NFL Team Rankings

Get up-to-date NFL defensive team rankings for the 2023-24 season. Sort through all 32 teams in various defensive stats.
Get up-to-date NFL defensive team rankings for the 2023-24 season. Sort through all 32 teams in various defensive stats.
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Best Odds OPP
PTS SACKS INT TO PTS PLAYS YDS PASS YDS PASS ATT PASS COMP PASS TD RUSH YDS RUSH ATT RUSH TD TD RZ ATT RZ TD RZ TD% 1D 3D% 4D%
Team
Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams LAR
N/A
24
3
0
0
Defense Allowed
24
55
334
255
27
22
1
79
25
2
3
3
3
100
23
33.3
100
Team
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins MIA
N/A
26
0
0
1
Defense Allowed
26
75
409
262
41
23
1
147
34
1
2
6
2
33.3
25
40
100
Team
Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens BAL
N/A
13.5
1
0
0
Defense Allowed
13.5
60
266
202.5
36
24.5
0.5
63.5
23
0.5
1.5
1.5
1
66.7
16
40
33.3
Team
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers PIT
N/A
31
2
0
0
Defense Allowed
31
66
368
189
30
21
3
179
34
1
4
3
2
66.7
24
41.7
100
Team
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles PHI
N/A
32
4
0
0
Defense Allowed
32
69
426
307
36
22
3
119
29
0
3
1
0
0
23
42.9
50
Team
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TB
N/A
20
2.5
0
0
Defense Allowed
20
62
333.5
255.5
39
27.5
1.5
78
20.5
1
2.5
3
2
66.7
19.5
26.1
33.3
Team
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills BUF
N/A
22
0.5
0.5
1.5
Defense Allowed
22
55
342.5
216.5
31
19.5
2
126
23.5
0.5
2.5
3.5
2
57.1
21.5
37.5
0
Team
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns CLE
N/A
45
0
0
0
Defense Allowed
45
44
356
280
22
17
3
76
22
1
6
3
2
66.7
14
25
0
Team
Houston Texans
Houston Texans HOU
N/A
24
3.5
1
1
Defense Allowed
24
68.5
338
195.5
34
25
1.5
142.5
31
1.5
3
3.5
3
85.7
20
40.7
33.3
Team
Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys DAL
N/A
48
0
0
0
Defense Allowed
48
54
415
272
21
16
3
143
33
3
7
4
4
100
22
60
100
Team
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers GB
N/A
28
2.5
1
1
Defense Allowed
28
76.5
433
316
49.5
32
2
117
24.5
1.5
3.5
3
2.5
83.3
28
62.5
0
Team
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs KC
N/A
15.8
1.8
0.5
1.5
Defense Allowed
15.8
66.3
337.5
225.3
38.5
22.5
1.3
112.3
26
0.5
1.8
1.8
1
57.1
19.8
28.6
66.7
Team
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers SF
N/A
25.7
1.7
1
1.7
Defense Allowed
25.7
71
409
259.7
40.3
26.7
1.7
149.3
29
1
2.7
5
2.3
46.7
24
50
40
Team
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions DET
N/A
26.7
2.7
1
1
Defense Allowed
26.7
60.3
415.3
311.3
36
23.7
2
104
21.7
1
3
3.7
2.3
63.6
22.7
39.4
66.7

2023 Best Defensive Teams

Cleveland Browns

  • The Browns rank first in the NFL with 270.2 total yards allowed per game.
  • Cleveland ranks 13th in the NFL in points allowed (21.3 per contest).
  • The Browns have been effective on defense, ranking best in the NFL with only 164.7 passing yards allowed per game.
  • Cleveland ranks 11th in run defense (105.5 rushing yards allowed per game) in the NFL this year.
  • On defense, the Browns have been a top-five unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking best by allowing a 29.1% third-down conversion rate.
  • Cleveland has the best defense in the NFL in terms of yards per play allowed (4.6).
  • With 28 forced turnovers (fifth in NFL) against 37 turnovers committed (32nd in NFL), the Browns (-9) own the 25th-ranked turnover margin in the NFL.

Kansas City Chiefs

  • The Chiefs defense is second-best in the NFL, surrendering just 289.8 total yards per contest.
  • Kansas City's defensive unit has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks second-best in the NFL with 17.3 points conceded per game.
  • The Chiefs' pass defense has been leading the charge for the team, as they rank fourth-best in the NFL with 176.5 passing yards allowed per game.
  • Kansas City is allowing 113.2 rushing yards per contest (17th-ranked in NFL) on defense.
  • The Chiefs rank 10th with a 37.1% third-down percentage allowed on the defensive side of the ball.
  • In terms of yards per play, Kansas City's defense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks fourth-best in the NFL with 4.7 yards allowed per play.
  • The Chiefs have a bottom-five turnover margin this season, fifth-worst at -11.

NFL Team Passing Defense Leaders

  • Pass Attempts Allowed: Carolina Panthers - 481 attempts
  • Pass Completions Allowed: Cleveland Browns - 307 completions
  • Pass Touchdowns Allowed: Houston Texans - 17 TDs
  • Pass Yards Allowed: Browns - 2800 yards
  • Yards Allowed Per Attempt: Baltimore Ravens - 5.1 yards per attempt
  • Yards Allowed Per Completion: Ravens - 8.5 yards

NFL Team Rushing Defense Leaders

  • Rushing Attempts Allowed: San Francisco 49ers - 369 attempts
  • Rushing Touchdowns Allowed: Ravens - 6 TDs
  • Rushing Yards Allowed: Chicago Bears - 1468 yards
  • Yards Allowed Per Attempt: New England Patriots - 3.3 yards per attempt