NFL Team Stats 2022

Pulling from sportsdata APIs, the Lineups team stats page answers a host of stats-based questions including things like “who leads the league in interceptions” and “who leads the league in passing touchdowns”. On this page, you’ll find an up-to-date list of leaders in both offensive and defensive categories including things like yards, points, touchdowns, turnovers, attempts, and more. If you want more specific information on red zone stats, penalties, and quarter-by-quarter breakdowns, make sure to hit "see all" at the bottom of each leader list.

Pulling from sportsdata APIs, the Lineups team stats page answers a host of stats-based questions including things like “who leads the league in interceptions” and “who leads the league in passing touchdowns”. On this page, you’ll find an up-to-date list of leaders in both offensive and defensive categories including things like yards, points, touchdowns, turnovers, attempts, and more. If you want more specific information on red zone stats, penalties, and quarter-by-quarter breakdowns, make sure to hit "see all" at the bottom of each leader list.

2022 NFL Stats Breakdown

Top Offenses Of 2022

The Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers led the league in offensive categories such as yards and points in 2021. That said, what happens from year-to-year often has a good deal of variance. In the last 5 years, no two teams have shared the top two spots in back-to-back seasons.

What to expect in 2022 depends on how you evaluate the league. Quarterback play has never been better with guys like Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert making an instant impact on their team two years into the league. Some, like Patrick Mahomes and Derek Carr, remain with the same team surrounded by a host of new weapons, while guys like Russell Wilson and Matt Ryan start for completely new franchises. Players like Joe Burrow, meanwhile, remain with the same team and weapons. What this turnover at key positions means for these different quarterbacks is very much a case-by-case situation.

Going off data from years past there are a few things worth considering. Every year that Patrick Mahomes has started as quarterback of the Chiefs, the team has finished in the top 6 in the league in both yards and points. How good an offense looks on paper from a sheer numbers standpoint is often directly related to how often they throw the ball. Teams that run the ball more, while they tend to dominate time of possession, don't put up as big of numbers.

With the Los Angeles Chargers and Miami Dolphins both expected to improve their offense this season as a result of personnel upgrades either on the offensive line or at wide receiver, there's plenty of reason to believe either of these teams can jump into the top 10 this coming season.

Top Defenses Of 2022

The Buffalo Bills of the AFC East led the league in most key defensive metrics during the 2021 season, topping the charts in both yards and points allowed. As we enter the 2022 season, the Bills look to build on this success with Tre'Davious White expected to return from an ACL injury and first round draft pick Kaiir Elam entering the rotation at corner.

Outside of the Bills, there are a number of units that have reasons to be optimistic about their defense. The Philadelphia Eagles defensive line appears strong with rookie Jordan Davis in the middle alongside veteran Fletcher Cox and defensive ends Josh Sweat and Brandon Graham. The Ravens secondary, similarly appears ready to pop with a defensive backfield that consists of Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters, Marcus Williams, Kyle Fuller, and Kyle Hamilton. The Bills, Eagles, and Ravens all have a case as the best NFL defense in 2022.

Top Special Teams Of 2022

You might be curious as to how special teams are decided as being the top and the bottom. Special teams is effectively judged by three main components — 1) how good is your field goal kicker, 2) how good is your kickoff coverage, 3) how good is your punt coverage.

When it comes to kickers, the two best in the league right now are arguably Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens and Evan McPherson of the Cincinnati Bengals — both of whom reside in the AFC North.

When it comes to punters, there are a list of guys in contention. Michael Dickinson of the Seahawks and Johnny Hekker of the Panthers both come to mind. When it comes to distance, however, it appears Ryan Stonehouse of the Titans has made a name for himself.

How To Read NFL Team Stats

Looking at the NFL Team Stats Leaders page, you are going to see various stats that showcase some of the top offenses, special teams, and defenses. Offensive numbers are also broken down by rushing and passing leaders. When looking at the offensive leaders, yards, points, and touchdowns are the three main categories we like to look at. You might also see yards do not always mean points, as teams could finish with top ten in yards, but not finish top ten in points and touchdowns. On occasion, you will see teams finish tops in touchdowns, but maybe not crack the top ten in yards. There are a few reasons for this as teams could be very efficient and not need 400+ yards to score 25+ points a game. Looking at teams that move the ball, they might struggle with turnovers or fail to find the end zone.

Breaking down the top passing offenses, they may not be the best teams overall. A lot of passing touchdowns and yards could indicate a few things that are negative with the team overall. Pass attempts are largely dominated by teams that are constantly playing from behind and have a bad defense. Of course, this could also be a preference of play, as teams like Atlanta and Los Angeles have been one of the heavier passing teams in the league. Passing touchdowns are going to tie into volume a bit, but efficiency is still a part of things here. Look at Baltimore in 2019 where they ranked dead last in pass attempts, but first in passing touchdowns.

While we are in more of a pass-happy era, there are quite a few teams that still pride themsevles on running the ball. Looking at 2019, the Baltimore Ravens had nearly 1,000 more rushing yards than the number two ranked rush offense. This is largely because they had Lamar Jackson of course, and overall a very good running game behind him. Rushing numbers last season were more tied to success, but that isn’t the case every year. We often see teams rely on the run when they are ahead, but a well balanced offense is generally going to open up the run game.

Special Teams are important, and field goals made is the first stat on the board here. Field goals made can indicate two things: teams that move the ball but can’t finish drives, and then offenses that just score in bunches like the Kansas City Chiefs. Kick returns are not once they once were given they have moved up the kick off point and it has resulted in fewer return chances. Kick return average is still fairly important, as some teams are just really bad at it. The same goes for average punt yards. Giving your offense good field position is extremely important.

NFL Team Stats FAQ

What Are NFL Team Stats?

NFL team stats are numbers that show production in different areas of offensive, defense, and special teams categories. Team stats like passing yards, rushing touchdowns, and points would fall under offensive team stats. Points against and yards against would fall under defensive team stats.

Who Was The Best NFL Offense In 2022?

The Dallas Cowboys boasted the best offense in the NFL in terms of yards and points, gaining 6,919 yards and scoring 530 points on the season.

Who Was The Best NFL Defense In 2022?

The Buffalo Bills had the best defense in the NFL in terms of yards and points, allowing just 4,637 yards and 289 points.

Who Was The Best NFL Special Teams In 2022?

The Las Vegas Raiders have the most field goals made behind the leg of Daniel Carlson while the New York Jets average the most yards per kick return and the Baltimore Ravens average the most yards per punt return.

What Team Led The League In Rushing In 2022?

The Philadelphia Eagles led the league in rushing, going for 2,715 yards — 175 yards ahead of 2nd place. They also led the NFL in rushing touchdowns with 25.

What Team Led The League In Passing In 2022?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers led the league in passing in 2022, going for 5,229 yards and 43 touchdowns. The Buccaneers finished 429 yards ahead of the second most prolific passing offense in the NFL in the Los Angeles Chargers.

Who Scored The Most Points In 2022?

The Dallas Cowboys led the league in scoring with 530 points.

Who Gave Up The Fewest Points In 2022?

The Buffalo Bills gave up the fewest points, allowing opponents to score just 289 points in 17 games (17 ppg).