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Team 1st Year Last Year Champ W L T Win % Coach Passer Rusher Receiver Other
Chicago Bears 1920 1963 7 353 151 38 65% George Halas Sid Luckman Bronko Nagurski Mike Ditka TE Bulldog Turner C-T-LB-G
Miami Dolphins 1970 2003 2 324 184 2 64% Don Shula Dan Marino Larry Csonka Mark Duper Bob Griese QB
New England Patriots 2001 2018 6 220 68 0 76% Bill Belichick Tom Brady various Wes Welker Rob Gronkowski TE
Washington Redskins 1971 1992 3 215 114 1 65% Joe Gibbs Joe Theismann John Riggins Art Monk Gary Clark WR
Dallas Cowboys 1966 1985 2 208 79 2 72% Tom Landry Roger Staubach Tony Dorsett Tony Hill Danny White QB
San Francisco 49ers 1981 1998 5 207 72 1 74% Bill Walsh Joe Montana Roger Craig Jerry Rice Steve Young QB
Oakland Raiders 1967 1985 3 198 70 7 72% John Madden Ken Stabler Marcus Allen Cliff Branch Daryle Lamonica QB
Green Bay Packers 1923 1944 6 179 66 16 69% Curly Lambeau Arnie Herber Clarke Hinkle Don Hutson Cecil Isbell QB
Pittsburgh Steelers 2001 2017 2 179 92 1 66% Mike Tomlin Ben Roethlisberger Willie Parker Hines Ward Antonio Brown WR
New York Giants 1925 1946 3 167 81 19 63% Steve Owen Ed Danowski Tuffy Leemans various various
Denver Broncos 1983 1998 2 161 93 1 63% Dan Reeves John Elway Terrell Davis Vance Johnson Rod Smith WR
Green Bay Packers 1992 2007 1 161 95 0 63% Mike Holmgren Brett Favre Ahman Green Sterling Sharpe Antonio Freeman WR
Indianapolis Colts 1999 2010 1 138 54 0 72% Tony Dungy Peyton Manning Edgerrin James Marvin Harrison Reggie Wayne WR
Baltimore Colts 1958 1971 3 131 54 5 69% Weeb Ewbank Johnny Unitas various Raymond Berry Jimmy Orr WR
Pittsburgh Steelers 1972 1984 4 130 58 1 69% Chuck Noll Terry Bradshaw Franco Harris Lynn Swann John Stallworth WR
Cleveland Browns 1946 1958 7 128 29 5 79% Paul Brown Otto Graham Marion Motley Mac Speedie Dante Lavelli WR
Minnesota Vikings 1988 2000 0 127 81 0 61% Dennis Green various Robert Smith Randy Moss Cris Carter WR
Philadelphia Eagles 2000 2010 0 113 62 1 64% Andy Reid Donovan McNabb Brian Westbrook DeSean Jackson various
Buffalo Bills 1988 1996 0 97 47 0 67% Marv Levy Jim Kelly Thurman Thomas Andre Reed Bruce Smith DE
Minnesota Vikings 1969 1977 0 96 29 1 76% Bud Grant Fran Tarkenton Chuck Foreman John Gilliam Alan Page DT
Cleveland Browns 1963 1972 1 95 43 2 68% Blanton Collier Frank Ryan Jim Brown Paul Warfield Leroy Kelly RB
Chicago Bears 1984 1991 1 90 37 0 71% Mike Ditka Jim McMahon Walter Payton Willie Gault Neal Anderson RB
Kansas City Chiefs 1962 1971 2 90 42 8 64% Hank Stram Len Dawson Abner Haynes Otis Taylor Bobby Bell LB
Green Bay Packers 2009 2016 1 87 40 1 68% Mike McCarthy Aaron Rodgers Eddie Lacy Jordy Nelson Clay Matthews LB
Los Angeles Rams 1973 1980 0 86 31 1 73% Chuck Knox Pat Haden Lawrence McCutcheon Harold Jackson Jack Youngblood DE
Dallas Cowboys 1991 1998 3 86 42 0 67% Jimmy Johnson Troy Aikman Emmitt Smith Michael Irvin Jay Novacek TE
Kansas City Chiefs 1990 1997 0 86 42 0 67% Marty Schottenheimer Joe Montana Marcus Allen Willie Davis Derrick Thomas LB
Los Angeles Rams 1945 1955 2 83 39 7 64% various Norm Van Brocklin various Elroy Hirsch Bob Waterfield QB
Green Bay Packers 1960 1967 5 82 24 4 75% Vince Lombardi Bart Starr Jim Taylor Boyd Dowler Herb Adderley CB
New Orleans Saints 2006 2013 1 80 48 0 63% Sean Payton Drew Brees Pierre Thomas Marques Colston Jahri Evans RG
Seattle Seahawks 2012 2018 1 75 36 1 67% Pete Carroll Russell Wilson Marshawn Lynch Doug Baldwin Richard Sherman CB
Washington Redskins 1936 1945 2 74 29 5 69% Ray Flaherty Sammy Baugh various various various
New York Giants 1956 1963 1 73 25 4 72% Jim Lee Howell Charlie Conerly Frank Gifford Del Shofner Y.A. Tittle QB
Baltimore Ravens 2008 2014 1 72 40 0 64% Jim Harbaugh Joe Flacco Ray Rice Anquan Boldin Haloti Ngata DT
Houston Oilers 1987 1993 0 70 41 0 63% Jack Pardee Warren Moon Lorenzo White Drew Hill Haywood Jeffires WR
New York Giants 2005 2011 2 68 44 0 61% Tom Coughlin Eli Manning Brandon Jacobs Plaxico Burress Osi Umenyiora DE
Denver Broncos 2011 2016 1 67 29 0 70% John Fox Peyton Manning various Demaryius Thomas Von Miller LB
San Diego Chargers 2004 2009 0 67 29 0 70% Marty Schottenheimer Philip Rivers LaDainian Tomlinson Antonio Gates TE Vincent Jackson WR
Baltimore Ravens 2000 2006 1 67 45 0 60% Brian Billick various Jamal Lewis various Ray Lewis MLB
New York Giants 1985 1990 2 65 30 0 68% Bill Parcells Phil Simms Joe Morris Mark Bavaro TE Lawrence Taylor LB
Kansas City Chiefs 2013 2018 0 65 31 0 68% Andy Reid Alex Smith Jamaal Charles Tyreek Hill Travis Kelce TE
Pittsburgh Steelers 1992 1997 0 64 32 0 67% Bill Cowher Neil O'Donnell Jerome Bettis Yancey Thigpen Greg Lloyd LB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1997 2002 1 60 36 0 63% Tony Dungy Brad Johnson Warrick Dunn Keyshawn Johnson Derrick Brooks LB
Los Angeles Rams 1984 1989 0 58 37 0 61% John Robinson Jim Everett Eric Dickerson Henry Ellard LeRoy Irvin CB
Seattle Seahawks 1983 1988 0 57 38 0 60% Chuck Knox Dave Krieg Curt Warner Steve Largent Kenny Easley SS
St. Louis Rams 1999 2003 1 56 24 0 70% Mike Martz Kurt Warner Marshall Faulk Torry Holt Isaac Bruce WR
Tennessee Titans 1999 2003 0 56 24 0 70% Jeff Fisher Steve McNair Eddie George Derrick Mason Keith Bulluck LB
San Diego Chargers 1960 1965 1 54 26 4 64% Sid Gillman Jack Kemp Paul Lowe Lance Alworth John Hadl QB
Cincinnati Bengals 2011 2015 0 52 27 1 65% Marvin Lewis Andy Dalton Jeremy Hill A.J. Green Geno Atkins DT
Philadelphia Eagles 1988 1992 0 52 28 0 65% Buddy Ryan Randall Cunningham Randall Cunningham QB Fred Barnett Reggie White DE
Seattle Seahawks 2003 2007 0 51 29 0 64% Mike Holmgren Matt Hasselbeck Shaun Alexander Darrell Jackson Bobby Engram WR
Cleveland Browns 1985 1989 0 49 29 1 62% Marty Schottenheimer Bernie Kosar Kevin Mack Webster Slaughter Frank Minnifield CB
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For the purposes of compiling this list, I loosely defined a dynasty as a sustained period of success where the team consistently wins at least 60% of its games over a period of at least 5 years. I did not specifically take championship/Super Bowl wins into account, but teams that are winning tend to win those, too, with a few exceptions. I set no maximum length, but tried to make sure that the head coach or a star player was on most of the teams throughout the time period. For example, the Chicago Bears from 1920-1963 could probably be broken up into smaller eras, but George Halas was the head coach the entire time and essentially kicked ass for 40 years, winning 7 championships along the way.

The Dolphins have a similar deal, Don Shula was the head coach for Griese and Marino from 1970-1995. The team stayed good until 2003, so I just tacked those years on.

There's no point to this, btw, it's not rom related. I was just messing around on the pro-football-reference site and got the urge to do this. I don't know why.

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Says a lot about the Saints that their win percentage was only 63%. 

 

Sean Payton would've been the "Mr. 7-9" nicknamed coach if it weren't for the past two seasons where they went 11-5 and 13-3. I think you could add them here, along with the 3 peat of 7-9 seasons that would drive their win percentage down even more. I have always believed the one thing that hurts Drew Brees in comparison to the other elite QBs of his era is that he has more losses than all of them, despite having just as good (if not better) stats. Brady, Manning and Rodgers consistently have beat up on their divisions and took advantage when they had a weak division to rely on. The NFC South has been a more tougher division, arguably one of the toughest in the league during Brees time that has produced 2 MVP QBs and 2 other SB contender teams during his career, but it don't excuse that the Saints didn't take advantage of it when their division was weak. In 2014, the Panthers won the division at 7-8-1 and the Saints screwed around that whole year as a mess of a team. 

 

I don't want to get off topic ranting about the Saints cause they're my team and this is so easy to do, but I seriously wonder at times if Payton is the reason they have underachieved with a Hall of Fame QB. He's basically in the same boat as Mike Ditka with the old Bears defense. Payton had one of the greatest QBs to ever play the game and only has a single SB to show for it. I absolutely do not believe the Saints will get to another SB with Brees. Last year and 2017 were their final chances and they blew it both times in historical fashion. The Saints should've been contenders for years to come, like how the old Bears should've become a dynasty and yet Ditka would get out-coached against Walsh and Gibbs in the playoffs. Bad non-call aside, go through all our playoff losses since we won that one SB, and you see Payton gets thoroughly out-coached in all those losses, similar to the old Bears. Even in the recent playoff loss, he really didn't do that good of a job in the second half adjusting to the Rams game changes, which is why I think we deserved to lose, bad non-call aside (I'm seriously sick to death of hearing about that fucking non-call. You blow a two possession lead twice in the same game, you are getting outplayed badly and deserve to lose. See 1998 Vikings and how they choked to the Falcons, which is exactly what we did against the Rams.)

 

IMO you can split the Patriots and 49ers dynasties into two and the Packers can be split as well. 

 

With the Niners, their 90's teams had a lot of failures that included getting embarrassed at home in blowout playoff losses to Dallas and GB. The 80's teams made it to 4 SBs and often were beating the hell out of their playoff opponents. I think there was also a change in the 90's where they started facing legit challenges in their division. The Saints gave them competition in the early 90's but failed. Carolina in 1996 managed to sweep them and win the division. The Falcons did it in 1998. 

 

With the Pats, it took them 10 whole years to get ring #4, though I would argue that they get it in 2006 if they pay Deion Branch or if they don't blow that big lead to the Colts in the playoffs. They would've handled the Bears or Saints with ease in that SB (2006 was one of those years where the best teams were all in the AFC. Indy, New England, Baltimore and San Diego all would've beat the NFC opponent in the SB that year). But then again, they nearly get #4 in 2007 and 2011 as well. 

 

The Packers dynasty in the 90's truly felt like it ended when they lost to SF in the 1998 playoffs (a game they were screwed on with the call over Rice's fumble). Holmgren left soon after, as did a bunch of key players from their SB team and that's when Favre started to really struggle. The 2000's Packers truly felt like an underachieving team (take your pick with their playoff losses), much like the 2010's Packers did with Rodgers under center and their several embarrassing playoff losses (15-1 record in 2011 and get routed by a flukey 9-7 team). 

 

Looking back, I swear the 2000's Colts are going to be remembered as that team you always go back and ask "how did they only win one SB?". Peyton Manning is easily labeled a choke artist, but I think it says a lot that Denver managed to reach 2 SBs in just 4 years, while the Colts needed 9 years to finally get to the big dance with him at QB and their best team (2005) didn't even get there. Manning actually played well enough to win in a lot of those playoff losses that people easily blame him over. I'm not going to say anything bad about Manning, cause at least he did get to the big game 4 times. My QB and team can't even get back there again after their one time. 

 

It's amazing to see the Seahawks recent surge of success that began around 1999 when Paul Allen brought in Holmgren. I remember back in my childhood, the Seahawks were a laughably bad team and they've achieved a respectability in relevance for the past 20 years that makes all that feel like a distant memory. 

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You're right about the Saints, they still have 60% if you include those years. I didn't check it, I just eyeballed it and thought the win % would drop under 60. From 2006-2018 they have a 125-83 record, which makes them comparable to the 1988-2000 Vikings (127-81) on my list.

 

I love your comment, I have shit to do now but plan to dive into the rest later. I have a lot of ideas with this dynasty stuff. Thanks for replying.

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Why the John Fox Era for the Denver Broncos? I get it sure 2011 was basically a fluke year plus 2013 and 2014 were nightmare years. (Reffering to the Ravens "Fail Mary play and Seattle blowout in the Super Bowl) Denver best run was under Mike Shannan; They should have a 3 peat if it wasn't for the Jaguars in 1996. From 1996-1998 was their best run.

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Couldn't you, like, put these teams in alphabetical order or something?  I have no idea where to look for anything here.

 

Also it should be noted that for anybody who is even remotely familiar with a certain YouTuber named UrinatingTree, I recommend you go check him out.  He actually does cover a lot of bases and is genuinely funny to look at.  He even did two videos on the Cleveland Browns--the second video after they completed their disastrous 0-16 season.

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On 4/12/2019 at 3:21 AM, _DEBERG said:

IMO you can split the Patriots and 49ers dynasties into two and the Packers can be split as well. 

 

I can see why you might want to split the 49ers between Montana and Young, but the idea here is to show how long a team could maintain success. The list is sorted by total wins, so splitting any team would move it down the list. This list is basically a starting point. My next step was going to be to break up the teams with longer periods of success and sort it again by Win %. With the Pats, I don't really see the point of splitting them further. The Pats are all Belichick/Brady - 76% of their games over 18 years. How does splitting that make anything better? With the Packers, I agree they had some off years. If I was doing a list by Win %, I would cut out 1999-2000 and 2005-2006.

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On 4/17/2019 at 11:16 PM, VGifted said:

Why the John Fox Era for the Denver Broncos? I get it sure 2011 was basically a fluke year plus 2013 and 2014 were nightmare years. (Reffering to the Ravens "Fail Mary play and Seattle blowout in the Super Bowl) Denver best run was under Mike Shannan; They should have a 3 peat if it wasn't for the Jaguars in 1996. From 1996-1998 was their best run.

 

Mike Shanahan is there - he got swallowed up in the 1983-1998 era, which began with Dan Reeves, 11 down from the top on this list with 161 wins. There's only room for one coach on the chart. It's really the John Elway era. I should have put Shanahan in the Other space instead of a second WR. Oh and I forgot, John Fox just happened to be there, that was Peyton Manning's team up until the year they actually won the SB, when they had a ridiculous defense. Peyton Manning is why they won 70% of their games over 5 years. Min to make my list was 60% for at least 5 years.

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On 4/18/2019 at 5:39 PM, Mike Gordan said:

Couldn't you, like, put these teams in alphabetical order or something?  I have no idea where to look for anything here.

 

You can copy and paste this to any spreadsheet. Sort it however you like :)

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On 4/22/2019 at 3:53 PM, BO FB Offtackle Left said:

 

I can see why you might want to split the 49ers between Montana and Young, but the idea here is to show how long a team could maintain success. The list is sorted by total wins, so splitting any team would move it down the list. This list is basically a starting point. My next step was going to be to break up the teams with longer periods of success and sort it again by Win %. With the Pats, I don't really see the point of splitting them further. The Pats are all Belichick/Brady - 76% of their games over 18 years. How does splitting that make anything better? With the Packers, I agree they had some off years. If I was doing a list by Win %, I would cut out 1999-2000 and 2005-2006.

 

I see what you mean, it's all good. Sustained success in the NFL is difficult. This chart is still amazing to look at months later. 

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