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View Poll Results: Best NFL Defense
00 Ravens 5 13.16%
76 Steelers 2 5.26%
13 Seahawks 1 2.63%
02 Bucs 2 5.26%
91 Eagles 3 7.89%
08 Steelers 1 2.63%
85 Bears 18 47.37%
Other 6 15.79%
Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-07-2015, 08:51 PM
 
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85' Bears was my 1st choice...
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Old 04-08-2015, 03:49 PM
 
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Everyone forgets the '63 Bears
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Old 04-14-2015, 11:30 PM
 
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Not the very best but the 1969 Kansas City Chiefs defense should definitely be in the conversation.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:01 AM
 
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Not the very best but the 1969 Kansas City Chiefs defense should definitely be in the conversation.

The Kansas City Chief defense--whew!!

HOFers from the early 60's to the early 70's on defense include Curley Culp, Bobby Bell, Emmit Thomas, and Buck Buchanan. Buchanan BTW was the first African American to be drafted number one by either the AFL or the NFL.

And the other players? A case could be made for a few other defensive players to be inducted into Canton such as Jerry Mays and Johnny Robinson. I've been a Bronco fan since 1962. During the AFL years the Bronco/Chief rivalry was like the hammer/nail rivalry. The Chiefs were the hammer and the Broncos were the nail. Won loss record during the AFL history with these two clubs--Chiefs 19, Broncos 1.
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Old 04-15-2015, 12:14 PM
 
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The Kansas City Chief defense--whew!!

HOFers from the early 60's to the early 70's on defense include Curley Culp, Bobby Bell, Emmit Thomas, and Buck Buchanan. Buchanan BTW was the first African American to be drafted number one by either the AFL or the NFL.

And the other players? A case could be made for a few other defensive players to be inducted into Canton such as Jerry Mays and Johnny Robinson. I've been a Bronco fan since 1962. During the AFL years the Bronco/Chief rivalry was like the hammer/nail rivalry. The Chiefs were the hammer and the Broncos were the nail. Won loss record during the AFL history with these two clubs--Chiefs 19, Broncos 1.
Wow! I totally spaced out the KC Chiefs and their great Superbowl IV win in 1970 against the Minnesota Vikings, which capped off a great 1969 season for them!

I always thought that Len Dawson was such an incredible QB, and inexplicably, Joe Montana always kind of reminded me of Dawson. Hank Stram was quite a character, but such an excellent coach!

You've reminded me of their spectacular defense with all of their easy-to-remember names, Curly Culp, Buck Buchanan, and Bobby Bell... yet I also can't forget: Willie Lanier!

At the risk of repeating myself... WOW!
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Old 04-15-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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Steel Curtain, hands down. 4 Super Bowl wins in 6 years- numerous Hall of Famers.
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Old 04-15-2015, 01:01 PM
 
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Wow! I totally spaced out the KC Chiefs and their great Superbowl IV win in 1970 against the Minnesota Vikings, which capped off a great 1969 season for them!

I always thought that Len Dawson was such an incredible QB, and inexplicably, Joe Montana always kind of reminded me of Dawson. Hank Stram was quite a character, but such an excellent coach!

You've reminded me of their spectacular defense with all of their easy-to-remember names, Curly Culp, Buck Buchanan, and Bobby Bell... yet I also can't forget: Willie Lanier!

At the risk of repeating myself... WOW!


But I DID--forget about Willie Lanier! Aaaack!!!
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Old 04-15-2015, 01:17 PM
 
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Other great defenses include Doomsday Defense, Monsters of the Midway & Fearsome Foursome
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Old 04-16-2015, 02:20 AM
 
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Wow! I totally spaced out the KC Chiefs and their great Superbowl IV win in 1970 against the Minnesota Vikings, which capped off a great 1969 season for them!

I always thought that Len Dawson was such an incredible QB, and inexplicably, Joe Montana always kind of reminded me of Dawson. Hank Stram was quite a character, but such an excellent coach!

You've reminded me of their spectacular defense with all of their easy-to-remember names, Curly Culp, Buck Buchanan, and Bobby Bell... yet I also can't forget: Willie Lanier!

At the risk of repeating myself... WOW!
As mentioned, Jerry Mays and Johnny Robinson deserve to be in the NFL Hall of Fame when you compare their body of work to some players who played the same position they played that are in the NFL Hall of Fame. With five Hall of Famers and two should be Hall of Famers on the 1969 Chiefs defense you'd think that it would at least be in the top 5 from a consensus standpoint but it isn't as far as I know.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:49 AM
 
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I'd go with the 1991 Eagles. They don't get the pub they should because the offense was so inept, but statistically speaking they are arguably the best defense in modern football.
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