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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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 02 October
FT Washington Redskins 20 - 29 Kansas City Chiefs +230 -286 Odds
Thursday 05 October
FT Patriots 19 - 14 Buccaneers -192 +170 Odds
Sunday 08 October
Carolina Panthers 13:00 Detroit Lions +117 -135 Odds
San Francisco 49ers 13:00 Indianapolis Colts +102 -120 Odds
Buffalo Bills 13:00 Cincinnati Bengals +147 -161 Odds
Tennessee Titans 13:00 Miami Dolphins Odds
New York Jets 13:00 Cleveland Browns -109 -105 Odds
San Diego Chargers 13:00 New York Giants +150 -164 Odds
Jaguars 13:00 Pittsburgh Steelers +330 -400 Odds
Arizona Cardinals 13:00 Philadelphia Eagles +250 -278 Odds
Baltimore Ravens 16:05 Oakland Raiders +130 -145 Odds
Seattle Seahawks 16:05 Los Angeles Rams -105 -112 Odds
Green Bay Packers 16:25 Dallas Cowboys +115 -128 Odds
Kansas City Chiefs 20:30 Houston Texans -109 -105 Odds

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