Top 10 Greatest NFL Franchises of All Time
Yeah we have more Superbowl Championships, Conference Championships and all of famers than anyone else, but that's not why Pittsburgh is #1.
Pittsburgh is #1 because when come to your stadium and take it over with our terrible towels and dominating defense, you know you want to be a Steelers fan!
To quote White Goodman, "we're better than you, and we know it! "
Love the Steelers, but 4-3 is just not good enough. The steelers are the 5 best team in the AFC, but are 11 in the NFL. The Bengals are 6-0 and are the 2 best team in the Nfl and the Steelers have to win on sunday at home. So excited that there warring the bumble bee uniforms.
Most Super Bowls, and tied for most playoff wins (and will probably be first after next season). There are a lot of great Franchises but right now the Steelers are the best.
The steelers don't have tom brady. They are a great team every year with players and coaches moving in and out. This shows that they are a true, great franchise.
With 13 NFL championship wins, the Packers have been a dominating force in every decade. In the 20's and 30's the Packers went undefeated at home for 5 years! They dominated the 60's with 5 championship wins. They had a bit of a dark spot in the 70s-80s, but we'd all like to forget those decades anyway (aside from 70's rock. ) In the past three decades they have always been at the top or near the top of the league. A force to be reckoned with. A beautiful engine built to move the ball forward. Go Pack!
Even though their divisional rivals (Chicago) have the most Hall of Fame appearances, I think Green Bay has the best franchise. Even though they have one less Superbowl win then Pittsburgh, the Packers may be the most feared team of all the NFL. Rodgers and Favre are both incredible quarterbacks and have good receivers to connect to.
The Green Bay Packers define everything that is good in a professional sports franchise. They will always play outdoors (Like Chicago), wear the green & gold, and enjoy loyal fans win or lose.
13 Championships. 4 Super Bowls. Championship trophy is named after their a Packers coach. 4-1 in the Super Bowl. Steelers only have 6 NFL Championships. Packers have the most HoF players ever. Bart Starr, Paul Hornung, Ray Nitschke, Brett Favre, Reggie White, greatest Franchise.
Considering the salary cap challenges, this team and franchise is amongst the best ever. They have the best coach of all time and arguably one of the top 1-3 QB's of all time (Elway, Montana the other two). The downside is that they have an owner Kraft) that threw his QB, team and fans under the bus. He deserves zero respect now for turning his back on all of those who were loyal to him. He should be ashamed of himself and I hope the fans of New England never let him live that betrayal down.
They are tied for the most super bowls in the NFL with the Steelers and they have been to more super bowls than any NFL franchise. Add in the fact that they won all 6 of their super bowls with the same coach and quarterback, and the fact that their run has lasted longer than any dynasty in history and you have the best franchise in the NFL.
They haven't had a lasting tradition. Meaning, that they've only been great for the last 17 years. Before Brady and Belichick they didn't do much, after Brady and Belichick they won't do much either. Yes, they played in two Super Bowls prior to B&B's arrival but they got stomped once and loss the other by 14. I compare their resume with the 49ers, one big chunk of greatness, surrounded by a bunch of good ups and terrible downs.
So what they sucked in the 20th century? They have been an absolute POWERHOUSE ever since XXXVI and have only missed two playoff appearances ever since Tom Brady became starting QB, who is the greatest of all time(don't give me that joe montana or peyton manning being better crap). He is my hero! You hate cause you ain't us!
Cowboys are second only behind the bears in franchise win %. (But have more Super Bowl than the bears) (oh and the steelers are ranked #14... Just to clear that up. ) they are The most winning team percentage wise in the NFL for the past 50 years. AND the Cowboys are (unlike the Steelers) playing in the toughest and most winning division in football. The NFC East has the record, appeared in 20 of the NFL Super Bowls, have, 12 Superbowl victories, and the Cowboys dominate the NFC East with 20 division championships, 28 playoff births, and 8 appearances. (All records) While the Steelers were able to practically walked into the Super Bowl at all those years, the Cowboys had to continuously play nfc champions 6 times year in and year out. (Eagles have never won a Super Bowl, but to say they're not competitors is stupid) Between the years 1990-1996 the NFC east won 5 out of the 6 Super Bowls! Cowboys won half of those, One of them against the Steelers. Tom Landry, Roger Staubach, America's ...more
Used to be great in the 70s, early 80s and 90s, but as long as Jerry Jones continues his horrible awful ownership, they will dip further in the listing as the years go on to the point that not even their beloved history will save them!
The NFL needs to outright remove Jerry Jones NOW as Cowboys owner!
The future is bright my friends , the boys gonna achieve a lot and we will be the real team to beat! Go cowboys go!
Should be around #5.
As long as Jerry Jones is still the owner and GM, the Cowboys (my team) will never ever win another Super Bowl again!
Best team ever. Third is an insult. Won super bowl in three consecutive decades. Biggest win in super bowl history, 55-10 demolition of the broncos. Best pound for pound player of all time in Jerry Rice, Montana and young at QB. West coast offense the most attractive and devastating ever. What more evidence do you need!
The 49ers have the best quarterback of all time (Joe Montana). They have the best wide reciever of all time (Jerry Rice). The best defensive back of all time (Ronnie Lott). The best coach of all time (Bill Walsh). Finally 5 Super Bowls.
The Niners dominated the 80's and made the Super Bowl last year. They won a total of 5 Super Bowls the packers won 4. The 49ers should be number 2 not the dumbass packers. PACKERS SUCK!
While the Steelers have the most SBs the 49ers have been good every decade except for the 70s. The Steelers were only good in two decades and the Packers weren't as good.
Although not the most dominant in the super bowl era, there are certainly good in it, especially with the 85' Bears defense. Won 8 nfl championships before the super bowl era as well, and have set numerous records with iconic players (like Sid Luckman, Walter Payton, and Devin Hester just to name a few). Also holds the biggest blowout in nfl history, 73-0 over the Washington Redskins.
This list is trash! The bears are by far the greatest team of all time. Think about all the greats.
Walter Payton, Gale Sayers, Sid Luckman, Devin Hester, Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary, Brian Urlacher, Bronko Nagurksi. And that's just at the top. The bears have been so great, they have shown that not everything's about winning the Super Bowl.
This is a joke! The Bears easily should be in the top 5. They were the first official NFL franchise, and they have the second most championships behind the packers. It's absolutely insane they are not even in the top 10!
You don't think they should be in the top 10 they had the highest blow out in NFL history aganist the Redskins for the NFL Championship 72 to 0 and beat the Patriots 42 to 0.
Since 1977, the most consistent franchise in football. They never have more than a couple of down years, then they're back stronger than ever.
Great team, city, players, history, fans, stadium and has multiple superbowl wins and appearances! has fielded both a top 5 offense and defense if not a top 3!
Since they won yet another SuperBowl with one of the best defenses ever, they deserve sixth or seventh.
You can't deny that 90's broncos team was good with Elway. They did get to a super bowl 2 years ago but I'd rather not talk about that BS.
The Giants should at least be in the top four teams out there. Number 7? Hell no. They have won three superbowls. They had the greatest linebacker of all time in their franchise, coached by Bill Parcells. They have Coach Coughlin. They got the biggest runningback ever in the NFL (Not that it truely matters unless BJ is good which he is). They are at least one of the top four or five best. And the Redskins? Over the Giants? HELL NO.
One of the greatest teams of all time. No doubts at all. Who's the only team to beat the pats TWICE in the Super Bowl when no one else could even beat them ONCE? The giants. What team has received what are considered to be the top 2 catches of all time? The giants.
They won four Super Bowls, not three. And they've been to five!
But they did get those "lucky" catches and they did win!
This is all time. What were you born in the 2000's. all time means for the entirety of a team exitance. Oakland only team to ever in a super bowl in 3 different decades, went to playoffs 19 times in 20 years. And got seriously jobbed by by referees in emaculate reception game, phantom fumble game & tuck rule game or they would probably have 2 or 3 more Super Bowl titles. Do your research before making a narrow minded comment.
No other franchise has had success from the early 1960s all the way to the early 2000s. The Raiders have some of the most famous players and coaches in nfl history. Al Davis, John Madden, Dave Casper, Gene Upshaw, Art Shell, Marcus Allen, Ken Stabler, Jim Plunkett, Fred Biletnikoff, Ray Guy, Howie Long, Jack Tatum, Ted Hendricks, Sebastian Janikowski, and Shane Lechler are ALL Hall of Famers who have played or worked for the raiders! JUST WIN BABY!
Iconic most storied amazing franchise number 1 in my books maybe behind greenbay. Dallas and oakland my number 1s
Have amazing history
Only undefeated team. Won back to back super bowls. The Vikings (who are ranked 10 as of May 17 2015), I belive have never won one a super bowl, let alone been to one. Fins have many HOFers and Marino has set standards high for passing records before passing was a big deal. You ask me, Fins are a top ten franchise.
Only one team was close to tie the best record in football that was the pats in 07 but lost, Anyway the 72 Dolphins were one of or the best team in football.
They are trash
the largest stadium, the history, band, fight song, hall of famers, quarterbacks, revenue, 3 rings, 2 championships, all the division championships, nfc championships, and hall of fame coaches, the hogs, come on! how much more do I have to mention for them to be in the TOP 5 and get the cowGIRLS outta there?
Easily the best franchise to never win the Super Bowl (though they have won a championship in 1969). 1998 team was the third best offense of all time, the purple people eaters were one of the greatest defenses ever. If it weren't for pure bad luck the Vikings would have multiple rings, (Gary Anderson's missed field goal in 1998, getting cheated out of the big game in 2009 by the bounty gate saints, etc.
Purple People Eaters were one of the best defensive units of all time. Went through a rough patch, but are on the up and up again. New ownership may have finally gotten it together.
The Vikings should not be in 10th place they suck, no Superbowls or any division titles. The colts and redskins are way better franchises and should be in front of the Vikings.
Should have a Superbowl. Such explosive talent and great coaching for so many years. Just in dark days now. Bridgewater is the redemption baby!
4 time champions. Unitas, Mackey, Berry, Donovan, Moore, Manning, Harrison, Wayne, Saturday, Mathis, Freeney, Clark, Sanders, Faulk, Dickerson, James, Dungy. One of the best stadiums in the NFL. Won 'The Greatest Game Ever Played' Bright future ahead with guys like Leonard, Moore II, Taylor, Buckner. Should be higher than Minnesota with Super Bowls alone.
The suck, bunch of losing seasons in their history, and not just that, the fans players are big mouths!
The eagles might not have the rings to show for it but they have had amazing years, and more to come.
The eagles have had amazing years and work well with any players. I believe they're one of te best franchises despite no superbowls.
In the 20 years since it was made, the Panthers have the only QB to get 50 rush TDs, went 15-1, won 3 straight division titles, and have 3 future Hall of famers including Steve Smith, Greg Olsen, and Luke Kuechly.
Young franchise and they are already doing better than franchises that have been here for decades
My favorite team
Why are they way down at 29? This list is a joke. They probably should have 3 super bowls. Their super bowls were destroying the best offense the league has ever seen, the 2005 super bowl being stolen by the refs, and "Forget Marshawn Lynch, let's throw the ball!" All I'm wondering is why second-rate teams such as the Jaguars, Browns, and Texans managed to get above a team that has been a perpetual super bowl contender for nearly the last decade.
Laugh out loud and their "fans" claim that they have actually been lifelong fans?
Most dominant defense in nfl from 12-15 been to 3 super bowls. Russell wilson
We have only been called the Baltimore ravens since 1996, and we have already won 2 superbowl rings, already have a player who played on the ravens for his intire carrer into the hall of fame (plus 3 more who played on the ravens, as of 2013) Ray lewis and ed reed are future hall of famers. We also have one of the best defences of all time! I think you may have heard of the 2000 ravens, we only alowed 165 points in a 16 game season! (which is a rocord for fewest points allowed in a 16 game season. And we also had to deal with stricter rule changes then the 70's steelers, the 76 raiders, and the 85 bears, and we still got it done! So The Baltimore ravens shouldn't be number 20, it should be #1!
When you realize how good the defense of the 2000-2003 time was it blows ones mind, they were loaded with players that have a reservation for canton, plus they alreday have 2 rings in 20 seasons, that 1 a decade which is to put simply, good.
This is franchise that in only 20 seasons has accomplished more than most NFL franchises. 2 Super Bowls, countless playoff appreances and wins, multiple division titles, and best defense of all time.
The Ravens should be ranked way higher, maybe not top 5 but this survey is ridiculous.
What haven't they won super bowls?!?
The Rams are the greatest show on turf they should be higher on this list
Lets go atlanta!
You people are crazy! How can you put them in top 20!
Hate this team
Lamar Hunt was instrumental in creating the AFL. He also came up with the name of "Super Bowl".
Kansas City went to Super Bowl I and won Super Bowl IV.
The Chiefs are better than the Texans we have Mahomes for goodness sakes. 15 is a good place for them.
The Chiefs dynasty is coming sooner than you think...
They have one of the best defense and have the second highest scoring drive in the nfl. I see no reason why to put them under the cheesehead a or the Vikings!
Best fans in the entire world. No question. The suffering they endure is unthinkable yet they prevail and still sell-out all the time.
Four time afc camp