Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
The lone Perfect Season in the NFL happened 40 years ago this season, when the Miami Dolphins won every game on their way to the Super Bowl VII title. This season, one player is capable of matching that feat, Denver Broncos kick returner Trindon Holliday.
In a strange set of circumstances in the NFL this season, there is one player who is capable of matching the Miami Dolphins' 1972 Perfect Season. The Denver Broncos' Tridon Holliday made it through the 2012 regular season without losing a single game.
Holliday started the year with the Houston Texans, who won their first five games all with Holliday serving as their kick returner. The Texans waived Holliday after their 5-0 start, and he was claimed by the Broncos, who immediately made him their kick returner. Since Holliday joined the team, the Broncos have no lost a game, going 11-0.
If Denver, who is the number one overall seed in the AFC, makes it through the playoffs and wins the Super Bowl in February, Holliday will complete the perfect season.
The Dolphins are the only team to go undefeated throughout the regular season, playoffs, and championship game. That 1972 team was honored at half time of the Dolphins' Week 15 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.