While many people may dispute and debate the top five NFL teams in football history listed here, everyone will agree that these were incredible teams that deserve honor and praise in one form or another.
1985 Chicago Bears
The 1985 Chicago Bears were a phenomenal team made up of a ragtag group with raw, exciting energy and interesting personalities. They were great and they knew it, shooting their championship video, “The Super Bowl Shuffle,” before the playoffs even started. Led by Mohawk-wearing quarterback Jim “Punky QB” McMahon and an impenetrable running and defensive line, their boss William “The Refrigerator” Perry, Super Bowl MVP defensive end Richard Dent and the Defensive Player of the Year from NFL Mike Singletary, the Bears finished the season with a 15-1 record and scored a total of 456 to 198 points. During the playoffs they won 21-0 against the Giants and 24-0 against the Rams for the NFC title. They won the Super Bowl, scoring 46-10 over the Patriots.
1972 miami dolphins
The 1972 Miami Dolphins are the only NFL team to have had a “perfect season”, posting a 17-0 season record. This is also why they are regarded as the greatest NFL team of all time, particularly by the documentary America’s Game: The Super Bowl Champions, produced by the NFL Network. His undefeated team was led by coach Don Shula and football greats like Earl Morrall, Bob Griese and Larry Csonka. They won all three playoff games and ultimately won Super Bowl VII against the Redskins. Some argue, however, that the ’72 Dolphins had the advantage of playing one of the easiest schedules in modern NFL history, and this, when tied with the ’85 Bears, was no contender.
1962 Green Bay Packers
A dream team consisting of a roster of football hall of famers including Paul Hornung, Max McGee, Jim Taylor, Boyd Dowler and Vince Lombardi, the 1962 Green Bay Packers set a 13-1 record. which earned them first place in the Western Conference. In the NFL championship game, they won 16-7 against the New York Giants, marking the Packers’ eighth NFL championship.
1991 Washington Redskins
The 1991 Washington Redskins led the NFL in two important stats: passing yards gained and passing yards allowed, with star player Mark Rypien averaging a whopping 8.5 yards per attempt, gaining a total of 1,340 yards on 70 receptions. Additional contributions from the Redskins’ Ricky Ervins and Earnest Byner with 1,708 combined yards make their stats legendary. Even with a tough schedule, they were able to outscore their opponents 485-224.
1999 St. Louis Rams
One of the most exciting personalities of the 1999 season was then little-known St. Louis Rams quarterback and star quarterback Kurt Warner, who led the Rams to a 13-3 record in the regular season. He was the NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP. The Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV by a score of 23-16 and claimed their first NFL World Championship since 1951.