Playoffs: Top DEFs
Volume (i.e.. games) counts for a whole lot here, probably more than any other position. Rather than guess which unit rules the roost, a solid strategy is pairing your defense with players you already have on specific teams. Selected commentary below.
1) New England - Second on the season in total points behind the Bears and super opportunistic down the stretch. Forced NFL-high 30 fumbles.
2) Denver - Tied with St. Louis and Cincinnati for most sacks (52) and allowed fewer rushing yards than any team in the postseason.
3) San Francisco - Only Seattle allowed fewer points during the regular season.
4) Green Bay - Second among the playoff teams during the regular season and could feast on Christian Ponder in the opener.
5) Houston - Even with J.J. Watt, faded late by scoring three or fewer points in three of their final four games. Still ranked seventh on the season.
6) Baltimore - Ray Lewis could be back for the Wildcard round. Never discount Ray-Ray's presence.