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Can a Great Offense Win Championships Without a High-Caliber Defense?

Published by on June 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

You often hear people say defense wins championships, but you never hear anyone say that offense wins championships.

Why, not?

Is the old cliche true about the necessity to play quality defense, or is it a myth that many people have come to adopt simply to glorify the sometimes less-exciting side of the ball?

In an effort to get a better understanding on this subject, I looked back to history.

Sometimes, teams have Cinderella seasons but for the most part, you would imagine that history should provide an accurate gauge for us to determine whether NFL teams truly need a championship-caliber defense to become champions.

Has any sort of pattern been established?

Has every team been different and found their own ways to win, regardless of exceptional performance on either one side of the ball?

These are the questions that I hope to answer.

What I did was research the 43 Super Bowl-winning teams.

I recorded where each team ra...

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