With their dominant defensive performance in Super Bowl 50, the Denver Broncos laid down a reliable template for success in the modern NFL.
Future Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning had arguably the worst season ever for a Super Bowl winning quarterback in 2015, throwing 17 interceptions and only nine touchdowns. In fact, his play was so poor that it somehow convinced the Houston Texans that Brock Osweiler was worth big bucks in comparison.
The Broncos succeeded thanks to a defense full of superstars such as Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware, and their offense did them very few favours, relying on the odd moment of brilliance from Emmanuel Sanders or Demaryius Thomas to win games. Ring any bells?