Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/26/13
Defense wins championships. That is what we are always told; from our grandfathers to our fathers to us. What if we should tell our children something else?The NFL is now a passing game, that trend has been well documented and is now exhausted to the point of redundancy. The new trend may be teams sacrificing defense in favor of offense.Of the last four Super Bowl champions, none were a top-10 defense in the regular season in terms of yards allowed per play.In fact, in the last four seasons, nearly one half (19) of the NFL’s top-10 defenses did not make the playoffs, and one-third (7) of the teams that did also had a top-10 offense. What that means is that, in the last four seasons, only 35 percent of teams with a top-10 defense but not a top-10 offense made the playoffs.Could this be the NFL’s new market inefficiency and, if so, do teams know it? The actions of one team this offseason tell me that they do.The Tennessee Titans were a poor team in many aspects last season, but especi...
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