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For anyone that witnessed the Seattle Seahawks pummel the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII at Metlife Stadium, one thing was clear – defense wins championships.
Last season, the Broncos had one of the most impressive offensive seasons in the history of the NFL and yet they were only able to score eight points in the Super Bowl. Quite frankly, the game seemed over when Cliff Avril tackled Knowshon Moreno in the end zone for a safety a mere 12 seconds into the game.
Once that happened, the Broncos simply could not get back into the game and Peyton Manning was not able to get anything going. The Seahawks' defense basically smothered the Broncos from start to finish. With their defense playing as well as they did, the Seahawks were able to score a massive 43 points.
Let's look at some of the other top defenses in the NFL currently.