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Old 03-05-2010, 09:14   #1
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Do you think the 1972 Miami Dolphins are overrated? Why or why not?

Please note I am not saying they weren't the best team in the NFL that year. I am being neutral on this topic. Being undefeated (even with an easy schedule) is still a huge accomplishment and they rightfully deserve a place in history when they go over the great teams but if you look at their schedule during the regular season, they only played two teams with a winning record.

Here is the break down of the record of the teams they played during the 72 season:

Chiefs: 8-6
Oilers: 1-13
Vikings: 7-7
Jets: 7-7
Chargers: 4-9-1
Bills: 4-9-1
Colts: 5-9
Patriots: 3-11
Cardinals: 4-9-1
Giants 8-6

What do you think about the 72 Dolphins in terms of being the greatest or one of the greatest teams ever?

I know just because a team happens to have a weak schedule does not automatically mean they weren't the best ever. A team cannot help it if another team performs poorly that year.

Do you think the 72 Dolphins are overrated? Why or why not?
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:20   #2
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I wouldnt say over rated. They arent the greatest football team ever. But it is to hard to compaere teams from different eras.The game is bigger and faster but i dont think with the new rule changes it is more physical then it used to be. You cant blame the Dolphins for their regular season schedule but they did also make it through the AFC playoffs and beat the NFC's best team. It is still hard for a team to go unbeaten as we saw with the patriots who chocked it away in the Super Bowl against the Giants.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:21   #3
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I believe so for that very reason. The way Dan Marino was playing in 1984, the Dolphins of that year would've laid waste to the undefeated 72 team. People are quick to judge teams by their record, and not look at opponents and statistics.
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I think you said it best, it is difficult to go undefeated, even with what you perceive to be a weak schedule. Bad teams sometimes beat good teams, as you know. In the parity in fhte NFL it is even more difficult, I believe. Bottomline it is arguable about the greatest team. Though they should rank up there with the best as you indicated. However, I believe it is difficult to rate eras when it comes to teams. Examples

1930's & 40's Green Bay Packeers and Crazy legs Hearst.
1950's Detroit Lines and Bobby Lane and of course the Colts and Johnny Unitas.
1960's The great Green Bay Packer teams with Bart Starr
1970's The Dolphins and of course the Steelers
1980's Probably the 49ers
1990's 49ers, Packers, Broncos
2000's Patriots, Steelers

How can you decide the best? Each has there dream and choice, though the Dolphins do hold there place in history.


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Old 03-05-2010, 09:25   #5
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when a team goes undefeated and wins the super bowl, then that can be asked. it will not happen any time soon, we had 10 teams thinking they would this year and not a one was even close. it could be 40 years before we see it again.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:25   #6
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NO they are if go all the way like that they one great team my dad saw every game that year he loves them i don't go jets but i look at this there the greatest but they should give some they won the super bowl to they were not favorite in that game by the skins sucks that game so 72 fins should get some love
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Who is the only team in NFL history to go undefeated?
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Overrated is an overused term. The Dolphins proved it on the field, If you look at the points for (385) and points against (171), you can see that they were dominant against their opponents in a league with fewer teams, fewer games, and talent not spread out over several teams like it is today. With less regular season games, the 1972 Dolphins were great.

Playoffs:

Browns were 10-4
Steelers 11-3

Superbowl:

Redskins 11-3

You can't forget to mention the rest of the road to the SB.


Thumbs up to those who agree.
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