Coming off the feeling of reaching the postseason for the first time in 26 years the season before, the George Allen led Washington Redskins in 1972, won 11 of their first 12 games. After dropping the last two games of the season, the Redskins were charged and ready for a push in the 1972 NFL Playoffs, and push they did.
The 1972 Washington Redskins
The Redskins beat the Green Bay Packers and then the Dallas Cowboys in the 1972 NFC Championship game en route to Superbowl VII. The Redskins would come up short against the undefeated Miami Dolphins in the Superbowl, losing 14-7.