I’ve done what others have done: find fault with the ’72 Dolphins. But when you compare that team to how other great teams have performed, there is only one conclusion–they’re incomparable.

A few years ago, I wrote an article comparing the 1972 and 1973 Miami Dolphins. I concluded that the 1973 team was even better than the undefeated 1972 team. But in drawing that conclusion, I was in no way trying to diminish the accomplishments of the 1972 team. After all, it’s the only undefeated team in NFL history.