The League

THE QUESTION

Defense still the key?

With the top two defensive teams (based on points allowed) in the NFL advancing to the Super Bowl in the highest scoring season in league history, is true that defense still wins championships?

Posted by Matt Brooks on January 25, 2011 1:14 PM
FROM THE PANEL

It's a passing league

The reality is that more often than not, a great quarterback leads his team to a Super Bowl victory. The NFL is a passing league and any team relying on its defense or running game to win a championship is a long shot.

Posted by Brandon Benson, on January 25, 2011 4:07 PM

It's coaches and QBs now

Quarterbacks and coaching, more than defense, have the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers vying for another Super Bowl title.

Posted by Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne, on January 25, 2011 3:54 PM

Staying true to history

As past Super Bowl champions have proven, it takes defense to reach, and ultimately win the big game in the NFL. The Steelers and Packers are proof once again.

Posted by Leonard Shapiro, on January 25, 2011 3:39 PM

Defense does it again

It's no surprise that two teams built for the playoffs with elite defenses will take the field in Dallas on Feb. 6 in a game that will likely be decided on the defensive end.

Posted by Anthony Stalter, on January 25, 2011 3:13 PM

Cliche because it's true

Even in a year when everyone is running up points, the Packers and Steelers have proven it still takes a good defense to get to the Super Bowl.

Posted by Dave Goldberg, on January 25, 2011 1:23 PM

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