I have written before that this season has been the year of the offense. Teams like the Packers, Saints, Patriots with overwhelming offense and less than stellar defense have been winning almost at will. But when the playoffs come around, it is still defense that wins championships.
Two of the three prolific offensive teams, four if you want to count the Steelers, which I do not, are now out of the playoffs. Their offense could not save them in the end. When confronted with an overwhelming and ball hogging defense, these two teams were unable to overcome the mistakes the defense forced them into making. Defense still wins championships.