Eight NFL Defenders Who Offer No Escape to Offenses

August 17, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Four years ago, it appeared that the NFL had taken a significant and hard turn toward offense and away from defense.
It didn't stop there. Not only was the biggest emphasis on the offensive side of the ball, it was all about the passing game. Three teams—the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots—had the best offensive attacks in the league by a wide margin.
But a funny thing happened at the end of the 2011 season. None of those teams won the Super Bowl. The New York Giants, who had struggled for much of the year, came on with a rush and played hard-hitting and punishing defense. 
They beat the Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI and may have helped stem the offensive tide.
With the 2015 season around the corner, dominating defense has returned to its rightful place when it comes to building tough teams that can win key games. In this feature, we take a look at the best and most intimidating players who offer no hope and no...

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