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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 San Francisco 49ers 16 227 5176 1029 5.0 38 13 28 302 298 546 3381 14 25 5.7 173 432 1795 10 4.2 101
2 Denver Broncos 16 241 5687 1123 5.1 55 24 15 311 346 631 4023 16 31 5.8 206 435 1664 10 3.8 90
3 Chicago Bears 16 248 3863 885 4.4 34 13 22 216 198 435 2486 14 21 4.9 122 378 1377 10 3.6 72
4 Los Angeles Raiders 16 278 4644 1089 4.3 34 14 43 297 254 508 2752 19 20 4.8 147 517 1892 12 3.7 107
5 Seattle Seahawks 16 282 4963 1051 4.7 63 25 29 288 265 521 3174 18 38 5.5 160 475 1789 11 3.8 99
6 Cleveland Browns 16 297 4641 995 4.7 35 15 22 270 261 458 2696 15 20 5.4 145 494 1945 10 3.9 103
7 Miami Dolphins 16 298 5420 1051 5.2 36 12 12 314 310 551 3265 22 24 5.5 172 458 2155 16 4.7 130
8 New York Giants 16 301 5193 1051 4.9 35 16 15 296 288 529 3375 20 19 5.8 174 474 1818 10 3.8 107
9 Dallas Cowboys 16 308 5036 1094 4.6 44 16 22 283 250 527 2810 23 28 4.8 155 510 2226 8 4.4 106
10 Green Bay Packers 16 309 5291 1140 4.6 42 15 21 323 315 551 3146 16 27 5.3 166 545 2145 14 3.9 136
11 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 310 4916 1016 4.8 42 11 28 282 299 515 3299 19 31 5.9 167 454 1617 12 3.6 87
12 Washington Redskins 16 310 5361 1031 5.2 43 22 22 307 318 575 3772 25 21 5.9 194 390 1589 13 4.1 91
13 Los Angeles Rams 16 316 5266 1058 5.0 39 22 22 309 346 566 3666 18 17 6.0 179 449 1600 15 3.6 108
14 Philadelphia Eagles 16 320 5239 1108 4.7 31 11 13 307 262 492 3050 22 20 5.5 171 556 2189 12 3.9 123
15 Kansas City Chiefs 16 324 5625 1159 4.9 41 11 22 335 332 586 3645 19 30 5.7 192 523 1980 10 3.8 121
16 Cincinnati Bengals 16 339 5259 1034 5.1 40 15 16 322 302 517 3391 15 25 6.1 191 477 1868 21 3.9 115
17 St. Louis Cardinals 16 345 5094 991 5.1 33 12 27 292 251 494 3171 26 21 5.8 157 442 1923 11 4.4 108
18 New England Patriots 16 352 5100 1066 4.8 25 8 20 311 283 513 3214 25 17 5.7 182 498 1886 11 3.8 109
19 New Orleans Saints 16 361 4914 1026 4.8 23 10 22 298 239 422 2453 23 13 5.1 142 549 2461 13 4.5 134
20 New York Jets 16 364 5566 1052 5.3 33 18 26 341 312 511 3502 24 15 6.3 198 497 2064 16 4.2 117
21 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 380 5474 1033 5.3 32 14 15 311 286 490 3241 20 18 6.2 157 511 2233 27 4.4 139
22 Atlanta Falcons 16 382 5279 1019 5.2 32 20 24 317 262 443 3126 27 12 6.5 162 538 2153 16 4.0 131
23 Detroit Lions 16 408 5319 1022 5.2 25 11 31 328 288 466 3511 27 14 7.0 177 519 1808 17 3.5 120
24 San Diego Chargers 16 413 5936 1021 5.8 36 17 24 322 323 531 4085 27 19 7.2 189 457 1851 23 4.1 109
25 Indianapolis Colts 16 414 5577 1116 5.0 31 13 25 343 298 515 3570 31 18 6.4 194 559 2007 16 3.6 124
26 Houston Oilers 16 437 5968 1075 5.6 24 11 19 345 271 447 3179 23 13 6.6 168 596 2789 27 4.7 158
27 Buffalo Bills 16 454 5582 1052 5.3 37 21 25 345 300 495 3476 32 16 6.7 186 531 2106 19 4.0 134
28 Minnesota Vikings 16 484 6352 1062 6.0 29 18 16 342 319 490 3779 35 11 7.3 182 547 2573 20 4.7 144
Avg Team 339.4 5276.5 1051.8 5.0 36.1 15.3 22.4 309.2 288.4 511.6 3294.2 22.0 20.9 5.9 171.7 493.3 1982.3 14.6 4.0 115.1
League Total 9502 147741 29449 5.0 1012 428 626 8657 8076 14325 92238 615 584 5.9 4808 13811 55503 410 4.0 3223
Avg Tm/G 21.2 329.8 65.7 5.0 2.3 1.0 1.4 19.3 18.0 32.0 205.9 1.4 1.3 5.9 10.7 30.8 123.9 0.9 4.0 7.2

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 New Orleans Saints 16 239 422 56.6 2453 23 5.5 13 3.1 6.8 6.5 12.0 153.3 83.0 55 420 5.1 4.9 11.5
2 Chicago Bears 16 198 435 45.5 2486 14 3.2 21 4.8 7.1 5.5 15.5 155.4 60.0 72 583 4.9 3.6 14.2
3 Cleveland Browns 16 261 458 57.0 2696 15 3.3 20 4.4 6.7 5.3 11.7 168.5 70.0 43 353 5.4 4.2 8.6
4 Los Angeles Raiders 16 254 508 50.0 2752 19 3.7 20 3.9 6.4 5.4 12.9 172.0 66.6 64 516 4.8 3.9 11.2
5 Dallas Cowboys 16 250 527 47.4 2810 23 4.4 28 5.3 6.1 4.6 12.8 175.6 59.3 57 390 4.8 3.4 9.8
6 Philadelphia Eagles 16 262 492 53.3 3050 22 4.5 20 4.1 7.1 6.2 13.4 190.6 74.1 60 456 5.5 4.7 10.9
7 Atlanta Falcons 16 262 443 59.1 3126 27 6.1 12 2.7 7.7 7.7 13.0 195.4 92.5 38 287 6.5 6.5 7.9
8 Green Bay Packers 16 315 551 57.2 3146 16 2.9 27 4.9 6.3 4.7 11.0 196.6 65.2 44 324 5.3 3.8 7.4
9 St. Louis Cardinals 16 251 494 50.8 3171 26 5.3 21 4.3 7.2 6.4 14.2 198.2 74.4 55 403 5.8 5.0 10.0
10 Seattle Seahawks 16 265 521 50.9 3174 18 3.5 38 7.3 6.9 4.3 13.5 198.4 54.2 55 398 5.5 3.2 9.5
11 Houston Oilers 16 271 447 60.6 3179 23 5.1 13 2.9 7.7 7.4 12.7 198.7 89.8 32 267 6.6 6.4 6.7
12 New England Patriots 16 283 513 55.2 3214 25 4.9 17 3.3 7.1 6.6 13.0 200.9 80.3 55 452 5.7 5.2 9.7
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 286 490 58.4 3241 20 4.1 18 3.7 7.1 6.3 12.2 202.6 78.6 32 239 6.2 5.4 6.1
14 Miami Dolphins 16 310 551 56.3 3265 22 4.0 24 4.4 6.5 5.4 11.6 204.1 71.4 42 339 5.5 4.4 7.1
15 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 299 515 58.1 3299 19 3.7 31 6.0 7.2 5.2 12.3 206.2 67.5 47 390 5.9 4.1 8.4
16 New York Giants 16 288 529 54.4 3375 20 3.8 19 3.6 7.1 6.2 13.0 210.9 74.5 48 361 5.8 5.1 8.3
17 San Francisco 49ers 16 298 546 54.6 3381 14 2.6 25 4.6 6.9 5.3 12.6 211.3 65.6 51 363 5.7 4.2 8.5
18 Cincinnati Bengals 16 302 517 58.4 3391 15 2.9 25 4.8 7.1 5.5 12.2 211.9 70.0 40 298 6.1 4.6 7.2
19 Buffalo Bills 16 300 495 60.6 3476 32 6.5 16 3.2 7.4 7.2 12.2 217.3 91.5 26 191 6.7 6.5 5.0
20 New York Jets 16 312 511 61.1 3502 24 4.7 15 2.9 7.6 7.2 12.4 218.9 87.9 44 360 6.3 6.0 7.9
21 Detroit Lions 16 288 466 61.8 3511 27 5.8 14 3.0 8.1 7.9 13.1 219.4 94.2 37 271 7.0 6.8 7.4
22 Indianapolis Colts 16 298 515 57.9 3570 31 6.0 18 3.5 7.6 7.2 13.1 223.1 87.3 42 320 6.4 6.1 7.5
23 Kansas City Chiefs 16 332 586 56.7 3645 19 3.2 30 5.1 6.8 5.2 12.1 227.8 67.3 50 364 5.7 4.2 7.9
24 Los Angeles Rams 16 346 566 61.1 3666 18 3.2 17 3.0 7.0 6.3 11.5 229.1 80.3 43 298 6.0 5.4 7.1
25 Washington Redskins 16 318 575 55.3 3772 25 4.3 21 3.7 7.5 6.7 13.5 235.8 78.6 66 529 5.9 5.2 10.3
26 Minnesota Vikings 16 319 490 65.1 3779 35 7.1 11 2.2 8.1 8.5 12.4 236.2 104.4 25 175 7.3 7.7 4.9
27 Denver Broncos 16 346 631 54.8 4023 16 2.5 31 4.9 7.1 5.4 12.9 251.4 65.2 57 430 5.8 4.3 8.3
28 San Diego Chargers 16 323 531 60.8 4085 27 5.1 19 3.6 8.1 7.5 13.3 255.3 88.6 33 218 7.2 6.7 5.9
Avg Team 288.4 511.6 56.4 3294.2 22.0 4.3 20.9 4.1 74 7.1 6.2 12.7 205.9 73.2 46.9 357.0 5.90 5.0 8.4
League Total 8076 14325 56.4 92238 615 4.3 584 4.1 92 7.1 6.2 12.7 205.9 73.2 1313 9995 5.90 5.0 8.4
Avg Tm/G 18.0 32.0 56.4 205.9 1.4 4.3 1.3 4.1 7.1 6.2 12.7 205.9 73.2 2.9 22.3 5.90 5.0 8.4

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Chicago Bears 16 378 1377 10 3.6 86.1
2 Washington Redskins 16 390 1589 13 4.1 99.3
3 Los Angeles Rams 16 449 1600 15 3.6 100.0
4 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 454 1617 12 3.6 101.1
5 Denver Broncos 16 435 1664 10 3.8 104.0
6 Seattle Seahawks 16 475 1789 11 3.8 111.8
7 San Francisco 49ers 16 432 1795 10 4.2 112.2
8 Detroit Lions 16 519 1808 17 3.5 113.0
9 New York Giants 16 474 1818 10 3.8 113.6
10 San Diego Chargers 16 457 1851 23 4.1 115.7
11 Cincinnati Bengals 16 477 1868 21 3.9 116.8
12 New England Patriots 16 498 1886 11 3.8 117.9
13 Los Angeles Raiders 16 517 1892 12 3.7 118.3
14 St. Louis Cardinals 16 442 1923 11 4.4 120.2
15 Cleveland Browns 16 494 1945 10 3.9 121.6
16 Kansas City Chiefs 16 523 1980 10 3.8 123.8
17 Indianapolis Colts 16 559 2007 16 3.6 125.4
18 New York Jets 16 497 2064 16 4.2 129.0
19 Buffalo Bills 16 531 2106 19 4.0 131.6
20 Green Bay Packers 16 545 2145 14 3.9 134.1
21 Atlanta Falcons 16 538 2153 16 4.0 134.6
22 Miami Dolphins 16 458 2155 16 4.7 134.7
23 Philadelphia Eagles 16 556 2189 12 3.9 136.8
24 Dallas Cowboys 16 510 2226 8 4.4 139.1
25 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 511 2233 27 4.4 139.6
26 New Orleans Saints 16 549 2461 13 4.5 153.8
27 Minnesota Vikings 16 547 2573 20 4.7 160.8
28 Houston Oilers 16 596 2789 27 4.7 174.3
Avg Team 493.3 1982.3 14.6 50 4.0 123.9 31.2
League Total 13811 55503 410 85 4.0 123.9 874
Avg Tm/G 30.8 123.9 0.9 4.0 123.9 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 Miami Dolphins 16 17 138 0 8.1 66 1368 0 20.7
2 Denver Broncos 16 44 335 0 7.6 55 1181 0 21.5
3 San Francisco 49ers 16 30 190 0 6.3 78 1499 0 19.2
4 Houston Oilers 16 60 618 0 10.3 51 986 0 19.3
5 San Diego Chargers 16 43 399 0 9.3 72 1437 0 20.0
6 Los Angeles Rams 16 35 196 0 5.6 74 1288 0 17.4
7 Seattle Seahawks 16 32 205 1 6.4 67 1116 0 16.7
8 Kansas City Chiefs 16 60 461 0 7.7 64 1354 0 21.2
9 Philadelphia Eagles 16 58 486 0 8.4 69 1298 0 18.8
10 Cincinnati Bengals 16 38 310 0 8.2 69 1446 1 21.0
11 New York Jets 16 37 242 0 6.5 48 1030 0 21.5
12 Cleveland Browns 16 43 489 0 11.4 52 1159 0 22.3
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 36 310 0 8.6 67 1336 0 19.9
14 New Orleans Saints 16 47 550 1 11.7 45 916 0 20.4
15 Indianapolis Colts 16 62 600 0 9.7 42 849 0 20.2
16 Buffalo Bills 16 52 597 0 11.5 44 958 0 21.8
17 Detroit Lions 16 49 489 1 10.0 60 1250 0 20.8
18 New England Patriots 16 45 442 1 9.8 73 1373 0 18.8
19 Atlanta Falcons 16 42 450 1 10.7 48 1053 0 21.9
20 Chicago Bears 16 41 249 0 6.1 68 1443 1 21.2
21 Washington Redskins 16 38 187 0 4.9 73 1404 1 19.2
22 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 37 351 1 9.5 61 1338 1 21.9
23 Green Bay Packers 16 46 368 0 8.0 73 1171 0 16.0
24 New York Giants 16 50 479 2 9.6 55 1088 0 19.8
25 Dallas Cowboys 16 55 230 0 4.2 65 1310 0 20.2
26 Minnesota Vikings 16 49 435 0 8.9 59 1281 0 21.7
27 St. Louis Cardinals 16 27 239 0 8.9 85 1549 1 18.2
28 Los Angeles Raiders 16 34 345 0 10.1 61 1063 0 17.4
Avg Team 43.1 372.0 0.3 42 8.6 62.3 1233.7 0.2 54 19.8 7239.2
League Total 1207 10417 8 83 8.6 1744 34544 5 97 19.8 202697
Avg Tm/G 2.7 23.3 0.0 8.6 3.9 77.1 0.0 19.8 452.4

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 Atlanta Falcons 16 30 16 53.3% 48 46 95.8% 60 2496 41.6
2 New Orleans Saints 16 33 24 72.7% 41 41 100.0% 84 3494 41.6
3 Houston Oilers 16 30 22 73.3% 53 51 96.2% 64 2701 42.2
4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 27 18 66.7% 46 44 95.7% 68 2788 41.0
5 Detroit Lions 16 29 24 82.8% 48 48 100.0% 73 2920 40.0
6 Cincinnati Bengals 16 27 22 81.5% 39 37 94.9% 67 2774 41.4
7 Cleveland Browns 16 33 29 87.9% 30 30 100.0% 77 3126 40.6
8 Minnesota Vikings 16 28 24 85.7% 59 58 98.3% 68 2774 40.8
9 New York Jets 16 37 26 70.3% 41 40 97.6% 67 2854 42.6
10 Miami Dolphins 16 17 9 52.9% 38 37 97.4% 83 3478 41.9
11 Buffalo Bills 16 28 20 71.4% 56 56 100.0% 72 2815 39.1
12 San Diego Chargers 16 25 19 76.0% 51 50 98.0% 73 2891 39.6
13 Los Angeles Rams 16 31 22 71.0% 36 32 88.9% 71 2946 41.5
14 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 28 22 78.6% 35 34 97.1% 90 3816 42.4
15 Indianapolis Colts 16 23 21 91.3% 50 47 94.0% 80 3360 42.0
16 Chicago Bears 16 22 16 72.7% 29 26 89.7% 100 4160 41.6
17 San Francisco 49ers 16 25 19 76.0% 24 24 100.0% 80 3240 40.5
18 St. Louis Cardinals 16 38 25 65.8% 39 36 92.3% 81 3159 39.0
19 Green Bay Packers 16 31 24 77.4% 34 33 97.1% 89 3640 40.9
20 Washington Redskins 16 20 13 65.0% 39 37 94.9% 78 3112 39.9
21 Philadelphia Eagles 16 35 22 62.9% 36 36 100.0% 89 3498 39.3
22 Los Angeles Raiders 16 21 17 81.0% 33 29 87.9% 117 5066 43.3
23 New York Giants 16 26 17 65.4% 35 34 97.1% 92 3680 40.0
24 New England Patriots 16 31 21 67.7% 42 37 88.1% 83 3345 40.3
25 Denver Broncos 16 33 19 57.6% 26 26 100.0% 81 3362 41.5
26 Kansas City Chiefs 16 27 19 70.4% 38 37 97.4% 91 3640 40.0
27 Seattle Seahawks 16 22 14 63.6% 34 34 100.0% 83 3345 40.3
28 Dallas Cowboys 16 28 19 67.9% 36 35 97.2% 99 4237 42.8
Avg Team 0.9 0.9 6.9 6.4 8.3 6.2 8.9 5.4 3.2 1.3 28.0 20.1 71.7% 39.5 38.4 97.3% 80.7 3336.4 64 0.6 41.3
League Total 25 25 192 178 231 173 248 150 89 37 785 563 71.7% 1105 1075 97.3% 2260 93420 89 17 41.3
Avg Tm/G 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.1 1.8 1.3 71.7% 2.5 2.4 97.3% 5.0 208.5 0.0 41.3

Scoring Defense

Rk Tm G RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Indianapolis Colts 16 16 31 1 2 47 21 2 414 25.9
2 Houston Oilers 16 27 23 1 2 51 22 1 437 27.3
3 Buffalo Bills 16 19 32 1 4 56 20 1 454 28.4
4 Cleveland Browns 16 10 15 2 3 30 29 297 18.6
5 Minnesota Vikings 16 20 35 2 2 58 24 484 30.3
6 Philadelphia Eagles 16 12 22 1 1 36 22 1 320 20.0
7 Atlanta Falcons 16 16 27 1 2 2 46 16 382 23.9
8 Detroit Lions 16 17 27 1 2 1 48 24 408 25.5
9 New Orleans Saints 16 13 23 1 1 3 41 24 1 361 22.6
10 New York Giants 16 10 20 2 2 1 34 17 3 301 18.8
11 Dallas Cowboys 16 8 23 1 4 35 19 308 19.3
12 Kansas City Chiefs 16 10 19 2 7 37 19 1 324 20.3
13 Chicago Bears 16 10 14 1 1 3 26 16 248 15.5
14 New York Jets 16 16 24 40 26 364 22.8
15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 27 20 44 18 380 23.8
16 Cincinnati Bengals 16 21 15 1 2 37 22 1 339 21.2
17 Los Angeles Rams 16 15 18 1 2 32 22 1 316 19.8
18 Denver Broncos 16 10 16 26 19 1 241 15.1
19 New England Patriots 16 11 25 1 2 3 37 21 352 22.0
20 Los Angeles Raiders 16 12 19 2 29 17 278 17.4
21 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 12 19 1 1 1 1 34 22 310 19.4
22 Green Bay Packers 16 14 16 2 2 33 24 309 19.3
23 San Diego Chargers 16 23 27 1 50 19 413 25.8
24 Seattle Seahawks 16 11 18 1 1 3 34 14 1 282 17.6
25 St. Louis Cardinals 16 11 26 1 1 36 25 345 21.6
26 Washington Redskins 16 13 25 1 37 13 310 19.4
27 San Francisco 49ers 16 10 14 24 19 1 227 14.2
28 Miami Dolphins 16 16 22 1 37 9 298 18.6
Avg Team 14.6 22.0 0.3 0.2 0.9 1.8 0.1 38.4 20.1 0.5 339.4 21.2
League Total 410 615 8 5 26 51 3 1075 563 15 9502
Avg Tm/G 0.9 1.4 0.1 0.1 2.4 1.3 21.2