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1956 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 12 177 3135 703 4.5 26 8 18 188 107 226 1103 7 18 4.6 62 463 2032 13 4.4 108
2 Chicago Cardinals 12 182 3599 783 4.6 45 12 15 211 129 287 1524 8 33 5.0 79 478 2075 14 4.3 117
3 Detroit Lions 12 188 3408 688 5.0 40 12 16 181 138 297 1905 11 28 6.0 84 373 1503 9 4.0 81
4 New York Giants 12 197 3081 744 4.1 33 16 16 188 149 297 1638 12 17 5.0 90 415 1443 10 3.5 82
5 Philadelphia Eagles 12 215 3226 778 4.1 27 11 21 200 114 243 1333 15 16 5.0 69 513 1893 10 3.7 110
6 Washington Redskins 12 225 3199 700 4.6 34 16 8 188 120 240 1629 11 18 6.4 83 446 1570 15 3.5 97
7 Chicago Bears 12 246 3676 744 4.9 38 15 14 207 159 332 2193 16 23 6.1 113 384 1483 14 3.9 80
8 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 250 3186 727 4.4 40 22 8 167 128 234 1443 14 18 5.6 66 468 1743 14 3.7 93
9 San Francisco 49ers 12 284 4162 778 5.3 34 17 9 236 147 279 1970 12 17 6.6 103 481 2192 23 4.6 124
10 Los Angeles Rams 12 307 4106 790 5.2 26 8 15 224 156 290 2162 17 18 6.8 100 473 1944 21 4.1 109
11 Baltimore Colts 12 322 4176 769 5.4 28 15 14 238 165 297 2260 22 13 7.0 115 447 1916 16 4.3 109
12 Green Bay Packers 12 342 4710 781 6.0 29 8 13 246 144 260 2091 17 21 7.8 104 512 2619 20 5.1 129
Avg Team 244.6 3638.7 748.8 4.9 33.3 13.3 13.9 206.2 138.0 273.5 1770.9 13.5 20.0 6.0 89.0 454.4 1867.8 14.9 4.1 103.3
League Total 2935 43664 8985 4.9 400 160 167 2474 1656 3282 21251 162 240 6.0 1068 5453 22413 179 4.1 1239
Avg Tm/G 20.4 303.2 62.4 4.9 2.8 1.1 1.2 17.2 11.5 22.8 147.6 1.1 1.7 6.0 7.4 37.9 155.6 1.2 4.1 8.6

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 Cleveland Browns 12 107 226 47.3 1103 7 3.1 18 8.0 5.4 2.4 11.4 91.9 41.1 14 112 4.6 1.8 5.8
2 Philadelphia Eagles 12 114 243 46.9 1333 15 6.2 16 6.6 6.2 4.5 13.2 111.1 60.1 22 173 5.0 3.4 8.3
3 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 128 234 54.7 1443 14 6.0 18 7.7 7.0 4.8 12.9 120.3 64.9 25 203 5.6 3.5 9.7
4 Chicago Cardinals 12 129 287 44.9 1524 8 2.8 33 11.5 5.8 1.2 12.9 127.0 33.5 18 146 5.0 0.7 5.9
5 Washington Redskins 12 120 240 50.0 1629 11 4.6 18 7.5 7.2 4.8 14.5 135.8 58.0 14 110 6.4 4.1 5.5
6 New York Giants 12 149 297 50.2 1638 12 4.0 17 5.7 6.4 4.6 12.7 136.5 60.0 32 252 5.0 3.4 9.7
7 Detroit Lions 12 138 297 46.5 1905 11 3.7 28 9.4 6.9 3.4 14.8 158.8 42.6 18 140 6.0 2.7 5.7
8 San Francisco 49ers 12 147 279 52.7 1970 12 4.3 17 6.1 7.6 5.7 14.4 164.2 66.5 18 145 6.6 4.9 6.1
9 Green Bay Packers 12 144 260 55.4 2091 17 6.5 21 8.1 8.3 6.0 15.0 174.3 71.1 9 75 7.8 5.5 3.3
10 Los Angeles Rams 12 156 290 53.8 2162 17 5.9 18 6.2 8.2 6.6 15.2 180.2 74.7 27 212 6.8 5.3 8.5
11 Chicago Bears 12 159 332 47.9 2193 16 4.8 23 6.9 7.3 5.1 15.2 182.8 59.5 28 220 6.1 4.1 7.8
12 Baltimore Colts 12 165 297 55.6 2260 22 7.4 13 4.4 8.3 7.8 14.9 188.3 89.4 25 203 7.0 6.6 7.8
Avg Team 138.0 273.5 50.5 1770.9 13.5 4.9 20.0 7.3 66 7.1 4.8 14.0 147.6 57.1 20.8 165.9 6.02 3.9 7.1
League Total 1656 3282 50.5 21251 162 4.9 240 7.3 79 7.1 4.8 14.0 147.6 57.1 250 1991 6.02 3.9 7.1
Avg Tm/G 11.5 22.8 50.5 147.6 1.1 4.9 1.7 7.3 7.1 4.8 14.0 147.6 57.1 1.7 13.8 6.02 3.9 7.1

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 New York Giants 12 415 1443 10 3.5 120.3
2 Chicago Bears 12 384 1483 14 3.9 123.6
3 Detroit Lions 12 373 1503 9 4.0 125.3
4 Washington Redskins 12 446 1570 15 3.5 130.8
5 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 468 1743 14 3.7 145.3
6 Philadelphia Eagles 12 513 1893 10 3.7 157.8
7 Baltimore Colts 12 447 1916 16 4.3 159.7
8 Los Angeles Rams 12 473 1944 21 4.1 162.0
9 Cleveland Browns 12 463 2032 13 4.4 169.3
10 Chicago Cardinals 12 478 2075 14 4.3 172.9
11 San Francisco 49ers 12 481 2192 23 4.6 182.7
12 Green Bay Packers 12 512 2619 20 5.1 218.3
Avg Team 454.4 1867.8 14.9 58 4.1 155.6 22.3
League Total 5453 22413 179 86 4.1 155.6 267
Avg Tm/G 37.9 155.6 1.2 4.1 155.6 1.9

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 Chicago Cardinals 12 28 1194 0 42.6 40 889 0 22.2
2 Chicago Bears 12 29 1835 1 63.3 47 1249 1 26.6
3 New York Giants 12 34 1605 0 47.2 46 1033 0 22.5
4 Washington Redskins 12 44 1438 2 32.7 40 989 1 24.7
5 Cleveland Browns 12 26 1235 0 47.5 33 819 0 24.8
6 Detroit Lions 12 32 1481 0 46.3 48 1041 1 21.7
7 Philadelphia Eagles 12 50 1314 0 26.3 27 666 0 24.7
8 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 45 1632 1 36.3 43 817 0 19.0
9 San Francisco 49ers 12 35 1441 0 41.2 42 988 0 23.5
10 Los Angeles Rams 12 31 1741 0 56.2 52 1068 1 20.5
11 Green Bay Packers 12 49 1516 1 30.9 48 924 0 19.3
12 Baltimore Colts 12 39 1443 2 37.0 43 1015 1 23.6
Avg Team 36.8 247.8 0.6 63 6.7 42.4 958.2 0.4 72 22.6 5010.6
League Total 442 2974 7 95 6.7 509 11498 5 106 22.6 60127
Avg Tm/G 3.1 20.7 0.0 6.7 3.5 79.8 0.0 22.6 417.5

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 Cleveland Browns 12 17 10 58.8% 21 21 100.0% 59 2399 40.7
2 Philadelphia Eagles 12 21 14 66.7% 25 23 92.0% 68 2783 40.9
3 Los Angeles Rams 12 20 12 60.0% 39 37 94.9% 58 2435 42.0
4 Green Bay Packers 12 18 12 66.7% 44 42 95.5% 50 2038 40.8
5 Washington Redskins 12 15 8 53.3% 29 25 86.2% 61 2469 40.5
6 San Francisco 49ers 12 25 14 56.0% 34 32 94.1% 42 1710 40.7
7 Chicago Cardinals 12 16 7 43.8% 23 21 91.3% 52 2033 39.1
8 New York Giants 12 16 7 43.8% 25 24 96.0% 62 2249 36.3
9 Baltimore Colts 12 19 8 42.1% 43 40 93.0% 56 2492 44.5
10 Detroit Lions 12 20 11 55.0% 22 21 95.5% 59 2329 39.5
11 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 16 7 43.8% 33 31 93.9% 65 2706 41.6
12 Chicago Bears 12 18 3 16.7% 34 33 97.1% 64 2559 40.0
Avg Team 18.4 9.4 51.1% 31.0 29.2 94.1% 58.0 2350.2 60 0.3 40.5
League Total 221 113 51.1% 372 350 94.1% 696 28202 72 3 40.5
Avg Tm/G 1.5 0.8 51.1% 2.6 2.4 94.1% 4.8 195.8 0.0 40.5

Scoring Defense

Rk Tm G RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Philadelphia Eagles 12 10 15 23 14 215 17.9
2 Cleveland Browns 12 13 7 1 21 10 177 14.8
3 Washington Redskins 12 15 11 2 1 25 8 1 225 18.8
4 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 14 14 1 1 3 31 7 250 20.8
5 San Francisco 49ers 12 23 12 32 14 284 23.7
6 Chicago Cardinals 12 14 8 1 21 7 1 182 15.2
7 New York Giants 12 10 12 2 1 24 7 1 197 16.4
8 Green Bay Packers 12 20 17 1 3 3 42 12 342 28.5
9 Baltimore Colts 12 16 22 2 1 2 40 8 322 26.8
10 Los Angeles Rams 12 21 17 1 37 12 307 25.6
11 Detroit Lions 12 9 11 1 1 21 11 1 188 15.7
12 Chicago Bears 12 14 16 1 1 1 33 3 246 20.5
Avg Team 14.9 13.5 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.9 0.1 29.2 9.4 0.3 244.6 20.4
League Total 179 162 7 5 8 11 1 350 113 4 2935
Avg Tm/G 1.2 1.1 0.1 0.1 2.4 0.8 20.4