Broncos’ defense voted best since 1985 Bears

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Broncos’ DeMarcus Ware (94) celebrates after sacking Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton (1) with Shaquil Barrett (48) and T.J. Ward (43) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50. | AP

The latest is usually the greatest. That’s just how things work these days.

After Denver’s impressive 24-10 victory over Carolina, some were quick to anoint the Broncos’ defense as the greatest, even better than the 2013 Seahawks (remember them?).

Linebacker Brandon Marshall called his Broncos the No. 1 defense of all-time.

Former Bears great Steve McMichael disagrees.

“They gave up a ton of more yards than we did (in the Super Bowl),” McMichael told the Sun-Times. “I don’t know what kind of statistician this kid is, what’s his name, Brandon Marshall?

“He needs to read up on the history of the NFL before he talks on a mic next time, that’s all.”

Well, the folks at NFL Network decided to put it to a Twitter vote. I guess they conceded the ’85 Bears were the best, or best in the last 30 years.

The Broncos are narrowly ahead of the Seahawks.

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Thing is, they might have it all wrong, according to some stats.

The debate rages on until the next great defense comes along … in 12 months or so.

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