NFL Offensive and Defensive YPG vs Opponents average thru Week #16.


Every year I am adding to new features and articles to PhilSteele.com and for all 32 NFL teams I have added a couple extra columns to the Game-by-Game Stats that you will find for every team. A lot of people have been asking me what those columns stand for and I thought I would explain it further in today’s blog.

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I have broke down the offensive and defensive averages and in today’s blog I took all those averages (both offense and defense) and combined them to come up with the most impressive teams in the country compared to how they fared against their opponent. Here is a ranking of all 32 NFL teams and how they did. This list does take out Garbage yards that may occur during overtime and/or blowout wins/losses. You you may see a difference in rankings from the Game by Game Stats listed on the actual NFL Teams Pages. The team page game by game stats include garbage yards.

Here is the breakdown of Offensive and Defensive YPG vs Opponents Average through week 16.

Offensive Defensive
Team Rank Average Rank Average Total Rank
BALTIMORE 16 4.1 1 86.6 90.7 1
PITTSBURGH 5 51.0 6 36.1 87.0 2
LA Rams 2 72.9 17 -9.5 63.4 3
NEW ORLEANS 9 27.2 8 26.1 53.3 4
TAMPA BAY 3 65.7 22 -15.4 50.3 5
LA CHARGERS 11 17.9 9 26.0 43.9 6
MINNESOTA 15 4.6 5 39.2 43.8 7
CHICAGO 20 -10.4 4 40.7 30.3 8
GREEN BAY 6 39.4 19 -12.3 27.0 9
NEW ENGLAND 4 54.3 28 -29.6 24.7 10
CAROLINA 13 12.2 13 9.2 21.4 11
INDIANAPOLIS 7 29.8 20 -13.5 16.3 12
DALLAS 21 -19.1 7 35.3 16.2 13
KANSAS CITY 1 73.7 32 -60.6 13.1 14
SAN FRANCISCO 17 1.0 12 9.4 10.5 15
SEATTLE 14 7.9 16 -2.4 5.5 16
ATLANTA 8 27.3 26 -24.0 3.2 17
JACKSONVILLE 27 -42.2 3 43.4 1.2 18
BUFFALO 30 -53.8 2 52.9 -0.9 19
PHILADELPHIA 10 20.9 27 -26.4 -5.6 20
HOUSTON 12 13.8 25 -20.8 -7.0 21
TENNESSEE 25 -29.7 10 17.4 -12.3 22
NY GIANTS 18 0.7 21 -13.6 -12.9 23
CLEVELAND 19 -1.0 24 -20.7 -21.8 24
DETROIT 23 -21.1 15 -1.2 -22.3 25
DENVER 22 -19.8 18 -10.2 -30.0 26
WASHINGTON 26 -40.6 14 5.8 -34.8 27
OAKLAND 24 -22.5 23 -20.7 -43.3 28
NY JETS 29 -43.3 29 -46.0 -89.3 29
CINCINNATI 28 -42.5 30 -48.2 -90.7 30
ARIZONA 32 -117.1 11 12.0 -105.1 31
MIAMI 31 -59.0 31 -53.3 -112.3 32