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Which Team is the GREATEST NFL Dynasty? (Edited 01/20/09 08:57PM by SwampThang)
Over the last several decades NFL Franchises have been able to put together some pretty good runs.  Even with the institution of the salary cap, many teams have managed to keep their core group of talent together and make a pretty good run.

Below, I have listed several teams that were ablt to hold a core group together and do some pretty amazing things. 

Rank these teams into a Top 5 list as to which one you think may be the Greatest Dynasty Team.  Base it on Titles won or Titles played for.  Or pure talent on the team or simply because it was your favorite team growing up.

Choose OTHER if you wish and comment.

This should be fun.
| Closed on 04/01/09 at 05:00PM
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Team Breakout:
Rank113 FansAvg (1st)
1.Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's3.8 (55)
2.San Francisco 49er's of the 80's2.8 (17)
3.Dallas Cowboys of the 90's2.2 (11)
4.New England Patriots of the 2000's1.8 (4)
5.Green Bay Packers of the 60's1.3 (10)
Also receiving votes:Dallas Cowboys of the 70's0.8 (8)
Miami Dolphins of the 70's0.7 (3)
Buffalo Bills of the 90's0.4 (1)
Indianapolis Colts of the 2000's0.4 (1)
Green Bay Packers of the 90's0.4
St. Louis Rams of the 90's-2000's0.2 (1)
Denver Broncos of the 90's0.2 (1)
OTHER0.1 (1)

 &nbp;
TOP COMMENT * * * * * * * * * * * *
#1 | 1919 days ago

I have to go with the 1970's Cowboys here as my #1 pick.  They played in 5 Super Bowls winning 2 and losing 3. 

However, the phenomenon does not stop there.  Look at what else this team did under Coach Tom Landry.

1966 : Lost the Conference Championship Game
1967 : Lost the Conference Championship Game
1968 : Lost Divisional Playoff Game
1969 : Lost Divisional Playoff Game
1970 : Lost Super Bowl V
1971 : Won Super Bowl VI
1972 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1973 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1974 : Missed Playoffs
1975 : Lost Super Bowl X
1976 : Lost Divisional Playoff Game
1977 : Won Super Bowl XII
1978 : Lost Super Bowl XIII
1979 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1980 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1981 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1982 : Lost Conference Championship Game

Looks like a pretty darn good run to me.

1. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  
  
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#1 | 1919 days ago

I have to go with the 1970's Cowboys here as my #1 pick.  They played in 5 Super Bowls winning 2 and losing 3. 

However, the phenomenon does not stop there.  Look at what else this team did under Coach Tom Landry.

1966 : Lost the Conference Championship Game
1967 : Lost the Conference Championship Game
1968 : Lost Divisional Playoff Game
1969 : Lost Divisional Playoff Game
1970 : Lost Super Bowl V
1971 : Won Super Bowl VI
1972 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1973 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1974 : Missed Playoffs
1975 : Lost Super Bowl X
1976 : Lost Divisional Playoff Game
1977 : Won Super Bowl XII
1978 : Lost Super Bowl XIII
1979 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1980 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1981 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1982 : Lost Conference Championship Game

Looks like a pretty darn good run to me.

1. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  
#2 | 1919 days ago

SwampThang wrote:

I have to go with the 1970's Cowboys here as my #1 pick.  They played in 5 Super Bowls winning 2 and losing 3. 

However, the phenomenon does not stop there.  Look at what else this team did under Coach Tom Landry.

1966 : Lost the Conference Championship Game
1967 : Lost the Conference Championship Game
1968 : Lost Divisional Playoff Game
1969 : Lost Divisional Playoff Game
1970 : Lost Super Bowl V
1971 : Won Super Bowl VI
1972 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1973 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1974 : Missed Playoffs
1975 : Lost Super Bowl X
1976 : Lost Divisional Playoff Game
1977 : Won Super Bowl XII
1978 : Lost Super Bowl XIII
1979 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1980 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1981 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1982 : Lost Conference Championship Game

Looks like a pretty darn good run to me.

u lost three times to the steelers in the 70's u won 2 out of 5 just get there or loseing the game before means nothin.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  2. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  3. Dallas Cowboys of the 90's  4. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  5. New England Patriots of the 2000's  
#3 | 1918 days ago

SwampThang wrote:

I have to go with the 1970's Cowboys here as my #1 pick.  They played in 5 Super Bowls winning 2 and losing 3. 

However, the phenomenon does not stop there.  Look at what else this team did under Coach Tom Landry.

1966 : Lost the Conference Championship Game
1967 : Lost the Conference Championship Game
1968 : Lost Divisional Playoff Game
1969 : Lost Divisional Playoff Game
1970 : Lost Super Bowl V
1971 : Won Super Bowl VI
1972 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1973 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1974 : Missed Playoffs
1975 : Lost Super Bowl X
1976 : Lost Divisional Playoff Game
1977 : Won Super Bowl XII
1978 : Lost Super Bowl XIII
1979 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1980 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1981 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1982 : Lost Conference Championship Game

Looks like a pretty darn good run to me.

 That is the worst evidence to support your pick ever! They weren't even the best team of the 70's.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  2. Dallas Cowboys of the 90's  3. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. St. Louis Rams of the 90's-2000's  
#4 | 1918 days ago

pozoq wrote:
u lost three times to the steelers in the 70's u won 2 out of 5 just get there or loseing the game before means nothin.
Try Again Steeler Fan.

The Cowboys played in 5 Super Bowls in the 70's.

1971: Lost to the Colts
1972: Beat the Dolphins
1976: Lost to the Steelers
1978: Beat the Broncos
1979: Lost to the Steelers

The Steelers played in 3 Super Bowls in the 70's

1975:  Beat the Vikings
1976: Beat the Cowboys
1979: Beat the Cowboys

Then in 1980 they beat the Rams to get their 4th and didn't get back until 1996 and they lost to the Cowboys.  Then beat the Seahawks in 2006.

http://mistupid.com/sports/superbowl.htm
1. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  
#5 | 1918 days ago

dbaker wrote:
 That is the worst evidence to support your pick ever! They weren't even the best team of the 70's.
My opinion of Dynasty in this situation is consistency and playing at the top of the game.

Your opinion may be simply winning Championships.

The overall records for the 70's are as follows:  Dallas Cowboys  105-39 or 73% winning percentage from 1970-1979.  Pittsburgh Steelers 99-44-1 for 69% winning percentage over the same span.
1. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  
#6 | 1915 days ago



I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
1. Green Bay Packers of the 60's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  4. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  5. New England Patriots of the 2000's  
#7 | 1915 days ago



I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
1. Green Bay Packers of the 60's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  4. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  5. New England Patriots of the 2000's  
#8 | 1913 days ago

the cowboys of the 70,s PLEASE the only team that was CONSISTANTLY in the mix was the 49 ers with JOE MONTANA calling the plays on the field and Bill Walsh and George Siefert at the helm! DYNASTY to me means winning it ALL! and 4-- O  is the record im talkin about
1. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  2. Dallas Cowboys of the 90's  3. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  4. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  5. New England Patriots of the 2000's  
#9 | 1913 days ago

steelers 70s first
49ers 80s second
packers 60s third
cowboys 90s fourth
patriots 00s fifth
1. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  2. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  3. Green Bay Packers of the 60's  4. Dallas Cowboys of the 90's  5. New England Patriots of the 2000's  
#10 | 1913 days ago
SuperStar123 (+)

 Just the TOP FIVE...   
1. Green Bay Packers of the 60's  2. Green Bay Packers of the 60's  3. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  4. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  5. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  
#11 | 1913 days ago

SwampThang wrote:

I have to go with the 1970's Cowboys here as my #1 pick.  They played in 5 Super Bowls winning 2 and losing 3. 

However, the phenomenon does not stop there.  Look at what else this team did under Coach Tom Landry.

1966 : Lost the Conference Championship Game
1967 : Lost the Conference Championship Game
1968 : Lost Divisional Playoff Game
1969 : Lost Divisional Playoff Game
1970 : Lost Super Bowl V
1971 : Won Super Bowl VI
1972 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1973 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1974 : Missed Playoffs
1975 : Lost Super Bowl X
1976 : Lost Divisional Playoff Game
1977 : Won Super Bowl XII
1978 : Lost Super Bowl XIII
1979 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1980 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1981 : Lost Conference Championship Game
1982 : Lost Conference Championship Game

Looks like a pretty darn good run to me.

How can u have the 70 cowboys above the steelers when they were 4-0 in a SB and beat the cowboys twice.Just wandering
1. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  2. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  3. Dallas Cowboys of the 90's  4. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  5. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  
#12 | 1913 days ago

The Buffalo Bills did go to four straight Super Bowls. They have the best "2nd place dynasty". I know that means nothing, but I don't see a team doing that again.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  2. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  3. Dallas Cowboys of the 90's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  
#13 | 1913 days ago
rileyjames47 (+)

 Once again The Miami Dolphins don't get the respect they deserve. First team to go to 3 straight Super Bowls & a perfect season. They were so good they really don't get noticed. No flash, just a hard working dominating Defense and offensive Running Game led by The Zonk.
1. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  2. Green Bay Packers of the 60's  3. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  4. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  5. New England Patriots of the 2000's  
#14 | 1913 days ago

 I don't mean any harm, but why are the Bills up there, yeah they been to the SB 4 times- but they lost all 4 times- and if memory serves me right 3 of the 4 teams was from the same NFC East division. lol. Some might say that a good, but others might say winning that big game is important to.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  2. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  3. New England Patriots of the 2000's  4. Indianapolis Colts of the 2000's  5. Dallas Cowboys of the 90's  
#15 | 1913 days ago

pre-super bowl era, nothin tops the Browns 10 straight championship game appearances; 4 AAFC titles, 3 NFL titles.  if we're only talkin super bowl era... if u wanna talk consistency, (SwampThing), u have 2 include the 70's Raiders (1970-79, they went 100-38-6, for a winning percentage of .715). but they only won 1 title.  normally, i attribute both title wins AND consistency, so i would have to go with the Niners, 5 rings in 14 seasons.  that is just, "consistent execution" of a franchise.  Green Bay and Pittsburgh set the standard of which dynasties r now measured; but GB won 3 before the SB era, so they overlap; it still counts as 2 SB victories. and with PIT, in my opinion, they did not "own the 70's".  they shared it.  MIA dominated the early 70's; and DAL, OAK, and MIN were all consistent and dominant as well, in my opinion, the four best teams of that era.  THIS JUST IN FROM THE BLACK HOLE:  The Raiders won 3 world titles between 1976-1983
#16 | 1913 days ago

u're right mama, they were ALL from the NFC East: 1st the Giants (the only one they should've won), then were dominated by the Redskins, and then embarassed and then insulted by the Cowboys, using Buffalo to go back-to-back!  lol  but, the Bills were still dominant throughout the 90's; two teams play in the SB, so there has to be a loser.  they went 4 straight times, so they do deserve some credit. if they would've won just once, they would already be considered one of the greatest teams.  i'm actually surprised the 80's Broncos aren't on this list.  They went to the SB 3 out of 4 years from 1986-1989...
#17 | 1913 days ago

All you did was prove me right. That is why the Steelers are the number one dynasty. The cowboys lost to the Steelers twice and the Steelers won twice as many Superbowls in that span. It isn't even a question. I don't care how many times they went, they lost more than they won. It only matters if you get the ring.
#18 | 1913 days ago

Swamp thang All you did was prove me right. That is why the Steelers are the number one dynasty. The cowboys lost to the Steelers twice and the Steelers won twice as many Superbowls in that span. It isn't even a question. I don't care how many times they went, they lost more than they won. It only matters if you get the ring.
#19 | 1913 days ago
SuperStar123 (+)

SuperStar123 wrote:
 Just the TOP FIVE...   
 Poor quality for what? You hurt my feelings!   Seriously, to each their own!!! 
1. Green Bay Packers of the 60's  2. Green Bay Packers of the 60's  3. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  4. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  5. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  
#20 | 1913 days ago
SuperStar123 (+)

 Looks to me like the 70's Steelers are winning going away, just like they will in this years Super Bowl!!!!      
1. Green Bay Packers of the 60's  2. Green Bay Packers of the 60's  3. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  4. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  5. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  
#21 | 1913 days ago

gcurry002 wrote:
 I don't mean any harm, but why are the Bills up there, yeah they been to the SB 4 times- but they lost all 4 times- and if memory serves me right 3 of the 4 teams was from the same NFC East division. lol. Some might say that a good, but others might say winning that big game is important to.
All four losses were to the NFC East.  Giants, Redskins and then Cowboys twice.
1. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  
#22 | 1913 days ago

SuperStar123 wrote:
 Poor quality for what? You hurt my feelings!   Seriously, to each their own!!! 
Jimbo - half the idiots on this site have no idea what PQ means.  I am starting to believe that  it is a way for them to disagree with what you are saying without giving a reason.

It is really annoying.  If you wanna disagree, then nut up and say why.

I'm sorry you got PQ'd dude.

I am curious how you got it to duplicate your answers though.
1. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  
#23 | 1913 days ago

gcurry002 wrote:
 I don't mean any harm, but why are the Bills up there, yeah they been to the SB 4 times- but they lost all 4 times- and if memory serves me right 3 of the 4 teams was from the same NFC East division. lol. Some might say that a good, but others might say winning that big game is important to.
I included the 90's Bills because no other team has yet been to the Super Bowl 4 times in a row.  So far out of the 93 people that have answered this poll, 19 of them have chosen the 90's Bills as one of their top 5.

I would personally say that the Bills of the 90's were an AFC Dynasty for sure.  They just didn't get it done in the Super Bowl to be an NFL Dynasty.
1. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  
#24 | 1913 days ago

SweatSkywalker wrote:
pre-super bowl era, nothin tops the Browns 10 straight championship game appearances; 4 AAFC titles, 3 NFL titles.  if we're only talkin super bowl era... if u wanna talk consistency, (SwampThing), u have 2 include the 70's Raiders (1970-79, they went 100-38-6, for a winning percentage of .715). but they only won 1 title.  normally, i attribute both title wins AND consistency, so i would have to go with the Niners, 5 rings in 14 seasons.  that is just, "consistent execution" of a franchise.  Green Bay and Pittsburgh set the standard of which dynasties r now measured; but GB won 3 before the SB era, so they overlap; it still counts as 2 SB victories. and with PIT, in my opinion, they did not "own the 70's".  they shared it.  MIA dominated the early 70's; and DAL, OAK, and MIN were all consistent and dominant as well, in my opinion, the four best teams of that era.  THIS JUST IN FROM THE BLACK HOLE:  The Raiders won 3 world titles between 1976-1983
AGREED.  Thus the reason for an OTHER button.

I could have probably put 10 more teams in the list to choose from, but how do you pick a Top 5 out of 30 teams?

I was hoping for discussion like you have given here, but so far not many people want to defend their pick.  They just want to say how dumb my pick was (which is cool).
1. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  
#25 | 1913 days ago

I have to disagree with the statement that MIA dominated the early 70's.

1970 Super Bowl was Colts and Cowboys
1971 Super Bowl Cowboys beat the Dophins
1972 was the undefeated season and Super Bowl Victory (yet they were a 3 point underdog going in)
1973 Miami won again and then fell off the face of the earth for a while.

So they were really on at the top of the league for 3 years only winning twice.
1. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  
#26 | 1913 days ago

SweatSkywalker wrote:
u're right mama, they were ALL from the NFC East: 1st the Giants (the only one they should've won), then were dominated by the Redskins, and then embarassed and then insulted by the Cowboys, using Buffalo to go back-to-back!  lol  but, the Bills were still dominant throughout the 90's; two teams play in the SB, so there has to be a loser.  they went 4 straight times, so they do deserve some credit. if they would've won just once, they would already be considered one of the greatest teams.  i'm actually surprised the 80's Broncos aren't on this list.  They went to the SB 3 out of 4 years from 1986-1989...
It's gonna take a BIG A$$ poll to put all the teams in the next one.......

sorry man, I couldn't put everybody in.  That's why I used the OTHER button so you could comment.

The Broncos of the 80's though they were somewhat dominant in the AFC, really got it handed to them in the Super Bowl.  Similar to the 90's Bills, but they went four straight times.
1. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  
#27 | 1913 days ago

(Edited by MarkW49ers)
Stats, it has been said, are good for only three things: knowing the past, predicting the future and lying. When it comes to identifying the greatest NFL dynasty's of past decades the best method I have ever seen uses three fundamental criteria:

1) Championships won within the decade
2) Playoff appearances within the decade
3) Winning percentage for the decade.

This method is used because of its applicable and linear logic which is as follows:

In order to be a dynasty you must:

A) Win Championships!...in order to win Championships you must:
B) Make the playoffs!... in order to make the playoffs you must:
C) Win a high % of your games!

I have seen other takes on this approach but with all the historical study I have done and I have done quite a bit I like this one the best. The reasons are simple; the above method is clean, accurate and represents irrefutable statistics and universal concepts of what defines a dynasty. Additionally, this method removes the emotional debate which, as we all know, makes for great fodder but does little to solve the problem or answer the question.

And, if your team doesn’t show up using this method you can apply it to different periods. So, if your team doesn't show up as being a Great Dynasty during the 60's or 70's, etc, then shift the period, and use this method to make an equitable comparison. For example the 49ers had one of the greatest 22 year periods in the history of God ('81-'02)...But, that isn't what the question is asking...

Anyway, here are the rankings according to the outlined method:
 
Rank
Decade
Team
Championships
# Of Playoffs
Decade Win %
1
1960's
Green Bay Packers
5
6
70%
2
1970's
Pittsburgh Steelers
4
8
69%
3
1980's
San Francisco 49ers
4
8
68%
4
1940's
Chicago Bears
4
5
74%
5
1990's
Dallas Cowboys
3
8
63%
6
1950's
Cleveland Browns
3
7
73%
7
2000's
New England Pats
3*
6*
71%*
8
1950's
Detroit Lions
3
4
57%
9
1970's
Dallas Cowboys
2
9
68%
10
1970's
Miami Dolphins
2
7
72%
11
1980's
Wash. Redskins
2
5
63%
12
1990's
Denver Broncos
2
5
59%
* through 9 games
Finally, as you can see, this considers only those teams that won at least two SB's in the decade.
I hope this sheds some light without causing too much controversy...

Cheers!
1. Green Bay Packers of the 60's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  4. OTHER  5. Dallas Cowboys of the 90's  
#28 | 1913 days ago

I'm a homer, so I'm obviously going to put the Steelers at #1, but I have one question, how do the COLTS of the 2000s make this list as a dynasty when they won ONE championship?
1. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  2. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  3. Dallas Cowboys of the 90's  4. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  5. New England Patriots of the 2000's  
#29 | 1913 days ago

MarkW49ers wrote:
Stats, it has been said, are good for only three things: knowing the past, predicting the future and lying. When it comes to identifying the greatest NFL dynasty's of past decades the best method I have ever seen uses three fundamental criteria:

1) Championships won within the decade
2) Playoff appearances within the decade
3) Winning percentage for the decade.

This method is used because of its applicable and linear logic which is as follows:

In order to be a dynasty you must:

A) Win Championships!...in order to win Championships you must:
B) Make the playoffs!... in order to make the playoffs you must:
C) Win a high % of your games!

I have seen other takes on this approach but with all the historical study I have done and I have done quite a bit I like this one the best. The reasons are simple; the above method is clean, accurate and represents irrefutable statistics and universal concepts of what defines a dynasty. Additionally, this method removes the emotional debate which, as we all know, makes for great fodder but does little to solve the problem or answer the question.

And, if your team doesn’t show up using this method you can apply it to different periods. So, if your team doesn't show up as being a Great Dynasty during the 60's or 70's, etc, then shift the period, and use this method to make an equitable comparison. For example the 49ers had one of the greatest 22 year periods in the history of God ('81-'02)...But, that isn't what the question is asking...

Anyway, here are the rankings according to the outlined method:
 
Rank
Decade
Team
Championships
# Of Playoffs
Decade Win %
1
1960's
Green Bay Packers
5
6
70%
2
1970's
Pittsburgh Steelers
4
8
69%
3
1980's
San Francisco 49ers
4
8
68%
4
1940's
Chicago Bears
4
5
74%
5
1990's
Dallas Cowboys
3
8
63%
6
1950's
Cleveland Browns
3
7
73%
7
2000's
New England Pats
3*
6*
71%*
8
1950's
Detroit Lions
3
4
57%
9
1970's
Dallas Cowboys
2
9
68%
10
1970's
Miami Dolphins
2
7
72%
11
1980's
Wash. Redskins
2
5
63%
12
1990's
Denver Broncos
2
5
59%
* through 9 games
Finally, as you can see, this considers only those teams that won at least two SB's in the decade.
I hope this sheds some light without causing too much controversy...

Cheers!
Nicely done.  Very informative.  Thanks.
1. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  
#30 | 1913 days ago

kramer wrote:
I'm a homer, so I'm obviously going to put the Steelers at #1, but I have one question, how do the COLTS of the 2000s make this list as a dynasty when they won ONE championship?
My intent with the question was more of dominance and statistical perserverance over time - not necessarily championships as you can tell by my initial post.

The above mentioned Dynasty formula was not a known fact to me until just a few moments ago and I had not honestly considered the championships as that large a factor.  The Colts have a record of 101-43 since 2000 for a 70% Winning percentage with 1 SB win with playoff appearances in 8 of 9 years in the decade.
1. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  
#31 | 1913 days ago

SwampThang wrote:
My intent with the question was more of dominance and statistical perserverance over time - not necessarily championships as you can tell by my initial post.

The above mentioned Dynasty formula was not a known fact to me until just a few moments ago and I had not honestly considered the championships as that large a factor.  The Colts have a record of 101-43 since 2000 for a 70% Winning percentage with 1 SB win with playoff appearances in 8 of 9 years in the decade.
I didn't think of them as a dynasty since they've choked every year except 2006.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  2. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  3. Dallas Cowboys of the 90's  4. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  5. New England Patriots of the 2000's  
#32 | 1913 days ago

kramer wrote:
I didn't think of them as a dynasty since they've choked every year except 2006.
well....with all due respect....you're a steeler fan.  Are we really supposed to expect you to think?

LOL.......
1. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  
#33 | 1913 days ago
DABULL43 (+)

STEEL CURTAIN
#34 | 1913 days ago

SwampThang wrote:
well....with all due respect....you're a steeler fan.  Are we really supposed to expect you to think?

LOL.......
$20 says this will be PQed into hiding by tomorrow morning by the same Steelers fans who PQ every little negative comment about the team.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  2. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  3. Dallas Cowboys of the 90's  4. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  5. New England Patriots of the 2000's  
#35 | 1913 days ago

kramer wrote:
$20 says this will be PQed into hiding by tomorrow morning by the same Steelers fans who PQ every little negative comment about the team.
wouldn't be fair to accept the challenge on here....

they would PQ it for sure then.
1. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  
#36 | 1913 days ago

kramer wrote:
$20 says this will be PQed into hiding by tomorrow morning by the same Steelers fans who PQ every little negative comment about the team.
FYI...I really respect those of us (you) that are big enough to enjoy some good natured ribbing and not whine and cry and PQ every little thing.

Friends like that and comments like these at those friends are in my opinion what makes this site fun.
1. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  
#37 | 1912 days ago

SwampThang wrote:
I have to disagree with the statement that MIA dominated the early 70's.

1970 Super Bowl was Colts and Cowboys
1971 Super Bowl Cowboys beat the Dophins
1972 was the undefeated season and Super Bowl Victory (yet they were a 3 point underdog going in)
1973 Miami won again and then fell off the face of the earth for a while.

So they were really on at the top of the league for 3 years only winning twice.
ok, u got me lol   but in all fairness, 3 yrs out of 10 is in the championship game is pretty nasty.  i have a vision of Mercury Morris: "...call me when they're on my block!"  LMAO
#38 | 1912 days ago

SwampThang wrote:
It's gonna take a BIG A$$ poll to put all the teams in the next one.......

sorry man, I couldn't put everybody in.  That's why I used the OTHER button so you could comment.

The Broncos of the 80's though they were somewhat dominant in the AFC, really got it handed to them in the Super Bowl.  Similar to the 90's Bills, but they went four straight times.
aye, still get a thumbs up from me! 
#39 | 1912 days ago

SweatSkywalker wrote:
ok, u got me lol   but in all fairness, 3 yrs out of 10 is in the championship game is pretty nasty.  i have a vision of Mercury Morris: "...call me when they're on my block!"  LMAO
Still a big time contender for the best ever, just trying to stir some stuff up.
1. Dallas Cowboys of the 70's  2. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  3. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  4. New England Patriots of the 2000's  5. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  
#40 | 1912 days ago

A good ribbing or busting balls is great its just jackasses that have no idea what they are talking about that irkes me
1. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's  2. San Francisco 49er's of the 80's  3. Dallas Cowboys of the 90's  4. Miami Dolphins of the 70's  5. Buffalo Bills of the 90's  

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