During each decade a new team emerges seemingly from nowhere to claim the mythical title of the team of the decade.
Going back to the 1970s (the first full decade of the Super Bowl era), it seemed as if the Miami Dolphins would lay claim to that title. The Dolphins appeared in three straight Super Bowls (winning two) and had a perfect season. However, the Pittsburgh Steelers won four titles in six years to snatch the crown away.
The 1980s saw the San Francisco 49ers also win four Super Bowls. They clinched the title as team of the 1980s by winning the last two title games of the decade. The Niners held off the Raiders and Redskins who each won two Super Bowls.
The 1990s introduced us to the expression, "How 'bout them Cowboys?!" Dallas won three titles in four years. Only the Broncos came close to matching their success with consecutive Lombardis near the end of the decade. Buffalo appeared in the first four Super Bowls of the 1990s but lost each one.
Finally, we have the 2000s. The New England Patriots won three titles by a combined nine points. They also had a perfect regular season in 2007 which was marred by a Super Bowl loss to the Giants.
What does the upcoming decade hold?
Looking at the previous teams of the decade, it's certain that you must have a top quarterback and a stout defense to compete for multiple titles.
Here are my top five teams primed to lay claim to team of the 2010s.