This NFL season has been record breaking for offensive statistics. The New Orleans Saints led by Drew Brees has shattered records, including the passing record set by Dan Marino in 1984 for most passing yards in a season. The New England Patriots, led by Tom Brady, and the Green Bay Packers, led by Aaron Rodgers, have also had exceptional years on the offensive side of the ball.
Many will argue that with the current rules in place by the league, offenses have an extreme advantage over defenses, making it easier for teams to score at will. The NFL, like with most other professional leagues, is cyclical. One generation of players may dominate defensively, while another may dominate offensively.
With all of the great quarterbacks and offensive teams we’ve watched this season, where do they rank all time? Which teams this season, if any, are a top-10 all-time offensive team? I have compiled a list of the top 10 teams I think are the best offensive teams in NFL history. Many will argue that offenses in the 1970s and 1980s faced tougher defenses and stricter rules, but stats are stats and numbers are numbers. The following is my opinion of the top 10 offensive units in NFL history.