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How Have Other 11-0 Teams Finished Their Seasons?

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The Steelers are 11-0 after Wednesday’s victory over the Baltimore Ravens, extending their best start in team history and accomplishing a feat that’s been done just 12 times in NFL history.

The first 11-0 team was the 1972 Miami Dolphins, who went on to win all 14 regular season games and the Super Bowl, a season that still stands alone in NFL history as the lone unblemished campaign.

The 2007 New England Patriots also went on to finish an unbeaten regular season, going 16-0 before losing to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII.

What has happened to them and the other nine squads that started out with wins in their first 11 games?

All 11 made the postseason and did so as a division winner. Nine advanced all the way to the Super Bowl, and five have won it. Nine of the 12 teams won their 12th game to move to 12-0.

In 2009 there were multiple 11-0 teams, with one eliminating the other in the playoffs. At least the Steelers don’t have to worry about that this year.

Here’s a breakdown of how all the 11-0 teams finished their seasons:

1972 Miami Dolphins
Game 12: 37-21 win at New England Patriots
Finished regular season 14-0
Won Super Bowl VII

1984 Miami Dolphins
Game 12: 28-34 loss at San Diego Chargers
Finished regular season: 14-2
Lost in Super Bowl XIX

1985 Chicago Bears
Game 12: 36-0 win over Atlanta Falcons
Finished regular season: 15-1
Won Super Bowl XX

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1991 Washington Redskins
Game 12: 21-24 loss to Dallas Cowboys
Finished regular season: 14-2
Won Super Bowl XXVI

1998 Denver Broncos
Game 12: 31-16 win at San Diego Chargers
Finished regular season: 14-2
Won Super Bowl XXXIII

2005 Indianapolis Colts
Game 12: 35-3 win over Tennessee Titans
Finished regular season: 14-2
Lost in Divisional Playoff to Pittsburgh Steelers

2007 New England Patriots
Game 12: 27-24 win at Baltimore Ravens
Finished regular season: 16-0
Lost Super Bowl XLII

2009 Indianapolis Colts
Game 12: 27-17 win over Tennessee Titans
Finished regular season: 14-2
Lost Super Bowl XLIV

2009 New Orleans Saints
Game 12: 33-30 overtime win at Washington Redskins
Finished regular season: 14-2
Won Super Bowl XLIV

2011 Green Bay Packers
Game 12: 38-35 win at New York Giants
Finished regular season: 15-1
Lost in Divisional Playoff

2015 Carolina Panthers
Game 12: 41-28 win at New Orleans Saints
Finished regular season: 15-1
Lost in Super Bowl 50

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