Top 10 Teams That Proved Defense Wins Championships

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Top 10 Teams That Proved Defense Wins Championships

We love a good cliche in sports - and the best cliches are the ones that seem to actually reveal something. One such cliche is the maxim that "defense wins championships." For examples of the bad kind of cliche, just check out almost any halftime or postgame interview. 

The latest "defense wins" moment came in Super Bowl 50, where the Broncos' top-ranked total defense dismantled the Panthers' league-best scoring offense and held Cam Newton and Co. to just 10 points. While many thought Carolina's offense was an unstoppable juggernaut, the Broncos knew better, having been on the business end of the deal just two years ago in the Super Bowl. In hindsight it now seems obvious: the Broncos had the defense, and defense does the winning.

In light of Denver D's dominance, here's a look back at the Top 10 Teams That Proved Defense Wins Championships.

(Compiled by Brian Colella)

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