Poll Question – Department of Defense


What was the greatest defense of all time?

1969 Chiefs – The only defense in Super Bowl history to finish first across the board in the defensive stats – total, run, pass and scoring. Five Hall of Famers: DTs Buck Buchanan and Curley Culp, LBs Bobby Bell and Willie Lanier and CB Emmitt Thomas.
1976 Steelers –  Offensive injuries prevented this team from winning a Super Bowl. But the Steel Curtain never played better, posting five shutouts and holding three other foes without a TD. Four Hall of Famers: DT Joe Greene, MLB Jack Lambert, OLB Jack Ham and CB Mel Blount.
1985 Bears – Collected 65 sacks and held 14 of 19 foes to 10 points or less on way to NFL title. Four shutouts – 2 in regular season, 2 in playoffs. Three Hall of Famers (MLB Mike Singletary, DT Dan Hampton, DE Richard Dent) and two other Pro Bowlers.
2000 Ravens – Set an NFL record for the fewest points in a 16-game season (165) on the way to a Super Bowl championship. One Hall of Famer (S Rod Woodson) and two other Pro Bowlers (DT Sam Adams, MLB Ray Lewis). Four shutouts.
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2 Comments

  1. Bart DePalma
    August 20, 2014
    Reply

    You left out the 1973 MIA D.

  2. August 25, 2014
    Reply

    Best ever. Period.

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