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The Atlanta Falcons in the 2012 season became the 20th team since the start of the Super Bowl era (1966 NFL season) to start the season 8-0. Two teams, the 1972 Miami Dolphins and the 2007 New England Patriots, went on to finish those seasons undefeated. The Falcons eventually lost in their ninth game of the season last year, a 31-27 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
The other 17 teams lost one or more games in their journey to try to finish the season with a perfect record. Here’s a look at 10 stats you might not know about the teams that eventually defeated the teams that started 8-0 (or better). We’ll call these teams the “Unbeaten Busters” or UB for short.