Week 14 – D/ST Rankings

The year of the defense is upon us. Offense has been down this season. Defenses sure play their part, but it could be that guys like Mitchell Trubisky, Jacoby Brissett, Tom Savage, etc. are playing QB. The NFL as a whole is scoring the least amount of points it’s scored since 2010 at a 22.0 PPG clip. Teams as a whole are running fewer plays (63.2), converting less first downs (19.4), and gaining less yards (336.5) since 2010 as well.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are leading this charge. They have been the most dominant and consistent defense this season. Heck, they have Blake Bortles in line to win a division and maybe even make some noise in the playoffs. They may be an Eli Manning/Tony Romo away from winning a Super Bowl, but that’s neither here nor there. They lead the NFL in PPG at 14.8, YPG at 282.5, yards per play at 4.5, and are 2nd in the NFL with 16.2 1st downs allowed per game, and 27 takeaways (2.3 PG). With a Seattle offense that has a bit of trouble on the road, especially traveling to the east coast, Jacksonville is primed for another great showing.

Here’s the full list of D/ST for Week 14:

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars vs seahawks
  2. Los Angeles Chargers vs redskins
  3. Pittsburgh Steelers vs ravens
  4. Seattle Seahawks at jaguars
  5. Baltimore Ravens at steelers
  6. New England Patriots at dolphins
  7. Detroit Lions at buccaneers
  8. Los Angeles Rams vs eagles
  9. Philadelphia Eagles at rams
  10. Buffalo Bills vs colts
  11. Houston Texans vs 49ers
  12. Minnesota Vikings at panthers
  13. Chicago Bears at bengals
  14. Cincinnati Bengals vs browns
  15. New York Jets at broncos
  16. Dallas Cowboys at giants
  17. Green Bay Packers at browns
  18. Carolina Panthers vs vikings
  19. Denver Broncos vs jets
  20. Tennessee Titans at cardinals
  21. New Orleans Saints at falcons
  22. Arizona Cardinals vs titans
  23. Cleveland Browns vs packers
  24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs lions
  25. New York Giants vs cowboys
  26. Kansas City Chiefs vs raiders
  27. San Francisco 49ers at texans
  28. Atlanta Falcons vs saints
  29. Washington Redskins at chargers
  30. Oakland Raiders at chiefs
  31. Indianapolis Colts at bills
  32. Miami Dolphins vs patriots

This finishes our weekly rankings for Week 14. Good luck in your playoff matchups! Let me know your thoughts.


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