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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 Los Angeles Rams 14 181 3404 806 4.2 25 3 11 186 194 381 2102 16 22 4.9 109 381 1302 4 3.4 66
2 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 189 3074 863 3.6 47 22 30 200 147 339 1466 14 25 3.7 83 472 1608 7 3.4 87
3 Minnesota Vikings 14 195 3907 864 4.5 33 11 10 230 214 396 2302 8 22 5.4 120 437 1605 12 3.7 100
4 Washington Redskins 14 196 3285 844 3.9 40 15 17 210 197 399 1846 13 25 4.3 114 414 1439 7 3.5 79
5 Green Bay Packers 14 206 3641 876 4.2 35 12 19 218 188 383 2000 10 23 4.9 106 465 1641 10 3.5 93
6 Miami Dolphins 14 216 3806 807 4.7 33 17 8 208 200 372 2182 14 16 5.4 117 404 1624 7 4.0 83
7 Philadelphia Eagles 14 217 4270 922 4.6 34 16 14 248 230 434 2473 9 18 5.4 129 460 1797 14 3.9 105
8 St. Louis Cardinals 14 218 4251 909 4.7 25 9 19 249 230 413 2363 11 16 5.3 122 461 1888 15 4.1 108
9 Oakland Raiders 14 228 4219 862 4.9 41 14 21 237 175 367 2111 12 27 5.2 106 459 2108 12 4.6 110
10 Dallas Cowboys 14 235 3463 803 4.3 26 13 26 199 178 349 2119 17 13 5.5 110 417 1344 8 3.2 63
11 San Francisco 49ers 14 236 3964 870 4.6 40 20 18 232 178 339 1931 14 20 5.3 101 503 2033 13 4.0 113
12 Buffalo Bills 14 244 3489 832 4.2 31 11 26 219 146 311 1611 11 20 4.7 97 489 1878 19 3.8 96
13 Cincinnati Bengals 14 259 3942 892 4.4 20 11 20 256 186 359 1790 13 9 4.5 109 497 2152 16 4.3 127
14 New Orleans Saints 14 263 3797 853 4.5 35 19 17 226 193 369 2039 17 16 5.0 105 447 1758 11 3.9 104
15 Detroit Lions 14 270 4338 915 4.7 30 13 19 270 219 405 2236 13 17 5.2 124 486 2102 17 4.3 127
16 Atlanta Falcons 14 271 4136 960 4.3 29 12 13 238 136 302 1572 13 17 4.7 85 627 2564 19 4.1 140
17 Chicago Bears 14 279 3818 873 4.4 32 14 25 231 174 329 2079 12 18 5.9 102 519 1739 17 3.4 104
18 Houston Oilers 14 282 4425 919 4.8 36 15 15 268 231 405 2375 19 21 5.3 129 474 2050 15 4.3 124
19 San Diego Chargers 14 285 4830 893 5.4 28 13 17 272 222 367 2670 13 15 6.9 127 508 2160 21 4.3 128
20 New England Patriots 14 289 4067 879 4.6 38 14 11 240 210 374 2480 17 24 6.0 129 467 1587 16 3.4 100
21 Kansas City Chiefs 14 293 4464 936 4.8 44 16 19 267 206 408 2663 22 28 6.1 141 502 1801 16 3.6 107
22 Denver Broncos 14 294 4391 945 4.6 33 11 21 265 237 426 2583 14 22 5.6 135 487 1808 17 3.7 109
23 New York Giants 14 299 4457 961 4.6 25 10 15 291 245 415 2541 22 15 5.8 142 521 1916 15 3.7 134
24 New York Jets 14 300 4297 911 4.7 26 9 23 267 186 347 2057 14 17 5.5 112 539 2240 20 4.2 132
25 Baltimore Colts 14 329 4126 849 4.9 24 14 16 237 180 312 2165 16 10 6.5 101 516 1961 20 3.8 120
26 Cleveland Browns 14 344 4440 891 5.0 40 16 26 247 139 308 2025 22 24 6.0 95 555 2415 17 4.4 126
Avg Team 254.5 4011.6 882.1 4.5 32.7 13.5 18.3 238.9 193.9 369.6 2145.4 14.5 19.2 5.3 113.5 481.0 1866.2 14.0 3.9 107.1
League Total 6618 104301 22935 4.5 850 350 476 6211 5041 9609 55781 376 500 5.3 2950 12507 48520 365 3.9 2785
Avg Tm/G 18.2 286.5 63.0 4.5 2.3 1.0 1.3 17.1 13.8 26.4 153.2 1.0 1.4 5.3 8.1 34.4 133.3 1.0 3.9 7.7

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 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 147 339 43.4 1466 14 4.1 25 7.4 5.5 3.0 12.7 104.7 44.3 52 406 3.7 1.6 13.3
2 Atlanta Falcons 14 136 302 45.0 1572 13 4.3 17 5.6 6.1 4.4 13.6 112.3 56.0 31 275 4.7 3.2 9.3
3 Buffalo Bills 14 146 311 46.9 1611 11 3.5 20 6.4 6.1 3.9 13.0 115.1 51.6 32 287 4.7 2.7 9.3
4 Cincinnati Bengals 14 186 359 51.8 1790 13 3.6 9 2.5 5.9 5.5 11.3 127.9 71.4 36 320 4.5 4.2 9.1
5 Washington Redskins 14 197 399 49.4 1846 13 3.3 25 6.3 5.3 3.1 10.7 131.9 49.9 31 256 4.3 2.3 7.2
6 San Francisco 49ers 14 178 339 52.5 1931 14 4.1 20 5.9 6.4 4.6 12.2 137.9 61.8 28 247 5.3 3.6 7.6
7 Green Bay Packers 14 188 383 49.1 2000 10 2.6 23 6.0 5.9 3.7 12.0 142.9 51.2 28 254 4.9 2.8 6.8
8 Cleveland Browns 14 139 308 45.1 2025 22 7.1 24 7.8 7.3 5.3 16.3 144.6 61.6 28 234 6.0 4.1 8.3
9 New Orleans Saints 14 193 369 52.3 2039 17 4.6 16 4.3 6.3 5.3 12.1 145.6 69.3 37 291 5.0 4.1 9.1
10 New York Jets 14 186 347 53.6 2057 14 4.0 17 4.9 6.5 5.1 12.1 146.9 66.8 25 192 5.5 4.2 6.7
11 Chicago Bears 14 174 329 52.9 2079 12 3.6 18 5.5 6.8 5.1 12.9 148.5 64.0 25 171 5.9 4.3 7.1
12 Los Angeles Rams 14 194 381 50.9 2102 16 4.2 22 5.8 6.5 4.7 12.7 150.1 61.4 44 363 4.9 3.4 10.4
13 Oakland Raiders 14 175 367 47.7 2111 12 3.3 27 7.4 6.6 4.0 13.9 150.8 49.6 36 314 5.2 2.8 8.9
14 Dallas Cowboys 14 178 349 51.0 2119 17 4.9 13 3.7 7.0 6.3 13.8 151.4 74.6 37 332 5.5 4.9 9.6
15 Baltimore Colts 14 180 312 57.7 2165 16 5.1 10 3.2 7.5 7.1 13.0 154.6 85.3 21 183 6.5 6.1 6.3
16 Miami Dolphins 14 200 372 53.8 2182 14 3.8 16 4.3 6.6 5.4 12.3 155.9 69.0 31 270 5.4 4.3 7.7
17 Detroit Lions 14 219 405 54.1 2236 13 3.2 17 4.2 6.0 4.7 11.1 159.7 65.3 24 187 5.2 4.0 5.6
18 Minnesota Vikings 14 214 396 54.0 2302 8 2.0 22 5.6 6.5 4.4 12.0 164.4 57.7 31 267 5.4 3.4 7.3
19 St. Louis Cardinals 14 230 413 55.7 2363 11 2.7 16 3.9 6.2 5.0 11.2 168.8 67.3 35 218 5.3 4.2 7.8
20 Houston Oilers 14 231 405 57.0 2375 19 4.7 21 5.2 6.7 5.3 11.8 169.6 71.7 40 349 5.3 4.1 9.0
21 Philadelphia Eagles 14 230 434 53.0 2473 9 2.1 18 4.1 6.2 4.7 11.7 176.6 61.6 28 211 5.4 4.0 6.1
22 New England Patriots 14 210 374 56.1 2480 17 4.5 24 6.4 7.4 5.4 13.2 177.1 68.2 38 294 6.0 4.2 9.2
23 New York Giants 14 245 415 59.0 2541 22 5.3 15 3.6 6.5 5.9 11.0 181.5 80.9 25 147 5.8 5.2 5.7
24 Denver Broncos 14 237 426 55.6 2583 14 3.3 22 5.2 6.6 4.9 11.8 184.5 65.3 32 222 5.6 4.1 7.0
25 Kansas City Chiefs 14 206 408 50.5 2663 22 5.4 28 6.9 7.0 4.9 13.8 190.2 62.5 26 175 6.1 4.2 6.0
26 San Diego Chargers 14 222 367 60.5 2670 13 3.5 15 4.1 7.7 6.5 12.7 190.7 79.2 18 145 6.9 5.9 4.7
Avg Team 193.9 369.6 52.5 2145.4 14.5 3.9 19.2 5.2 68 6.5 4.9 12.4 153.2 61.4 31.5 254.2 5.35 3.9 7.9
League Total 5041 9609 52.5 55781 376 3.9 500 5.2 89 6.5 4.9 12.4 153.2 61.4 819 6610 5.35 3.9 7.9
Avg Tm/G 13.8 26.4 52.5 153.2 1.0 3.9 1.4 5.2 6.5 4.9 12.4 153.2 61.4 2.3 18.2 5.35 3.9 7.9

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Los Angeles Rams 14 381 1302 4 3.4 93.0
2 Dallas Cowboys 14 417 1344 8 3.2 96.0
3 Washington Redskins 14 414 1439 7 3.5 102.8
4 New England Patriots 14 467 1587 16 3.4 113.4
5 Minnesota Vikings 14 437 1605 12 3.7 114.6
6 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 472 1608 7 3.4 114.9
7 Miami Dolphins 14 404 1624 7 4.0 116.0
8 Green Bay Packers 14 465 1641 10 3.5 117.2
9 Chicago Bears 14 519 1739 17 3.4 124.2
10 New Orleans Saints 14 447 1758 11 3.9 125.6
11 Philadelphia Eagles 14 460 1797 14 3.9 128.4
12 Kansas City Chiefs 14 502 1801 16 3.6 128.6
13 Denver Broncos 14 487 1808 17 3.7 129.1
14 Buffalo Bills 14 489 1878 19 3.8 134.1
15 St. Louis Cardinals 14 461 1888 15 4.1 134.9
16 New York Giants 14 521 1916 15 3.7 136.9
17 Baltimore Colts 14 516 1961 20 3.8 140.1
18 San Francisco 49ers 14 503 2033 13 4.0 145.2
19 Houston Oilers 14 474 2050 15 4.3 146.4
20 Detroit Lions 14 486 2102 17 4.3 150.1
21 Oakland Raiders 14 459 2108 12 4.6 150.6
22 Cincinnati Bengals 14 497 2152 16 4.3 153.7
23 San Diego Chargers 14 508 2160 21 4.3 154.3
24 New York Jets 14 539 2240 20 4.2 160.0
25 Cleveland Browns 14 555 2415 17 4.4 172.5
26 Atlanta Falcons 14 627 2564 19 4.1 183.1
Avg Team 481.0 1866.2 14.0 46 3.9 133.3 27.5
League Total 12507 48520 365 75 3.9 133.3 714
Avg Tm/G 34.4 133.3 1.0 3.9 133.3 2.0

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 Philadelphia Eagles 14 37 252 0 6.8 46 1028 1 22.3
2 Washington Redskins 14 50 458 1 9.2 64 1379 0 21.5
3 Green Bay Packers 14 48 356 0 7.4 55 1156 0 21.0
4 San Diego Chargers 14 48 401 0 8.4 39 960 0 24.6
5 Los Angeles Rams 14 40 453 1 11.3 58 1232 0 21.2
6 Minnesota Vikings 14 45 345 0 7.7 64 1116 0 17.4
7 San Francisco 49ers 14 46 491 0 10.7 51 1099 0 21.5
8 Oakland Raiders 14 40 283 0 7.1 69 1455 0 21.1
9 Miami Dolphins 14 42 259 0 6.2 64 1222 0 19.1
10 Detroit Lions 14 37 275 0 7.4 60 1256 0 20.9
11 New Orleans Saints 14 59 906 2 15.4 40 894 0 22.4
12 Denver Broncos 14 45 529 0 11.8 57 1369 1 24.0
13 New England Patriots 14 41 314 0 7.7 64 1678 1 26.2
14 Kansas City Chiefs 14 55 634 0 11.5 54 1333 0 24.7
15 New York Giants 14 43 478 0 11.1 45 1154 0 25.6
16 Chicago Bears 14 58 633 1 10.9 35 700 0 20.0
17 St. Louis Cardinals 14 56 518 1 9.3 54 1203 0 22.3
18 Houston Oilers 14 56 500 0 8.9 51 1111 0 21.8
19 Cincinnati Bengals 14 41 457 0 11.1 55 1198 0 21.8
20 Buffalo Bills 14 45 416 0 9.2 58 1345 0 23.2
21 Baltimore Colts 14 46 413 0 9.0 45 903 0 20.1
22 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 47 413 0 8.8 56 1275 0 22.8
23 Dallas Cowboys 14 31 343 1 11.1 61 1194 0 19.6
24 Atlanta Falcons 14 59 657 1 11.1 33 812 0 24.6
25 Cleveland Browns 14 68 705 1 10.4 55 1345 1 24.5
26 New York Jets 14 27 352 0 13.0 57 1395 0 24.5
Avg Team 46.5 455.5 0.3 53 9.8 53.5 1185.1 0.2 61 22.2 5652.1
League Total 1210 11842 9 98 9.8 1390 30812 4 102 22.2 146955
Avg Tm/G 3.3 32.5 0.0 9.8 3.8 84.6 0.0 22.2 403.7

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 24 11 45.8% 38 32 84.2% 65 2353 36.2
2 Baltimore Colts 14 27 17 63.0% 40 38 95.0% 67 2573 38.4
3 Cincinnati Bengals 14 22 17 77.3% 30 28 93.3% 81 3062 37.8
4 San Diego Chargers 14 20 9 45.0% 37 36 97.3% 66 2680 40.6
5 Chicago Bears 14 23 16 69.6% 33 29 87.9% 77 2964 38.5
6 San Francisco 49ers 14 19 12 63.2% 29 26 89.7% 74 2923 39.5
7 Miami Dolphins 14 21 14 66.7% 25 24 96.0% 70 2744 39.2
8 Atlanta Falcons 14 28 12 42.9% 34 31 91.2% 84 3217 38.3
9 Los Angeles Rams 14 14 10 71.4% 22 19 86.4% 95 3914 41.2
10 New York Jets 14 24 12 50.0% 38 36 94.7% 71 2641 37.2
11 Green Bay Packers 14 26 17 65.4% 23 17 73.9% 84 3074 36.6
12 Houston Oilers 14 23 16 69.6% 34 30 88.2% 70 2737 39.1
13 New Orleans Saints 14 17 10 58.8% 34 29 85.3% 77 3272 42.5
14 Philadelphia Eagles 14 26 12 46.2% 26 25 96.2% 73 2854 39.1
15 Detroit Lions 14 32 20 62.5% 30 28 93.3% 62 2306 37.2
16 Buffalo Bills 14 15 8 53.3% 32 28 87.5% 77 2857 37.1
17 Minnesota Vikings 14 24 17 70.8% 21 18 85.7% 75 2782 37.1
18 Dallas Cowboys 14 21 13 61.9% 28 28 100.0% 93 3711 39.9
19 Kansas City Chiefs 14 14 6 42.9% 40 33 82.5% 80 3208 40.1
20 Denver Broncos 14 24 16 66.7% 35 34 97.1% 70 2982 42.6
21 New England Patriots 14 18 11 61.1% 37 32 86.5% 75 2880 38.4
22 Cleveland Browns 14 23 14 60.9% 43 38 88.4% 76 2888 38.0
23 Oakland Raiders 14 22 13 59.1% 27 25 92.6% 73 2913 39.9
24 St. Louis Cardinals 14 14 10 71.4% 27 26 96.3% 85 3332 39.2
25 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 17 12 70.6% 22 21 95.5% 91 3749 41.2
26 Washington Redskins 14 15 10 66.7% 24 22 91.7% 80 3072 38.4
Avg Team 0.6 0.5 5.7 4.6 7.3 4.7 6.5 2.9 1.2 0.2 21.3 12.9 60.6% 30.6 28.2 92.1% 76.6 2987.9 61 0.6 39.0
League Total 16 13 148 120 190 123 169 75 30 4 553 335 60.6% 796 733 92.1% 1991 77686 71 16 39.0
Avg Tm/G 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.1 1.5 0.9 60.6% 2.2 2.0 92.1% 5.5 213.4 0.0 39.0

Scoring Defense

Rk Tm G RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Atlanta Falcons 14 19 13 1 1 31 12 271 19.4
2 Chicago Bears 14 17 12 1 2 1 29 16 2 279 19.9
3 New Orleans Saints 14 11 17 2 1 2 29 10 263 18.8
4 Baltimore Colts 14 20 16 1 3 38 17 329 23.5
5 New York Giants 14 15 22 2 32 11 299 21.4
6 Green Bay Packers 14 10 10 2 1 17 17 206 14.7
7 San Diego Chargers 14 21 13 2 1 36 9 285 20.4
8 San Francisco 49ers 14 13 14 1 1 26 12 236 16.9
9 Kansas City Chiefs 14 16 22 1 1 33 6 1 293 20.9
10 Houston Oilers 14 15 19 30 16 282 20.1
11 Philadelphia Eagles 14 14 9 1 1 1 25 12 217 15.5
12 Cleveland Browns 14 17 22 1 1 1 1 38 14 3 344 24.6
13 Detroit Lions 14 17 13 28 20 1 270 19.3
14 Los Angeles Rams 14 4 16 1 1 19 10 181 12.9
15 Buffalo Bills 14 19 11 1 1 28 8 244 17.4
16 New York Jets 14 20 14 4 36 12 300 21.4
17 Cincinnati Bengals 14 16 13 1 28 17 259 18.5
18 St. Louis Cardinals 14 15 11 1 26 10 218 15.6
19 Dallas Cowboys 14 8 17 1 2 28 13 235 16.8
20 Denver Broncos 14 17 14 1 3 34 16 1 294 21.0
21 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 7 14 1 21 12 189 13.5
22 Minnesota Vikings 14 12 8 1 18 17 195 13.9
23 Washington Redskins 14 7 13 1 2 1 22 10 196 14.0
24 Miami Dolphins 14 7 14 3 1 24 14 216 15.4
25 New England Patriots 14 16 17 1 1 2 32 11 1 289 20.6
26 Oakland Raiders 14 12 12 1 2 25 13 1 228 16.3
Avg Team 14.0 14.5 0.3 0.2 0.8 1.2 0.1 28.2 12.9 0.4 254.5 18.2
League Total 365 376 9 4 22 31 3 733 335 10 6618
Avg Tm/G 1.0 1.0 0.1 0.1 2.0 0.9 18.2