August 15, 2002

Greatest NFL Teams of All Time?: I would argue that the Dolphins' perfect season trumps an admittedly great Bears team, but I'm glad to see the '91 Skins get some props as some tend to overlook that season (understandable considering the crap following it)

posted by owillis to football at 01:09 AM - 7 comments

There was a time when ESPN was running computer simulations or games between histories best NFL teams. From what I recall the 1979 Steelers beat the 1989 49ers in the final matchup.

posted by scully at 07:04 AM on August 15

I had forgotten how good that '91 Skins team was. What's interesting is that neither a Cowboys nor 49ers team cracks the top 5!

posted by herc at 10:21 AM on August 15

I can think of a couple Miami Hurricanes teams that qualify as the best pro teams of all time.

posted by vito90 at 10:54 AM on August 15

"We are the Bears shuffle'n' through..." "...My name is Payton, and I like to dance. Carrying the ball is making romance..." #1 baby!!!

posted by Bag Man at 11:55 AM on August 15

Remember when Joe Gibbs retired after that Super Bowl, and Richie Petitbon took over? Two years later, they were 4-12. He was a modern-day Ray Handley (well, a one-year later Ray Handley, at least). What are those guys doing now?

posted by nath at 01:44 PM on August 15

How do you put the 1994 49ers in the Top 10 when the same team lost the NFC Championship game in 1992 and 1993 to the Dallas Cowboys? I expected to see the 1993 Cowboys on that list -- the team that lost its first two games during an Emmitt Smith holdout and still destroyed the 49ers at home in the NFC Championship and beat the Bills for a second time.

posted by rcade at 09:32 PM on August 15

I'm surprised with the 1996 Packers. They were awesome, but a few times during that year, it looked like things wouldn't work out. For instance, injuries demolished the WR postition, but somehow Ron Wolf gets Andre Rison. It looked like the Pack got a little help from above.

posted by shackbar at 04:09 AM on August 17

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