Led by Ray Lewis, and complemented by Peter Boulware and Jamie Sharper, the [Ravens](/teams/baltimoreravens/profile?team=BAL) defense dominated opponents en route to a title.
Randy Gradishar, Bob Swenson, Joe Rizzo and Tom Jackson teamed up to lead the [Broncos](/teams/denverbroncos/profile?team=DEN) to their first [Super Bowl](http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/47) appearance.
The foursome of Levon Kirkland, Kevin Greene, [Greg Lloyd](/player/greglloyd/2508139/profile) and Chad Brown weren't the "Steel Curtain" revisited, but weren't too far off.
Led by Ray Nitschke, and also featuring Dave Robinson and Lee Roy Caffey, this group was key to one of the NFL's greatest dynasties.
Otis Wilson, [Mike Singletary](/player/mikesingletary/2525735/profile) and Wilbur Marshall ran Buddy Ryan's 46 defense to perfection as the [Bears](/teams/chicagobears/profile?team=CHI) dominated the NFL.
Lawrence Taylor grabbed the headlines, but Harry Carson, Gary Reasons and Carl Banks were key contributors on two Super Bowl-winning teams.
Rickey Jackson, Sam Mills, Vaughan Johnson and Pat Swilling combined for 13 trips to the [Pro Bowl](http://www.nfl.com/probowl) and helped the [Saints](/teams/neworleanssaints/profile?team=NO) earn respectability.