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Steelers' D has a Curtain air about it

The top-ranked Steelers defense might be their best since the days of the Steel Curtain, John Clayton writes.

Originally Published: January 21, 2009
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The NFL motto has been around for decades: Defense wins championships. Coming off the league's greatest scoring season since 1965, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be trying to prove that axiom is still valid.

Pittsburgh has been the home of great defenses for more than three decades. The Steel Curtain enjoyed the glitter of four Super Bowl rings. Bill Cowher, standing on the sideline with his tight jaw and aggressive 3-4 style, won 149 games and 12 playoff games in 15 ...

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