There are years where a complete underdog will win a Super Bowl and it is a head-scratcher to all fans around the country. But in other years, the most dominant team in the league wins and there is no denying their greatness. Let’s take a look at some of the best Super Bowl teams of all-time.
5. 2017 New England Patriots (14-2)
Not only was this team incredible in the regular season, but they showed just how great they were by pulling off the improbable 28-3 comeback that will never be forgotten. To find themselves in the biggest hole in Super Bowl history and come back, well, they have to be on this list. The Tom Brady-led team was incredible during the regular season, finishing with the best defense and third-best offense and earning the number one seed in the AFC this year.
4. 1991 Washington Redskins (14-2)
A team that isn’t talked about enough, this Washington team led by QB Mark Rypien and a trio of talented receivers, including Hall-of-Famer Art Monk, was a squad you never wanted to face. They were the best offense in the league with the second-best defense in the NFL and they were the top seed in the NFC. Their two losses in the regular season came by less than five points and at the time, they were going up against a very tough division which included the dominant Dallas Cowboys of the 90s and the New York Giants who were always contenders. The poor Buffalo Bills never stood a chance.
3. 1985 Chicago Bears (15-1)
As they say, “defense wins championships,” right? That was certainly the case for this Mike Ditka team which boasted maybe the greatest defense to ever play in the National Football League. We can’t forget that the unit was coached by Buddy Ryan who was one of the great coaches of the 80s and often bashed heads with Ditka. The Bears went 15-1, almost pulling off the ultimate undefeated season which is still reserved by just one team. They had 10 players who were Pro Bowlers of First Team All Pro, and this was never a team an offense wanted to face. The Bears held New England to just 10 points in this Super Bowl.
2. 1984 San Francisco 49ers (15-1)
The golden age of the 49ers was encapsulated by this 1984 team which faced off against the second year phenom Dan Marino who proved to be no match for Joe Montana and company. The Niners were the first team to ever go 15-1 in a 16-game season Their only loss came to a Pittsburgh Steelers squad that played for the AFC Title game and had an all-time great defense. The Niners absolutely dominated the Dolphins in the Super Bowl, winning 38-16 in a game that will likely haunt Dan Marino for the rest of time. When you balance the best defense with the second-best offense, things go your way.
1. 1972 Miami Dolphins (14-0)
Critics want to call out the shortened schedule, but at the end of the day, they are the only team in Super Bowl history to finish off an undefeated season. Sure, they were almost upset by Washington in a game that ended with a final score of 14-7, but it’s still the greatest team of all-time in my book, at least. The Fins were first in everything you could imagine, offense, defense, seeding, and had 10 players who would play in the Pro Bowl or be named All-Pro. Don Shula wasn’t messing around with this team and every member still around can claim that they’ve done something no other team in league history did.