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In the wake of the Seattle Seahawks' thunderous win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, many are asking: Just how good was the Legion of Boom & Co., compared to history's best defenses? Answer yourself by clicking on the images below!
Best NFL Defenses Ever
230.0 YPG, 10.6 PPG, 3.57 TO/gm, won NFL title.
225.9 YPG, 12.6 PPG, 3.36 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.
243.3 YPG, 9.9 PPG, 3.21 TO/gm, won NFC Central.
235.5 YPG, 12.2 PPG, 3.29 TO/gm, 14-0 regular season, won Super Bowl.
237.3 YPG, 9.6 PPG, 2.86 TO/gm, won NFC West.
237.6 YPG, 9.9 PPG, 3.29 TO/gm, won AFC Central.
231.6 YPG, 9.2 PPG, 3.43 TO/gm, 2nd in NFC West.
258.4 YPG, 12.4 PPG, 3.38 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.
262.9 YPG, 13.2 PPG, 2.13 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.
246.7 YPG, 10.3 PPG, 3.06 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.
252.8 YPG, 12.2 PPG, 2.38 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.
273.6 YPG, 14.4 PPG, 2.44 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.
Colts, Chargers advance in AFC
In the AFC, wild-card weekend went just as we envisioned, with the Indianapolis Colts falling behind 38-10 and beating the Chiefs anyway, and the San Diego Chargers effectively dominating the Cincinnati Bengals in Ohio. But hey, that's what's so exciting about the NFL. Now the victors move on to the divisional round, in which Andrew Luck's comeback Colts will visit the New England Patriots, while Philip Rivers' surprising Chargers get a chance to beat the top-seeded Broncos in Denver for the second time in five weeks. How will it all go down?
NFL Playoffs -- Wild-Card Pick 'Em
It came down to the final game of the regular season, but finally, we can say it: The 12-team field for the 2013-14 NFL playoffs is set. The Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos and New England Patriots own first-round byes. The other eight teams must start their marches toward the Super Bowl in less than a week. Who ya got in the wild-card matchups? Which teams will win the AFC and NFC? What about the Super Bowl?
Peyton Manning has the records. Tom Brady has the rings. Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers? They have some impressive credentials, too. Who is the best among the NFL playoff teams' 12 starting quarterbacks? Click on the images below to set your rankings!
NFL playoff QBs
NFL, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, Andy Dalton, Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, Alex Smith, Philip Rivers
The Seattle Seahawks rode the league's best scoring defense to a 13-3 record and the top seed in the NFC. Close behind: the second-seeded Carolina Panthers. Are these the top two defenses among the NFL's 12 playoff teams? Click on the images to set your rankings!
NFL playoff defenses
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