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Old 05-20-2012, 07:03 PM   #104
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The f--- y'all motherf-ckas want?

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Originally Posted by Kaylore View Post
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
You basically need a top 5 defense unless you have a Manning or Brees. It's interesting to see that the Giants are the only team to win it without a top 10 offense or defense. Then they barely had a top 10 offense when they won it again.
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