2011 NFL Playoffs: Once Again Defense Prevails for Saturday’s Winners

January 16, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Defense still wins championships.  
Sure, Aaron Rodgers scored four touchdowns today and Big Ben and the Steelers put up 31 points, but without both teams' stingy defenses, it could have been a different story.
Flacco and the Ravens ran a clinic vs. the Chiefs last week. They posted almost 400 total yards and scored a whopping 30 points on the road.
Then they walked into Heinz field, and it was a completely different story. The Ravens accumulated 126 total yards. Flacco had that in the first half last week. They also turned the ball over three times and virtually imploded.
The Steelers defense limited Flacco and his weapons and came away with the victory. Regardless of the 24 points Baltimore posted, they were stagnant out there. Derrick Mason and Anquan Boldin finished with a combined negative two yards. Case and point.
In the NFC, the Packers left the Falcons with their pants around their ankles. A 48-21 loss at home, where you were almost unbeatable all...

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