NFL Team Defense Stats 2020

Defenses have separated the good from the great teams over the recent era of football, and below you can check out how teams stack up against the run and pass. You can also view what defenses give up the most points by quarter or in the red zone. Opposing penalties are an often overlooked part of football, as you can see which offenses shoot themselves in the foot. Yards per attempt for both rushing and passing allowed is where defenses can be measured with efficiency. For example a Denver defense has allowed under a 3.8 yards per attempt over the last few seasons.

Defenses have separated the good from the great teams over the recent era of football, and below you can check out how teams stack up against the run and pass. You can also view what defenses give up the most points by quarter or in the red zone. Opposing penalties are an often overlooked part of football, as you can see which offenses shoot themselves in the foot. Yards per attempt for both rushing and passing allowed is where defenses can be measured with efficiency. For example a Denver defense has allowed under a 3.8 yards per attempt over the last few seasons.

Total Offense AllowedRushing AllowedPassing AllowedRedzone AllowedOpp TurnoversOpp PenaltiesSacks
TEAM PTS Q1 PTS Q2 PTS Q3 PTS Q4 PTS PLAYS YDS/PLAY YDS ATT YDS YDS/ATT TD ATT YDS/ATT COMP YDS/COMP YDS TD RZ ATT RZ TD RZ % TOV INT FUML PEN PEN YDS SACKS
494 91 140 106 157 1,053 6 6,364 485 2,166 4.5 15 545 7.7 344 12.2 4,198 39 59 37 62.7% 16 13 3 111 1,084 23
470 109 130 128 103 1,042 5.8 5,992 445 2,296 5.2 31 544 6.8 347 10.7 3,696 21 64 41 64.1% 21 14 7 109 940 53
451 105 125 88 127 1,061 5.7 6,037 469 1,812 3.9 19 556 7.6 369 11.4 4,225 30 54 31 57.4% 16 10 6 117 922 36
449 99 113 101 124 1,073 5.1 5,503 362 1,181 3.3 11 664 6.5 408 10.6 4,322 30 60 30 50% 28 12 16 111 971 47
442 64 159 79 137 1,080 6 6,432 439 1,922 4.4 9 601 7.5 421 10.7 4,510 38 62 37 59.7% 17 7 10 114 1,041 40
435 90 133 89 117 1,079 5.7 6,162 493 2,339 4.7 14 540 7.1 371 10.3 3,823 35 59 36 61% 22 13 9 94 805 46
423 65 137 69 149 1,094 5.9 6,406 455 1,855 4.1 13 611 7.4 381 11.9 4,551 33 57 33 57.9% 18 7 11 117 960 28
420 98 132 96 91 1,034 6.1 6,299 504 2,382 4.7 17 499 7.8 308 12.7 3,917 25 51 25 49% 16 11 5 122 988 31
419 62 138 111 108 963 5.9 5,677 405 1,570 3.9 15 526 7.8 337 12.2 4,107 33 55 37 67.3% 15 9 6 91 763 32
399 71 160 69 99 985 5.8 5,693 421 1,775 4.2 13 536 7.3 351 11.2 3,918 28 53 31 58.5% 20 12 8 127 1,080 28
398 91 114 56 137 1,014 6 6,106 388 1,883 4.9 22 598 7.1 383 11 4,223 19 52 32 61.5% 32 16 16 96 798 28
397 117 95 86 99 999 6 6,007 435 2,229 5.1 23 517 7.3 327 11.6 3,778 22 56 32 57.1% 19 10 9 102 883 47
393 76 110 98 109 1,014 5.7 5,785 463 2,315 5 19 513 6.8 318 10.9 3,470 25 57 35 61.4% 20 14 6 107 836 38
385 75 112 92 106 1,020 6.1 6,213 403 1,937 4.8 12 586 7.3 375 11.4 4,276 33 49 35 71.4% 22 12 10 109 859 31
373 64 116 93 94 986 5.6 5,549 383 1,567 4.1 8 562 7.1 394 10.1 3,982 29 50 26 52% 23 15 8 111 1,040 41
364 65 116 70 113 1,056 5.1 5,434 444 1,809 4.1 15 562 6.5 348 10.4 3,625 23 52 33 63.5% 24 13 11 105 829 50
359 89 114 73 83 1,037 5 5,170 417 1,391 3.3 12 585 6.5 363 10.4 3,779 25 48 26 54.2% 21 12 9 107 902 35
354 72 129 68 85 967 5.5 5,307 353 1,442 4.1 13 571 6.8 348 11.1 3,865 27 43 24 55.8% 20 11 9 115 959 43
345 87 89 88 81 923 5.4 5,009 429 1,805 4.2 15 464 6.9 328 9.8 3,204 21 40 24 60% 14 11 3 108 959 30
341 60 88 81 112 999 5.3 5,329 345 1,461 4.2 12 603 6.4 371 10.4 3,868 27 47 28 59.6% 23 13 10 92 713 51
331 74 99 87 71 1,056 5.4 5,752 415 1,672 4 14 598 6.8 386 10.6 4,080 25 47 32 68.1% 23 14 9 125 1,025 43
321 79 105 78 59 1,015 5.2 5,232 407 1,656 4.1 14 569 6.3 370 9.7 3,576 21 57 29 50.9% 17 7 10 102 855 39
316 39 86 87 104 1,003 5.4 5,392 426 1,783 4.2 9 537 6.7 348 10.4 3,609 19 46 18 39.1% 17 10 7 121 1,041 40
313 56 116 64 77 998 5.7 5,642 411 1,921 4.7 15 546 6.8 326 11.4 3,721 19 48 24 50% 25 17 8 97 968 41
310 66 75 76 90 968 4.7 4,509 401 1,802 4.5 11 519 5.2 318 8.5 2,707 23 40 24 60% 27 12 15 116 957 48
308 80 67 57 104 1,043 5.4 5,594 416 2,051 4.9 14 582 6.1 352 10.1 3,543 21 57 29 50.9% 23 16 7 116 844 45
303 71 95 77 60 1,053 5.2 5,465 404 1,728 4.3 8 601 6.2 394 9.5 3,737 23 48 21 43.8% 31 17 14 83 713 48
303 67 94 49 90 1,030 4.7 4,866 462 1,753 3.8 7 514 6.1 314 9.9 3,113 23 46 23 50% 38 20 18 115 1,118 54
298 53 85 44 116 1,017 5.1 5,186 414 1,632 3.9 16 571 6.2 362 9.8 3,554 17 53 29 54.7% 19 10 9 113 923 32
282 31 123 50 78 921 5.2 4,809 340 1,494 4.4 12 544 6.1 318 10.4 3,315 15 44 21 47.7% 25 13 12 97 795 37
259 52 61 66 80 985 4.8 4,772 388 1,649 4.2 12 553 5.6 348 9 3,123 15 43 24 55.8% 23 14 9 94 815 44
225 46 82 51 46 948 4.7 4,414 365 1,528 4.2 7 536 5.4 303 9.5 2,886 13 29 14 48.3% 36 25 11 107 920 47

Team Defense Stats: NFL 2020 Season Statistics

Quarterly defenses can help gauge production for your betting needs or simply just following games. Teams that are allowing fast starts to their opponents will need more production from their own offense. Teams that are playing from behind a lot will usually see more second half production, and we like to call that, “garbage time”. Viewing how many plays a team allows is also a great source for production. It is simple, the more plays a team runs, the more opportunity there is for them to produce. If you are looking for big plays against a defense, teams that are allowing over six yards per play is a good indicator that they are for one not very good, but also giving up huge chunk plays. Defenses that are allowing less than 5.5 yards per play make it tougher to move the ball against them in big chunks.

Diving into rushing production allowed, you are going to be viewing a lot of the stats with similar guidelines. You want teams that rush the ball a lot against specific opposing defenses, and bad teams will see a lot of rushing production against them because of the positive game script. Yards and touchdowns are easy targets, but yards per attempt will show how easy it is to run on an opponent. Being over the 4.2 mark is where you want to be looking to target, while anything under starts to make things more difficult for backs. Passing production is much similar, teams with bad defenses will throw more, unless they are just built to pass anyway. Yards per completion will show how effective and the big chunk plays are coming for passing games against the defense. You also have yards per attempt, which is not an efficiency measure, but a volume measure against them.

Red zone defenses are crucial, and you have a lot of teams that are a bend don’t break style defense. We have seen that a lot in New England the last few seasons, where the yardage allowed are high, but points allowed are low. You want the percentage to be low for your team’s defense, and if the percentage is up, they are allowing a lot of production. Turnovers do not measure how good a defense is, but it does help. If you are looking for fantasy production, then turnovers are something you will be after.