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1996 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 Green Bay Packers 16 210 4156 981 4.2 39 13 23 248 283 544 2740 12 26 4.7 151 400 1416 7 3.5 74
2 Carolina Panthers 16 218 4776 990 4.8 38 16 15 251 307 556 3214 17 22 5.2 167 374 1562 6 4.2 69
3 Dallas Cowboys 16 250 4382 958 4.6 33 14 27 260 271 484 2806 10 19 5.4 144 437 1576 10 3.6 89
4 San Francisco 49ers 16 257 4661 1021 4.6 34 14 29 269 287 558 3164 21 20 5.2 164 418 1497 4 3.6 76
5 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 257 4362 1009 4.3 40 17 32 286 322 547 2947 17 23 4.9 174 411 1415 7 3.4 80
6 Buffalo Bills 16 266 4737 1105 4.3 28 14 21 283 292 562 3068 11 14 5.0 168 495 1669 12 3.4 94
7 Denver Broncos 16 275 4470 951 4.7 32 9 29 261 302 566 3139 22 23 5.2 165 345 1331 5 3.9 67
8 Oakland Raiders 16 293 4697 1010 4.7 26 9 33 292 284 513 3021 22 17 5.5 162 463 1676 7 3.6 97
9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 293 4814 976 4.9 29 12 26 296 311 503 2925 17 17 5.4 156 438 1889 13 4.3 114
10 New York Giants 16 297 5047 1050 4.8 35 13 13 285 317 533 3299 15 22 5.9 174 487 1748 14 3.6 98
11 Kansas City Chiefs 16 300 5204 1008 5.2 27 10 28 296 289 536 3538 19 17 6.2 184 441 1666 11 3.8 84
12 Chicago Bears 16 305 4884 981 5.0 28 11 25 295 314 524 3267 21 17 5.9 183 427 1617 13 3.8 87
13 Washington Redskins 16 312 5723 1114 5.1 30 9 21 358 325 560 3448 12 21 5.8 191 520 2275 20 4.4 146
14 New England Patriots 16 313 5305 1063 5.0 34 11 25 305 322 596 3803 17 23 6.0 178 434 1502 14 3.5 102
15 Minnesota Vikings 16 315 5087 1025 5.0 35 13 23 309 314 537 3121 18 22 5.4 169 445 1966 15 4.4 117
16 Houston Oilers 16 319 4610 956 4.8 26 14 24 271 312 524 3225 24 12 5.8 169 397 1385 5 3.5 78
17 Miami Dolphins 16 325 5191 987 5.3 36 16 24 306 337 539 3655 29 20 6.3 191 411 1536 10 3.7 91
18 Indianapolis Colts 16 334 5403 1022 5.3 23 10 8 305 318 534 3643 25 13 6.5 189 459 1760 12 3.8 108
19 Jacksonville Jaguars 16 335 5085 992 5.1 27 14 25 315 290 508 3304 24 13 6.1 180 447 1781 9 4.0 110
20 New Orleans Saints 16 339 4910 1027 4.8 22 10 31 287 267 465 2834 22 12 5.6 152 521 2076 11 4.0 104
21 Philadelphia Eagles 16 341 4562 961 4.7 31 12 27 264 271 500 2979 18 19 5.5 150 421 1583 12 3.8 87
22 Detroit Lions 16 368 5351 1044 5.1 19 8 26 324 311 502 3344 28 11 6.3 172 510 2007 12 3.9 126
23 Cincinnati Bengals 16 369 5469 1047 5.2 44 10 12 317 319 571 3826 22 34 6.3 196 444 1643 15 3.7 109
24 San Diego Chargers 16 376 5421 1100 4.9 36 14 30 321 369 636 3666 28 22 5.5 199 431 1755 10 4.1 92
25 Seattle Seahawks 16 376 5437 1066 5.1 32 18 30 325 303 512 3339 25 14 6.0 181 506 2098 15 4.1 114
26 Arizona Cardinals 16 397 5361 1062 5.0 25 14 25 337 311 520 3499 21 11 6.4 192 514 1862 18 3.6 120
27 St. Louis Rams 16 409 5529 1068 5.2 39 13 24 329 341 558 3675 23 26 6.2 191 478 1854 22 3.9 114
28 Baltimore Ravens 16 441 5889 1075 5.5 22 7 23 351 350 537 3969 27 15 7.0 213 508 1920 18 3.8 115
29 New York Jets 16 454 5564 1023 5.4 26 15 28 304 257 456 3364 33 11 7.0 157 539 2200 19 4.1 119
30 Atlanta Falcons 16 461 5786 994 5.8 23 17 25 309 302 485 3745 26 6 7.2 182 473 2041 18 4.3 102
Avg Team 326.8 5062.4 1022.2 5.0 30.6 12.6 24.4 298.6 306.6 532.2 3318.9 20.9 18.1 5.8 174.8 453.1 1743.5 12.1 3.8 99.4
League Total 9805 151873 30666 5.0 919 377 732 8959 9198 15966 99567 626 542 5.8 5244 13594 52306 364 3.8 2983
Avg Tm/G 20.4 316.4 63.9 5.0 1.9 0.8 1.5 18.7 19.2 33.3 207.4 1.3 1.1 5.8 10.9 28.3 109.0 0.8 3.8 6.2

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 Green Bay Packers 16 283 544 52.0 2740 12 2.2 26 4.8 5.4 3.7 10.4 171.3 55.4 37 202 4.7 3.1 6.4
2 Dallas Cowboys 16 271 484 56.0 2806 10 2.1 19 3.9 6.3 4.9 11.2 175.4 65.3 37 219 5.4 4.1 7.1
3 New Orleans Saints 16 267 465 57.4 2834 22 4.7 12 2.6 6.7 6.5 11.7 177.1 82.9 41 283 5.6 5.4 8.1
4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 311 503 61.8 2925 17 3.4 17 3.4 6.2 5.4 10.1 182.8 76.7 35 207 5.4 4.6 6.5
5 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 322 547 58.9 2947 17 3.1 23 4.2 6.1 4.8 10.3 184.2 69.2 51 369 4.9 3.8 8.5
6 Philadelphia Eagles 16 271 500 54.2 2979 18 3.6 19 3.8 6.5 5.5 12.0 186.2 70.4 40 264 5.5 4.6 7.4
7 Oakland Raiders 16 284 513 55.4 3021 22 4.3 17 3.3 6.4 5.7 11.5 188.8 75.3 34 252 5.5 4.9 6.2
8 Buffalo Bills 16 292 562 52.0 3068 11 2.0 14 2.5 6.1 5.3 11.7 191.8 66.8 48 341 5.0 4.4 7.9
9 Minnesota Vikings 16 314 537 58.5 3121 18 3.4 22 4.1 6.3 5.1 10.8 195.1 71.2 43 263 5.4 4.3 7.4
10 Denver Broncos 16 302 566 53.4 3139 22 3.9 23 4.1 6.0 5.0 11.3 196.2 67.7 40 274 5.2 4.2 6.6
11 San Francisco 49ers 16 287 558 51.4 3164 21 3.8 20 3.6 6.2 5.3 12.1 197.8 68.4 45 297 5.2 4.5 7.5
12 Carolina Panthers 16 307 556 55.2 3214 17 3.1 22 4.0 6.4 5.3 11.7 200.9 68.7 60 371 5.2 4.2 9.7
13 Houston Oilers 16 312 524 59.5 3225 24 4.6 12 2.3 6.6 6.5 11.1 201.6 85.0 35 242 5.8 5.7 6.3
14 Chicago Bears 16 314 524 59.9 3267 21 4.0 17 3.2 6.6 6.0 11.1 204.2 79.5 30 209 5.9 5.3 5.4
15 New York Giants 16 317 533 59.5 3299 15 2.8 22 4.1 6.5 5.2 11.0 206.2 71.0 30 178 5.9 4.6 5.3
16 Jacksonville Jaguars 16 290 508 57.1 3304 24 4.7 13 2.6 7.0 6.8 12.2 206.5 83.8 37 237 6.1 5.9 6.8
17 Seattle Seahawks 16 303 512 59.2 3339 25 4.9 14 2.7 7.1 6.8 12.0 208.7 85.8 48 285 6.0 5.7 8.6
18 Detroit Lions 16 311 502 62.0 3344 28 5.6 11 2.2 7.1 7.3 11.5 209.0 92.9 32 233 6.3 6.4 6.0
19 New York Jets 16 257 456 56.4 3364 33 7.2 11 2.4 7.8 8.1 13.8 210.3 95.5 28 178 7.0 7.3 5.8
20 Washington Redskins 16 325 560 58.0 3448 12 2.1 21 3.8 6.5 5.3 11.2 215.5 69.2 34 207 5.8 4.6 5.7
21 Arizona Cardinals 16 311 520 59.8 3499 21 4.0 11 2.1 7.1 6.9 11.8 218.7 86.1 28 185 6.4 6.2 5.1
22 Kansas City Chiefs 16 289 536 53.9 3538 19 3.5 17 3.2 7.0 6.2 12.9 221.1 74.6 31 193 6.2 5.6 5.5
23 Indianapolis Colts 16 318 534 59.6 3643 25 4.7 13 2.4 7.2 7.0 12.0 227.7 87.0 29 182 6.5 6.3 5.2
24 Miami Dolphins 16 337 539 62.5 3655 29 5.4 20 3.7 7.2 6.6 11.5 228.4 86.7 37 233 6.3 5.8 6.4
25 San Diego Chargers 16 369 636 58.0 3666 28 4.4 22 3.5 6.1 5.4 10.5 229.1 76.0 33 201 5.5 4.8 4.9
26 St. Louis Rams 16 341 558 61.1 3675 23 4.1 26 4.7 6.9 5.6 11.3 229.7 76.1 32 181 6.2 5.0 5.4
27 Atlanta Falcons 16 302 485 62.3 3745 26 5.4 6 1.2 8.2 8.7 13.1 234.1 100.6 36 208 7.2 7.7 6.9
28 New England Patriots 16 322 596 54.0 3803 17 2.9 23 3.9 6.8 5.6 12.6 237.7 68.9 33 252 6.0 4.9 5.2
29 Cincinnati Bengals 16 319 571 55.9 3826 22 3.9 34 6.0 7.1 5.1 12.6 239.1 66.1 32 202 6.3 4.5 5.3
30 Baltimore Ravens 16 350 537 65.2 3969 27 5.0 15 2.8 7.7 7.4 11.8 248.1 93.4 30 146 7.0 6.8 5.3
Avg Team 306.6 532.2 57.6 3318.9 20.9 3.9 18.1 3.4 66 6.7 5.9 11.6 207.4 75.0 36.9 236.5 5.83 5.1 6.5
League Total 9198 15966 57.6 99567 626 3.9 542 3.4 95 6.7 5.9 11.6 207.4 75.0 1106 7094 5.83 5.1 6.5
Avg Tm/G 19.2 33.3 57.6 207.4 1.3 3.9 1.1 3.4 6.7 5.9 11.6 207.4 75.0 2.3 14.8 5.83 5.1 6.5

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Denver Broncos 16 345 1331 5 3.9 83.2
2 Houston Oilers 16 397 1385 5 3.5 86.6
3 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 411 1415 7 3.4 88.4
4 Green Bay Packers 16 400 1416 7 3.5 88.5
5 San Francisco 49ers 16 418 1497 4 3.6 93.6
6 New England Patriots 16 434 1502 14 3.5 93.9
7 Miami Dolphins 16 411 1536 10 3.7 96.0
8 Carolina Panthers 16 374 1562 6 4.2 97.6
9 Dallas Cowboys 16 437 1576 10 3.6 98.5
10 Philadelphia Eagles 16 421 1583 12 3.8 98.9
11 Chicago Bears 16 427 1617 13 3.8 101.1
12 Cincinnati Bengals 16 444 1643 15 3.7 102.7
13 Kansas City Chiefs 16 441 1666 11 3.8 104.1
14 Buffalo Bills 16 495 1669 12 3.4 104.3
15 Oakland Raiders 16 463 1676 7 3.6 104.8
16 New York Giants 16 487 1748 14 3.6 109.3
17 San Diego Chargers 16 431 1755 10 4.1 109.7
18 Indianapolis Colts 16 459 1760 12 3.8 110.0
19 Jacksonville Jaguars 16 447 1781 9 4.0 111.3
20 St. Louis Rams 16 478 1854 22 3.9 115.9
21 Arizona Cardinals 16 514 1862 18 3.6 116.4
22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 438 1889 13 4.3 118.1
23 Baltimore Ravens 16 508 1920 18 3.8 120.0
24 Minnesota Vikings 16 445 1966 15 4.4 122.9
25 Detroit Lions 16 510 2007 12 3.9 125.4
26 Atlanta Falcons 16 473 2041 18 4.3 127.6
27 New Orleans Saints 16 521 2076 11 4.0 129.8
28 Seattle Seahawks 16 506 2098 15 4.1 131.1
29 New York Jets 16 539 2200 19 4.1 137.5
30 Washington Redskins 16 520 2275 20 4.4 142.2
Avg Team 453.1 1743.5 12.1 50 3.8 109.0 25.9
League Total 13594 52306 364 80 3.8 109.0 776
Avg Tm/G 28.3 109.0 0.8 3.8 109.0 1.6

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 48 368 0 7.7 48 1058 0 22.0
2 Chicago Bears 16 42 527 2 12.5 52 1115 1 21.4
3 Washington Redskins 16 35 235 0 6.7 76 1610 0 21.2
4 Minnesota Vikings 16 37 577 0 15.6 53 1314 0 24.8
5 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 32 284 0 8.9 69 1509 1 21.9
6 Houston Oilers 16 31 251 0 8.1 78 1675 0 21.5
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 38 248 0 6.5 51 972 0 19.1
8 St. Louis Rams 16 41 495 0 12.1 58 1290 2 22.2
9 Dallas Cowboys 16 32 249 0 7.8 70 1431 0 20.4
10 San Francisco 49ers 16 36 235 0 6.5 77 1414 0 18.4
11 Kansas City Chiefs 16 42 492 1 11.7 64 1300 0 20.3
12 Denver Broncos 16 23 261 1 11.3 76 1602 1 21.1
13 Jacksonville Jaguars 16 44 400 0 9.1 71 1674 0 23.6
14 Buffalo Bills 16 40 246 1 6.2 65 1255 0 19.3
15 San Diego Chargers 16 51 612 1 12.0 59 1497 0 25.4
16 Indianapolis Colts 16 38 413 0 10.9 67 1666 0 24.9
17 Oakland Raiders 16 38 272 0 7.2 55 1129 0 20.5
18 Detroit Lions 16 42 519 1 12.4 52 1298 0 25.0
19 Cincinnati Bengals 16 38 502 0 13.2 69 1642 1 23.8
20 Philadelphia Eagles 16 36 330 1 9.2 73 1715 0 23.5
21 Carolina Panthers 16 32 175 0 5.5 71 1429 0 20.1
22 Seattle Seahawks 16 52 593 0 11.4 72 1642 0 22.8
23 Green Bay Packers 16 29 237 0 8.2 76 1649 0 21.7
24 New York Jets 16 40 429 0 10.7 58 1485 1 25.6
25 New York Giants 16 45 432 2 9.6 42 948 0 22.6
26 New Orleans Saints 16 43 546 1 12.7 52 1155 0 22.2
27 Arizona Cardinals 16 37 403 1 10.9 61 1290 1 21.1
28 New England Patriots 16 34 334 0 9.8 81 1683 0 20.8
29 Atlanta Falcons 16 32 413 1 12.9 53 1314 1 24.8
30 Baltimore Ravens 16 27 273 0 10.1 70 1402 0 20.0
Avg Team 37.8 379.9 0.4 53 10.0 64.0 1405.4 0.3 71 22.0 7084.2
League Total 1135 11396 13 92 10.0 1919 42163 9 97 22.0 212526
Avg Tm/G 2.4 23.7 0.0 10.0 4.0 87.8 0.0 22.0 442.8

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 27 19 70.4% 32 32 100.0% 74 3212 43.4
2 Detroit Lions 16 25 20 80.0% 41 40 97.6% 71 2925 41.2
3 New York Jets 16 28 23 82.1% 52 51 98.1% 75 3157 42.1
4 Baltimore Ravens 16 31 28 90.3% 41 41 100.0% 68 2883 42.4
5 New Orleans Saints 16 42 33 78.6% 32 32 100.0% 74 3182 43.0
6 Jacksonville Jaguars 16 34 26 76.5% 35 33 94.3% 71 2982 42.0
7 Chicago Bears 16 23 16 69.6% 36 35 97.2% 76 3048 40.1
8 St. Louis Rams 16 27 19 70.4% 47 46 97.9% 69 2801 40.6
9 Atlanta Falcons 16 44 42 95.5% 43 43 100.0% 64 2694 42.1
10 Dallas Cowboys 16 32 28 87.5% 20 20 100.0% 75 3457 46.1
11 Indianapolis Colts 16 28 23 82.1% 34 33 97.1% 81 3524 43.5
12 Denver Broncos 16 23 20 87.0% 25 25 100.0% 83 3826 46.1
13 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 26 21 80.8% 26 26 100.0% 86 3767 43.8
14 Arizona Cardinals 16 37 30 81.1% 43 41 95.3% 69 3022 43.8
15 Houston Oilers 16 33 25 75.8% 32 32 100.0% 75 3075 41.0
16 New England Patriots 16 29 23 79.3% 28 28 100.0% 82 3485 42.5
17 Miami Dolphins 16 17 13 76.5% 39 38 97.4% 75 3285 43.8
18 Philadelphia Eagles 16 36 31 86.1% 32 30 93.8% 74 3286 44.4
19 Kansas City Chiefs 16 36 25 69.4% 29 29 100.0% 71 2968 41.8
20 Oakland Raiders 16 34 25 73.5% 26 26 100.0% 85 3562 41.9
21 Seattle Seahawks 16 34 31 91.2% 35 35 100.0% 76 3215 42.3
22 Green Bay Packers 16 27 25 92.6% 17 17 100.0% 90 3879 43.1
23 Minnesota Vikings 16 30 20 66.7% 33 33 100.0% 84 3595 42.8
24 San Francisco 49ers 16 29 26 89.7% 21 21 100.0% 88 3696 42.0
25 Washington Redskins 16 38 27 71.1% 31 31 100.0% 68 2992 44.0
26 New York Giants 16 26 22 84.6% 31 31 100.0% 92 3800 41.3
27 Cincinnati Bengals 16 30 25 83.3% 40 40 100.0% 61 2708 44.4
28 San Diego Chargers 16 33 26 78.8% 40 40 100.0% 71 3145 44.3
29 Carolina Panthers 16 20 17 85.0% 24 23 95.8% 95 4161 43.8
30 Buffalo Bills 16 36 23 63.9% 26 25 96.2% 102 4406 43.2
Avg Team 0.7 0.7 9.4 8.9 9.6 8.1 8.9 5.7 1.9 1.0 30.5 24.4 80.0% 33.0 32.6 98.6% 77.5 3341.7 64 0.4 43.1
League Total 20 20 281 266 288 244 267 172 58 30 915 732 80.0% 991 977 98.6% 2325 100251 80 12 43.1
Avg Tm/G 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.1 1.9 1.5 80.0% 2.1 2.0 98.6% 4.8 208.9 0.0 43.1

Scoring Defense

Rk Tm G RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 13 17 1 3 32 19 293 18.3
2 New Orleans Saints 16 11 22 1 2 32 33 339 21.2
3 New York Giants 16 14 15 2 1 1 1 31 22 297 18.6
4 New York Jets 16 19 33 1 2 1 51 23 1 454 28.4
5 Chicago Bears 16 13 21 2 1 35 16 305 19.1
6 Dallas Cowboys 16 10 10 2 1 20 28 1 250 15.6
7 Kansas City Chiefs 16 11 19 1 1 1 29 25 1 300 18.8
8 Minnesota Vikings 16 15 18 3 1 33 20 2 315 19.7
9 Arizona Cardinals 16 18 21 1 1 2 1 41 30 397 24.8
10 Detroit Lions 16 12 28 1 2 1 40 20 1 368 23.0
11 St. Louis Rams 16 22 23 2 2 1 1 46 19 2 409 25.6
12 Atlanta Falcons 16 18 26 1 1 2 1 43 42 1 461 28.8
13 San Diego Chargers 16 10 28 1 2 2 40 26 376 23.5
14 Seattle Seahawks 16 15 25 3 35 31 1 376 23.5
15 Indianapolis Colts 16 12 25 1 1 33 23 1 334 20.9
16 Buffalo Bills 16 12 11 1 4 1 25 23 1 266 16.6
17 Jacksonville Jaguars 16 9 24 1 3 1 33 26 335 20.9
18 Miami Dolphins 16 10 29 1 1 1 38 13 325 20.3
19 Oakland Raiders 16 7 22 1 1 2 26 25 1 293 18.3
20 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 7 17 1 2 26 21 3 257 16.1
21 Houston Oilers 16 5 24 2 3 1 32 25 319 19.9
22 Philadelphia Eagles 16 12 18 1 3 3 30 31 1 341 21.3
23 Washington Redskins 16 20 12 1 31 27 312 19.5
24 Carolina Panthers 16 6 17 1 23 17 218 13.6
25 Baltimore Ravens 16 18 27 1 3 7 41 28 1 441 27.6
26 Cincinnati Bengals 16 15 22 1 2 1 1 40 25 369 23.1
27 Denver Broncos 16 5 22 1 1 2 2 25 20 275 17.2
28 San Francisco 49ers 16 4 21 4 21 26 257 16.1
29 New England Patriots 16 14 17 2 1 5 28 23 1 313 19.6
30 Green Bay Packers 16 7 12 1 17 25 1 210 13.1
Avg Team 12.1 20.9 0.4 0.3 0.9 1.4 0.1 1.5 32.6 24.4 0.7 326.8 20.4
League Total 364 626 13 9 27 41 4 44 977 732 20 9805
Avg Tm/G 0.8 1.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 2.0 1.5 20.4