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2019 DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY RATINGS

2019 season totals, through Week 6

Revised as of 10/15/2019

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 schedule of opponents and an average percentage of fumbles recovered by the defense. The exceptions are the three columns marked NON-ADJUSTED. Rushing includes all rushing, not just running backs.

LAST WEEK represents last week's rank. DAVE represents a combination of preseason projection and performance so far and is a more accurate look at how well we can expect teams to play the rest of the season. As of Week 6, preseseason projection makes up 35 percent of DAVE (45 percent for teams with five games).

Because it is early in the season, opponent adjustments are currently at 60% strength.

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 NON-ADJ
TOTAL
NON-ADJ
PASS
NON-ADJ
RUSH
VAR RK SCHED RK
1 NE -47.1% 1 -30.6% 1 -61.1% 2 -22.8% 3 -54.9% -72.3% -24.7% 2.5% 6 -21.2% 32
2 SF -41.6% 2 -24.2% 2 -62.8% 1 -13.0% 12 -44.4% -63.1% -19.1% 6.8% 24 -8.6% 28
3 BUF -13.1% 3 -7.7% 5 -21.6% 4 -0.2% 24 -20.8% -30.1% -6.5% 4.8% 15 -14.5% 30
4 CAR -12.6% 8 -7.1% 6 -25.2% 3 6.1% 29 -13.9% -29.4% 9.1% 6.2% 21 1.3% 16
5 CHI -11.2% 5 -8.5% 4 -6.9% 6 -17.2% 8 -13.2% -9.5% -18.4% 6.7% 22 -0.3% 19
6 MIN -10.9% 4 -9.2% 3 -2.8% 8 -22.7% 4 -12.0% -3.6% -24.2% 0.8% 4 2.0% 12
7 GB -8.9% 9 -4.0% 9 -18.5% 5 2.9% 26 -6.1% -17.2% 7.7% 6.0% 19 5.6% 6
8 DEN -7.5% 16 -4.8% 8 -3.3% 7 -12.1% 14 -7.2% -0.8% -14.2% 12.1% 30 -0.6% 20
9 PIT -6.3% 7 -6.3% 7 -1.9% 9 -11.2% 15 -4.1% 4.0% -13.2% 10.4% 29 5.4% 7
10 TEN -5.0% 14 -3.0% 14 2.1% 12 -15.4% 10 -7.4% -2.9% -13.7% 1.6% 5 -2.3% 23
11 LAR -4.3% 17 -3.5% 10 12.6% 20 -21.5% 5 -4.6% 10.2% -19.7% 8.0% 28 1.1% 18
12 DET -3.9% 12 -1.4% 15 -1.5% 10 -7.4% 17 -4.7% -0.2% -11.3% 0.8% 3 10.1% 2
13 PHI -2.3% 6 -3.2% 12 11.6% 19 -24.9% 2 -4.2% 11.4% -29.4% 19.3% 31 -5.7% 25
14 NO -2.3% 20 -3.1% 13 4.7% 13 -11.0% 16 2.3% 14.8% -13.1% 6.8% 25 10.2% 1
15 HOU -1.9% 11 -3.3% 11 5.3% 14 -14.9% 11 0.7% 8.6% -13.5% 4.4% 13 6.7% 4
16 NYJ -1.8% 10 -0.6% 16 9.4% 17 -16.9% 9 0.4% 10.4% -13.1% 0.3% 1 3.9% 10
17 TB -1.6% 13 1.5% 17 19.7% 25 -37.3% 1 -6.6% 12.1% -38.0% 3.6% 12 -1.4% 21
18 SEA 3.4% 22 2.3% 18 6.3% 15 -1.7% 21 -1.7% 0.0% -4.6% 0.6% 2 -6.4% 26
19 OAK 3.6% 21 4.5% 23 20.0% 26 -18.2% 6 5.8% 23.1% -17.3% 5.5% 16 6.8% 3
20 KC 4.2% 18 3.8% 22 1.6% 11 7.0% 31 7.1% 5.1% 9.3% 6.1% 20 5.3% 8
21 CLE 4.7% 15 4.7% 24 9.6% 18 -0.7% 23 1.3% 5.2% -2.8% 4.7% 14 -1.5% 22
22 BAL 6.4% 24 2.5% 19 12.9% 21 -4.7% 18 4.7% 10.5% -5.2% 6.8% 23 -10.1% 29
23 NYG 6.5% 23 4.9% 25 24.0% 28 -13.0% 13 7.6% 23.3% -9.9% 21.7% 32 1.9% 13
24 WAS 8.1% 29 6.4% 28 16.8% 24 -2.0% 20 6.1% 15.9% -5.3% 3.0% 8 -2.9% 24
25 DAL 8.2% 19 3.8% 21 16.3% 23 -4.0% 19 0.0% 6.9% -10.4% 2.9% 7 -16.4% 31
26 JAX 9.0% 25 3.5% 20 7.2% 16 11.3% 32 15.0% 15.9% 13.6% 5.6% 18 1.2% 17
27 LAC 10.4% 28 5.6% 27 22.4% 27 -0.8% 22 9.2% 22.9% -3.6% 3.2% 11 -8.6% 27
28 IND 10.9% 26 5.5% 26 14.5% 22 6.1% 28 17.4% 23.8% 8.4% 7.0% 26 4.4% 9
29 ATL 16.7% 27 13.4% 30 51.0% 31 -17.6% 7 24.5% 56.7% -7.7% 5.5% 17 1.8% 15
30 ARI 18.4% 30 11.3% 29 33.3% 29 0.3% 25 24.9% 47.3% -2.3% 3.0% 9 1.8% 14
31 CIN 19.3% 31 14.9% 31 36.4% 30 5.9% 27 20.6% 33.0% 10.8% 7.9% 27 3.8% 11
32 MIA 35.3% 32 23.1% 32 73.8% 32 6.8% 30 37.4% 77.8% 7.5% 3.1% 10 6.1% 5

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