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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 16 250 5039 989 5.1 43 17 19 288 277 480 3002 19 26 5.7 147 460 2037 11 4.4 122
2 Detroit Lions 16 286 5216 1061 4.9 37 15 30 324 297 515 3112 21 22 5.6 161 503 2104 11 4.2 133
3 New England Patriots 16 289 5576 1102 5.1 36 19 25 326 277 514 3295 19 17 6.0 172 549 2281 9 4.2 129
4 San Francisco 49ers 16 293 5189 1032 5.0 42 18 23 302 322 526 3253 23 24 5.6 181 449 1936 10 4.3 98
5 Chicago Bears 16 301 5132 1023 5.0 38 17 19 286 249 490 3132 15 21 5.8 154 482 2000 20 4.1 113
6 Cincinnati Bengals 16 302 4327 973 4.4 39 16 24 276 288 502 2828 17 23 5.2 156 430 1499 16 3.5 96
7 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 303 4732 1006 4.7 45 17 27 278 238 447 2899 19 28 5.8 151 509 1833 14 3.6 100
8 Philadelphia Eagles 16 322 5447 1099 5.0 23 15 17 310 247 430 2792 20 8 6.0 149 633 2655 14 4.2 144
9 Denver Broncos 16 327 5609 1099 5.1 47 20 17 321 307 552 3671 18 27 6.2 185 509 1938 14 3.8 119
10 New York Jets 16 331 5301 1058 5.0 36 14 21 298 269 463 2923 22 22 5.7 151 547 2378 13 4.3 126
11 Washington Redskins 16 332 5264 970 5.4 61 27 18 290 301 570 3975 28 34 6.4 196 349 1289 9 3.7 76
12 New Orleans Saints 16 337 4691 1024 4.6 39 16 22 289 271 496 2691 20 23 4.9 159 472 2000 11 4.2 108
13 Los Angeles Raiders 16 338 4748 1024 4.6 36 16 29 285 282 531 3162 20 20 5.4 170 436 1586 13 3.6 86
14 Cleveland Browns 16 342 5142 1029 5.0 32 10 16 309 280 469 3077 22 22 6.1 155 528 2065 15 3.9 138
15 Los Angeles Rams 16 344 5392 1078 5.0 44 20 14 311 319 556 3611 18 24 6.1 179 489 1781 21 3.6 118
16 New York Giants 16 347 4994 1039 4.8 36 13 24 289 283 493 3261 26 23 6.1 167 502 1733 10 3.5 98
17 Minnesota Vikings 16 348 5487 1104 5.0 48 23 21 318 263 478 2903 23 25 5.5 150 579 2584 16 4.5 147
18 Buffalo Bills 16 351 5809 1078 5.4 31 18 36 332 286 480 3306 22 13 6.5 148 566 2503 14 4.4 148
19 Baltimore Colts 16 354 5640 1045 5.4 36 16 32 321 281 488 3522 31 20 6.7 166 516 2118 13 4.1 123
20 Dallas Cowboys 16 360 5427 1025 5.3 48 21 23 286 299 558 3928 27 27 6.4 181 410 1499 12 3.7 82
21 Kansas City Chiefs 16 367 5386 1089 4.9 51 21 25 319 261 500 3111 21 30 5.8 158 554 2275 18 4.1 136
22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 380 5397 1093 4.9 41 18 24 320 300 490 3315 15 23 6.2 172 561 2082 19 3.7 124
23 Atlanta Falcons 16 389 5826 1023 5.7 30 15 16 342 313 493 3517 28 15 6.7 187 499 2309 20 4.6 139
24 Seattle Seahawks 16 397 6029 1075 5.6 54 28 28 351 311 521 3831 33 26 6.8 195 511 2198 14 4.3 128
25 St. Louis Cardinals 16 428 5005 1021 4.9 48 20 18 286 290 519 3167 24 28 5.5 161 443 1838 23 4.1 107
26 Green Bay Packers 16 439 6403 1156 5.5 31 12 8 366 300 518 3762 20 19 6.7 187 597 2641 28 4.4 171
27 Houston Oilers 16 460 5632 1031 5.5 29 15 21 332 252 424 2845 26 14 6.3 150 576 2787 23 4.8 161
28 San Diego Chargers 16 462 5955 1127 5.3 33 17 23 347 330 544 3782 28 16 6.6 187 552 2173 26 3.9 137
Avg Team 349.3 5349.8 1052.6 5.1 39.8 17.6 22.1 310.8 285.5 501.7 3274.0 22.3 22.1 6.0 167.0 507.5 2075.8 15.6 4.1 121.7
League Total 9779 149795 29473 5.1 1114 494 620 8702 7993 14047 91673 625 620 6.0 4675 14211 58122 437 4.1 3407
Avg Tm/G 21.8 334.4 65.8 5.1 2.5 1.1 1.4 19.4 17.8 31.4 204.6 1.4 1.4 6.0 10.4 31.7 129.7 1.0 4.1 7.6

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 New Orleans Saints 16 271 496 54.6 2691 20 4.0 23 4.6 6.3 5.0 11.5 168.2 68.0 56 437 4.9 3.7 10.1
2 Philadelphia Eagles 16 247 430 57.4 2792 20 4.7 8 1.9 7.1 7.2 12.3 174.5 87.2 36 256 6.0 6.1 7.7
3 Cincinnati Bengals 16 288 502 57.4 2828 17 3.4 23 4.6 6.3 4.9 11.0 176.8 68.3 41 335 5.2 3.9 7.6
4 Houston Oilers 16 252 424 59.4 2845 26 6.1 14 3.3 7.3 7.0 12.3 177.8 88.7 31 250 6.3 6.0 6.8
5 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 238 447 53.2 2899 19 4.3 28 6.3 7.3 5.3 13.7 181.2 64.9 50 361 5.8 4.1 10.1
6 Minnesota Vikings 16 263 478 55.0 2903 23 4.8 25 5.2 6.8 5.4 12.3 181.4 70.3 47 326 5.5 4.3 9.0
7 New York Jets 16 269 463 58.1 2923 22 4.8 22 4.8 7.1 5.9 12.3 182.7 76.2 48 378 5.7 4.6 9.4
8 Miami Dolphins 16 277 480 57.7 3002 19 4.0 26 5.4 7.0 5.4 12.1 187.6 70.0 49 363 5.7 4.2 9.3
9 Cleveland Browns 16 280 469 59.7 3077 22 4.7 22 4.7 7.1 5.9 11.8 192.3 77.4 32 239 6.1 5.0 6.4
10 Kansas City Chiefs 16 261 500 52.2 3111 21 4.2 30 6.0 6.7 4.9 12.9 194.4 62.6 35 250 5.8 4.1 6.5
11 Detroit Lions 16 297 515 57.7 3112 21 4.1 22 4.3 6.6 5.5 11.5 194.5 73.5 43 289 5.6 4.6 7.7
12 Chicago Bears 16 249 490 50.8 3132 15 3.1 21 4.3 7.2 5.9 14.1 195.8 66.7 51 384 5.8 4.6 9.4
13 Los Angeles Raiders 16 282 531 53.1 3162 20 3.8 20 3.8 6.9 5.9 12.9 197.6 71.8 57 484 5.4 4.5 9.7
14 St. Louis Cardinals 16 290 519 55.9 3167 24 4.6 28 5.4 7.0 5.5 12.5 197.9 70.8 59 468 5.5 4.1 10.2
15 San Francisco 49ers 16 322 526 61.2 3253 23 4.4 24 4.6 7.0 5.9 11.5 203.3 78.0 57 448 5.6 4.5 9.8
16 New York Giants 16 283 493 57.4 3261 26 5.3 23 4.7 7.3 6.2 12.7 203.8 78.4 44 323 6.1 5.1 8.2
17 New England Patriots 16 277 514 53.9 3295 19 3.7 17 3.3 6.9 6.2 12.9 205.9 74.4 39 270 6.0 5.3 7.1
18 Buffalo Bills 16 286 480 59.6 3306 22 4.6 13 2.7 7.4 7.1 12.4 206.6 86.6 32 247 6.5 6.2 6.3
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 300 490 61.2 3315 15 3.1 23 4.7 7.4 5.9 12.1 207.2 74.6 42 309 6.2 4.8 7.9
20 Atlanta Falcons 16 313 493 63.5 3517 28 5.7 15 3.0 7.6 7.3 11.9 219.8 92.8 31 217 6.7 6.5 5.9
21 Baltimore Colts 16 281 488 57.6 3522 31 6.4 20 4.1 7.9 7.3 13.6 220.1 86.9 41 310 6.7 6.1 7.8
22 Los Angeles Rams 16 319 556 57.4 3611 18 3.2 24 4.3 7.0 5.7 12.1 225.7 71.7 33 258 6.1 4.9 5.6
23 Denver Broncos 16 307 552 55.6 3671 18 3.3 27 4.9 7.2 5.7 13.0 229.4 69.0 38 317 6.2 4.8 6.4
24 Green Bay Packers 16 300 518 57.9 3762 20 3.9 19 3.7 7.8 6.9 13.4 235.1 80.4 41 271 6.7 5.9 7.3
25 San Diego Chargers 16 330 544 60.7 3782 28 5.1 16 2.9 7.4 7.2 12.3 236.4 88.6 31 269 6.6 6.3 5.4
26 Seattle Seahawks 16 311 521 59.7 3831 33 6.3 26 5.0 8.0 7.0 13.4 239.4 85.6 43 351 6.8 5.9 7.6
27 Dallas Cowboys 16 299 558 53.6 3928 27 4.8 27 4.8 7.8 6.6 14.6 245.5 75.3 57 437 6.4 5.3 9.3
28 Washington Redskins 16 301 570 52.8 3975 28 4.9 34 6.0 7.7 6.0 14.5 248.4 69.6 51 402 6.4 4.8 8.2
Avg Team 285.5 501.7 56.9 3274.0 22.3 4.4 22.1 4.4 71 7.2 6.1 12.6 204.6 73.1 43.4 330.3 6.01 5.0 8.0
League Total 7993 14047 56.9 91673 625 4.4 620 4.4 99 7.2 6.1 12.6 204.6 73.1 1215 9249 6.01 5.0 8.0
Avg Tm/G 17.8 31.4 56.9 204.6 1.4 4.4 1.4 4.4 7.2 6.1 12.6 204.6 73.1 2.7 20.6 6.01 5.0 8.0

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Washington Redskins 16 349 1289 9 3.7 80.6
2 Cincinnati Bengals 16 430 1499 16 3.5 93.7
3 Dallas Cowboys 16 410 1499 12 3.7 93.7
4 Los Angeles Raiders 16 436 1586 13 3.6 99.1
5 New York Giants 16 502 1733 10 3.5 108.3
6 Los Angeles Rams 16 489 1781 21 3.6 111.3
7 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 509 1833 14 3.6 114.6
8 St. Louis Cardinals 16 443 1838 23 4.1 114.9
9 San Francisco 49ers 16 449 1936 10 4.3 121.0
10 Denver Broncos 16 509 1938 14 3.8 121.1
11 New Orleans Saints 16 472 2000 11 4.2 125.0
12 Chicago Bears 16 482 2000 20 4.1 125.0
13 Miami Dolphins 16 460 2037 11 4.4 127.3
14 Cleveland Browns 16 528 2065 15 3.9 129.1
15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 561 2082 19 3.7 130.1
16 Detroit Lions 16 503 2104 11 4.2 131.5
17 Baltimore Colts 16 516 2118 13 4.1 132.4
18 San Diego Chargers 16 552 2173 26 3.9 135.8
19 Seattle Seahawks 16 511 2198 14 4.3 137.4
20 Kansas City Chiefs 16 554 2275 18 4.1 142.2
21 New England Patriots 16 549 2281 9 4.2 142.6
22 Atlanta Falcons 16 499 2309 20 4.6 144.3
23 New York Jets 16 547 2378 13 4.3 148.6
24 Buffalo Bills 16 566 2503 14 4.4 156.4
25 Minnesota Vikings 16 579 2584 16 4.5 161.5
26 Green Bay Packers 16 597 2641 28 4.4 165.1
27 Philadelphia Eagles 16 633 2655 14 4.2 165.9
28 Houston Oilers 16 576 2787 23 4.8 174.2
Avg Team 507.5 2075.8 15.6 55 4.1 129.7 34.2
League Total 14211 58122 437 85 4.1 129.7 957
Avg Tm/G 31.7 129.7 1.0 4.1 129.7 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 San Francisco 49ers 16 38 278 0 7.3 78 1675 0 21.5
2 Minnesota Vikings 16 40 297 0 7.4 70 1392 0 19.9
3 Kansas City Chiefs 16 54 559 1 10.4 75 1528 0 20.4
4 Denver Broncos 16 55 524 0 9.5 46 824 0 17.9
5 New England Patriots 16 48 392 0 8.2 55 1082 0 19.7
6 Miami Dolphins 16 32 229 0 7.2 54 1024 0 19.0
7 Houston Oilers 16 47 354 0 7.5 61 1280 0 21.0
8 Cincinnati Bengals 16 41 310 0 7.6 68 1298 0 19.1
9 New York Jets 16 47 367 1 7.8 50 1063 0 21.3
10 Seattle Seahawks 16 36 185 0 5.1 59 952 0 16.1
11 Cleveland Browns 16 30 309 0 10.3 61 1155 1 18.9
12 New Orleans Saints 16 51 573 2 11.2 44 938 0 21.3
13 Baltimore Colts 16 55 642 1 11.7 61 1138 0 18.7
14 Los Angeles Rams 16 39 251 0 6.4 71 1325 0 18.7
15 San Diego Chargers 16 35 299 0 8.5 70 1426 0 20.4
16 Detroit Lions 16 39 302 0 7.7 71 1146 0 16.1
17 Philadelphia Eagles 16 57 511 0 9.0 45 804 0 17.9
18 Buffalo Bills 16 42 403 0 9.6 53 949 0 17.9
19 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 44 418 1 9.5 65 1507 1 23.2
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 59 603 1 10.2 50 1039 0 20.8
21 Washington Redskins 16 41 407 1 9.9 91 1772 0 19.5
22 Atlanta Falcons 16 34 179 0 5.3 60 1212 0 20.2
23 Chicago Bears 16 44 322 0 7.3 66 1229 0 18.6
24 Los Angeles Raiders 16 35 334 2 9.5 68 1227 0 18.0
25 Green Bay Packers 16 43 384 1 8.9 78 1429 0 18.3
26 Dallas Cowboys 16 53 588 1 11.1 78 1806 0 23.2
27 New York Giants 16 47 283 0 6.0 67 1296 0 19.3
28 St. Louis Cardinals 16 47 307 0 6.5 66 1300 1 19.7
Avg Team 44.0 378.9 0.4 50 8.6 63.6 1243.4 0.1 55 19.5 6972.2
League Total 1233 10610 12 97 8.6 1781 34816 3 97 19.5 195221
Avg Tm/G 2.8 23.7 0.0 8.6 4.0 77.7 0.0 19.5 435.8

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 San Diego Chargers 16 29 22 75.9% 56 54 96.4% 70 2779 39.7
2 Cincinnati Bengals 16 22 17 77.3% 36 35 97.2% 76 3215 42.3
3 Cleveland Browns 16 22 16 72.7% 42 40 95.2% 73 2956 40.5
4 Houston Oilers 16 36 29 80.6% 53 49 92.5% 65 2568 39.5
5 Atlanta Falcons 16 26 17 65.4% 49 44 89.8% 67 2814 42.0
6 Philadelphia Eagles 16 37 28 75.7% 34 34 100.0% 80 3024 37.8
7 New England Patriots 16 31 24 77.4% 30 29 96.7% 78 3276 42.0
8 New Orleans Saints 16 34 20 58.8% 39 37 94.9% 83 3469 41.8
9 Detroit Lions 16 26 18 69.2% 33 32 97.0% 79 3168 40.1
10 New York Jets 16 28 20 71.4% 39 35 89.7% 85 3493 41.1
11 Denver Broncos 16 33 25 75.8% 36 34 94.4% 77 3403 44.2
12 San Francisco 49ers 16 27 17 63.0% 35 32 91.4% 74 2990 40.4
13 Green Bay Packers 16 29 19 65.5% 54 50 92.6% 78 3050 39.1
14 Los Angeles Rams 16 28 17 60.7% 42 39 92.9% 83 3461 41.7
15 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 20 15 75.0% 37 36 97.3% 88 3617 41.1
16 Baltimore Colts 16 23 14 60.9% 45 42 93.3% 80 3328 41.6
17 New York Giants 16 32 22 68.8% 40 39 97.5% 99 3881 39.2
18 Miami Dolphins 16 15 9 60.0% 32 31 96.9% 90 3672 40.8
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 34 28 82.4% 42 40 95.2% 79 3215 40.7
20 Buffalo Bills 16 39 26 66.7% 39 39 100.0% 78 3346 42.9
21 Seattle Seahawks 16 26 20 76.9% 48 43 89.6% 68 2754 40.5
22 Chicago Bears 16 23 17 73.9% 36 34 94.4% 99 3821 38.6
23 Minnesota Vikings 16 27 18 66.7% 42 40 95.2% 77 3026 39.3
24 Los Angeles Raiders 16 25 19 76.0% 40 39 97.5% 100 4060 40.6
25 St. Louis Cardinals 16 15 12 80.0% 56 54 96.4% 88 3546 40.3
26 Kansas City Chiefs 16 26 20 76.9% 44 43 97.7% 85 3502 41.2
27 Dallas Cowboys 16 30 22 73.3% 42 42 100.0% 84 3511 41.8
28 Washington Redskins 16 28 20 71.4% 39 38 97.4% 66 2746 41.6
Avg Team 0.8 0.8 7.2 6.5 8.5 6.5 8.5 5.0 2.5 1.0 27.5 19.7 71.5% 41.4 39.4 95.2% 80.3 3296.5 61 0.5 41.0
League Total 23 22 201 182 239 181 237 139 71 27 771 551 71.5% 1160 1104 95.2% 2249 92302 70 15 41.0
Avg Tm/G 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.1 1.7 1.2 71.5% 2.6 2.5 95.2% 5.0 206.0 0.0 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 Philadelphia Eagles 16 14 20 34 28 322 20.1
2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 19 15 1 3 4 40 28 2 380 23.8
3 Baltimore Colts 16 13 31 1 42 14 354 22.1
4 New York Giants 16 10 26 2 2 39 22 1 347 21.7
5 New England Patriots 16 9 19 2 1 29 24 1 289 18.1
6 Buffalo Bills 16 14 22 1 2 39 26 351 21.9
7 Houston Oilers 16 23 26 3 2 49 29 460 28.8
8 Denver Broncos 16 14 18 1 3 34 25 1 327 20.4
9 Chicago Bears 16 20 15 1 34 17 301 18.8
10 New York Jets 16 13 22 1 3 35 20 1 331 20.7
11 Minnesota Vikings 16 16 23 1 2 40 18 1 348 21.8
12 New Orleans Saints 16 11 20 2 5 37 20 3 337 21.1
13 Cincinnati Bengals 16 16 17 1 2 35 17 302 18.9
14 Detroit Lions 16 11 21 1 32 18 1 286 17.9
15 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 14 19 1 1 2 36 15 303 18.9
16 Cleveland Browns 16 15 22 1 1 3 40 16 1 342 21.4
17 San Diego Chargers 16 26 28 1 2 54 22 462 28.9
18 Los Angeles Rams 16 21 18 2 39 17 1 344 21.5
19 Atlanta Falcons 16 20 28 1 44 17 389 24.3
20 St. Louis Cardinals 16 23 24 1 3 5 54 12 1 428 26.8
21 Kansas City Chiefs 16 18 21 1 2 2 43 20 367 22.9
22 Miami Dolphins 16 11 19 1 1 31 9 250 15.6
23 Seattle Seahawks 16 14 33 1 43 20 3 397 24.8
24 Green Bay Packers 16 28 20 1 2 4 50 19 1 439 27.4
25 San Francisco 49ers 16 10 23 1 1 32 17 293 18.3
26 Los Angeles Raiders 16 13 20 2 5 39 19 1 338 21.1
27 Dallas Cowboys 16 12 27 1 1 42 22 360 22.5
28 Washington Redskins 16 9 28 1 1 38 20 332 20.8
Avg Team 15.6 22.3 0.4 0.1 1.2 1.8 0.1 39.4 19.7 0.7 349.3 21.8
League Total 437 625 12 3 34 49 4 1104 551 19 9779
Avg Tm/G 1.0 1.4 0.1 0.1 2.5 1.2 21.8