In the aftermath of Super Bowl 50, several Denver Broncos tried to make the case that their defense is the best in NFL history, which only proves that those who don't really study history are doomed to misrepresent it.
Cornerback Chris Harris Jr., defensive end Derek Wolfe and linebacker Brandon Marshall can all be forgiven for getting caught up in the euphoria of their suffocating performance against Cam Newton and a terrific Carolina Panthers offense. They deserved to beat their chests and parade through Denver on Tuesday with their shiny new Lombardi Trophy.
They are also entitled to their opinions, but they might want to do some actual statistical comparison before...
A detail of a scuffed Kansas City Chiefs helmet.