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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.
They didn't own the regular season; 13-3 is a fine record, sure, but not one for the history books. However, the way the Seattle Seahawks ended their campaign was something to behold. Basically dominating from the first play from scrimmage, Pete Carroll's team smashed the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII, allowing them to join the list of NFL champions in style. Does this make them the best title winner from the past 10 seasons? Click on the images below to set your rankings!
Rank: Past 10 Super Bowl Champs
13-3, beat Broncos 43-8
10-6, beat 49ers 34-31
9-7, beat Patriots 21-17
10-6, beat Steelers 31-25
13-3, beat Colts 31-17
12-4, beat Cardinals 27-23
10-6, beat Patriots 17-14
12-4, beat Bears 29-17
11-5, beat Seahawks 21-10
14-2, beat Eagles 24-21
Ravens change playoff picture?
Six Justin Tucker field goals -- including a 61-yarder with 38 seconds left -- were all the Baltimore Ravens needed on "Monday Night Football" to throw three playoff races for a loop. By beating the Detroit Lions 18-16, Baltimore moved to 8-6 and within one game of the Cincinnati Bengals atop the AFC North. By losing, Detroit fell to 7-7 and a surprising third in an NFC North Division it recently controlled. And then there's the AFC wild-card race, which still features three strong candidates -- four if you count Cincinnati -- fighting for one last spot. How will it all shake out?
NFL Week 15 -- Ravens at Lions
The Baltimore Ravens and Detroit Lions enter Monday with identical records, but not-so-identical situations. Detroit is tied atop -- and leads by tiebreaker -- the NFC North. Baltimore is second in the AFC North, tied for the conference's final playoff spot. Moreover, Detroit seems to be playing the most difficult of its final three games this weekend, while Baltimore's tall task is one of three on the way in. Which team stays above .500?
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Do you like football in the snow?
For a while, no one could score. Then, no one could make a tackle. And the game we're describing -- the Baltimore Ravens' bizarre 29-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings -- wasn't even the snowiest game of a flurry-filled Sunday. Those conditions hit Philadelphia, where the Eagles and Detroit Lions barely could see the ball for stretches -- and rarely kicked an extra point -- during the home team's eventual 34-20 win. Are you a fan of these conditions? Do you want them to hit Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium?
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