In last year’s Super Bowl, we saw two of the NFL’s best defenses in Carolina and Denver battle it out for the championship. Obviously, the Broncos came out on top in what was a defensive showdown, which exhibited how awesomely entertaining the NFL can be when opposing defenses are both dominant.
With the league moving towards a more pass heavy game, there’s more offense per game than ever before, and the quality of a team’s defensive unit has become more important with each season. Here, we decided to project the 12 most outstanding all-around defensive units going into the 2016 season. Take a look and see if your favorite team was good enough to make the cut!