Gardens, Florida); the New England Patriots (based in Foxborough, Massachusetts); and the New York Jets (based in East Rutherford, New Jersey). The division has been represented in nineteen Super Bowls and won eight of them. The most recent championship in the Super Bowl was won by the Patriots in Super Bowl LI (51).
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Entering 2017 the Patriots had the most wins in the division’s history, with a record of 476-383-9, with a playoff record of 32-19 (5-4 in Super Bowls) entering the playoffs of that season. The Dolphins were second at 439-341-4 (having played 84 fewer games than their division rivals) with a playoff record of 20-21 (2-3 in Super Bowls). The Bills were at 400-460-8 with a playoff record of 14-15 (with two American Football League titles) but win less having gone to four consecutive Super Bowls. The Jets held a record of 392-468-8, with a playoff record of 12-13 including victory in Super Bowl III.
In 2012, the Patriots broke a tie with the Dolphins for winning the most division titles; with subsequent division titles in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 the Patriots have won 19 AFL/AFC East division titles to Miami’s 14. The Bills have won ten division titles, and the Jets have won four. Two teams formerly in the division combined for ten AFL/AFC East titles – the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) won four division titles (and the 1960 and 1961 league titles) during the AFL era while the Baltimore–Indianapolis Colts won six division titles (and Super Bowl V) in the 32 seasons they were in the division.
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