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Adam Schein's Super Bowl Guys and Goats The best and worst players from the Packers' wild 35-21 win over the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. /nfl/lists/Adam-Schein-Super-Bowl-Guys-and-Goats-020811 http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2011/02/06/GYI0063338262_20110206194257303_136_102.JPG
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NFL 5 2881 Top 10 Best Super Bowl teams 26103220 Best Ben? Best+Ben%3F NFL

In the lush history of the National Football League, there is plenty of competition in the category of "best teams." Adrian Hasenmayer digs into some of the NFL's dynasties and tackles the list of the best Super Bowl teams ever.

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NFL 5 2881 Top 10 Best Super Bowl teams 9106200 Super Bowl XX - Chicago Bears Super+Bowl+XX+-+Chicago+Bears NFL

The 1985 Bears encompassed all you could want in a Super Bowl champion — a dominant team (15-1 in regular season) that smashed defensive records in the process. Plus the flavor, as judged by their classic "Super Bowl Shuffle" rap video that became a trend-setter among 1980s sports teams. Throw in volatile personalities like Jim McMahon, William "Refrigerator" Perry plus head coach "Iron" Mike Ditka and even defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan (pictured), and it's no wonder Chicago couldn't sustain its invincibility. But for one 1985 season and 46-10 blowout of New England on Super Sunday, no team was ever better. — Adrian Hasenmayer

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NFL 5 2881 Top 10 Best Super Bowl teams 9106786 Super Bowl XXIV - San Francisco 49ers Super+Bowl+XXIV+-+San+Francisco+49ers NFL

For all the genius of legendary 49ers head coach Bill Walsh, it's somewhat bizarre that San Francisco's most dominant Super Bowl team came the year after Walsh retired following his third Super Bowl title in 1988. Replacement head coach George Seifert was the beneficiary of an incredible postseason run as the 49ers blew out their three playoff opponents by a combined 126-26. Wow. That's what we all said after witnessing the best offensive show in Super Sunday history, with Jerry Rice and Joe Montana (both pictured) leading a 55-10 win over the Broncos.

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NFL 5 2881 Top 10 Best Super Bowl teams 9109106 Super Bowl VII - Miami Dolphins Super+Bowl+VII+-+Miami+Dolphins NFL

Only one team pops champagne each year to celebrate the last NFL unbeaten losing its first game — the 1972 Miami Dolphins. Whether or not it bugs you, it's still impressive to go undefeated and untied for an entire regular season and playoffs. Some critics "poo-poo" the accomplishment, using today's "strength of schedule" standards since those Dolphins played only two regular season games against teams with winning records (Chiefs and Giants, both 8-6). What they failed to mention: Miami beat the 10-4 Browns and 11-3 Steelers in the playoffs before taking apart the 11-3 Redskins in the Super Bowl.

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NFL 5 2881 Top 10 Best Super Bowl teams 9106198 Super Bowl XIX - San Francisco 49ers Super+Bowl+XIX+-+San+Francisco+49ers NFL

For a 15-1 team (only loss by a field goal) that obliterated nearly every team in their path in 1984, these Niners seem to get overshadowed at times when looking back through Super Bowl history. All the hype entering Super Bowl XIX centered around the QB matchup of Joe Montana and Miami's young gun Dan Marino, who had shattered passing records throughout the '84 season. But the 49ers had the NFL's No. 2-ranked offense and top-ranked scoring defense. Great defense (and Montana) beat great offense, as the 49ers won easily, 38-16.

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NFL 5 2881 Top 10 Best Super Bowl teams 9106202 Super Bowl XXVII - Dallas Cowboys Super+Bowl+XXVII+-+Dallas+Cowboys NFL

The first of the three Super Bowls won in the 1990s by the Cowboys was the most impressive and imposing. After losing an early-season Monday night showdown at Philly, the Cowboys immediately took control of the league and finished an NFL-best 13-3. Then Dallas cruised past the Eagles and 49ers before embarrassing the Buffalo Bills, 52-17, forcing an unthinkable nine Buffalo turnovers. Dallas went on to repeat in 1993, then won again in 1995 after head coach Jimmy Johnson and owner Jerry Jones "divorced" in 1994.

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NFL 5 2881 Top 10 Best Super Bowl teams 9108894 Super Bowl XXIX - San Francisco 49ers Super+Bowl+XXIX+-+San+Francisco+49ers NFL

First, Steve Young (pictured) had to overcome the USFL. Then it was being drafted by the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, back when they were horrible in bright orange uniforms. He also had to sit for years behind arguably the greatest QB ever to play, San Francisco's Joe Montana. Finally Young won the starting QB gig by the Bay for good in 1992, but his team couldn't surpass the Dallas Cowboys ... until 1994, when Young's 49ers rocked the NFL's best offense with 505 points, culminating in a 49-26 Super Bowl rout over the Chargers with Young FINALLY relieved to win his own championship.

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NFL 5 2881 Top 10 Best Super Bowl teams 9108606 Super Bowl XIII - Pittsburgh Steelers Super+Bowl+XIII+-+Pittsburgh+Steelers NFL

Picking from among the best of Pittsburgh's four Super Bowl champions during the 1970s takes splitting hairs to a whole new level. But in winning Super Bowl XIII, the Steelers cemented the decade as their own. Behind the famed "Steel Curtain" defense and the Terry Bradshaw-Franco Harris (pictured) QB-RB combo on offense, the 14-2 Steelers won their third of four titles in beating a very game Dallas Cowboys team in a thriller, 35-31, that proved once and for all that Terry Bradshaw could dominate a Super Bowl like his storied defense.

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NFL 5 2881 Top 10 Best Super Bowl teams 9108604 Super Bowl I - Green Bay Packers Super+Bowl+I+-+Green+Bay+Packers NFL

The class of the 1960s was clearly the Green Bay Packers. Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, Jim Taylor, Paul Hornung, Jerry Kramer ... legends of the game who won five NFL titles during their decade of dominance. Their first Super Bowl title team — played back before the term "Super Bowl" had been coined — capped another tremendous season as the Packers beat the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10. Green Bay repeated as champion the following year in 1967, putting its stamp on football history. The Super Bowl trophy today is named the Vince Lombardi Trophy, after all.

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NFL 5 2881 Top 10 Best Super Bowl teams 9109112 Super Bowl XI - Oakland Raiders Super+Bowl+XI+-+Oakland+Raiders NFL

There were a few transcendent NFL teams from the 1970s, and most were in the AFC. The Steelers, Dolphins, Raiders and Chiefs highlighted what was often a round-robin in the playoffs, and each year Oakland came close to breaking through. If not for the "Immaculate Reception" years before, maybe the Raiders would have won multiple Super Bowls like the Steelers. But the 1976 team was coach John Madden's best, a team that won its final 10 regular season games to finish 13-1, then blew out Minnesota in Super Bowl XI behind QB Ken Stabler (pictured, right) and WR Fred Biletnikoff (left), 32-14.

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NFL 5 2881 Top 10 Best Super Bowl teams 9106788 Super Bowl XLII - New England Patriots Super+Bowl+XLII+-+New+England+Patriots NFL

This pick will generate some (ahem) feedback. On one hand, these Patriots lost the friggin' Super Bowl ... how could they be on this list? On the flip side, they were one wildly shocking, improbable, stunning, stupefying, (insert further adjectives here) David Tyree desperation "helmet" catch from likely finishing what would have been a 14-10 Super Bowl win. The Giants deserved to win the game, of course, but in the modern day game with parity built into the product, the Patriots were THATCLOSE to a 19-0 season.

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