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Ravens' defensive mastery unequaled

The Ravens' dominance of Kerry Collins and the Giants ranks as the best defensive performance in Super Bowl history. Check out the rest of the top 10.

Originally Published: January 31, 2009
By Mark Simon | ESPN.com

If any team can shut down the Cardinals' offensive attack, it's a Steelers defense that ranked first in both fewest yards and points allowed during the regular season.

Defense has been responsible for winning championships quite often in NFL history. The average Super Bowl winner has successfully kept its opponent off the scoreboard, allowing 15.1 points per game. Though no team has ever pitched a shutout in the Super Bowl, many have authored dominant, game-deciding performances.

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