I don't "laugh" at it, but strongly disagree with it.
The "strong defense" cliche is just that. Teams have also recently won with strong offense. And the broncos packers teams that won seem well balanced, as does new england.
The new power teams, aside from indy have that balance, and have shown basically they could beat baltimore -- both new england and philly already have done that. I just don't think they can score that much.
yea, it is similar to the dilfer year, except, you know, the fact that the league has totally changed since then -- and perhaps that model won't get it done against this batch of teams. And the fact that this defense seems a tad more weak than the champuionship one. they can shut down anyone, unfortuantely, they could barely score themselves.
ultimately, you still need points to win.