Best Defensive Super Bowl Performers

LB Ray Lewis, Baltimore
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LB Ray Lewis, Baltimore

Super Bowl XXXV

Despite his modest statistical contribution in Baltimore's wire-to-wire thrashing of the Giants -- three tackles, two assists, four passes defensed -- Lewis became the seventh defensive player to win the Super Bowl MVP award thanks to his unmistakable presence on the field. The mere sight of the ferocious Defensive Player of the Year created a tension in New York's offense which the sputtering Giants could never overcome.

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