- 1#1 simply because they had NO OFFENSE in 2000.They went 5 games without an offensive TD. They killed my Gmen in SB and faced top teams in playoffs. Greatest Defense EVER!! Sorry Bears fans
1985 Chciago BearsTeam went 15-1 and trounced NE in SB. Often said to be greatest ever. My argument is this, they played in a very very weak division that year. Det, Min, GB and TB didn't have winning records. Plus those teams were at the bottom of offense in NFL. Played 2 teams with winning records (LA Rams and Mia-which beat them). Sorry Bears fans. Team was great, but not greatest.
1976 Pittsburgh SteelersThis team statistically was better than the 1978 squad. I think the whole defense should be in HOF. Name a weakness? Green, Lambert, Ham, Blount, Shell. Wow!!!
1972 Miami DolphinsTeam not only went undefeated, but their no-name defense stymied people. They gave up fewest total yards and points. Oh and did I mention they went 16-0!!!
1986 New York GiantsIt's not so much their dominating regular season defense. They ranked 2nd behind Chicago. But they had the MVP in Lawrence Taylor, then beat SF 45-3 and Wash 17-0 in playoffs. Fielded one of the best LB corps of all time.
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