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1953 NFL Opposition & Defensive Statistics

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Team Defense

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Rk Tm G Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FR 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Sc% TO%
1 Cleveland Browns 12 162 3575 795 4.5 41 16 16 206 164 389 2015 10 25 4.8 101 374 1560 11 4.2 89
2 Detroit Lions 12 205 3545 783 4.5 53 15 7 194 159 354 1965 13 38 5.2 96 404 1580 10 3.9 91
3 Washington Redskins 12 215 3638 830 4.4 44 17 15 210 171 350 1752 8 27 4.7 93 455 1886 15 4.1 102
4 Philadelphia Eagles 12 215 2998 756 4.0 41 17 19 186 167 374 1881 17 24 4.4 98 331 1117 6 3.4 69
5 Los Angeles Rams 12 236 3452 778 4.4 43 13 11 194 161 366 1882 15 30 4.7 92 375 1570 10 4.2 91
6 San Francisco 49ers 12 237 3425 782 4.4 40 17 12 206 173 356 1877 17 23 4.9 95 398 1548 12 3.9 99
7 Chicago Bears 12 262 4152 820 5.1 37 23 10 213 174 364 2376 14 14 6.2 109 437 1776 15 4.1 94
8 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 263 3381 758 4.5 35 14 11 184 193 372 2256 22 21 5.8 110 366 1125 9 3.1 63
9 New York Giants 12 277 3741 775 4.8 37 14 9 189 173 368 2381 20 23 6.1 99 385 1360 12 3.5 81
10 Chicago Cardinals 12 337 4026 813 5.0 36 12 10 216 176 341 2364 17 24 6.3 111 440 1662 24 3.8 95
11 Green Bay Packers 12 338 3851 749 5.1 47 19 13 199 144 312 2105 15 28 6.2 91 407 1746 24 4.3 95
12 Baltimore Colts 12 350 4486 796 5.6 56 27 16 232 165 321 2171 21 29 6.2 95 445 2315 21 5.2 121
Avg Team 258.1 3689.2 786.3 4.7 42.5 17.0 12.4 202.4 168.3 355.6 2085.4 15.8 25.5 5.4 99.2 401.4 1603.8 14.1 4.0 90.8
League Total 3097 44270 9435 4.7 510 204 149 2429 2020 4267 25025 189 306 5.4 1190 4817 19245 169 4.0 1090
Avg Tm/G 21.5 307.4 65.5 4.7 3.5 1.4 1.0 16.9 14.0 29.6 173.8 1.3 2.1 5.4 8.3 33.5 133.6 1.2 4.0 7.6

Passing Defense

Rk Tm G Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk%
1 Washington Redskins 12 171 350 48.9 1752 8 2.3 27 7.7 5.6 2.6 11.4 146.0 41.5 25 198 4.7 1.9 6.7
2 San Francisco 49ers 12 173 356 48.6 1877 17 4.8 23 6.5 5.9 3.9 12.1 156.4 56.2 28 223 4.9 3.1 7.3
3 Philadelphia Eagles 12 167 374 44.7 1881 17 4.5 24 6.4 6.1 4.1 13.7 156.8 53.2 51 408 4.4 2.7 12.0
4 Los Angeles Rams 12 161 366 44.0 1882 15 4.1 30 8.2 6.0 3.1 13.5 156.8 43.1 37 299 4.7 2.1 9.2
5 Detroit Lions 12 159 354 44.9 1965 13 3.7 38 10.7 6.1 2.0 13.6 163.8 37.6 25 197 5.2 1.4 6.6
6 Cleveland Browns 12 164 389 42.2 2015 10 2.6 25 6.4 5.8 3.5 13.8 167.9 43.3 32 256 4.8 2.6 7.6
7 Green Bay Packers 12 144 312 46.2 2105 15 4.8 28 9.0 7.5 4.4 16.3 175.4 50.4 30 236 6.2 3.3 8.8
8 Baltimore Colts 12 165 321 51.4 2171 21 6.5 29 9.0 7.5 4.8 14.6 180.9 60.4 30 240 6.2 3.7 8.5
9 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 193 372 51.9 2256 22 5.9 21 5.6 6.5 5.1 12.5 188.0 68.5 20 157 5.8 4.5 5.1
10 Chicago Cardinals 12 176 341 51.6 2364 17 5.0 24 7.0 7.7 5.5 14.9 197.0 64.4 32 255 6.3 4.4 8.6
11 Chicago Bears 12 174 364 47.8 2376 14 3.8 14 3.8 7.0 6.0 14.5 198.0 67.7 19 154 6.2 5.3 5.0
12 New York Giants 12 173 368 47.0 2381 20 5.4 23 6.3 7.0 5.2 14.8 198.4 62.3 22 177 6.1 4.5 5.6
Avg Team 168.3 355.6 47.3 2085.4 15.8 4.4 25.5 7.2 74 6.5 4.2 13.8 173.8 50.9 29.3 233.3 5.42 3.3 7.6
League Total 2020 4267 47.3 25025 189 4.4 306 7.2 97 6.5 4.2 13.8 173.8 50.9 351 2800 5.42 3.3 7.6
Avg Tm/G 14.0 29.6 47.3 173.8 1.3 4.4 2.1 7.2 6.5 4.2 13.8 173.8 50.9 2.4 19.4 5.42 3.3 7.6

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Philadelphia Eagles 12 331 1117 6 3.4 93.1
2 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 366 1125 9 3.1 93.8
3 New York Giants 12 385 1360 12 3.5 113.3
4 San Francisco 49ers 12 398 1548 12 3.9 129.0
5 Cleveland Browns 12 374 1560 11 4.2 130.0
6 Los Angeles Rams 12 375 1570 10 4.2 130.8
7 Detroit Lions 12 404 1580 10 3.9 131.7
8 Chicago Cardinals 12 440 1662 24 3.8 138.5
9 Green Bay Packers 12 407 1746 24 4.3 145.5
10 Chicago Bears 12 437 1776 15 4.1 148.0
11 Washington Redskins 12 455 1886 15 4.1 157.2
12 Baltimore Colts 12 445 2315 21 5.2 192.9
Avg Team 401.4 1603.8 14.1 52 4.0 133.6 30.0
League Total 4817 19245 169 74 4.0 133.6 360
Avg Tm/G 33.5 133.6 1.2 4.0 133.6 2.5

Kick & Punt Returns Against

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Rk Tm G Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1 Cleveland Browns 12 35 1364 0 39.0 46 1114 0 24.2
2 San Francisco 49ers 12 27 1577 0 58.4 59 1264 0 21.4
3 Washington Redskins 12 38 1839 0 48.4 43 1213 0 28.2
4 Detroit Lions 12 41 1894 1 46.2 54 1193 0 22.1
5 Baltimore Colts 12 40 1500 1 37.5 40 724 0 18.1
6 Philadelphia Eagles 12 45 1816 0 40.4 49 1208 1 24.7
7 Chicago Bears 12 34 1527 1 44.9 36 844 0 23.4
8 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 50 1380 0 27.6 37 604 0 16.3
9 Green Bay Packers 12 41 1490 1 36.3 40 851 0 21.3
10 New York Giants 12 69 1752 0 25.4 36 705 1 19.6
11 Chicago Cardinals 12 44 1122 0 25.5 35 852 0 24.3
12 Los Angeles Rams 12 45 2329 0 51.8 59 1600 0 27.1
Avg Team 42.4 256.9 0.3 50 6.1 44.5 1014.3 0.2 69 22.8 4960.4
League Total 509 3083 4 78 6.1 534 12172 2 104 22.8 59525
Avg Tm/G 3.5 21.4 0.0 6.1 3.7 84.5 0.0 22.8 413.4

Kicking & Punting Against

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
Rk Tm G FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
1 San Francisco 49ers 12 16 9 56.3% 30 30 100.0% 60 2459 41.0
2 Chicago Bears 12 30 11 36.7% 33 31 93.9% 73 2672 36.6
3 Washington Redskins 12 23 12 52.2% 25 25 100.0% 54 2254 41.7
4 Philadelphia Eagles 12 18 9 50.0% 27 26 96.3% 79 3350 42.4
5 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 19 11 57.9% 33 32 97.0% 83 3530 42.5
6 Green Bay Packers 12 22 11 50.0% 43 41 95.3% 66 2747 41.6
7 New York Giants 12 20 9 45.0% 35 34 97.1% 72 3080 42.8
8 Chicago Cardinals 12 13 8 61.5% 45 43 95.6% 74 3110 42.0
9 Detroit Lions 12 19 6 31.6% 26 23 88.5% 62 2510 40.5
10 Baltimore Colts 12 16 9 56.3% 46 45 97.8% 55 2216 40.3
11 Cleveland Browns 12 13 2 15.4% 22 20 90.9% 72 2930 40.7
12 Los Angeles Rams 12 23 11 47.8% 29 27 93.1% 75 3022 40.3
Avg Team 19.3 9.0 46.6% 32.8 31.4 95.7% 68.8 2823.3 62 0.4 41.1
League Total 232 108 46.6% 394 377 95.7% 825 33880 69 5 41.1
Avg Tm/G 1.6 0.8 46.6% 2.7 2.6 95.7% 5.7 235.3 0.0 41.1

Scoring Defense

Rk Tm G RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 New York Giants 12 12 20 1 2 1 34 9 277 23.1
2 Baltimore Colts 12 21 21 1 3 45 9 1 350 29.2
3 Chicago Cardinals 12 24 17 4 43 8 337 28.1
4 Green Bay Packers 12 24 15 1 2 41 11 338 28.2
5 Washington Redskins 12 15 8 2 25 12 2 215 17.9
6 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 9 22 1 32 11 263 21.9
7 Chicago Bears 12 15 14 1 3 31 11 262 21.8
8 Detroit Lions 12 10 13 1 1 2 23 6 1 205 17.1
9 Cleveland Browns 12 11 10 1 20 2 2 162 13.5
10 Philadelphia Eagles 12 6 17 1 2 1 26 9 215 17.9
11 Los Angeles Rams 12 10 15 2 2 27 11 1 236 19.7
12 San Francisco 49ers 12 12 17 1 30 9 237 19.8
Avg Team 14.1 15.8 0.3 0.2 1.0 1.5 0.3 31.4 9.0 0.6 258.1 21.5
League Total 169 189 4 2 12 18 3 377 108 7 3097
Avg Tm/G 1.2 1.3 0.1 0.1 2.6 0.8 21.5