10. Pittsburgh Steelers
The arrival of Ben Roethlisberger in 2004 signaled a new era of excellence for the Pittsburgh Steelers (coming up again on this list of course). The Steelers went 15-1 in his rookie season and the next year won Super Bowl XL, defeating the Seattle Seahawks 21-10. Pittsburgh would go on to defeat the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII, 27-23. In 2011, they then lost in Super Bowl XLV 31-25 to the Green Bay Packers. In the early years of the Steelers run, Roethlisberger was a strictly a game manager and the strength of the team was its pounding running game and tenacious defense. However, by the end of the era, Big Ben had put his stamp on the team with his playmaking skills and downfield passing ability. Ultimately, he’s established himself as a probable future Hall of Famer (no question about it as far as I am concerned). Many people might think this is a reach to put this era of the Steelers on this list, but in my opinion, their accomplishments over an 8 year period do warrant a place among the top 10 dynasties of the Super Bowl Era.