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1973 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 Miami Dolphins 14 150 3281 878 3.7 29 8 8 195 151 322 1290 5 21 3.5 78 511 1991 10 3.9 109
2 Minnesota Vikings 14 168 3868 857 4.5 36 15 15 220 198 377 1894 8 21 4.7 99 450 1974 5 4.4 106
3 Oakland Raiders 14 175 3160 845 3.7 33 16 14 194 170 370 1690 12 17 4.1 92 435 1470 5 3.4 88
4 Los Angeles Rams 14 178 2951 739 4.0 38 18 15 173 179 328 1681 10 20 4.5 87 366 1270 5 3.5 71
5 Kansas City Chiefs 14 192 3575 855 4.2 39 18 24 209 157 324 1619 11 21 4.5 95 493 1956 11 4.0 90
6 Washington Redskins 14 198 3779 939 4.0 44 18 25 233 203 406 2176 12 26 4.7 119 480 1603 8 3.3 89
7 Dallas Cowboys 14 203 3466 827 4.2 41 23 19 208 187 352 1995 15 18 5.1 106 435 1471 5 3.4 83
8 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 210 3324 880 3.8 55 18 24 210 164 359 1672 11 37 4.3 91 488 1652 8 3.4 95
9 Atlanta Falcons 14 224 3559 873 4.1 37 15 16 212 151 324 1430 11 22 4.1 92 520 2129 12 4.1 104
10 Buffalo Bills 14 230 3915 855 4.6 33 19 18 231 166 368 2118 12 14 5.3 112 455 1797 11 3.9 101
11 Cincinnati Bengals 14 231 3705 840 4.4 34 16 13 219 182 338 1898 9 18 5.0 97 459 1807 15 3.9 109
12 Detroit Lions 14 247 3905 866 4.5 33 11 20 245 173 332 1788 15 22 4.9 98 501 2117 10 4.2 127
13 Cleveland Browns 14 255 3827 854 4.5 21 9 15 196 144 312 1736 16 12 5.1 79 513 2091 7 4.1 102
14 Green Bay Packers 14 259 3821 858 4.5 33 18 15 230 180 327 1822 14 15 5.2 101 506 1999 13 4.0 114
15 Denver Broncos 14 296 4235 878 4.8 29 15 21 239 202 387 2440 15 14 5.8 121 455 1795 14 3.9 97
16 New England Patriots 14 300 4188 832 5.0 31 18 6 215 134 240 1338 11 13 4.9 67 560 2850 16 5.1 142
17 New York Jets 14 306 4178 860 4.9 38 19 9 226 150 296 1950 18 19 6.1 101 538 2228 12 4.1 116
18 New Orleans Saints 14 312 4580 917 5.0 30 14 21 271 176 337 2178 15 16 6.0 119 556 2402 17 4.3 131
19 San Francisco 49ers 14 319 4329 928 4.7 32 15 15 242 194 383 2366 19 17 5.7 115 513 1963 11 3.8 112
20 Chicago Bears 14 334 4183 898 4.7 33 19 19 247 156 303 1674 17 14 5.0 90 563 2509 19 4.5 138
21 Baltimore Colts 14 341 4488 847 5.3 37 22 16 243 199 331 2399 16 15 6.7 123 491 2089 15 4.3 104
22 New York Giants 14 362 4159 807 5.2 32 12 18 240 161 275 1985 17 20 6.4 94 497 2174 21 4.4 128
23 St. Louis Cardinals 14 365 5149 950 5.4 27 17 15 307 252 417 3029 23 10 6.8 157 504 2120 16 4.2 135
24 San Diego Chargers 14 386 4518 926 4.9 34 18 18 267 177 341 2254 18 16 6.1 124 559 2264 23 4.1 125
25 Philadelphia Eagles 14 393 5062 903 5.6 30 15 15 286 219 370 2639 22 15 6.7 135 512 2423 22 4.7 136
26 Houston Oilers 14 447 4647 929 5.0 27 10 22 274 178 326 2237 26 17 6.3 114 576 2410 19 4.2 138
Avg Team 272.3 3994.3 870.8 4.6 34.1 16.0 16.8 232.0 177.0 340.2 1973.0 14.5 18.1 5.3 104.1 497.5 2021.3 12.7 4.1 111.2
League Total 7081 103852 22641 4.6 886 416 436 6032 4603 8845 51298 378 470 5.3 2706 12936 52554 330 4.1 2890
Avg Tm/G 19.5 285.3 62.2 4.6 2.4 1.1 1.2 16.6 12.6 24.3 140.9 1.0 1.3 5.3 7.4 35.5 144.4 0.9 4.1 7.9

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 Miami Dolphins 14 151 322 46.9 1290 5 1.6 21 6.5 5.0 2.4 10.6 92.1 39.9 45 314 3.5 1.2 12.3
2 New England Patriots 14 134 240 55.8 1338 11 4.6 13 5.4 6.7 5.1 11.9 95.6 69.1 32 262 4.9 3.6 11.8
3 Atlanta Falcons 14 151 324 46.6 1430 11 3.4 22 6.8 5.0 2.6 10.7 102.1 44.8 29 189 4.1 1.9 8.2
4 Kansas City Chiefs 14 157 324 48.5 1619 11 3.4 21 6.5 6.0 3.8 12.4 115.6 51.7 38 323 4.5 2.5 10.5
5 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 164 359 45.7 1672 11 3.1 37 10.3 5.4 1.3 11.7 119.4 33.1 33 251 4.3 0.6 8.4
6 Chicago Bears 14 156 303 51.5 1674 17 5.6 14 4.6 6.5 5.6 12.7 119.6 71.6 32 304 5.0 4.1 9.6
7 Los Angeles Rams 14 179 328 54.6 1681 10 3.0 20 6.1 6.2 4.0 11.3 120.1 58.0 45 342 4.5 2.6 12.1
8 Oakland Raiders 14 170 370 45.9 1690 12 3.2 17 4.6 5.4 4.0 11.7 120.7 54.5 40 305 4.1 2.8 9.8
9 Cleveland Browns 14 144 312 46.2 1736 16 5.1 12 3.8 6.4 5.7 13.8 124.0 68.1 29 248 5.1 4.4 8.5
10 Detroit Lions 14 173 332 52.1 1788 15 4.5 22 6.6 6.2 4.1 11.9 127.7 58.8 33 270 4.9 3.0 9.0
11 Green Bay Packers 14 180 327 55.0 1822 14 4.3 15 4.6 6.3 5.1 11.4 130.1 69.2 25 228 5.2 4.1 7.1
12 Minnesota Vikings 14 198 377 52.5 1894 8 2.1 21 5.6 5.6 3.6 10.7 135.3 53.2 30 230 4.7 2.7 7.4
13 Cincinnati Bengals 14 182 338 53.8 1898 9 2.7 18 5.3 6.6 4.8 12.3 135.6 61.3 43 342 5.0 3.3 11.3
14 New York Jets 14 150 296 50.7 1950 18 6.1 19 6.4 7.3 5.6 14.3 139.3 68.1 26 198 6.1 4.5 8.1
15 New York Giants 14 161 275 58.5 1985 17 6.2 20 7.3 8.2 6.2 14.0 141.8 75.3 35 267 6.4 4.6 11.3
16 Dallas Cowboys 14 187 352 53.1 1995 15 4.3 18 5.1 6.5 5.1 12.3 142.5 66.5 40 306 5.1 3.8 10.2
17 Buffalo Bills 14 166 368 45.1 2118 12 3.3 14 3.8 6.5 5.4 14.4 151.3 61.8 32 276 5.3 4.3 8.0
18 Washington Redskins 14 203 406 50.0 2176 12 3.0 26 6.4 6.2 3.9 12.5 155.4 52.9 53 355 4.7 2.7 11.5
19 New Orleans Saints 14 176 337 52.2 2178 15 4.5 16 4.7 6.9 5.7 13.3 155.6 69.5 24 155 6.0 4.9 6.6
20 Houston Oilers 14 178 326 54.6 2237 26 8.0 17 5.2 7.6 6.8 13.9 159.8 84.0 27 229 6.3 5.6 7.6
21 San Diego Chargers 14 177 341 51.9 2254 18 5.3 16 4.7 7.3 6.2 14.0 161.0 73.6 26 219 6.1 5.2 7.1
22 San Francisco 49ers 14 194 383 50.7 2366 19 5.0 17 4.4 6.8 5.8 13.4 169.0 70.5 32 225 5.7 4.8 7.7
23 Baltimore Colts 14 199 331 60.1 2399 16 4.8 15 4.5 7.9 6.8 13.1 171.4 82.1 25 200 6.7 5.7 7.0
24 Denver Broncos 14 202 387 52.2 2440 15 3.9 14 3.6 7.1 6.3 13.7 174.3 73.2 36 326 5.8 5.0 8.5
25 Philadelphia Eagles 14 219 370 59.2 2639 22 5.9 15 4.1 7.5 6.9 12.7 188.5 85.7 21 150 6.7 6.1 5.4
26 St. Louis Cardinals 14 252 417 60.4 3029 23 5.5 10 2.4 7.7 7.8 12.8 216.4 93.1 29 197 6.8 6.8 6.5
Avg Team 177.0 340.2 52.0 1973.0 14.5 4.3 18.1 5.3 64 6.6 5.0 12.6 140.9 61.7 33.1 258.1 5.29 3.9 8.9
League Total 4603 8845 52.0 51298 378 4.3 470 5.3 84 6.6 5.0 12.6 140.9 61.7 860 6711 5.29 3.9 8.9
Avg Tm/G 12.6 24.3 52.0 140.9 1.0 4.3 1.3 5.3 6.6 5.0 12.6 140.9 61.7 2.4 18.4 5.29 3.9 8.9

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Los Angeles Rams 14 366 1270 5 3.5 90.7
2 Oakland Raiders 14 435 1470 5 3.4 105.0
3 Dallas Cowboys 14 435 1471 5 3.4 105.1
4 Washington Redskins 14 480 1603 8 3.3 114.5
5 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 488 1652 8 3.4 118.0
6 Denver Broncos 14 455 1795 14 3.9 128.2
7 Buffalo Bills 14 455 1797 11 3.9 128.4
8 Cincinnati Bengals 14 459 1807 15 3.9 129.1
9 Kansas City Chiefs 14 493 1956 11 4.0 139.7
10 San Francisco 49ers 14 513 1963 11 3.8 140.2
11 Minnesota Vikings 14 450 1974 5 4.4 141.0
12 Miami Dolphins 14 511 1991 10 3.9 142.2
13 Green Bay Packers 14 506 1999 13 4.0 142.8
14 Baltimore Colts 14 491 2089 15 4.3 149.2
15 Cleveland Browns 14 513 2091 7 4.1 149.4
16 Detroit Lions 14 501 2117 10 4.2 151.2
17 St. Louis Cardinals 14 504 2120 16 4.2 151.4
18 Atlanta Falcons 14 520 2129 12 4.1 152.1
19 New York Giants 14 497 2174 21 4.4 155.3
20 New York Jets 14 538 2228 12 4.1 159.1
21 San Diego Chargers 14 559 2264 23 4.1 161.7
22 New Orleans Saints 14 556 2402 17 4.3 171.6
23 Houston Oilers 14 576 2410 19 4.2 172.1
24 Philadelphia Eagles 14 512 2423 22 4.7 173.1
25 Chicago Bears 14 563 2509 19 4.5 179.2
26 New England Patriots 14 560 2850 16 5.1 203.6
Avg Team 497.5 2021.3 12.7 49 4.1 144.4 31.6
League Total 12936 52554 330 80 4.1 144.4 822
Avg Tm/G 35.5 144.4 0.9 4.1 144.4 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 Miami Dolphins 14 28 182 0 6.5 56 1202 0 21.5
2 Dallas Cowboys 14 29 156 1 5.4 53 1320 0 24.9
3 Minnesota Vikings 14 42 271 1 6.5 59 1148 0 19.5
4 New Orleans Saints 14 49 587 1 12.0 33 724 0 21.9
5 Kansas City Chiefs 14 48 446 0 9.3 40 1031 0 25.8
6 Buffalo Bills 14 34 312 1 9.2 44 934 1 21.2
7 Denver Broncos 14 31 257 0 8.3 61 1244 1 20.4
8 New York Giants 14 32 379 0 11.8 42 988 0 23.5
9 Philadelphia Eagles 14 35 376 0 10.7 55 1246 1 22.7
10 New York Jets 14 36 411 1 11.4 44 1021 0 23.2
11 Washington Redskins 14 14 104 0 7.4 62 1237 1 20.0
12 Green Bay Packers 14 41 300 0 7.3 40 817 0 20.4
13 Cincinnati Bengals 14 27 123 0 4.6 42 1170 1 27.9
14 Baltimore Colts 14 28 280 0 10.0 42 950 0 22.6
15 St. Louis Cardinals 14 23 186 0 8.1 57 1350 1 23.7
16 Cleveland Browns 14 44 270 0 6.1 48 1165 0 24.3
17 Detroit Lions 14 30 166 0 5.5 58 1220 0 21.0
18 Oakland Raiders 14 40 290 0 7.3 46 981 0 21.3
19 Los Angeles Rams 14 24 261 0 10.9 68 1318 0 19.4
20 New England Patriots 14 29 152 0 5.2 40 963 1 24.1
21 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 37 308 0 8.3 59 1357 0 23.0
22 Chicago Bears 14 40 294 0 7.4 33 813 0 24.6
23 San Francisco 49ers 14 46 367 0 8.0 52 1151 1 22.1
24 Atlanta Falcons 14 30 185 0 6.2 58 1369 0 23.6
25 San Diego Chargers 14 35 257 0 7.3 35 862 1 24.6
26 Houston Oilers 14 44 343 0 7.8 37 811 1 21.9
Avg Team 34.5 279.2 0.2 45 8.1 48.6 1092.0 0.4 69 22.5 5365.5
League Total 896 7259 5 84 8.1 1264 28392 10 103 22.5 139503
Avg Tm/G 2.5 19.9 0.0 8.1 3.5 78.0 0.0 22.5 383.3

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 Baltimore Colts 14 33 23 69.7% 39 38 97.4% 47 1758 37.4
2 Detroit Lions 14 31 22 71.0% 26 25 96.2% 65 2698 41.5
3 San Diego Chargers 14 38 22 57.9% 46 42 91.3% 60 2586 43.1
4 New England Patriots 14 32 26 81.3% 32 30 93.8% 62 2511 40.5
5 New York Giants 14 30 22 73.3% 42 42 100.0% 52 2127 40.9
6 Miami Dolphins 14 27 15 55.6% 15 13 86.7% 76 2926 38.5
7 Buffalo Bills 14 34 19 55.9% 25 23 92.0% 63 2507 39.8
8 Green Bay Packers 14 27 19 70.4% 28 28 100.0% 67 2606 38.9
9 New York Jets 14 34 23 67.6% 34 33 97.1% 67 2740 40.9
10 St. Louis Cardinals 14 34 24 70.6% 42 41 97.6% 54 2236 41.4
11 Houston Oilers 14 42 25 59.5% 53 52 98.1% 62 2455 39.6
12 Cincinnati Bengals 14 23 14 60.9% 27 27 100.0% 77 3211 41.7
13 Chicago Bears 14 38 25 65.8% 37 35 94.6% 66 2673 40.5
14 Oakland Raiders 14 30 14 46.7% 19 19 100.0% 90 3879 43.1
15 New Orleans Saints 14 34 19 55.9% 36 35 97.2% 63 2804 44.5
16 Minnesota Vikings 14 38 21 55.3% 15 15 100.0% 57 2337 41.0
17 Atlanta Falcons 14 28 19 67.9% 24 23 95.8% 80 3368 42.1
18 Dallas Cowboys 14 30 14 46.7% 23 23 100.0% 70 2758 39.4
19 Cleveland Browns 14 46 29 63.0% 24 24 100.0% 78 3151 40.4
20 Philadelphia Eagles 14 40 22 55.0% 47 45 95.7% 49 1955 39.9
21 San Francisco 49ers 14 45 31 68.9% 32 32 100.0% 72 2974 41.3
22 Los Angeles Rams 14 27 20 74.1% 17 16 94.1% 81 3305 40.8
23 Kansas City Chiefs 14 27 13 48.1% 22 21 95.5% 84 3604 42.9
24 Denver Broncos 14 35 26 74.3% 31 30 96.8% 69 2988 43.3
25 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 29 19 65.5% 22 21 95.5% 75 3180 42.4
26 Washington Redskins 14 29 17 58.6% 21 21 100.0% 81 3110 38.4
Avg Team 6.3 6.1 7.0 5.4 8.7 5.6 8.8 3.5 2.4 0.4 33.1 20.9 63.1% 29.6 29.0 98.0% 68.0 2787.0 63 0.7 41.0
League Total 164 158 181 140 226 145 228 90 62 10 861 543 63.1% 769 754 98.0% 1767 72463 78 19 41.0
Avg Tm/G 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.2 2.4 1.5 63.1% 2.1 2.1 98.0% 4.9 199.1 0.1 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 New Orleans Saints 14 17 15 1 3 35 19 2 312 22.3
2 San Diego Chargers 14 23 18 1 4 42 22 1 386 27.6
3 Chicago Bears 14 19 17 1 35 25 1 334 23.9
4 Green Bay Packers 14 13 14 1 28 19 3 259 18.5
5 Houston Oilers 14 19 26 1 3 4 52 25 1 447 31.9
6 Baltimore Colts 14 15 16 2 4 38 23 341 24.4
7 New York Giants 14 21 17 1 3 42 22 1 362 25.9
8 Kansas City Chiefs 14 11 11 21 13 192 13.7
9 Cleveland Browns 14 7 16 24 29 255 18.2
10 New York Jets 14 12 18 1 1 2 33 23 306 21.9
11 New England Patriots 14 16 11 1 3 1 30 26 300 21.4
12 Buffalo Bills 14 11 12 1 1 23 19 230 16.4
13 San Francisco 49ers 14 11 19 1 1 32 31 1 319 22.8
14 Detroit Lions 14 10 15 1 25 22 247 17.6
15 St. Louis Cardinals 14 16 23 1 2 41 24 365 26.1
16 Cincinnati Bengals 14 15 9 1 1 1 27 14 231 16.5
17 Oakland Raiders 14 5 12 1 1 19 14 175 12.5
18 Minnesota Vikings 14 5 8 1 1 15 21 168 12.0
19 Philadelphia Eagles 14 22 22 1 1 1 45 22 393 28.1
20 Atlanta Falcons 14 12 11 1 23 19 224 16.0
21 Washington Redskins 14 8 12 1 21 17 198 14.1
22 Miami Dolphins 14 10 5 13 15 1 150 10.7
23 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 8 11 1 2 21 19 210 15.0
24 Denver Broncos 14 14 15 1 1 30 26 1 296 21.1
25 Dallas Cowboys 14 5 15 1 1 23 14 203 14.5
26 Los Angeles Rams 14 5 10 1 16 20 178 12.7
Avg Team 12.7 14.5 0.2 0.4 0.7 1.2 0.3 29.0 20.9 0.5 272.6 19.5
League Total 330 378 5 10 18 30 9 754 543 12 7087
Avg Tm/G 0.9 1.0 0.1 2.1 1.5 19.5