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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 Minnesota Vikings 14 143 2803 814 3.4 44 16 11 168 195 367 1438 6 28 3.5 89 398 1365 4 3.4 68
2 Detroit Lions 14 202 3448 756 4.6 44 16 13 186 194 371 2296 14 28 5.8 112 362 1152 7 3.2 61
3 Los Angeles Rams 14 202 3548 826 4.3 35 16 18 195 196 378 2189 15 19 5.1 113 395 1359 6 3.4 64
4 Dallas Cowboys 14 221 3569 855 4.2 39 15 13 205 193 399 1913 10 24 4.3 105 415 1656 10 4.0 87
5 Miami Dolphins 14 228 4004 808 5.0 38 15 16 226 234 403 2551 17 23 6.1 128 387 1453 8 3.8 82
6 St. Louis Cardinals 14 228 3869 894 4.3 35 14 30 242 183 382 2107 16 21 5.0 116 472 1762 10 3.7 96
7 Baltimore Colts 14 234 3845 883 4.4 34 9 15 214 238 452 2406 16 25 4.9 120 390 1439 6 3.7 79
8 Kansas City Chiefs 14 244 3667 861 4.3 43 12 32 226 195 408 2010 15 31 4.5 111 418 1657 10 4.0 83
9 Cincinnati Bengals 14 255 4178 874 4.8 39 16 18 236 209 428 2635 18 23 5.8 131 418 1543 11 3.7 87
10 Atlanta Falcons 14 261 3876 857 4.5 35 16 20 211 191 348 2154 11 19 5.7 98 479 1722 14 3.6 93
11 Chicago Bears 14 261 4067 895 4.5 31 14 18 234 233 394 2596 18 17 6.0 133 459 1471 11 3.2 83
12 Denver Broncos 14 264 3705 838 4.4 32 16 14 199 191 379 2354 20 16 5.5 118 409 1351 7 3.3 67
13 Cleveland Browns 14 265 4244 842 5.0 31 12 12 236 186 357 2238 16 19 5.7 120 451 2006 10 4.4 104
14 San Francisco 49ers 14 267 3972 839 4.7 42 20 22 213 185 384 2173 19 22 5.2 110 425 1799 12 4.2 81
15 New York Giants 14 270 4063 818 5.0 30 13 15 223 186 364 2371 19 17 5.9 110 419 1692 11 4.0 98
16 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 272 3996 906 4.4 38 15 14 225 191 393 2317 21 23 5.5 120 487 1679 8 3.4 91
17 San Diego Chargers 14 278 4182 872 4.8 24 15 22 245 207 365 2215 13 9 5.7 117 480 1967 15 4.1 106
18 New York Jets 14 286 3655 826 4.4 34 11 29 216 165 383 2372 20 23 5.7 122 408 1283 7 3.1 65
19 Oakland Raiders 14 293 4116 838 4.9 27 8 29 223 157 339 2089 22 19 5.5 104 460 2027 10 4.4 90
20 Green Bay Packers 14 293 4055 854 4.7 37 17 12 202 177 369 2226 13 20 5.6 102 453 1829 14 4.0 88
21 Washington Redskins 14 314 4333 866 5.0 28 13 16 266 205 374 2265 14 15 5.7 125 468 2068 19 4.4 125
22 Philadelphia Eagles 14 332 3953 804 4.9 28 18 16 213 161 313 1889 16 10 5.4 95 457 2064 16 4.5 102
23 Buffalo Bills 14 337 3806 853 4.5 26 15 23 213 157 338 2088 15 11 5.7 103 484 1718 16 3.5 87
24 New Orleans Saints 14 347 4952 916 5.4 38 16 13 263 238 430 3061 19 22 6.8 150 469 1891 15 4.0 100
25 Houston Oilers 14 352 4398 840 5.2 26 8 27 227 164 344 2605 25 18 7.0 115 466 1793 16 3.8 85
26 Boston Patriots 14 361 4261 865 4.9 25 17 22 242 177 334 2187 19 8 6.0 105 503 2074 20 4.1 115
Avg Team 269.6 3944.8 850.0 4.6 34.0 14.3 18.8 221.1 192.6 376.8 2259.4 16.4 19.6 5.5 114.3 439.7 1685.4 11.3 3.8 88.0
League Total 7010 102565 22100 4.6 883 373 490 5749 5008 9796 58745 427 510 5.5 2972 11432 43820 293 3.8 2287
Avg Tm/G 19.3 281.8 60.7 4.6 2.4 1.0 1.3 15.8 13.8 26.9 161.4 1.2 1.4 5.5 8.2 31.4 120.4 0.8 3.8 6.3

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 Minnesota Vikings 14 195 367 53.1 1438 6 1.6 28 7.6 4.9 1.8 9.2 102.7 40.4 49 360 3.5 0.7 11.8
2 Philadelphia Eagles 14 161 313 51.4 1889 16 5.1 10 3.2 7.0 6.5 13.5 134.9 77.6 34 287 5.4 5.1 9.8
3 Dallas Cowboys 14 193 399 48.4 1913 10 2.5 24 6.0 5.6 3.4 11.5 136.6 48.9 41 313 4.3 2.3 9.3
4 Kansas City Chiefs 14 195 408 47.8 2010 15 3.7 31 7.6 5.6 2.9 11.7 143.6 45.8 35 270 4.5 2.1 7.9
5 Buffalo Bills 14 157 338 46.4 2088 15 4.4 11 3.3 6.9 6.3 14.9 149.1 70.8 31 246 5.7 5.1 8.4
6 Oakland Raiders 14 157 339 46.3 2089 22 6.5 19 5.6 7.0 5.8 15.2 149.2 68.3 39 297 5.5 4.4 10.3
7 St. Louis Cardinals 14 183 382 47.9 2107 16 4.2 21 5.5 6.3 4.7 13.2 150.5 59.4 40 309 5.0 3.5 9.5
8 Atlanta Falcons 14 191 348 54.9 2154 11 3.2 19 5.5 6.9 5.1 12.5 153.9 64.3 30 243 5.7 4.0 7.9
9 San Francisco 49ers 14 185 384 48.2 2173 19 4.9 22 5.7 6.3 4.8 13.2 155.2 61.3 30 261 5.2 3.8 7.2
10 Boston Patriots 14 177 334 53.0 2187 19 5.7 8 2.4 7.3 7.3 13.7 156.2 85.5 28 243 6.0 6.1 7.7
11 Los Angeles Rams 14 196 378 51.9 2189 15 4.0 19 5.0 6.9 5.4 13.3 156.4 66.4 53 426 5.1 3.8 12.3
12 San Diego Chargers 14 207 365 56.7 2215 13 3.6 9 2.5 6.6 6.2 11.7 158.2 78.6 27 207 5.7 5.3 6.9
13 Green Bay Packers 14 177 369 48.0 2226 13 3.5 20 5.4 6.8 5.0 14.1 159.0 59.4 32 270 5.6 4.0 8.0
14 Cleveland Browns 14 186 357 52.1 2238 16 4.5 19 5.3 7.1 5.6 13.6 159.9 67.8 34 290 5.7 4.4 8.7
15 Washington Redskins 14 205 374 54.8 2265 14 3.7 15 4.0 6.5 5.5 11.9 161.8 70.6 24 169 5.7 4.7 6.0
16 Detroit Lions 14 194 371 52.3 2296 14 3.8 28 7.5 6.7 4.1 12.8 164.0 54.8 23 195 5.8 3.3 5.8
17 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 191 393 48.6 2317 21 5.3 23 5.9 6.5 4.9 13.4 165.5 63.1 26 238 5.5 4.1 6.2
18 Denver Broncos 14 191 379 50.4 2354 20 5.3 16 4.2 7.4 6.6 14.7 168.1 75.0 50 456 5.5 4.7 11.7
19 New York Giants 14 186 364 51.1 2371 19 5.2 17 4.7 7.3 6.2 14.2 169.4 72.9 35 279 5.9 5.0 8.8
20 New York Jets 14 165 383 43.1 2372 20 5.2 23 6.0 7.0 5.3 16.2 169.4 59.5 35 308 5.7 4.2 8.4
21 Baltimore Colts 14 238 452 52.7 2406 16 3.5 25 5.5 6.2 4.4 11.7 171.9 60.3 41 374 4.9 3.2 8.3
22 Miami Dolphins 14 234 403 58.1 2551 17 4.2 23 5.7 6.7 5.0 11.6 182.2 68.7 18 157 6.1 4.4 4.3
23 Chicago Bears 14 233 394 59.1 2596 18 4.6 17 4.3 7.4 6.4 12.6 185.4 79.5 42 329 6.0 5.0 9.6
24 Houston Oilers 14 164 344 47.7 2605 25 7.3 18 5.2 8.3 7.4 17.4 186.1 78.8 30 246 7.0 6.1 8.0
25 Cincinnati Bengals 14 209 428 48.8 2635 18 4.2 23 5.4 6.7 5.2 13.8 188.2 62.5 28 250 5.8 4.3 6.1
26 New Orleans Saints 14 238 430 55.3 3061 19 4.4 22 5.1 7.4 6.0 13.4 218.6 72.6 17 136 6.8 5.5 3.8
Avg Team 192.6 376.8 51.1 2259.4 16.4 4.4 19.6 5.2 68 6.7 5.3 13.2 161.4 62.5 33.5 275.3 5.51 4.2 8.2
League Total 5008 9796 51.1 58745 427 4.4 510 5.2 89 6.7 5.3 13.2 161.4 62.5 872 7159 5.51 4.2 8.2
Avg Tm/G 13.8 26.9 51.1 161.4 1.2 4.4 1.4 5.2 6.7 5.3 13.2 161.4 62.5 2.4 19.7 5.51 4.2 8.2

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Detroit Lions 14 362 1152 7 3.2 82.3
2 New York Jets 14 408 1283 7 3.1 91.6
3 Denver Broncos 14 409 1351 7 3.3 96.5
4 Los Angeles Rams 14 395 1359 6 3.4 97.1
5 Minnesota Vikings 14 398 1365 4 3.4 97.5
6 Baltimore Colts 14 390 1439 6 3.7 102.8
7 Miami Dolphins 14 387 1453 8 3.8 103.8
8 Chicago Bears 14 459 1471 11 3.2 105.1
9 Cincinnati Bengals 14 418 1543 11 3.7 110.2
10 Dallas Cowboys 14 415 1656 10 4.0 118.3
11 Kansas City Chiefs 14 418 1657 10 4.0 118.4
12 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 487 1679 8 3.4 119.9
13 New York Giants 14 419 1692 11 4.0 120.9
14 Buffalo Bills 14 484 1718 16 3.5 122.7
15 Atlanta Falcons 14 479 1722 14 3.6 123.0
16 St. Louis Cardinals 14 472 1762 10 3.7 125.9
17 Houston Oilers 14 466 1793 16 3.8 128.1
18 San Francisco 49ers 14 425 1799 12 4.2 128.5
19 Green Bay Packers 14 453 1829 14 4.0 130.6
20 New Orleans Saints 14 469 1891 15 4.0 135.1
21 San Diego Chargers 14 480 1967 15 4.1 140.5
22 Cleveland Browns 14 451 2006 10 4.4 143.3
23 Oakland Raiders 14 460 2027 10 4.4 144.8
24 Philadelphia Eagles 14 457 2064 16 4.5 147.4
25 Washington Redskins 14 468 2068 19 4.4 147.7
26 Boston Patriots 14 503 2074 20 4.1 148.1
Avg Team 439.7 1685.4 11.3 53 3.8 120.4 25.6
League Total 11432 43820 293 85 3.8 120.4 665
Avg Tm/G 31.4 120.4 0.8 3.8 120.4 1.8

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 Dallas Cowboys 14 38 281 1 7.4 60 1142 0 19.0
2 Minnesota Vikings 14 38 322 1 8.5 69 1514 3 21.9
3 San Diego Chargers 14 34 312 1 9.2 52 1153 0 22.2
4 Kansas City Chiefs 14 51 414 0 8.1 45 1128 0 25.1
5 Cincinnati Bengals 14 48 392 2 8.2 33 774 0 23.5
6 Detroit Lions 14 29 113 0 3.9 67 1427 0 21.3
7 Cleveland Browns 14 23 83 0 3.6 39 956 0 24.5
8 Miami Dolphins 14 20 241 1 12.1 55 1142 1 20.8
9 Atlanta Falcons 14 40 267 0 6.7 41 983 1 24.0
10 Oakland Raiders 14 40 303 0 7.6 54 1233 0 22.8
11 New York Giants 14 21 61 0 2.9 57 1359 1 23.8
12 Baltimore Colts 14 38 365 1 9.6 58 1237 0 21.3
13 New York Jets 14 42 380 0 9.0 58 1210 2 20.9
14 New Orleans Saints 14 41 434 1 10.6 35 735 0 21.0
15 Green Bay Packers 14 40 338 0 8.5 36 888 0 24.7
16 Washington Redskins 14 35 259 0 7.4 49 1181 1 24.1
17 St. Louis Cardinals 14 26 90 0 3.5 54 1262 1 23.4
18 Philadelphia Eagles 14 22 163 1 7.4 50 1030 1 20.6
19 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 51 304 0 6.0 49 1068 1 21.8
20 Boston Patriots 14 42 303 0 7.2 41 841 2 20.5
21 Houston Oilers 14 52 441 0 8.5 32 741 0 23.2
22 San Francisco 49ers 14 38 180 0 4.7 58 1362 0 23.5
23 Buffalo Bills 14 42 291 0 6.9 46 1112 1 24.2
24 Los Angeles Rams 14 32 181 0 5.7 71 1278 0 18.0
25 Denver Broncos 14 56 416 0 7.4 24 544 0 22.7
26 Chicago Bears 14 40 268 0 6.7 47 935 0 19.9
Avg Team 37.7 277.0 0.3 48 7.4 49.2 1086.0 0.6 69 22.1 5307.8
League Total 979 7202 9 80 7.4 1280 28235 15 101 22.1 138002
Avg Tm/G 2.7 19.8 0.0 7.4 3.5 77.6 0.0 22.1 379.1

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 Miami Dolphins 14 22 11 50.0% 28 27 96.4% 63 2627 41.7
2 Washington Redskins 14 26 18 69.2% 37 36 97.3% 56 2201 39.3
3 Philadelphia Eagles 14 39 27 69.2% 36 35 97.2% 62 2424 39.1
4 Boston Patriots 14 28 17 60.7% 44 44 100.0% 63 2759 43.8
5 New York Giants 14 29 16 55.2% 32 30 93.8% 62 2461 39.7
6 Atlanta Falcons 14 40 20 50.0% 29 27 93.1% 60 2472 41.2
7 Buffalo Bills 14 46 30 65.2% 35 35 100.0% 76 3344 44.0
8 San Diego Chargers 14 40 23 57.5% 30 29 96.7% 64 2822 44.1
9 New Orleans Saints 14 34 23 67.6% 40 38 95.0% 56 2262 40.4
10 Cleveland Browns 14 26 14 53.8% 32 31 96.9% 66 2798 42.4
11 Dallas Cowboys 14 26 17 65.4% 24 24 100.0% 74 3041 41.1
12 Detroit Lions 14 26 16 61.5% 22 22 100.0% 70 2737 39.1
13 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 32 15 46.9% 32 29 90.6% 85 3562 41.9
14 St. Louis Cardinals 14 26 13 50.0% 27 27 100.0% 80 3200 40.0
15 Baltimore Colts 14 37 19 51.4% 25 25 100.0% 78 2995 38.4
16 New York Jets 14 32 18 56.3% 33 32 97.0% 68 2645 38.9
17 Green Bay Packers 14 42 28 66.7% 30 29 96.7% 71 2847 40.1
18 Houston Oilers 14 30 14 46.7% 44 44 100.0% 77 3419 44.4
19 Minnesota Vikings 14 27 15 55.6% 14 14 100.0% 84 3150 37.5
20 Kansas City Chiefs 14 28 21 75.0% 26 25 96.2% 79 3429 43.4
21 Oakland Raiders 14 31 21 67.7% 33 32 97.0% 80 3328 41.6
22 Los Angeles Rams 14 25 16 64.0% 22 22 100.0% 88 3326 37.8
23 Chicago Bears 14 29 16 55.2% 31 27 87.1% 87 3271 37.6
24 Denver Broncos 14 36 23 63.9% 28 27 96.4% 89 3996 44.9
25 San Francisco 49ers 14 24 15 62.5% 32 30 93.8% 82 3313 40.4
26 Cincinnati Bengals 14 24 12 50.0% 31 31 100.0% 80 3504 43.8
Avg Team 5.3 4.8 6.9 4.8 6.7 4.3 9.3 3.8 2.8 0.7 31.0 18.4 59.4% 30.7 29.7 96.9% 73.1 2997.2 62 0.6 41.0
League Total 137 125 179 126 175 112 241 98 73 17 805 478 59.4% 797 772 96.9% 1900 77928 73 15 41.0
Avg Tm/G 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.3 0.2 2.2 1.3 59.4% 2.2 2.1 96.9% 5.2 214.1 0.0 41.0

Scoring Defense

Rk Tm G RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Boston Patriots 14 20 19 2 2 44 17 1 361 25.8
2 New Orleans Saints 14 15 19 1 3 1 38 23 347 24.8
3 Green Bay Packers 14 14 13 3 29 28 293 20.9
4 Buffalo Bills 14 16 15 1 1 35 30 1 337 24.1
5 Atlanta Falcons 14 14 11 1 2 1 27 20 261 18.6
6 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 8 21 1 1 1 29 15 3 272 19.4
7 Houston Oilers 14 16 25 1 2 44 14 1 352 25.1
8 Philadelphia Eagles 14 16 16 1 1 2 35 27 332 23.7
9 Denver Broncos 14 7 20 1 27 23 264 18.9
10 New York Jets 14 7 20 2 1 3 32 18 1 286 20.4
11 Chicago Bears 14 11 18 1 1 27 16 261 18.6
12 Kansas City Chiefs 14 10 15 1 25 21 244 17.4
13 San Diego Chargers 14 15 13 1 1 29 23 278 19.9
14 Cleveland Browns 14 10 16 2 4 31 14 265 18.9
15 Washington Redskins 14 19 14 1 2 1 36 18 1 314 22.4
16 Miami Dolphins 14 8 17 1 1 1 27 11 228 16.3
17 Dallas Cowboys 14 10 10 1 1 1 24 17 1 221 15.8
18 Oakland Raiders 14 10 22 1 32 21 293 20.9
19 New York Giants 14 11 19 1 1 30 16 270 19.3
20 Cincinnati Bengals 14 11 18 2 31 12 1 255 18.2
21 Baltimore Colts 14 6 16 1 1 1 25 19 1 234 16.7
22 St. Louis Cardinals 14 10 16 1 27 13 228 16.3
23 Los Angeles Rams 14 6 15 1 22 16 202 14.4
24 Minnesota Vikings 14 4 6 1 3 14 15 143 10.2
25 Detroit Lions 14 7 14 1 22 16 202 14.4
26 San Francisco 49ers 14 12 19 1 30 15 267 19.1
Avg Team 11.3 16.4 0.3 0.6 0.7 1.0 0.4 29.7 18.4 0.4 269.6 19.3
League Total 293 427 9 15 17 26 10 772 478 11 7010
Avg Tm/G 0.8 1.2 0.1 2.1 1.3 19.3