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'72 Miami Dolphins Not Talking About '10 Kansas City Chiefs

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The 1972 Miami Dolphins are the only NFL team to finish a season undefeated going 17-0. The New England Patriots made it through the regular season in 2007 undefeated but fell to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl.

As many of you know, some members of the '72 Dolphins get together every year after the final undefeated team has fallen for a champagne toast.

This year, it's the Chiefs they're waiting on.

"People aren’t even going to talk about it this year," Dick Anderson, 64, a former Pro Bowl safety, said in a telephone interview from his office in Miami. "Besides, Nick is still up in Long Island and not down here yet. He and I are the ones who usually do the champagne."

At least one NFL team has gone 10-0 over the past five seasons so you can see why the '72 Dolphins aren't worried at this point.

"Whoever thought Kansas City would be the last undefeated team standing?" said Anderson, the defensive back from those all-winning Dolphins. "That would have been a heck of a bet, wouldn’t it?"

If they're anything like the Super Bowl odds it would have been. The Chiefs went from 100-1 odds before the season to 35-1 where they stand now.