The Top 10 Defensive Performances in Super Bowl History

February 3, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Only eight times in the glorious 49-year history of the Super Bowl has a defensive performance earned MVP honors (that’s counting Dallas Cowboys defensive linemen Harvey Martin and Randy White, co-MVPs of Super Bowl XII, only once).
With the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos both being loaded on this side of the football, we thought it would be a good time to look at the best games played by defenders in Super Bowl history.
How did we come up with these 10 performances? While some earned game MVP honors for the players involved, other performances were far too dominant to overlook. And in some cases, you could make a case that some of these players had a legitimate claim to MVP accolades as well. Each of these 10 players made significant contributions to his team’s title.
As with all pieces that involve NFL history, it’s a subjective topic. But it’s certainly a subject we have no objection to.
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