Everyone who loves football loves a debate. It’s what makes following sport great. We have stats, yes, but as a famous soccer coach once said “Statistics are like miniskirts, they can they give you good ideas but hide the most important thing” There are certain things that make teams great in our own eyes, whether that’s the age we grew up in or whatever. In this blog we’ll look at some of the greatest teams in NFL history
1962 Green Bay Packers
The ’62 Packers might not have the TV coverage to back them up, but their stats say everything. The only team on our list from the pre Superbowl Era. Winning the NFL Championship in ’61,’62’65 and the first two Superbowls in ’66 and ’67. The 60s were an era of dominance for the Packers. I’ve chosen the ’62 team because they were the first team to go unbeaten at home since 1944 at the time and only lost once that season. They recorded three shut-outs on the way with victories including 49-0 against both the Bears and the Eagles on their way to defending their title against the Giants at Yankee Stadium in arctic conditions
1972 Miami Dolphins
The ’72 Dolphins are legendary for being the first team to go an entire season undefeated. Not only were they undefeated but they won every game in the regular and post-season. For that alone they are untouchable. Legends. The Greatest, unless you talk to people about their 1973 team, which though didn’t have the unbeaten record had a far harder schedule due to rule changes.
1989 San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers were sensational in the 1980s winning back to back Superbowls in ’88 and ’89. They were also the first team to win back to back Superbowls with different coaches. This was the team with the West Coast Offense that every other team in the NFL wanted to copy. With Joe Montana at Quarterback, Jerry Rice and John Taylor gaining over 1000 receiving yards. They averaged 27.6 points per game and allowed an average of just 15.8 against. In post-season, they outscored their competition 126-26. Their backup quarterback was a future hall of famer in the shape of Steve Young. Arguably the most balanced NFL team in history.
1985 Chicago Bears
The ’85 Bears were a phenomenon. A rag-tag bunch led by Walter Payton, their defence were tight and only allowed three teams to score 20 points or more against them. They got back to back shutouts in the playoffs before smashing New England 46-10 in Superbowl XX, a game memorable for William The Refrigerators Perry’s one-yard touchdown. For some people, they are the only team who come close to the 72 Dolphins for the title of the GOAT.
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