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Defense wins Championships is the old adage. Just ask the Rams and Chiefs this year.<br><br> While watching the conference championship games, you couldn't help but notice one common theme that propelled New England and Carolina to victory. Both teams ran the ball well, played great defense and didn't make mistakes. <br><br> Remember that philosophy? The San Diego Chargers have one of those nailed down – now about the other…

Since the NFL is a copycat league, you can bet more teams will be relying on that philosophy in 2004. Forget about the high-power passing game of the Indianapolis Colts. It's a running game and defense that get you to the Super Bowl. LaDainian Tomlinson ensures our running game is around to stay. You can bet the Chargers with Wade Phillips at the helm will focus on defensive schemes in 200...

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