Papa Voo wrote:
Denver's dominance was short if at all. I suppose the T. Davis years they were the cream of the AFC but that was very short.
When I said "dominance", I'm talking about AFC representation in the Super Bowl. Denver represented the AFC in Super Bowls XXI, XXII, and XXIV. Buffalo represented the AFC in Super Bowls XXV, XXVI, XXVII, and XXVIII. So, Denver and Buffalo represented the AFC in the Super Bowl seven out of eight years. Additionally, Buffalo lost the AFC championship game to the Bengals prior to Super Bowl XXIII, and Denver lost to Buffalo for the right to go to Super Bowl XXVI. Even though Denver and Buffalo combined to go 0-7 in the big game in that eight year period, I would say that seven AFC championship wins and 9 AFC championship appearances collectively qualifies as AFC dominance.
A Ronnie Harmon drop kept Denver and Buffalo from meeting in the AFC Championship Game after the 1989 season, as well.