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Super Bowl: Does defense win championships?

Super Bowl XLVIII

In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Denver Broncos defenders Champ Bailey and Danny Trevathan stop New England Patriot’s wide receiver Julian Edelman in the first quarter of the AFC Championship football game in Denver.

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That old maxim about defenses winning championships was being spread on pretty heavily during Super Bowl week.
By the Broncos, of all teams.
Yes, the very same AFC champions who tore up the league with a record 606 points, 55 touchdowns coming off Peyton Manning’s arm, have been touting how strong their defense has become.
Measure it against Seattle’s unit, which allowed a very miserly 231 points and ranked first against the pass and in overall D, and the Broncos would seem to be whistling a hollow tune.
But linebacker Danny Trevathan, a breakout player in his second ...

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