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Seahawks' defense simply too good to lose to Patriots

As much as the game has changed, one constant in the NFL is the belief that great defense wins championships, and that is the major reason why the Seattle Seahawks will become the first team to win consecutive Super Bowl titles since the New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005. There is all of this hype about the NFL being a quarterback-driven league and how the new rule changes help offenses score more, but there is nothing like a mean, ornery, intimidating and suffocating defense. Pittsburgh had one in the 1970s, and Chicago had one in the mid 1980s. The Ravens produced a stellar one in 2000 followed by Tampa Bay two years later. Next up: The Seattle Seahawks. But it's not just...

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