2012 Defensive Productivity Statistic (DPS)

The most accurate measure of overall NFL defensive performance.

 


DPS describes an NFL defense's ability to prevent the opposing team from scoring in any given situation, eliminating the inherent flaws with the current stats of Yards Allowed and Points Allowed.

A score of 0 is average, the best teams have a score around 100, and the worst teams have a score around -100.


See where DPS ranked your team's defense every season since 2008: 

 

2012 Final Top DPS Defenses (DPS)

RankTeamDPS

1

Bears76.58

2

Cardinals52.50

3

Broncos47.93

4

49ers43.26

5

Seahawks36.13

6

Bengals32.18

7

Texans30.49

8

Steelers26.90

9

Falcons16.42

10

Patriots16.01

11

Jets15.17

12

Chargers12.22

13

Dolphins9.10

14

Browns3.82

15

Rams2.32

16

Ravens1.60

17

Packers-3.44

18

Vikings-11.69

19

Giants-12.52

20

Buccaneers-13.11

21

Panthers-25.49

22

Redskins-29.27

23

Titans-35.40

24

Lions-35.74

25

Colts-37.12

26

Eagles-37.62

27

Cowboys-38.97

28

Bills-42.65

29

Jaguars-45.71

30

Chiefs-52.50

31

Raiders-54.48

32

Saints-54.69

2012 Final Top Points Allowed

RankTeamPoints Allowed

1

Seahawks15.3

2

49ers17.1

3

Bears17.3

4

Broncos18.1

5

Falcons18.7

6

Steelers19.6

7

Dolphins19.8

8

Bengals20.0

9

Patriots20.7

10

Texans20.7

11

Packers21.0

12

Ravens21.5

13

Giants21.5

14

Rams21.8

15

Vikings21.8

16

Chargers21.9

17

Cardinals22.3

18

Panthers22.7

19

Browns23.0

20

Jets23.4

21

Colts24.2

22

Redskins24.3

23

Buccaneers24.6

24

Cowboys25.0

25

Chiefs26.6

26

Bills27.2

27

Lions27.3

28

Raiders27.7

29

Jaguars27.8

30

Eagles27.8

31

Saints28.4

32

Titans29.4

2012 Final Top Yards Allowed

RankTeamYards Allowed

1

Steelers275.8

2

Broncos290.8

3

49ers294.4

4

Seahawks305.8

5

Bears315.4

6

Bengals319.8

7

Jets323.4

8

Texans323.5

9

Chargers326.8

10

Panthers333.1

11

Packers336.8

12

Cardinals339.1

13

Lions341.2

14

Rams342.6

15

Eagles343.2

16

Vikings350.4

17

Ravens350.9

18

Raiders354.6

19

Cowboys355.4

20

Chiefs356.3

21

Dolphins356.8

22

Bills362.9

23

Browns363.8

24

Falcons365.6

25

Patriots373.6

26

Colts374.3

27

Titans374.6

28

Redskins377.7

29

Jaguars379.7

30

Buccaneers379.9

31

Giants383.4

32

Saints440.4