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1959 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 New York Giants 12 170 2843 712 4.0 38 16 16 167 137 304 1582 11 22 4.8 85 379 1261 6 3.3 66
2 Chicago Bears 12 196 3676 794 4.6 39 17 22 208 144 333 1893 14 22 5.2 91 429 1783 11 4.2 95
3 Cleveland Browns 12 214 3764 693 5.4 30 12 15 205 168 319 2342 17 18 7.0 115 360 1422 9 4.0 75
4 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 216 3342 712 4.7 34 12 14 179 128 285 1842 12 22 6.0 80 405 1500 10 3.7 85
5 San Francisco 49ers 12 237 4018 803 5.0 36 22 13 238 176 341 2044 15 14 5.5 102 433 1974 16 4.6 123
6 Green Bay Packers 12 246 3552 790 4.5 29 15 12 215 169 329 1782 14 14 5.0 102 430 1770 14 4.1 101
7 Baltimore Colts 12 251 3899 695 5.6 49 9 12 195 171 351 2342 13 40 6.3 118 325 1557 16 4.8 65
8 Detroit Lions 12 275 3656 722 5.1 33 19 14 196 147 288 2094 19 14 6.6 103 403 1562 13 3.9 79
9 Philadelphia Eagles 12 278 3938 747 5.3 40 20 16 220 144 292 1870 17 20 5.9 101 429 2068 15 4.8 103
10 Los Angeles Rams 12 315 3794 742 5.1 21 14 20 216 151 287 2090 17 7 6.6 100 427 1704 15 4.0 96
11 Chicago Cardinals 12 324 4015 770 5.2 30 15 13 212 138 266 2141 22 15 7.3 100 477 1874 15 3.9 99
12 Washington Redskins 12 350 4644 745 6.2 27 14 18 252 185 319 2430 26 13 7.1 125 404 2214 19 5.5 109
Avg Team 256.0 3761.8 743.6 5.1 33.8 15.4 15.4 208.6 154.8 309.5 2037.7 16.4 18.4 6.1 101.8 408.4 1724.1 13.3 4.2 91.3
League Total 3072 45141 8923 5.1 406 185 185 2503 1858 3714 24452 197 221 6.1 1222 4901 20689 159 4.2 1096
Avg Tm/G 21.3 313.5 62.0 5.1 2.8 1.3 1.3 17.4 12.9 25.8 169.8 1.4 1.5 6.1 8.5 34.0 143.7 1.1 4.2 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 New York Giants 12 137 304 45.1 1582 11 3.6 22 7.2 6.0 3.4 13.2 131.8 46.4 29 229 4.8 2.4 8.7
2 Green Bay Packers 12 169 329 51.4 1782 14 4.3 14 4.3 6.2 5.1 12.0 148.5 67.1 31 248 5.0 4.0 8.6
3 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 128 285 44.9 1842 12 4.2 22 7.7 7.1 4.4 15.7 153.5 50.8 22 172 6.0 3.6 7.2
4 Philadelphia Eagles 12 144 292 49.3 1870 17 5.8 20 6.8 7.1 5.2 14.4 155.8 63.6 26 204 5.9 4.1 8.2
5 Chicago Bears 12 144 333 43.2 1893 14 4.2 22 6.6 6.4 4.3 14.9 157.8 51.5 32 254 5.2 3.2 8.8
6 San Francisco 49ers 12 176 341 51.6 2044 15 4.4 14 4.1 6.7 5.7 12.9 170.3 70.4 29 228 5.5 4.6 7.8
7 Los Angeles Rams 12 151 287 52.6 2090 17 5.9 7 2.4 8.1 8.2 15.3 174.2 89.1 28 225 6.6 6.7 8.9
8 Detroit Lions 12 147 288 51.0 2094 19 6.6 14 4.9 8.1 7.3 15.9 174.5 80.2 31 246 6.6 5.8 9.7
9 Chicago Cardinals 12 138 266 51.9 2141 22 8.3 15 5.6 8.9 8.0 17.1 178.4 86.3 27 218 7.3 6.5 9.2
10 Baltimore Colts 12 171 351 48.7 2342 13 3.7 40 11.4 7.1 2.7 14.6 195.2 45.1 19 155 6.3 2.2 5.1
11 Cleveland Browns 12 168 319 52.7 2342 17 5.3 18 5.6 7.7 6.2 14.6 195.2 72.3 14 115 7.0 5.6 4.2
12 Washington Redskins 12 185 319 58.0 2430 26 8.2 13 4.1 8.2 8.0 14.1 202.5 94.6 22 176 7.1 6.9 6.5
Avg Team 154.8 309.5 50.0 2037.7 16.4 5.3 18.4 6.0 76 7.2 5.6 14.5 169.8 64.1 25.7 205.8 6.08 4.6 7.7
League Total 1858 3714 50.0 24452 197 5.3 221 6.0 88 7.2 5.6 14.5 169.8 64.1 308 2470 6.08 4.6 7.7
Avg Tm/G 12.9 25.8 50.0 169.8 1.4 5.3 1.5 6.0 7.2 5.6 14.5 169.8 64.1 2.1 17.2 6.08 4.6 7.7

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 New York Giants 12 379 1261 6 3.3 105.1
2 Cleveland Browns 12 360 1422 9 4.0 118.5
3 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 405 1500 10 3.7 125.0
4 Baltimore Colts 12 325 1557 16 4.8 129.8
5 Detroit Lions 12 403 1562 13 3.9 130.2
6 Los Angeles Rams 12 427 1704 15 4.0 142.0
7 Green Bay Packers 12 430 1770 14 4.1 147.5
8 Chicago Bears 12 429 1783 11 4.2 148.6
9 Chicago Cardinals 12 477 1874 15 3.9 156.2
10 San Francisco 49ers 12 433 1974 16 4.6 164.5
11 Philadelphia Eagles 12 429 2068 15 4.8 172.3
12 Washington Redskins 12 404 2214 19 5.5 184.5
Avg Team 408.4 1724.1 13.3 65 4.2 143.7 27.1
League Total 4901 20689 159 90 4.2 143.7 325
Avg Tm/G 34.0 143.7 1.1 4.2 143.7 2.3

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 32 912 0 28.5 38 734 0 19.3
2 Chicago Bears 12 46 1210 1 26.3 38 754 0 19.8
3 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 49 1458 3 29.8 43 753 0 17.5
4 Baltimore Colts 12 33 1269 0 38.5 46 950 0 20.7
5 Green Bay Packers 12 40 1435 1 35.9 40 917 0 22.9
6 San Francisco 49ers 12 35 1382 0 39.5 40 924 0 23.1
7 Philadelphia Eagles 12 40 1491 1 37.3 37 819 0 22.1
8 Los Angeles Rams 12 30 1490 1 49.7 42 980 1 23.3
9 Washington Redskins 12 38 1037 0 27.3 28 625 0 22.3
10 New York Giants 12 38 1929 4 50.8 52 1229 0 23.6
11 Detroit Lions 12 36 1374 0 38.2 37 774 0 20.9
12 Chicago Cardinals 12 39 1031 0 26.4 33 692 0 21.0
Avg Team 38.0 245.2 0.9 54 6.5 39.5 845.9 0.1 58 21.4 4852.8
League Total 456 2942 11 84 6.5 474 10151 1 105 21.4 58234
Avg Tm/G 3.2 20.4 0.1 6.5 3.3 70.5 0.0 21.4 404.4

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 Washington Redskins 12 19 10 52.6% 46 44 95.7% 42 1715 40.8
2 Chicago Cardinals 12 22 12 54.5% 41 40 97.6% 67 2764 41.3
3 Cleveland Browns 12 13 6 46.2% 28 28 100.0% 50 2109 42.2
4 Detroit Lions 12 21 11 52.4% 34 34 100.0% 69 3010 43.6
5 Los Angeles Rams 12 31 17 54.8% 38 36 94.7% 60 2648 44.1
6 Green Bay Packers 12 22 12 54.5% 30 28 93.3% 56 2484 44.4
7 Philadelphia Eagles 12 20 9 45.0% 36 35 97.2% 48 1973 41.1
8 San Francisco 49ers 12 13 5 38.5% 31 28 90.3% 57 2370 41.6
9 New York Giants 12 16 6 37.5% 22 20 90.9% 72 3087 42.9
10 Chicago Bears 12 17 4 23.5% 26 26 100.0% 61 2577 42.2
11 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 32 12 37.5% 26 24 92.3% 59 2640 44.7
12 Baltimore Colts 12 22 12 54.5% 31 29 93.5% 50 2235 44.7
Avg Team 20.7 9.7 46.8% 32.4 31.0 95.6% 57.6 2467.7 63 0.3 42.9
League Total 248 116 46.8% 389 372 95.6% 691 29612 71 3 42.9
Avg Tm/G 1.7 0.8 46.8% 2.7 2.6 95.6% 4.8 205.6 0.0 42.9

Scoring Defense

Rk Tm G RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Washington Redskins 12 19 26 1 44 10 350 29.2
2 Detroit Lions 12 13 19 1 1 34 11 2 275 22.9
3 Chicago Cardinals 12 15 22 3 1 40 12 1 324 27.0
4 Los Angeles Rams 12 15 17 1 1 2 1 36 17 315 26.3
5 Green Bay Packers 12 14 14 1 1 28 12 1 246 20.5
6 Chicago Bears 12 11 14 1 26 4 1 196 16.3
7 San Francisco 49ers 12 16 15 1 28 5 1 237 19.8
8 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 10 12 3 1 24 12 216 18.0
9 Philadelphia Eagles 12 15 17 1 2 35 9 278 23.2
10 Cleveland Browns 12 9 17 1 1 28 6 214 17.8
11 New York Giants 12 6 11 4 1 20 6 170 14.2
12 Baltimore Colts 12 16 13 2 29 12 251 20.9
Avg Team 13.3 16.4 0.9 0.1 0.8 0.8 0.2 31.0 9.7 0.5 256.0 21.3
League Total 159 197 11 1 10 10 2 372 116 6 3072
Avg Tm/G 1.1 1.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 2.6 0.8 21.3