2020 NFL DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY RATINGS

2020 season totals, through Week 2

Revised as of 9/22/2020

This page lists DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) for total defense as well as rushing and passing defense separated. The DVOA system is explained here. All numbers below are adjusted to an average percentage of fumbles recovered by the offense. Opponent adjustments are not included and will begin after Week 4. Quarterback scrambles are counted as passing plays rather than rushing plays.

DAVE combines our preseason forecast with games played so far to get a more accurate projection of how teams will play the rest of the season. DAVE is currently 85% preseason forecast and 15% actual performance.

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

RK TEAM DEFENSE
DVOA
LAST
WEEK
DEFENSE
DAVE
RK PASS
DEF
RK RUSH
DEF
RK
1 WAS -36.2% 1 -4.5% 7 -52.1% 1 -6.9% 21
2 PIT -35.3% 2 -9.2% 1 -22.5% 2 -62.3% 1
3 BAL -31.1% 3 -6.6% 2 -22.2% 3 -49.9% 2
4 TB -19.0% 8 -6.4% 4 -9.3% 6 -31.7% 7
5 IND -18.2% 28 -3.7% 8 -15.0% 4 -22.5% 12
6 CHI -14.9% 12 -5.3% 6 -14.2% 5 -16.0% 14
7 NYG -12.1% 22 -1.2% 15 6.8% 12 -31.8% 6
8 ARI -9.5% 17 -1.6% 14 -8.9% 7 -10.4% 19
9 SF -9.4% 14 -3.7% 9 9.2% 14 -31.0% 8
10 NO -6.8% 9 -5.6% 5 9.9% 15 -29.8% 9
11 NYJ -5.9% 16 -0.9% 16 22.1% 22 -44.8% 3
12 BUF -5.0% 7 -6.4% 3 -0.9% 9 -13.1% 17
13 LAC -3.6% 6 -3.2% 10 1.5% 11 -14.0% 15
14 LAR -1.4% 20 -2.2% 12 -6.5% 8 5.7% 27
15 DAL -0.8% 18 1.0% 18 15.0% 18 -16.8% 13
16 TEN -0.8% 10 -0.8% 17 1.1% 10 -3.6% 22
17 DEN 0.6% 19 -1.7% 13 18.5% 20 -26.2% 11
18 PHI 6.4% 4 -2.8% 11 29.5% 27 -13.4% 16
19 NE 6.9% 5 4.4% 26 21.3% 21 -9.9% 20
20 MIN 7.0% 26 2.4% 22 15.6% 19 -1.0% 23
21 CLE 7.5% 31 4.8% 28 37.4% 30 -40.9% 4
22 CIN 7.6% 11 6.6% 30 13.2% 16 3.5% 25
23 KC 9.7% 25 1.3% 19 14.9% 17 4.1% 26
24 SEA 9.9% 21 1.5% 20 34.4% 29 -38.7% 5
25 HOU 11.4% 24 4.2% 25 22.4% 23 1.6% 24
26 GB 12.0% 30 6.3% 29 8.9% 13 16.2% 30
27 JAX 12.7% 13 4.6% 27 45.3% 31 -27.5% 10
28 ATL 15.5% 32 1.9% 21 33.9% 28 -12.5% 18
29 CAR 18.2% 27 11.3% 32 25.3% 25 10.6% 29
30 LV 18.8% 23 3.3% 23 26.4% 26 9.4% 28
31 DET 22.6% 15 3.6% 24 24.5% 24 20.2% 32
32 MIA 34.6% 29 9.6% 31 53.8% 32 18.6% 31