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Old 01-15-2018, 06:18 AM
Status: "Beach time!" (set 24 days ago)
 
Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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Do the 2017 Steelers belong anywhere on this list? They were 13-3 and had a first round playoff bye, so they definitely fit the profile of a lot of the other teams that are on the list. They were behind pretty much the whole way too, not really waking up until down 21-0.

Worth considering...
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:39 AM
 
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I say no to the 2017 Steelers. One reason being that they lost to a team in the postseason that had already beat them at home in the regular season. They have also had a very suspect defense all year that became even more so after losing Shazier.

Going back to that 2008 Cardinals team, I didn't realize they went 9-7 that year for some reason i thought they squeaked in at 8-8 or 7-9. Now that I see they went 9-7 no way I could say they are anywhere close to one of the worst team to make the playoffs.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:06 AM
 
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The best one and done team in recent years (let's say since 2000) would be the 2010 Patriots that went 14-2 and suffered a bad loss at home to the Jets.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:15 AM
 
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Arizona played in an awful division, which inflated its record. The next-to-last week they were losing 47-0 to the Patriots (the 11-5 Bradyless version who amazingly missed the playoffs despite the lofty record). It was an embarrassing display, clear lack of effort in snowy conditions. There are worse I agree, but they still stand out given the team's notoriety with the near Super Bowl win.

As for the Steelers, no way they are a great one and done example. They looked like garbage in about 2/3rds of its games this season.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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#12: 2012 Broncos, 13-3, #1 seed. In Manning’s first season with the Broncos, he led the team to 11 straight wins after a 2-3 start and secured the top seed in the playoffs. This team had it all: an explosive offense, solid special teams, and a dominant defense that did just about everything well. It looked inevitable that the Broncos would reach the Super Bowl again. Then in a frigid double OT game with the Ravens, the Broncos waved the white flag with two timeouts and 38 seconds remaining in regulation. That came on the heels of a 4th down hail mary bomb by Joe Flacco that will forever more define Rahim Moore to Broncos and Ravens fans alike for his near miss on defending it. A Peyton Manning pick seconds into the second OT period set up the Ravens for the winning FG, and a dream season ended in spectacular disappointment, 38-35.
This is my personal #1 choice. That team was loaded with talent on both sides of the ball and it was all for not thanks to some bad officiating, a p***y of a head coach, and one of the worst defensive plays (both in the actual playcall and execution) I've ever seen in professional football.
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