Since Peyton Manning arrived in Denver four years ago, the Broncos have consistently been a Super Bowl contender. But unlike Denver's Super Bowl run two years ago, which was mainly orchestrated by Manning and a juggernaut offense, the Broncos are the AFC champions largely due to a suffocating defense and roster built with balance.
A look back at some of the great defenses since 1980 in the NFL shows several common threads with all of them, and a closer look at Denver's current unit shows they're following that same path to success.
Dead money accounts for more than 20 percent of the Saints' salary cap, meaning more than one-fifth of the organization's cap resources are assigned to players no longer on their roster. Which other teams are 2015's biggest offenders?