2011 Green Bay Packers and the 10 Best Teams in NFL History

Jacqueline KirbyContributor IIIDecember 10, 2011

2011 Green Bay Packers and the 10 Best Teams in NFL History

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    Coming off of their Super Bowl win over the Steelers in February, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are on fire and they aren't stopping any time soon.  So far they are undefeated this season and have a fairly easy schedule the rest of the season. 

    The only challenge may be Detroit, who they have already defeated this year.

    Rodgers and his team are sure to continue making history and breaking records, but it's important to first recognize the teams who have paved the way in the NFL today. Here's the 10 best teams of NFL history.

1962 Green Bay Packers

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    Coach Vince Lombardi lead the team to a 13-1 season where they finished first in offense, defense and point differential.

    They defeated the New York Giants this season for the NFL Championship, four years before they would win the first Super Bowl.

1972 Miami Dolphins

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    The Dolphins were 17-0 and finished first in every category this season. They are still to this day the only team to win a Super Bowl with an undefeated season. 

1976 Oakland Raiders

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    John Madden coached the Raiders to a 32-14 victory of the Vikings this season. They finished 16-1, with their only loss to the New England Patriots.

    That season the Raiders ranked fourth of 28 in points, scoring a total of 350.

1979 Pittsburgh Steelers

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    The Steelers won four Super Bowls in the '70s, so it's kind of a draw deciding which year was their best.  In '79 Terry Bradshaw threw for three, 727 yards and 26 touchdowns.

    The team went 12-4 in the regular season and defeated the St. Louis Rams 31-19 in the Super Bowl.

1985 Chicago Bears

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    Led by QB Jim McMahon, the '85 Bears are arguably one of the best teams in NFL history. Before playoffs started that season, they had already recorded the "Super Bowl Shuffle." 

    Thank goodness they didn't choke and defeated the New England Patriots 46-10.

1989 San Francisco 49ers

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    Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and John Taylor, not a bad trio to have on your team that year. Montana completed over 70 percent of his passes this season and threw for an average of 9.5 yards for every attempted pass that season, basically unheard of.

1991 Washington Redskins

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    The Redskins may suck this year, but in '91 they led the NFL in every category. That season they outscored their opponents 485-224.

1992 Dallas Cowboys

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    The Cowboys had gone from being the worst team in the league to winning the Super Bowl. They started the season by beating the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants, teams who had won the previous two Super Bowls and just kept on going. 

    Troy Aikman was the Super Bowl MVP to end his postseason, which he completed 68 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and no interceptions.

1998 Denver Broncos

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    In John Elway's final season, the Broncos went 14-2 and beat the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl. Terrell Davis became the fourth player to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season.  

    In 2007 the NFL Network did a documentary, America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions which ranked this team 12th.  

2007 New England Patriots

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    They were the first team since the '72 Dolphins to go undefeated in the regular season. They ended up going 18-0, including their two playoff games, but lost the Super Bowl to the New York Giants.  

    The team set three NFL records that year, they scored 589 points, Tom Brady threw for 50 touchdowns and Randy Moss had 23 touchdown receptions.