Five years ago in the Super Bowl, we say the New York Giants defense shut down a historic New England Patriots offense. Defense was the story of that game, as it often is in the Super Bowl.
Over the years, there have been some outstanding defensive performances. Whether a beastly performance took place 50 yards ago or three years ago is of significance.
Some players have simply taken over games, carrying their teams to victory. Others came off just short of the win.
Here is an article to commemorate all of these performances, regardless of how the game turned out.