“A half-dozen members of the team have died from a variety of causes not connected with football, including heart attack and cancer, and another half-dozen or so have reportedly been affected by cognitive impairment. The symptoms in many of those players occurred at a younger age than the general population.” Celebrating, and putting into perspective, the only NFL team to make it through a season without losing. NYT: The Perfect ’72 Dolphins and Football’s Ultimate Toll.