Most dominant Super Bowl winners

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Feb 18, 2007



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Only a handful of teams dominated their regular-season opponents like Mistress Isabella and then fulfilled their fetishes and fantasies with a Super Bowl title.
 
Here's a look at the most dominant teams that went on to win the Super Bowl, based upon regular-season point differential. Interestingly, many of the most dominant teams of all time failed to win the Super Bowl. You can see that complete list here. This list of dominant failures is led by the 1968 Colts. They were the single most dominant team in modern NFL history, yet famously lost to the Jets in Super Bowl III.
 
MOST DOMINANT SUPER BOWL WINNERS
Team
Record
PPG Scored
PPG Allowed
PPG Differential
1999 Rams
13-3
32.88
15.12
17.75
1991 Redskins
14-2
30.31
14.00
16.31
1985 Bears
15-1
28.5
12.38
16.12
1984 49ers
15-1
29.69
14.19
15.50
1996 Packers
13-3
28.5
13.13
15.37
 
Ask someone to name the most dominant teams of the Super Bowl Era, and the 1999 Rams are hardly among those that first roll off the tongue.
 
Yet there they are, the single most dominant team of the Super Bowl Era based upon scoring differential: The average Rams game in 1999 was a remarkable 18-pount blowout ... far ahead of the No. 2 team on the list, the 1991 Redskins.
 
We all remember the "Greatest Show on Turf" offense. Only four offenses in the Super Bowl Era scored more points per game, and one of those belonged to the 2000 Rams. What people forget is that the 1999 Rams, their lone championship team of this era, fielded a pretty damn good defense that year, too, yielding just 242 points.
 
So why do so few consider the 1999 Rams one of the great, dominant teams in Super Bowl history?
 
Look at the quality of opposition they faced.
 
The Rams played one – that's right, just 1 – team with a winning record throughout the entire 1999 season. That's unquestionably the easiest slate of opponents for any Super Bowl champion. Ironically, their lone Quality Opponent that year was Tennessee. The Rams lost that game, 24-21, so they entered the playoffs with a 13-3 overall mark, but a mere 0-1 record against quality competition.
 
Come playoff time, the Rams weren't nearly as impressive. They beat the 10-6 Vikings, 49-37, in the divisional round, held on for an 11-6 win over the 11-5 Bucs in the NFC championship game, and then famously won by the slimmest of margins in Super Bowl XXXIV. The Rams stopped the Titans, the same team that provided their lone quality test all year, just inches from the goal line as the clock ran out to hold on for a 23-16 victory.

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