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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 Denver Broncos 16 226 4407 977 4.5 43 22 14 246 268 504 2827 13 21 5.1 142 426 1580 10 3.7 90
2 New York Giants 16 252 4664 946 4.9 37 15 17 266 273 486 3125 16 22 6.0 159 421 1539 10 3.7 90
3 San Francisco 49ers 16 253 4618 979 4.7 37 16 29 283 316 564 3235 15 21 5.3 178 372 1383 9 3.7 76
4 Cleveland Browns 16 254 4831 1031 4.7 38 11 22 276 269 540 3161 20 27 5.4 161 446 1670 8 3.7 93
5 Philadelphia Eagles 16 274 4894 1017 4.8 56 26 29 281 258 529 3289 26 30 5.6 171 426 1605 6 3.8 81
6 Minnesota Vikings 16 275 4184 1021 4.1 36 18 26 266 252 488 2501 18 18 4.5 140 462 1683 14 3.6 100
7 Cincinnati Bengals 16 285 5297 997 5.3 37 16 15 280 256 482 3135 22 21 6.1 151 482 2162 9 4.5 114
8 Kansas City Chiefs 16 286 4293 952 4.5 33 18 20 252 236 471 2527 16 15 5.0 140 445 1766 9 4.0 92
9 San Diego Chargers 16 290 4764 1040 4.6 38 13 21 295 283 513 2951 15 25 5.3 172 479 1813 13 3.8 102
10 Los Angeles Raiders 16 297 5003 1045 4.8 36 18 27 308 277 506 3063 18 18 5.7 160 504 1940 15 3.8 121
11 Indianapolis Colts 16 301 5611 1109 5.1 36 15 18 336 322 556 3534 15 21 5.9 192 507 2077 10 4.1 126
12 New Orleans Saints 16 301 5186 997 5.2 39 18 16 293 320 577 3860 23 21 6.2 198 373 1326 10 3.6 79
13 Washington Redskins 16 308 4915 954 5.2 42 15 25 274 277 530 3571 25 27 6.3 177 384 1344 9 3.5 72
14 Buffalo Bills 16 317 5046 1030 4.9 36 13 26 299 255 508 3206 14 23 5.9 156 484 1840 15 3.8 117
15 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 326 5549 1077 5.2 42 21 34 323 290 548 3541 17 21 6.1 177 498 2008 16 4.0 112
16 Seattle Seahawks 16 327 5215 997 5.2 22 13 16 293 252 445 3097 23 9 6.5 158 520 2118 11 4.1 119
17 Los Angeles Rams 16 344 5567 1023 5.4 36 15 24 306 345 577 4024 24 21 6.5 181 404 1543 13 3.8 101
18 Green Bay Packers 16 356 5347 970 5.5 40 15 12 307 302 476 3339 22 25 6.5 179 460 2008 15 4.4 116
19 Detroit Lions 16 364 5537 1064 5.2 32 16 27 314 370 570 3916 19 16 6.4 189 454 1621 18 3.6 98
20 Chicago Bears 16 377 5729 1039 5.5 38 12 23 332 307 554 3832 21 26 6.5 191 446 1897 21 4.3 118
21 Phoenix Cardinals 16 377 5877 1100 5.3 27 11 31 329 286 531 3575 24 16 6.4 185 539 2302 12 4.3 113
22 Miami Dolphins 16 379 5696 1045 5.5 23 8 18 337 315 513 3543 21 15 6.4 180 493 2153 19 4.4 139
23 New England Patriots 16 391 5644 975 5.8 28 12 11 297 259 449 3666 27 16 7.6 176 495 1978 19 4.0 110
24 Dallas Cowboys 16 393 5556 1060 5.2 17 10 22 321 301 488 3565 21 7 6.9 183 543 1991 17 3.7 116
25 New York Jets 16 411 5994 1059 5.7 24 9 23 328 282 514 3858 31 15 7.1 178 517 2136 16 4.1 127
26 Houston Oilers 16 412 5211 940 5.5 37 16 30 314 269 467 3542 28 21 7.0 165 437 1669 20 3.8 119
27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 419 5460 1027 5.3 39 18 32 317 301 515 3437 29 21 6.3 170 479 2023 18 4.2 115
28 Atlanta Falcons 16 437 6025 1040 5.8 32 12 17 336 259 437 3554 19 20 7.6 163 572 2471 26 4.3 156
Avg Team 329.7 5218.6 1018.3 5.1 35.0 15.1 22.3 300.3 285.7 512.1 3374.1 20.8 20.0 6.1 170.4 466.7 1844.5 13.9 4.0 107.6
League Total 9232 146120 28511 5.1 981 422 625 8409 8000 14338 94474 582 559 6.1 4772 13068 51646 388 4.0 3012
Avg Tm/G 20.6 326.2 63.6 5.1 2.2 0.9 1.4 18.8 17.9 32.0 210.9 1.3 1.2 6.1 10.7 29.2 115.3 0.9 4.0 6.7

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 Minnesota Vikings 16 252 488 51.6 2501 18 3.7 18 3.7 6.2 5.2 11.9 156.3 67.7 71 502 4.5 3.7 12.7
2 Kansas City Chiefs 16 236 471 50.1 2527 16 3.4 15 3.2 6.0 5.2 12.0 157.9 66.8 36 294 5.0 4.3 7.1
3 Denver Broncos 16 268 504 53.2 2827 13 2.6 21 4.2 6.4 5.0 11.9 176.7 64.1 47 374 5.1 3.9 8.5
4 San Diego Chargers 16 283 513 55.2 2951 15 2.9 25 4.9 6.5 4.8 11.7 184.4 64.4 48 360 5.3 3.8 8.6
5 Los Angeles Raiders 16 277 506 54.7 3063 18 3.6 18 3.6 6.5 5.7 12.0 191.4 72.0 35 248 5.7 4.8 6.5
6 Seattle Seahawks 16 252 445 56.6 3097 23 5.2 9 2.0 7.5 7.6 13.2 193.6 89.3 32 235 6.5 6.6 6.7
7 New York Giants 16 273 486 56.2 3125 16 3.3 22 4.5 7.1 5.7 12.6 195.3 70.4 39 302 6.0 4.7 7.4
8 Cincinnati Bengals 16 256 482 53.1 3135 22 4.6 21 4.4 7.0 6.0 13.2 195.9 72.6 33 248 6.1 5.1 6.4
9 Cleveland Browns 16 269 540 49.8 3161 20 3.7 27 5.0 6.5 5.0 13.1 197.6 62.3 45 359 5.4 4.0 7.7
10 Buffalo Bills 16 255 508 50.2 3206 14 2.8 23 4.5 6.9 5.4 13.7 200.4 62.9 38 289 5.9 4.5 7.0
11 San Francisco 49ers 16 316 564 56.0 3235 15 2.7 21 3.7 6.3 5.2 11.3 202.2 68.5 43 333 5.3 4.3 7.1
12 Philadelphia Eagles 16 258 529 48.8 3289 26 4.9 30 5.7 7.0 5.4 14.4 205.6 64.7 62 424 5.6 4.2 10.5
13 Green Bay Packers 16 302 476 63.4 3339 22 4.6 25 5.3 7.5 6.0 11.8 208.7 79.6 34 214 6.5 5.2 6.7
14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 301 515 58.4 3437 29 5.6 21 4.1 7.1 6.4 12.2 214.8 82.2 33 222 6.3 5.6 6.0
15 Indianapolis Colts 16 322 556 57.9 3534 15 2.7 21 3.8 7.0 5.9 12.2 220.9 73.0 46 384 5.9 4.8 7.6
16 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 290 548 52.9 3541 17 3.1 21 3.8 6.8 5.7 12.8 221.3 68.8 31 180 6.1 5.1 5.4
17 Houston Oilers 16 269 467 57.6 3542 28 6.0 21 4.5 8.2 7.4 14.2 221.4 85.4 36 277 7.0 6.3 7.2
18 Miami Dolphins 16 315 513 61.4 3543 21 4.1 15 2.9 7.4 6.9 12.1 221.4 85.7 39 268 6.4 6.0 7.1
19 Atlanta Falcons 16 259 437 59.3 3554 19 4.3 20 4.6 8.6 7.4 14.4 222.1 82.5 31 183 7.6 6.5 6.6
20 Dallas Cowboys 16 301 488 61.7 3565 21 4.3 7 1.4 7.7 7.9 12.5 222.8 93.9 29 183 6.9 7.1 5.6
21 Washington Redskins 16 277 530 52.3 3571 25 4.7 27 5.1 7.3 6.0 14.0 223.2 70.6 40 304 6.3 5.0 7.0
22 Phoenix Cardinals 16 286 531 53.9 3575 24 4.5 16 3.0 7.1 6.7 13.3 223.4 79.2 30 219 6.4 5.9 5.3
23 New England Patriots 16 259 449 57.7 3666 27 6.0 16 3.6 8.7 8.3 15.1 229.1 91.6 31 239 7.6 7.3 6.5
24 Chicago Bears 16 307 554 55.4 3832 21 3.8 26 4.7 7.4 6.0 13.3 239.5 72.0 39 247 6.5 5.2 6.6
25 New York Jets 16 282 514 54.9 3858 31 6.0 15 2.9 7.9 7.7 14.3 241.1 88.5 28 177 7.1 7.0 5.2
26 New Orleans Saints 16 320 577 55.5 3860 23 4.0 21 3.6 7.3 6.5 13.2 241.3 76.9 47 362 6.2 5.4 7.5
27 Detroit Lions 16 370 570 64.9 3916 19 3.3 16 2.8 7.4 6.8 11.3 244.8 86.2 40 277 6.4 5.9 6.6
28 Los Angeles Rams 16 345 577 59.8 4024 24 4.2 21 3.6 7.5 6.6 12.5 251.5 81.7 42 278 6.5 5.7 6.8
Avg Team 285.7 512.1 55.8 3374.1 20.8 4.1 20.0 3.9 72 7.1 6.2 12.8 210.9 73.3 39.5 285.1 6.12 5.2 7.2
League Total 8000 14338 55.8 94474 582 4.1 559 3.9 97 7.1 6.2 12.8 210.9 73.3 1105 7982 6.12 5.2 7.2
Avg Tm/G 17.9 32.0 55.8 210.9 1.3 4.1 1.2 3.9 7.1 6.2 12.8 210.9 73.3 2.5 17.8 6.12 5.2 7.2

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 New Orleans Saints 16 373 1326 10 3.6 82.9
2 Washington Redskins 16 384 1344 9 3.5 84.0
3 San Francisco 49ers 16 372 1383 9 3.7 86.4
4 New York Giants 16 421 1539 10 3.7 96.2
5 Los Angeles Rams 16 404 1543 13 3.8 96.4
6 Denver Broncos 16 426 1580 10 3.7 98.8
7 Philadelphia Eagles 16 426 1605 6 3.8 100.3
8 Detroit Lions 16 454 1621 18 3.6 101.3
9 Houston Oilers 16 437 1669 20 3.8 104.3
10 Cleveland Browns 16 446 1670 8 3.7 104.4
11 Minnesota Vikings 16 462 1683 14 3.6 105.2
12 Kansas City Chiefs 16 445 1766 9 4.0 110.4
13 San Diego Chargers 16 479 1813 13 3.8 113.3
14 Buffalo Bills 16 484 1840 15 3.8 115.0
15 Chicago Bears 16 446 1897 21 4.3 118.6
16 Los Angeles Raiders 16 504 1940 15 3.8 121.3
17 New England Patriots 16 495 1978 19 4.0 123.6
18 Dallas Cowboys 16 543 1991 17 3.7 124.4
19 Green Bay Packers 16 460 2008 15 4.4 125.5
20 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 498 2008 16 4.0 125.5
21 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 479 2023 18 4.2 126.4
22 Indianapolis Colts 16 507 2077 10 4.1 129.8
23 Seattle Seahawks 16 520 2118 11 4.1 132.4
24 New York Jets 16 517 2136 16 4.1 133.5
25 Miami Dolphins 16 493 2153 19 4.4 134.6
26 Cincinnati Bengals 16 482 2162 9 4.5 135.1
27 Phoenix Cardinals 16 539 2302 12 4.3 143.9
28 Atlanta Falcons 16 572 2471 26 4.3 154.4
Avg Team 466.7 1844.5 13.9 47 4.0 115.3 30.0
League Total 13068 51646 388 92 4.0 115.3 841
Avg Tm/G 29.2 115.3 0.9 4.0 115.3 1.9

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 Washington Redskins 16 34 383 0 11.3 74 1532 1 20.7
2 Indianapolis Colts 16 51 504 1 9.9 63 1208 0 19.2
3 Philadelphia Eagles 16 37 215 0 5.8 60 1307 1 21.8
4 Buffalo Bills 16 25 227 0 9.1 75 1187 0 15.8
5 Denver Broncos 16 28 370 0 13.2 72 1256 0 17.4
6 Cincinnati Bengals 16 33 323 0 9.8 55 1203 0 21.9
7 San Francisco 49ers 16 35 361 0 10.3 76 1435 0 18.9
8 Houston Oilers 16 24 191 0 8.0 59 1024 1 17.4
9 Los Angeles Raiders 16 41 301 1 7.3 59 1001 2 17.0
10 Miami Dolphins 16 26 256 0 9.8 63 1215 0 19.3
11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 54 492 0 9.1 55 1143 0 20.8
12 Seattle Seahawks 16 41 334 0 8.1 44 814 0 18.5
13 Kansas City Chiefs 16 40 325 0 8.1 55 1156 2 21.0
14 Minnesota Vikings 16 32 300 0 9.4 68 1287 0 18.9
15 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 45 361 0 8.0 53 1096 0 20.7
16 New York Giants 16 29 236 0 8.1 73 1306 0 17.9
17 Cleveland Browns 16 49 418 0 8.5 58 1175 0 20.3
18 San Diego Chargers 16 43 451 0 10.5 57 1249 1 21.9
19 Los Angeles Rams 16 34 315 1 9.3 84 1633 0 19.4
20 Green Bay Packers 16 30 416 0 13.9 63 1389 0 22.0
21 Chicago Bears 16 30 262 0 8.7 68 1375 0 20.2
22 Dallas Cowboys 16 38 334 1 8.8 46 853 0 18.5
23 Detroit Lions 16 46 373 0 8.1 65 1037 1 16.0
24 New York Jets 16 34 257 1 7.6 47 1029 0 21.9
25 Atlanta Falcons 16 43 460 0 10.7 60 1188 0 19.8
26 New England Patriots 16 38 346 0 9.1 61 1199 0 19.7
27 New Orleans Saints 16 35 244 0 7.0 55 983 0 17.9
28 Phoenix Cardinals 16 46 371 0 8.1 57 1193 0 20.9
Avg Team 37.2 338.6 0.2 39 9.1 61.6 1195.5 0.3 68 19.4 6752.6
League Total 1041 9480 5 76 9.1 1725 33473 9 99 19.4 189073
Avg Tm/G 2.3 21.2 0.0 9.1 3.9 74.7 0.0 19.4 422.0

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 Miami Dolphins 16 33 25 75.8% 43 42 97.7% 62 2418 39.0
2 Dallas Cowboys 16 35 28 80.0% 44 43 97.7% 73 2913 39.9
3 Seattle Seahawks 16 32 22 68.8% 37 35 94.6% 74 2901 39.2
4 New England Patriots 16 26 19 73.1% 48 46 95.8% 81 3410 42.1
5 Kansas City Chiefs 16 26 21 80.8% 32 31 96.9% 82 3206 39.1
6 Green Bay Packers 16 30 23 76.7% 41 39 95.1% 65 2646 40.7
7 Chicago Bears 16 36 26 72.2% 43 41 95.3% 67 2653 39.6
8 Houston Oilers 16 21 17 81.0% 51 49 96.1% 56 2106 37.6
9 Los Angeles Raiders 16 21 15 71.4% 36 36 100.0% 72 2902 40.3
10 Phoenix Cardinals 16 40 29 72.5% 41 40 97.6% 76 3154 41.5
11 Cincinnati Bengals 16 27 20 74.1% 32 31 96.9% 75 2932 39.1
12 New York Jets 16 31 21 67.7% 50 46 92.0% 69 2746 39.8
13 Indianapolis Colts 16 43 32 74.4% 29 29 100.0% 65 2704 41.6
14 Detroit Lions 16 33 23 69.7% 42 41 97.6% 80 3296 41.2
15 San Diego Chargers 16 41 29 70.7% 29 27 93.1% 79 3049 38.6
16 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 27 19 70.4% 38 37 97.4% 69 2794 40.5
17 San Francisco 49ers 16 31 23 74.2% 26 26 100.0% 74 2879 38.9
18 New York Giants 16 21 14 66.7% 30 30 100.0% 74 2967 40.1
19 Buffalo Bills 16 37 26 70.3% 34 33 97.1% 75 2872 38.3
20 Washington Redskins 16 23 14 60.9% 38 38 100.0% 76 3048 40.1
21 New Orleans Saints 16 24 19 79.2% 35 34 97.1% 75 2955 39.4
22 Atlanta Falcons 16 36 31 86.1% 49 48 98.0% 56 2341 41.8
23 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 24 20 83.3% 51 51 100.0% 69 2781 40.3
24 Minnesota Vikings 16 21 13 61.9% 33 32 97.0% 95 3857 40.6
25 Denver Broncos 16 27 17 63.0% 25 25 100.0% 84 3444 41.0
26 Los Angeles Rams 16 29 26 89.7% 38 36 94.7% 81 3362 41.5
27 Philadelphia Eagles 16 26 14 53.8% 33 30 90.9% 85 3570 42.0
28 Cleveland Browns 16 28 15 53.6% 29 29 100.0% 94 3798 40.4
Avg Team 1.0 1.0 7.7 7.3 9.0 7.1 9.8 5.4 2.2 0.8 29.6 21.5 72.5% 37.8 36.6 97.0% 74.4 3018.2 62 0.7 40.6
League Total 27 27 216 204 252 199 273 150 61 21 829 601 72.5% 1057 1025 97.0% 2083 84510 91 20 40.6
Avg Tm/G 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.1 1.9 1.3 72.5% 2.4 2.3 97.0% 4.6 188.6 0.0 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 Dallas Cowboys 16 17 21 1 1 3 43 28 1 393 24.6
2 Seattle Seahawks 16 11 23 1 2 35 22 2 327 20.4
3 New York Jets 16 16 31 1 2 46 21 1 411 25.7
4 Phoenix Cardinals 16 12 24 2 3 40 29 2 377 23.6
5 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 16 17 4 1 37 19 2 326 20.4
6 San Diego Chargers 16 13 15 1 27 29 1 290 18.1
7 Atlanta Falcons 16 26 19 4 48 31 1 437 27.3
8 New England Patriots 16 19 27 2 46 19 391 24.4
9 Indianapolis Colts 16 10 15 1 1 2 29 32 1 301 18.8
10 Detroit Lions 16 18 19 1 1 3 41 23 1 364 22.8
11 Los Angeles Raiders 16 15 18 1 2 36 15 297 18.6
12 Kansas City Chiefs 16 9 16 2 3 2 31 21 286 17.9
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 18 29 2 2 51 20 1 419 26.2
14 Miami Dolphins 16 19 21 1 1 42 25 2 379 23.7
15 Cleveland Browns 16 8 20 1 1 29 15 254 15.9
16 Philadelphia Eagles 16 6 26 1 30 14 2 274 17.1
17 New York Giants 16 10 16 2 2 30 14 252 15.8
18 Minnesota Vikings 16 14 18 2 32 13 275 17.2
19 Chicago Bears 16 21 21 1 41 26 377 23.6
20 Denver Broncos 16 10 13 1 1 25 17 226 14.1
21 Green Bay Packers 16 15 22 2 2 39 23 1 356 22.3
22 Houston Oilers 16 20 28 1 1 49 17 412 25.8
23 New Orleans Saints 16 10 23 1 1 34 19 301 18.8
24 Washington Redskins 16 9 25 1 1 1 38 14 308 19.3
25 Cincinnati Bengals 16 9 22 1 31 20 1 285 17.8
26 Buffalo Bills 16 15 14 1 2 33 26 1 317 19.8
27 Los Angeles Rams 16 13 24 1 36 26 1 344 21.5
28 San Francisco 49ers 16 9 15 2 26 23 1 253 15.8
Avg Team 13.9 20.8 0.2 0.3 1.0 1.3 0.4 36.6 21.5 0.8 329.7 20.6
League Total 388 582 5 9 29 36 11 1025 601 22 9232
Avg Tm/G 0.9 1.3 0.1 0.1 2.3 1.3 20.6