Originally Posted by troyjbath
I think we can put them in the same category as those teams, but its hard to say that this team is better or worse. I've re watched games from 96-98 in the past month and it opened my eyes to just how much the NFL has changed in the past 15 years. A lot of people forget that Elway only threw for 120 yards in super bowl 32. The Broncos relied heavily on Davis at RB and Elway's ability to get out of the pocket and make plays during that time. Comparing the offense from that era to the 2012 Broncos is like comparing apples to oranges. I'd like to think the 2012 defense is just as good as those in the late 90's run, but again it's hard to compare because the game has changed so much when it comes to bumping and making contact with receivers. Just my 2 cents.
Well the question was 'as dominant as' so you need not compare the teams to one another but rather decide if they dominate the rest of the teams in the league to the degree the 96/97/98 teams dominated the teams of their era.