Appropriately both dynasties put together nearly identical winning percentages. The 1960s Packers won one more title and had more Hall of Fame players, but all four of the 1970s Steelers’ championships were Super Bowls when the league had more teams (after the NFL-AFL merger). The Steelers won more playoff games, but the Packers had a better playoff winning percentage. The Packers had a better single season (1962), but the Steelers went to the playoffs in all eight years. Neither side’s accolades really budge to the others, both are securely etched into the fabric of NFL history as the first two modern-day NFL dynasties.
Both dynasties are responsible for some of the NFL’s most lasting images such as Franco Harris’ immaculate reception, Bart Starr’s Ice Bowl-winning quarterback sneak, Lynn Swann’s juggling catch in Super Bowl X, and Max McGee hauling in the first touchdown in Super Bowl history. And not only are these two dynasties some of the league’s most recognizable historic teams, they are still two of the NFL’s premier flagship franchises — in America and abroad. It should be noted that both dynasties helped to mold what are commonly referred to as two of the most loyal fan bases in the country. It may, after all, really be too close to call.
This is where you come in. We at NFL Spin Zone want to know what you, the fans, think about this question. Compare these two dynasties’ accomplishments and answer our poll question if you wish. Which team will come out on top? We’re letting America decide.
Which Is The Superior Dynasty, the 1960s Packers or the 1970s Steelers?
- 1960s Packers (72%, 158 Votes)
- 1970s Steelers (23%, 50 Votes)
- Too Close To Call (5%, 12 Votes)
Total Voters: 219
This poll will be open for only one week!
The winner will go up against the winner of the poll between the 1980s San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s — which we’ve yet to conduct. So fans of those teams make sure to check back with NFL Spin Zone soon. We will release part II of this series and compare the dynasties of the 80s Niners and the 90s ‘Boys in a similar fashion in the coming days.
Feel free to plead your case for the dynasty you believe to be better in the comments section!