Top Ten NFL Teams of All Time

A list of the greatest teams when compared to their peers.

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 ...more

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, ...more

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.

They gave 10 points for the entire playoffs!
They made a Super Bowl song barely halfway through the season and STOOD on every word of it.
What this ranking system is based on is speculative head to head match ups and I would put da 85 Bears up against ANY team of any era.
Like Buddy Ryan said in a pregame interview before the Super Bowl. He said, "I just don't see how we can lose."

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2 1972 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 ...more

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 ...more

You Dolphin haters can't have your cake and eat it too. They just had an ESPN show saying how Elway was better than Marino cause he won the "Big Game", although he did it when his owner bought about 12 High Dollar Free Agents to spruce up his team and it was with a powerful running attack. I guess Marino beating Elway one on one in just about ever game they played doesn't matter? Marino never won the "Big Game"? Well according to your list he beat the "Beat NFL TEAM EVER" and beat them soundly in the most watched Monday Night Football game of ALL TIME! Howard Cosell on the mike and MNF, that's America's real football game! Not the Hoopla Bowl! I kind of wish the Bears would have won that game, it would probably motivated Miami into beating the Patriots who had a good running game and put them in the Super Bowl against the Bears. How knows what would have happened? You really can't match up the 72' Dolphins against the 85' Bears, but the only guys involved in the game that were on the ...more

Only undefeated team to win the super bowl. Enough said. #1 - Buddyd123

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3 1989 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...

Every facet of the 1989 49er team was great.

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4 2007 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

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!

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

Man imagine how much the legacy of this team would have changed by had they just beaten a ten win team in the biggest game of the season...very good team nonetheless

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5 1979 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?

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.

When the Steelers will have a match with the New England Patriots, each team has a 50% - 60% winning other than if everybody on either team is drunk. (30%) the Steelers are probably going to win the 2018 Superbowl past 6 wins during the time. 2 losses, and 8 appearances this the only loss I remember was in 2010. Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell would beat out JJ Watt by 40.3% more points. 80 to 29. If Antonio Brown was not a Wide Receiver than the Steelers probably would have lost 5 games and won 2 games according to my knowledge. If Odell hadn't admired Richard Sherman he would admire Antonio after seeing him make a touchdown Odell smiled on the bench after drinking a half filled bottle of water. The Steelers have to be #1 on this list leaving the Patriots #2 Seahawks #3 and the Raiders #4 tied with Titans #4 from knowledge. The worst teams would be the Browns #1 the Jets #2 the Chargers #3 and the Dolphins #4 since the Browns have lost on a video 14-1 with the Browns owning the 1 win ...more

Won the most championships 6 why is it ranked 5

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6 1992 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..

Greatest offensive line in history.NFL all time leading rusher.Three Super Bowl wins in four years and if they hadn't turned the ball over three times in the first half of the NFC championship game vs San Francisco they would have won four Super Bowls in a row.Aikman,Irvin,Harper,Novachek,Moose,this offense was unstoppable.The Defense was awesome.

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7 1984 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.

This was the best of the best of the 49ers. any questions?

15-1 Great team before Rice. Not too many Superstars but definitely a complete team.

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LeBron suck
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ASIANS ARE SMART

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8 1998 Denver Broncos

Good quarter backs nice uniforms great receivers and the defensive team is great

Not gonna be biased and say my Broncos were the best team of ALL TIME in 98, but they sure are up there. I mean the running attack was brutal and wore defenses down, and if you happen to stop that you've got this guy named John Elway to worry about. The whole fiasco with the Dolphins was just poor gameplaning and even poorer effort on out part. Did I mention the defense? Yeah because it was underrated as hell and may not have had any big name guys outside of Atwater and Neil Smith, but they had great chemistry, flew to the ball, and made plays in the biggest moments.

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

go Broncos

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9 1999 St. Louis Rams

8-8 previous season and some huge early troubles during the 90's when in LA, then 98 Warner comes out of nowhere, and the previous season the Greatest show on turf is born. One of the best teams ever. Would beat 07' patriots in my mind

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!

Just like shih tzus, I love them but they're really overrated as well.

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10 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers

Go Antonio. I Live near the Pittsburgh Steelers. I just so happen to live in New Cumberland. About 80 miles East from them. I live closer to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Steelers set a Guinness record from Antonio Brown just for a 40 1 handed catch in a row beating Odell Beckham Jr. by 4 catches. Ben Roethlisberger also is a good [QB] for the team with him letting Antonio Brown make a one handed catch. Someone had also added Ben to a complication of the most hated NFL players but I disagreed with it. It is probably because whenever he's [QB] and runs to make a touchdown he gets tackled but I don't focus to much on him so I'm not sure. The Steelers are also going to be one of the last football teams playing in 2017. They are playing to the Browns Dec 13 2017. The 2nd last football game of the year. The last game will be Chiefs to Eagles. Anyways this was my opinion. What's yours?

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

Most superbowl wins

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The Contenders

11 1962 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!

Watching the first football ga
me at age 18 in 1994 I became their number one fan. Remember watching Brett Favre in Green Bay Packers play such and exciting football game. Brett Favre always gave it 200% every game injured or not. First
quarter or 4th those factors never made a difference to him they always seem to be playing from the heart I became their fan not because of there wins or losses or championship rings or any of those things I became their fan and will die there fan. Because in my heart they always played from the heart for the love of the game one thing I would like to do before I die is go watch the Packers play in Green Bay Wow that would b that would be the best thing ever. Did I mention I live in San Diego California big charger fan city. not me I can only imagine how exciting it must be to watch a game at Lambeau Field win or lose I get chills just thinking about it. That's my opinion. I still wear my #4 Jersey on game day. Much love and respect to Aaron ...more

Bart Starr was so good he toyed with other teams. He simply does not get the credit he deserves because he played before most of today's fans were born. The best field general ever, consistently beat Johnny Unitas, and is as nice a person as Walter Payton or Wayne Gretzsky, and maybe even more so if that were possible. Never once choked in his whole career, and in the later years carried that hall of fame team with his arm. He is one of the finest people ever to have such a high profile position, and was totally deserving of the gracious respect that Brett Farve showed him during his retirement ceremony at Lambeau field. The NFL,s Bart Starr award is given for a reason, and is fitting recognition for the marvelous person that Bart is. As a child, he was my hero. As a very accomplished man who credits his influence as part of the reason for my success, he remains so. It was my dream to meet him one day. The closest I got was a football signed by him to me through a friend. We will lose ...more

The green bay packers are the best NFL team in the world, they were also founded on my birthday, August 11th baby, but different year their year was 1919 mines in 2005, but I love this team with all my heart and why in the heck is the bear before the green bay, like they have only won a superbowl, when green bay has won 4

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12 2013 Seattle Seahawks

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

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.

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.

They should be top 5

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13 1976 Oakland Raiders

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

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

These guys were the 1979 steelers... But better. They are the raiders. Everybody hates them, they're dirty, rotten, green toothed killing machines, but they knew how to play. These guys dominated the super bowl and had an almost perfect season. They deserve to be on the top 10 spot.

Come on man the Raiders always get these false lame ratings by all these internet sites. Haters for sure, top 5 this team should be, but they always for some reason got to hate on the BEST(RAIDERS).

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14 1991 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...

Defense led the league with 50 sacks while the offense gave up 9, yes 9, for the whole season. #1 defense in the NFL that year and #2 offense. More than doubled up the points scored against them. Their only 2 losses were by a total of 5 points, which includes the last game of the regular season when they rested many starters. This was done against arguably the toughest schedule any superbowl champion ever faced. Massively underrated team, maybe the best ever.

Way to low for this team...should be at least in top 5.

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15 1994 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!

Love Basset’s. Plan on getting one and naming it Dorris (hope someone understands the reference in naming it Dorris).
-PackFan2005

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16 2007 New Orleans Saints

Yeah that what should be first, You should put 2009 new orleans saints

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.

That brees that peyton that colston that bush that harper that porter that every other player on that team

2009 Saints were better but I still got love for this team#WHODAT

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17 2000 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

Boom boom pow am I right

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18 1994 Philadelphia Eagles

Go Eagles! I have been a Memphis fan for as long as I can remember, and Jake Elliott was my favorite football player for a long time. When he got picked for the Bengals I was really happy, and when he got cut I was not. But now I am an Eagles fan because he plays for them, and that 61 YARD field goal against the Giants made me go crazy. Unless he gets cut again I will probably always be an Eagles fan even after he retires. Plus, my name is Elliott so that's cool.

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

Climbing light poles,stealing ostriches,throwing snowballs at santa...go fking philly u r the best!

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19 2007 New York Giants

They were the underdogs. 18 and 1 Giant loss!

Sure, they didn't have the best record. But they beat a team people consider to be one of the best teams in history. And cut the crap about getting lucky.

GO GIANTS!

I have been a Giants fan since I was born go Giants let's win the superbowl again with Eli manning! My favorite player ever on the Giants is Lawrence Taylor!

My favorite football player is Lawrence Taylor I was raised a Giants fan

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20 2003 New England Patriots

I just think that the Patriots remind me of a girl I know in school. She's always walking down the hall thinking she's the best so she can push us around, and shove the people. Please the Patriots may be a good team, but any team that brags, thinks they're the best, and can shove other teams around like they're the boss of all the teams, oh ho... Are they in for it!

This is the greatest best-est NFL team of all time because they are the greatest and the best-est. Anyone who says that this team sucks, don't know what NFL is. The New England Patriots is certainly the greatest and the best-est. BEAT THAT.

I have heard many people say "Hey you like the Patriots!? They suck" I've been saying "Yes I love the Patriots." But now I am proud for who I am! I am proud to be a Patriots fan! I know that the Patriots will rise up top the and be the best in the NFL! Long live Patriots!

They are awesome

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21 1996 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

NO doubt. Reggie White, Brett Favre, you name it! Reggie white had more sacks than games played. That just proves that he is the greatest defensive player of all time.

They did good that season

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22 2012 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

Ravens Defense Rocks Cause It’s as Hard as a ROCK!

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23 1922 Green Bay Packers

This team just is amazing every year.

They have always been beasts.

The best of all time

the best

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24 2012 San Francisco 49ers

They lost though. Good team. But still lost.

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.

Two words, Colin kappernick

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25 2004 New England Patriots

Dynasty in the salary cap era enough said best TEAM ever key word-----TEAM

17-2, one of the best Ds+ great running & passing games

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

26 2014 Denver Broncos

You are an idiot

Good team bad super bowl in 2014

7 super bowls Peyton manning.

I love the DENVER BRONCOS

27 2004 Indianapolis Colts

Manning threw 49 TD passes in the Colts first 15 games, but it took Brady 16 games to beat his record. That season was beast. - footballanytime

That year was great for them but Peyton Manning is no longer my favorite player ever since he moved to the Broncos.

HA who cares about the 2007 patriots... yea.. beasts through season but... wait... oh yeah they can't even finish against the Giants!
2004 colts had a fantastic season - thenorris03

I love the colts!

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28 1984 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.

Marino was the best in the business. He's not been surpassed and you can't convince me otherwise.
Greatest offense ever assembled.

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29 2005 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)

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.

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

THE STEELERS SUCK

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30 1993 Dallas Cowboys

What!? There awesome and WAY WAY WAY better than Arizona by a landslide by the way they are more popular

Back to back rings...

But they lost to the seahawks

Most popular team I have ever heard of and the best

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31 2011 San Francisco 49ers

They area great team

THEY HAVE THE SECOND BEST OFFENSE AND DEFENSE FOLLOWING THE BUCCANEERS

Sanfransico 49ers is the best team in the histery of teams I love the 49ers

32 1973 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.

32 are nuts this is top 10 all day they would beat all the pass happy team today

This team was better than the 72 team by far

Florida. I LIVE IN Florida AND DOWN HERE MIAMI IS A CITY SO I LIKE THEM

33 2002 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

The buccaneers are the best team in the nfl they should be number 1 but I'm happy that all people hate the buccaneers I think that the buccaneers are a BOSS

Best team ever!

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34 2010 Arizona Cardinals

Go cardinals

Best team ever no matter in 2004 2015 2010 any time

The are the greatest

Stupid

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35 1975 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.

My dads favorite team and they won the most super bowls

Steelers are the best

THE STEELERS SUCK

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36 2013 Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs are the best team in the league they respect our nation they don't sit down during the National Anthem right now they are making a comeback like in 2015 they made to the playoffs and lost they thought they were the best team they some mistakes in there lifetime and don't forget they made it to the first Superbowl and lost well they didn't play there best.

I love how they went 9-0 and then started losing

They did amazing in 2013 except the playoffs!

You got that right hala

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37 2013 Denver Broncos

Prater and Peyton both a record the pats 07 is up there and they lost the super bowl why aren't the broncos

You offensive powerhouse and good defense. It's a shame they lost a superbowl.

They should be much higher on the list. Manning broke so many records that season

Just because they lost the SB, they are no. 37?!

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38 1949 Philadelphia Eagles

I don't care there just awesome!

You are the best NFL football team ever
I am your biggest fan. Watch Out because here come the Eagles

GO EAGLES

39 1935 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.

Good team, but remember this team played against 1935 talent.

40 1955 Cleveland Browns

The Browns may be a bad team but just listen to me. The Browns have the 4 most title wins in the nfl. The packers, Giants and bears have the top 3 title wins In the nfl and Browns are number four. And yes the history of the nfl counts. So those other teams who think they are good should really think about that.

Otto went to 10 championship games and won 7. not bad

It was that long ago

Look out London, here we come

41 2009 Indianapolis Colts

I think the 2009 season was the Colts' best record in franchise history, thanks to Peyton Manning, the best quarterback in the NFL at the time. It was so disappointing that they lost big time to the Saints by losing 14 points in the Super Bowl, but I think they could've done better. - creed99

Andrew Luck was not even in the nfl in 2009. That being said that was a great year with Peyton manning going 14-2

The Colts are one of the most horrible teams this year why are they even on this list?

These players are the best of the best mad with Andrew luck they are the best

42 2014 Seattle Seahawks

Those guys rocked the Super Bow

Surprised every one by winning 43-3 to Denver Broncos

They almost beat New England. they would have won if they ran it with lynch then they would win 2014 super bowl.

1940 Chicago bears destroyed SAMMY BAUGH. 73-0.

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43 1977 Dallas Cowboys

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

These guys should be much higher than 44. Lifetime NFL fan here.

Greatest of all time

44 2004 Philadelphia Eagles

Great team but lost a close game by 3 points to a dynasty of a team in the Patriots!

I love them they were so good

You guys rock I am your biggest fanfly Eagles fly on the road to Victory

Lost basically one game that season to Pitt.Lost there top w/o TO yet walked threw the playoffs.if The Pats didn't cheat(SEE SPYGATE)Mcnabb would be wearing a ring..Mcnabb Westbrook TO THE D WAS ON FIRE...Kearse trotter Shepard Dawkins Douglas!

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45 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers best year ever best defensive year great offense to 3 not top 45.

They should be like number 10 not 45?

THE STEELERS SUCK

Awesome

46 1967 Green Bay Packers

Y'all will sack people like nuts

47 2011 Denver Broncos

I don't think Peyton Manning played with that team yet. - creed99

He didn't play with them yet

Peyton Manning rules

Broncos are the best
/Except for when Peyton Manning left the team.

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48 2012 Houston Texans

Good year for the texans, just need a lil more back then

How are we 48 we were the best defense in the NFL

Beast team I should know I was born there

I think they should be 1place😎

49 1968 Green Bay Packers

I just love the packers they are awesome!

Green Bay is going to the Super Bowl of 2017

The packers are bad put it number 115

50 1950 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!

Those early Browns teams are so underrated, they need a lot more love.

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