Top 10 Greatest NFL Defensive Players 2016-17

While offensive stars may get all the glory and the hog share of credit, the truth behind major professional sports is that defense wins championships. Even the most offensively fearsome NFL squad can run into a defense that simply does not allow you to score, letting their own offense earn a narrow victory. Super Bowl 50 was the perfect example, as the Denver Broncos suppressed the most dynamic quarterback in the league to earn the historic championship. [+]

The following ten defensive players are all capable of taking over a game, giving their quarterbacks an opportunity to steal the win.

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Regardless of whether you’re betting on the outcome of the NFL game, or trying to figure if the spread is worth your time, keeping tabs on the defensive abilities of a team helps to make sure you make the right wagering decision. Even hot offenses can sputter in the face of a coordinated defense.

While not as flashy as a touchdown reception, pass denial, solid tackling, sacks and interceptions form the heart of a solid d. Individual defensive stars can swing a defense one way or another, covering holes and lifting the effectiveness of other players on defense.

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Thursday 07 September
Kansas City Chiefs 20:30 Patriots +315 -345 Odds
Sunday 10 September
Philadelphia Eagles 13:00 Washington Redskins +115 -128 Odds
New York Jets 13:00 Buffalo Bills +266 -278 Odds
Arizona Cardinals 13:00 Detroit Lions +108 -125 Odds
Jaguars 13:00 Houston Texans +170 -196 Odds
Buccaneers 13:00 Miami Dolphins -104 -114 Odds
Oakland Raiders 13:00 Tennessee Titans -111 -106 Odds
Pittsburgh Steelers 13:00 Cleveland Browns -556 +465 Odds
Baltimore Ravens 13:00 Cincinnati Bengals +119 -135 Odds
Atlanta Falcons 13:00 Chicago Bears -286 +250 Odds
Indianapolis Colts 16:05 Los Angeles Rams -164 +150 Odds
Seattle Seahawks 16:25 Green Bay Packers Odds
Carolina Panthers 16:25 San Francisco 49ers -222 +190 Odds
New York Giants 20:30 Dallas Cowboys Odds

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