All of the betting sites can appreciate a good NFL defense, and everyone knows that it takes a good defense to win a Super Bowl. But the truly great defenses in NFL history had that little extra edge to them. Opposing offenses were genuinely scared to play the top defenses of all time, and that is just one of the ways that these defenses built their reputations. Let’s take a look at the three defenses that the football betting experts consider to be the best NFL defenses of all time.
Pittsburgh Steelers – 1976
The “Steel Curtain” was more than just a cute nickname, it personified exactly what this defense was all about. With players like “Mean” Joe Greene and Jack Ham lining up at the line of scrimmage, there was no way that the opposing offense stood a chance. The “Steel Curtain” didn’t just try to tackle a player, it tried to put that player out of the game. More often than not, the curtain was successful at thinning the opposing herd by the end of the game.
Chicago Bears – 1985
You may get some argument about how good this Chicagoteam really was in 1985, but you will get no argument about how good the defense was. A 5 dimes review of this defense shows names like Singletary, Perry and Hampton. It was a defense that no one could run or pass against, and it remains as one of the best in NFL history
Baltimore Ravens – 2000
The Baltimore Ravens in 2000 proved that a defense could win a Super Bowl despite an average offense. Lead by linebacker Ray Lewis, the 2000 Ravens carved out a spot as one of the greatest defenses to ever play in the NFL.