Super Bowl XLV And Others: 8 Defensive MVPs

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Super Bowl XLV And Others: 8 Defensive MVPs
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Super Bowl XLV looms large as a possible defensive showdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers, and the old adage that "defense wins championships" could ring true once again.

Apart from the Vince Lombardi Trophy, one of the most prestigious awards for this big game would be that of Super Bowl MVP.

Most of the time, the Super Bowl MVP is someone on the offensive side of the ball (37 times), but sometimes there are defensive MVPs. As this contest could very well be a defensive battle, come with me as analyze some of the best defensive Super Bowl MVP performances of years past. 

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