Seahawks' defence compared to 1985 Bears, 2000 Ravens

Seattle Seahawks' Kam Chancellor (C) celebrates an interception against the Denver Broncos in the...

Seattle Seahawks' Kam Chancellor (C) celebrates an interception against the Denver Broncos in the first quarter of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014. (REUTERS)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:26 PM ET

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.


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