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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 16 215 4360 977 4.5 35 9 30 264 245 545 3034 18 26 5.2 158 389 1326 5 3.4 76
2 Minnesota Vikings 16 233 4091 952 4.3 53 17 26 243 219 480 2489 12 36 4.8 132 435 1602 10 3.7 85
3 Buffalo Bills 16 237 4578 971 4.7 32 17 39 299 250 448 2724 14 15 5.5 146 477 1854 14 3.9 114
4 New Orleans Saints 16 283 5106 978 5.2 32 15 22 286 277 505 3327 19 17 6.2 167 442 1779 7 4.0 97
5 New England Patriots 16 284 4681 961 4.9 35 15 15 272 234 436 2582 13 20 5.6 138 496 2099 20 4.2 119
6 Cleveland Browns 16 288 4767 1009 4.7 31 11 25 301 245 474 2847 13 20 5.6 162 498 1920 13 3.9 114
7 Los Angeles Rams 16 293 4986 1041 4.8 37 15 23 289 307 571 3300 17 22 5.3 166 414 1686 12 4.1 100
8 San Francisco 49ers 16 294 4575 1013 4.5 38 16 27 277 292 530 2987 25 22 5.2 160 441 1588 8 3.6 90
9 New York Giants 16 304 5086 1072 4.7 33 18 19 291 294 566 3327 23 15 5.4 177 454 1759 8 3.9 95
10 Detroit Lions 16 313 5316 1071 5.0 36 21 27 334 337 513 3279 17 15 5.9 179 511 2037 16 4.0 128
11 Atlanta Falcons 16 315 5692 1052 5.4 38 14 20 312 281 504 3373 17 24 6.3 168 518 2319 14 4.5 124
12 Indianapolis Colts 16 315 5296 1016 5.2 35 20 22 315 321 539 3602 21 15 6.3 184 447 1694 14 3.8 109
13 Green Bay Packers 16 315 4843 1018 4.8 41 21 15 281 256 474 2733 12 20 5.4 136 514 2110 17 4.1 130
14 Philadelphia Eagles 16 319 5799 1086 5.3 44 12 27 311 309 578 4147 23 32 6.7 199 466 1652 11 3.5 85
15 Kansas City Chiefs 16 320 5026 1042 4.8 31 13 20 318 214 410 2434 12 18 5.6 136 609 2592 23 4.3 162
16 Cincinnati Bengals 16 329 5182 1059 4.9 36 14 19 322 283 524 3134 19 22 5.5 177 493 2048 18 4.2 126
17 Seattle Seahawks 16 329 5639 1040 5.4 40 18 16 321 280 501 3353 21 22 6.3 171 509 2286 14 4.5 134
18 San Diego Chargers 16 332 5418 1072 5.1 26 10 27 335 274 517 3285 22 16 6.0 173 521 2133 15 4.1 135
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 350 5155 1025 5.0 33 12 20 293 304 527 3604 19 21 6.6 169 478 1551 21 3.2 104
20 Denver Broncos 16 352 5471 1055 5.2 29 13 15 316 262 467 2933 18 16 5.8 161 552 2538 21 4.6 140
21 New York Jets 16 354 5633 1038 5.4 40 16 25 310 244 476 3509 28 24 6.7 162 517 2124 15 4.1 123
22 Houston Oilers 16 365 4858 985 4.9 42 20 40 304 281 512 3266 22 22 5.9 170 431 1592 20 3.7 94
23 Los Angeles Raiders 16 369 5379 1056 5.1 34 17 21 310 265 483 3171 23 17 6.1 165 533 2208 17 4.1 124
24 Miami Dolphins 16 380 5781 1072 5.4 31 15 31 359 298 491 3275 19 16 6.4 173 557 2506 22 4.5 155
25 Dallas Cowboys 16 381 5414 1023 5.3 19 9 24 297 264 523 3556 30 10 6.2 180 454 1858 13 4.1 93
26 Washington Redskins 16 387 5184 982 5.3 22 8 28 294 261 497 3439 24 14 6.4 153 442 1745 17 3.9 113
27 Phoenix Cardinals 16 398 5169 1014 5.1 29 13 20 301 264 508 3244 30 16 5.9 170 467 1925 19 4.1 111
28 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 421 5805 1067 5.4 33 13 28 319 309 532 3941 25 20 7.2 181 516 1864 20 3.6 110
Avg Team 324.1 5153.2 1026.7 5.0 34.5 14.7 24.0 302.6 273.9 504.7 3210.5 19.9 19.8 5.9 164.8 485.0 1942.7 15.1 4.0 113.9
League Total 9075 144290 28747 5.0 965 412 671 8474 7670 14131 89895 556 553 5.9 4613 13581 54395 424 4.0 3190
Avg Tm/G 20.3 322.1 64.2 5.0 2.2 0.9 1.5 18.9 17.1 31.5 200.7 1.2 1.2 5.9 10.3 30.3 121.4 0.9 4.0 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 Kansas City Chiefs 16 214 410 52.2 2434 12 2.9 18 4.4 6.3 4.9 12.1 152.1 63.4 23 157 5.6 4.3 5.3
2 Minnesota Vikings 16 219 480 45.6 2489 12 2.5 36 7.5 5.8 2.9 12.6 155.6 41.2 37 274 4.8 2.1 7.2
3 New England Patriots 16 234 436 53.7 2582 13 3.0 20 4.6 6.4 5.0 12.0 161.4 64.4 29 219 5.6 4.2 6.2
4 Buffalo Bills 16 250 448 55.8 2724 14 3.1 15 3.3 6.8 5.9 12.2 170.3 73.4 46 322 5.5 4.7 9.3
5 Green Bay Packers 16 256 474 54.0 2733 12 2.5 20 4.2 6.2 4.8 11.5 170.8 63.9 30 216 5.4 4.1 6.0
6 Cleveland Browns 16 245 474 51.7 2847 13 2.7 20 4.2 6.5 5.2 12.7 177.9 64.0 37 255 5.6 4.3 7.2
7 Denver Broncos 16 262 467 56.1 2933 18 3.9 16 3.4 6.8 6.0 12.1 183.3 75.7 36 235 5.8 5.1 7.2
8 San Francisco 49ers 16 292 530 55.1 2987 25 4.7 22 4.2 6.2 5.3 11.2 186.7 72.2 42 297 5.2 4.4 7.3
9 Chicago Bears 16 245 545 45.0 3034 18 3.3 26 4.8 6.2 4.8 13.9 189.6 56.7 43 365 5.2 3.8 7.3
10 Cincinnati Bengals 16 283 524 54.0 3134 19 3.6 22 4.2 6.7 5.5 12.4 195.9 69.6 42 374 5.5 4.5 7.4
11 Los Angeles Raiders 16 265 483 54.9 3171 23 4.8 17 3.5 7.2 6.6 13.1 198.2 79.0 40 300 6.1 5.5 7.6
12 Phoenix Cardinals 16 264 508 52.0 3244 30 5.9 16 3.1 7.0 6.7 13.4 202.8 81.0 39 295 5.9 5.7 7.1
13 Houston Oilers 16 281 512 54.9 3266 22 4.3 22 4.3 7.1 6.0 12.9 204.1 73.7 42 353 5.9 4.9 7.6
14 Miami Dolphins 16 298 491 60.7 3275 19 3.9 16 3.3 7.0 6.3 11.6 204.7 81.2 24 167 6.4 5.7 4.7
15 Detroit Lions 16 337 513 65.7 3279 17 3.3 15 2.9 7.2 6.5 10.9 204.9 85.5 47 393 5.9 5.3 8.4
16 San Diego Chargers 16 274 517 53.0 3285 22 4.3 16 3.1 6.8 6.3 12.9 205.3 75.9 34 240 6.0 5.5 6.2
17 Los Angeles Rams 16 307 571 53.8 3300 17 3.0 22 3.9 6.5 5.3 12.0 206.3 67.7 56 394 5.3 4.2 8.9
18 New York Giants 16 294 566 51.9 3327 23 4.1 15 2.7 6.6 6.3 12.8 207.9 75.5 52 428 5.4 5.0 8.4
19 New Orleans Saints 16 277 505 54.9 3327 19 3.8 17 3.4 7.1 6.3 12.9 207.9 75.8 31 252 6.2 5.5 5.8
20 Seattle Seahawks 16 280 501 55.9 3353 21 4.2 22 4.4 7.2 6.1 12.9 209.6 74.4 30 265 6.3 5.2 5.6
21 Atlanta Falcons 16 281 504 55.8 3373 17 3.4 24 4.8 7.1 5.6 12.8 210.8 69.6 30 211 6.3 4.9 5.6
22 Washington Redskins 16 261 497 52.5 3439 24 4.8 14 2.8 7.5 7.2 14.3 214.9 81.6 43 305 6.4 6.1 8.0
23 New York Jets 16 244 476 51.3 3509 28 5.9 24 5.0 8.0 6.9 15.7 219.3 76.9 45 314 6.7 5.7 8.6
24 Dallas Cowboys 16 264 523 50.5 3556 30 5.7 10 1.9 7.4 7.7 14.7 222.3 86.2 46 327 6.2 6.5 8.1
25 Indianapolis Colts 16 321 539 59.6 3602 21 3.9 15 2.8 7.1 6.6 11.8 225.1 82.5 30 201 6.3 5.9 5.3
26 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 304 527 57.7 3604 19 3.6 21 4.0 7.1 6.0 12.3 225.3 75.2 20 140 6.6 5.6 3.7
27 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 309 532 58.1 3941 25 4.7 20 3.8 7.7 6.9 13.2 246.3 82.5 19 145 7.2 6.4 3.4
28 Philadelphia Eagles 16 309 578 53.5 4147 23 4.0 32 5.5 7.7 6.0 14.4 259.2 68.9 42 296 6.7 5.1 6.8
Avg Team 273.9 504.7 54.3 3210.5 19.9 3.9 19.8 3.9 71 6.9 5.9 12.7 200.7 70.6 37.0 276.4 5.93 5.0 6.8
League Total 7670 14131 54.3 89895 556 3.9 553 3.9 96 6.9 5.9 12.7 200.7 70.6 1035 7740 5.93 5.0 6.8
Avg Tm/G 17.1 31.5 54.3 200.7 1.2 3.9 1.2 3.9 6.9 5.9 12.7 200.7 70.6 2.3 17.3 5.93 5.0 6.8

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Chicago Bears 16 389 1326 5 3.4 82.9
2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 478 1551 21 3.2 96.9
3 San Francisco 49ers 16 441 1588 8 3.6 99.3
4 Houston Oilers 16 431 1592 20 3.7 99.5
5 Minnesota Vikings 16 435 1602 10 3.7 100.1
6 Philadelphia Eagles 16 466 1652 11 3.5 103.3
7 Los Angeles Rams 16 414 1686 12 4.1 105.4
8 Indianapolis Colts 16 447 1694 14 3.8 105.9
9 Washington Redskins 16 442 1745 17 3.9 109.1
10 New York Giants 16 454 1759 8 3.9 109.9
11 New Orleans Saints 16 442 1779 7 4.0 111.2
12 Buffalo Bills 16 477 1854 14 3.9 115.9
13 Dallas Cowboys 16 454 1858 13 4.1 116.1
14 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 516 1864 20 3.6 116.5
15 Cleveland Browns 16 498 1920 13 3.9 120.0
16 Phoenix Cardinals 16 467 1925 19 4.1 120.3
17 Detroit Lions 16 511 2037 16 4.0 127.3
18 Cincinnati Bengals 16 493 2048 18 4.2 128.0
19 New England Patriots 16 496 2099 20 4.2 131.2
20 Green Bay Packers 16 514 2110 17 4.1 131.9
21 New York Jets 16 517 2124 15 4.1 132.8
22 San Diego Chargers 16 521 2133 15 4.1 133.3
23 Los Angeles Raiders 16 533 2208 17 4.1 138.0
24 Seattle Seahawks 16 509 2286 14 4.5 142.9
25 Atlanta Falcons 16 518 2319 14 4.5 144.9
26 Miami Dolphins 16 557 2506 22 4.5 156.6
27 Denver Broncos 16 552 2538 21 4.6 158.6
28 Kansas City Chiefs 16 609 2592 23 4.3 162.0
Avg Team 485.0 1942.7 15.1 46 4.0 121.4 29.4
League Total 13581 54395 424 80 4.0 121.4 824
Avg Tm/G 30.3 121.4 0.9 4.0 121.4 1.8

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 36 222 0 6.2 69 1117 0 16.2
2 Indianapolis Colts 16 37 418 1 11.3 67 1480 1 22.1
3 Chicago Bears 16 40 447 0 11.2 56 1130 0 20.2
4 Kansas City Chiefs 16 48 473 0 9.9 57 1380 2 24.2
5 Cincinnati Bengals 16 32 280 0 8.8 61 1335 0 21.9
6 Philadelphia Eagles 16 47 393 0 8.4 63 1266 0 20.1
7 Miami Dolphins 16 35 318 0 9.1 53 1109 0 20.9
8 New England Patriots 16 37 217 0 5.9 45 888 0 19.7
9 San Diego Chargers 16 56 558 0 10.0 47 1055 1 22.4
10 Cleveland Browns 16 32 304 1 9.5 58 973 0 16.8
11 Houston Oilers 16 35 206 0 5.9 69 1362 1 19.7
12 Green Bay Packers 16 39 314 0 8.1 49 966 0 19.7
13 Seattle Seahawks 16 36 202 0 5.6 66 1207 0 18.3
14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 38 273 0 7.2 52 1129 0 21.7
15 Detroit Lions 16 57 483 1 8.5 56 1076 0 19.2
16 Atlanta Falcons 16 51 297 0 5.8 48 982 0 20.5
17 New Orleans Saints 16 39 248 0 6.4 43 823 0 19.1
18 Los Angeles Rams 16 43 347 0 8.1 81 1563 1 19.3
19 San Francisco 49ers 16 47 426 0 9.1 73 1362 0 18.7
20 New York Giants 16 38 303 0 8.0 73 1269 0 17.4
21 New York Jets 16 34 201 0 5.9 70 1491 0 21.3
22 Denver Broncos 16 33 364 1 11.0 52 1035 0 19.9
23 Phoenix Cardinals 16 41 416 1 10.1 65 1379 1 21.2
24 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 40 418 0 10.5 63 1351 1 21.4
25 Dallas Cowboys 16 37 239 0 6.5 56 1060 0 18.9
26 Minnesota Vikings 16 39 405 0 10.4 81 1622 0 20.0
27 Los Angeles Raiders 16 47 397 0 8.4 61 1299 0 21.3
28 Washington Redskins 16 39 448 1 11.5 61 1111 0 18.2
Avg Team 40.5 343.5 0.2 39 8.5 60.5 1207.9 0.3 57 20.0 6704.5
League Total 1133 9617 6 95 8.5 1695 33820 8 98 20.0 187727
Avg Tm/G 2.5 21.5 0.0 8.5 3.8 75.5 0.0 20.0 419.0

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 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 30 18 60.0% 42 42 100.0% 77 3003 39.0
2 Miami Dolphins 16 28 22 78.6% 45 44 97.8% 58 2424 41.8
3 Cleveland Browns 16 34 26 76.5% 30 30 100.0% 69 2719 39.4
4 Buffalo Bills 16 24 12 50.0% 29 27 93.1% 75 2978 39.7
5 Kansas City Chiefs 16 24 16 66.7% 39 38 97.4% 63 2533 40.2
6 San Diego Chargers 16 36 22 61.1% 38 36 94.7% 71 2790 39.3
7 Washington Redskins 16 36 22 61.1% 46 43 93.5% 79 3113 39.4
8 Indianapolis Colts 16 25 17 68.0% 38 36 94.7% 68 2679 39.4
9 Chicago Bears 16 22 13 59.1% 25 22 88.0% 90 3618 40.2
10 Seattle Seahawks 16 32 21 65.6% 38 38 100.0% 66 2779 42.1
11 Dallas Cowboys 16 29 24 82.8% 44 41 93.2% 86 3578 41.6
12 Green Bay Packers 16 35 25 71.4% 34 34 100.0% 76 2858 37.6
13 Denver Broncos 16 27 21 77.8% 41 41 100.0% 84 3646 43.4
14 Detroit Lions 16 29 25 86.2% 34 32 94.1% 74 2916 39.4
15 Cincinnati Bengals 16 24 17 70.8% 39 38 97.4% 65 2594 39.9
16 New Orleans Saints 16 34 27 79.4% 29 28 96.6% 70 2814 40.2
17 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 32 26 81.3% 49 47 95.9% 67 2727 40.7
18 Phoenix Cardinals 16 22 13 59.1% 51 47 92.2% 83 3411 41.1
19 New England Patriots 16 26 17 65.4% 33 33 100.0% 86 3629 42.2
20 Houston Oilers 16 18 14 77.8% 46 43 93.5% 80 2976 37.2
21 New York Giants 16 33 25 75.8% 32 31 96.9% 93 3701 39.8
22 Atlanta Falcons 16 36 26 72.2% 34 31 91.2% 73 2891 39.6
23 Los Angeles Rams 16 23 16 69.6% 35 35 100.0% 93 3711 39.9
24 New York Jets 16 30 20 66.7% 43 36 83.7% 72 2743 38.1
25 San Francisco 49ers 16 24 18 75.0% 34 34 100.0% 86 3526 41.0
26 Los Angeles Raiders 16 29 27 93.1% 41 40 97.6% 94 3892 41.4
27 Minnesota Vikings 16 25 21 84.0% 24 22 91.7% 96 4061 42.3
28 Philadelphia Eagles 16 29 20 69.0% 37 35 94.6% 85 3213 37.8
Avg Team 0.8 0.8 7.7 6.9 8.8 6.8 8.6 5.0 2.5 1.0 28.4 20.4 71.7% 37.5 35.9 95.6% 77.8 3159.8 62 0.8 40.6
League Total 22 21 216 193 246 190 242 139 70 28 796 571 71.7% 1050 1004 95.6% 2179 88474 74 23 40.6
Avg Tm/G 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.1 1.8 1.3 71.7% 2.3 2.2 95.6% 4.9 197.5 0.1 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 Detroit Lions 16 16 17 1 32 25 1 313 19.6
2 San Diego Chargers 16 15 22 1 36 22 1 332 20.8
3 Green Bay Packers 16 17 12 1 4 34 25 1 315 19.7
4 Atlanta Falcons 16 14 17 1 2 31 26 1 315 19.7
5 New England Patriots 16 20 13 33 17 1 284 17.8
6 Kansas City Chiefs 16 23 12 2 1 1 38 16 320 20.0
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 21 19 2 42 18 1 350 21.9
8 Dallas Cowboys 16 13 30 1 41 24 2 381 23.8
9 Cleveland Browns 16 13 13 1 1 2 30 26 288 18.0
10 New Orleans Saints 16 7 19 1 2 28 27 283 17.7
11 Chicago Bears 16 5 18 1 1 22 13 2 215 13.4
12 Miami Dolphins 16 22 19 4 44 22 380 23.8
13 Los Angeles Raiders 16 17 23 1 40 27 1 369 23.1
14 Denver Broncos 16 21 18 1 1 41 21 1 352 22.0
15 Buffalo Bills 16 14 14 1 27 12 237 14.8
16 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 20 25 1 1 47 26 1 421 26.3
17 Seattle Seahawks 16 14 21 1 1 38 21 329 20.6
18 Phoenix Cardinals 16 19 30 1 1 47 13 3 398 24.9
19 Washington Redskins 16 17 24 1 3 43 22 1 387 24.2
20 Indianapolis Colts 16 14 21 1 1 1 36 17 315 19.7
21 New York Giants 16 8 23 1 31 25 304 19.0
22 San Francisco 49ers 16 8 25 1 34 18 1 294 18.4
23 New York Jets 16 15 28 36 20 354 22.1
24 Philadelphia Eagles 16 11 23 2 35 20 1 319 19.9
25 Minnesota Vikings 16 10 12 1 22 21 2 233 14.6
26 Los Angeles Rams 16 12 17 1 2 1 35 16 293 18.3
27 Houston Oilers 16 20 22 1 2 1 43 14 2 365 22.8
28 Cincinnati Bengals 16 18 19 1 38 17 3 329 20.6
Avg Team 15.1 19.9 0.2 0.3 0.7 1.0 0.4 35.9 20.4 0.9 324.1 20.3
League Total 424 556 6 8 20 27 10 1004 571 26 9075
Avg Tm/G 0.9 1.2 0.1 2.2 1.3 0.1 20.3