Week 6: NFL Defensive Power Rankings

The Miami Dolphins are slowly creeping up the Sports Talk Florida Defensive Power Rankings moving up one spot to eighth in the league. The Dolphins had three sacks, one force fumble and allowed the St. Louis Rams to score 14 points Sunday afternoon. The Miami defense is making noise with 18 sacks so far this season. Defensive end Cameron Wake leads the team with 6.5 sacks.

The Tampa Buccaneers moved up to 17th in the league and the Jacksonville Jaguars moved to the bottom of the barrel during their bye week.

In the new era of the NFL where quarterbacks and wide receivers are protected, this formula more accurately judges the efficiency of an NFL defense.

Week 6 Week 5 Team G Pts/G Int FFum Sack  DPR
1 1 Chicago Bears 5 14.2 13 4 18 2.46
2 3 Arizona Cardinals 6 16.2 6 6 19 1.91
3 2 Seattle Seahawks 6 15.5 5 7 17 1.87
4 4 Atlanta Falcons 6 18.8 10 9 16 1.86
5 8 St. Louis Rams 6 18.5 8 2 17 1.46
6 5 Houston Texans 6 19.2 7 4 17 1.46
7 14 Denver Broncos 6 23 6 8 18 1.39
8 9 Miami Dolphins 6 19.5 7 2 18 1.38
9 11 Green Bay Packers 6 22.5 8 2 21 1.38
10 20 New York Giants 6 19 11 0 14 1.32
11 6 Minnesota Vikings 6 19.5 3 6 15 1.23
12 12 New England Patriots 6 22.8 6 11 11 1.23
13 7 San Francisco 49ers 6 15.7 4 5 9 1.15
14 10 San Diego Chargers 6 22.8 7 7 10 1.05
15 17 Cleveland Browns 6 27.2 10 3 15 1.03
16 13 Baltimore Ravens 6 19.7 7 3 10 1.02
17 18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 20.2 8 4 8 0.99
18 15 Cincinnati Bengals 6 27.2 2 3 20 0.92
19 24 Buffalo Bills 6 32 6 8 15 0.91
20 23 Pittsburgh Steelers 5 23 2 7 11 0.87
21 21 Washington Redskins 6 28.8 8 5 12 0.87
22 28 New York Jets 6 23.5 7 4 9 0.85
23 16 Carolina Panthers 5 25 5 2 14 0.84
24 19 Philadelphia Eagles 6 20.8 7 2 7 0.77
25 22 Dallas Cowboys 5 23.8 1 4 10 0.63
26 26 Kansas City Chiefs 6 30.5 4 2 13 0.62
27 25 Indianapolis Colts 5 29 2 2 13 0.59
28 30 Detroit Lions 5 27.4 2 2 12 0.58
29 27 New Orleans Saints 5 30.8 3 2 11 0.52
30 29 Tennessee Titans 6 34 4 4 8 0.47
31 32 Oakland Raiders 5 29.6 3 4 4 0.37
32 31 Jacksonville Jaguars 5 27.6 3 3 3 0.33

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