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Seahawks to win 2015 Super Bowl?
Yeah, OK, so we're barely more than a month removed from the most recent Super Bowl, and the NFL famously produces surprise champions. But with the Seattle Seahawks on Monday re-signing defensive end Michael Bennett -- thought by many to be the best free agent in this year's class -- and coming off such a comprehensive title-clinching victory over the Denver Broncos, it's impossible to avoid thinking of a repeat in the Emerald City -- even after Seattle lost Golden Tate to Detroit on Wednesday. What are your thoughts?
While the Seattle Seahawks were celebrating their first Super Bowl championship Wednesday, 31 other franchises could only look on in envy. Thirteen of them, though, surely felt the sting a little more strongly, as they still have never taken home the trophy. Sure, some of them won titles in the old NFL, but there's nothing like winning North America's most important crown on the biggest stage in sports.
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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.
It's easy to forget that winning isn't everything when the stakes are of Super Bowl proportion. But Denver Broncos defensive end Shaun Phillips' tweet of this text-message exchange with Jaylen, one of his sons, reminds us all there's more to life than the outcome of a game.
Sorry we let you guys down. Messages like this is the I my thing that make me feel better. pic.twitter.com/e6FTuzw7LC— Shaun Phillips (@ShaunPhillips95) February 3, 2014
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