Where Does Denver’s Super Bowl 50 Defensive Performance Rank Among the Best?

February 9, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On paper and the surface, what the Denver Broncos defense did to the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 might not come across as exceptional. After all, 10 Super Bowl defenses have surrendered fewer points, and nine more have given up exactly the same amount. 
Super Bowl winners have historically surrendered an average of 15.8 points per game while registering an average of 3.1 takeaways, so the Broncos didn't make history by allowing 10 points and forcing four turnovers. 
Yes, they faced the NFL's highest-scoring offense, but in terms of points allowed, four teams—the 2013 Seahawks, 1983 Raiders, 1969 Chiefs and 1966 Packers—have fared just as well, if not better than Denver when facing top-rated scoring offenses in the Super Bowl. 
And if we attempt to account for the scoring explosion that has skewed those types of statistics in recent years by looking at the difference between regular-season points-per-game totals and Super Bowl outputs, th...

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