Rank 'Em: Modern NFL Franchises

Created: September 16, 2008, 7:36 PM

Since 1970, the Steelers, Cowboys and 49ers have all established dynasties.

The NFL has had more than its fair share of dominant franchises. The Cowboys, Steelers, 49ers and, most recently, the Patriots have all forged unforgettable dynasties since the AFL and NFL merged, almost 40 years ago. But which franchise is the ultimate NFL franchise?

Page 2's Thomas Neumann has come up with a formula to determine the answer to this question. By using 10 criteria (from Super Bowl record to number of All-Pros) Neumann has created a modern NFL franchise hierarchy. But does SportsNation agree with his rankings?

Below we have listed each NFL franchise and we want you to tell us which represents the most successful team since 1970.

KEY:
Win Pct.: Winning percentage
SB rec.: Super Bowl record
MNF app.: Monday Night Football appearances
All-Pros: First team All-Pros
Playoff W's: Playoff wins

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  • San Francisco 49ers
    Win Pct.: .568
    SB rec.: 5-0
    MNF app.: 61
    All-Pros: 55
    Playoff Ws: 20
  • Chicago Bears
    Win Pct.: .497
    SB rec.: 1-0
    MNF app.: 51
    All-Pros: 38
    Playoff Ws: 8
  • Cincinnati Bengals
    Win Pct.: .447
    SB rec.: 0-2
    MNF app.: 27
    All-Pros: 26
    Playoff Ws: 5
  • Buffalo Bills
    Win Pct.: .474
    SB rec.: 0-4
    MNF app.: 38
    All-Pros: 33
    Playoff Ws: 12
  • Denver Broncos
    Win Pct.: .586
    SB rec.: 2-4
    MNF app.: 57
    All-Pros: 39
    Playoff Ws: 15
  • Cleveland Browns
    Win Pct.: .458
    SB rec.: 0-0
    MNF app.: 25
    All-Pros: 13
    Playoff Ws: 4
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Win Pct.: .393
    SB rec.: 1-0
    MNF app.: 16
    All-Pros: 21
    Playoff Ws: 5
  • Arizona Cardinals
    Win Pct.: .402
    SB rec.: 0-0
    MNF app.: 18
    All-Pros: 23
    Playoff Ws: 1
  • San Diego Chargers
    Win Pct.: .463
    SB rec.: 0-1
    MNF app.: 30
    All-Pros: 37
    Playoff Ws: 8
  • Kansas City Chiefs
    Win Pct.: .561
    SB rec.: 0-0
    MNF app.: 35
    All-Pros: 37
    Playoff Ws: 3
  • Indianapolis Colts
    Win Pct.: .485
    SB rec.: 2-0
    MNF app.: 29
    All-Pros: 25
    Playoff Ws: 11
  • Dallas Cowboys
    Win Pct.: .594
    SB rec.: 5-3
    MNF app.: 69
    All-Pros: 56
    Playoff Ws: 26
  • Miami Dolphins
    Win Pct.: .608
    SB rec.: 2-3
    MNF app.: 73
    All-Pros: 56
    Playoff Ws: 18
  • Philadelphia Eagles
    Win Pct.: .511
    SB rec.: 0-2
    MNF app.: 45
    All-Pros: 36
    Playoff Ws: 13
  • Atlanta Falcons
    Win Pct.: .422
    SB rec.: 0-1
    MNF app.: 30
    All-Pros: 15
    Playoff Ws: 6
  • New York Giants
    Win Pct.: .485
    SB rec.: 3-1
    MNF app.: 39
    All-Pros: 30
    Playoff Ws: 13
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
    Win Pct.: .543
    SB rec.: 0-0
    MNF app.: 11
    All-Pros: 6
    Playoff Ws:5
  • New York Jets
    Win Pct.: .435
    SB rec.: 0-0
    MNF app.: 38
    All-Pros: 19
    Playoff Ws: 6
  • Detroit Lions
    Win Pct.: .425
    SB rec.: 0-0
    MNF app.: 25
    All-Pros: 22
    Playoff Ws: 1
  • Green Bay Packers
    Win Pct.: .509
    SB rec.: 1-1
    MNF app.: 51
    All-Pros: 22
    Playoff Ws: 12
  • Carolina Panthers
    Win Pct.: .466
    SB rec.: 0-1
    MNF app.: 7
    All-Pros: 12
    Playoff Ws: 6
  • New England Patriots
    Win Pct.: .519
    SB rec.: 3-3
    MNF app.: 36
    All-Pros: 27
    Playoff Ws: 17
  • Oakland Raiders
    Win Pct.: .558
    SB rec.: 3-1
    MNF app.: 60
    All-Pros: 49
    Playoff Ws: 19
  • St. Louis Rams
    Win Pct.: .534
    SB rec.: 1-2
    MNF app.: 53
    All-Pros: 44
    Playoff Ws: 15
  • Baltimore Ravens
    Win Pct.: .503
    SB rec.: 1-0
    MNF app.: 10
    All-Pros: 17
    Playoff Ws: 4
  • Washington Redskins
    Win Pct.: .558
    SB rec.: 3-2
    MNF app.: 55
    All-Pros: 31
    Playoff Ws: 17
  • New Orleans Saints
    Win Pct.: .418
    SB rec.: 0-0
    MNF app.: 24
    All-Pros: 13
    Playoff Ws: 2
  • Seattle Seahawks
    Win Pct.: .492
    SB rec.: 0-1
    MNF app.: 24
    All-Pros: 22
    Playoff Ws: 7
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
    Win Pct.: .603
    SB rec.: 5-1
    MNF app.: 57
    All-Pros: 62
    Playoff Ws: 23
  • Houston Texans
    Win Pct.: .333
    SB rec.: 0-0
    MNF app.: 0
    All-Pros: 1
    Playoff Ws: 0
  • Tennessee Titans
    Win Pct.: .481
    SB rec.: 0-1
    MNF app.: 33
    All-Pros: 34
    Playoff Ws: 12
  • Minnesota Vikings
    Win Pct.: .572
    SB rec.: 0-3
    MNF app.: 47
    All-Pros: 52
    Playoff Ws: 16