When so many NFL games come down to the final minute of play, is there any single play that can change momentum more in a game, then when the defense creates a turnover and saves the victory. Or the defense creates a turnover in the last minute or two that leads to a comeback win.
Did you ever wonder how really important it was for defenses to create turnovers? Does a defense that consistently create turnovers lead to a winning team or making the playoffs?
We decided to take a look at the last three regular seasons (2008 - 2010) and see which defenses have been creating the most turnovers year in and year out, and see what has that done towards realizing their playoff aspirations. Due to the amount of personnel change on rosters and coordinators being replaced, going back more than three years doesn't seem to hold much water for the purposes of our article.
We will rank the NFL teams for the amount of turnovers that they have produced in the last three years, and take a look into the upcoming 2011 season based on the draft and potential haul in free agency for each team.