I'm going to keep this post short and to the point. There can be NO Legitimacy to an NFL all time Teams competition that does not include the '86 Giants! Not only did the Giants post a 14 - 2 record that year, recording 59 sacks! ...and 24 interceptions! But they also obliterated both the Redskins and the 49'ers by a combined total of 66 - 3 in the NFC playoffs holding the Great Joe Montana to a mere 3 points in a 49 - 3 routing in the divisional round and also shut out the Skins, (who that season were averaging 23 points per game) 17 - 0 in the NFC Championship!
The Giants Destroyed the Denver Bronco's 39 - 20 in Superbowl XXI setting records for points (29) scored in the second half !! ....and Phil Simms set a Superbowl record completing 88% passing! The Giants D was rated second in yds and points allowed during the season . Lawrence Taylor recorded 25 sacks that year and holds the distinction of being only one of two defensive players to win the league MVP award and the only defensive player to be the UNANIMOUS selection!
I would put the '86 Giants up against ANY team from any era in NFL history! Shame on you Sporting News for snubbing one of thee Greatest teams EVER in the history of the NFL!!