OK, so there really was nothing at stake in the game the other night, but the performance by the New York Giants defense got me thinking of the great defensive performances of all time.
Even Osi Umenyiora was thinking about it when asked if he remember a dominant performance similar to last night's game. Simply put, "Yeah, the Super Bowl."
This list will focus on great defensive performances in the most clutch of situations, i.e. the playoffs and Super Bowl.
Many defenses have been dominant over time, but few have electrified in the best of situations like those on this list.
Expect some familiar faces and feel free to comment below on any I left out, because there was sure to be more than just 10.