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2017 DEFENSE EFFICIENCY RATINGS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 6/1/2018

This page lists DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) for total defenseas well as rushing and passing defense separated. The DVOA system is explainedhere. All numbers below areadjusted to an average schedule of opponents and an average percentage offumbles recovered by the defense. The exceptions are the threecolumns marked NON-ADJUSTED. Rushing includes all rushing, not just running backs.

LAST YEAR represents 2016 rank. WEIGHTED DEFENSE is adjusted so that earlier games in the season become graduallyless important. It better reflects how the team was playing at the end of theseason.

VARIANCE measures the statistical variance of theteam's weekly DVOA performance. Teams are ranked from most consistent (#1, lowest variance) toleast consistent (#32, highest variance). SCHEDULE represents the average offensive DVOA of all opponents, with teams ranked from hardest schedule to easiest schedule.

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

TEAM DEF.
DVOA
LAST
YEAR
WEI.
DEFENSE
RANK PASS
DEF
PASS
RANK
RUSH
DEF
RUSH
RANK
NON-ADJUSTED VAR. RANK SCHED RANK
TOTAL PASS RUSH
1 JAC -16.2% 12 -13.1% 4 -27.6% 1 -2.8% 27 -19.1% -32.5% -3.4% 7.6% 29 -5.1% 31
2 MIN -13.9% 8 -18.5% 1 -11.8% 4 -16.9% 6 -12.7% -10.6% -15.7% 5.2% 11 0.5% 13
3 BAL -13.9% 6 -11.5% 5 -15.4% 2 -12.0% 9 -17.8% -21.5% -13.0% 10.5% 32 -3.5% 28
4 ARI -12.7% 3 -17.1% 3 -3.9% 10 -24.4% 1 -8.7% 0.2% -20.6% 3.5% 5 0.2% 16
5 PHI -12.3% 4 -17.7% 2 -6.9% 8 -21.6% 2 -14.1% -9.0% -22.8% 9.8% 31 -1.5% 23
6 LARM -9.8% 15 -9.0% 8 -14.3% 3 -4.1% 21 -8.7% -11.4% -5.3% 8.5% 30 -1.9% 24
7 CAR -8.8% 10 -6.5% 9 -3.6% 11 -16.9% 5 -5.5% 1.2% -16.0% 5.1% 10 4.5% 1
8 NO -7.9% 31 -10.0% 6 -11.3% 5 -3.7% 23 -2.6% -3.2% -1.8% 6.9% 25 1.8% 11
9 PIT -6.4% 11 -1.9% 12 -7.1% 7 -5.6% 18 -7.5% -9.9% -4.4% 6.8% 24 -3.0% 26
10 DEN -5.3% 1 -2.3% 11 8.2% 15 -21.0% 3 -5.2% 10.4% -23.6% 5.9% 20 2.1% 7
11 WAS -4.9% 25 -1.3% 13 -10.2% 6 0.8% 29 -1.1% -4.6% 2.6% 6.5% 23 3.3% 4
12 LACH -4.7% 7 -9.6% 7 -6.2% 9 -3.0% 25 -8.0% -10.5% -5.2% 2.4% 1 -1.3% 22
13 SEA -3.8% 5 -2.9% 10 0.7% 13 -9.0% 14 -5.5% -1.4% -10.2% 5.7% 18 -2.3% 25
14 CHI -1.5% 23 -0.5% 14 4.7% 14 -9.1% 13 -0.4% 6.3% -8.5% 3.1% 4 3.8% 2
15 BUF 1.6% 27 7.2% 26 0.6% 12 2.7% 30 3.1% 1.4% 5.2% 5.4% 14 1.8% 10
16 CLE 2.0% 30 0.5% 16 21.6% 26 -20.8% 4 3.7% 23.5% -19.3% 4.4% 9 -0.9% 19
TEAM DEF.
DVOA
LAST
YEAR
WEI.
DEFENSE
RANK PASS
DEF
PASS
RANK
RUSH
DEF
RUSH
RANK
NON-ADJUSTED VAR. RANK SCHED RANK
TOTAL PASS RUSH
17 CIN 3.7% 17 8.4% 27 10.1% 17 -3.4% 24 -0.8% 0.9% -2.7% 2.9% 3 -4.5% 29
18 NYJ 3.9% 21 0.7% 17 16.9% 22 -11.0% 11 4.2% 16.4% -9.8% 5.5% 16 2.0% 9
19 DET 4.0% 32 9.4% 28 8.7% 16 -1.8% 28 1.7% 5.4% -2.9% 5.5% 15 -0.7% 18
20 GB 4.9% 20 6.0% 24 22.0% 27 -13.5% 8 7.2% 25.8% -12.8% 3.7% 6 2.0% 8
21 TEN 5.0% 24 2.0% 18 18.9% 24 -15.6% 7 2.3% 15.4% -17.0% 5.2% 12 -5.4% 32
22 ATL 5.6% 26 2.1% 19 13.3% 20 -4.3% 20 6.7% 15.6% -4.5% 3.8% 7 3.5% 3
23 HOU 5.6% 9 13.4% 31 19.1% 25 -9.9% 12 7.5% 20.2% -7.0% 5.7% 17 -1.2% 21
24 NYG 5.7% 2 3.2% 21 13.0% 19 -2.9% 26 7.2% 16.1% -3.0% 7.6% 28 2.5% 6
25 DAL 5.8% 18 0.1% 15 12.9% 18 -4.1% 22 6.0% 14.0% -5.0% 5.8% 19 0.5% 14
26 SF 8.3% 28 6.7% 25 23.1% 28 -7.8% 17 7.0% 20.1% -7.3% 5.3% 13 -3.2% 27
27 IND 8.7% 29 5.9% 23 28.5% 32 -11.9% 10 7.1% 24.9% -11.3% 2.7% 2 -4.8% 30
28 MIA 9.4% 19 10.3% 29 24.6% 29 -9.0% 15 10.8% 26.4% -8.1% 7.4% 27 3.2% 5
29 OAK 10.3% 22 3.1% 20 26.1% 30 -8.3% 16 9.8% 25.7% -8.7% 7.3% 26 0.3% 15
30 KC 10.7% 14 14.0% 32 17.2% 23 3.0% 32 9.1% 17.4% -0.7% 6.2% 21 -0.2% 17
31 NE 10.9% 16 3.9% 22 16.6% 21 2.8% 31 10.7% 18.2% -0.2% 3.9% 8 -1.0% 20
32 TB 11.7% 13 11.5% 30 26.4% 31 -5.1% 19 12.1% 25.8% -3.5% 6.4% 22 1.6% 12


2017 DEFENSE vs. TYPES OF RECEIVERS

2017 season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 6/1/2018

DVOA ratings represent value from the point of view of the defense, not fantasy football players, and include items that have no impact on fantasy football(such as how many interceptions are caught on passes intended to certain receivers).DVOA of defense against receivers does not include sacks or passes with nointended receiver listed. Passes per game and yards per game are more useful forfantasy football players. These numbers are adjusted based on the opposing offensesand include defensive pass interference.

Note that our decision of which receiver is 'number one' and which receiveris 'number two' is somewhat subjective. Teams are ranked in order of generalpassing defense DVOA.

Numbers in red represent NFL averages for the season.

vs. #1 WR vs. #2 WR vs. Other WR vs. TE vs. RB
Rk Team DVOA Rk Pa/G Yd/G DVOA Rk Pa/G Yd/G DVOA Rk Pa/G Yd/G DVOA Rk Pa/G Yd/G DVOA Rk Pa/G Yd/G
1 JAC -58.4% 1 7.1 42.0 -14.1% 8 5.2 31.4 -8.5% 11 5.7 39.5 2.3% 20 6.0 44.0 -1.6% 16 7.1 40.3
2 BAL -24.7% 4 8.5 68.8 -39.7% 2 6.6 44.5 -1.0% 16 5.3 36.7 19.6% 29 8.2 57.4 -16.8% 6 7.2 38.9
3 LARM -5.4% 12 8.1 71.0 -24.8% 4 6.3 41.3 -16.8% 7 6.6 36.9 1.2% 19 6.6 52.3 -9.8% 9 7.4 43.2
4 MIN -13.1% 9 7.6 47.8 -22.2% 5 5.8 48.9 -3.5% 15 7.0 51.1 -24.2% 2 7.7 38.0 -37.6% 1 6.8 30.2
5 NO -19.1% 6 8.2 62.4 0.6% 18 6.4 63.5 -21.8% 5 5.9 38.0 -17.0% 6 5.8 36.7 -5.5% 12 7.7 47.0
6 WAS -20.1% 5 6.6 55.5 31.2% 29 4.5 41.9 -23.0% 4 6.1 38.4 -6.5% 10 8.1 60.4 -23.0% 4 7.6 37.0
7 PIT 4.3% 17 7.4 58.8 -10.9% 10 5.4 38.0 17.5% 25 5.7 46.5 -34.6% 1 6.2 50.2 12.5% 23 6.4 47.3
8 PHI -15.8% 7 10.1 71.0 -48.5% 1 6.5 44.0 5.9% 21 6.9 55.1 0.7% 17 6.5 45.2 -6.1% 10 7.4 42.6
9 LACH -11.8% 10 8.2 61.4 0.5% 17 5.2 40.2 -25.2% 3 5.8 31.7 0.9% 18 6.7 48.0 -21.3% 5 7.5 42.7
10 ARI 11.4% 23 5.9 49.6 -19.8% 6 6.2 41.7 -9.9% 9 7.1 52.3 -14.6% 7 7.1 47.2 -0.5% 17 8.2 47.1
11 CAR 9.5% 19 8.6 71.5 5.4% 20 5.9 48.0 3.4% 19 6.8 49.4 -22.2% 4 5.8 36.3 -3.0% 14 6.6 41.9
12 BUF -0.1% 14 8.3 74.3 -29.7% 3 5.8 37.7 -28.0% 1 6.0 35.7 -3.9% 13 8.2 55.2 5.9% 20 7.4 42.9
13 SEA 0.9% 16 7.7 69.1 38.9% 31 5.4 46.0 -5.3% 14 7.0 52.0 -23.9% 3 7.5 45.6 -33.0% 2 6.9 28.8
14 CHI 10.4% 20 7.4 65.1 -16.5% 7 6.4 39.7 19.4% 26 5.4 48.8 -6.2% 11 7.3 45.2 -3.4% 13 6.8 37.6
15 DEN -33.6% 2 8.3 52.2 -13.3% 9 4.9 28.9 28.5% 30 4.3 37.1 19.8% 31 6.7 63.0 5.6% 19 6.1 31.9
16 DET -25.6% 3 7.1 58.0 11.3% 22 6.3 47.5 5.8% 20 7.6 63.4 12.9% 26 6.6 55.9 -12.7% 8 8.0 51.7
x NFL 0.0% x 7.9 65.0 0.0% x 5.8 44.3 0.0% x 6.1 44.8 -0.1% x 7.1 50.7 0.0% x 7.3 44.0
vs. #1 WR vs. #2 WR vs. Other WR vs. TE vs. RB
Rk Team DVOA Rk Pa/G Yd/G DVOA Rk Pa/G Yd/G DVOA Rk Pa/G Yd/G DVOA Rk Pa/G Yd/G DVOA Rk Pa/G Yd/G
17 CIN -14.4% 8 8.7 56.9 -4.4% 15 4.5 29.1 22.2% 28 5.6 50.5 19.6% 30 7.4 62.0 -5.6% 11 8.7 55.2
18 DAL 10.7% 21 7.6 62.0 13.5% 23 6.2 48.7 -14.9% 8 6.2 41.2 12.5% 25 6.8 47.0 14.5% 28 7.8 50.0
19 NYG -2.8% 13 8.5 78.7 42.4% 32 5.3 49.6 -17.3% 6 5.6 43.3 -0.4% 15 7.4 57.4 -2.8% 15 7.5 45.8
20 ATL 14.6% 25 7.5 56.6 19.3% 25 4.9 40.5 -7.9% 12 5.9 40.4 -2.3% 14 7.9 48.3 8.4% 21 8.5 51.3
21 NE 18.9% 26 6.8 65.7 4.9% 19 7.1 57.5 6.8% 22 8.0 56.8 -11.6% 8 7.6 44.9 10.1% 22 7.8 54.3
22 NYJ 21.1% 28 9.0 82.8 -7.0% 13 6.3 41.6 -26.7% 2 6.4 27.9 -7.4% 9 6.9 46.5 13.3% 26 6.7 50.5
23 KC 29.5% 31 8.7 90.3 -6.0% 14 6.6 45.7 0.8% 18 7.9 56.1 -5.9% 12 6.3 50.1 -23.1% 3 6.2 32.5
24 TEN -8.1% 11 8.7 61.5 29.2% 28 5.5 45.2 -0.3% 17 6.2 47.2 10.1% 24 8.5 59.7 28.0% 32 8.7 58.5
25 HOU 12.4% 24 7.6 64.7 37.8% 30 5.3 55.8 16.6% 24 5.9 49.7 15.2% 27 6.6 57.9 -16.7% 7 5.5 31.6
26 CLE 22.0% 29 7.4 69.6 -7.5% 12 5.0 42.1 -6.4% 13 5.3 35.8 27.8% 32 8.1 60.8 24.9% 30 7.4 48.9
27 GB 31.9% 32 8.6 79.6 22.1% 26 5.2 48.1 -9.4% 10 4.8 32.6 4.1% 21 6.7 45.2 17.3% 29 7.0 48.7
28 SF 21.1% 27 8.0 70.7 -1.6% 16 5.4 40.7 30.7% 32 6.1 51.7 -19.5% 5 6.7 43.3 13.2% 24 8.4 47.8
29 MIA 11.2% 22 7.0 61.1 -8.2% 11 5.0 36.0 15.4% 23 4.8 36.0 17.1% 28 8.1 60.0 1.8% 18 7.6 45.8
30 OAK 22.3% 30 6.7 67.3 14.9% 24 5.9 41.6 25.8% 29 5.5 43.2 0.1% 16 7.5 64.2 13.9% 27 7.5 43.2
31 TB 0.9% 15 8.7 75.8 8.4% 21 7.1 60.7 21.0% 27 5.4 45.9 6.1% 22 6.2 43.1 13.3% 25 6.6 48.0
32 IND 7.6% 18 7.1 57.8 22.7% 27 6.3 52.3 28.5% 31 6.4 62.0 9.9% 23 6.6 52.3 27.9% 31 6.2 45.2
x NFL 0.0% x 7.9 65.0 0.0% x 5.8 44.3 0.0% x 6.1 44.8 -0.1% x 7.1 50.7 0.0% x 7.3 44.0


2017 DEFENSE BY PASS DIRECTION

2017 season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 6/1/2018

As with the defense vs. receivers table above, this following table does not include sacks or passes with no intended receiver listed. These numbers are adjusted based on the opposing offenses and include defensive pass interference. Short passes are defined as passes going up to 15 yards through the air; deep passes go 16 or more yards through the air. All directions are listed from the offensive perspective.

Numbers in red represent NFL averages for the season.

Rank Team Left Rk Middle Rk Right Rk Deep Rk Short Rk D Left D Mid D Right Sh Left Sh Mid Sh Right
1 JAC -28.6% 1 -24.1% 1 -8.5% 14 -40.2% 1 -13.9% 8 -20.4% -90.7% -16.5% -30.7% -3.8% -6.7%
2 BAL -28.1% 2 6.4% 16 -14.2% 8 41.8% 24 -27.0% 1 7.3% 116.9% 29.9% -37.6% -15.8% -26.3%
3 LARM -5.6% 11 -7.7% 4 -16.7% 5 -4.6% 5 -11.9% 9 12.6% -7.2% -27.7% -10.9% -7.9% -14.8%
4 MIN -26.4% 3 -17.9% 2 -14.1% 9 11.7% 10 -26.7% 2 -14.0% -14.6% 43.4% -29.3% -18.8% -28.5%
5 NO -15.6% 8 1.4% 8 -16.3% 6 29.8% 16 -23.7% 3 35.5% -17.3% 37.3% -28.5% 4.2% -34.8%
6 WAS -19.4% 5 2.2% 11 -10.3% 11 35.7% 20 -21.8% 4 -5.8% 74.9% 70.6% -23.5% -17.2% -23.5%
7 PIT 19.3% 30 -7.7% 5 -19.2% 2 42.3% 26 -17.2% 5 49.9% 7.5% 58.4% 9.4% -11.7% -44.3%
8 PHI -17.4% 7 14.1% 19 -19.2% 1 8.8% 9 -16.1% 7 6.6% 70.9% -8.9% -21.8% 6.8% -21.3%
9 LACH -24.8% 4 2.4% 12 -7.5% 16 -14.8% 4 -9.8% 12 -69.7% 35.1% 15.5% -11.4% -1.5% -15.4%
10 ARI -15.1% 9 5.0% 15 -8.2% 15 5.7% 8 -10.4% 11 -19.1% -26.2% 50.0% -14.1% 10.6% -20.2%
11 CAR -1.2% 14 0.3% 7 1.3% 25 12.7% 11 -2.7% 19 17.5% 7.0% 9.0% -6.3% -1.9% 0.2%
12 BUF -11.4% 10 -3.5% 6 -11.5% 10 -22.1% 2 -7.7% 13 -19.1% -114.8% 1.9% -10.3% 12.9% -15.2%
13 SEA -18.0% 6 4.2% 14 0.3% 24 33.4% 18 -16.6% 6 -1.8% 78.3% 46.3% -23.9% -11.3% -14.2%
14 CHI 4.5% 20 27.1% 29 -15.4% 7 28.7% 15 -5.3% 16 37.2% 99.2% -4.3% -0.8% 13.4% -18.0%
15 DEN 3.4% 18 1.8% 10 -10.3% 13 37.3% 22 -10.7% 10 61.4% 28.0% 6.1% -12.2% -3.1% -13.4%
16 DET -0.5% 15 18.8% 22 -17.9% 3 0.7% 6 -2.8% 18 -19.0% 55.1% -14.0% 4.0% 10.1% -19.0%
x NFL -1.7% x 10.8% x -4.8% x 23.0% x -5.6% x 14.9% 35.2% 24.9% -5.9% 5.8% -12.2%
Rank Team Left Rk Middle Rk Right Rk Deep Rk Short Rk D Left D Mid D Right Sh Left Sh Mid Sh Right
17 CIN 7.7% 22 1.7% 9 -0.9% 22 30.4% 17 -3.3% 17 -0.7% 80.2% 30.2% 9.5% -10.2% -8.5%
18 DAL 10.3% 25 16.3% 21 -2.1% 21 34.8% 19 2.4% 25 19.5% 124.6% -6.1% 8.1% 0.2% -1.5%
19 NYG 14.1% 28 7.7% 17 -10.3% 12 42.1% 25 -7.2% 14 73.5% 50.0% 9.7% 1.8% -7.2% -14.5%
20 ATL 7.1% 21 3.1% 13 6.8% 28 36.3% 21 1.2% 22 21.3% 3.7% 60.4% 4.6% 3.1% -3.8%
21 NE -0.3% 16 34.3% 30 -0.4% 23 17.1% 12 2.8% 27 -11.0% 77.2% 32.4% 3.3% 28.1% -9.7%
22 NYJ 0.7% 17 8.1% 18 -2.7% 20 20.7% 13 -5.6% 15 37.8% -36.2% 28.7% -11.0% 22.8% -12.0%
23 KC 8.4% 24 26.5% 28 -17.1% 4 3.0% 7 2.5% 26 8.5% 30.0% -16.4% 8.4% 25.6% -17.3%
24 TEN 16.9% 29 23.3% 26 -3.7% 19 -16.1% 3 15.4% 32 6.8% 17.7% -47.8% 19.4% 24.1% 6.9%
25 HOU 11.8% 26 49.1% 31 -6.8% 17 53.1% 31 2.0% 24 5.3% 139.8% 54.9% 14.1% 16.5% -19.3%
26 CLE -3.3% 13 23.0% 24 26.6% 32 49.7% 29 9.0% 29 15.3% -95.8% 111.4% -7.0% 30.4% 11.3%
27 GB 20.8% 32 21.7% 23 6.4% 27 40.8% 23 9.0% 30 19.0% 93.1% 38.1% 21.4% 10.1% -1.0%
28 SF 20.4% 31 -12.1% 3 8.7% 29 21.2% 14 5.3% 28 45.5% 7.3% 6.8% 13.6% -15.0% 9.4%
29 MIA -3.9% 12 23.1% 25 10.5% 30 46.0% 28 -1.6% 20 46.5% 12.7% 60.6% -16.4% 25.3% -3.6%
30 OAK 3.8% 19 24.4% 27 16.1% 31 73.4% 32 1.9% 23 47.9% 67.7% 90.1% -4.8% 17.4% -1.8%
31 TB 8.0% 23 15.1% 20 5.5% 26 51.2% 30 -1.4% 21 79.9% -10.6% 64.2% -8.3% 21.3% -9.7%
32 IND 12.9% 27 64.2% 32 -6.5% 18 43.0% 27 11.1% 31 35.1% 100.2% 16.0% 5.9% 54.1% -13.7%
x NFL -1.7% x 10.8% x -4.8% x 23.0% x -5.6% x 14.9% 35.2% 24.9% -5.9% 5.8% -12.2%