Week 7: NFL Defensive Power Rankings

The Sports Talk Florida week seven defensive power rankings had some movement this week  and we’re starting to see the contenders and pretenders in the NFL. The Houston Texans moved up into the top five with the beat down they gave the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens on the other hand are not playing defense at all and they fell three more spots this week to 19th in the league.  The Minnesota Vikings continue to make believers with their winning ways and they moved up into the top 10 at number six. The Miami Dolphins dropped to 13th this week because of the bye. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell fours spots after Drew Brees tossed four touchdowns on Sunday. The Jacksonville Jaguars continue there cellar stay as they can’t muster up any sort of defense. The Jaguars have four interceptions, four forced fumbles and five sacks through six games.

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 7 Week 6  Team G Pts/G Int FF Sack PR
1 1 Chicago Bears (5-1) 6 13 14 8 21 3.31
2 2 Arizona Cardinals (4-3) 7 16.9 8 6 22 2.13
3 3 Seattle Seahawks (4-3) 7 15.1 6 7 19 2.12
4 6 Houston Texans (6-1) 7 18.3 9 5 21 1.91
5 4 Atlanta Falcons (6-0) 6 18.8 10 9 16 1.86
6 11 Minnesota Vikings (5-2) 7 18.7 4 7 22 1.76
7 10 New York Giants (5-2) 7 19.6 12 4 17 1.68
8 9 Green Bay Packers (4-3) 7 22.1 9 2 24 1.58
9 5 St. Louis Rams (3-4) 7 20.1 8 2 21 1.54
10 12 New England Patriots (4-3) 7 23.3 7 13 15 1.5
11 13 San Francisco 49ers (5-2) 7 14.3 5 5 11 1.47
12 7 Denver Broncos (3-3) 6 23 6 8 18 1.39
13 8 Miami Dolphins (3-3) 6 19.5 7 2 18 1.38
14 15 Cleveland Browns (1-6) 7 25.7 10 4 18 1.25
15 18 Cincinnati Bengals (3-4) 7 26.7 3 5 23 1.16
16 14 San Diego Chargers (3-3) 6 22.8 7 7 10 1.05
17 19 Buffalo Bills (3-4) 7 32.4 6 9 17 0.99
18 21 Washington Redskins (3-4) 7 28.6 10 5 13 0.98
19 16 Baltimore Ravens (5-2) 7 23 7 3 12 0.96
20 20 Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3) 6 22 3 7 11 0.95
21 17 Tampa Buccaneers (2-4) 6 22.7 9 4 8 0.93
22 23 Carolina Panthers (1-5) 6 24 5 3 14 0.92
23 22 New York Jets (3-4) 7 24.3 7 4 10 0.86
24 28 Detroit Lions (2-4) 6 25 2 2 17 0.84
25 25 Dallas Cowboys (3-3) 6 22.2 2 4 12 0.81
26 24 Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) 6 20.8 7 2 7 0.77
27 27 Indianapolis Colts (3-3) 6 26.3 2 2 13 0.65
28 26 Kansas City Chiefs (1-5) 6 30.5 4 2 13 0.62
29 29 New Orleans Saints (2-4) 6 30.3 3 2 12 0.56
30 30 Tennessee Titans (3-4) 7 34 5 5 9 0.56
31 31 Oakland Raiders (2-4) 6 28.5 3 5 7 0.53
32 32 Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5) 6 27.3 4 4 5 0.48
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