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Sport Undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins named greatest team in NFL history

16:55  16 november  2019
16:55  16 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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NFL Network named the 1972 Miami Dolphins , who are the only team to go undefeated and untied in the league 's 100-year history , as the best ever The 1972 Dolphins aren't a bad choice, as they went 17-0 and finished first in scoring offense and defense. That roster was filled with current Hall of

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Don Shula et al. posing for a photo: Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula is carried off the field after his team won Super Bowl VII in January 1973. © Anonymous, AP Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula is carried off the field after his team won Super Bowl VII in January 1973.

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The 1972 Miami Dolphins were named the No. 1 team in NFL history. That's probably appropriate, as they remain the only team in the Super Bowl era to go undefeated, finishing with a perfect 17-0 record that was capped by a win against the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII. 

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As every NFL football fan knows, the 1972 Miami Dolphins are the only team in NFL history to go undefeated for an entire season and win the Super Bowl. There have certainly been a lot of really great teams , but none have done what the Miami Dolphins did in 1972 . The first honorable mention is the

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The 1985 Chicago Bears, who our Nate Davis selected as his No. 1 squad, came in at No. 2 in the committee's rankings. That team was absolutely dominant, going 15-1 in the regular season before posting back-to-back shutouts in the NFC playoffs, 21-0 against the New York Giants then 24-0 against the Los Angeles Rams. In Super Bowl XX, they annihilated the New England Patriots, 46-10. It remains the only Super Bowl victory the Bears have ever had.  

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Beyond on-field dominance powered by Buddy Ryan's all-time great defense, that team also became a cultural sensation thanks to players like Jim McMahon, William "The Refrigerator" Perry and their coach, Mike Ditka. And of course, there was "The Super Bowl Shuffle," their song and music video released months before they actually won the Lombardi Trophy. 

The 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers slotted in at the No. 3 spot. This was the third of four Steelers teams to win a Super Bowl in the 1970s, and they cruised to a 14-2 record on the strength of an MVP performance by Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw. That group rolled through the AFC playoffs, taking down the Denver Broncos 33-10 in the divisional round before dominating the Houston Oilers in the AFC Championship Game, 34-5. In Super Bowl XIII, the Steelers outlasted the Dallas Cowboys to become the first franchise to win three times on Super Sunday. 

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A countdown of the greatest teams in pro football history needs little introduction. You are about to meet an amazing collection of Super Bowl champions, undefeated teams , teams that led the league in offense and/or defense, teams that captured imaginations and defined generations.

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1. 1972 Miami Dolphins 

2. 1985 Chicago Bears 

3. 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers

4. 1984 San Francisco 49ers

5. 1989 San Francisco 49ers

6. 1992 Dallas Cowboys 

7. 2007 New England Patriots 

8. 1976 Oakland Raiders

9. 1962 Green Bay Packers

10. 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers

11. 1999 St. Louis Rams

12. 1986 New York Giants

13. 1966 Green Bay Packers

14. 1998 Denver Broncos

15. 1991 Washington Redskins

16. 2004 New England Patriots

17. 1977 Dallas Cowboys

18. 2013 Seattle Seahawks

19. 1994 San Francisco 49ers

20. 1996 Green Bay Packers

21. 2016 New England Patriots

22. 2000 Baltimore Ravens

23. 1993 Dallas Cowboys

24. 1968 New York Jets

25. 1950 Cleveland Browns

26. 1958 Baltimore Colts

27. 1969 Kansas City Chiefs

28. 1973 Miami Dolphins 

29. 1990 New York Giants

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30. 2009 New Orleans Saints

31. 1981 San Francisco 49ers

32. 2003 New England Patriots

33. 1983 Los Angeles Raiders

34. 1971 Dallas Cowboys

35. 1990 Buffalo Bills

36. 2017 Philadelphia Eagles

37. 2006 Indianapolis Colts

38. 1998 Minnesota Vikings

39. 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers

40. 1929 Green Bay Packers

41. 1964 Cleveland Browns

42. 1948-49 Philadelphia Eagles

43. 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers

44. 1968 Baltimore Colts

45. 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

46. 2014 New England Patriots

47. 1995 Dallas Cowboys

48. 1922-23 Canton Bulldogs

49. 1941 Chicago Bears

50. 1997 Denver Broncos

51. 2001 New England Patriots

52. 1960 Philadelphia Eagles

53. 2007 New York Giants

54. 1982 Washington Redskins

55. 1953 Detroit Lions

56. 1967 Green Bay Packers

57. 1936 Green Bay Packers

58. 2015 Denver Broncos

59. 1942 Chicago Bears

60. 2001 St. Louis Rams

61. 1963 Chicago Bears

62. 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers

63. 1984 Miami Dolphins

64. 1954 Cleveland Browns

65. 1987 Washington Redskins

66. 1933 Chicago Bears

67. 2011 Green Bay Packers

68. 2015 Carolina Panthers

69. 1988 San Francisco 49ers

70. 1945 Cleveland Rams

71. 1920 Akron Pros

72. 1970 Baltimore Colts

73. 1990 San Francisco 49ers

74. 1980 Oakland Raiders

75. 2009 Indianapolis Colts

76. 1983 Washington Redskins

77. 1956 New York Giants

78. 1967 Oakland Raiders

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79. 2018 New England Patriots

80. 1927 New York Giants

81. 1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets

82. 1921 Chicago Staleys

83. 1969 Minnesota Vikings

84. 1964 Buffalo Bills

85. 1966 Kansas City Chiefs

86. 2013 Denver Broncos

87. 2010 Green Bay Packers

88. 1940 Chicago Bears

89. 1934 Chicago Bears

90. 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

91. 1999 Tennessee Titans

92. 1951 Los Angeles Rams

93. 2011 New York Giants

94. 1978 Dallas Cowboys

95. 2006 San Diego Chargers

96. 1943 Chicago Bears

97. 2012 Baltimore Ravens

98. 1928 Providence Steam Roller

99. 1937 Washington Redskins

100. 1961 Houston Oilers

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