I've studied nfl history intently......
There's really only 2 teams in history that can lay claim to the best
ever in the Baugh Era.....
The 70's Steelers and the 60's Packers....
you may want to study a little harder and read up some of George Halas Bears teams and Paul Brown Browns teams
As usual ic....ur a little off...
The otto era browns teams to be fair...might be in the coversation
But suffer due to lower level competition....I'll give them this...its
Steelers Packers 1 and 2 then the Browns at 3...then....a noticable
Drop off.....the early halas glory days bears teams were pre-Baugh Era
And hence played an almost uncompareable game to the Baugh
Era heavyweights.......no one in nfl his
As usual std, your way off. As become commonplace with us, I'll try and correct your errors here to clear up your inconsistencies.
I'm too young to have lived this stuff like you, but I've read alot. I'm aware of what Lombardi did with Phil Bengston, the only DC not to allow a 100 yard game to Jim Brown. And Noll with his defense. But the 2 greatest 10 year runs in "Baugh" era were by the Browns and Bears. Browns did compete in AAFC for 4 years, winning all 4 titles with near perfect record. Three of those teams did convert to NFL once AAFC dissolved. Thats when the NFL thought they would steamroll the AAFC competition until the Browns came in and stomped the heavily favored Eagles in their inaugural game and went on to win 4 of their first 6 NFL titles. Even after Paul Brown was let go. Those Browns teams were the definition of dominant.
The Bears great 10 year did have its first 3 years before Baugh came into the league in 1937, allowed Clark Shaughnessy to install T-formation, add TE's, and 2 WR's to the offense giving the West Coast offense its true initial roots according to Bill Walsh. The also drubbed Baugh's Redskins 73-0 in the title game, and the '42 team allowed only 56 pts in its final game after allowing 28 pts opening week to the GB Packers. That same year they set the defensive pass efficiency rating that still stands today of under 12.0, and had the largest yardage differential in NFL history, a number that also still stands today.
The Cowboys own the longest run off championship competitive teams at 20 seasons, ending in 1985. Bears and Browns each had 10 year runs, as did Redskins. Steelers run only lasted 9 years from 1972-80
Ask me sometime and I'll educate you on how the Steelers drafted Sid Luckman, but Art Rooney was duped by Halas and he became a HOF QB with the Bears. A move that may not left Rooney's teams in obscurity for so long.