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Old 05-18-2012, 04:43 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Agamemnon View Post
With the overall talent level of our defense and the difficulty of our upcoming schedule, a top 10 ranking would nothing short of a miracle. That said, if Del Rio can somehow pull it off I'll be ecstatic.

Truth be told, this is likely what it will take for the Broncos to really win a Super Bowl with Manning.
Not Really. You only need to have either your offense or defense in the top ten. Both is unnecessary and (and frankly unrealistic). The other can unit can be as low as in the bottom third of the league and you can still win the whole shabang, including three of the last four champions.

Going back the last 13 years,

Year Team OFF DEF(points)

99 Ravens 14 - 1
00 Rams 1 - 4
01 Patriots 6 - 6
02 Buccaneers 18 - 1
03 Patriots 12 - 1
04 Patriots 4 - 2
05 Steelers 9 - 3
06 Colts 2 - 23
07 Giants 14 - 17
08 Steelers 20 - 1
09 Saints 1 - 20
10 Packers 10 - 2
11 Giants 9 - 25
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