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Finding balance is easier said than done

People like to say, "Offense wins games, but defense wins championships." Ultimately, though, winning comes down to balance.

Updated: September 5, 2005, 3:18 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Only once in modern NFL history -- the matchup of the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII three years ago -- has the franchise with the top-rated offense confronted a No. 1-ranked defensive unit with the league championship on the line.

So when the Bucs' defense pummeled the Raiders into submission, limiting Oakland to just two first downs on its first nine possessions and scoring three times on interception returns, the victory resonated hugely with all the grizzled ...

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