Since 1970 merger. Strike years not included (no 1982, 1987), Plus only selecting 1 team, and 1 year. Most teams won SB, a few made playoffs, and 1 (77 ATL) missed playoffs.
- #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!!!