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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 14 139 3406 879 3.9 45 18 18 194 206 405 1806 10 27 4.2 88 447 1600 2 3.6 88
2 Baltimore Colts 14 140 2852 746 3.8 41 13 11 166 185 361 1739 9 28 4.4 95 352 1113 8 3.2 60
3 Miami Dolphins 14 174 3661 800 4.6 31 14 10 214 206 363 2000 10 17 5.0 111 403 1661 10 4.1 93
4 Washington Redskins 14 190 3523 855 4.1 41 12 21 213 191 411 2127 11 29 4.8 119 408 1396 7 3.4 73
5 Kansas City Chiefs 14 208 3768 813 4.6 33 6 25 223 209 418 2468 11 27 5.5 125 367 1300 9 3.5 73
6 San Francisco 49ers 14 216 3679 787 4.7 30 16 23 199 152 341 2011 17 14 5.3 96 408 1668 4 4.1 80
7 Dallas Cowboys 14 222 3468 817 4.2 51 25 16 200 209 421 2324 15 26 5.0 125 353 1144 8 3.2 59
8 Los Angeles Rams 14 260 4037 879 4.6 34 7 19 239 200 387 2379 15 27 5.6 129 455 1658 11 3.6 91
9 Cincinnati Bengals 14 265 3906 811 4.8 39 12 18 213 157 335 2128 19 27 5.8 102 446 1778 11 4.0 93
10 Cleveland Browns 14 273 4194 848 4.9 40 16 17 232 156 339 1967 12 24 5.4 100 484 2227 14 4.6 115
11 Denver Broncos 14 275 3819 826 4.6 40 20 25 206 150 356 1985 18 20 5.0 91 426 1834 11 4.3 90
12 Chicago Bears 14 276 4520 899 5.0 45 23 18 234 192 362 2404 12 22 6.2 117 509 2116 14 4.2 99
13 Atlanta Falcons 14 277 3787 874 4.3 38 18 17 237 164 343 1638 9 20 4.4 106 500 2149 19 4.3 114
14 Oakland Raiders 14 278 4137 871 4.7 40 17 20 242 184 359 2386 15 23 6.1 122 480 1751 14 3.6 100
15 St. Louis Cardinals 14 279 4365 881 5.0 33 16 15 244 212 375 2380 12 17 6.0 120 486 1985 10 4.1 109
16 Detroit Lions 14 286 3859 756 5.1 33 11 14 210 163 306 2017 17 22 6.2 99 432 1842 15 4.3 97
17 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 292 4248 881 4.8 35 18 12 225 235 408 2766 16 17 6.3 132 440 1482 13 3.4 81
18 Green Bay Packers 14 298 4008 861 4.7 32 16 16 230 186 353 2301 21 16 6.2 110 489 1707 7 3.5 104
19 New York Jets 14 299 4357 841 5.2 27 14 16 235 163 342 2055 17 13 5.6 101 472 2302 18 4.9 118
20 Philadelphia Eagles 14 302 4622 889 5.2 47 25 18 251 220 407 2660 16 22 6.1 129 450 1962 16 4.4 104
21 New England Patriots 14 325 4072 856 4.8 29 14 20 237 170 350 2154 16 15 5.7 111 481 1918 14 4.0 106
22 Houston Oilers 14 330 3795 880 4.3 37 14 23 237 180 354 2072 11 23 5.3 97 489 1723 22 3.5 117
23 San Diego Chargers 14 341 4558 859 5.3 32 10 15 272 193 347 2262 15 22 6.2 114 493 2296 25 4.7 143
24 New Orleans Saints 14 347 4438 852 5.2 45 25 21 260 175 333 2238 20 20 6.3 110 495 2200 18 4.4 129
25 New York Giants 14 362 4366 800 5.5 30 15 12 228 173 333 2307 25 15 6.6 112 449 2059 12 4.6 104
26 Buffalo Bills 14 394 4604 895 5.1 22 11 14 250 157 303 2108 20 11 6.3 101 562 2496 21 4.4 135
Avg Team 271.1 4001.9 844.5 4.7 36.5 15.6 17.5 226.6 184.2 362.0 2180.1 15.0 20.9 5.6 110.1 452.9 1821.8 12.8 4.0 99.0
League Total 7048 104049 21956 4.7 950 406 454 5891 4788 9412 56682 389 544 5.6 2862 11776 47367 333 4.0 2575
Avg Tm/G 19.4 285.8 60.3 4.7 2.6 1.1 1.2 16.2 13.2 25.9 155.7 1.1 1.5 5.6 7.9 32.4 130.1 0.9 4.0 7.1

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 Atlanta Falcons 14 164 343 47.8 1638 9 2.6 20 5.8 5.5 3.4 11.6 117.0 49.4 31 257 4.4 2.5 8.3
2 Baltimore Colts 14 185 361 51.2 1739 9 2.5 28 7.8 5.6 2.6 11.0 124.2 44.2 33 288 4.4 1.7 8.4
3 Minnesota Vikings 14 206 405 50.9 1806 10 2.5 27 6.7 5.0 2.5 9.8 129.0 45.7 27 216 4.2 1.8 6.3
4 Cleveland Browns 14 156 339 46.0 1967 12 3.5 24 7.1 6.4 3.9 13.9 140.5 49.4 25 203 5.4 3.1 6.9
5 Denver Broncos 14 150 356 42.1 1985 18 5.1 20 5.6 6.8 5.3 16.1 141.8 59.0 44 435 5.0 3.6 11.0
6 Miami Dolphins 14 206 363 56.7 2000 10 2.8 17 4.7 6.3 4.8 11.1 142.9 65.4 34 293 5.0 3.6 8.6
7 San Francisco 49ers 14 152 341 44.6 2011 17 5.0 14 4.1 6.8 5.9 15.2 143.6 67.0 38 298 5.3 4.5 10.0
8 Detroit Lions 14 163 306 53.3 2017 17 5.6 22 7.2 7.1 4.9 13.3 144.1 64.5 18 146 6.2 4.2 5.6
9 New York Jets 14 163 342 47.7 2055 17 5.0 13 3.8 6.7 6.0 14.0 146.8 70.4 27 230 5.6 4.9 7.3
10 Houston Oilers 14 180 354 50.8 2072 11 3.1 23 6.5 6.8 4.5 13.4 148.0 56.2 37 344 5.3 3.2 9.5
11 Buffalo Bills 14 157 303 51.8 2108 20 6.6 11 3.6 7.7 7.4 14.9 150.6 84.2 30 225 6.3 6.0 9.0
12 Washington Redskins 14 191 411 46.5 2127 11 2.7 29 7.1 6.0 3.3 12.8 151.9 45.1 36 321 4.8 2.3 8.1
13 Cincinnati Bengals 14 157 335 46.9 2128 19 5.7 27 8.1 7.1 4.6 15.2 152.0 56.1 30 254 5.8 3.5 8.2
14 New England Patriots 14 170 350 48.6 2154 16 4.6 15 4.3 6.9 5.9 14.1 153.9 68.5 25 249 5.7 4.8 6.7
15 New Orleans Saints 14 175 333 52.6 2238 20 6.0 20 6.0 7.4 5.9 14.1 159.9 71.8 24 234 6.3 4.9 6.7
16 San Diego Chargers 14 193 347 55.6 2262 15 4.3 22 6.3 7.0 5.0 12.6 161.6 65.7 19 177 6.2 4.3 5.2
17 Green Bay Packers 14 186 353 52.7 2301 21 5.9 16 4.5 7.0 6.1 13.3 164.4 76.1 19 168 6.2 5.4 5.1
18 New York Giants 14 173 333 52.0 2307 25 7.5 15 4.5 7.4 6.9 14.2 164.8 82.4 18 151 6.6 6.1 5.1
19 Dallas Cowboys 14 209 421 49.6 2324 15 3.6 26 6.2 6.3 4.3 12.7 166.0 55.9 43 336 5.0 3.1 9.3
20 Los Angeles Rams 14 200 387 51.7 2379 15 3.9 27 7.0 7.0 4.6 13.5 169.9 58.0 37 314 5.6 3.5 8.7
21 St. Louis Cardinals 14 212 375 56.5 2380 12 3.2 17 4.5 6.8 5.4 12.0 170.0 69.3 20 166 6.0 4.7 5.1
22 Oakland Raiders 14 184 359 51.3 2386 15 4.2 23 6.4 7.3 5.2 14.2 170.4 62.3 32 223 6.1 4.2 8.2
23 Chicago Bears 14 192 362 53.0 2404 12 3.3 22 6.1 7.2 5.1 13.6 171.7 62.0 28 203 6.2 4.2 7.2
24 Kansas City Chiefs 14 209 418 50.0 2468 11 2.6 27 6.5 6.5 4.1 12.9 176.3 52.6 28 235 5.5 3.3 6.3
25 Philadelphia Eagles 14 220 407 54.1 2660 16 3.9 22 5.4 7.3 5.7 13.5 190.0 68.1 32 311 6.1 4.5 7.3
26 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 235 408 57.6 2766 16 3.9 17 4.2 7.5 6.4 13.0 197.6 77.0 33 294 6.3 5.3 7.5
Avg Team 184.2 362.0 50.9 2180.1 15.0 4.1 20.9 5.8 73 6.7 4.9 13.2 155.7 59.3 29.5 252.7 5.57 3.9 7.5
League Total 4788 9412 50.9 56682 389 4.1 544 5.8 90 6.7 4.9 13.2 155.7 59.3 768 6571 5.57 3.9 7.5
Avg Tm/G 13.2 25.9 50.9 155.7 1.1 4.1 1.5 5.8 6.7 4.9 13.2 155.7 59.3 2.1 18.1 5.57 3.9 7.5

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Baltimore Colts 14 352 1113 8 3.2 79.5
2 Dallas Cowboys 14 353 1144 8 3.2 81.7
3 Kansas City Chiefs 14 367 1300 9 3.5 92.9
4 Washington Redskins 14 408 1396 7 3.4 99.7
5 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 440 1482 13 3.4 105.9
6 Minnesota Vikings 14 447 1600 2 3.6 114.3
7 Los Angeles Rams 14 455 1658 11 3.6 118.4
8 Miami Dolphins 14 403 1661 10 4.1 118.6
9 San Francisco 49ers 14 408 1668 4 4.1 119.1
10 Green Bay Packers 14 489 1707 7 3.5 121.9
11 Houston Oilers 14 489 1723 22 3.5 123.1
12 Oakland Raiders 14 480 1751 14 3.6 125.1
13 Cincinnati Bengals 14 446 1778 11 4.0 127.0
14 Denver Broncos 14 426 1834 11 4.3 131.0
15 Detroit Lions 14 432 1842 15 4.3 131.6
16 New England Patriots 14 481 1918 14 4.0 137.0
17 Philadelphia Eagles 14 450 1962 16 4.4 140.1
18 St. Louis Cardinals 14 486 1985 10 4.1 141.8
19 New York Giants 14 449 2059 12 4.6 147.1
20 Chicago Bears 14 509 2116 14 4.2 151.1
21 Atlanta Falcons 14 500 2149 19 4.3 153.5
22 New Orleans Saints 14 495 2200 18 4.4 157.1
23 Cleveland Browns 14 484 2227 14 4.6 159.1
24 San Diego Chargers 14 493 2296 25 4.7 164.0
25 New York Jets 14 472 2302 18 4.9 164.4
26 Buffalo Bills 14 562 2496 21 4.4 178.3
Avg Team 452.9 1821.8 12.8 49 4.0 130.1 29.4
League Total 11776 47367 333 86 4.0 130.1 765
Avg Tm/G 32.4 130.1 0.9 4.0 130.1 2.1

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 Minnesota Vikings 14 47 336 0 7.1 49 1077 0 22.0
2 Cincinnati Bengals 14 41 304 1 7.4 39 1024 0 26.3
3 New Orleans Saints 14 43 251 0 5.8 54 1326 2 24.6
4 Miami Dolphins 14 26 106 0 4.1 59 1180 0 20.0
5 Philadelphia Eagles 14 40 372 0 9.3 48 1101 1 22.9
6 Detroit Lions 14 18 111 0 6.2 70 1627 0 23.2
7 Baltimore Colts 14 40 267 0 6.7 62 1345 0 21.7
8 New York Jets 14 41 359 0 8.8 34 906 1 26.6
9 Kansas City Chiefs 14 40 286 0 7.2 47 1071 0 22.8
10 Dallas Cowboys 14 26 231 0 8.9 70 1681 0 24.0
11 New York Giants 14 50 319 0 6.4 45 1063 0 23.6
12 Oakland Raiders 14 26 168 0 6.5 55 1155 0 21.0
13 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 45 319 0 7.1 45 1002 0 22.3
14 San Francisco 49ers 14 19 44 0 2.3 61 1467 0 24.0
15 Denver Broncos 14 45 468 0 10.4 43 1059 0 24.6
16 Cleveland Browns 14 26 227 0 8.7 55 1252 0 22.8
17 San Diego Chargers 14 20 40 0 2.0 55 1245 0 22.6
18 Washington Redskins 14 17 87 0 5.1 61 1066 0 17.5
19 St. Louis Cardinals 14 24 160 1 6.7 54 1318 1 24.4
20 Los Angeles Rams 14 27 67 0 2.5 57 1176 1 20.6
21 Houston Oilers 14 39 304 0 7.8 41 862 0 21.0
22 New England Patriots 14 36 279 1 7.8 49 1427 1 29.1
23 Chicago Bears 14 31 172 0 5.5 32 817 1 25.5
24 Green Bay Packers 14 23 169 0 7.3 56 1248 0 22.3
25 Atlanta Falcons 14 26 117 0 4.5 52 1228 1 23.6
26 Buffalo Bills 14 40 446 0 11.2 42 971 0 23.1
Avg Team 32.9 231.1 0.1 39 7.0 51.3 1180.5 0.3 65 23.0 5413.5
League Total 856 6009 3 74 7.0 1335 30694 9 105 23.0 140752
Avg Tm/G 2.4 16.5 0.0 7.0 3.7 84.3 0.0 23.0 386.7

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 New York Giants 14 32 22 68.8% 42 42 100.0% 61 2428 39.8
2 Green Bay Packers 14 37 20 54.1% 34 32 94.1% 61 2446 40.1
3 Atlanta Falcons 14 23 20 87.0% 31 31 100.0% 63 2608 41.4
4 St. Louis Cardinals 14 39 25 64.1% 29 28 96.6% 58 2343 40.4
5 Detroit Lions 14 25 13 52.0% 35 35 100.0% 58 2332 40.2
6 San Francisco 49ers 14 33 19 57.6% 23 21 91.3% 73 2898 39.7
7 Buffalo Bills 14 38 25 65.8% 45 45 100.0% 66 2574 39.0
8 San Diego Chargers 14 24 11 45.8% 44 44 100.0% 67 2928 43.7
9 New York Jets 14 25 14 56.0% 37 35 94.6% 65 2476 38.1
10 Miami Dolphins 14 21 9 42.9% 21 21 100.0% 72 2930 40.7
11 Baltimore Colts 14 18 5 27.8% 18 17 94.4% 88 3423 38.9
12 Oakland Raiders 14 34 22 64.7% 30 30 100.0% 59 2460 41.7
13 Cleveland Browns 14 31 21 67.7% 30 30 100.0% 66 2798 42.4
14 Chicago Bears 14 41 24 58.5% 29 28 96.6% 67 2693 40.2
15 Houston Oilers 14 35 24 68.6% 37 36 97.3% 76 3207 42.2
16 Denver Broncos 14 35 17 48.6% 32 32 100.0% 67 3062 45.7
17 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 35 22 62.9% 32 30 93.8% 77 3196 41.5
18 Washington Redskins 14 33 17 51.5% 20 19 95.0% 77 3172 41.2
19 New Orleans Saints 14 26 13 50.0% 44 44 100.0% 50 2060 41.2
20 Philadelphia Eagles 14 33 17 51.5% 36 35 97.2% 57 2308 40.5
21 Los Angeles Rams 14 32 17 53.1% 30 29 96.7% 66 2600 39.4
22 New England Patriots 14 36 27 75.0% 35 34 97.1% 66 2561 38.8
23 Dallas Cowboys 14 25 16 64.0% 25 24 96.0% 65 2698 41.5
24 Kansas City Chiefs 14 32 20 62.5% 21 20 95.2% 67 2727 40.7
25 Cincinnati Bengals 14 22 14 63.6% 32 31 96.9% 73 2986 40.9
26 Minnesota Vikings 14 32 14 43.8% 14 13 92.9% 78 3120 40.0
Avg Team 5.3 4.8 6.8 5.0 7.5 4.2 8.5 3.2 2.0 0.5 30.7 18.0 58.7% 31.0 30.2 97.5% 67.0 2732.5 61 0.5 40.8
League Total 137 126 178 130 196 109 222 84 51 12 797 468 58.7% 806 786 97.5% 1743 71044 76 14 40.8
Avg Tm/G 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.1 2.2 1.3 58.7% 2.2 2.2 97.5% 4.8 195.2 0.0 40.8

Scoring Defense

Rk Tm G RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Buffalo Bills 14 21 20 3 45 25 2 394 28.1
2 Chicago Bears 14 14 12 1 1 1 28 24 1 276 19.7
3 Denver Broncos 14 11 18 2 32 17 275 19.6
4 New York Jets 14 18 17 1 1 35 14 299 21.4
5 Philadelphia Eagles 14 16 16 1 2 1 35 17 302 21.6
6 New York Giants 14 12 25 4 42 22 1 362 25.9
7 St. Louis Cardinals 14 10 12 1 1 4 28 25 1 279 19.9
8 New England Patriots 14 14 16 1 1 2 1 34 27 325 23.2
9 Minnesota Vikings 14 2 10 1 1 13 14 139 9.9
10 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 13 16 2 1 30 22 2 292 20.9
11 Houston Oilers 14 22 11 1 3 36 24 330 23.6
12 New Orleans Saints 14 18 20 2 2 1 44 13 347 24.8
13 Atlanta Falcons 14 19 9 1 1 31 20 277 19.8
14 Green Bay Packers 14 7 21 3 2 32 20 1 298 21.3
15 Washington Redskins 14 7 11 1 1 19 17 190 13.6
16 Cincinnati Bengals 14 11 19 1 1 31 14 265 18.9
17 Cleveland Browns 14 14 12 1 2 30 21 273 19.5
18 San Francisco 49ers 14 4 17 1 1 21 19 216 15.4
19 Kansas City Chiefs 14 9 11 1 20 20 1 208 14.9
20 San Diego Chargers 14 25 15 4 44 11 341 24.4
21 Baltimore Colts 14 8 9 1 17 5 140 10.0
22 Los Angeles Rams 14 11 15 1 2 1 29 17 260 18.6
23 Miami Dolphins 14 10 10 1 21 9 174 12.4
24 Detroit Lions 14 15 17 1 1 35 13 1 286 20.4
25 Oakland Raiders 14 14 15 1 30 22 1 278 19.9
26 Dallas Cowboys 14 8 15 1 24 16 222 15.9
Avg Team 12.8 15.0 0.1 0.3 1.0 1.3 0.4 30.2 18.0 0.4 271.1 19.4
League Total 333 389 3 9 26 35 11 786 468 11 7048
Avg Tm/G 0.9 1.1 0.1 0.1 2.2 1.3 19.4