The 2019 NFL season is done and dusted. Super Bowl LIV is a distant memory now too. Kansas City Chiefs are still in party mood following their win over the 49’ers but the rest of the teams are counting on a strong draft and free-agent signings to get back into the playoff mix.
While it may appear too early to make calls on who’s winning what in the 2020/2021 season, so many things will happen between when the league starts September 10 and when Super Bowl LV will be played in Tampa, sports bookies and the rest of us can’t help but make predictions on the top favorites to win the incoming season.
Chiefs are tipped at +600 to go all the way again in the next season. Baltimore Ravens are hot on their heels at +800 while 2019/2020 Super bowl finalist 49ners are at +1000. Rounding up the Unibet’s top 5 favorites are New Orleans Saints at +1200 and 2018/2019 super bowl winners New England Patriots at +1400.
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So, waiting for the commencement of the new season, we can at least reminisce about all the great NFL teams that have thrilled, entertained and won our hearts in the past.
There’s never being any team as dominant and arrogant to boot since the Bears of ’85 in the NFL. The 1985 Bears were an assemblage of a compelling mix of diverse personalities from Mike Ditka’s scowl to Buddy Ryan’s cocky grin, these guys were intense, edgy, punky and embody completely the spirit of the ’80s.
Slicing through oppositions on their match to the Super Bowl, their 46 Defense ran out opposing quarterbacks for 64 sacks and 34 interceptions. The recorded 15-1 during the regular season and at the playoffs shut out the Giants 21-0 and the Rams 24-0 or the NFC title before demolishing New England Patriots 46-10 at the Super Bowl.
If you ever wondered what a perfect season-long run looks like, just have a peek at the 1972 Dolphins. While many knock down the extraordinary achievement which no team have been able to replicate since – that is going all season without a loss, with a lame excuse that they had the easiest schedule, the 1972 Dolphins certainly does deserve a spot on this list.
People tend to forget that the Dolphin team of 1971 lost only twice during the regular season while also making the Super Bowl. The 1972 Dolphins fought their way to the Super Bowl, beating the Steelers 21-17 in the playoffs to win the AFC title and defeating Redskins 14-7 to clinch the Super Bowl.
1966 officially marked the beginning of Pro. Football as we know it today. After a slow start to the season and a reluctance to play in what was seen then as a mere exhibition/publicity stunt Vince Lombard’s Packer whose focus is to win the NFL championship beat Cowboys to set up the first Super Bowl game with Chiefs which they won 35-10.
Lombardi’s dynasty which has Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, Forrest Gregg and the rest of the team playing for a couple of years effortless dispatch opposing teams 56-3, 31-7.
For most football fans the 1991 Redskins rarely make the cut on the all-time list. And that’s for a reason, with lack of big-name recognition and star power the 1991 Redskins were essentially underestimated by opposing teams.
Having lost most of the original Hogs – Joe Theismann, John Riggins, and the rest: names like Mark Rypien, Ernest Byner, Gary Clark, Jim Lachey, Mark Schlereth, Brian Mitchell, Redskins didn’t look like much going into the season.
But on the field, the 1991 Redskins were an entirely different beast. Only a few teams were as dominant as they were. In their first five games of the season, they shut out three teams by a combined 102-0 score. They strolled through the playoffs and Super Bowl, chalking up 101-41 scores in three games.