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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 Miami Dolphins 16 265 4435 944 4.7 36 7 34 257 252 504 2924 17 29 5.3 148 395 1511 6 3.8 75
2 New York Jets 16 266 4699 980 4.8 30 9 26 263 285 544 3040 16 21 5.2 150 400 1659 11 4.1 87
3 Dallas Cowboys 16 275 5164 988 5.2 26 12 30 276 290 553 3545 21 14 6.0 162 401 1619 10 4.0 84
4 Atlanta Falcons 16 289 4734 950 5.0 44 25 30 267 311 551 3531 22 19 6.0 172 361 1203 7 3.3 65
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 295 4345 925 4.7 26 14 21 244 274 473 2762 15 12 5.4 148 415 1583 12 3.8 75
6 Minnesota Vikings 16 296 5066 997 5.1 34 15 27 300 320 555 3452 17 19 5.8 171 404 1614 12 4.0 102
7 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 303 4963 1002 5.0 29 13 23 266 268 482 3321 17 16 6.3 155 479 1642 8 3.4 88
8 New York Giants 16 309 5171 1051 4.9 26 7 20 286 282 521 3167 17 19 5.5 163 476 2004 13 4.2 103
9 Denver Broncos 16 309 4935 999 4.9 30 11 20 283 345 596 3648 28 19 5.7 183 356 1287 8 3.6 80
10 Seattle Seahawks 16 310 5689 1137 5.0 42 18 29 337 343 597 3690 18 24 5.7 197 487 1999 13 4.1 111
11 Green Bay Packers 16 319 4507 980 4.6 23 10 13 246 296 540 3065 23 13 5.2 166 390 1442 7 3.7 67
12 Tennessee Oilers 16 320 5121 955 5.4 19 7 28 279 319 511 3511 24 12 6.5 170 414 1610 9 3.9 81
13 San Francisco 49ers 16 328 5343 1012 5.3 33 12 28 297 294 566 3733 25 21 6.1 178 395 1610 13 4.1 91
14 New England Patriots 16 329 5182 1053 4.9 31 7 21 305 336 570 3635 26 24 6.0 208 447 1547 8 3.5 76
15 Buffalo Bills 16 333 4691 950 4.9 31 13 36 283 294 532 3198 27 18 5.6 168 375 1493 11 4.0 79
16 Baltimore Ravens 16 335 5297 1050 5.0 23 6 28 298 316 539 3592 20 17 6.2 180 472 1705 12 3.6 90
17 Jacksonville Jaguars 16 338 5559 1057 5.3 30 17 23 309 325 577 3559 23 13 5.9 178 450 2000 9 4.4 108
18 San Diego Chargers 16 342 4208 991 4.2 27 7 35 256 271 530 3068 21 20 5.4 149 422 1140 12 2.7 72
19 Philadelphia Eagles 16 344 5136 1019 5.0 17 8 28 286 249 449 2720 18 9 5.5 133 528 2416 18 4.6 125
20 Oakland Raiders 16 356 4550 1020 4.5 35 14 28 273 291 497 2876 22 21 5.3 150 482 1674 8 3.5 95
21 New Orleans Saints 16 359 5668 1053 5.4 32 11 32 326 328 539 3968 24 21 6.8 208 467 1700 13 3.6 86
22 Kansas City Chiefs 16 363 4854 1010 4.8 33 20 56 321 259 479 2985 17 13 5.8 146 491 1869 22 3.8 119
23 Chicago Bears 16 368 5103 963 5.3 28 14 24 300 292 456 3228 27 14 6.7 155 479 1875 12 3.9 121
24 Detroit Lions 16 378 5117 1004 5.1 21 9 28 308 284 474 3015 23 12 5.8 167 487 2102 15 4.3 113
25 St. Louis Rams 16 378 4880 1004 4.9 23 7 29 282 256 475 2831 28 16 5.4 161 479 2049 11 4.3 92
26 Arizona Cardinals 16 378 5265 1049 5.0 39 19 27 321 299 518 3276 21 20 5.9 177 492 1989 18 4.0 117
27 Carolina Panthers 16 413 5842 1029 5.7 33 14 23 315 298 501 3709 30 19 6.9 197 491 2133 14 4.3 95
28 Washington Redskins 16 421 5354 1057 5.1 21 8 24 303 281 493 2918 21 13 5.5 152 531 2436 24 4.6 127
29 Indianapolis Colts 16 444 5836 1043 5.6 19 11 29 341 275 461 3266 27 8 6.5 181 544 2570 20 4.7 131
30 Cincinnati Bengals 16 452 5763 992 5.8 20 7 16 310 233 406 3151 23 13 7.3 152 558 2612 23 4.7 142
Avg Team 340.5 5082.6 1008.8 5.0 28.7 11.7 27.2 291.3 292.2 516.3 3279.5 21.9 17.0 5.9 167.5 452.3 1803.1 12.6 4.0 96.6
League Total 10215 152477 30264 5.0 861 352 816 8738 8766 15489 98384 658 509 5.9 5025 13568 54093 379 4.0 2897
Avg Tm/G 21.3 317.7 63.1 5.0 1.8 0.7 1.7 18.2 18.3 32.3 205.0 1.4 1.1 5.9 10.5 28.3 112.7 0.8 4.0 6.0

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 Philadelphia Eagles 16 249 449 55.5 2720 18 4.0 9 2.0 6.7 6.6 12.1 170.0 81.2 42 281 5.5 5.4 8.6
2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 274 473 57.9 2762 15 3.2 12 2.5 6.4 5.9 11.0 172.6 76.9 37 252 5.4 4.9 7.3
3 St. Louis Rams 16 256 475 53.9 2831 28 5.9 16 3.4 6.7 6.4 12.4 176.9 80.5 50 349 5.4 5.1 9.5
4 Oakland Raiders 16 291 497 58.6 2876 22 4.4 21 4.2 6.3 5.3 10.8 179.8 74.3 41 258 5.3 4.4 7.6
5 Washington Redskins 16 281 493 57.0 2918 21 4.3 13 2.6 6.3 6.0 11.1 182.4 79.1 33 194 5.5 5.2 6.3
6 Miami Dolphins 16 252 504 50.0 2924 17 3.4 29 5.8 6.3 4.4 12.7 182.8 57.4 45 270 5.3 3.6 8.2
7 Kansas City Chiefs 16 259 479 54.1 2985 17 3.5 13 2.7 6.8 6.3 12.6 186.6 76.0 40 268 5.8 5.3 7.7
8 Detroit Lions 16 284 474 59.9 3015 23 4.9 12 2.5 6.9 6.7 11.5 188.4 86.4 43 261 5.8 5.7 8.3
9 New York Jets 16 285 544 52.4 3040 16 2.9 21 3.9 6.1 4.9 11.6 190.0 64.7 36 259 5.2 4.2 6.2
10 Green Bay Packers 16 296 540 54.8 3065 23 4.3 13 2.4 6.3 6.1 11.5 191.6 78.2 50 336 5.2 5.0 8.5
11 San Diego Chargers 16 271 530 51.1 3068 21 4.0 20 3.8 6.3 5.3 12.2 191.8 68.2 39 246 5.4 4.5 6.9
12 Cincinnati Bengals 16 233 406 57.4 3151 23 5.7 13 3.2 8.3 7.9 14.4 196.9 89.8 28 199 7.3 7.0 6.5
13 New York Giants 16 282 521 54.1 3167 17 3.3 19 3.6 6.7 5.7 12.4 197.9 70.9 54 336 5.5 4.6 9.4
14 Buffalo Bills 16 294 532 55.3 3198 27 5.1 18 3.4 6.5 6.0 11.8 199.9 78.2 43 276 5.6 5.1 7.5
15 Chicago Bears 16 292 456 64.0 3228 27 5.9 14 3.1 7.5 7.3 11.6 201.8 93.5 28 173 6.7 6.5 5.8
16 Indianapolis Colts 16 275 461 59.7 3266 27 5.9 8 1.7 7.6 8.0 12.7 204.1 95.7 38 231 6.5 6.9 7.6
17 Arizona Cardinals 16 299 518 57.7 3276 21 4.1 20 3.9 6.8 5.9 11.8 204.8 76.0 39 250 5.9 5.0 7.0
18 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 268 482 55.6 3321 17 3.5 16 3.3 7.4 6.6 13.3 207.6 77.1 41 238 6.3 5.6 7.8
19 Minnesota Vikings 16 320 555 57.7 3452 17 3.1 19 3.4 6.7 5.7 11.6 215.8 73.8 38 247 5.8 5.0 6.4
20 Tennessee Oilers 16 319 511 62.4 3511 24 4.7 12 2.3 7.2 7.1 11.5 219.4 90.0 30 172 6.5 6.4 5.5
21 Atlanta Falcons 16 311 551 56.4 3531 22 4.0 19 3.4 6.9 6.2 12.2 220.7 76.8 38 275 6.0 5.3 6.5
22 Dallas Cowboys 16 290 553 52.4 3545 21 3.8 14 2.5 6.8 6.4 13.0 221.6 76.3 34 222 6.0 5.7 5.8
23 Jacksonville Jaguars 16 325 577 56.3 3559 23 4.0 13 2.3 6.5 6.3 11.6 222.4 80.1 30 209 5.9 5.7 4.9
24 Baltimore Ravens 16 316 539 58.6 3592 20 3.7 17 3.2 7.2 6.5 12.3 224.5 80.1 39 286 6.2 5.6 6.7
25 New England Patriots 16 336 570 58.9 3635 26 4.6 24 4.2 6.8 5.8 11.5 227.2 77.1 36 222 6.0 5.1 5.9
26 Denver Broncos 16 345 596 57.9 3648 28 4.7 19 3.2 6.7 6.2 11.5 228.0 80.5 47 335 5.7 5.2 7.3
27 Seattle Seahawks 16 343 597 57.5 3690 18 3.0 24 4.0 6.7 5.4 11.6 230.6 71.0 53 282 5.7 4.6 8.2
28 Carolina Panthers 16 298 501 59.5 3709 30 6.0 19 3.8 7.9 7.3 13.2 231.8 88.6 37 228 6.9 6.4 6.9
29 San Francisco 49ers 16 294 566 51.9 3733 25 4.4 21 3.7 7.1 6.3 13.6 233.3 74.0 51 259 6.1 5.3 8.3
30 New Orleans Saints 16 328 539 60.9 3968 24 4.5 21 3.9 7.9 7.0 13.0 248.0 84.3 47 288 6.8 6.0 8.0
Avg Team 292.2 516.3 56.6 3279.5 21.9 4.2 17.0 3.3 75 6.8 6.2 12.1 205.0 76.2 40.2 256.7 5.89 5.3 7.2
League Total 8766 15489 56.6 98384 658 4.2 509 3.3 98 6.8 6.2 12.1 205.0 76.2 1207 7702 5.89 5.3 7.2
Avg Tm/G 18.3 32.3 56.6 205.0 1.4 4.2 1.1 3.3 6.8 6.2 12.1 205.0 76.2 2.5 16.0 5.89 5.3 7.2

Rushing Defense

Rk Tm G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 San Diego Chargers 16 422 1140 12 2.7 71.3
2 Atlanta Falcons 16 361 1203 7 3.3 75.2
3 Denver Broncos 16 356 1287 8 3.6 80.4
4 Green Bay Packers 16 390 1442 7 3.7 90.1
5 Buffalo Bills 16 375 1493 11 4.0 93.3
6 Miami Dolphins 16 395 1511 6 3.8 94.4
7 New England Patriots 16 447 1547 8 3.5 96.7
8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 415 1583 12 3.8 98.9
9 San Francisco 49ers 16 395 1610 13 4.1 100.6
10 Tennessee Oilers 16 414 1610 9 3.9 100.6
11 Minnesota Vikings 16 404 1614 12 4.0 100.9
12 Dallas Cowboys 16 401 1619 10 4.0 101.2
13 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 479 1642 8 3.4 102.6
14 New York Jets 16 400 1659 11 4.1 103.7
15 Oakland Raiders 16 482 1674 8 3.5 104.6
16 New Orleans Saints 16 467 1700 13 3.6 106.3
17 Baltimore Ravens 16 472 1705 12 3.6 106.6
18 Kansas City Chiefs 16 491 1869 22 3.8 116.8
19 Chicago Bears 16 479 1875 12 3.9 117.2
20 Arizona Cardinals 16 492 1989 18 4.0 124.3
21 Seattle Seahawks 16 487 1999 13 4.1 124.9
22 Jacksonville Jaguars 16 450 2000 9 4.4 125.0
23 New York Giants 16 476 2004 13 4.2 125.3
24 St. Louis Rams 16 479 2049 11 4.3 128.1
25 Detroit Lions 16 487 2102 15 4.3 131.4
26 Carolina Panthers 16 491 2133 14 4.3 133.3
27 Philadelphia Eagles 16 528 2416 18 4.6 151.0
28 Washington Redskins 16 531 2436 24 4.6 152.3
29 Indianapolis Colts 16 544 2570 20 4.7 160.6
30 Cincinnati Bengals 16 558 2612 23 4.7 163.3
Avg Team 452.3 1803.1 12.6 58 4.0 112.7 24.1
League Total 13568 54093 379 96 4.0 112.7 724
Avg Tm/G 28.3 112.7 0.8 4.0 112.7 1.5

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 Minnesota Vikings 16 27 325 1 12.0 73 2008 4 27.5
2 Atlanta Falcons 16 20 112 0 5.6 69 1613 1 23.4
3 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 30 310 0 10.3 64 1212 0 18.9
4 Dallas Cowboys 16 34 210 0 6.2 69 1274 0 18.5
5 Chicago Bears 16 38 349 1 9.2 55 1097 0 19.9
6 Buffalo Bills 16 32 374 1 11.7 77 1638 0 21.3
7 Philadelphia Eagles 16 61 511 1 8.4 40 764 0 19.1
8 Tennessee Oilers 16 34 332 0 9.8 55 1114 0 20.3
9 New Orleans Saints 16 53 649 0 12.2 52 1128 0 21.7
10 New England Patriots 16 43 493 0 11.5 71 1335 0 18.8
11 Denver Broncos 16 43 381 0 8.9 89 2006 0 22.5
12 Miami Dolphins 16 43 339 0 7.9 56 1227 1 21.9
13 New York Jets 16 30 309 1 10.3 60 1370 0 22.8
14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 38 302 1 7.9 62 1333 1 21.5
15 Kansas City Chiefs 16 41 513 1 12.5 69 1374 0 19.9
16 Cincinnati Bengals 16 36 503 1 14.0 46 1199 0 26.1
17 New York Giants 16 53 587 1 11.1 51 1234 0 24.2
18 Detroit Lions 16 47 471 1 10.0 49 1196 1 24.4
19 Seattle Seahawks 16 33 369 1 11.2 68 1311 0 19.3
20 Indianapolis Colts 16 42 451 0 10.7 65 1688 1 26.0
21 Arizona Cardinals 16 38 313 0 8.2 56 1200 0 21.4
22 San Francisco 49ers 16 36 341 0 9.5 67 1296 0 19.3
23 Jacksonville Jaguars 16 40 332 0 8.3 76 1858 1 24.4
24 Green Bay Packers 16 27 237 1 8.8 74 1807 2 24.4
25 St. Louis Rams 16 58 652 1 11.2 47 1020 0 21.7
26 Oakland Raiders 16 53 787 1 14.8 60 1388 0 23.1
27 Baltimore Ravens 16 40 284 1 7.1 57 1168 2 20.5
28 Washington Redskins 16 32 261 0 8.2 61 1569 2 25.7
29 San Diego Chargers 16 49 515 1 10.5 54 1484 1 27.5
30 Carolina Panthers 16 20 94 0 4.7 65 1439 1 22.1
Avg Team 39.0 390.2 0.5 55 10.0 61.9 1378.3 0.6 74 22.3 6851.1
League Total 1171 11706 16 95 10.0 1857 41350 18 105 22.3 205533
Avg Tm/G 2.4 24.4 0.0 10.0 3.9 86.1 0.0 22.3 428.2

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 Cincinnati Bengals 16 31 27 87.1% 51 51 100.0% 64 2848 44.5
2 Indianapolis Colts 16 37 28 75.7% 45 44 97.8% 68 3033 44.6
3 Chicago Bears 16 31 26 83.9% 38 36 94.7% 72 3082 42.8
4 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 41 32 78.0% 24 23 95.8% 76 3481 45.8
5 Tennessee Oilers 16 30 25 83.3% 29 29 100.0% 74 3189 43.1
6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 30 26 86.7% 29 29 100.0% 87 3654 42.0
7 Carolina Panthers 16 31 30 96.8% 43 41 95.3% 71 3124 44.0
8 Green Bay Packers 16 27 23 85.2% 30 28 93.3% 90 3924 43.6
9 Philadelphia Eagles 16 32 24 75.0% 37 36 97.3% 85 3612 42.5
10 Kansas City Chiefs 16 30 18 60.0% 43 43 100.0% 77 3249 42.2
11 New Orleans Saints 16 33 26 78.8% 39 39 100.0% 75 3262 43.5
12 Detroit Lions 16 30 25 83.3% 41 41 100.0% 81 3459 42.7
13 Baltimore Ravens 16 30 26 86.7% 35 35 100.0% 86 3655 42.5
14 San Diego Chargers 16 34 25 73.5% 37 37 100.0% 103 4542 44.1
15 New England Patriots 16 32 27 84.4% 30 30 100.0% 73 3102 42.5
16 Seattle Seahawks 16 30 23 76.7% 31 31 100.0% 78 3401 43.6
17 New York Jets 16 25 20 80.0% 27 26 96.3% 85 3587 42.2
18 St. Louis Rams 16 27 24 88.9% 40 40 100.0% 92 3827 41.6
19 San Francisco 49ers 16 32 19 59.4% 38 35 92.1% 83 3494 42.1
20 Minnesota Vikings 16 19 17 89.5% 31 31 100.0% 74 3152 42.6
21 Arizona Cardinals 16 30 24 80.0% 41 40 97.6% 75 3293 43.9
22 Buffalo Bills 16 26 21 80.8% 28 28 100.0% 77 3457 44.9
23 Denver Broncos 16 20 14 70.0% 31 31 100.0% 88 3731 42.4
24 Dallas Cowboys 16 19 16 84.2% 30 29 96.7% 85 3604 42.4
25 Atlanta Falcons 16 20 15 75.0% 31 28 90.3% 80 3424 42.8
26 Oakland Raiders 16 37 28 75.7% 36 36 100.0% 96 4301 44.8
27 Jacksonville Jaguars 16 35 30 85.7% 30 30 100.0% 78 3393 43.5
28 Washington Redskins 16 28 23 82.1% 46 46 100.0% 92 3965 43.1
29 Miami Dolphins 16 32 23 71.9% 24 24 100.0% 88 3986 45.3
30 New York Giants 16 30 23 76.7% 34 34 100.0% 88 3705 42.1
Avg Team 0.7 0.7 7.7 7.3 8.5 7.2 9.9 6.9 2.9 1.6 29.6 23.6 79.6% 35.0 34.4 98.3% 81.4 3532.9 64 0.3 43.4
League Total 22 20 230 219 254 216 296 206 87 47 889 708 79.6% 1049 1031 98.3% 2441 105987 76 10 43.4
Avg Tm/G 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 1.9 1.5 79.6% 2.2 2.1 98.3% 5.1 220.8 0.0 43.4

Scoring Defense

Rk Tm G RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Philadelphia Eagles 16 18 18 1 2 1 36 24 344 21.5
2 San Diego Chargers 16 12 21 1 1 1 2 1 37 25 342 21.4
3 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 8 17 3 2 2 23 32 303 18.9
4 Cincinnati Bengals 16 23 23 1 5 1 1 51 27 452 28.3
5 Baltimore Ravens 16 12 20 1 2 1 35 26 335 20.9
6 Chicago Bears 16 12 27 1 1 1 1 36 26 368 23.0
7 St. Louis Rams 16 11 28 1 2 1 2 40 24 2 378 23.6
8 New York Giants 16 13 17 1 1 2 34 23 1 309 19.3
9 Oakland Raiders 16 8 22 1 2 5 1 36 28 3 356 22.3
10 New Orleans Saints 16 13 24 3 1 39 26 359 22.4
11 Detroit Lions 16 15 23 1 1 1 2 1 41 25 1 378 23.6
12 Indianapolis Colts 16 20 27 1 1 2 2 44 28 444 27.8
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 12 15 1 1 2 29 26 1 295 18.4
14 Washington Redskins 16 24 21 2 1 2 2 46 23 1 421 26.3
15 Miami Dolphins 16 6 17 1 2 2 2 24 23 265 16.6
16 Arizona Cardinals 16 18 21 1 4 1 40 24 378 23.6
17 Kansas City Chiefs 16 22 17 1 1 3 1 43 18 363 22.7
18 Tennessee Oilers 16 9 24 1 4 29 25 2 320 20.0
19 Carolina Panthers 16 14 30 1 1 1 41 30 2 413 25.8
20 New England Patriots 16 8 26 2 1 30 27 329 20.6
21 Seattle Seahawks 16 13 18 1 1 2 31 23 310 19.4
22 Dallas Cowboys 16 10 21 1 2 29 16 1 275 17.2
23 Jacksonville Jaguars 16 9 23 1 3 1 30 30 338 21.1
24 Buffalo Bills 16 11 27 1 4 28 21 333 20.8
25 Green Bay Packers 16 7 23 1 2 3 3 28 23 319 19.9
26 New York Jets 16 11 16 1 2 26 20 266 16.6
27 Atlanta Falcons 16 7 22 1 3 2 2 28 15 1 289 18.1
28 San Francisco 49ers 16 13 25 1 35 19 1 328 20.5
29 Denver Broncos 16 8 28 2 2 31 14 2 309 19.3
30 Minnesota Vikings 16 12 17 1 4 1 2 31 17 296 18.5
Avg Team 12.6 21.9 0.5 0.6 1.0 1.8 0.1 1.4 34.4 23.6 0.6 340.5 21.3
League Total 379 658 16 18 29 53 4 41 1031 708 18 10215
Avg Tm/G 0.8 1.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 2.1 1.5 21.3