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1987 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 Indianapolis Colts 15 238 4550 1003 4.5 45 25 18 276 250 501 2760 19 20 5.1 161 463 1790 6 3.9 97
2 Cleveland Browns 15 239 4264 902 4.7 36 13 31 251 246 467 2831 15 23 5.7 134 401 1433 7 3.6 86
3 San Francisco 49ers 15 253 4095 933 4.4 38 13 23 250 224 467 2484 13 25 4.9 132 429 1611 8 3.8 95
4 Chicago Bears 15 282 4215 989 4.3 24 11 26 261 255 507 2802 24 13 4.9 158 412 1413 5 3.4 77
5 New Orleans Saints 15 283 4350 924 4.7 48 18 34 270 246 489 2800 25 30 5.2 155 388 1550 6 4.0 81
6 Washington Redskins 15 285 5022 1021 4.9 34 11 15 296 276 527 3343 19 23 5.8 177 441 1679 10 3.8 104
7 Denver Broncos 15 288 4813 941 5.1 47 19 26 277 261 456 2796 15 28 5.7 148 454 2017 16 4.4 103
8 Los Angeles Raiders 15 289 4364 938 4.7 28 15 34 267 224 425 2727 18 13 5.8 135 469 1637 12 3.5 98
9 New England Patriots 15 293 4877 1053 4.6 42 21 22 293 273 520 3099 17 21 5.5 159 490 1778 13 3.6 112
10 Pittsburgh Steelers 15 299 4920 962 5.1 44 17 25 289 290 481 3310 22 27 6.5 170 455 1610 8 3.5 94
11 Green Bay Packers 15 300 4923 1024 4.8 42 24 26 296 279 469 3003 14 18 6.0 152 521 1920 15 3.7 118
12 Buffalo Bills 15 305 4906 1022 4.8 31 14 21 297 249 447 2854 25 17 5.9 162 541 2052 11 3.8 114
13 New York Giants 15 312 4658 1056 4.4 34 14 30 275 292 508 2890 17 20 5.1 148 493 1768 14 3.6 97
14 Seattle Seahawks 15 314 5159 954 5.4 38 21 16 297 255 445 2958 20 17 6.1 148 472 2201 14 4.7 133
15 San Diego Chargers 15 317 4953 1008 4.9 28 15 24 280 227 441 2782 19 13 5.7 136 522 2171 14 4.2 120
16 Minnesota Vikings 15 335 4824 979 4.9 37 11 27 281 278 498 3100 24 26 5.8 159 440 1724 9 3.9 95
17 Miami Dolphins 15 335 5445 1013 5.4 32 16 23 314 295 494 3247 21 16 6.3 176 498 2198 18 4.4 115
18 Dallas Cowboys 15 348 5061 1012 5.0 43 20 34 294 269 502 3444 21 23 6.2 175 459 1617 19 3.5 85
19 Houston Oilers 15 349 4993 976 5.1 37 14 36 287 266 495 3145 25 23 5.9 153 446 1848 10 4.1 98
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 360 4987 996 5.0 36 20 27 314 271 457 2949 23 16 5.9 163 500 2038 18 4.1 124
21 New York Jets 15 360 5041 993 5.1 29 11 30 300 260 488 3206 27 18 6.2 153 476 1835 15 3.9 117
22 Los Angeles Rams 15 361 5121 961 5.3 27 11 22 279 281 504 3389 31 16 6.3 162 419 1732 8 4.1 95
23 St. Louis Cardinals 15 368 5384 1023 5.3 33 19 22 306 276 490 3383 30 14 6.4 168 492 2001 16 4.1 116
24 Cincinnati Bengals 15 370 4697 937 5.0 26 12 18 286 267 456 3056 24 14 6.2 169 441 1641 15 3.7 99
25 Philadelphia Eagles 15 380 5249 1046 5.0 48 27 30 301 305 561 3606 29 21 5.8 186 428 1643 16 3.8 85
26 Detroit Lions 15 384 5273 1005 5.2 32 13 30 314 259 459 3203 23 19 6.4 162 504 2070 18 4.1 122
27 Kansas City Chiefs 15 388 5639 1045 5.4 28 17 33 344 279 484 3306 25 11 6.5 172 535 2333 16 4.4 139
28 Atlanta Falcons 15 436 5907 1070 5.5 27 12 28 354 243 453 3173 26 15 6.8 164 600 2734 24 4.6 162
Avg Team 324.0 4917.5 992.4 5.0 35.5 16.2 26.1 291.0 264.1 481.8 3058.8 21.8 19.3 5.9 158.5 471.0 1858.7 12.9 3.9 106.5
League Total 9071 137690 27786 5.0 994 454 731 8149 7396 13491 85646 611 540 5.9 4437 13189 52044 361 3.9 2981
Avg Tm/G 21.6 327.8 66.2 5.0 2.4 1.1 1.7 19.4 17.6 32.1 203.9 1.5 1.3 5.9 10.6 31.4 123.9 0.9 3.9 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 San Francisco 49ers 15 224 467 48.0 2484 13 2.8 25 5.4 5.9 4.1 12.4 165.6 53.8 37 287 4.9 3.2 7.3
2 Los Angeles Raiders 15 224 425 52.7 2727 18 4.2 13 3.1 7.3 6.7 13.8 181.8 77.7 44 361 5.8 5.3 9.4
3 Indianapolis Colts 15 250 501 49.9 2760 19 3.8 20 4.0 6.1 5.1 12.3 184.0 65.2 39 313 5.1 4.1 7.2
4 San Diego Chargers 15 227 441 51.5 2782 19 4.3 13 2.9 7.0 6.5 13.6 185.5 76.2 45 298 5.7 5.3 9.3
5 Denver Broncos 15 261 456 57.2 2796 15 3.3 28 6.1 6.7 4.6 11.6 186.4 62.9 31 244 5.7 3.8 6.4
6 New Orleans Saints 15 246 489 50.3 2800 25 5.1 30 6.1 6.5 4.7 12.8 186.7 62.4 47 355 5.2 3.6 8.8
7 Chicago Bears 15 255 507 50.3 2802 24 4.7 13 2.6 6.5 6.3 12.9 186.8 76.1 70 484 4.9 4.7 12.1
8 Cleveland Browns 15 246 467 52.7 2831 15 3.2 23 4.9 6.6 5.0 12.6 188.7 63.7 34 257 5.7 4.2 6.8
9 Buffalo Bills 15 249 447 55.7 2854 25 5.6 17 3.8 7.0 6.4 12.5 190.3 80.4 34 267 5.9 5.4 7.1
10 New York Giants 15 292 508 57.5 2890 17 3.3 20 3.9 6.4 5.3 11.2 192.7 71.6 55 382 5.1 4.1 9.8
11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 271 457 59.3 2949 23 5.0 16 3.5 7.1 6.6 12.0 196.6 83.4 39 306 5.9 5.4 7.9
12 Seattle Seahawks 15 255 445 57.3 2958 20 4.5 17 3.8 7.2 6.4 12.5 197.2 78.8 37 238 6.1 5.4 7.7
13 Green Bay Packers 15 279 469 59.5 3003 14 3.0 18 3.8 6.8 5.7 11.5 200.2 74.0 34 197 6.0 4.9 6.8
14 Cincinnati Bengals 15 267 456 58.6 3056 24 5.3 14 3.1 7.4 7.0 12.6 203.7 86.3 40 303 6.2 5.9 8.1
15 New England Patriots 15 273 520 52.5 3099 17 3.3 21 4.0 6.6 5.4 12.6 206.6 67.5 43 339 5.5 4.4 7.6
16 Minnesota Vikings 15 278 498 55.8 3100 24 4.8 26 5.2 6.8 5.5 12.3 206.7 71.4 41 307 5.8 4.5 7.6
17 Houston Oilers 15 266 495 53.7 3145 25 5.1 23 4.6 6.9 5.8 12.8 209.7 73.1 35 271 5.9 4.9 6.6
18 Atlanta Falcons 15 243 453 53.6 3173 26 5.7 15 3.3 7.3 6.9 13.5 211.5 82.4 17 118 6.8 6.4 3.6
19 Detroit Lions 15 259 459 56.4 3203 23 5.0 19 4.1 7.8 6.9 13.7 213.5 80.9 42 355 6.4 5.6 8.4
20 New York Jets 15 260 488 53.3 3206 27 5.5 18 3.7 7.0 6.4 13.1 213.7 78.7 29 206 6.2 5.7 5.6
21 Miami Dolphins 15 295 494 59.7 3247 21 4.3 16 3.2 6.9 6.3 11.6 216.5 81.5 21 183 6.3 5.7 4.1
22 Kansas City Chiefs 15 279 484 57.6 3306 25 5.2 11 2.3 7.2 7.2 12.4 220.4 87.8 26 167 6.5 6.5 5.1
23 Pittsburgh Steelers 15 290 481 60.3 3310 22 4.6 27 5.6 7.3 5.7 12.1 220.7 74.6 26 196 6.5 5.0 5.1
24 Washington Redskins 15 276 527 52.4 3343 19 3.6 23 4.4 7.1 5.9 13.6 222.9 69.3 53 424 5.8 4.6 9.1
25 St. Louis Cardinals 15 276 490 56.3 3383 30 6.1 14 2.9 7.5 7.4 13.3 225.5 88.7 41 285 6.4 6.3 7.7
26 Los Angeles Rams 15 281 504 55.8 3389 31 6.2 16 3.2 7.3 7.1 13.1 225.9 86.4 38 304 6.3 6.1 7.0
27 Dallas Cowboys 15 269 502 53.6 3444 21 4.2 23 4.6 7.5 6.3 14.1 229.6 73.0 51 337 6.2 5.1 9.2
28 Philadelphia Eagles 15 305 561 54.4 3606 29 5.2 21 3.7 7.2 6.6 13.3 240.4 79.2 57 452 5.8 5.2 9.2
Avg Team 264.1 481.8 54.8 3058.8 21.8 4.5 19.3 4.0 66 7.0 6.1 12.7 203.9 72.6 39.5 294.1 5.87 5.0 7.6
League Total 7396 13491 54.8 85646 611 4.5 540 4.0 88 7.0 6.1 12.7 203.9 72.6 1106 8236 5.87 5.0 7.6
Avg Tm/G 17.6 32.1 54.8 203.9 1.5 4.5 1.3 4.0 7.0 6.1 12.7 203.9 72.6 2.6 19.6 5.87 5.0 7.6

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Chicago Bears 15 412 1413 5 3.4 94.2
2 Cleveland Browns 15 401 1433 7 3.6 95.5
3 New Orleans Saints 15 388 1550 6 4.0 103.3
4 Pittsburgh Steelers 15 455 1610 8 3.5 107.3
5 San Francisco 49ers 15 429 1611 8 3.8 107.4
6 Dallas Cowboys 15 459 1617 19 3.5 107.8
7 Los Angeles Raiders 15 469 1637 12 3.5 109.1
8 Cincinnati Bengals 15 441 1641 15 3.7 109.4
9 Philadelphia Eagles 15 428 1643 16 3.8 109.5
10 Washington Redskins 15 441 1679 10 3.8 111.9
11 Minnesota Vikings 15 440 1724 9 3.9 114.9
12 Los Angeles Rams 15 419 1732 8 4.1 115.5
13 New York Giants 15 493 1768 14 3.6 117.9
14 New England Patriots 15 490 1778 13 3.6 118.5
15 Indianapolis Colts 15 463 1790 6 3.9 119.3
16 New York Jets 15 476 1835 15 3.9 122.3
17 Houston Oilers 15 446 1848 10 4.1 123.2
18 Green Bay Packers 15 521 1920 15 3.7 128.0
19 St. Louis Cardinals 15 492 2001 16 4.1 133.4
20 Denver Broncos 15 454 2017 16 4.4 134.5
21 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 500 2038 18 4.1 135.9
22 Buffalo Bills 15 541 2052 11 3.8 136.8
23 Detroit Lions 15 504 2070 18 4.1 138.0
24 San Diego Chargers 15 522 2171 14 4.2 144.7
25 Miami Dolphins 15 498 2198 18 4.4 146.5
26 Seattle Seahawks 15 472 2201 14 4.7 146.7
27 Kansas City Chiefs 15 535 2333 16 4.4 155.5
28 Atlanta Falcons 15 600 2734 24 4.6 182.3
Avg Team 471.0 1858.7 12.9 46 3.9 123.9 32.5
League Total 13189 52044 361 91 3.9 123.9 909
Avg Tm/G 31.4 123.9 0.9 3.9 123.9 2.2

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 New England Patriots 15 41 397 0 9.7 63 1130 0 17.9
2 Buffalo Bills 15 35 179 0 5.1 43 679 0 15.8
3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 50 621 1 12.4 61 1242 0 20.4
4 San Francisco 49ers 15 29 195 0 6.7 76 1598 1 21.0
5 Miami Dolphins 15 26 141 0 5.4 67 1222 0 18.2
6 Pittsburgh Steelers 15 46 395 0 8.6 65 1083 0 16.7
7 Cleveland Browns 15 17 93 0 5.5 72 1343 0 18.7
8 Indianapolis Colts 15 39 376 0 9.6 60 1068 0 17.8
9 Denver Broncos 15 34 424 2 12.5 61 1168 0 19.1
10 Green Bay Packers 15 54 422 0 7.8 61 1140 0 18.7
11 New Orleans Saints 15 29 199 0 6.9 55 1115 0 20.3
12 Seattle Seahawks 15 32 251 1 7.8 67 1379 1 20.6
13 Philadelphia Eagles 15 54 469 0 8.7 59 1276 0 21.6
14 Cincinnati Bengals 15 42 299 0 7.1 62 1145 0 18.5
15 Kansas City Chiefs 15 43 442 0 10.3 55 1263 1 23.0
16 Los Angeles Rams 15 43 317 0 7.4 57 1112 0 19.5
17 Houston Oilers 15 43 454 0 10.6 57 1177 0 20.6
18 Los Angeles Raiders 15 34 256 0 7.5 59 1136 0 19.3
19 Dallas Cowboys 15 45 376 1 8.4 65 1281 0 19.7
20 Detroit Lions 15 34 177 0 5.2 56 1089 0 19.4
21 San Diego Chargers 15 43 429 1 10.0 50 985 1 19.7
22 Chicago Bears 15 26 339 1 13.0 58 1054 0 18.2
23 Minnesota Vikings 15 44 424 0 9.6 64 1173 0 18.3
24 New York Jets 15 33 162 0 4.9 54 1013 0 18.8
25 St. Louis Cardinals 15 36 489 1 13.6 59 1063 0 18.0
26 Atlanta Falcons 15 48 541 1 11.3 44 915 1 20.8
27 New York Giants 15 51 811 2 15.9 68 1463 0 21.5
28 Washington Redskins 15 37 231 0 6.2 63 1352 1 21.5
Avg Team 38.9 353.9 0.4 51 9.1 60.0 1166.6 0.2 55 19.4 6438.0
League Total 1088 9909 11 94 9.1 1681 32664 6 97 19.4 180263
Avg Tm/G 2.6 23.6 0.0 9.1 4.0 77.8 0.0 19.4 429.2

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 Atlanta Falcons 15 30 19 63.3% 54 51 94.4% 60 2382 39.7
2 Kansas City Chiefs 15 35 24 68.6% 45 44 97.8% 56 2262 40.4
3 Miami Dolphins 15 22 14 63.6% 41 41 100.0% 71 2755 38.8
4 Seattle Seahawks 15 26 21 80.8% 36 35 97.2% 63 2463 39.1
5 Cleveland Browns 15 25 17 68.0% 26 26 100.0% 81 3038 37.5
6 Chicago Bears 15 31 18 58.1% 33 30 90.9% 86 3406 39.6
7 Cincinnati Bengals 15 26 23 88.5% 43 43 100.0% 75 3015 40.2
8 Los Angeles Rams 15 24 21 87.5% 43 40 93.0% 83 3096 37.3
9 Los Angeles Raiders 15 29 20 69.0% 33 31 93.9% 78 3323 42.6
10 Detroit Lions 15 34 28 82.4% 43 42 97.7% 65 2464 37.9
11 Buffalo Bills 15 20 15 75.0% 37 36 97.3% 88 3230 36.7
12 Denver Broncos 15 21 14 66.7% 35 32 91.4% 75 3157 42.1
13 San Diego Chargers 15 29 19 65.5% 37 36 97.3% 89 3694 41.5
14 Indianapolis Colts 15 26 15 57.7% 28 25 89.3% 82 3050 37.2
15 Pittsburgh Steelers 15 26 20 76.9% 34 31 91.2% 70 2744 39.2
16 St. Louis Cardinals 15 18 11 61.1% 48 45 93.8% 74 3049 41.2
17 Houston Oilers 15 36 30 83.3% 37 35 94.6% 77 3034 39.4
18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 30 18 60.0% 44 42 95.5% 64 2637 41.2
19 New York Jets 15 29 20 69.0% 43 42 97.7% 80 3072 38.4
20 Green Bay Packers 15 36 27 75.0% 31 29 93.5% 77 3088 40.1
21 Minnesota Vikings 15 31 24 77.4% 38 35 92.1% 74 2953 39.9
22 Dallas Cowboys 15 29 19 65.5% 41 39 95.1% 75 3045 40.6
23 San Francisco 49ers 15 35 24 68.6% 26 25 96.2% 72 2851 39.6
24 New Orleans Saints 15 18 12 66.7% 35 35 100.0% 73 2738 37.5
25 New York Giants 15 34 23 67.6% 35 33 94.3% 96 3658 38.1
26 Washington Redskins 15 28 19 67.9% 33 30 90.9% 91 3567 39.2
27 New England Patriots 15 27 18 66.7% 33 33 100.0% 77 2934 38.1
28 Philadelphia Eagles 15 29 18 62.1% 46 44 95.7% 88 3265 37.1
Avg Team 0.5 0.5 7.5 7.0 8.9 6.5 9.2 5.0 1.8 0.7 28.0 19.7 70.3% 37.2 36.1 97.0% 76.4 3039.4 63 1.0 39.8
League Total 14 14 211 196 248 181 258 140 51 20 784 551 70.3% 1041 1010 97.0% 2140 85104 77 29 39.8
Avg Tm/G 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.1 1.9 1.3 70.3% 2.5 2.4 97.0% 5.1 202.6 0.1 39.8

Scoring Defense

Rk Tm G RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Atlanta Falcons 15 24 26 1 1 2 51 19 2 436 29.1
2 San Diego Chargers 15 14 19 1 1 1 1 36 19 1 317 21.1
3 Green Bay Packers 15 15 14 1 29 27 2 300 20.0
4 Detroit Lions 15 18 23 2 42 28 384 25.6
5 Buffalo Bills 15 11 25 1 36 15 1 305 20.3
6 Kansas City Chiefs 15 16 25 1 3 44 24 1 388 25.9
7 New York Giants 15 14 17 2 1 33 23 312 20.8
8 Pittsburgh Steelers 15 8 22 3 1 31 20 2 299 19.9
9 Cincinnati Bengals 15 15 24 2 43 23 370 24.7
10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 18 23 1 2 42 18 360 24.0
11 Indianapolis Colts 15 6 19 1 1 25 15 238 15.9
12 Los Angeles Raiders 15 12 18 2 31 20 289 19.3
13 Los Angeles Rams 15 8 31 2 1 40 21 361 24.1
14 New England Patriots 15 13 17 2 2 33 18 1 293 19.5
15 New York Jets 15 15 27 1 42 20 360 24.0
16 Minnesota Vikings 15 9 24 1 3 35 24 335 22.3
17 Philadelphia Eagles 15 16 29 1 44 18 380 25.3
18 Dallas Cowboys 15 19 21 1 1 39 19 348 23.2
19 Houston Oilers 15 10 25 1 35 30 1 349 23.3
20 Chicago Bears 15 5 24 1 1 1 30 18 282 18.8
21 Miami Dolphins 15 18 21 1 2 41 14 335 22.3
22 St. Louis Cardinals 15 16 30 1 1 45 11 1 368 24.5
23 Seattle Seahawks 15 14 20 1 1 35 21 314 20.9
24 Washington Redskins 15 10 19 1 2 1 30 19 285 19.0
25 Denver Broncos 15 16 15 2 2 32 14 2 288 19.2
26 Cleveland Browns 15 7 15 2 2 26 17 3 239 15.9
27 New Orleans Saints 15 6 25 3 1 35 12 1 283 18.9
28 San Francisco 49ers 15 8 13 1 2 25 24 253 16.9
Avg Team 12.9 21.8 0.4 0.2 1.0 1.0 0.6 36.1 19.7 0.6 324.0 21.6
League Total 361 611 11 6 28 29 16 1010 551 18 9071
Avg Tm/G 0.9 1.5 0.1 0.1 2.4 1.3 21.6