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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 Atlanta Falcons 14 129 3242 866 3.7 48 22 16 192 141 320 1384 9 26 3.8 76 504 1858 5 3.7 100
2 Los Angeles Rams 14 146 3575 868 4.1 41 16 19 203 180 370 1877 11 25 4.6 94 462 1698 7 3.7 90
3 Denver Broncos 14 148 3775 931 4.1 39 14 17 217 235 426 2244 11 25 4.9 123 470 1531 5 3.3 77
4 Washington Redskins 14 189 4110 962 4.3 33 12 20 234 167 380 2071 12 21 4.9 102 537 2039 8 3.8 112
5 Miami Dolphins 14 197 3982 901 4.4 33 18 9 227 226 414 2233 10 15 5.1 117 467 1749 12 3.7 101
6 San Diego Chargers 14 205 3652 882 4.1 31 10 21 228 172 330 1725 14 21 4.6 105 508 1927 11 3.8 102
7 Philadelphia Eagles 14 207 3793 926 4.1 34 13 15 216 183 358 1876 14 21 4.6 106 521 1917 10 3.7 95
8 Dallas Cowboys 14 212 3213 880 3.7 31 10 23 205 154 370 1562 14 21 3.7 94 457 1651 9 3.6 88
9 New England Patriots 14 217 3638 866 4.2 29 10 18 215 188 356 2033 16 19 4.9 111 452 1605 8 3.6 86
10 Green Bay Packers 14 219 4033 938 4.3 24 11 16 261 186 319 1719 10 13 4.8 105 582 2314 16 4.0 140
11 Baltimore Colts 14 221 3988 852 4.7 47 17 16 210 181 382 2190 10 30 5.1 116 423 1798 11 4.3 78
12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 223 3934 949 4.1 41 18 11 241 191 338 1903 10 23 5.2 106 581 2031 13 3.5 124
13 Minnesota Vikings 14 227 3799 890 4.3 29 13 13 212 149 312 1581 15 16 4.6 80 548 2218 11 4.0 119
14 Houston Oilers 14 230 3957 933 4.2 54 28 20 247 192 379 2142 12 26 5.2 124 522 1815 11 3.5 103
15 Oakland Raiders 14 230 3976 810 4.9 47 21 13 204 177 367 2222 17 26 5.5 105 408 1754 7 4.3 86
16 Cincinnati Bengals 14 235 4124 901 4.6 39 23 27 253 196 351 2227 14 16 5.9 113 525 1897 15 3.6 113
17 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 243 3692 882 4.2 44 13 36 228 157 357 1969 16 31 5.1 112 493 1723 9 3.5 80
18 Detroit Lions 14 252 3772 855 4.4 35 16 10 206 161 302 1867 14 19 5.6 103 521 1905 13 3.7 93
19 Chicago Bears 14 253 4285 948 4.5 31 13 11 241 182 377 2127 7 18 5.3 106 544 2158 14 4.0 124
20 San Francisco 49ers 14 260 3457 863 4.0 18 10 20 221 139 270 1588 14 8 5.1 94 551 1869 16 3.4 107
21 New York Giants 14 265 3870 884 4.4 32 20 22 226 185 328 2097 12 12 5.7 110 519 1773 16 3.4 94
22 Cleveland Browns 14 267 4115 895 4.6 39 16 32 261 184 340 2017 15 23 5.4 116 524 2098 14 4.0 113
23 St. Louis Cardinals 14 287 4504 914 4.9 31 12 16 258 198 375 2267 22 19 5.7 120 514 2237 11 4.4 122
24 New York Jets 14 300 4648 978 4.8 28 17 15 283 215 377 2403 23 11 6.0 131 575 2245 14 3.9 137
25 Buffalo Bills 14 313 4453 922 4.8 33 12 28 260 155 316 2048 17 21 6.2 98 589 2405 21 4.1 134
26 New Orleans Saints 14 336 4622 940 4.9 25 15 16 272 154 290 1893 15 10 6.0 103 623 2729 21 4.4 153
27 Kansas City Chiefs 14 349 4993 992 5.0 44 23 22 304 175 333 2022 15 21 5.6 113 634 2971 23 4.7 169
28 Seattle Seahawks 14 373 4818 963 5.0 36 11 18 295 199 349 2333 19 25 6.4 125 596 2485 21 4.2 152
Avg Team 240.5 4000.7 906.8 4.4 35.6 15.5 18.6 236.4 179.4 349.5 1986.4 13.9 20.1 5.2 107.4 523.2 2014.3 12.6 3.8 110.4
League Total 6733 112020 25391 4.4 996 434 520 6620 5022 9786 55620 388 562 5.2 3008 14650 56400 352 3.8 3092
Avg Tm/G 17.2 285.8 64.8 4.4 2.5 1.1 1.3 16.9 12.8 25.0 141.9 1.0 1.4 5.2 7.7 37.4 143.9 0.9 3.8 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 Atlanta Falcons 14 141 320 44.1 1384 9 2.8 26 8.1 5.5 2.5 12.6 98.9 37.4 42 391 3.8 1.1 11.6
2 Dallas Cowboys 14 154 370 41.6 1562 14 3.8 21 5.7 5.4 3.6 12.9 111.6 48.2 53 429 3.7 2.1 12.5
3 Minnesota Vikings 14 149 312 47.8 1581 15 4.8 16 5.1 5.9 4.5 12.3 112.9 61.0 30 254 4.6 3.4 8.8
4 San Francisco 49ers 14 139 270 51.5 1588 14 5.2 8 3.0 7.2 6.9 14.0 113.4 80.0 42 360 5.1 4.8 13.5
5 Green Bay Packers 14 186 319 58.3 1719 10 3.1 13 4.1 6.4 5.2 11.0 122.8 70.8 37 323 4.8 3.7 10.4
6 San Diego Chargers 14 172 330 52.1 1725 14 4.2 21 6.4 6.3 4.3 12.1 123.2 59.5 44 363 4.6 2.8 11.8
7 Detroit Lions 14 161 302 53.3 1867 14 4.6 19 6.3 7.0 5.1 13.2 133.4 65.0 32 256 5.6 3.9 9.6
8 Philadelphia Eagles 14 183 358 51.1 1876 14 3.9 21 5.9 6.1 4.3 12.0 134.0 58.8 47 316 4.6 3.0 11.6
9 Los Angeles Rams 14 180 370 48.6 1877 11 3.0 25 6.8 6.0 3.6 12.4 134.1 49.6 36 359 4.6 2.4 8.9
10 New Orleans Saints 14 154 290 53.1 1893 15 5.2 10 3.4 7.3 6.8 13.8 135.2 79.8 27 234 6.0 5.5 8.5
11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 191 338 56.5 1903 10 3.0 23 6.8 6.4 3.9 11.3 135.9 57.2 30 246 5.2 2.9 8.2
12 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 157 357 44.0 1969 16 4.5 31 8.7 6.3 3.3 14.4 140.6 43.8 32 285 5.1 2.3 8.2
13 Cleveland Browns 14 184 340 54.1 2017 15 4.4 23 6.8 6.8 4.6 12.5 144.1 61.9 31 281 5.4 3.5 8.4
14 Kansas City Chiefs 14 175 333 52.6 2022 15 4.5 21 6.3 6.7 4.8 12.8 144.4 62.7 25 222 5.6 3.8 7.0
15 New England Patriots 14 188 356 52.8 2033 16 4.5 19 5.3 7.0 5.5 13.3 145.2 68.1 58 471 4.9 3.6 14.0
16 Buffalo Bills 14 155 316 49.1 2048 17 5.4 21 6.6 7.0 5.1 14.3 146.3 62.4 17 165 6.2 4.3 5.1
17 Washington Redskins 14 167 380 43.9 2071 12 3.2 21 5.5 6.4 4.5 14.6 147.9 52.9 45 359 4.9 3.2 10.6
18 New York Giants 14 185 328 56.4 2097 12 3.7 12 3.7 7.3 6.4 13.0 149.8 76.5 37 302 5.7 4.9 10.1
19 Chicago Bears 14 182 377 48.3 2127 7 1.9 18 4.8 6.2 4.4 12.8 151.9 54.4 27 207 5.3 3.6 6.7
20 Houston Oilers 14 192 379 50.7 2142 12 3.2 26 6.9 6.4 4.0 12.7 153.0 53.0 32 289 5.2 2.9 7.8
21 Baltimore Colts 14 181 382 47.4 2190 10 2.6 30 7.9 6.7 3.7 14.1 156.4 45.4 47 359 5.1 2.4 11.0
22 Oakland Raiders 14 177 367 48.2 2222 17 4.6 26 7.1 6.8 4.6 14.1 158.7 56.6 35 281 5.5 3.5 8.7
23 Cincinnati Bengals 14 196 351 55.8 2227 14 4.0 16 4.6 7.0 5.7 12.5 159.1 72.0 25 226 5.9 4.8 6.6
24 Miami Dolphins 14 226 414 54.6 2233 10 2.4 15 3.6 5.8 4.6 10.6 159.5 64.6 20 160 5.1 4.1 4.6
25 Denver Broncos 14 235 426 55.2 2244 11 2.6 25 5.9 6.0 3.9 10.9 160.3 57.2 35 312 4.9 2.9 7.6
26 St. Louis Cardinals 14 198 375 52.8 2267 22 5.9 19 5.1 6.6 5.5 12.5 161.9 72.0 25 209 5.7 4.6 6.3
27 Seattle Seahawks 14 199 349 57.0 2333 19 5.4 25 7.2 7.1 4.9 12.4 166.6 67.3 18 131 6.4 4.3 4.9
28 New York Jets 14 215 377 57.0 2403 23 6.1 11 2.9 6.9 6.8 12.0 171.6 86.4 26 184 6.0 5.9 6.5
Avg Team 179.4 349.5 51.3 1986.4 13.9 4.0 20.1 5.7 69 6.5 4.7 12.7 141.9 57.8 34.1 284.8 5.18 3.5 8.9
League Total 5022 9786 51.3 55620 388 4.0 562 5.7 95 6.5 4.7 12.7 141.9 57.8 955 7974 5.18 3.5 8.9
Avg Tm/G 12.8 25.0 51.3 141.9 1.0 4.0 1.4 5.7 6.5 4.7 12.7 141.9 57.8 2.4 20.3 5.18 3.5 8.9

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Denver Broncos 14 470 1531 5 3.3 109.4
2 New England Patriots 14 452 1605 8 3.6 114.6
3 Dallas Cowboys 14 457 1651 9 3.6 117.9
4 Los Angeles Rams 14 462 1698 7 3.7 121.3
5 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 493 1723 9 3.5 123.1
6 Miami Dolphins 14 467 1749 12 3.7 124.9
7 Oakland Raiders 14 408 1754 7 4.3 125.3
8 New York Giants 14 519 1773 16 3.4 126.6
9 Baltimore Colts 14 423 1798 11 4.3 128.4
10 Houston Oilers 14 522 1815 11 3.5 129.6
11 Atlanta Falcons 14 504 1858 5 3.7 132.7
12 San Francisco 49ers 14 551 1869 16 3.4 133.5
13 Cincinnati Bengals 14 525 1897 15 3.6 135.5
14 Detroit Lions 14 521 1905 13 3.7 136.1
15 Philadelphia Eagles 14 521 1917 10 3.7 136.9
16 San Diego Chargers 14 508 1927 11 3.8 137.6
17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 581 2031 13 3.5 145.1
18 Washington Redskins 14 537 2039 8 3.8 145.6
19 Cleveland Browns 14 524 2098 14 4.0 149.9
20 Chicago Bears 14 544 2158 14 4.0 154.1
21 Minnesota Vikings 14 548 2218 11 4.0 158.4
22 St. Louis Cardinals 14 514 2237 11 4.4 159.8
23 New York Jets 14 575 2245 14 3.9 160.4
24 Green Bay Packers 14 582 2314 16 4.0 165.3
25 Buffalo Bills 14 589 2405 21 4.1 171.8
26 Seattle Seahawks 14 596 2485 21 4.2 177.5
27 New Orleans Saints 14 623 2729 21 4.4 194.9
28 Kansas City Chiefs 14 634 2971 23 4.7 212.2
Avg Team 523.2 2014.3 12.6 54 3.8 143.9 29.1
League Total 14650 56400 352 84 3.8 143.9 815
Avg Tm/G 37.4 143.9 0.9 3.8 143.9 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 Miami Dolphins 14 29 267 0 9.2 59 1281 0 21.7
2 New England Patriots 14 33 270 0 8.2 52 1086 0 20.9
3 Houston Oilers 14 46 340 0 7.4 63 1331 0 21.1
4 Los Angeles Rams 14 29 116 0 4.0 53 1156 0 21.8
5 San Diego Chargers 14 40 378 0 9.5 47 952 0 20.3
6 Oakland Raiders 14 31 217 0 7.0 63 997 0 15.8
7 Cincinnati Bengals 14 38 260 0 6.8 48 1029 0 21.4
8 Green Bay Packers 14 53 311 0 5.9 39 786 0 20.2
9 Baltimore Colts 14 44 481 1 10.9 60 1514 2 25.2
10 Cleveland Browns 14 31 558 3 18.0 50 986 0 19.7
11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 71 469 0 6.6 33 699 0 21.2
12 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 34 380 1 11.2 48 1080 0 22.5
13 Denver Broncos 14 55 397 0 7.2 50 1084 0 21.7
14 Buffalo Bills 14 42 604 0 14.4 40 814 1 20.4
15 Atlanta Falcons 14 58 519 0 8.9 43 1021 1 23.7
16 Philadelphia Eagles 14 45 244 0 5.4 46 940 0 20.4
17 San Francisco 49ers 14 47 444 0 9.4 48 1025 1 21.4
18 Kansas City Chiefs 14 50 703 0 14.1 44 958 1 21.8
19 New York Jets 14 46 448 0 9.7 45 946 1 21.0
20 St. Louis Cardinals 14 33 157 0 4.8 55 1104 0 20.1
21 New York Giants 14 67 680 0 10.1 35 895 1 25.6
22 New Orleans Saints 14 51 604 2 11.8 45 1075 0 23.9
23 Detroit Lions 14 62 535 1 8.6 33 741 0 22.5
24 Minnesota Vikings 14 42 507 1 12.1 48 999 2 20.8
25 Seattle Seahawks 14 42 389 0 9.3 50 1240 0 24.8
26 Chicago Bears 14 42 216 0 5.1 52 1010 1 19.4
27 Washington Redskins 14 50 228 0 4.6 54 1033 0 19.1
28 Dallas Cowboys 14 36 280 1 7.8 71 1614 0 22.7
Avg Team 44.5 392.9 0.4 52 8.8 49.1 1049.9 0.4 59 21.4 5443.5
League Total 1247 11002 10 91 8.8 1374 29396 11 101 21.4 152418
Avg Tm/G 3.2 28.1 0.0 8.8 3.5 75.0 0.0 21.4 388.8

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 Cleveland Browns 14 22 16 72.7% 32 27 84.4% 70 2639 37.7
2 Seattle Seahawks 14 31 23 74.2% 43 42 97.7% 54 1944 36.0
3 Buffalo Bills 14 21 14 66.7% 39 37 94.9% 73 2643 36.2
4 San Diego Chargers 14 13 8 61.5% 26 25 96.2% 76 3086 40.6
5 Miami Dolphins 14 20 12 60.0% 23 21 91.3% 67 2580 38.5
6 Green Bay Packers 14 23 11 47.8% 27 22 81.5% 76 2774 36.5
7 New England Patriots 14 21 13 61.9% 26 22 84.6% 78 3050 39.1
8 New York Jets 14 21 10 47.6% 39 34 87.2% 73 2789 38.2
9 Cincinnati Bengals 14 18 11 61.1% 29 26 89.7% 75 2820 37.6
10 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 21 14 66.7% 29 27 93.1% 79 3184 40.3
11 St. Louis Cardinals 14 26 17 65.4% 34 32 94.1% 72 2844 39.5
12 San Francisco 49ers 14 22 13 59.1% 32 29 90.6% 86 3225 37.5
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 27 14 51.9% 26 23 88.5% 84 3352 39.9
14 Oakland Raiders 14 19 11 57.9% 29 23 79.3% 74 2782 37.6
15 Minnesota Vikings 14 17 7 41.2% 29 26 89.7% 92 3514 38.2
16 New Orleans Saints 14 24 15 62.5% 42 39 92.9% 75 2910 38.8
17 Kansas City Chiefs 14 28 20 71.4% 42 37 88.1% 63 2583 41.0
18 Los Angeles Rams 14 18 7 38.9% 18 17 94.4% 89 3444 38.7
19 Philadelphia Eagles 14 26 11 42.3% 25 24 96.0% 91 3522 38.7
20 Chicago Bears 14 29 21 72.4% 26 26 100.0% 93 3636 39.1
21 Houston Oilers 14 22 16 72.7% 26 24 92.3% 77 3142 40.8
22 Detroit Lions 14 24 12 50.0% 31 28 90.3% 87 3436 39.5
23 New York Giants 14 22 12 54.5% 33 31 93.9% 88 3423 38.9
24 Denver Broncos 14 22 8 36.4% 18 16 88.9% 95 3867 40.7
25 Baltimore Colts 14 21 11 52.4% 27 24 88.9% 81 2932 36.2
26 Washington Redskins 14 29 14 48.3% 21 21 100.0% 95 3477 36.6
27 Dallas Cowboys 14 15 10 66.7% 26 26 100.0% 103 3821 37.1
28 Atlanta Falcons 14 16 9 56.3% 15 12 80.0% 101 3666 36.3
Avg Team 0.6 0.5 5.9 4.7 6.9 4.3 7.0 3.1 1.6 0.3 22.1 12.9 58.3% 28.8 26.5 91.9% 81.0 3153.1 61 1.1 38.9
League Total 16 13 166 131 194 121 197 87 44 8 618 360 58.3% 806 741 91.9% 2267 88286 75 31 38.9
Avg Tm/G 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.1 1.6 0.9 58.3% 2.1 1.9 91.9% 5.8 225.2 0.1 38.9

Scoring Defense

Rk Tm G RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 13 10 3 23 14 1 223 15.9
2 Green Bay Packers 14 16 10 1 22 11 1 219 15.6
3 Buffalo Bills 14 21 17 1 37 14 313 22.4
4 Atlanta Falcons 14 5 9 1 12 9 129 9.2
5 New York Giants 14 16 12 1 2 2 31 12 265 18.9
6 Detroit Lions 14 13 14 1 2 1 28 12 1 252 18.0
7 New York Jets 14 14 23 1 1 34 10 1 300 21.4
8 Washington Redskins 14 8 12 1 21 14 189 13.5
9 Philadelphia Eagles 14 10 14 24 11 207 14.8
10 San Francisco 49ers 14 16 14 1 1 29 13 260 18.6
11 San Diego Chargers 14 11 14 1 25 8 205 14.6
12 Kansas City Chiefs 14 23 15 1 3 37 20 349 24.9
13 Minnesota Vikings 14 11 15 1 2 1 26 7 227 16.2
14 New Orleans Saints 14 21 15 2 1 3 39 15 336 24.0
15 Cincinnati Bengals 14 15 14 26 11 1 235 16.8
16 Chicago Bears 14 14 7 1 3 1 26 21 1 253 18.1
17 Cleveland Browns 14 14 15 3 27 16 267 19.1
18 St. Louis Cardinals 14 11 22 1 32 17 287 20.5
19 Denver Broncos 14 5 11 2 16 8 148 10.6
20 New England Patriots 14 8 16 2 22 13 217 15.5
21 Seattle Seahawks 14 21 19 3 42 23 2 373 26.6
22 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 9 16 1 2 1 27 14 243 17.4
23 Baltimore Colts 14 11 10 1 2 1 24 11 1 221 15.8
24 Houston Oilers 14 11 12 2 1 24 16 1 230 16.4
25 Los Angeles Rams 14 7 11 17 7 146 10.4
26 Miami Dolphins 14 12 10 1 21 12 1 197 14.1
27 Dallas Cowboys 14 9 14 1 2 26 10 212 15.1
28 Oakland Raiders 14 7 17 3 2 23 11 230 16.4
Avg Team 12.6 13.9 0.4 0.4 0.6 1.0 0.3 26.5 12.9 0.4 240.5 17.2
League Total 352 388 10 11 18 28 8 741 360 11 6733
Avg Tm/G 0.9 1.0 0.1 1.9 0.9 17.2