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The 2000 Baltimore Ravens were the greatest defense of all-time

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Started: 1/6/2008 Category: Sports
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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hcallega

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The 2000-2001 Baltimore Ravens were the greatest team defense of all-time. There are several points to back this statement up.
1. This 2000 Ravens were the greatest scoring defense of all time
2. They featured arguably two of the greatest players at their positions (Ray Lewis, Rod Woodson) of all-time.
3. They did not allow an offensive TD in Super Bowl XXXV against a solid Giants offense
4. Ray Lewis, Sam Adams, and Rod Woodson were all named to the pro-bowl
They were clearly the best, but i welcome a challenge
RepublicanView333

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Howdy,

I believe that the 2000 Baltimore Ravens are yes, one of the best defenses of all time but not the best.

I believe the Best are the 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers d...the Steel Curtian.

The Steelers defenses of the 1970s are legendary, but the 1976 unit was the best Here's why: 28. That's how many points the Steel Curtain surrendered in the last nine games of the season. That's a total. As a result, Pittsburgh, which started the season 1-4, made it all the way to the AFC Championship Game, which they lost to the Raiders 24-7. (It's worth noting that Pittsburgh running backs Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier were both injured in that contest.)

The '76 Steelers didn't have it easy. their opponents had a .528 winning percentage. But they had these guys: Hall of Famers Mean Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, Jack Ham and Mel Blount. And eight Steelers defensive players made the 1976 Pro Bowl team: cornerback J.T. Thomas, defensive end L.C. Greenwood, Greene, Ham, Lambert, defensive back Glen Edwards, safety Mike Wagner, and Blount.

Compared to the 2000 Ravens the Steel curtian are definiatly bettr.

they had a relatively easy regular-season schedule (opponents had only a .428 winning percentage),

The Steelers of 76 also had 7 Pro Blowlers compared to the ravens 3.

What about the '85 Bears? They were pretty good.

The Bears had a very good offense in 1985, but it was Buddy Ryan's blitzing "46" defense with a D anchored by middle linebacker Mike Singletary (with superb assistance from tackles William "Refrigerator" Perry and Dan Hampton, outside linebackers Otis Wilson and Wilbur Marshall, and DE Richard Dent), went 15-1, holding seven opponents to fewer than 10 points.

The Bears showed their ultimate mettle in the playoffs. In the NFC divisional playoff, they shut out the Giants 21-0. The next week, they won the NFC championship by goose-egging the Rams 24-0. Then, in the Super Bowl, they held the Pats to a total of seven (7) yards rushing, helping to seal a 46-10 win.

Now the Bears gave up 10!!!!!! points in the POSTSEASON, 10!!!!!!

The Ravens are again one of the Greatest Dfences of alltime, but not the best.
Debate Round No. 1
hcallega

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hcallega forfeited this round.
RepublicanView333

Con

Well, not much i can say...

The whole 70s steelers D was great it lasted about a decade. The Ravens D has lasted a couple years w/ a great decline latly...

The Bears shut out 2 out of 3 games in the "playoffs" not exactly regular season...

Im really just adding polish to my debate now so...go with it
Debate Round No. 2
hcallega

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hcallega forfeited this round.
RepublicanView333

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nuthin more to say

My best Ds of alltime:

1)76 Steelers
2)85 Bears
3)00 Ravens

Those are my top D's of all time...Ravens...not #1
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by MMnumber99 9 years ago
MMnumber99
Your both wrong: 85 Bears. They would have crushed almost every offence in the NFL in the past 10 years.
Posted by Solarman1969 9 years ago
Solarman1969
defense wins championships!

this is the the #1 truth in the NFL!

(it actually ain't that new !!!!

defense wins championships!

like I said

Its a fact in the NFL

defense wins championships!

nuff said! (for you libs !)

cheers in this time of love!!!!!

cheers !!!!!

aloha

SOLARMAN
Posted by mjg283 9 years ago
mjg283
"If the D was so good they would have won multiple super bowls like the steelers. I am a chiefs fan by the way so I have no personal interest in the steelers"

Big difference though. The Steelers had one of the most potent offenses of all-time during their run (Bradshaw, Harris, Bleier, Swann, Stallworth, etc. . . ) while the Ravens probably had one of the worst offenses of any superbowl winning team. They had a five-game stretch during that 2000 season where they didn't score a single offensive touchdown!
Posted by Conspicuous_Conservative 9 years ago
Conspicuous_Conservative
If the D was so good they would have won multiple super bowls like the steelers. I am a chiefs fan by the way so I have no personal interest in the steelers
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