Really good defenses get beat by really good offenses.
Again, going back to SB 45, I think PIT D was 1 or 2 in the league and GBs offense had a pretty successful day.
Last year. NEP defense was 8th in yards allowed and 1st in pts allowed in the regular season. ATL had a very productive 2+ qtrs vs them in the SB.
I like what we saw week 1, not so much week 2. Let's see where they are after 6 or so weeks.
In SB XLV the #1 ranked (in points) Steelers D gave up just 24 points (Collins had a pick 6). The Pack's #2 ranked D, got 3 key turnovers in that game.
Last year, NE's #1 ranked defense held the Falcons offense to 21 points (a pick 6 by Brady accounted for the other 7 points). This was the very same offense that put up 44 points against Green Bay and 36 points against Seattle in the NFC playoffs.
Defense matters if you want to win a Super Bowl no matter how much some Packer fans wish it were not so.