Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Data Crunch: Best Super Bowl Defenses

Are the 2002 Buccaneers the Greatest Super-Bowl-winning defense of all time?


Last year we looked at where the 2002 Buccaneers team stands amongst the best defense to ever hoist the Lombardi Trophy. With the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers heading to the Super Bowl this season, both bolstered by top defenses (number one and two respectively), the old moniker "Defense Wins Championships" is back in the news.

If Denver wins this weekend, they will immediately enter the conversation of top five Super Bowl-winning defenses. If Carolina wins, they would not even rank in the top 10.

As Denver and Carolina prepare for Super Bowl 50, let's take a look at the best defenses of all time to have captured the coveted Lombardi Trophy.

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