In a quarterback-driven league, the recipe for success is on the defensive side of the ball. Winning Super Bowls is now predicated on two things. First, do you have a quarterback that can make every throw on the field. One who is able to lead his team through adversity and back from defecits. This list of guys does not extend past 5 or 6 in my mind, the elite, upper echelon, signal callers in the NFL today. Those are, in no particluar order, Brady, Brees, Roethlisberger, Rodgers, Peyton and Eli Manning. These are the only ones to have won the Super Bowl in the past 9 years, expect similar results for the next few.
Stopping them is no easy task, as indicated by their hardware. One thing has proved to be too much for some of them to overcome, that is the oppossing teams pass rush, and ability to get them on the ground and in the passing lanes. There are five teams that do this better than the 27 other teams.
In the words of Stephen A. Smith, get ready to tap dance better than the late Gregory Hines.