Top Ten NFL Teams of the 70s

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The Top Ten

1 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers The Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that competes in the National Football League. Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowls with 6 which currently stands today.
2 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football franchise located in the Miami metropolitan area.

Steelers have to be #1. 4 SBs is double anyone else. The 1970-74 Dolphins had a great run and it ended unnaturally. The Raiders beat them in the epic Sea of Hands game, yes, but the Dolphins should have been right back in the thick of it in 1975"only they lost 3 of their top players to the WFL after 1974. Still they finished 10-4 and might have been the 2nd best team in the NFL behind Pittsburgh, problem was they lost a tie-breaker to the Colts for the division and Cincinnati took the lone Wildcard with a 11-3 record. Had Miami returned Csonka, Kiick and Warfield In 1975, perhaps they win a couple more games and get home field. Who knows? The pipe dream WFL savaged that Dolphin dynasty. It offered unrealistic riches. It served only to pull the plug prematurely on Miami. What if Miami had stayed intact and Pittsburgh lost Swann, Franco and Bleier? What if Miami just stayed intact? We’ll never know. Miami also stayed home for the 1977 playoffs despite a 10-4 record and watched a 9-5 ...more

3 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys
4 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football franchise based in Oakland, California. The Raiders began playing in 1960 as a member club of the American Football League; they have been a member club of the National Football League since the 1970 AFL–NFL merger.

Although they only won 1 Super Bowl they did so in dominating fashion and beat the Steelers more times than the Steelers beat them which is something the Dallas Cowboys couldn't do and they also beat Dallas in the 1 match up they had in 1974. Dallas reached more super bowls because the NFL was the weaker conference at the time. The Raiders also ended the Dolphins run as World champions therefore I would say they deserve to be in the top 3 not number 4. it would be hard to argue that any team but the Steelers should be number 1 but if any other team should be I'd give it to Oakland they had the best win percentage of the decade the best MNF record appeared in 5 straight AFC title games and best the Steelers more than they got beat by them. that's my argument that Oakland should be higher on this list than 4. although I give the Steelers and Dolphins a ton of respect.

Too badass!

5 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings The Minnesota Vikings are an American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings joined the National Football League as an expansion team in 1960, and first took the field for the 1961 season.

Despite losing all four super bowl appearance's this team was very capable of beating any team in the league on any given Sunday, one of the most dominating defenses of all time, esp. in the early 70's, a very exciting offense with some guy named Fran Tarkenton at the helm, 68-78 awesome team, not top four but definitely secure at number five.

6 Baltimore Colts Baltimore Colts
7 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams The Los Angeles Rams are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
8 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
9 Houston Oilers
10 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos The Denver Broncos are an American football team based in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference West division.

The Contenders

11 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football franchise based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals currently compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference North division.
12 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, that competes in the National Football League.
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