Sean asked in SportsFootball (American) · 1 decade ago

Who are the best NFL teams according to history and Championships.?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    1. 1985 Bears

    It was, undeniably, cocky for the Bears to record the "Super Bowl Shuffle" video before the playoffs even started, but, to paraphrase an old saying, it ain't cocky if you can back it up.

    The 1985 Bears were QBed by the punky, and effective, Jim McMahon. The running attack? Sweetness and, at times, the Fridge. Defense? Impenetrable. The Bears finished the regular season with a 15-1 record, scoring 456 points while allowing only 198.

    And they blew through the playoffs, shutting out the Giants 21-0 and then the Rams 24-0 for the NFC title. After the Bears demolished the Pats 46-10 in the Super Bowl, Patriots guard Ron Wooten said, "Before the end, it kind of felt like we were the team that the Globetrotters play all the time."

    2. 1972 Dolphins

    The Dolphins want recognition as the greatest team of all time simply because they went through the regular season and the playoffs undefeated, ending up with a 17-0 record. We don't deny this is a great accomplishment -- a singular one, in fact. But this is, ultimately, a thin argument.

    Consider, for example, that the Dolphins played one of the easiest schedules in modern NFL history -- the opposition had a combined winning percentage under .400. Unlike the 1985 Bears, the Dolphins didn't stroll through the playoffs. They beat the Steelers in the AFC title game by only four points, 21-17, and were underdogs going into the Super Bowl against the Redskins, who they defeated 14-7. Undefeated underdogs? That means you're not beaten, but you are beatable. We salute the greatness of head coach Don Shula, QB Bob Griese, Larry Csonka, Mercury Morris, Jim Kiick, Garo Yepremian, et al. But the Bears would have beaten them in a head-to-head matchup.

    3. 1962 Packers

    What a team: Vince Lombardi, Bart Starr, Paul Hornung, Jim Taylor, Max McGee and Boyd Dowler, a great offensive line, the power sweep, and a defense that held opponents to less than 11 points per game.

    The preseason foreshadowed what would come -- the Pack got through the six-game exhibition schedule without a loss. Then they got going for real, winning their first four regular season games by the lopsided combined total of 109-14. The Packers added six more wins before losing their 11th game to the Lions. That's 16 straight. In their Nov. 11 contest against Philly, they racked up 628 yards on offense, while holding the Eagles to only 54. That's humiliation.

    In the NFL championship game against the Giants, linebacker Ray Nitschke almost single-handedly shut down Y.A. Tittle's offense, and Green Bay triumphed 16-7.

    4. 1991 Redskins

    As ESPN contributor Eddie Epstein has noted, you can look at two stats to get a pretty good idea of just how great a team is: yards gained per pass attempt, and yards allowed per pass attempt. The 1991 'Skins topped the NFL in each category, with Mark Rypien averaging 8.5 yards per attempt, while his colleagues on Washington's defense allowed only 6 yards per attempt.

    Rypien's targets? Art Monk, who caught 71 passes for 1,049 yards, and Gary Clark, who averaged almost 20 yards per catch, gaining 1,340 yards on 70 receptions. Washington was also good on the ground, with Earnest Byner and Ricky Ervins combining for 1,708 yards.

    The 'Skins outscored their opponents 485-224, and they had a tough schedule. After going 14-2, they romped through the NFC playoffs, beating the Falcons 24-7 and demolishing the Lions 41-10 on their way to the Super Bowl. In the Big Game, the 'Skins beat the cursed early-1990s Bills 37-24.

    5. 1999 Rams

    Was there anything more exciting during the 1999 season than watching the Rams' grocery-clerk led offense? The Rams scored 526 points during their 13-3 regular season, an average of almost 33 points per game. Kurt Warner threw 41 TD passes on his way to a 109.2 QB rating, and Marshall Faulk ran for 1,381 yards (an average of 5.5 yards per carry) and caught 87 passes for another thousand yards?

    Kurt Warner led a Rams offesne that averaged nearly 33 points a game in 1999.

    The defense wasn't too shabby, either, allowing only 15 points per game, fourth in the NFL. In the playoffs, the Rams proved they could win high-scoring ballgames (they beat the Vikings 49-37 in the divisional playoff), low-scoring ballgames (they beat the Bucs 11-6 for the NFC title), and a rare the-hell-with-the-dip Super Bowl over the Titans 23-16.

    6. 1989 49ers

    Joe Montana completed more than 70 percent of his passes and threw for an average of 9½ yards for every attempted pass. That's partially because he had two great targets: wide receiver Jerry Rice, who snagged 82 passes for 1,483 yards, and wide receiver John Taylor, who caught 60 passes for 1,077 yards.

    The Niners were also effective on the ground (Roger Craig rushed for 1,000-plus yards), and their pass defense was one of the best in the league.

  • 1 decade ago

    There can be only one 'best' team.

    Most people fail to understand that the NFL has been around 90 years

    - the Super Bowl only half that time.

    So you see comments about how many Super Bowls people have won.

    That is not the whole story.

    * The Green Bay Packers have won the NFL championship 12 times.

    . No other team comes close - that's an average of one championship every 7 1/2 years.

    * The Packers won it all 3 times in a row (twice!)

    - no other team has done that even once.

    * The Packers won 5 championships in 7 years

    - no other team has done that.

    * The Lombardi Trophy was named in part due to the absolute dominance of Lombardi's teams in winning the first 2 SBs.

    So without question the greatest team in NFL history is

    - and will continue to be - the Green Bay Packers.

  • 1 decade ago

    1.) 49'ers- They are tied with the second most rings, but they won every single superbowl they were in. One of the few teams to go 18-1 and win it all. They were very fortunate in having arguably the best quarderback/wide receiver combo in NFL history. Their style of offense in their superbowl days changed the way the game was played. Definitely the team of the 80's.

    2.) Steelers- While they have the most rings, they still have lost a superbowl game. Still the team has a lot of history and has one of the biggest fan bases in the league. The steelers have had many great defenses throughout their history. They have also had some very talented quarterbacks. Famous for the terrible towl and playing smash mouth ground and pound type of football.

    3.) DALLAS COWBOYS- Tied with the 49'ers at 5 superbowl rings. They've had more oppurtunites to win the superbowl than any other team because they've been there a record 8 times. The first team to win 3 superbowls in 4 years and has the record for most conference championships. They don't have the nick name "America's team" for nothing. The cowboys have one of the largest fan bases in all of sports if not THE largest fan base. But despite all of that, they are definitely one of the greatest franchises for what they do on the field.

    4.) Greenbay Packers- The superbowl trophy is named after their hall of fame coach. The Packers definitely deserve to be mentioned on this, as they are the team to win the first superbowl in history

    5.) Miami Dolphins- I honestly don't give a crap about this team but I have to give them credit. They are still the only team in history to go undefeated. They are also only the second team in history to be back to back superbowl champions.

    Dude why does everybody have a freaking thumbs down? I haven't seen one bad answer on here. Someone can't take other peoples opinions. Jerk.

    Source(s): Just my opinion.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Steelers then Dallas, 49ers

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Dolphins because of their PERFECT SEASON!!!

  • 6 years ago

    DALLAS

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