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Power Ranking the Best Defensive Units Remaining in the NFL Divisional Round
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Seattle's young, aggressive defense is one of the best in the league.

The moniker "defense wins championships" has come under fire in recent years, yet six of the eight teams playing in the divisional round finished the regular season as top-10 scoring defenses. 

Is this merely a coincidence, or is there an answer for the proliferation of pass-happy offenses around the league? 

While the New England Patriots will never be identified as a defensive team, Bill Belichick's squad still features a bevy of stars in Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo and Devin McCourty. And while Aaron Rodgers is the player most associated with the Green Bay Packers, Clay Matthews isn't far behind. 

As the divisional round kicks off Saturday, many of the league's top defenses will try to shut down the likes of Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Rodgers. 

Let's take a look at my power rankings for the defensive units remaining in the NFL divisional round. 

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