Lorenzo Alexander
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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 12 team defense rankings.
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1. Buffalo Bills
2. Miami Dolphins
3. Seattle Seahawks
4. New York Giants
5. New England Patriots
6. Denver Broncos
7. Kansas City Chiefs
8. Baltimore Ravens
9. Minnesota Vikings
10. Tennessee Titans
11.Pittsburgh Steelers
12. Detroit Lions
13. Oakland Raiders
14. Dallas Cowboys
15. Carolina Panthers
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Patrick Peterson
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Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 12 team defense rankings.
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1. Arizona Cardinals
2. New York Jets
3. Cincinnati Bengals
4. Carolina Panthers
5. Kansas City Chiefs
6. Seattle Seahawks
7. New England Patriots
8. St. Louis Rams
9. Green Bay Packers
10. Baltimore Ravens
11. Philadelphia Eagles
12. Minnesota Vikings
13. Denver Broncos
14. Cleveland Browns
15. Houston Texans
16. Oakland Raiders
17. Miami Dolphins
18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
19. Atlanta Falcons
20. Buffalo Bills
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Here’s my Week 12 team defense rankings.

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1. Philadelphia @ Chicago
2. Cleveland vs. Carolina
3. New York Giants vs. Jacksonville
4. New York Jets vs. Cincinnati (Thursday)
5. San Francisco @ Arizona (Monday)
6. Pittsburgh @ Buffalo
7. Minnesota @ Washington
8. Kansas City @ Seattle
9. New England @ Detroit (Thursday)
10. Baltimore vs. Tampa Bay
11. New Orleans @ Dallas (Thursday)
12. Washington vs. Minnesota
13. Oakland vs. Miami
14. Miami @ Oakland
15. Green Bay @ Atlanta

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Inside the numbers:

  • Philadelphia’s aggressive defense should not bode well for Jay Cutler, who has a tendency to get sacked and throw picks.
  • When was the last time the Browns were thought about as a good fantasy defense option? It’s a combination of their improvement and Carolina ineptitude.
  • Both New York teams make solid plays this week. On a side note, who would have thought without T.O. the Bills would have a better offense than Cincy with him (not that I’m blaming T.O.)?
  • The Niners looked awful last week, but they should get a reprieve against the Cardinals.
  • I think the Vikings will look more like last year’s version with the coaching change. The players’ hearts weren’t in it for Brad Childress. That said, Washington is a decent play this week because of Favre’s tendency to get sacked and throw picks.

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