In the spirit of March Madness, NFL.com has set up a bracket of its own to determine the greatest NFL team of all time. Fans vote on each matchup to determine which teams continue on to the next round.
The tournament, which began with 64 teams, is down to the Elite Eight with the 1998 Broncos up against the 2000 Ravens. Other matchups are: 1985 Bears vs. 1981 49ers, 1976 Raiders vs. 1999 Rams and 1989 49ers vs. 1984 49ers.
The ’98 Broncos are a three seed in the Don Shula Region. The team began the season with 13 consecutive victories and finished the year with a 34-19 win over the Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII.
In the opening round of the tournament, Denver topped the ’68 Jets by a 76 percent to 24 percent margin. The next round seemed like a difficult matchup with the ’98 Broncos squad squared up against the ’97 Broncos. The fans had no problem choosing between the two, moving the ’98 Broncos into the Sweet Sixteen by a 81 percent to 19 percent vote. Next up was the 2007 Patriots squad, the two seed in the region. Denver squeaked past New England with the 53 percent to 47 percent upset.
The ’97 Broncos team, which finished the year 16-4 (including postseason) and beat the Packers in Super Bowl XXXII, received a six seed in the Shula Region. The ’97 team held off the 1984 Dolphins in the first round with a 64 percent to 36 percent victory.
Voting for the Elite Eight round ends Monday at 3 p.m. MDT. Click here to help determine which team is the greatest in NFL history.