2008 NFL Defensive Stats



Detailed 2008 NFL Defensive Stats:

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Defensive Yardage Allowed:
Defensive yards per play (DYPP) is the best tool to measure a defense’s yardage allowed as opposed to total yards per game allowed:
  1. Steelers (4.11)
  2. Eagles (4.64)
  3. Ravens (4.67)
  4. Titans (4.80)
  5. Bears (5.06)
  6. Redskins (5.08)
  7. Cowboys (5.16)
  8. Vikings (5.19)
  9. Colts (5.22)
  10. Bengals (5.23)
  11. 49ers (5.23)
  12. Giants (5.26)
  13. Buccaneers (5.35)
  14. Panthers (5.36)
  15. Jets (5.38)
  16. Packers (5.48)
  17. Bills (5.51)
  18. Cardinals (5.51)
  19. Chargers (5.52)
  20. Patriot (5.56)
  21. Saints (5.60)
  22. Dolphins (5.61)
  23. Raiders (5.70)
  24. Falcons (5.77)
  25. Browns (5.78)
  26. Texans (5.91)
  27. Seahawks (5.92)
  28. Jaguars (5.92)
  29. Chiefs (6.10)
  30. Broncos (6.22)
  31. Rams (6.30)
  32. Lions (6.61)




Defensive Rushing Touchdowns:
Defensive rushing touchdowns rate (DRTD%) is the best tool to measure a defense’s ability to prevent defensive rushing touchdowns as opposed to looking at total defensive rushing touchdowns allowed:
  1. Ravens (1.09%)
  2. Eagles (1.66%)
  3. Steelers (1.79%)
  4. Bucs (1.81%)
  5. Patriots (1.93%)
  6. Jets (2.46%)
  7. Chargers (2.70%)
  8. Vikings (2.70%)
  9. Cowboys (2.74%)
  10. Dolphins (2.84%)
  11. Seahawks (2.84%)
  12. Cardinals (2.92%)
  13. Browns (2.96%)
  14. Titans (2.98%)
  15. Redskins (3.02%)
  16. Bengals (3.06%)
  17. 49ers (3.10%)
  18. Saints (3.15%)
  19. Panthers (3.24%)
  20. Jaguars (3.27%)
  21. Giants (3.63%)
  22. Bears (3.66%)
  23. Colts (3.81%)
  24. Bills (3.96%)
  25. Falcons (4.10%)
  26. Texans (4.10%)
  27. Raiders (4.24%)
  28. Packers (4.37%)
  29. Chiefs (4.91%)
  30. Rams (5.19%)
  31. Broncos (5.54%)
  32. Lions (5.78%)






Defensive Passing Touchdowns Allowed:
Defensive passing touchdown rate (DPTD%) is the best tool to measure a defense’s ability to limit the opposition´┐Żs ability to throw touchdown passes as opposed to total passing touchdowns allowed:
  1. Colts (1.25%)
  2. Titans (2.09%)
  3. Steelers (2.25%)
  4. Bills (2.36%)
  5. Vikings (2.83%)
  6. Redskins (3.13%)
  7. Ravens (3.22%)
  8. Dolphins (3.27%)
  9. Bears (3.38%)
  10. Giants (3.41%)
  11. Panthers (3.62%)
  12. Eagles (3.64%)
  13. Falcons (3.74%)
  14. Cowboys (3.99%)
  15. Saints (4.02%)
  16. Chiefs (4.02%)
  17. Jets (4.04%)
  18. 49ers (4.04%)
  19. Broncos (4.04%)
  20. Chargers (4.13%)
  21. Packers (4.25%)
  22. Raiders (4.25%)
  23. Browns (4.26%)
  24. Seahawks (4.42%)
  25. Rams (4.50%)
  26. Bengals (4.5%)
  27. Buccaneers (4.84%)
  28. Texans (5.10%)
  29. Jaguars (5.38%)
  30. Lions (5.64%)
  31. Patriots (5.70%)
  32. Cardinals (6.96%)






Defensive Sacks:
Defensive sack rate (SK%) is the best tool to measure a defense’s ability to produce sacks as opposed to looking at total sacks:
  1. Cowboys (10.41%)
  2. Steelers (8.73%)
  3. Eagles (8.38%)
  4. Vikings (7.83%)
  5. Giants (7.71%)
  6. Titans (7.11%)
  7. Dolphins (6.77%)
  8. Jets (6.69%)
  9. Raiders (6.36%)
  10. Lions (6.34%)
  11. Rams (6.33%)
  12. Panthers (6.23%)
  13. Patriots (6.14%)
  14. Ravens (6.05%)
  15. Colts (5.87%)
  16. Jaguars (5.87%)
  17. Falcons (5.83%)
  18. Seahawks (5.82%)
  19. Buccaneers (5.75%)
  20. Cardinals (5.66%)
  21. 49ers (5.22%)
  22. Saints (5.05%)
  23. Texans (5.04%)
  24. Broncos (4.99%)
  25. Packers (4.95%)
  26. Bills (4.65%)
  27. Redskins (4.49%)
  28. Chargers (4.42%)
  29. Bears (4.31%)
  30. Browns (3.80%)
  31. Bengals (3.25%)
  32. Chiefs (1.88%)




Defensive Turnovers:
Defensive turnover rate (DTO%) is the best tool to measure a defense’s ability to produce turnovers as opposed to looking at total turnovers:
  1. Ravens (3.80%)
  2. Buccaneers (3.28%)
  3. Dolphins (3.19%)
  4. Titans (3.17%)
  5. Steelers (3.14%)
  6. Browns (3.14%)
  7. Cardinals (3.12%)
  8. Eagles (3.07%)
  9. Jets (3.06%)
  10. Bears (3.02%)
  11. Packers (2.87%)
  12. Chiefs (2.81%)
  13. Vikings (2.78%)
  14. Rams (2.75%)
  15. Colts (2.73%)
  16. Panthers (2.53%)
  17. Giants (2.47%)
  18. Patriots (2.47%)
  19. Texans (2.42%)
  20. Cowboys (2.42%)
  21. Bengals (2.41%)
  22. Chargers (2.37%)
  23. Raiders (2.37%)
  24. Bills (2.32%)
  25. Saints (2.27%)
  26. Lions (2.04%)
  27. Redskins (1.98%)
  28. Seahawks (1.96%)
  29. Jaguars (1.90%)
  30. Falcons (1.87%)
  31. 49ers (1.81%)
  32. Broncos (1.31%)




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