Does defense still win championships in the NFL? I think we saw in last year’s Super Bowl that that’s indeed still the case as the New England Patriots defense held a potent Los Angeles Rams offense to just three points. This season, the Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to ride their solid defense into the playoffs and beyond. On Tuesday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was essential asked during his weekly press conference if he’s a believer that defenses can still win championships in the NFL. His response wasn’t a bit surprising.