EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Maybe they don’t have a Mike Singletary or a Ray Lewis, names that caused offensive players to quiver in their cleats whenever they were mentioned.
But after Seattle's 43-8 dismantling of the hapless Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, perhaps it’s time to give the Seahawks defence its due, a unit that reminds many observers of the 1985 Chicago Bears and the 2000 Baltimore Ravens.
Here’s a key difference, though.
Singletary’s ‘85 Bears won the Super Bowl against a Patriots team quarterbacked by Tony Eason and Steve Grogan.
Lewis and the 2000 Ravens thumped a Giants squad that had Kerry Collins lining up under centre.
None of those three quarterbacks are - or ever will be - in the Hall of Fame.
Peyton Manning will be.