Carolina Panthers Defense
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Most fantasy leagues have wrapped up already, but there are some that still play to the bitter end. For those leagues, I present the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 17 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Carolina Panthers
2. Seattle Seahawks
3. San Francisco 49ers
4. Kansas City Chiefs
5. Miami Dolphins
6. Cincinnati Bengals
7. Arizona Cardinals
8. Indianapolis Colts
9. New England Patriots
10. Tennessee Titans
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 16 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks lead the NFL in total defense at 279.5 yards allowed per game and scoring defense at 14.6 points allowed per game. They rank ninth in the league with 40 sacks and second in the league with 33 forced turnovers. The Seahawks face the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards rank 19th in total offense (339.5 yards per game) and 15th in scoring offense (24.4 points per game) with 38 sacks allowed and 25 turnovers.
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2. San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers rank third in total defense (299.1 ypg allowed) and scoring defense (16.3 ppg allowed) with 36 sacks and 26 takeaways. The Niners face the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons rank 16th in total offense (341.5 ypg) and 22nd in scoring offense (22.1 ppg) with 34 sacks allowed and 25 turnovers.
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3. Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs rank fourth in the league in scoring defense (18.2 ypg allowed), third in sacks (43) and first in turnovers (35). They face the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts rank 22nd in total offense (337.3 ypg) and 16th in scoring offense (24.1 ppg). Indianapolis has allowed 34 sacks.
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4. Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals rank sixth in total defense (318.4 ypg allowed) and scoring defense (19.6 ppg allowed). They have 37 sacks and 24 takeaways. The Bengals play at home against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes have allowed 37 sacks and have committed 26 turnovers.
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5. Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos have struggled defensively, but they get a reprieve as they face the Houston Texans. The Texans rank 29th in scoring offense at 18.1 points per game. Houston has been sacked 38 times and has committed 25 turnovers.
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6. Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns rank eighth in total defense at 328.9 yards per game allowed. They have 39 sacks and 19 takeaways. Cleveland faces the New York Jets. The Jets rank 30th in total offense (306.7 ypg) and 31st in scoring offense (17.6 ppg). The Jets have allowed the second most sacks (47) and have the third most turnovers (29).
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7. Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions are a middle-of-the road defense, but they are facing a New York Giants team that has mailed it in. The G-Men rank 28th in total offense (311.6 ypg), 30th in scoring offense (17.9) and last in turnovers (39).
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8. Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins rank ninth in scoring defense with 21.1 points allowed per game. They have 41 sacks and 23 turnovers. They face the Buffalo Bills. The Bills rank 23rd in total offense (330.5 ypg) and 24th in scoring offense (21.4 ppg). Buffalo has allowed 43 sacks and 26 takeaways.
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9. Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills lead the league with 49 sacks and the Dolphins have allowed the most sacks (51). Miami is 24th in total offense (329.1 ypg) and 21st in scoring offense (22.1 ppg).
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10. Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers rank second in the league in total defense (296.3 ypg allowed) and scoring defense (14.9 ppg allowed). A tough matchup against the New Orleans Saints has them as only a borderline starting fantasy defense.
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Carolina Panthers Defense
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 15 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers are second in the league in total defense with 296.2 yards per game allowed and first in the league in scoring defense with 14.5 points per game allowed. They are fourth in the league with 41 sacks and 26 takeaways. Carolina is playing at home against the New York Jets. The Jets rank 30th in total offense with 307.5 yards per game and 31st in scoring offense with 17.4 points per game. The Jets have been sacked 43 times and have 28 turnovers.
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2. Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks lead the NFL in total defense (287.1 ypg allowed) and rank second in scoring defense (15.8 ppg allowed). Seattle has 36 sacks and 28 takeaways. They face the New York Giants. The G-Men rank 25th in total offense (321.7 ypg), 28th in scoring offense (19.3 ppg) and have committed a league-high 34 turnovers.
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3. Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs rank fourth in scoring defense (17.2 ppg allowed), second in sacks (43) and tied for second in takeaways (28). The Chiefs battle the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders rank 20th in total offense (335.3 ypg) and 26th in scoring offense (20.3 ppg). The Raiders have allowed 41 sacks and 21 turnovers.
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4. San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers rank fourth in total defense (308 ypg allowed) and third in scoring defense (16.5 ppg allowed) with 32 sacks and 18 takeaways. The Niners face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs rank 31st in total offense (291.5 ypg) and 30th in scoring offense (18.8) with 34 sacks allowed.
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5. Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals rank fifth in total defense (311.7 ypg allowed) and seventh in scoring defense (19.8 ppg allowed). The Cards have 38 sacks and 25 takeaways. They square off with the Tennessee Titans. The Titans rank 21st in total offense (328.7 ypg) and 18th in scoring offense (22.5 ppg) with 30 sacks allowed and 20 turnovers.
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6. New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints rank sixth in total defense (313.6 ypg allowed) and fifth in scoring defense (18.7 ppg allowed). The Saints are tied for second in the league with 43 sacks. Their potent offense should make the St. Louis Rams one-dimensional. The Rams rank 27th in total offense (318.5 ypg) and 20th in scoring offense (22.2 ppg).
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7. Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles have allowed a ton of yards this year, but rank 13th in scoring defense with 23.2 points per game allowed. The Eagles have 29 sacks and 25 takeaways. Philadelphia faces the wounded Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes will likely be without Adrian Peterson. They have allowed 34 sacks and have 25 turnovers.
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8. Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals rank eighth in total defense (320.5 ypg allowed) and sixth in scoring defense (18.8 ppg allowed). The Bengals have 36 sacks and 23 takeaways. Cincy has a tough divisional battle with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers rank 19th in scoring offense with 22.4 points per game. They have allowed 40 sacks and have 19 turnovers.
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9. New England Patriots
The New England Patriots rank 10th in scoring defense (22.1 ppg allowed) with 36 sacks and 24 takeaways. They’ll try to dash the Miami Dolphins’ playoff hopes. The Dolphins rank 24th in total offense (324.8 ypg) and 21st in scoring offense (22 ppg). The Dolphins have allowed a league-high 48 sacks and have 20 turnovers.
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10. Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills rank 15th in total defense (345.8 ypg allowed) and league the NFL with 44 sacks. They also have 23 takeaways. Buffalo will try to cool off the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags still rank last in total offense (285.2 ypg) and scoring offense (15.5 ppg), but have won three straight (and four of five) games. Jacksonville has allowed 40 sacks and have committed 20 turnovers.
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 14 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens rank 10th in the NFL in total defense with 329 yards allowed per game and seventh in scoring defense with 19.6 points allowed per game. They are tied for fifth with 37 sacks and have 16 takeaways. The Ravens should dominate at home against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes have allowed 34 sacks and have 24 turnovers.
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2. Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks lead the league in total defense (284.5 ypg allowed) and rank second in scoring defense (15.5 ppg allowed). They have 34 sacks and 27 takeaways. The Seahawks just shut down the New Orleans Saints, which makes it easier to trust them against the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners rank 28th with 311 yards per game. They have allowed 30 sacks and have 17 turnovers. Seattle held the 49ers to three points in the first meeting.
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3. Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs rank fourth in the league in scoring defense with 17.8 points per game allowed despite their current three-game losing streak. They have 37 sacks and 26 takeaways. Kansas City should stop the bleeding against the Washington Redskins. The Skins rank 19th in scoring offense with 22.4 points per game. They have allowed 33 sacks and have 20 turnovers.
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4. Houston Texans
The Houston Texans rank third in total defense with 303.9 yards per game allowed. They have 28 sacks. The Texans should get right against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags rank last in total offense (285.6 ypg) and scoring offense (14.5). They have allowed 39 sacks and have committed 20 turnovers.
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5. Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos have had some tough matchups recently, but get a bit of a break against the Tennessee Titans. The Broncos have 32 sacks and 21 takeaways. The Titans rank 19th in total offense (334.9 ypg) and 21st in scoring offense (22 ppg). Tennessee has been sacked 28 times and has 18 turnovers.
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6. Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals rank seventh in total defense (316.3 ypg allowed) and eight in scoring defense (20.6 ppg allowed). They have 34 sacks and have forced 23 turnovers. The Cards face the St. Louis Rams. The Rams rank 25th in total offense (323.6 ypg) and 16th in scoring offense (23.3 ppg). The Rams have allowed 29 sacks and have 15 turnovers.
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7. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers rank 13th in total defense (340.5 ypg allowed) and 14th in scoring defense (23.2 ppg allowed). They have 25 sacks and 14 takeaways. The Steelers play the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins rank 26th in total offense (321.9 ypg) and 24th in scoring offense (21 ppg). Miami has allowed a league-high 45 sacks and have 19 turnovers.
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8. New England Patriots
The New England Patriots rank 10th in scoring defense with 21.8 points per game allowed. They have 35 sacks and have forced 24 turnovers. They face the Cleveland Browns. The Browns rank 21st in total offense (332.3 ypg) and 28th in scoring offense (19.3 ppg). Cleveland has allowed 42 sacks and has 23 turnovers.
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9. Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers rank second in total defense (289.8 ypg allowed) and first in scoring defense (13.1 ppg). They have 39 sacks and 26 turnovers. The Panthers have a tough matchup against the New Orleans Saints, but they are an elite defensive unit.
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10. Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills aren’t great defensively, but they can get after the quarterback. They lead the league with 43 sacks. The Bills have also forced 21 turnovers. They face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs are 31st in total offense (295.3 ypg) and 30th in scoring offense (18.1 ppg). Tampa has allowed 33 sacks and has 14 turnovers.
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 13 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers rank third in the league in total defense with 297.5 yards allowed per game. They lead the NFL in scoring defense with 13.7 points allowed per game. The Panthers have 34 sacks and 24 takeaways. They face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs rank 31st in total offense with 303.4 yards per game and 28th in scoring offense with 19.2 points per game. They have allowed 28 sacks.
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2. Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns rank fourth in total defense with 306.1 yards allowed per game. They have 31 sacks and 13 takeaways. They face the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags rank last in total offense (283 ypg) and scoring offense (12.9 ppg). They have allowed 37 sacks and have 19 turnovers.
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3. San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers rank sixth in total defense (311.6 ypg allowed) and fourth in scoring defense (16.7 ppg allowed). The Niners have 25 sacks and 22 takeaways. They face the St. Louis Rams. The Rams rank 23rd in total offense with 324.6 yards per game. They have allowed 26 sacks and have 14 giveaways.
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4. New England Patriots
The New England Patriots rank ninth in scoring defense with 20.9 points allowed per game. The Pats have 34 sacks and forced 23 turnovers. They take on the struggling Houston Texans. The Texans rank 30th in scoring offense with 18.1 points per game. Houston has allowed 30 sacks and has 20 turnovers.
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5. New York Jets
The New York Jets rank ninth in total defense with 322.9 yards allowed per game. They have 32 sacks. They are facing the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins rank 28th in total offense (310 ypg) and 23rd in scoring offense (20.8 ppg). Miami has allowed an NFL-high 44 sacks and have committed 18 turnovers.
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6. Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens rank 10th in total defense (329 ypg allowed) and seventh in scoring defense (19.5 ppg allowed). The Ravens are tied for the league-lead with 37 sacks and have 16 takeaways. They face the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers rank 21st in scoring offense with 22.1 points per game. They have allowed 37 sacks and have 18 turnovers.
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7. Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys are not strong defensively, but I like their matchup at home against the Oakland Raiders on Thanksgiving. The Boys have 26 sacks and 23 takeaways. The Raiders are 26th in scoring offense with 19.4 points per game. Oakland has allowed 38 sacks and has 18 turnovers.
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8. Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears should look a little like their old self against the Minnesota Vikings. Chicago has 22 takeaways and the Vikings have 23 giveaways. Devin Hester always seems to have a big day in the return game against Minnesota.
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9. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers rank 13th in total defense (343.2 ypg allowed) and 13th in scoring defense (23.3 ppg allowed). They face the Ravens. Baltimore ranks 29th in total offense (308.8 ypg) and 21st in scoring offense (22.1 ppg). The Ravens have allowed 37 sacks and have 19 turnovers.
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10. Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks rank second in total defense (293.3 ypg allowed) and tied for second in scoring defense (16.3 ppg allowed). The Seahawks have 33 sacks and 26 takeaways. Seattle has a tough matchup against the New Orleans Saints, which makes them only a borderline starting fantasy defense this week.
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 12 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers rank third in total defense with 294 yards allowed per game and first in scoring defense with 13.5 points allowed per game. The Panthers have 31 sacks and have forced 23 turnovers. They are facing the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins rank 31st in total offense with 307.8 yards per game. They have allowed a league-high 41 sacks and have committed 17 turnovers. I don’t know how their shattered offensive line can hold back Carolina’s front seven.
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2. Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs rank 12th in total defense (336.9 ypg allowed) and second in scoring defense (13.8 ppg allowed). They have 36 sacks and 24 takeaways. The Chiefs battle with the San Diego Chargers. The Bolts rank 17th in scoring offense (22.8 ppg). They can still be a potent offense, but the Chiefs are an elite defensive unit, particularly when they are playing at home.
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3. Houston Texans
The Houston Texans lead the league in total defense with 286.1 yards allowed per game. They yield a fair amount of points (27.6 ppg), but that shouldn’t be an issue against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags rank dead last in total offense (278 ypg) and scoring offense (12.9 ppg). Jacksonville has allowed 33 sacks and have 19 turnovers.
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4. Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens rank 13th in total defense (339.9 ypg allowed) and eighth in scoring defense (21.2 ppg allowed). They have 34 sacks on the year. They are facing the inconsistent New York Jets. The Jets rank 20th in total offense (324.8 ypg) and 31st in scoring offense (18.3 ppg). The Jets have allowed 35 sacks and have turned the ball over 21 times.
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5. San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers rank seventh in total defense (323.8 ypg allowed) and fourth in scoring defense (17.8 ppg allowed). The Niners have forced 21 turnovers. They have a tough task against the Washington Redskins, but the Niners did a decent job with Drew Brees last week. The Redskins have 18 turnovers.
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6. New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints rank fourth in total defense (305.4 ypg allowed) and fifth in scoring defense (18.3 ppg allowed). The Saints have 32 sacks and 16 takeaways. They are playing the struggling Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons rank 22nd in scoring offense (21.4 ppg) and have committed 19 turnovers.
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7. Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions are not a superior defensive unit, but I think they’ll slow down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs rank 28th in total offense (310.8 ypg) and 30th in scoring offense (18.7 ppg).
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8. Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts rank 10th in scoring defense (22 ppg allowed). They have 26 sacks and 15 takeaways. The Colts are playing the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards rank 19th in total offense (326.4 ypg) and 22nd in scoring offense (21.4 ppg). They have allowed 27 sacks and have 21 turnovers.
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9. Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers are a mediocre defensive unit, but the Minnesota Vikings are a bad team. The Vikes are getting terrible quarterback play and Adrian Peterson (groin) isn’t his normal self. Minnesota ranks 26th in total offense (317.7 ypg) and have allowed 22 sacks.
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10. New York Jets
The Jets rank eight in total defense (324 ypg allowed). They have 28 sacks. They are facing the Ravens. The Ravens rank 30th in total offense (308.5 ypg) and 25th in scoring defense (20.8 ppg). Baltimore has allowed 33 sacks and committed 18 turnovers.
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 11 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks rank third in total defense with 289 yards allowed per game and scoring defense with 15.9 points allowed per game. They are tied for fifth with 31 sacks and are tied for second with 22 forced turnovers. The Seahawks are playing a home game against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes rank 28th in total offense (315.7 yards per game) and have turned the ball over 18 times. Christian Ponder has looked better of late, but he’s banged up.
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2. Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals rank 13th in total defense (330.6 ypg allowed) and 12th in scoring defense (22 ppg allowed). They have 26 sacks and 20 takeaways. The Cards take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags rank last in total offense (278.4 ypg) and scoring offense (12.8 ppg). They have allowed 31 sacks and have 17 turnovers.
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3. Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals rank fourth in total defense (311.4 ypg allowed) and sixth in scoring defense (18.6 ppg allowed). They have 30 sacks and 16 takeaways. The Bengals play the Cleveland Browns. The Browns rank 25th in total offense (316.8 ypg) and 26th in scoring offense (19.1 ppg). Cleveland has been sacked 30 times.
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4. Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers rank second in total defense (283.3 ypg allowed) and scoring defense (12.8 ppg allowed). They have 29 sacks and 21 takeaways. I don’t love their matchup against the New England Patriots, but they have the front seven in place to make life difficult for Tom Brady and company.
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5. Houston Texans
The Houston Texans lead the league in total defense with 280 yards allowed per game. They have a solid matchup against the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders rank 18th in total offense (330.8 ypg) and 29th in scoring offense (18.4 ppg). They have allowed 36 sacks and turned the ball over 16 times.
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6. New England Patriots
The New England Patriots rank seventh in scoring defense with 19.4 points per game allowed. They have 29 sacks and 19 takeaways. I’m expecting a physical game against the Panthers. Carolina ranks 20th in total offense (323.6 ypg) and 15th in scoring offense (23.8 ppg).
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7. San Diego Chargers
The San Diego Chargers rank 13th in scoring defense with 22.4 points per game allowed. They face the struggling Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins rank 30th in total offense (303.9 ypg) and 20th in scoring offense (21.4 ppg). They have been sacked an NFL-high 37 times and they have 16 turnovers. Miami is short-handed at offensive line because of their scandal. They can’t run block or pass protect.
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8. Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts got embarrassed last week, but they are better than that. They rank ninth in scoring defense (21.4 ppg allowed). They have 24 sacks and 14 takeaways. The Colts face the Tennessee Titans. The Titans rank 21st in total offense (322.9 ypg) and 19th in scoring offense (22.2). The loss of Jake Locker hurts.
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9. New York Jets
The New York Jets rank eighth in total defense with 325.2 yards per game allowed. They have 27 sacks. The Jets take on the Buffalo Bills. The Bills rank 16th in total offense (332.9 ypg) and 28th in scoring offense (18.8 ppg). The Jets lead the league in rushing defense at 73.8 yards allowed per game.
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10. New York Giants
The New York Giants have held the Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and Raiders to an 11.3 points per game average during their three-game winning streak. They take on the Green Bay Packers with Scott Tolzien at the helm.
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