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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 14 135 3322 853 3.9 40 18 24 204 187 387 1789 11 22 4.2 103 423 1533 4 3.6 77
2 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 162 3661 870 4.2 37 10 26 214 183 396 1836 9 27 4.2 97 431 1825 8 4.2 91
3 Minnesota Vikings 14 180 3153 789 4.0 42 14 20 190 175 360 1621 14 28 4.0 93 383 1532 7 4.0 77
4 Miami Dolphins 14 222 3789 858 4.4 30 9 19 224 200 375 2021 9 21 4.9 113 443 1768 14 4.0 92
5 Houston Oilers 14 226 4137 952 4.3 43 19 23 264 235 409 2457 14 24 5.4 137 498 1680 13 3.4 104
6 Cincinnati Bengals 14 246 3923 889 4.4 44 22 19 241 175 389 1729 11 22 4.2 107 473 2194 15 4.6 115
7 Oakland Raiders 14 255 3629 928 3.9 41 6 30 242 171 398 1844 14 35 4.1 113 475 1785 15 3.8 99
8 Detroit Lions 14 262 4000 878 4.6 37 17 19 235 181 360 2071 16 20 5.2 116 480 1929 12 4.0 100
9 Dallas Cowboys 14 268 3739 888 4.2 44 19 21 234 162 373 2040 19 25 4.9 113 474 1699 13 3.6 100
10 Baltimore Colts 14 269 4173 905 4.6 41 12 17 242 193 393 2352 17 29 5.2 124 453 1821 17 4.0 101
11 Washington Redskins 14 276 4483 950 4.7 37 19 22 255 217 389 2436 17 18 5.7 128 525 2047 11 3.9 105
12 St. Louis Cardinals 14 276 4595 957 4.8 37 15 24 284 233 446 2670 16 22 5.7 142 487 1925 16 4.0 118
13 Green Bay Packers 14 285 4511 981 4.6 41 27 16 260 192 369 2172 13 14 5.4 112 580 2339 14 4.0 132
14 San Francisco 49ers 14 286 4026 969 4.2 27 16 21 253 228 411 2197 15 11 4.9 130 518 1829 14 3.5 102
15 Atlanta Falcons 14 289 4812 1043 4.6 37 12 15 288 227 437 2535 16 25 5.4 142 571 2277 13 4.0 131
16 Philadelphia Eagles 14 302 4771 970 4.9 44 18 22 275 226 424 2538 13 26 5.8 123 529 2233 20 4.2 130
17 New York Giants 14 306 4789 946 5.1 24 8 7 264 196 365 2367 20 16 6.1 120 555 2422 16 4.4 137
18 Denver Broncos 14 307 4006 901 4.4 32 16 22 247 181 348 2032 14 16 5.4 106 526 1974 19 3.8 119
19 Kansas City Chiefs 14 341 5236 915 5.7 42 22 19 289 186 325 2512 18 20 7.1 121 562 2724 24 4.8 149
20 San Diego Chargers 14 345 4952 1022 4.8 34 14 19 312 237 390 2510 16 20 6.0 139 606 2442 21 4.0 154
21 Buffalo Bills 14 355 5073 941 5.4 45 20 25 300 237 431 3080 25 25 6.7 151 480 1993 21 4.2 124
22 New England Patriots 14 358 4464 956 4.7 29 16 16 254 213 368 2244 18 13 5.6 120 555 2220 20 4.0 118
23 New Orleans Saints 14 360 4317 889 4.9 39 23 21 251 206 354 2387 25 16 6.2 125 507 1930 15 3.8 105
24 Cleveland Browns 14 372 4623 939 4.9 26 16 25 274 202 361 2591 25 10 6.6 125 544 2032 21 3.7 124
25 Chicago Bears 14 379 4576 981 4.7 27 14 21 282 208 399 2506 22 13 5.8 143 547 2070 25 3.8 118
26 New York Jets 14 433 5456 909 6.0 28 13 20 308 180 316 2719 26 15 8.1 133 574 2737 25 4.8 155
Avg Team 288.3 4316.0 926.1 4.7 36.5 16.0 20.5 257.2 201.2 383.6 2279.1 16.7 20.5 5.4 122.2 507.7 2036.9 15.9 4.0 114.5
League Total 7495 112216 24079 4.7 948 415 533 6686 5231 9973 59256 433 533 5.4 3176 13199 52960 413 4.0 2977
Avg Tm/G 20.6 308.3 66.2 4.7 2.6 1.1 1.5 18.4 14.4 27.4 162.8 1.2 1.5 5.4 8.7 36.3 145.5 1.1 4.0 8.2

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 14 175 360 48.6 1621 14 3.9 28 7.8 5.5 2.8 11.4 115.8 46.2 46 373 4.0 1.6 11.3
2 Cincinnati Bengals 14 175 389 45.0 1729 11 2.8 22 5.7 5.1 3.2 11.4 123.5 46.9 27 272 4.2 2.3 6.5
3 Los Angeles Rams 14 187 387 48.3 1789 11 2.8 22 5.7 5.5 3.5 11.4 127.8 51.0 43 337 4.2 2.4 10.0
4 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 183 396 46.2 1836 9 2.3 27 6.8 5.5 2.9 12.0 131.1 42.8 43 358 4.2 1.8 9.8
5 Oakland Raiders 14 171 398 43.0 1844 14 3.5 35 8.8 5.8 2.6 13.6 131.7 37.2 55 474 4.1 1.2 12.1
6 Miami Dolphins 14 200 375 53.3 2021 9 2.4 21 5.6 6.2 4.2 11.7 144.4 57.1 40 314 4.9 3.0 9.6
7 Denver Broncos 14 181 348 52.0 2032 14 4.0 16 4.6 6.5 5.2 12.4 145.1 66.6 27 213 5.4 4.2 7.2
8 Dallas Cowboys 14 162 373 43.4 2040 19 5.1 25 6.7 6.2 4.2 14.4 145.7 53.3 41 288 4.9 3.1 9.9
9 Detroit Lions 14 181 360 50.3 2071 16 4.4 20 5.6 6.6 5.0 13.1 147.9 63.2 38 306 5.2 3.7 9.5
10 Green Bay Packers 14 192 369 52.0 2172 13 3.5 14 3.8 6.7 5.7 12.9 155.1 69.3 32 302 5.4 4.5 8.0
11 San Francisco 49ers 14 228 411 55.5 2197 15 3.6 11 2.7 6.1 5.7 11.1 156.9 74.9 40 324 4.9 4.4 8.9
12 New England Patriots 14 213 368 57.9 2244 18 4.9 13 3.5 6.8 6.2 11.8 160.3 80.4 33 271 5.6 5.0 8.2
13 Baltimore Colts 14 193 393 49.1 2352 17 4.3 29 7.4 7.2 4.8 14.8 168.0 56.9 59 496 5.2 3.1 13.1
14 New York Giants 14 196 365 53.7 2367 20 5.5 16 4.4 7.0 6.1 13.0 169.1 75.8 26 172 6.1 5.2 6.6
15 New Orleans Saints 14 206 354 58.2 2387 25 7.1 16 4.5 7.3 6.7 12.6 170.5 85.7 28 200 6.2 5.7 7.3
16 Washington Redskins 14 217 389 55.8 2436 17 4.4 18 4.6 7.0 5.8 12.5 174.0 72.9 36 276 5.7 4.6 8.5
17 Houston Oilers 14 235 409 57.5 2457 14 3.4 24 5.9 6.8 4.9 11.9 175.5 65.4 45 343 5.4 3.6 9.9
18 Chicago Bears 14 208 399 52.1 2506 22 5.5 13 3.3 7.1 6.7 13.6 179.0 79.8 35 319 5.8 5.4 8.1
19 San Diego Chargers 14 237 390 60.8 2510 16 4.1 20 5.1 7.0 5.5 11.5 179.3 74.1 26 209 6.0 4.6 6.3
20 Kansas City Chiefs 14 186 325 57.2 2512 18 5.5 20 6.2 8.3 6.7 14.5 179.4 77.3 28 191 7.1 5.6 7.9
21 Atlanta Falcons 14 227 437 51.9 2535 16 3.7 25 5.7 6.4 4.6 12.4 181.1 60.5 35 275 5.4 3.7 7.4
22 Philadelphia Eagles 14 226 424 53.3 2538 13 3.1 26 6.1 6.3 4.1 11.8 181.3 57.3 17 120 5.8 3.7 3.9
23 Cleveland Browns 14 202 361 56.0 2591 25 6.9 10 2.8 8.0 8.1 14.3 185.1 93.6 34 298 6.6 6.7 8.6
24 St. Louis Cardinals 14 233 446 52.2 2670 16 3.6 22 4.9 6.4 4.9 12.3 190.7 63.8 24 192 5.7 4.3 5.1
25 New York Jets 14 180 316 57.0 2719 26 8.2 15 4.7 9.1 8.6 15.9 194.2 94.9 19 141 8.1 7.7 5.7
26 Buffalo Bills 14 237 431 55.0 3080 25 5.8 25 5.8 7.8 6.3 14.2 220.0 75.5 30 275 6.7 5.3 6.5
Avg Team 201.2 383.6 52.5 2279.1 16.7 4.3 20.5 5.3 68 6.7 5.1 12.7 162.8 62.8 34.9 282.3 5.45 4.0 8.3
League Total 5231 9973 52.5 59256 433 4.3 533 5.3 96 6.7 5.1 12.7 162.8 62.8 907 7339 5.45 4.0 8.3
Avg Tm/G 14.4 27.4 52.5 162.8 1.2 4.3 1.5 5.3 6.7 5.1 12.7 162.8 62.8 2.5 20.2 5.45 4.0 8.3

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Minnesota Vikings 14 383 1532 7 4.0 109.4
2 Los Angeles Rams 14 423 1533 4 3.6 109.5
3 Houston Oilers 14 498 1680 13 3.4 120.0
4 Dallas Cowboys 14 474 1699 13 3.6 121.4
5 Miami Dolphins 14 443 1768 14 4.0 126.3
6 Oakland Raiders 14 475 1785 15 3.8 127.5
7 Baltimore Colts 14 453 1821 17 4.0 130.1
8 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 431 1825 8 4.2 130.4
9 San Francisco 49ers 14 518 1829 14 3.5 130.6
10 St. Louis Cardinals 14 487 1925 16 4.0 137.5
11 Detroit Lions 14 480 1929 12 4.0 137.8
12 New Orleans Saints 14 507 1930 15 3.8 137.9
13 Denver Broncos 14 526 1974 19 3.8 141.0
14 Buffalo Bills 14 480 1993 21 4.2 142.4
15 Cleveland Browns 14 544 2032 21 3.7 145.1
16 Washington Redskins 14 525 2047 11 3.9 146.2
17 Chicago Bears 14 547 2070 25 3.8 147.9
18 Cincinnati Bengals 14 473 2194 15 4.6 156.7
19 New England Patriots 14 555 2220 20 4.0 158.6
20 Philadelphia Eagles 14 529 2233 20 4.2 159.5
21 Atlanta Falcons 14 571 2277 13 4.0 162.6
22 Green Bay Packers 14 580 2339 14 4.0 167.1
23 New York Giants 14 555 2422 16 4.4 173.0
24 San Diego Chargers 14 606 2442 21 4.0 174.4
25 Kansas City Chiefs 14 562 2724 24 4.8 194.6
26 New York Jets 14 574 2737 25 4.8 195.5
Avg Team 507.7 2036.9 15.9 47 4.0 145.5 31.3
League Total 13199 52960 413 88 4.0 145.5 813
Avg Tm/G 36.3 145.5 1.1 4.0 145.5 2.2

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 47 419 0 8.9 69 1345 0 19.5
2 Miami Dolphins 14 34 373 1 11.0 65 1549 1 23.8
3 Dallas Cowboys 14 37 261 0 7.1 66 1578 0 23.9
4 Detroit Lions 14 41 524 1 12.8 53 1084 0 20.5
5 Los Angeles Rams 14 45 406 0 9.0 64 1347 0 21.0
6 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 36 199 0 5.5 64 1304 0 20.4
7 Green Bay Packers 14 45 221 0 4.9 49 1020 1 20.8
8 Baltimore Colts 14 51 513 0 10.1 70 1655 1 23.6
9 Philadelphia Eagles 14 58 530 1 9.1 51 1149 0 22.5
10 Cincinnati Bengals 14 42 386 1 9.2 66 1558 0 23.6
11 Buffalo Bills 14 29 179 0 6.2 64 1496 0 23.4
12 St. Louis Cardinals 14 34 329 0 9.7 71 1609 1 22.7
13 New York Jets 14 22 208 1 9.5 52 1205 0 23.2
14 Houston Oilers 14 47 356 0 7.6 61 1355 0 22.2
15 Kansas City Chiefs 14 36 503 0 14.0 59 1334 0 22.6
16 New England Patriots 14 42 513 1 12.2 46 1142 0 24.8
17 Denver Broncos 14 39 534 1 13.7 57 1273 0 22.3
18 Atlanta Falcons 14 53 389 0 7.3 45 1038 0 23.1
19 New York Giants 14 39 364 1 9.3 46 927 0 20.2
20 New Orleans Saints 14 61 675 1 11.1 42 1073 1 25.5
21 Cleveland Browns 14 45 469 0 10.4 48 1278 1 26.6
22 San Diego Chargers 14 48 373 0 7.8 40 1101 0 27.5
23 Oakland Raiders 14 35 265 0 7.6 68 1262 0 18.6
24 Washington Redskins 14 39 240 0 6.2 64 1357 1 21.2
25 San Francisco 49ers 14 43 490 0 11.4 48 1061 0 22.1
26 Chicago Bears 14 49 302 0 6.2 43 893 0 20.8
Avg Team 42.2 385.4 0.3 45 9.1 56.6 1269.0 0.3 67 22.4 5970.4
League Total 1097 10021 9 83 9.1 1471 32993 7 102 22.4 155230
Avg Tm/G 3.0 27.5 0.0 9.1 4.0 90.6 0.0 22.4 426.5

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 Jets 14 16 12 75.0% 57 53 93.0% 56 1887 33.7
2 Denver Broncos 14 28 21 75.0% 35 34 97.1% 76 3200 42.1
3 San Diego Chargers 14 34 22 64.7% 39 35 89.7% 56 2229 39.8
4 New York Giants 14 21 11 52.4% 39 37 94.9% 82 3083 37.6
5 San Francisco 49ers 14 22 17 77.3% 34 31 91.2% 84 3335 39.7
6 Miami Dolphins 14 20 11 55.0% 27 25 92.6% 72 2916 40.5
7 Cleveland Browns 14 21 13 61.9% 48 45 93.8% 73 2810 38.5
8 St. Louis Cardinals 14 26 15 57.7% 33 27 81.8% 67 2687 40.1
9 New Orleans Saints 14 12 8 66.7% 48 44 91.7% 75 3203 42.7
10 Detroit Lions 14 23 16 69.6% 31 26 83.9% 80 2960 37.0
11 Atlanta Falcons 14 38 25 65.8% 31 28 90.3% 71 2918 41.1
12 New England Patriots 14 35 23 65.7% 42 37 88.1% 77 3042 39.5
13 Cincinnati Bengals 14 14 12 85.7% 30 26 86.7% 77 3149 40.9
14 Buffalo Bills 14 16 9 56.3% 47 46 97.9% 59 2390 40.5
15 Kansas City Chiefs 14 22 11 50.0% 44 40 90.9% 61 2483 40.7
16 Los Angeles Rams 14 19 10 52.6% 15 13 86.7% 89 3533 39.7
17 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 18 11 61.1% 19 15 78.9% 90 3609 40.1
18 Philadelphia Eagles 14 27 18 66.7% 36 32 88.9% 65 2405 37.0
19 Washington Redskins 14 30 17 56.7% 33 27 81.8% 87 3384 38.9
20 Oakland Raiders 14 20 11 55.0% 32 30 93.8% 86 3328 38.7
21 Houston Oilers 14 23 13 56.5% 27 21 77.8% 73 2993 41.0
22 Minnesota Vikings 14 13 9 69.2% 22 19 86.4% 89 3524 39.6
23 Green Bay Packers 14 31 21 67.7% 32 30 93.8% 70 2779 39.7
24 Chicago Bears 14 18 14 77.8% 48 47 97.9% 86 3560 41.4
25 Dallas Cowboys 14 18 13 72.2% 32 31 96.9% 82 3247 39.6
26 Baltimore Colts 14 10 6 60.0% 36 35 97.2% 83 3204 38.6
Avg Team 1.0 0.9 6.3 5.3 6.7 4.4 6.7 3.2 1.4 0.3 22.1 14.2 64.2% 35.0 32.1 91.6% 75.6 2994.4 63 1.0 39.6
League Total 25 24 165 137 175 115 173 84 37 9 575 369 64.2% 910 834 91.6% 1966 77854 75 27 39.6
Avg Tm/G 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.1 1.6 1.0 64.2% 2.5 2.3 91.6% 5.4 213.9 0.1 39.6

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 15 25 1 1 4 2 44 8 2 360 25.7
2 San Diego Chargers 14 21 16 2 1 35 22 2 345 24.6
3 Chicago Bears 14 25 22 1 47 14 1 379 27.1
4 New York Giants 14 16 20 1 1 1 37 11 1 306 21.9
5 Cleveland Browns 14 21 25 1 1 45 13 372 26.6
6 Philadelphia Eagles 14 20 13 1 2 32 18 302 21.6
7 Green Bay Packers 14 14 13 1 1 2 30 21 285 20.4
8 Atlanta Falcons 14 13 16 1 1 28 25 289 20.6
9 Detroit Lions 14 12 16 1 1 26 16 1 262 18.7
10 Denver Broncos 14 19 14 1 1 34 21 307 21.9
11 San Francisco 49ers 14 14 15 4 31 17 286 20.4
12 New York Jets 14 25 26 1 1 4 53 12 1 433 30.9
13 New England Patriots 14 20 18 1 2 1 37 23 358 25.6
14 Kansas City Chiefs 14 24 18 1 1 40 11 2 341 24.4
15 Houston Oilers 14 13 14 21 13 2 226 16.1
16 Los Angeles Rams 14 4 11 13 10 1 135 9.6
17 Washington Redskins 14 11 17 1 4 27 17 276 19.7
18 Cincinnati Bengals 14 15 11 1 2 1 26 12 2 246 17.6
19 Dallas Cowboys 14 13 19 1 31 13 268 19.1
20 St. Louis Cardinals 14 16 16 1 1 27 15 276 19.7
21 Miami Dolphins 14 14 9 1 1 1 1 25 11 1 222 15.9
22 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 8 9 2 15 11 162 11.6
23 Oakland Raiders 14 15 14 1 2 30 11 255 18.2
24 Minnesota Vikings 14 7 14 19 9 1 180 12.9
25 Baltimore Colts 14 17 17 1 1 35 6 269 19.2
26 Buffalo Bills 14 21 25 1 46 9 355 25.4
Avg Team 15.9 16.7 0.3 0.3 1.1 1.0 0.2 32.1 14.2 0.7 288.3 20.6
League Total 413 433 9 7 28 25 5 834 369 17 7495
Avg Tm/G 1.1 1.2 0.1 0.1 2.3 1.0 20.6