Top Ten NFL Teams of All Time

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The Top Ten

1
1985 Chicago Bears
The one loss that year was to the Dolphins and the delusional boaster, Don Shula, who always fails to point out that the Bears were without their starting QB, Jimmy Mac. From 1984-86 the Bears were 35-3 when Mac played. Name one QB in history with a 38 game streak near that. One may also, and rightly so, say that the stubborn Buddy Ryan single handedly lost that game when he failed to admit making a major mistake by covering the slot back and 4th WR Nat Moore with LB Marshall all game. Hey Shula, if you guys were so great that year how come the wildcard Pats destroyed you in Miami in the A.F.C. championship game 31-14? Had the Bears not fumbled on their first possession, New England actually led 3-0 in that S.B. , and had they not put their second and third stingers in for most of the 4th quarter, the final score could easily have been 53, or 60-0. As it was they still set the record for most points scored, the biggest margin of victory, and 3 defensive yardage and sack records that may never be broken (-18 yards from scrimmage in the first half, a total of 123 total yards given up for the game, and 9 sacks, I think the 9 sacks may have been equaled since then). Like I said, they're the last team to go 18-1 and win the S.B. , ( the only other team to equal that is the '84, 49'ers, whom the Bears routed in '85, 26-10 ). The Bears are the last team to shut their opponents out on their way to the S.B. , and outscoring their opponents 91-10 for the playoffs. That an average of 30.3 to 3.3. I doubt any team will come close to that in the next 25 years, if ever. Think about that Donnie.
72 Dolphins had an easy schedule. Only two of the teams they played during the regular season ended up with a winning record, and their opponents had an aggregate win percentage below 40%.

In 86, passing teams were able to beat the 85 Bears, but we're not talking about the 86 Bears. In 86, the Bears' had a new defensive coordinator after Buddy Ryan left, so it's rather hard to draw comparisons between the two seasons with regard to defensive prowess.

The 72 Dolphins failed to win in the playoffs by more than 7 points in any game, whereas the Bears beat their opposition in the playoffs by an average of 27 points. Marino was able to help the Dolphins win in 85 because Marino had a legendarily quick release, so he was able to stay in the pocket longer than other quarterbacks, on top of the fact that McMahon was hurt. The only thing keeping the 85 Bears from winning NFL defensive player, offensive player, AND coach of the year was Marcus Allen's career year for the Raiders, which left Walter Payton with the NFC offensive player of the year award instead.

Plain and simply, the 85 Bears dominated strong opposition in a way not seen before or since, and in a way that is unlikely to reoccur anytime soon.
Just to prove how amazing we were I'll name off the bears that made the hall of fame or that should of been there: Walter Payton, Dan Hampton, Wilber Marshall, William Perry, Mike singletary and just about everyone on the 1985 Chicago bears team because everyone pitched in.
[Newest]Mike ditka the coach plus Walter Payton plus Richard dent plus 46 defense plus the fridge
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22007 New England Patriots
You have one of the greatest defenses ever featuring Samuel thomas vrabel seau warren green brushci harrison wilfork seymour and a good ellis hoobs year there weakest position (2nd corner) was considered above average by every other standard and the dominated the offense was lead by a line that has and is one of the greatest led by one of if not the greatest quarterback in brady and a great receiving core of welker and THE FREAK the only knock on this team is they couldn't but for god sakes did they even need to
There's gonna be a lot of crap about why this team shouldn't be on this list, mainly from Patriot haters, and most of it being because they didn't win the big one. But when it comes down to it, this team proved week in and week out that they were the best. Like someone already said, the Giants did get lucky. The Pats weren't the same team they were in the regular season when it came to the Super Bowl. But they still played tough. There's never gonna be a defense like the Patriots had that year, and the offense was already consistently strong (even stronger with Moss added). It's a definite shame they didn't finish, but that season still made them one of the best ever
New England was honestly the best because... Lemme think - They had arguably THE best QB of all time, arguably THE best offense in history, and they finally had a above-average defense at that time. If this team doesn't make it to the top 3, it would be a crime. Go Pats!
[Newest]Patriots are the best team in the world anyone who doesn't think that is crazy-avery1126
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31972 Miami Dolphins
17-0 says it all! Not only that but this is also the only team that had the #1 offense AND #1 defense. This team scored more points than any other team that year and ALSO allowed the fewest points that season. Only team in NFL history to do this.

People also get confused when they say that this team played close games. In their 14 regualr season games, they won 11 of them by more than 8 points.

As for the playoff games, Dolphins were not on their game against Browns or Steelers, yet they managed to beat Browns when other great teams lose.

1985 Bears were not on their game against 1985 Dolphins and Dolphins destroyed them 38-24. I could say the same thing about each of the other great teams on this list.

Let me also say that Dolphins were not on their game against Steelers and won 21-17 AT Pittsburgh. This is the same Pittsburgh team that would go on to win 4 Super Bowl titles, yet the Dolphins were not on their game, were at Pittsburgh and still won 21-17.

Let me also add one other thing. People like to talk about a soft schedule, and I do agree with this. However, the schedule is not as soft as most people suggest. The fact that Miami beat EVERY team on its schedule, made their opponents look worse than they really were. For instance, the Jets were 7-7, but without playing Miami, they were 7-5 and a good team.

A team's strength of schedule should be measured against all other opposition. In other words, 17 losses and 0 WINS should be backed out of Miami's strength of schedule.

I will admit when you do this, Miami's strength of schedule is still weak, but not NEARLY as weak as some people would have you believe.

I also think that Miami's dominance on both sides of the ball, outweigh the weak strength of schedule.

Miami beat a great Pittsburgh team at Pittsburgh (This team went on to win 4 Super Bowls. ) Miami also beat a great Washington team in the Super Bowl 14-7.

Two things must be said about this 14-7 victory:

1) This was perhaps the most dominating 7 point victory in NFL history. Washington could not score on offense and needed a blocked field goal and return to score. Final score should have been 14-0. This would also be the only shutout in Super Bowl history.

2) This is the same Washington team that destroyed the defending Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys (A very good team again that season) 26-3 in the NFC championship game.
VeryThis was probably the smartest team in NFL history. A team that did not many mistakes.
This team did so many things that no other team before them or after them has done and it all starts with going undefeated and untied. Make Until another NFL team can do that, 1972 Dolphins have to be #1.
The 85 Bears weren't bad, but no they were not the best team. Why? Because the 1972 Miami Dolphins were so good they could win 11 straight games w/ their backup Quarterback! The 1985 Bears couldn't beat the 1985 Dolphins with their backup just playing one half! PLUS, Shula was smart enough to figure out how to beat the Bears. Gee they try to rush everybody and their mama, so throw the quick pass. 31-0 was the Shula versus the 1985 Bears score in the first half! Yes the Bears creamed a lot of teams they played, they were all running teams and New England had a rookie QB who just choked in the Super-Bowl. ( He beat them the next year! ) The 86' Bears got beat by passing teams like Elway's Bronco's and never made it back to the Super Bowl, cause a great coach, Don Shula, gave everybody the blueprint on how you beat them... He beat Buddy Ryan's Eagles w/ his 3rd string QB at Philadelphia for his NFL record setting win! The 71', 72' and 73' Dolphins all made it to the Big Dance. The 72 team was perfect and beat lots of teams that won or got to the Super Bowl. KC Chiefs 68, NY Jets 69< twice, Unitas Colts 69&70<twice, Tarkenton's Vikings 4 SB's, Bradshaw's Steelers 4 SB's at Pittsburgh starting their backup QB! People easily forget that the Dolphins lost 3 of their star players, 2 Hall of Famers to the now defunct World Football League in 1975, otherwise they probably would have had 5 or 6 Superbowl wins that decade.. They did have a winning record over the Steroid Steeler Shower Curtain! Three Super Bowls in row has yet to be topped and so is Undefeated!
I hate to say it to you Bears fans, but the 72' No-name Defense was better than the 85' Bears defense. Why? It didn't have the flash of the 85 Bears, but as far as run and pass defense it was better. The Bears looked prettier because they played their playoff games against running teams in the snow. The 85' Dolphins exposed their huge weakness in their pass defense. That explains why the Bears were a one-year wonder, passing teams that used the short pass beat them every game the next year. The No-namers won another Super Bowl in 73 and lost on the last play against the cheating steroid laced Raiders the next year. They may have also won in 75,76, etc. Had it not been for the WFL (now defunct World Football League) buying their 3 top players. The 70's Dolphins had a winning record over the Steroid Steelers in the 70's. The 72' Dolphins had a much better offense than the 85 Bears, Walter Payton in his prime was arguably better than any of the Dolphin runners, but in 85 Payton was old and tired and nowhere in the league of Csonka, Kiick and Mercury Morris all in their prime with a great line in front of them. Griese/Morrall were much better than McMahon/and whatshisname... Remember this is a TEAM poll not just starters... Starters get injured in games don't they? Warfield and Gault were close.. But I give the edge to Warfield because he had more guts. Sure the team that rushes everybody looks great against running teams, but Marino showed they were vulnerable. The 1972 Dolphins won on the road against a better defense Pittsburgh Steeler team in the playoffs w/ their backup QB starting... End of story. Polls will be Polls but Undefeated is Perfection.
[Newest]Dolphins are the best team ever
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41989 San Francisco 49ers
Some of the best players ever on this team (Craig, Taylor, Lott) and THE best quarterback and receiver ever to grace the game (Montana and Rice, respectively) with a strong offensive line and THE best coach ever, the late, great Bill Walsh, who led his team to 7 playoff appearances and 3 super bowl victories. They had the most productive offense, the 3rd strongest defense, and the second best turnover ratio.
This is simply the greatest team of all time. Montana was the best. Rice was the best and they had to play against great teams.

Forget the rest, they were the best.
montana, rice, craig, taylor, lott... the west coast offence when nobody could defend it...
[Newest]This is an good team good defense good quarterback and one of the best offensive good team

51979 Pittsburgh Steelers
14 hall of farmers, Blount was the creator of the Blount rule, having The Steel Curtain as a great name, a fan club for just about every player on the team, Joe Greene and Blount came from small colleges to belong into the NFL, 4 Super Bowls, greatest center of all time (mike Webster), THE DEFINITION of POUND IT FOOTBALL. All contributed to their success, Two of the best coaches of all time Chuck Noll head coach and Tony Dungy as a player. All time team: mike Webster, joe Greene, jack lambert, jack ham, and Mel Blount. Killed the raiders frequently and the Vikings (in first Super Bowl they held the Vikings to 12 rushing yards and less than 200 total! ) THEY HAD THE LARGEST ATTENDED SUPER BOWL AND GAME OF ALL TIME IN NFL HISTORY. Why the HECK would you pick any other team to be #1?
The Steelers in the 70's were a true nightmare for any NFL team, they were like walking into hell itself. If you tried to pass the ball you would get sacked. If you were lucky enough to get the ball off then it was picked or swatted. If you tried to run then let god have mercy on your soul cause you were about to get crushed. The Offense was great to. I mean come on Terry Bradshaw and Franco Harris, and don't forget Lynn Swann. This team may be one of the best teams that will ever exist. Along with the Bears(WALTER "SWEETNESS" PAYTON) and the 49ers(JOE MONTANA^^JERRY RICE).
4 Superbowl wins in one Decade... Sending 14 NFL Players to the NFL Pro Bowl, and a defensive unit comparable only to the 85' bears. Quite certainly one the best teams of all time.
[Newest]The Steelers are the best football team in the world please vote for them THEY RULE
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61992 Dallas Cowboys
I think the should be number one we do have the most appearance go cowboys win lose or tie I'm a cowboys fan till I die
#1 most rushing yards Emmitt smith #2 passing rating Troy Aikman #3 most receiving yards Michael Irvin in the 1992 season. Great offensive line. #1 defense of that year
By far the best team ever.. Would have destroyed any of these teams.. Best offenseive line of all time and one of the best and deepest Defensive Lines of all time.. Aikman was accurate and you had the greatest rusher of all time.. Jimmy Johnson coaching along with all that--No one beats this team..
[Newest]We are the best team ever but some people think it's the Raiders or the Dolphins
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71998 Denver Broncos
Good quarter backs nice uniforms great receivers and the defensive team is great
The zone blocking scheme was tailor made for T. Davis as they wore opponents down. The running game took the pressure off Elway, allowing him to play in his comfort zone. Under-rated defense swarmed to the ball and they came with vengeance as some of the hardest hitting DB's and LB's took many options away

damersh

Terrell Davis, john Elway, Shanon Sharpe, rod smith, ed mcafery, Steve atwater, garry zimmerman etc. And also they're the only team to beat the packers at the super bowl, even with they're precious favre
[Newest]One of the best rosters I have seen in a long time on both sides of the ball. I've been a broncos fan since 1995 and a john elway fan for much longer than that. I always enjoy watching my boys play.

81984 San Francisco 49ers
The team was a missed field goal (Steelers) from a perfect record. It was ranked number 1 on defense and number 2 in offense. The team did not have Jerry Rice. It rolled through the playoffs including a 23-0 beating of the Chicago Bears (the same team that would win the next year Super Bowl) and crush the Dolphins in the Super Bowl.
15-1 Great team before Rice. Not too many Superstars but definitely a complete team.
This was the best of the best of the 49ers. any questions?
[Newest]The 49ers are the best football team EVER and always will be!

91962 Green Bay Packers
how are the CHICAGO BEARS the best team?!?! They only won 1 superbowl, last time I checked the Packers won 4/5. Vince Lombardi, one of the greatest coaches of all time if not the greatest served the Green Bay Packers for almost 10 years. Yeah the Bears have won more games against the Packers but the Green Bay Packers have 13 championship titles, 4 superbowl wins, the atmosphere when you go to one of there games is phenomenal! If you support the other team, yeah we give ya a little crap but we still treat you nice. In Chicago you get booed outta the place. The Chicago Bears should NOT be #1, but the freekin Green Bay Packers baby should!
The Perfect team. Clutch Quarterback, amazing running backs, great offensive line, and a great defense. #1 team.

totally

Yeah, they are a #1 team. I have a Bears fan friend who said they won 4 super bowls, even though they really won 5. They won the first 2 superbowls! They also won one last year (2011) against the Pittsburgh Steelers (who I hate, not because I'm a Colts and Ravens Fan).
[Newest]The green bay packers are the best.

101999 St. Louis Rams
Averaged almost 33 per game, surrendered only 15 points per game. The greatest show on turf put up video game numbers all season as evidenced by Kurt Warner's 41 touchdown passes and a 109.2 QB rating.
I was a season ticket holder during that year. I remember when Trent Green went down. We all tailgated saying at the best 8-8. There is not at fan during that time that ever expected more! I to this day think it was one of the best seasons ever! I am now stuck in Houston were I have season tickets also, hope one day they will do the same!
The 1999 Rams help mold what the NFL is about today. This type of aerial offense makes this game exiting to watch and the only number offense to win the Superbowl. I mean this unit scored 500pts for three seasons. WOW!
[Newest]They always been a good team not like the raiders


The Contenders

112000 Baltimore Ravens
With the defense this team had, it could have beaten ANY of the teams listed above. You can't run on them, and their secondary will create turnovers like crazy. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning would have gone home and cried in the fetal position after playing these guys.
Oh come on... these guys showed the NFL that you just need to have a good defense to win the Super Bowl. They worked so hard for it and they did not need anything but a defense!

Baltimore1993

This has to be the best defense ever I believe that the offense didn't score a touchdown in 3 games
[Newest]One word - Defense

121978 Pittsburgh Steelers
85 Bears #1, seriously? Lets break down how bad the 74, 75, 76, 79 or in this case, 78 Pittsburgh Steelers would beat them down!

The 85 Bears struggled against the pass if they faced an o-line that could protect their qb, reference Danny Marino taking it to them that year. Mike Webster and that Steelers O-line would have given Terry Bradshaw enough time to find open receivers. Those receivers were Swann and Stallworth, they would have been wide open. Franco would have got his fair share on the ground too. Steelers Offense scores a few times on the Bears D.

85 Bears offense vs the Steel Curtain. Give me a break! Walter Payton would have got a few yards vs Mean Joe, Jack Ham and Jack Lambert, but he's not breakin 100! Bears gotta pass, who do they got? Jim McMahon? Wide Receviers nobody can remember? Yeah that's gonna work well vs the Steelers pass rush, Mel Blount and Donnie Shell. Bears get into the redzone once or twice the whole game.

Final Score: Steelers 24-3
Just read something on the steelers being the greatest franchise of all time PLEASE! Learn your history and the facts and will realize that all the superbowl "hype" has made them look better than they are. The steelers were founded in 1933 you guys didn't even make a single playoff birth until the 1970's. Joe Greene even said in the 1974 americas game he didn't want to play for the steelers at first because of there history. This franchise is nothing compared to the charter franchises of the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and New York Giants all of which have more titles than your steelers. It's time to knock you dumb steeler fans off your high horse
The Superbowl that year was a match up between the 12-4, defending Champs, Dallas Cowboys and the 14-2, winners of 2 of the last 4 Superbowls, Pittsburgh Steelers. This was as big as the Superbowl could get and in a match up of the two heavy weights, Pittsburgh dominanted, going up 35-17 with just minutes to play in the game. Dallas scored two touchdowns in the last 2 minutes to make it look close, but these Steelers were the VERY BEST.

132013 Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle sea-hawks not only won the supper bowl this year but they dominated the Denver Broncos winning by 35 points. they showed strength at all positions. They had "the best corner in the game" according to 2013 Seattle sea-hawks corner Richard Sherman. they also had a dominating running game thanks to their offensive line and Marshon Lynch. they also had a very strong running quarter back in Russel Wilson. But this team wasn't just dominating on the field they dominated off the field too. They did this through many helping acts in Seattle.
I don't know how offense would do against a good defense (as there really aren't any legendary in nfl, a side from the hawks) but they are by far the best defense of all time, NFL'S level of skilled offense has gone was up tremendously since the 50s-90s, hawks are gonna dominate against broncos in Super Bowl 2013-2014
From the standpoint of playing the pure unadulterated JOY of football, these birds got it in spades. Lynch triggered an earthquake with his legendary 67 yard run - a class act reminiscent of Shakespearean sonnets and Billie Holiday's smoky voice. How do you dissect HEART? Cold stats and figures pale to outrageous ENERGY. And I mean, outrageous. Where else are you gonna find a cornerback with the audacity of Sherman to shake those hips with the cheerleaders and volley a football, yes, for all you squares out there - a football can be vollied... and what is Tate doing out there, gleefully waving a football in Tavon's face as he gallops 80 some yards. These Seahawks are young, hungry, wild, brilliant and dedicated - working together as one and entertaining as all get out. Russell Wilson has a great arm but more than that, he is capable of pulling out miracles. There are no seatbelts. Only sky.
[Newest]They had one of the best defenses of all time and beat one of the best offenses of all time 43 to 8.

142007 New York Giants
They were the underdogs. 18 and 1 Giant loss!
Underdogs had no chance bet all the odds! Lets go giants

godzila56

Simply the greatest team in NFL history and plus annihilated the Patriot's perfect season.
[Newest]They had lots of composure and pulled off one of the best seasons in history

151991 Washington Redskins
14-2 Regular season with a dominating Superbowl win over the Bills.

Best offensive line of all time. (Only 9 sacks all season.. ) (Though the Raider's early seventies line must not be ignored, they were amazing. Debate between whose was better continues to this day. )

Darrell Green and Charles Mann ran the second best defense in the league that year.

Joe Gibbs, One of the greatest coaches and game planners ever. (Common knowledge as he is almost always listed in the top 5 best head coaches ever. )

4 Hall of Famers were on this team: Monk, Green, Grimm, Gibbs. They were the backbone to a very talented team.

#1 offense #2 Defense for that year. This team dominated all opposition.

Definitely one of the all time greatest teams.
HAIL!
Not only did they after 15 games prior to taking out starters allow only 6 sacks(! )they led the league in scoring, barely missed leading in points allowed, but they also nearly finished 15-1 and had several shut outs by wide margins at home to start the season 11-0. Kicker outscored an entire team by himself, special teams, turnover differential, running game and receiver corps were stellar. SB score was deceptive, it was not even close. This Redskin team is easily one of the best in NFL history...
"HAIL TO THE REDSKINS". One of the last years of the incredible hogs. One of the best lines of all time. Plus the last superbowl for gibbs with yet another QB. Only coach to bring 3 to a victory. So underated and yet what a beautiful franchise tradition those skins have. BOO cowboys! GO SKINS!

Pag1

[Newest]Lets go Washington Redskins

162007 New Orleans Saints
Saints are so amazing, I mean they have DREW BREEZE how amazing is that? Also They have great courage and try hard every year no matter what they are up against, and don't cheat (cough) (cough) (Patriots).
This is a team with no big names but big hearts. They should be up there with all the past greats even if they lost.
Yeah that what should be first, You should put 2009 new orleans saints
[Newest]They are my favorite football team of all time

171996 Green Bay Packers
Reggie white is the best defensive player of all time. He was a monster on the field and not even Erik Williams could beat him he had 198 sacks through his career second most in history. Brett Favre has the most passing yards, passing touchdowns, and was the toughest player ever he has the record for the most consecutive starts in a row. And you might say the reason he had so many yards and touchdowns because he played for so long but he broke both records long before he retired.
The best offense and the best defense in the NFL during the 1996 season. Had an average margin of victory of over 17 points through the playoffs and the Super Bowl
They had Favre in his prime. Farve man.
[Newest]They're great end of story

181994 San Francisco 49ers
Wow, the 2007 Oakland Raiders are ahead of the 1994 San Francisco 49ers. Why are the 2007 New England Patriots number two? They didn't win the Super Bowl so they can't be one of the greatest teams ever. The greatest teams finish the deal and they couldn't. Why are the 1984 San Francisco 49ers so low as well? I have three 49er teams in my top ten, yet I only see the 1989 squad.

SgtPeppersz196715

best talent ever put together since the 74 steelers draft.deon sanders,ricky jackson,richard dent,ken norton.this team was no.1 defense and offense
Um best team ever assembled... you people are insane. PLEASE RECONSIDER!
[Newest]49ers are the best team of all time!

191994 Philadelphia Eagles
I loves the Eagles when I was a baby. It's because my father scream at Eagles when they playing against the Giants. And He uses play semi-football. Eagles rock put the Giants, Redskin and Cowboys out of this World. Eagles all way to the Super Bowl.
I loved the eagles my whole life they are the best team ever one team I do not like is the dallas cowboy. The eagle should be higher then them number 1
I love the eagles

202012 San Francisco 49ers
This team is AMAZING! Colin Kaepernick is the best QB I've seen in a while! Michael Crabtree is a great wide receiver! Team that with Frank Gore and Patrick Willis and you have a recipe for success!
6 super bowls 5 wins and 1 lose. so far in 2014 they are 4-2 but they will not make the 2014 playoffs.

212003 New England Patriots
ball hawking secondary, underrated team.
Love them but tom brady did bad this year

222005 Pittsburgh Steelers
If the 05 steelers, who barely made it to the Super Bowl, are on here... The 2013 Seahawks, who soared to the Super Bowl and won against one of the best offences of all time with a near blow out, should be on here... I'm not saying the hawks deserve a position on this list, I'm saying the steelers definitely DO NOT DESERVE A POSITION ON THIS LIST (at least the 05 steelers)
After barely getting into the playoffs, this team simply was on a mission to shut up the naysayers. With a young Ben Roethlisberger, and an aging Jerome Bettis leading the way, this team won three playoff games as a #6 seed, all on the road. After destroying Seattle in the Super Bowl, which we all saw coming, this was a team of destiny and although their record was "only"
11-5, they had just the right pieces for just the right puzzle at just the right time
Steelers are actually the best team in the national football league. Ever most super bowls won and best defense ever. They are the most popular team ever. Steelers are the number one team regardless. I'm only twelve years old so don't judge me ok.

232002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
They blew out every team in the playoffs including the raiders in the Super bowl. They scored a total of 9 touchdowns as a defense and that's not even including all the interceptions they had as a defense. In the superbowl they had 5 total and taking back 3 for touchdowns. Decent offense but probably one of the top 5 defenses of all time.
THE BUCS DEFENSE HAD FIVE LEGITIMATE HALL OF FAMERS THAT YEAR, ONE THE BEST LINEBACKERS TO EVER PLAY THE GAME IN DEREK BROOKS, the QB KILLA WARREN SAPP, JOHN LYNCH, RONDE BARBER, MIKE ALSTOTT

241972 Dolphins
My dad said this team should be in the top 10

251984 Miami Dolphins
One of the greatest teams not to win the Super Bowl

TrinityTrojan

Arguably the greatest offense of all time.
Greatest season of all time by a QB (Dan Marino) Just so untimely that it was also the greatest season for the 49ers. Best offense (Dolphins) vs. Best Defense (49ers) and it just goes to show you that Defense always wins even when God (Dan Marino) is throwing the ball.

262001 New England Patriots
Tom Brady was absolutely amazing he will surpass many records for the years to come.

272013 Denver Broncos
Look at how many records Peyton Manning broke in just this season!
Although they lost the superbowl they still had one of the best years in nfl history
The number 1offense in history
[Newest]I think Broncos are amazing

282011 San Francisco 49ers
Sanfransico 49ers is the best team in the histery of teams I love the 49ers
I Love the 49ers

291973 Miami Dolphins
This team should be way higher. It destroyed all its playoff opponents. They knew the run was coming and they not do anything about it. The greatest offensive line in history. 2 in the Hall of Fame. 1 should be and all 5 were pro bowlers. Defense was underrated. They gave up very few points.

302012 Baltimore Ravens
This team is stronger then most teams great defense and great players.
Because the Super Bowl and their my favorite team.
I like the baltimore ravens

311971 Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys are clearly the best, well to me anyway I love the cowboy's so much because dude they play like pro extremely excellent and I highly recommend to go for the cowboys WOOHOO GO COWBOYS!
The Cowboys won the Super Bowl in 71 Staubach to Drew Pearson. Good combination
BEST TEAM EVER
GO DALLAS COWBOYS
[Newest]The cowboys RULE! Everybody says that tony romo sucks but he's far better than you

322004 New England Patriots
Dynasty in the salary cap era enough said best TEAM ever key word-----TEAM
Ok this list must be an April fools joke. The 2004 Patriots are easily top 10 of all time. They obviously destroyed the 2004 Colts, so this list is null and void right there
17-2, one of the best Ds+ great running & passing games

331949 Philadelphia Eagles

341966 Green Bay Packers
Best year Ever for packers! they won their 4th nfl championship since 1961 and won the first ever super bowl with Bart Starr and Vince Lombardi 35-10 against the chiefs and have an awesome season and a lot of other great stuff and you guys put it at Number 35! you guys are crazy!, this is one of the greatest single seasons for a team in the nfl, it should be number 1!
If there were no packers there would be no super bowl vince Lombardi was perhaps the greatest coach of all time they had bart starr they won the first super bowl against the chiefs 35 to 10 and the second against the raiders 37 to 14

351976 Oakland Raiders
The Raiders only lost 1 game that year -the Patriots came back and beat them in the playoffs beat the steelers also killed Minnesota in the super bowl for a single season and the talent level at that time the Raiders are the best of all time
This team was unstoppable going 13-1 and winning the Super Bowl. Ken Stabler at QB, Fred Biletnikoff and Cliff Branch at WR, great secondary and defense overall, and last but not least coached by THE John Madden.

raiderfan372

Eight hall of famers on that team;A. Davis, J. Madden, W. Brown, T. Hendricks, A. Shell, G. Upshaw, D. Casper&FreddieB. Also four that should be;K. Stabler, C. Branch, R. Guy. &J. Tatum. Their are awards still given out due to members of this list. They are the Ray Guy Award, The Freddie B. Award & The Jack Tatum Award. This team was just Voted Best NFL team ever... See NFL Network for details.
[Newest]What idiots have this team ranked here! They should be listed in the top 10 period. Damn Raider haters...

361935 Chicago Bears
Dude they lost one game the championship game.
Another amazing team that people forget to recognize. Mostly because of ignorant people who know nothing other than superbowls. If you ask these people about anything prior to 1966 there mind goes blank.

371977 Dallas Cowboys
tony dorsett,roger staubach,robert newhouse,hollywood henderson need i go on.and im not a cowboy fan.

381998 Minnesota Vikings
Cunningham's best year as a pro, Randy Moss's coming out party, and old reliable Cris Carter made this team dominant 9n 1998, but poor coaching and decision making in the 1999 NFC Championship game cost them a trip to the Super Bowl and to be one of the best teams of all time you have to have great players, great coaching, and that ring, gotta have that ring! Boo to anyone who votes for the 2007 Patriots.
Should be much higher than this. Lost two games by a TOTAL of sic points. I don't understand how they could placed this low on the list. It's almost ridiculous to me how they are 13 and others are ranked higher who did not win the super bowl.
Team of 1999 best record. Great receiver, Moss, Carter, and more divisional championships
The 1998 season, when they made the best record in its history with imposing 15-1 record of 556 points scored this season.
[newest]
1998 Vikings gave me goosebumps. They played with so much intensity I can't believe they didn't finish 16-0. They are my #1 team on the list of teams that should have won a Superbowl.

392004 Philadelphia Eagles
Great team but lost a close game by 3 points to a dynasty of a team in the Patriots!
Brian Dawkins...
Your argument is invalid

402010 Arizona Cardinals

412011 Denver Broncos

422013 Kansas City Chiefs
They did amazing in 2013 except the playoffs!
Best Team Ever 11-3 BABY

schulm13


431967 Green Bay Packers

441950 Cleveland Browns
This is a joke. All but 2 of the top 20 teams are from within the past 15-20 years. Cleveland Browns of the early 1950's made the playoffs 10 straight years, won 7 championships and have 10 players and a coach in the Hall of Fame and no votes? Green Bay Packers of 1961-1966 won 5 NFL championships and the first 2 Super Bowls, have 9 hall of fame players and the greatest coach ever (whom the Super Bowl trophy is named after) and they get no top 15 respect. The people who voted this must all be under 30 years old and/or "hittin the crack pipe a bit too much"...
If not for the renaming of the championship game, there might be more respect. The team was way ahead of their time.
Jim brown greatest player to ever grace the field!
[Newest]Those early Browns teams are so underrated, they need a lot more love.

451975 Pittsburgh Steelers
This team is always voted as the Best in NFL history by people old enough to have seen the Packers of the '60s, and still alive to have seen the 49ers of the '80s, Cowboys of the '90s. This team was 12-2 in a division that also had an 11-3 team and a 10-4 team. Only teams that can come close to this one is the 1978 Steelers, 1973 Dolphins and maybe the 1984 49ers. 1985 Bears can't be considered in the conversation. As a top ten team of all time, sure, but not as the best team of all time. No team past the year 2000 can be considered, even as a top 10 team.
The best of the best!

462012 Green Bay Packers
How ironic they lost to the 49ers twice the first game, then in the playoffs yea that's the green bay packers laugh out loud

htoutlaws2012

Green and yellow all day very day YEA Buddy!
UNDEFEATED! EXCEPT FOR THE PLAY OFFS AND THE CHIEFS! See, the only reason they lost the play offs is because the team haven't played for almost 3 weeks and the Giants just played and the Chiefs did anything to beat the Packers.
[Newest]How can you beat 15-1 and destroy everyone

471968 Green Bay Packers
The packers are bad put it number 115

481922 Green Bay Packers

491958 Baltimore Colts
58 colts! I've listened and watched NFL football far longer than many of you so-called authorities most of you clowns probably never picked up a football. 50's had the browns, lions, and the rams. Packers in 60's steelers 70's the 49ers, were the most overrated, Oakland was Avery good team. Who ever rated these teams in that order... ARE ROOKIES! Stay with your game.. Ping pong, golf or cards and stay close to your mommy for protection
One of the best teams ever and run by the best QB ever in Unitas and whats more, they came back and did it again the next year even better.

MackyJay

The greatest team who also played the greatest game in NFL history. They ushered the NFL to what it is today. Unitas, Berry, Moore, Parker, Marchetti, Donovan, Big Daddy and a host of others. Great players and great people in our community. Good Guys Win!

501963 San Diego Chargers
They had everything, offense, defense, special teams and were the first glamor team of pro football.
This team was AFL it doesn't deserve to be mentioned when talking about NFL teams.
They should be number 5 what the hek!

512012 Denver Broncos
THat impossible the 2012 Denver Broncos Are Great they have a 11 game winning streak since they lost to the pats and are #1 in the AFC they should be way higher
Peyton Manning! Woot woot!
Best team I've ever seen

521984 San Fransisco 49ers
QB JOE MONTANA IS THE GOAT. WON BEFORE THEY HAD JERRY RICE. THE #1 RANKED DEFENSE THAT YEAR. Enough SAID.
The greatest of all time 85 bears the 72 dolphins the 92 cowboys 02 ravens 90 giants 96 packers
Have to be recognized

531969 New York Jets
If Joe Namath were playing today, he'd win the Super Bowl every year, The 1968 New York Jets would beat every team on this list hands-down
Greatest underdogs of all time, come on guys, vote right

541997 Denver Broncos
Would beat each of the top 8 teams listed here. Can't stop the run and one of best qb's of all time.

551957 Detroit Lions
The best team of the 50s.
They are the worst team in the nfl don't put it on the list

562012 Houston Texans
Good year for the texans, just need a lil more back then
Beast team I should know I was born there
They are the best

572013 San Francisco 49ers

581968 New York Jets
Ya Go jets! I love this team they just need to win a couple more super bowls to be considered very good. They are just underrated. That's the problem.
Best team of all time. New York Sack Exchange.

BEST DEFENSIVE LINE OF ALL TIME!

KLECKO AND NAMATH

!

My dad cherishes his Namath Jersey. I love the Jets. Why aren't they higher? I'm sure I saw the same two teams twice somewhere.
Jets are underrated. Give them a chance.

591984 New England Patriots

601999 Jacksonville Jaguars
Wow, Great season. Just lost to the Titans 3 times..

611965 Cleveland Browns
Here we go brownies here we go the browns were amazing especially with Paul brown at their side

622014 Dallas Cowboys

632014 Seattle Seahawks
Those guys rocked the Super Bow
Surprised every one by winning 43-3 to Denver Broncos
They are amazing whith Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch on their team

641987 Washington Redkins
Greatest Super Bowl performance if all time.
Redskins are a amazing
Sex sex sex sex

651995 Dallas Cowboys
They should be higher in the list we are talking about one of the most popular sports teams of all time.

661974 Pittsburgh Steelers

671977 New England Patriots

681975 Minnesota Vikings
It's a great team it hast to be number one

691982 Washington Redskins
This team never gets the respect it deserves from analysts. Anyone who saw them play, though, knows why this power football machine lost only one game and swept the playoffs with ease.
Where is the '83 Redskins Team?
This team was truly INCREDIBLE! People forget... Riggins right/Riggins left. So simple and yet so unstoppable! Simple and you knew what was coming... stopping it? Was another matter altogether! Go Hogs!

702014 Denver Broncos
7 super bowls Peyton manning.

712007 Dallas Cowboys
Best team right now
It is the best team there is ever going to be. The new england patriots are nerver going to be as good as them.
Dallas has most super bowls 8 and they have Tony Romo, Drew Breze and Jason Witinn go cowboys

722007 San Diego Chargers

732009 New Orleans Saints
They went 13-3 and dominated pretty much every team they beat put them on the top ten
This team won the super bowl!
They MUST be higher on the list
Great team good talent

741990 Buffalo Bills
Out coached in the Super Bowl but definitely had the talent.
The early 1990 bills teams were very good you have to be to get to 4 straight NFL championships
Greatest team to never win Superbowl. 4 straight, back to back seasons, 4 Superbowl appearances in 4 years. 0 wins.
Buffalo (0-4) losses:
SB25: 20-19 NY Giants over Buffalo
SB26: 37-24 Washington over Buffalo
SB27: 52-17 Dallas over Buffalo
SB28: 30-13 Dallas over Buffalo

752011 Cincinnati Bengals
First of all how are the 2011 bengals better than the super bowl bengals of the 80's
Best bengals team ever but trust me they are going to get way better because andy dalton and aj green are just getting started

bushnell11

Andy dalton should be higher

761990 New York Giants

771961 Green Bay Packers

782010 Pittsburgh Steelers
This team was so explosive. They had so much talent that you knew you had to be careful around them, offense or defense. Plus they brought home ring #6 to Pittsburgh
Yeah and the giants have 8 rings the bears have 9 and the packers have 13 woopy doo Pittsburgh

792009 Minnesota Vikings
Who ever won that NFC title game was going to win the Superbowl.

802012 Seattle Seahawks
Easily could have made the Superbowl if The falcons didn't make that last second field goal.
Yes, the would have won against if Pete Carrol wouldn't have made that dumb call and tried to ice the kicker! 2014 Super Bowl Champions!

811976 New England Patriots
Phantom roughing the passer call, allows the Raiders to comeback win and eventual Super Bowl win. The '76 Patriots led by Steve Grogan, destroyed the Raiders in the regular season and had them beat in the playoffs.

821984 Oakland Raiders
What idiots have this team ranked here! They should be listed in the top 10 period. Damn Raider haters...

832011 New York Giants
The patriots lost to the giants, and there in the top 15!

842002 Atlanta Falcons
This should be one of the top 20 at least!

851969 Kansas City Chiefs

862003 Carolina Panthers
They went to the Super Bowl in 2003 and played a good game against the New England Patriots. I think that they are a good team! :-)

872005 Seattle Seahawks
Probably the best Seattle team of all time. Dominated all year with a 14-2Superbowl season. Only to eventually lose a very controversial game in The Superbowl to the Pittsburgh Steelers. They were clearly the better team.
Seattle's team could not have been better. Lead by the power running attack of Shaun Alexander.

882009 Indianapolis Colts
These players are the best of the best mad with Andrew luck they are the best

892009 Arizona Cardinals
Only had Larry Fitzgerald and Kurt Warner but still went to the super bowl
Great win over Green bay in the wild card but a sad loss in the divisional

902014 Detroit Lions
Lions Super Bowl this year!

912014 Cleveland Browns
Best team ever easy!
Taking the Browns to the Super Bowl
This team will win the Super bowl

921955 Cleveland Browns

932004 Oakland Raiders
Raiders are the best
The raiders had Rich lose ganon, Tyrone whithly rich ganon had a really good arm. Tyrone whithly can run fast and he could break tackles really good and they had an overal of 89 3rd best in the world after pats and the panthers and we still beat them

942008 Detroit Lions
Laugh out loud! They went 0-16!
Haha! They went 0-16!

John802


952013 Cincinnati Bengals
I want the Bengals to win a playoff game
Cool team in the NFL
They are the best team in the NFL

962013 Carolina Panthers
Been rooting for them and the Seahawks all the way! I am glad seahawks avenged them by knocking out the 49ers.

972008 Pittsburgh Steelers
Five of the greatest linebackers in NFL history. FIVE! That's more than they can even have on the field!

Ironsights51

Best defense that year for sure
Steelers founded: 1933. First ever playoff appearance 1970's. This is something. Steeler fans try to forget

981987 Cleveland Browns
A fumble and a drive away from back to back Super Bowls

991986 Cleveland Browns

1002009 Cincinnati Bengals
11-5 record won AFC North

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