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1985 NFL Opposition & Defensive Statistics

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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 Chicago Bears 16 198 4135 945 4.4 54 20 21 236 249 522 2816 16 34 4.8 141 359 1319 6 3.7 74
2 San Francisco 49ers 16 263 5191 1116 4.7 35 17 21 293 346 621 3508 11 18 5.2 183 435 1683 10 3.9 89
3 New York Jets 16 264 4772 989 4.8 42 20 37 276 267 507 3256 17 22 5.9 154 433 1516 10 3.5 85
4 Los Angeles Rams 16 277 4648 1048 4.4 46 17 22 281 296 548 3062 19 29 5.1 155 444 1586 9 3.6 104
5 New York Giants 16 283 4320 1022 4.2 37 13 18 258 278 535 2838 20 24 4.7 163 419 1482 9 3.5 77
6 New England Patriots 16 290 4714 1042 4.5 47 24 24 284 262 525 3059 14 23 5.3 168 466 1655 15 3.6 92
7 Cleveland Browns 16 294 4958 1050 4.7 27 9 19 297 289 509 3107 18 18 5.6 172 497 1851 14 3.7 106
8 Seattle Seahawks 16 303 5160 1030 5.0 44 20 21 290 273 496 3323 22 24 6.0 179 473 1837 12 3.9 90
9 Los Angeles Raiders 16 308 4603 1037 4.4 30 13 34 273 251 511 2998 22 17 5.2 166 461 1605 7 3.5 73
10 Philadelphia Eagles 16 310 5135 1057 4.9 32 14 25 307 251 478 2930 18 18 5.5 160 526 2205 17 4.2 122
11 Washington Redskins 16 312 4480 941 4.8 34 11 16 244 239 465 2746 19 23 5.3 134 424 1734 11 4.1 94
12 Miami Dolphins 16 320 5767 1034 5.6 41 18 19 314 257 487 3511 21 23 6.7 160 509 2256 15 4.4 135
13 Denver Broncos 16 329 5179 1069 4.8 36 12 19 290 277 547 3206 22 24 5.4 168 475 1973 10 4.2 103
14 Dallas Cowboys 16 333 5608 1076 5.2 48 15 21 312 279 549 3755 20 33 6.1 193 465 1853 18 4.0 98
15 Green Bay Packers 16 355 5173 1051 4.9 40 25 21 310 295 509 3126 22 15 5.6 178 494 2047 17 4.1 111
16 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 355 4659 990 4.7 34 14 24 273 287 484 2783 18 20 5.4 144 470 1876 19 4.0 105
17 Minnesota Vikings 16 359 5464 1065 5.1 44 22 22 324 280 490 3241 20 22 6.2 163 542 2223 16 4.1 139
18 Kansas City Chiefs 16 360 5658 1126 5.0 41 14 23 336 332 576 3489 22 27 5.7 184 513 2169 18 4.2 129
19 Detroit Lions 16 366 5591 1083 5.2 36 18 24 359 283 478 2906 16 18 5.6 156 560 2685 19 4.8 179
20 Buffalo Bills 16 381 5540 1071 5.2 35 15 19 320 265 477 3078 24 20 6.1 159 569 2462 20 4.3 142
21 Indianapolis Colts 16 386 5599 1079 5.2 33 17 14 330 275 504 3454 24 16 6.4 192 539 2145 20 4.0 124
22 New Orleans Saints 16 401 5815 1083 5.4 37 16 22 335 306 529 3653 26 21 6.4 188 508 2162 19 4.3 125
23 Houston Oilers 16 412 6155 1091 5.6 35 20 48 356 260 462 3341 29 15 6.6 158 588 2814 21 4.8 150
24 St. Louis Cardinals 16 414 5381 1045 5.1 27 14 30 314 253 461 3003 34 13 6.1 169 552 2378 11 4.3 115
25 San Diego Chargers 16 435 6265 1105 5.7 42 16 24 364 357 595 4293 28 26 6.8 218 470 1972 25 4.2 122
26 Cincinnati Bengals 16 437 5663 1019 5.6 38 19 25 337 297 518 3664 26 19 6.6 194 461 1999 23 4.3 118
27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 448 6108 1087 5.6 40 22 20 351 318 505 3678 18 18 6.8 185 547 2430 28 4.4 146
28 Atlanta Falcons 16 452 5850 1014 5.8 34 12 36 329 289 535 3798 32 22 6.6 181 437 2052 24 4.7 112
Avg Team 344.5 5271.1 1048.8 5.0 38.2 16.7 23.9 306.9 282.5 515.1 3272.2 21.4 21.5 5.8 170.2 487.0 1998.9 15.8 4.1 112.8
League Total 9645 147591 29365 5.0 1069 467 669 8593 7911 14423 91622 598 602 5.8 4765 13636 55969 443 4.1 3159
Avg Tm/G 21.5 329.4 65.5 5.0 2.4 1.0 1.5 19.2 17.7 32.2 204.5 1.3 1.3 5.8 10.6 30.4 124.9 1.0 4.1 7.1

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 16 239 465 51.4 2746 19 4.1 23 4.9 6.7 5.3 13.1 171.6 65.9 52 378 5.3 4.0 10.1
2 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 287 484 59.3 2783 18 3.7 20 4.1 6.4 5.3 10.8 173.9 73.3 36 305 5.4 4.3 6.9
3 Chicago Bears 16 249 522 47.7 2816 16 3.1 34 6.5 6.3 4.0 13.2 176.0 51.2 64 483 4.8 2.7 10.9
4 New York Giants 16 278 535 52.0 2838 20 3.7 24 4.5 6.3 5.0 12.1 177.4 65.5 68 539 4.7 3.6 11.3
5 Detroit Lions 16 283 478 59.2 2906 16 3.3 18 3.8 6.8 5.8 11.5 181.6 75.1 45 336 5.6 4.6 8.6
6 Philadelphia Eagles 16 251 478 52.5 2930 18 3.8 18 3.8 6.9 5.9 13.1 183.1 71.4 53 359 5.5 4.7 10.0
7 Los Angeles Raiders 16 251 511 49.1 2998 22 4.3 17 3.3 6.8 6.2 13.9 187.4 71.9 65 488 5.2 4.6 11.3
8 St. Louis Cardinals 16 253 461 54.9 3003 34 7.4 13 2.8 7.1 7.3 12.9 187.7 90.1 32 254 6.1 6.3 6.5
9 New England Patriots 16 262 525 49.9 3059 14 2.7 23 4.4 6.5 5.0 13.0 191.2 61.2 51 334 5.3 4.0 8.9
10 Los Angeles Rams 16 296 548 54.0 3062 19 3.5 29 5.3 6.4 4.7 11.8 191.4 63.1 56 421 5.1 3.5 9.3
11 Buffalo Bills 16 265 477 55.6 3078 24 5.0 20 4.2 6.9 6.0 12.5 192.4 76.5 25 223 6.1 5.3 5.0
12 Cleveland Browns 16 289 509 56.8 3107 18 3.5 18 3.5 6.8 5.9 12.0 194.2 74.8 44 353 5.6 4.8 8.0
13 Green Bay Packers 16 295 509 58.0 3126 22 4.3 15 2.9 6.9 6.4 11.9 195.4 81.2 48 383 5.6 5.2 8.6
14 Denver Broncos 16 277 547 50.6 3206 22 4.0 24 4.4 6.6 5.4 12.9 200.4 66.7 47 378 5.4 4.3 7.9
15 Minnesota Vikings 16 280 490 57.1 3241 20 4.1 22 4.5 7.1 5.9 12.4 202.6 74.1 33 223 6.2 5.1 6.3
16 New York Jets 16 267 507 52.7 3256 17 3.4 22 4.3 7.2 5.9 13.6 203.5 68.9 49 370 5.9 4.7 8.8
17 Seattle Seahawks 16 273 496 55.0 3323 22 4.4 24 4.8 7.6 6.3 13.9 207.7 74.4 61 464 6.0 4.8 11.0
18 Houston Oilers 16 260 462 56.3 3341 29 6.3 15 3.2 7.9 7.7 14.1 208.8 89.3 41 313 6.6 6.5 8.2
19 Indianapolis Colts 16 275 504 54.6 3454 24 4.8 16 3.2 7.4 6.9 13.5 215.9 81.0 36 267 6.4 6.0 6.7
20 Kansas City Chiefs 16 332 576 57.6 3489 22 3.8 27 4.7 6.5 5.2 11.3 218.1 70.5 37 263 5.7 4.4 6.0
21 San Francisco 49ers 16 346 621 55.7 3508 11 1.8 18 2.9 6.4 5.4 11.5 219.3 68.9 60 457 5.2 4.3 8.8
22 Miami Dolphins 16 257 487 52.8 3511 21 4.3 23 4.7 7.8 6.5 14.7 219.4 73.2 38 278 6.7 5.5 7.2
23 New Orleans Saints 16 306 529 57.8 3653 26 4.9 21 4.0 7.5 6.7 13.0 228.3 81.4 46 322 6.4 5.6 8.0
24 Cincinnati Bengals 16 297 518 57.3 3664 26 5.0 19 3.7 7.7 7.1 13.5 229.0 83.5 40 334 6.6 6.0 7.2
25 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 318 505 63.0 3678 18 3.6 18 3.6 7.8 6.9 12.4 229.9 84.2 35 277 6.8 6.0 6.5
26 Dallas Cowboys 16 279 549 50.8 3755 20 3.6 33 6.0 7.7 5.7 15.1 234.7 63.5 62 459 6.1 4.4 10.1
27 Atlanta Falcons 16 289 535 54.0 3798 32 6.0 22 4.1 7.7 7.1 14.3 237.4 82.1 42 331 6.6 6.0 7.3
28 San Diego Chargers 16 357 595 60.0 4293 28 4.7 26 4.4 7.7 6.7 12.9 268.3 81.8 40 304 6.8 5.8 6.3
Avg Team 282.5 515.1 54.8 3272.2 21.4 4.1 21.5 4.2 69 7.0 6.0 12.8 204.5 70.7 46.6 353.4 5.83 4.9 8.3
League Total 7911 14423 54.8 91622 598 4.1 602 4.2 99 7.0 6.0 12.8 204.5 70.7 1306 9896 5.83 4.9 8.3
Avg Tm/G 17.7 32.2 54.8 204.5 1.3 4.1 1.3 4.2 7.0 6.0 12.8 204.5 70.7 2.9 22.1 5.83 4.9 8.3

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Chicago Bears 16 359 1319 6 3.7 82.4
2 New York Giants 16 419 1482 9 3.5 92.6
3 New York Jets 16 433 1516 10 3.5 94.8
4 Los Angeles Rams 16 444 1586 9 3.6 99.1
5 Los Angeles Raiders 16 461 1605 7 3.5 100.3
6 New England Patriots 16 466 1655 15 3.6 103.4
7 San Francisco 49ers 16 435 1683 10 3.9 105.2
8 Washington Redskins 16 424 1734 11 4.1 108.4
9 Seattle Seahawks 16 473 1837 12 3.9 114.8
10 Cleveland Browns 16 497 1851 14 3.7 115.7
11 Dallas Cowboys 16 465 1853 18 4.0 115.8
12 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 470 1876 19 4.0 117.3
13 San Diego Chargers 16 470 1972 25 4.2 123.3
14 Denver Broncos 16 475 1973 10 4.2 123.3
15 Cincinnati Bengals 16 461 1999 23 4.3 124.9
16 Green Bay Packers 16 494 2047 17 4.1 127.9
17 Atlanta Falcons 16 437 2052 24 4.7 128.3
18 Indianapolis Colts 16 539 2145 20 4.0 134.1
19 New Orleans Saints 16 508 2162 19 4.3 135.1
20 Kansas City Chiefs 16 513 2169 18 4.2 135.6
21 Philadelphia Eagles 16 526 2205 17 4.2 137.8
22 Minnesota Vikings 16 542 2223 16 4.1 138.9
23 Miami Dolphins 16 509 2256 15 4.4 141.0
24 St. Louis Cardinals 16 552 2378 11 4.3 148.6
25 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 547 2430 28 4.4 151.9
26 Buffalo Bills 16 569 2462 20 4.3 153.9
27 Detroit Lions 16 560 2685 19 4.8 167.8
28 Houston Oilers 16 588 2814 21 4.8 175.9
Avg Team 487.0 1998.9 15.8 54 4.1 124.9 31.9
League Total 13636 55969 443 80 4.1 124.9 892
Avg Tm/G 30.4 124.9 1.0 4.1 124.9 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 27 371 1 13.7 63 1370 0 21.7
2 New York Jets 16 36 319 1 8.9 58 1135 0 19.6
3 Minnesota Vikings 16 36 328 0 9.1 68 1491 0 21.9
4 Los Angeles Rams 16 43 297 0 6.9 66 1253 0 19.0
5 San Francisco 49ers 16 33 294 1 8.9 72 1485 1 20.6
6 San Diego Chargers 16 36 274 0 7.6 68 1363 0 20.0
7 Chicago Bears 16 23 203 0 8.8 78 1827 0 23.4
8 Houston Oilers 16 45 345 0 7.7 39 970 0 24.9
9 Denver Broncos 16 38 325 0 8.6 64 1346 1 21.0
10 New England Patriots 16 56 598 0 10.7 76 1434 0 18.9
11 Cincinnati Bengals 16 42 554 1 13.2 81 1734 0 21.4
12 Cleveland Browns 16 36 304 0 8.4 51 884 0 17.3
13 Philadelphia Eagles 16 41 462 1 11.3 65 1293 0 19.9
14 New Orleans Saints 16 45 397 0 8.8 43 968 1 22.5
15 Kansas City Chiefs 16 48 530 1 11.0 69 1626 0 23.6
16 Dallas Cowboys 16 44 289 0 6.6 68 1310 0 19.3
17 New York Giants 16 29 247 0 8.5 79 1697 0 21.5
18 Atlanta Falcons 16 52 417 0 8.0 62 1135 0 18.3
19 Green Bay Packers 16 46 364 0 7.9 71 1570 2 22.1
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 47 519 0 11.0 51 1187 0 23.3
21 Detroit Lions 16 44 420 0 9.5 60 1313 1 21.9
22 Buffalo Bills 16 49 437 1 8.9 41 798 0 19.5
23 Washington Redskins 16 32 285 0 8.9 53 1186 2 22.4
24 Indianapolis Colts 16 43 572 1 13.3 59 1189 0 20.2
25 Seattle Seahawks 16 47 374 0 8.0 47 918 0 19.5
26 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 43 380 0 8.8 65 1566 0 24.1
27 St. Louis Cardinals 16 51 456 0 8.9 56 1150 0 20.5
28 Los Angeles Raiders 16 26 159 0 6.1 59 1165 0 19.7
Avg Team 40.6 377.3 0.3 41 9.3 61.9 1298.7 0.3 61 21.0 6947.1
League Total 1138 10565 8 85 9.3 1732 36363 8 99 21.0 194519
Avg Tm/G 2.5 23.6 0.0 9.3 3.9 81.2 0.0 21.0 434.2

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 Buffalo Bills 16 15 12 80.0% 50 45 90.0% 81 3280 40.5
2 Cleveland Browns 16 29 19 65.5% 34 33 97.1% 91 3840 42.2
3 Minnesota Vikings 16 37 29 78.4% 39 38 97.4% 65 2691 41.4
4 Detroit Lions 16 36 28 77.8% 40 40 100.0% 64 2573 40.2
5 Miami Dolphins 16 28 19 67.9% 38 35 92.1% 73 2971 40.7
6 Washington Redskins 16 28 22 78.6% 35 34 97.1% 85 3723 43.8
7 Houston Oilers 16 34 19 55.9% 51 49 96.1% 68 2679 39.4
8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 43 32 74.4% 50 50 100.0% 59 2620 44.4
9 Indianapolis Colts 16 31 25 80.6% 45 41 91.1% 72 2981 41.4
10 Cincinnati Bengals 16 34 26 76.5% 51 51 100.0% 60 2478 41.3
11 Green Bay Packers 16 31 16 51.6% 43 41 95.3% 77 3288 42.7
12 Atlanta Falcons 16 23 17 73.9% 56 55 98.2% 69 2898 42.0
13 St. Louis Cardinals 16 38 28 73.7% 47 46 97.9% 75 3068 40.9
14 Philadelphia Eagles 16 29 13 44.8% 38 37 97.4% 92 3919 42.6
15 New Orleans Saints 16 28 21 75.0% 48 48 100.0% 81 3418 42.2
16 San Diego Chargers 16 30 18 60.0% 54 51 94.4% 70 2716 38.8
17 New York Jets 16 25 18 72.0% 30 30 100.0% 88 3678 41.8
18 Dallas Cowboys 16 27 18 66.7% 40 37 92.5% 78 3221 41.3
19 Los Angeles Rams 16 29 23 79.3% 30 28 93.3% 89 3738 42.0
20 Chicago Bears 16 19 12 63.2% 23 22 95.7% 90 3636 40.4
21 Seattle Seahawks 16 28 20 71.4% 35 31 88.6% 97 4084 42.1
22 Kansas City Chiefs 16 30 25 83.3% 41 39 95.1% 75 3090 41.2
23 New York Giants 16 21 18 85.7% 33 31 93.9% 107 4366 40.8
24 San Francisco 49ers 16 35 27 77.1% 26 24 92.3% 92 3643 39.6
25 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 25 19 76.0% 43 40 93.0% 86 3517 40.9
26 Los Angeles Raiders 16 35 24 68.6% 33 32 97.0% 104 4358 41.9
27 New England Patriots 16 25 22 88.0% 32 30 93.8% 97 3928 40.5
28 Denver Broncos 16 33 26 78.8% 36 35 97.2% 94 3863 41.1
Avg Team 0.6 0.6 7.9 6.9 9.8 7.8 8.3 4.9 2.9 1.1 29.5 21.3 72.2% 39.6 38.3 96.7% 81.4 3390.8 64 0.6 41.7
League Total 18 17 221 193 274 218 233 138 80 30 826 596 72.2% 1110 1073 96.7% 2279 94943 75 16 41.7
Avg Tm/G 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.1 1.8 1.3 72.2% 2.5 2.4 96.7% 5.1 211.9 0.0 41.7

Scoring Defense

Rk Tm G RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Buffalo Bills 16 20 24 1 1 4 45 12 381 23.8
2 St. Louis Cardinals 16 11 34 1 46 28 1 414 25.9
3 Atlanta Falcons 16 24 32 1 55 17 2 452 28.3
4 Houston Oilers 16 21 29 1 49 19 412 25.8
5 Philadelphia Eagles 16 17 18 1 1 2 37 13 310 19.4
6 Cleveland Browns 16 14 18 1 1 33 19 294 18.4
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 28 18 4 50 32 1 448 28.0
8 New Orleans Saints 16 19 26 1 1 1 48 21 1 401 25.1
9 Washington Redskins 16 11 19 2 1 2 34 22 1 312 19.5
10 Detroit Lions 16 19 16 1 3 1 40 28 1 366 22.9
11 Kansas City Chiefs 16 18 22 1 39 25 360 22.5
12 Indianapolis Colts 16 20 24 1 41 25 386 24.1
13 Green Bay Packers 16 17 22 2 1 1 41 16 4 355 22.2
14 Los Angeles Rams 16 9 19 1 1 28 23 277 17.3
15 Minnesota Vikings 16 16 20 1 2 38 29 359 22.4
16 Seattle Seahawks 16 12 22 1 31 20 1 303 18.9
17 Los Angeles Raiders 16 7 22 3 1 32 24 308 19.3
18 Dallas Cowboys 16 18 20 2 37 18 1 333 20.8
19 New England Patriots 16 15 14 1 2 30 22 1 290 18.1
20 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 19 18 1 5 40 19 355 22.2
21 Denver Broncos 16 10 22 1 2 35 26 329 20.6
22 New York Jets 16 10 17 1 1 1 30 18 264 16.5
23 New York Giants 16 9 20 4 31 18 283 17.7
24 San Francisco 49ers 16 10 11 1 1 1 1 24 27 1 263 16.4
25 Miami Dolphins 16 15 21 1 1 35 19 320 20.0
26 Cincinnati Bengals 16 23 26 1 51 26 1 437 27.3
27 Chicago Bears 16 6 16 1 22 12 1 198 12.4
28 San Diego Chargers 16 25 28 1 51 18 435 27.2
Avg Team 15.8 21.4 0.3 0.3 0.7 1.5 0.3 38.3 21.3 0.6 344.5 21.5
League Total 443 598 8 8 20 41 7 1073 596 17 9645
Avg Tm/G 1.0 1.3 0.1 2.4 1.3 21.5