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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 Philadelphia Eagles 16 222 4443 1032 4.3 35 10 26 270 265 543 2825 16 25 4.8 157 445 1618 8 3.6 87
2 Houston Oilers 16 251 4612 932 4.9 39 13 18 259 246 454 2801 16 26 5.7 147 444 1811 8 4.1 94
3 Buffalo Bills 16 260 4101 952 4.3 44 20 22 251 240 433 2282 15 24 4.9 120 486 1819 14 3.7 109
4 Chicago Bears 16 264 4907 1003 4.9 31 14 25 285 238 451 2892 20 17 5.8 149 506 2015 10 4.0 111
5 Atlanta Falcons 16 272 5264 1051 5.0 42 16 23 298 333 564 3594 24 26 5.9 175 441 1670 8 3.8 100
6 Detroit Lions 16 272 4533 955 4.7 34 11 22 265 256 462 2934 14 23 5.8 143 449 1599 9 3.6 100
7 Los Angeles Rams 16 289 4546 1011 4.5 42 17 28 281 245 510 2601 23 25 4.6 141 445 1945 13 4.4 112
8 Washington Redskins 16 293 4695 1020 4.6 45 12 27 298 187 392 2171 17 33 5.0 127 585 2524 16 4.3 144
9 Miami Dolphins 16 305 5224 1062 4.9 45 17 17 309 290 505 3206 21 28 6.0 185 530 2018 13 3.8 107
10 Oakland Raiders 16 306 5038 1079 4.7 52 17 30 319 296 524 3312 17 35 5.7 181 501 1726 19 3.4 108
11 Minnesota Vikings 16 308 5856 1060 5.5 38 14 25 330 283 499 3400 24 24 6.4 170 531 2456 15 4.6 135
12 Cleveland Browns 16 310 5626 1053 5.3 32 10 38 340 336 536 3865 23 22 6.8 197 485 1761 12 3.6 105
13 Dallas Cowboys 16 311 5279 996 5.3 47 20 28 286 231 484 3210 21 27 6.1 160 469 2069 15 4.4 98
14 Cincinnati Bengals 16 312 4804 995 4.8 42 22 21 286 284 491 3124 22 20 5.9 154 469 1680 13 3.6 111
15 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 313 5134 1036 5.0 40 14 30 302 280 532 3372 25 26 6.1 171 486 1762 9 3.6 101
16 Denver Broncos 16 323 5245 1041 5.0 28 12 20 303 270 448 3125 20 16 6.4 158 554 2120 10 3.8 125
17 New England Patriots 16 325 4762 984 4.8 34 10 11 270 266 458 2886 28 24 5.7 141 482 1876 12 3.9 118
18 San Diego Chargers 16 327 4691 1057 4.4 38 18 27 284 300 519 2849 18 20 4.9 156 478 1842 18 3.9 101
19 Kansas City Chiefs 16 336 5315 1096 4.8 43 15 13 328 278 523 3109 25 28 5.6 179 536 2206 17 4.1 136
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 341 5405 1088 5.0 28 13 19 313 328 516 3304 17 15 6.1 168 548 2101 20 3.8 126
21 St. Louis Cardinals 16 350 5384 1116 4.8 34 14 20 311 287 531 3325 23 20 5.8 176 547 2059 17 3.8 115
22 Green Bay Packers 16 371 5782 1059 5.5 27 14 14 316 259 460 3383 19 13 6.8 166 565 2399 19 4.2 136
23 Baltimore Colts 16 387 5546 1080 5.1 34 17 34 338 260 476 3336 21 17 6.6 164 574 2210 20 3.9 140
24 New York Jets 16 395 5615 1080 5.2 32 9 23 348 337 544 3664 27 23 6.4 198 508 1951 20 3.8 127
25 Seattle Seahawks 16 408 5177 1038 5.0 34 11 25 301 267 462 3110 28 23 6.4 147 550 2067 17 3.8 129
26 San Francisco 49ers 16 415 5969 1082 5.5 34 17 19 341 327 495 3751 29 17 7.1 185 556 2218 20 4.0 137
27 New York Giants 16 425 5752 1060 5.4 41 23 20 336 255 448 3245 22 18 6.8 160 584 2507 31 4.3 156
28 New Orleans Saints 16 487 6218 1102 5.6 24 12 27 360 255 445 3112 31 12 6.6 155 630 3106 28 4.9 178
Avg Team 327.8 5175.8 1040.0 5.0 37.1 14.7 23.3 304.6 275.0 489.5 3135.3 21.6 22.4 6.0 161.8 513.7 2040.5 15.4 4.0 119.5
League Total 9178 144923 29120 5.0 1039 412 652 8528 7699 13705 87788 606 627 6.0 4530 14384 57135 431 4.0 3346
Avg Tm/G 20.5 323.5 65.0 5.0 2.3 0.9 1.5 19.0 17.2 30.6 196.0 1.4 1.4 6.0 10.1 32.1 127.5 1.0 4.0 7.5

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 Washington Redskins 16 187 392 47.7 2171 17 4.3 33 8.4 6.4 3.5 13.4 135.7 47.8 43 333 5.0 2.4 9.9
2 Buffalo Bills 16 240 433 55.4 2282 15 3.5 24 5.5 5.9 4.1 10.7 142.6 61.4 33 279 4.9 3.2 7.1
3 Los Angeles Rams 16 245 510 48.0 2601 23 4.5 25 4.9 6.1 4.8 12.6 162.6 62.0 56 496 4.6 3.4 9.9
4 Houston Oilers 16 246 454 54.2 2801 16 3.5 26 5.7 6.7 4.9 12.4 175.1 63.1 34 252 5.7 4.0 7.0
5 Philadelphia Eagles 16 265 543 48.8 2825 16 2.9 25 4.6 5.9 4.4 12.0 176.6 57.8 44 355 4.8 3.4 7.5
6 San Diego Chargers 16 300 519 57.8 2849 18 3.5 20 3.9 6.4 5.4 11.1 178.1 72.4 60 475 4.9 4.0 10.4
7 New England Patriots 16 266 458 58.1 2886 28 6.1 24 5.2 7.1 5.9 12.2 180.4 78.4 44 346 5.7 4.7 8.8
8 Chicago Bears 16 238 451 52.8 2892 20 4.4 17 3.8 7.3 6.4 13.7 180.8 75.4 46 379 5.8 5.1 9.3
9 Detroit Lions 16 256 462 55.4 2934 14 3.0 23 5.0 7.0 5.4 12.6 183.4 66.8 44 300 5.8 4.3 8.7
10 Kansas City Chiefs 16 278 523 53.2 3109 25 4.8 28 5.4 6.5 5.0 12.2 194.3 67.0 37 284 5.6 4.2 6.6
11 Seattle Seahawks 16 267 462 57.8 3110 28 6.1 23 5.0 7.1 6.1 12.3 194.4 79.3 26 170 6.4 5.4 5.3
12 New Orleans Saints 16 255 445 57.3 3112 31 7.0 12 2.7 7.5 7.7 13.1 194.5 93.1 27 229 6.6 6.8 5.7
13 Cincinnati Bengals 16 284 491 57.8 3124 22 4.5 20 4.1 7.0 6.0 12.1 195.3 77.3 35 302 5.9 5.1 6.7
14 Denver Broncos 16 270 448 60.3 3125 20 4.5 16 3.6 7.7 7.0 12.8 195.3 84.4 39 324 6.4 5.8 8.0
15 Miami Dolphins 16 290 505 57.4 3206 21 4.2 28 5.5 6.8 5.1 11.9 200.4 69.1 27 233 6.0 4.4 5.1
16 Dallas Cowboys 16 231 484 47.7 3210 21 4.3 27 5.6 7.4 5.7 15.4 200.6 63.8 43 358 6.1 4.6 8.2
17 New York Giants 16 255 448 56.9 3245 22 4.9 18 4.0 7.7 6.9 13.6 202.8 81.4 28 224 6.8 6.0 5.9
18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 328 516 63.6 3304 17 3.3 15 2.9 6.7 6.1 10.6 206.5 82.0 24 173 6.1 5.5 4.4
19 Oakland Raiders 16 296 524 56.5 3312 17 3.2 35 6.7 7.1 4.8 12.6 207.0 61.8 54 419 5.7 3.6 9.3
20 St. Louis Cardinals 16 287 531 54.0 3325 23 4.3 20 3.8 6.8 6.0 12.6 207.8 74.2 38 291 5.8 5.1 6.7
21 Baltimore Colts 16 260 476 54.6 3336 21 4.4 17 3.6 7.5 6.8 13.8 208.5 78.7 30 240 6.6 5.9 5.9
22 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 280 532 52.6 3372 25 4.7 26 4.9 6.6 5.4 12.6 210.8 68.8 18 145 6.1 4.9 3.3
23 Green Bay Packers 16 259 460 56.3 3383 19 4.1 13 2.8 7.9 7.4 14.0 211.4 83.8 34 234 6.8 6.4 6.9
24 Minnesota Vikings 16 283 499 56.7 3400 24 4.8 24 4.8 7.3 6.1 12.9 212.5 75.8 30 244 6.4 5.3 5.7
25 Atlanta Falcons 16 333 564 59.0 3594 24 4.3 26 4.6 7.1 5.9 12.0 224.6 75.7 46 396 5.9 4.8 7.5
26 New York Jets 16 337 544 61.9 3664 27 5.0 23 4.2 7.2 6.3 11.6 229.0 82.5 28 235 6.4 5.5 4.9
27 San Francisco 49ers 16 327 495 66.1 3751 29 5.9 17 3.4 8.0 7.6 12.1 234.4 95.7 31 207 7.1 6.8 5.9
28 Cleveland Browns 16 336 536 62.7 3865 23 4.3 22 4.1 7.6 6.6 12.2 241.6 83.3 32 224 6.8 5.9 5.6
Avg Team 275.0 489.5 56.2 3135.3 21.6 4.4 22.4 4.6 68 7.0 5.8 12.5 196.0 71.3 36.8 291.0 5.96 4.9 7.0
League Total 7699 13705 56.2 87788 606 4.4 627 4.6 93 7.0 5.8 12.5 196.0 71.3 1031 8147 5.96 4.9 7.0
Avg Tm/G 17.2 30.6 56.2 196.0 1.4 4.4 1.4 4.6 7.0 5.8 12.5 196.0 71.3 2.3 18.2 5.96 4.9 7.0

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Detroit Lions 16 449 1599 9 3.6 99.9
2 Philadelphia Eagles 16 445 1618 8 3.6 101.1
3 Atlanta Falcons 16 441 1670 8 3.8 104.4
4 Cincinnati Bengals 16 469 1680 13 3.6 105.0
5 Oakland Raiders 16 501 1726 19 3.4 107.9
6 Cleveland Browns 16 485 1761 12 3.6 110.1
7 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 486 1762 9 3.6 110.1
8 Houston Oilers 16 444 1811 8 4.1 113.2
9 Buffalo Bills 16 486 1819 14 3.7 113.7
10 San Diego Chargers 16 478 1842 18 3.9 115.1
11 New England Patriots 16 482 1876 12 3.9 117.3
12 Los Angeles Rams 16 445 1945 13 4.4 121.6
13 New York Jets 16 508 1951 20 3.8 121.9
14 Chicago Bears 16 506 2015 10 4.0 125.9
15 Miami Dolphins 16 530 2018 13 3.8 126.1
16 St. Louis Cardinals 16 547 2059 17 3.8 128.7
17 Seattle Seahawks 16 550 2067 17 3.8 129.2
18 Dallas Cowboys 16 469 2069 15 4.4 129.3
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 548 2101 20 3.8 131.3
20 Denver Broncos 16 554 2120 10 3.8 132.5
21 Kansas City Chiefs 16 536 2206 17 4.1 137.9
22 Baltimore Colts 16 574 2210 20 3.9 138.1
23 San Francisco 49ers 16 556 2218 20 4.0 138.6
24 Green Bay Packers 16 565 2399 19 4.2 149.9
25 Minnesota Vikings 16 531 2456 15 4.6 153.5
26 New York Giants 16 584 2507 31 4.3 156.7
27 Washington Redskins 16 585 2524 16 4.3 157.8
28 New Orleans Saints 16 630 3106 28 4.9 194.1
Avg Team 513.7 2040.5 15.4 49 4.0 127.5 30.5
League Total 14384 57135 431 89 4.0 127.5 855
Avg Tm/G 32.1 127.5 1.0 4.0 127.5 1.9

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 Buffalo Bills 16 34 204 0 6.0 52 1051 0 20.2
2 Miami Dolphins 16 42 339 0 8.1 53 1210 0 22.8
3 Baltimore Colts 16 49 357 1 7.3 54 1062 1 19.7
4 Chicago Bears 16 46 415 0 9.0 58 1251 0 21.6
5 Minnesota Vikings 16 42 259 0 6.2 62 1048 0 16.9
6 Cleveland Browns 16 38 245 0 6.4 71 1018 0 14.3
7 Los Angeles Rams 16 42 353 0 8.4 78 1553 0 19.9
8 Houston Oilers 16 40 394 0 9.9 68 1265 0 18.6
9 Kansas City Chiefs 16 44 289 0 6.6 61 1253 0 20.5
10 San Diego Chargers 16 43 359 0 8.3 75 1617 0 21.6
11 Denver Broncos 16 52 443 1 8.5 55 1187 0 21.6
12 Washington Redskins 16 52 351 0 6.8 60 1102 1 18.4
13 Atlanta Falcons 16 36 240 0 6.7 73 1579 0 21.6
14 Cincinnati Bengals 16 46 478 0 10.4 57 1180 1 20.7
15 New York Jets 16 46 369 1 8.0 54 1207 0 22.4
16 New York Giants 16 58 506 0 8.7 52 1047 1 20.1
17 Green Bay Packers 16 50 342 0 6.8 52 902 0 17.3
18 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 34 217 0 6.4 68 1339 0 19.7
19 New Orleans Saints 16 48 490 1 10.2 58 1159 0 20.0
20 Oakland Raiders 16 34 268 0 7.9 66 1315 0 19.9
21 Detroit Lions 16 38 300 1 7.9 64 1289 3 20.1
22 Dallas Cowboys 16 32 215 0 6.7 73 1568 0 21.5
23 Seattle Seahawks 16 42 476 0 11.3 64 1223 0 19.1
24 St. Louis Cardinals 16 62 645 1 10.4 57 1142 0 20.0
25 New England Patriots 16 28 237 0 8.5 89 1649 0 18.5
26 Philadelphia Eagles 16 35 224 0 6.4 70 1307 0 18.7
27 San Francisco 49ers 16 48 530 0 11.0 58 1203 0 20.7
28 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 54 529 1 9.8 62 1417 1 22.9
Avg Team 43.4 359.8 0.3 40 8.3 63.0 1255.1 0.3 61 19.9 7081.7
League Total 1215 10074 7 75 8.3 1764 35143 8 101 19.9 198287
Avg Tm/G 2.7 22.5 0.0 8.3 3.9 78.4 0.0 19.9 442.6

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 Houston Oilers 16 29 21 72.4% 27 26 96.3% 78 3190 40.9
2 New York Jets 16 24 13 54.2% 51 50 98.0% 63 2514 39.9
3 Miami Dolphins 16 25 18 72.0% 36 33 91.7% 72 2686 37.3
4 Seattle Seahawks 16 33 25 75.8% 47 45 95.7% 66 2653 40.2
5 Chicago Bears 16 27 14 51.9% 31 30 96.8% 82 3198 39.0
6 San Francisco 49ers 16 26 17 65.4% 52 50 96.2% 67 2566 38.3
7 Green Bay Packers 16 27 25 92.6% 43 36 83.7% 83 3245 39.1
8 Cleveland Browns 16 29 18 62.1% 37 32 86.5% 63 2356 37.4
9 Buffalo Bills 16 20 15 75.0% 31 29 93.5% 82 3223 39.3
10 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 29 19 65.5% 37 34 91.9% 73 2971 40.7
11 Denver Broncos 16 40 29 72.5% 34 32 94.1% 70 2912 41.6
12 Cincinnati Bengals 16 27 16 59.3% 38 36 94.7% 72 2772 38.5
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 33 20 60.6% 40 39 97.5% 89 3738 42.0
14 Minnesota Vikings 16 20 12 60.0% 40 32 80.0% 71 2790 39.3
15 San Diego Chargers 16 34 16 47.1% 40 39 97.5% 86 3474 40.4
16 New York Giants 16 24 14 58.3% 55 51 92.7% 70 2821 40.3
17 New Orleans Saints 16 31 23 74.2% 60 56 93.3% 64 2464 38.5
18 New England Patriots 16 20 14 70.0% 40 39 97.5% 92 3763 40.9
19 Washington Redskins 16 17 13 76.5% 36 36 100.0% 84 3419 40.7
20 Kansas City Chiefs 16 30 15 50.0% 42 39 92.9% 66 2785 42.2
21 Dallas Cowboys 16 28 15 53.6% 38 38 100.0% 76 3306 43.5
22 Detroit Lions 16 21 16 76.2% 31 30 96.8% 93 3869 41.6
23 Oakland Raiders 16 24 14 58.3% 37 36 97.3% 87 3384 38.9
24 Baltimore Colts 16 30 20 66.7% 47 45 95.7% 72 2858 39.7
25 Atlanta Falcons 16 25 16 64.0% 32 30 93.8% 85 3510 41.3
26 Philadelphia Eagles 16 26 14 53.8% 26 24 92.3% 89 3676 41.3
27 Los Angeles Rams 16 20 9 45.0% 38 34 89.5% 90 3780 42.0
28 St. Louis Cardinals 16 33 17 51.5% 42 41 97.6% 89 3569 40.1
Avg Team 0.8 0.7 6.5 5.8 8.8 5.9 8.0 3.9 2.9 0.8 26.9 17.1 63.6% 39.2 37.2 95.0% 77.6 3149.9 61 0.6 40.6
League Total 21 20 181 161 245 165 225 108 80 23 752 478 63.6% 1097 1042 95.0% 2174 88198 77 17 40.6
Avg Tm/G 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.1 1.7 1.1 63.6% 2.4 2.3 95.0% 4.9 196.9 0.0 40.6

Scoring Defense

Rk Tm G RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Green Bay Packers 16 19 19 1 4 36 25 1 371 23.2
2 Cincinnati Bengals 16 13 22 1 2 36 16 312 19.5
3 New York Giants 16 31 22 1 1 51 14 1 425 26.6
4 Washington Redskins 16 16 17 1 1 1 36 13 1 293 18.3
5 Miami Dolphins 16 13 21 1 1 33 18 1 305 19.1
6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 20 17 1 1 1 39 20 1 341 21.3
7 Seattle Seahawks 16 17 28 2 45 25 3 408 25.5
8 New Orleans Saints 16 28 31 1 56 23 1 487 30.4
9 Houston Oilers 16 8 16 1 2 26 21 251 15.7
10 St. Louis Cardinals 16 17 23 1 1 41 17 350 21.9
11 New York Jets 16 20 27 1 1 50 13 395 24.7
12 Chicago Bears 16 10 20 1 30 14 264 16.5
13 Denver Broncos 16 10 20 1 1 2 32 29 323 20.2
14 Minnesota Vikings 16 15 24 1 32 12 308 19.3
15 Kansas City Chiefs 16 17 25 39 15 336 21.0
16 Buffalo Bills 16 14 15 1 1 29 15 260 16.3
17 San Francisco 49ers 16 20 29 1 2 50 17 1 415 25.9
18 Detroit Lions 16 9 14 1 3 3 1 30 16 1 272 17.0
19 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 9 25 1 2 34 19 313 19.6
20 Baltimore Colts 16 20 21 1 1 3 1 45 20 387 24.2
21 Cleveland Browns 16 12 23 2 32 18 1 310 19.4
22 Oakland Raiders 16 19 17 2 36 14 306 19.1
23 Philadelphia Eagles 16 8 16 1 1 24 14 222 13.9
24 Atlanta Falcons 16 8 24 30 16 1 272 17.0
25 San Diego Chargers 16 18 18 3 1 39 16 327 20.4
26 Los Angeles Rams 16 13 23 1 1 34 9 289 18.1
27 New England Patriots 16 12 28 39 14 2 325 20.3
28 Dallas Cowboys 16 15 21 1 1 38 15 311 19.4
Avg Team 15.4 21.6 0.3 0.3 0.8 1.1 0.3 37.2 17.1 0.5 327.8 20.5
League Total 431 606 7 8 22 30 8 1042 478 15 9178
Avg Tm/G 1.0 1.4 0.1 2.3 1.1 20.5