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2014 DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY RATINGS

2014 season totals, through Week 1

Revised as of 9/9/2014

This page lists DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) for total defense as well as rushing and passing offense separated. The DVOA system is explained here. All numbers below are adjusted to an average schedule of opponents and an average percentage of fumbles recovered by the offense. (Prior to Week 4, there are no opponent adjustments.) Rushing includes all rushing, not just running backs.

DAVE is our formula that combines in-season performance with preseason projections early in the season to get a more accurate look at how good teams are likely to be long-term. The projection is currently 90 percent of DAVE. 

Remember, since positive numbers represent more scoring, defense is better when it is NEGATIVE.

TEAM DEFENSE
DVOA
DEFENSE
DAVE
RANK PASS
DEFENSE
PASS
RANK
RUSH
DEFENSE
RUSH
RANK
1 CAR -43.9% -9.9% 2 -64.1% 1 -3.6% 17
2 DET -42.6% -1.7% 10 -46.6% 3 -36.9% 4
3 TEN -40.7% -0.4% 17 -43.6% 4 -33.6% 5
4 MIN -33.2% -1.2% 14 -51.3% 2 -7.8% 15
5 NYJ -31.2% -5.8% 3 -9.6% 13 -73.5% 1
6 ARI -23.4% -3.2% 7 2.4% 15 -54.0% 2
7 JAC -23.2% 1.7% 24 -28.9% 5 -15.4% 11
8 SEA -18.3% -11.6% 1 -26.0% 6 -6.3% 16
9 MIA -16.1% -0.9% 15 -25.4% 7 5.2% 22
10 PHI -15.2% -0.6% 16 12.3% 18 -52.1% 3
11 DEN -10.5% -3.5% 6 -10.9% 12 -8.9% 13
12 CIN -9.9% -3.9% 5 -15.6% 9 4.7% 21
13 SF -8.9% -4.4% 4 -23.9% 8 15.5% 27
14 WAS -8.8% -1.3% 12 24.4% 22 -31.8% 6
15 OAK -4.9% 1.1% 22 -11.9% 11 0.9% 18
16 HOU 1.8% 1.7% 25 -8.6% 14 16.7% 29
TEAM DEFENSE
DVOA
DEFENSE
DAVE
RANK PASS
DEFENSE
PASS
RANK
RUSH
DEFENSE
RUSH
RANK
17 BUF 3.5% -1.9% 9 4.3% 16 1.4% 19
18 BAL 3.8% -1.4% 11 27.9% 23 -30.8% 8
19 TB 3.9% -1.2% 13 41.8% 26 -30.5% 9
20 NE 6.2% 0.5% 18 -15.0% 10 25.4% 31
21 SD 9.6% 5.9% 28 33.9% 24 -28.8% 10
22 CHI 11.2% 1.0% 21 6.5% 17 14.1% 26
23 PIT 16.5% 0.6% 19 13.6% 19 19.2% 30
24 ATL 17.8% 7.2% 30 19.4% 21 15.7% 28
25 KC 19.1% 3.5% 26 50.0% 27 -12.6% 12
26 IND 22.1% 8.5% 31 36.1% 25 5.3% 23
27 CLE 26.3% 6.6% 29 59.6% 29 -8.4% 14
28 GB 30.6% 4.9% 27 16.6% 20 41.5% 32
29 STL 30.8% 0.7% 20 50.4% 28 13.3% 25
30 NYG 31.6% -2.1% 8 97.3% 32 -31.3% 7
31 DAL 39.9% 9.5% 32 87.8% 31 2.4% 20
32 NO 53.3% 1.3% 23 84.7% 30 8.9% 24

DEFENSE VS. TYPES OF RECEIVERS

These numbers are updated beginning after Week 2.