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    Cowboys, Bears Proving Defense Can Win the NFC

    2018 has seen the emergence of high-powered offenses in both NFL conferences. The sit atop the AFC and the NFC is spearheaded by the and . Through 14 weeks, these three teams are the top three offenses in the NFL, each averaging over 30 points per game. This year, for the first time in NFL , two teams scored more than 50 in the same game.

    Thanks to this consistent impressive offensive performances, you would think “” is the name of the game for the . Well, not so fast, my friend. Despite sitting atop the NFC, the Saints and the Rams have recently suffered losses that indicate hope is anything but lost for defensive teams in the league.

    The Chicago Bears were able to bring down the Rams last Sunday Night 15-6. The same offense that averages 33 points per game was limited to six points. 's remarkable offense went home with no touchdowns to talk about on the plane back home. Instead, they probably discussed 's four interceptions.

    Weeks earlier, the shocked the world when they brought down the Saints. , and simply couldn't move the ball against , and . 13 points were all the Cowboys needed to score to beat an offense that was averaging 37 per game heading into week 13 but was only able to put up 10 in Dallas.

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    The Cowboys are the #4 seed with the Bears slightly ahead of them as the #3 seed in the NFC. Together, these teams have defeated the top two in the conference. Now granted, will definitely be different.

    For starters, if they are to advance to the , they'll be on the road. Chicago was surely benefited by playing in such a cold weather versus a Los Angeles team. As far as the Cowboys are concerned, few times has been as loud as when they beat the Saints.

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    Hopefully, we'll get to see both of these elite defenses advance to the Divisional Round to  square off against this couple of high-powered offenses again. We will not only be witnessing amazing football games, but a great discussion regarding the everlasting debate between offense and defense.

    For years, “defense wins championships” has been a widely accepted statement in football. The Cowboys and Bears have made that same statement resound recently with their impressive wins.

    Can they do it again in January football? Can they do it on the road?

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    Mauricio Rodriguez
    Mauricio Rodriguezhttps://www.facebook.com/PrimeroCowboys/
    I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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