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Northeastern Division (AFA)
Sport American Football
League American Football Association
Founded 1946
Teams Boston Captains
Buffalo Stampeders
New York Imperials
Philadelphia Railers
Pittsburgh Miners
Most Recent Champion Pittsburgh Miners (13th title)
Most titles won by team Pittsburgh Miners (13)

The Northeastern Division (known as the Eastern Division until 1968) is one of six divisions that make up the American Football Association. The division was formed in 1946 with the AFA's inaugural season as one of the AFA's two divisions (along with the Western Division).

Division lineupsEdit

1946–1947Edit

Creation of the Eastern Division. Baltimore, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Providence and Richmond are admitted as charter members of the AFA.

1948–1951Edit

Philadelphia moved to St. Louis and changed their name to the Aces.

1952–1960Edit

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh moved from Western Division. Providence moved to Minneapolis, changed their name to Minnesota Angels, and moved to Western Division along with St. Louis. Baltimore and Richmond moved to new Southern Division.

1961–1966Edit

Buffalo Stampeders enfranchised.

1967Edit

Miami Suns enfranchised. Buffalo moved to Central Division.

1968–1975Edit

Name changed to Northeastern Division. Miami moved to Southern Division.

1976–Edit

Buffalo returned, moving from Southeastern Division.

Division championsEdit

Season Team Record Playoff Results
1946 New York Imperials 9–2–1 Won First Victory Bowl
1947 New York Imperials 8–3–1 Won Second Victory Bowl
1948 New York Imperials 9–2–1 Won Third Victory Bowl
1949 Richmond Royals 10–2 Lost Fourth Victory Bowl
1950 New York Imperials 9–1–2 Won Fifth Victory Bowl
1951 Boston Captains 8–4 Lost Sixth Victory Bowl
1952 New York Imperials 8–3–1 Lost Semifinals
1953 Boston Captains 8–4 Won Semifinals, Lost Eighth Victory Bowl
1954 Boston Captains 9–2–1 Won Semifinals, Won Ninth Victory Bowl
1955 New York Imperials 11–0–1 Won Semifinals, Lost Tenth Victory Bowl
1956 New York Imperials 11–1 Won Semifinals, Lost 11th Victory Bowl
1957 Philadelphia Railers 8–4 Lost Semifinals
1958 Pittsburgh Miners 10–1–1 Won Semifinals, Won 13th Victory Bowl
1959 Philadelphia Railers 8–3–1 Won Semifinals, Lost 14th Victory Bowl
1960 Pittsburgh Miners 11–1 Won Semifinals, Won 15th Victory Bowl
1961 Pittsburgh Miners 11–1–2 Won Semifinals, Lost 16th Victory Bowl
1962 Pittsburgh Miners 12–1–1 Lost Semifinals
1963 Pittsburgh Miners 10–2–2 Won Semifinals, Won 18th Victory Bowl
1964 Buffalo Stampeders 8–3–3 Won Semifinals, Lost 19th Victory Bowl
1965 Buffalo Stampeders 11–1–2 Lost Semifinals
1966 Buffalo Stampeders 11–2–1 Won Quarterfinals, Lost Semifinals
1967 New York Imperials 9–4–1 Won Quarterfinals, Lost Semifinals
1968 Pittsburgh Miners 9–5 Lost Quarterfinals
1969 Pittsburgh Miners 12–2 Won Quarterfinals, Won Semifinals, Won 24th Victory Bowl
1970 Pittsburgh Miners 9–3–2 Won Quarterfinals, Won Semifinals, Lost 25th Victory Bowl
1971 Pittsburgh Miners 8–1^ Won Quarterfinals, Won Semifinals, Won 26th Victory Bowl
1972 Pittsburgh Miners 11–3 Won Quarterfinals, Won Semifinals, Lost 27th Victory Bowl
1973 Philadelphia Railers 8–4–2 Won Quarterfinals, Won Semifinals, Won 28th Victory Bowl
1974 Pittsburgh Miners 8–4–2 Won Quarterfinals, Lost Semifinals
1975 Pittsburgh Miners 8–6 Lost Quarterfinals
1976 Pittsburgh Miners 13–1 TBD Quarterfinals
  • ^ – Regular season reduced to nine games because of players' strike.

Wild Card qualifiersEdit

Season Team Record Playoff Results
1966 Pittsburgh Miners 8–4–2 Won Quarterfinals, Won Semifinals, Won 21st Victory Bowl
1967 Pittsburgh Miners 9–4–1 Lost Quarterfinals
1967 Philadelphia Railers 8–5–1 Lost Quarterfinals
1968 New York Imperials 8–5–1 Won Quarterfinals, Won Semifinals, Lost 23rd Victory Bowl
1970 Boston Captains 9–4–1 Lost Quarterfinals
1970 New York Imperials 9–5 Won Quarterfinals, Lost Semifinals
1971 New York Imperials 5–3–1^ Won Quarterfinals, Lost Semifinals
1972 Boston Captains 10–4 Lost Quarterfinals
  • ^ – Regular season reduced to nine games because of players' strike.
e v American Football Association teams
North: Chicago Butchers · Cincinnati Guardians · Cleveland Ghosts · Detroit Gladiators
Northeast: Boston Captains · Buffalo Stampeders · New York Imperials · Philadelphia Railers · Pittsburgh Miners
Southeast: Atlanta Rebels · Baltimore Royals · Miami Suns · Washington Wasps
South: Arizona Firebirds · Houston Hurricanes · New Orleans Krewe · Texas Stallions
Central: Colorado Centennials · Milwaukee Wolves · Minnesota Angels · St. Louis Aces
West: California Whales · Los Angeles Comets · Portland Dragons · San Diego Destroyers · Seattle Grizzlies