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February 02, 2006

The Ten Best NFL Teams of All Time: Please read the site's selection criteria before commenting.

posted by redsnare to football at 03:04 PM - 80 comments

As a Bears fan, sure, why not. Although, I fear I may have opened the flood-gates.

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posted by redsnare at 03:07 PM on February 02

The shuffle alone should have knocked the bears from first place.

posted by justgary at 03:12 PM on February 02

Too restricted on the requirements. There were many great teams in the 50's (the Browns, Lions, etc) that should be mentioned. It should be called the greatest teams of the Super Bowl era, not of all time.

posted by commander cody at 03:15 PM on February 02

You told me and I still didn't do it.

posted by yerfatma at 03:16 PM on February 02

Bears 85, steelers 70s niners 80s, packers, cowboys, browns, colts, houston oilers, rams, oakland,

posted by garymaran at 03:32 PM on February 02

You told me and I still didn't do it.

"What we have here is a failure to communicate."

It wasn't directed at you, although, I imagine those it was directed at won't read them. You are a rebel, though.

And, commander cody, I agree.

posted by redsnare at 03:33 PM on February 02

Being a Bears fan from Chicago, I certainly remember the '85 unit's great defense, but had completely forgotten that the offense led the league in scoring. I'll bet most football fans did.

posted by qubit at 03:47 PM on February 02

I agree with Cody. Also, I think one of the Cowboy teams from the 90's would have been a better choice than the earlier era. The Rams team should be lower in the rankings as well. No Patriots. Shows that a lack of star power doesn't get you anywhere in rankings like this. Although any of those "teams" could be considered one of the top 10.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 03:47 PM on February 02

Defense - nicknamed the “46 zone” which used the formula popularized by defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan - led league in fewest points allowed, fewest yards allowed and fewest interceptions that season. Is this a typo that was supposed to read "most interceptions"? Seems odd to highlight it otherwise.

posted by scully at 03:48 PM on February 02

I am in agreement with all of the teams mentioned, but how about the "72' Dolphins?

posted by Fan at 04:16 PM on February 02

My number one NFL team of all time is the 12-2 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers. There was no beating the Steelers in the playoffs during those times unless they were injured...i.e the 1976 Raiders. But, this is a credible list compiled. By the way, my second best; the 1969 Kansas City Chiefs. Please comment!

posted by sports1 at 04:39 PM on February 02

This list should be called "The Best NFL Teams of the Super Bowl Era." The way the Super Bowl has been hyped, I am sure there are kids playing football who don't even know the league is more than 40 years old, and that the Browns, Lions, and Colts have been NFL Champions even though they have never won a Super Bowl.

posted by L.N. Smithee at 04:47 PM on February 02

Sorry, Commander Cody, didn't check out your comment first. Great minds think alike.

posted by L.N. Smithee at 04:49 PM on February 02

Hey Fan, the '72 Dolphins are on the list.

posted by qubit at 04:49 PM on February 02

led league in fewest points allowed, fewest yards allowed and fewest interceptions that season. The defense did lead the league with the most interceptions. I think he just needed one fewer, fewest.

posted by tselson at 04:58 PM on February 02

10-4, L.N.

posted by commander cody at 05:02 PM on February 02

Many younger people (ok...I'm getting old) don't realize that during the 50's the Lions were a team to be feared. Bobby Layne was the Joe Namath of his time. Wild, crazy and a superstar. I was a mere youth then, but I can still see my dad screaming at the scratchy black and with tv screen in the livingroom. These days I scream at the tv when the Lions play, but for completely different reasons.

posted by commander cody at 05:06 PM on February 02

Um...that would be "black and white" tv.

posted by commander cody at 05:10 PM on February 02

I am sure there are kids playing football who don't even know the league is more than 40 years old, and that the Browns, Lions, and Colts have been NFL Champions even though they have never won a Super Bowl. posted by L.N. Smithee at 4:47 PM CST on February 2 Well factually, the Colts did win Superbowl V. I think there are some who didn't know the Colts played in Baltimore. And I agree there are many wonderful facts and stories, from a time before the Superbowl and the outlandish media coverage that accompanies the NFL season now, that people will never take the time to find. I drive the wife crazy with them all the time.

posted by sumokenobi at 05:20 PM on February 02

maybe the List should be "the top ten of all time, during the Super Bowl Era"

posted by daddisamm at 05:22 PM on February 02

These days I scream at the tv when the Lions play, but for completely different reasons. I have long since stopped yelling at the T.V. and now simply accept the inevitable.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:30 PM on February 02

78 Steelers would have to be my pick, but I am biased :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 05:38 PM on February 02

I know there are many great teams from the pre superbowl era. I do have two list's first by appearencesin the superbowl and the second is win percentage. this is strictly superbowl era. #10 Buffalo 4 times #9 Oakland 4 #8Wasshington 4 #7 Green Bay 4 #6 San Fransisco 4 #5 Miami 5 #4 Pittsburg 5 #3 Denver 6 #2 New England 6 And # 1 Dallas 7. The wins is #10 Buffalo 0-4 #9 Denver 2-4 #8 Miami 2-3 #7 Oakland 2-2 #6 New England 3-3 #5 Dallas 4-3 #4 Wasshington 3-1 #3 GreenBay 3-1 #2 Pittsburg 4-1 and #1 SanFransisco 4-0

posted by what the? at 05:42 PM on February 02

The defense did lead the league with the most interceptions. Kind of disappointing. I was hoping they were last in interceptions because QBs were either too intimidated to throw or already writhing on the ground in pain.

posted by yerfatma at 05:56 PM on February 02

Also, I think one of the Cowboy teams from the 90's would have been a better choice than the earlier era. My guess is you're too young to remember how very good the '71 Dallas team was. To put that team in perspective, they absolutely thumped Miami 24-3 in the Super Bowl, nine months before the Dolphins' began their perfect run, and the game wasn't nearly that close. I won't go through all the stats from Super Bowl VI but these stand out: Net yards: Dallas 352 - Miami 185; Total offensive plays: Dallas 69 - Miami 44; Time of possession: Dallas 39.12 - Miami 20.48. Even in Dallas' 52-17 beating of Buffalo in Super Bowl XXVII, the box score isn't nearly as impressive. That '71 team was good. Real good.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 06:13 PM on February 02

Too restricted on the requirements. There were many great teams in the 50's (the Browns, Lions, etc) that should be mentioned. It should be called the greatest teams of the Super Bowl era, not of all time. commander cody is right on the money this is the best superbowl teams not nfl teams , im a youg guy , but i read about those lion teams and the browns with otto graham giants ect ... , but were in the list is the mid 70's raider teams? #5 at least the 76 team

posted by trrron at 06:33 PM on February 02

To qoute Sumokenobi up above, "I think there are some who didn't know the Colts played in Baltimore." Of course, I don't even think he knows that the Colts previous to Baltimore were The Dallas Texans who played the (I don't trust my memory ...) 1952 season at Southern Methodist University's Moody Coliseum. Maybe those Dallas Texans were not the best competitors of all time, mind you, but they did the best thing for NFL football, and that is they stimulated the interest (need?) here in Dallas. About 8 years later, Dallas had two teams, the Cowboys and Lamar Hunt's Texans, who soon moved on to Kansas City as the Chiefs. So, log my vote for the original Texans, even though the Dallas Cowboys must be considered the best pro franchise with five superbowl wins, not four.

posted by Bud Lang at 06:34 PM on February 02

"what the" you gotta get your facts straight b4 you start postin man , oakland has been in the bowl 5 times and have won 3 . yarrra mean?

posted by trrron at 06:38 PM on February 02

I think the '77 Dallas Cowboys were one of the best teams ever. The "Doomsday Defense," along with Staubach, Dorsett, Preston Pearson, Drew Pearson, a fantastic offensive line, Billie Joe Dupree, etc. As someone who follows the Rams, watching that team back then had me feeling they were practically unstopable. And I'll never forget having to listen to Pat Summerall drool all over them every game, especially come playoff time.

posted by dyams at 06:40 PM on February 02

The Eagles won before the SuperBowl era as well. Beat none other than the Green Bay Packers. I used to yell at the T.V., but it left the house in shame. I need to apologize, Im missing a lot of hockey games. I promise to stop throwing beer bottles and hats and various obscenities at it as too.

posted by GoBirds at 06:50 PM on February 02

sumokenobi: Well factually, the Colts did win Superbowl V. D'OH! Sorry, I forgot. The first SB I ever watched was VII, with the perfect Miami Dolphins and Garo Yepremian's "pass" that almost blew the whole thing. Until the Harbaugh era, the Colts had been also-rans since I started paying attention to the NFL. I am sorry I never saw Unitas in his prime.

posted by L.N. Smithee at 06:56 PM on February 02

Also, referring to "what the's" post, San Francisco is 5-0 in Super Bowls. And Minnesota should get a mention alongside Buffalo as the only two teams 0-4 in Super Bowls.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 07:03 PM on February 02

dyams: I think the '77 Dallas Cowboys were one of the best teams ever. The "Doomsday Defense," along with Staubach, Dorsett, Preston Pearson, Drew Pearson, a fantastic offensive line, Billie Joe Dupree, etc. As someone who follows the Rams, watching that team back then had me feeling they were practically unstopable. And I'll never forget having to listen to Pat Summerall drool all over them every game, especially come playoff time. I remember those years as well. The first crushing defeat that I thought made life not worth living happened in 1972, when the 49ers blew their first-round playoff game after rushing to a 28-7 lead over Roger Staubach's 'Boys. A fumbled onside kick return late in the 4th led to the winning TD (all Niner faithful, together now: Preston Riley!) The bitter memory of that game made the 1981 NFC Championship game so much sweeter. With mere minutes left, it seemed like deja vu all over again, as the 49ers jumped out to a lead and watched it slip away in the last minutes. I was on the verge of a heart attack when Joe Montana drove the Niners across the sloppy turf of Candlestick, hoping he could pull a last-minute win out of his helmet as he had all season. When Dwight Clark landed in the end zone after making "The Catch" and spiked the ball, I shouted louder than I thought possible, and on the spur of the moment, serenaded the Cowboys with Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone": HOW DOES IT FEE-E-E-E-E-L?"

posted by L.N. Smithee at 07:19 PM on February 02

And... Bud Lang...first, welcome. Just wanted to comment on the Texans/Colts history: The original Baltimore Colts played in the All-American Football Conference from '47 to '49 and joined the NFL in 1950, folding at the end of the season. The financially strapped New York Yankees Football Club was almost sold to a group of Baltimore investors in '51 to replace the Colts but the league took over and brought the team to Dallas. That team became the original Dallas Texans but did so poorly that by mid-season, the team moved to Hershey, PA, and played all its games on the road. The league folded the team after the '51 season and that left the door open for the second coming of the Colts in 1953, which of course became the team who now play in Indianapolis.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 07:26 PM on February 02

I was on the verge of a heart attack when Joe Montana drove the Niners across the sloppy turf of Candlestick, hoping he could pull a last-minute win out of his helmet as he had all season. I was at Chili's on Greenville Avenue in Dallas with a few too many margarita's in my head. There must have been 200 people there and the place was as quiet as a library when the 49ers scored. I was there with a buddy from high school and we were cursing Everson Walls, the Dallas player grabbing for air with what seemed like about 12 feet between his hand and Dwight Clark's catch. We went to jr. high and high school with Walls, who was known as "Cubby" back then. But yeah, we knew how the 49ers fans felt all those years before, believe me. I bet I would have cried if I hadn't been so drunk.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 07:33 PM on February 02

Tex- You are correect that I am a little too young to remember how good the 71 Cowboys were. My first real memories of football are the SB VII. Very impressive stats against what was soon to become the onely undefeated team in the modern era. That team didn't change significantly from SB loss to the next season did they?

posted by chuck'n'duck at 07:42 PM on February 02

Should be only, not onely. I am Dumas.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 07:47 PM on February 02

Thanks Trrron and Texan_lost_in NY for informing me of my error. As for Buffalo and Minnisota they should'nt be on the list, a combined 0-8 . They're replaced by the Giants, Colts ,Cheifs,Rams, Bears, Ravens and the Bucs. 7 teams 11 appearences and 8 wins If you've been there Four times a piece and lose you should'nt be on the list

posted by what the? at 07:55 PM on February 02

yea, baby - broncos #7 - we'll take it alright - for elway

posted by swi at 08:16 PM on February 02

its all about the patriots

posted by chris1709 at 09:07 PM on February 02

History will kinder to the Patriots than this whacky list after it dies and rots off the vine.

posted by rockamora at 09:49 PM on February 02

chuck'n'duck, you're right in saying the '72 Dolphins team changed little from the team that lost to the Cowboys. In the era before free agency, you actually knew which players played for which team, season after season. The only notable change was Earl Morrall coming in for an injured Bob Griese during the season, though Griese was back for the Super Bowl. Morrall's QB rating in '72 rating was just above Griese's in '71: 91 to 90.9, respectively. Here's the Dolphins stats comparison from '71 to '72. You'll se a lot of the same names there.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 10:31 PM on February 02

why do i seem to be the only one that is flabergasted that any one of the patriots of the last few years didnt make the list....

posted by DJ8881 at 11:04 PM on February 02

dyams,,, the only memory of the Cowboys of the 1970's to me is Jackie Smith dropping the touchdown pass against the Steelers in the Super Bowl. [smile] Pleeease respond!!!

posted by sports1 at 11:16 PM on February 02

I agree with the list EXCEPT I would replace #10 packers with 2000 Baltimore Ravens and #4 Washington Redskins with 1978 Steelers........Someone needs to start a new thread on WORST football teams of all time...I personally nominate the Chicago/St.Louis/Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals with a lifetime record of 448-642-39 they remind me of the Washington Generals!!

posted by Grrrlacher at 11:20 PM on February 02

Grrrlacher; worst team of all time and no fun intended, the New Orleans Saints!

posted by sports1 at 11:38 PM on February 02

Hey Texan_lost _in_NY, I too had many of Margarita's at that Chili's and at the Blue Goose on Greenville Ave. Also everyone, don't any one forget (esp Cowboy fans) that not only are the Niner's 5-0 in Superbowls, but they were 1st to 5 baby.

posted by chucodimebag at 12:22 AM on February 03

I have to agree with Grrlacher. The Cards are the only team standing between the Lions and the bottom of the barrel these days and the only one that seems so grimly determined to stay the worst ever. The Bidwells stink as owners, though I do sometimes think the Fords have been attending ownership classes from them.

posted by commander cody at 12:28 AM on February 03

Nary a mention of the Lombardi led Packers of the 60's? They weren't to shabby, y'all.

posted by mjkredliner at 12:48 AM on February 03

Dallas cowboys is the only team that has been to eight super bowls. In the five super bowls won they completely dominated the other teams and in the three games they lost by the total of only twelve points. When Dallas played Miami the final score was 24-3 in holding Miami for no touch downs. Only one other team accomplished this feat. Dallas beat the Colts all over the field in statistics but lost in the last play by a O'Bryan field goal. The Steelers had to come from behind in the last moments of the game to beat Dallas by the score of 35-31 in one of the best Super bowls in history. I'm a new comer to the board so be easy on me.

posted by andrew j. guill at 02:52 AM on February 03

And Minnesota should get a mention alongside Buffalo as the only two teams 0-4 in Super Bowls. Just don't forget Buffalo lost four straight. I think it just wasn't meant to be.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:47 AM on February 03

dyams,,, the only memory of the Cowboys of the 1970's to me is Jackie Smith dropping the touchdown pass against the Steelers in the Super Bowl. [smile] Pleeease respond!!! That's basically what it took for the Cowboys to lose most of those years: They would have to beat themselves. I can't imagine that guy having to live with that, knowing if he had that same ball thrown to him 50 times, he'd catch it 49. I've never been an actual fan of the Cowboys, but looking back, I can't help but admire the excellent, competitive teams they'd field, year after year. If your team was playing them, you just knew they'd find a way to win, or just flat-out blow you off the field. Strangely enough, the guy I always found myself fearing the most, out of all those offensive stars, was Preston Pearson. He could absolutely NOT be stopped coming out of the backfield. I knew when it was 3rd and long, the Cowboys would get the first down, because you could do a good job accounting for almost everyone on the field, but Preston would find an opening.

posted by dyams at 07:09 AM on February 03

Jackie Smith is doing fine these days. You would be hard-pressed to find an ex-athlete with more class & personality. He's still very involved in the St. Louis community. As much as the dropped pass must have pained him, he can take comfort in the fact that he's one of the very few ex-Cardinal players that ever set foot on a Super Bowl playing field.

posted by Bury Bonds at 08:33 AM on February 03

Nary a mention of the Lombardi led Packers of the 60's? In my opinion the greatest team of the modern era. Not only did they win and dominate the first two Super Bowls, they won the last pre-Super Bowl NFL championship, making them the only team in American football history to win three titles in a row.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 09:55 AM on February 03

With all due respect to the Packers of the sixties, I know they dominated football at that time, but their wins in the first two Super Bowls were kind of a foregone conclusion. The AFL, at that time, was relatively weak in comparison, and the Packers, as expected, rolled. This is in no way meant to minimize their standing in the history of the game, just to say the initial Super Bowls were only a mismatched place to start.

posted by dyams at 10:23 AM on February 03

92 cowboys 85 bears 72 dolphins 83 49ers 90 eagals 05 colts 67 packers 97 broncos 78 steelers best teams

posted by s-unit 1982 at 10:40 AM on February 03

the '89, 49r team could move the the ball on the bears. the 9r team also had a good "D". i think the cowboys of the the 90's "might" do a good job against that bear "D". the cowboys also had a pretty good "D".

posted by g24 at 10:55 AM on February 03

05 Colts - are you serious?!

posted by Venicemenace at 11:06 AM on February 03

" 05 Colts - are you serious?!"

Uh, s-unit, Super Bowl teams - - as if it hasn't been mentioned enough.

posted by redsnare at 11:34 AM on February 03

why do i seem to be the only one that is flabergasted that any one of the patriots of the last few years didnt make the list.... yes, because they do not belong. you think that a team with 40 some-odd injury replacements during the year and had recievers playing CB would have beaten the 70's Steelers? The were able to do well in today's age due to freeagency and the # of teams in the league.

posted by bdaddy at 12:03 PM on February 03

I'd normally go to the mattresses for the Tom Brady Patriots. But their gift has been sustaining success, rather than the creation of one dominant team. With the way this list was selected, I don't think their omission was glaring. However, I'm sure Rams or Packers fans would gladly have traded a statistically marvelous one-time champion for three SB wins in four years. It all depends on the way you define the criteria, and in this case, I don't think any one Pats team necessarily belongs in the top 10.

posted by Venicemenace at 12:47 PM on February 03

I do have to dispute bdaddy on one point - the Pats have not been successful DUE to free agency. The team has been raided every single year by other franchises, but continues to bring in new (unheralded) talent and keep on winning. Thanks to their superior coaching and talent evaluation, they've been one of the few teams to sustain success IN SPITE OF free agency.

posted by Venicemenace at 12:50 PM on February 03

85 Bears enough said

posted by Illini 06 at 12:56 PM on February 03

I do have to dispute bdaddy on one point - the Pats have not been successful DUE to free agency. The team has been raided every single year by other franchises, but continues to bring in new (unheralded) talent and keep on winning. I meant it in the "the league is watered down" sense. To be clear, I'm not taking anything away from the Pats, because to be able to win given their injuries is truly amazing...just that from a "super team" perspective, their teams wouldn't compete with the juggernauts that existed prior to salary caps/free agency/32 teams/etc.

posted by bdaddy at 01:43 PM on February 03

as a 'new' old guy--i agree with most of the top 10--but---the John U colts and Starr packers beat the best of the NFL at the time---and beat them they did---the lack of TV coverage stops comparison to the 'modern' teams

posted by jim222 at 01:44 PM on February 03

89 'niners should head this very contrived list and I'd guess 'would' beat the 85 Bears. That 'niners franchise of that time was the most consistently excellent of any, and only the recent Pats come close to their consistency and dominance. At least of those that I've seen play mid-70s on.

posted by sfts2 at 02:24 PM on February 03

I agree with your points bdaddy -- but if the Patriots hadn't been stripped of many very good players by the salary cap, it might be a different story. They've lost key linemen on both sides of the ball, their best CB and safety, receivers and more. But again, in the context of THIS LIST, I don't think they should necessarily be included. And that's all I got left to say about that.

posted by Venicemenace at 03:12 PM on February 03

Basically, no post-salary cap team will ever be able to qualify for this list, IMO.

posted by Joey Michaels at 04:18 PM on February 03

The biggest reason the Patriots have done as well as they have is because of the coaching. They have shown that good coaching can win Super Bowls no matter who is playing in the game. Basically, no post-salary cap team will ever be able to qualify for this list, IMO. Um, didn't the Broncos and Rams play under a salary cap?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:11 PM on February 03

without Tom Brady the Patriots would be no dynasty

posted by Clevelander32 at 06:40 PM on February 03

however coaching is huge deal and Belichick is the best coach since Lombardi unfortunately the super bowl has only one great coach in Holmgren

posted by Clevelander32 at 06:51 PM on February 03

Ying Yang Mafia: Actually, you are absolutely right. The Packers, too. In this case, the 2004 Patriots maybe do deserve a spot on this list.

posted by Joey Michaels at 04:41 AM on February 04

however coaching is huge deal and Belichick is the best coach since Lombardi unfortunately the super bowl has only one great coach in Holmgren I believe proponents of Shula, Landry, Walsh and Knoll would have a huge problem with that opinion. People would do well to realize an NFL pre-1985 before making such sweeping comments.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 09:03 AM on February 04

ill give you landry but he only won 2 super bowls form 60-88

posted by Clevelander32 at 11:25 AM on February 04

walsh too

posted by Clevelander32 at 11:27 AM on February 04

I think that Noll is overrated. He did win 4 Super Bowls, but he got lucky way too much and it did take him from 69-91 to win those 4 and after 79 he never played in another Super Bowl. In fact he only played in one AFC Title game after 79 where he got killed 45-28 by Miami

posted by Clevelander32 at 05:46 PM on February 04

"what the" you gotta get your facts straight b4 you start postin man , oakland has been in the bowl 5 times and have won 3 . yarrra mean? posted by trrron at 6:38 PM CST on February 2 Also Cowboys have been to 8 and won 5

posted by sumokenobi at 05:26 PM on February 06

Well, the list got the Niners right being at No. 2 but it was the wrong Niner team. The 1984 version, which went 15-1 and then beat arguably the best Super Bowl losing team (in terms of quality of its season coming in) by a large margin, 38-16 over the Miami Dolphins. That was the year Marino tossed 48 touchdowns and over 5,000 yards and the Dolphins were blowing out everybody. The talk all week was how in the world would the Niners stop the Dolphins' offense. Then, the game came and Montana and the Niners lit up the Dolphins and the defense crushed Marino. Plus, the Niners only loss that year was against Pittsburgh by less than a field goal. Which was the closest any team had come to being undefeated since the 1972 Dolphins. I agree with the Bears being picked No. 1 on the list because their defense was the best ever (Super Bowl era or not), and Chicago's offense was vastly underrated. The Bears were extremely balanced and the fact they lost was somewhat of a miracle (or in large part due to Marino having a great day and all that Dolphins' 1972 magic, blah, blah, blah). So here's my list: 1. Chicago 1985 2. Niners 1984 3. Dolphins 1972 -You have to give them some credit for going undefeated. 4. Cowboys 1993 -This team was much better than the 1971 Cowboys, not sure where that came from on that list. Troy Aikman might be the most underrated quarterback of all-time, as well. 5. Giants 1986 -Only team that gives the Bears a run for their money defensively, with Taylor and his linebackers at their peak. And did any QB have a better Super Bowl, in terms of precision, than Phil Simms? 6. Broncos 1998 -Davis was at his peak and Elway was masterful in his swan song. Denver was a machine that year, I know, I had Davis on my fantasy team (mucho points, baby!!!) 7. Redskins 1991 -Another juggernaut that just rolled over people. 8. Rams 1999 -I remember watching Warner that year and thinking, "can anybody really be that accurate?" They were amazing to watch, although they would have been higher on this list if they hadn't almost blown the Super Bowl. 9. Steelers 1978 -This edition was even better than the next year's team and beat a really good Dallas team in the Super Bowl. 10. Raiders 1976 -Any team that broke through and beat the Steelers back then gets a mention from me. As for the Packers in 1996 getting on this list? Pleeeeease. Brett Favre is the most overrated QB of all-time and that team doesn't belong in the top 15 of any list. I wish you could include multiple entries for franchises, because aside from the 1984 Niners, the 1989 and 1994 teams would have been in the top 10. C'mon, gotta get some love for my Niners while they are in the pits. It's hard to be a Niner fan but we have hope for next year!!!

posted by donnnnychris at 05:46 PM on February 06

Also Cowboys have been to 8 and won 5 To bad they can't give one of those to the Lions...

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:11 PM on February 07

how do you not have the team with the best defense of all time, the 2000 Ravens defense pitched a shut out on defense, the only touchdown the giants scored was on special teams. The Ravens in Super Bowl 35 had one of the most dominating proformances of all time in a superbowl, and absolutely have to be in the top ten, probably a top 5 team

posted by taprootkicksass at 11:50 AM on February 19

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