Originally posted by 80849er4life:
Offense will always get the credit over defense.....offense wins games, defense wins championships.....
That cliche is over-used and entirely untrue. Defense rarely puts any points up and therefor rarely wins anything (yes, I know the statement suggests they keep opponents' points off the board, but without a good offense you will also have no points either). If you don't have offense, you won't put up enough points to win. Period.
The fact of the matter is it's rare to win championships with just one of the two. There are exceptions, like the Ravens in 2000, but they're not common.
It usually takes a good offense with a good, franchise QB to win championships. Need proof? Name a team that has numerous championships without a franchise QB or with a bad offense. Then, take your number (which should be 0 - remember I said numerous championships) and compare to the number of Super Bowls there have been.
[ Edited by 49erRider on Jul 11, 2011 at 10:28 PM ]