I do not attempt to *seriously* compare this team to other dynasties from other eras because I believe it's basically a useless exercise. But I have thought about it since I hit my first comparison that could not be solved: Ali vs. Marciano. I did not like a comparison that could not be solved. I like to solve things like that, but I was stumped and frustrated that the fight could not take place because that was the only real way to settle it. And if Ali had won there would have been a rematch which he might have lost, and then what do you conclude? A rubber match! Forget about it - it's not worth trying to figure out. I have also thought about this problem in terms of the NFL and all I want to do is make a singular point about it (although there are many). It's about the impact of free agency on this era. Free Agency did make it harder to keep a team together (point for the Pats), but for certain teams it also made it more difficult to build the team in the first place (point for the Dolphins). In the old days you could not just go sign players like you can today. In fact, today there is a large advantage to a team like the Pats or Colts attracting free agents who are proven performers, guys who have a high probabability of fitting in, guys who are in the prime of their careers, and in some cases starving for a ring. But the real issue about free agency gets a bit more complicated. It can be abused as well as used, and so the reality is that it's not an advantage or disadvantage until it's applied. How can you say how it would be applied to teams that didn't have to apply it? It's like wondeing how a guitarist from 200 years ago would handle learning to shred on an electric guitar. To me the old teams and the old guitarists were the best of their eras, and there is no way to compare them to teams and guitar styles from today. It's a useless, and even derogatory comparison that favors the modern ones who have more options available. To me the question is "why do it"? There is nothing to be gained except in the spirit of respecting the other eras for what they were, and not trying to detract from what they did.