I just stumbled on a good history/stat site, and it occured to me that the numbers for our defense seem an awful lot better than what the general opinion on this board is. Mostly, this board, imo, describes our defense something along the lines of: -Not dominant -Bend dont break -Not good enough to carry the team to a Championship -Not as good lately as it used to be -Above average but not much more than that These stats, and I used the one that matters most, indicate we have played much better defense over a long period of time that the opinion I perceive is consensus on this board indicates. Ranking in points allowed 2007 4 2006 2 2005 17 2004 2 2003 1 2002 17 2001 6 2000 17 To summarize, the first year the D was average, improved enough to win the SB in 01, then regressed to average in 02. Since 2003, with one average season thrown in, out defense has been 1st, 2nd twice and 4th in the NFL. We may have the most dominant defense in the NFL for the last 5 years, in fact, I think there is little doubt that we do.