Calais Campbell
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 9 team defense rankings.
Bye Week: Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
2. Philadelphia Eagles
3. Houston Texans
4. Arizona Cardinals
5. Seattle Seahawks
6. Los Angeles Rams
7. Oakland Raiders
8. Cincinnati Bengals
9. Kansas City Chiefs
10. New Orleans Saints
11. Detroit Lions
12. Tennessee Titans
13. Buffalo Bills
14. Denver Broncos
15. New York Giants
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Luke Kuechly
Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 9 IDP rankings.
1. Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
2. Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
3. Sean Lee, Dallas Cowboys
4. Zach Brown, Buffalo Bills
5. Telvin Smith, Jacksonville Jaguars
6. Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders
7. Tahir Whitehead, Detroit Lions
8. Paul Posluszny, Jacksonville Jaguars
9. Christian Kirksey, Cleveland Browns
10. Alec Ogletree, Los Angeles Rams
11. Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
12. Derrick Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs
13. Craig Robertson, New Orleans Saints
14. Ezekiel Ansah, Detroit Lions
15. Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets
16. Cameron Jordan , New Orleans Saints
17. Preston Brown, Buffalo Bills
18. D’Qwell Jackson, Indianapolis Colts
19. Kwon Alexander, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
20. Zachary Orr, Baltimore Ravens
21. Kiko Alonso, Miami Dolphins
22. K.J. Wright, Seattle Seahawks
23. C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
24. Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh Steelers
25. Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles
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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 9 team defense rankings.
1. Denver Broncos
2. Kansas City Chiefs
3. Seattle Seahawks
4. Dallas Cowboys
5. Minnesota Vikings
6. Carolina Panthers
7. Los Angeles Rams
8. Philadelphia Eagles
9. Pittsburgh Steelers
10. Green Bay Packers
11. New York Jets
12. Buffalo Bills
13. Detroit Lions
14. San Diego Chargers
15. New Orleans Saints
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Here’s my Week 9 team defense rankings.


1. New England @ Cleveland
2. Green Bay @ Dallas
3. New York Giants @ Seattle
4. Chicago @ Buffalo
5. New Orleans @ Carolina
6. Minnesota vs. Arizona
7. New York Jets @ Detroit
8. Buffalo vs. Chicago
9. Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay
10. Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati
11. Baltimore vs. Miami
12. Oakland vs. Kansas City
13. Arizona @ Minnesota
14. Seattle vs. New York Giants
15. Detroit @ New York Jets
Inside the numbers:

  • Dallas has no heart. After manhandling the Jets, the Packers will bring it to the Cowboys.
  • Charlie Whitehurst is starting for the Seahawks. The Giants are licking their chops.
  • Derek Anderson is starting for the Cardinals this week.  For the second straight week I think a defense will step up with their back against the wall. I was WRONG with Dallas this week, but I think the Vikings have more heart.
  • Last week seemed like an ideal time for Carolina to show something against the Rams. They didn’t, and that only leads me to believe the Saints will have their way with them this week.
  • Detroit isn’t the pushover they once were. They won’t play put up huge numbers against the Jets, but they won’t get shut down either. I also think their defense will do decent this week.
  • Who would have thought the Bills defense would actually be a borderline starter? The way Jay Cutler gets sacked and throws picks though, it has become a reality.


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