NFL Football - Offensive Rankings & Statistics - December, 2014

The NFL has turned into an offensive league in recent years and monitoring NFL offensive stats has become important for fantasy fans as well as football bettors. On this page, you'll find volumes of information about the highest scoring NFL teams and the teams averaging the most yards per offensive play. These are important handicapping factors as you look to beat the sportsbook. You can click the headings of each row to re-sort that category. For example, to see the teams ranked by Total Yards, click the TY heading and get this result. When you can learn that one NFL team has the fewest turnovers per game and they are playing the team with the second most turnovers per game, that is important when you visit the odds pages. Check the legend at the bottom of the page for explanations of the various NFL offensive stats categories.

Offensive Rankings - Defensive Rankings

name score Y/PL FD RA RY YR PA PY YP TY Time TO PEN
Jacksonville 15.47 4.70 17.20 23.13 100.80 4.36 34.87 192.53 9.32 293.33 27:39 1.73 4.60
Miami 23.36 5.26 21.57 25.00 113.07 4.52 36.36 224.14 9.34 337.21 30:01 1.43 4.93
Carolina 20.57 5.18 21.64 28.21 116.43 4.13 35.57 228.86 10.72 345.29 31:57 1.50 5.21
New Orleans 26.00 6.15 25.21 26.07 120.79 4.63 41.00 301.79 10.51 422.57 31:01 1.64 5.36
Kansas City 23.00 5.40 19.43 27.14 125.29 4.62 30.00 198.14 10.20 323.43 30:00 1.14 5.50
Houston 23.14 5.35 19.36 33.79 137.07 4.06 29.07 208.43 11.72 345.50 30:13 1.36 5.79
NY Giants 22.64 5.16 21.07 27.79 99.86 3.59 37.29 246.93 10.48 346.79 30:10 1.93 5.79
Green Bay 31.14 6.19 22.07 26.21 117.43 4.48 33.79 266.14 12.42 383.57 29:41 0.71 5.86
Atlanta 24.86 5.93 21.14 23.86 96.71 4.05 38.93 286.14 11.16 382.86 29:19 1.43 6.07
Arizona 20.50 5.22 18.50 25.50 84.36 3.31 34.50 237.29 11.91 321.64 29:57 0.93 6.21
Minnesota 19.79 5.07 18.07 25.07 111.71 4.46 33.29 200.43 9.81 312.14 29:02 1.29 6.29
Cincinnati 22.21 5.51 19.57 30.43 130.29 4.28 31.43 218.14 10.95 348.43 30:08 1.50 6.43
Dallas 27.21 5.92 21.21 31.57 146.29 4.63 30.07 231.07 11.27 377.36 32:50 1.64 6.50
Indianapolis 30.29 5.98 24.14 26.86 109.79 4.09 41.57 310.86 12.19 420.64 32:19 2.00 6.64
San Diego 21.64 5.40 19.79 25.00 82.79 3.31 34.71 250.14 10.71 332.93 30:43 1.21 6.64
League Average 22.68 5.44 20.14 26.74 110.98 4.15 34.93 237.62 10.85 348.60 30:08 1.48 6.70
Baltimore 26.86 5.85 22.00 28.86 132.43 4.59 33.50 239.36 11.13 371.79 30:01 1.21 6.86
Philadelphia 29.71 5.58 21.64 29.43 121.00 4.11 38.29 266.64 11.49 387.64 26:22 2.43 6.93
San Francisco 17.93 4.97 18.86 28.43 115.50 4.06 31.29 198.71 10.62 314.21 31:59 1.36 6.93
Pittsburgh 27.79 6.19 24.43 27.00 118.21 4.38 39.14 305.79 11.60 424.00 33:11 1.29 7.00
Tennessee 16.27 5.43 16.60 22.13 87.00 3.93 32.13 224.13 11.76 311.13 27:35 1.67 7.13
Chicago 21.14 5.36 20.93 22.21 91.79 4.13 38.14 246.43 9.86 338.21 30:17 2.00 7.14
Detroit 20.07 5.23 18.93 24.79 83.79 3.38 37.43 256.36 11.11 340.14 32:06 1.14 7.21
NY Jets 16.43 4.76 18.21 31.50 147.07 4.67 31.71 168.93 9.50 316.00 30:54 1.57 7.29
Oakland 15.21 4.58 15.71 20.29 73.43 3.62 39.93 210.07 8.91 283.50 28:03 1.93 7.36
Cleveland 19.71 5.21 19.29 30.36 108.21 3.56 32.50 227.93 12.66 336.14 28:29 1.43 7.36
St. Louis 20.79 5.21 17.86 25.43 106.21 4.18 31.93 208.07 10.48 314.29 29:32 1.50 7.71
Washington 18.36 5.68 19.79 24.86 106.21 4.27 34.50 252.36 11.01 358.57 31:04 1.79 7.71
New England 31.57 5.64 23.43 27.86 108.86 3.91 38.71 273.64 10.88 382.50 29:39 0.86 7.86
Tampa Bay 18.14 5.19 17.07 21.50 84.00 3.91 34.43 221.93 11.30 305.93 27:19 2.21 7.93
Buffalo 21.57 5.02 17.29 25.43 97.50 3.83 36.21 224.43 9.97 321.93 30:03 1.43 8.00
Denver 29.07 6.04 22.36 27.93 111.29 3.98 37.43 289.43 11.64 400.71 30:47 1.07 8.07
Seattle 24.21 5.67 20.64 32.64 168.79 5.17 28.36 192.79 10.84 361.57 32:25 0.86 8.36

Offensive/Defensive Rankings Stat Categories:

Score: Self-explanatory - the highest-scoring NFL team will be at the top and the lowest-scoring team at the bottom. You will see the League Average as well.

Y/PL: Yards per play - a key handicapping indicator that indicates how many yards each NFL team gets per play. Teams at the top typically score more points, generate first downs and win. Teams at the bottom struggle with time of possession and are often regular losers.

FD - First downs - which NFL team gets the most first downs. Not always an indicator of time of possession or victories (the 2012 Cardinals started 3-0 while ranking 27th in first downs).

RA - Rushing Attempts - which NFL team runs the ball more than all the others.

RY - Rushing Yards - rankings of best NFL rushing teams.

YR - Yards Per Rush - important NFL betting stat, but is sometimes misleading early in the season if a team has faced a poor run defense or has busted out a 98-yard TD run.

PA - Passing Attempts - most NFL passing attempts per game.

PY - Passing Yards - most passing yards per team, ranked by each NFL team.

YP - Yards per Pass - which NFL teams average the most yards per pass.

Time - Time of Possession - which NFL teams have the best time of possession stats? This is important category and usually means rushing yards and first downs also rank high for this team. It is often a key win indicator.

TO - Turnovers (not Toronto or Terrell Owens) - which NFL teams commit the fewest turnovers? Which NFL teams turn it over most often?

Pen - Penalties - This is an overall ranking of which NFL teams take the most penalties (it is NOT broken down by offensive or defensive penalties.

Defensive Rankings Stat Categories:

Score: Self-explanatory - which NFL teams gives up the fewest points. Said another way, what is the best defensive team. You will see the League Average as well.

Y/PL: Yards per play - a key handicapping indicator that indicates how many yards each NFL team gives up per play. The lower the number, the better the defense. Fewer yards per play equals fewer first downs and less time of possession for opponents.

FD - First downs - which NFL defense teams allow the fewest first downs. Not always an indicator of time of possession or victories.

RA - Rushing Attempts - which NFL defense faces the fewest rushing attempts per game. This can indicate a tough run defense or can indicate that the team's offense scores so many points that opponents are forced to pass more.

RY - Rushing Yards - rankings of best NFL run-stop defenses.

YR - Yards Per Rush - which defense allows the fewest yards per rush. This is a major handicapping stat and should be check weekly!

PA - Passing Attempts - fewest NFL passing attempts per game.

PY - Passing Yards - which defense allows the fewest passing yards per team, ranked by each NFL team.

YP - Yards per Pass - which NFL teams allow the least yards per pass.

Time - Time of Possession - which NFL defenses are on the field the least? Who has the best time of possession stats? This is important category and can mean the defense is very good or it can mean their offense holds the ball very well.

TO - Turnovers - which NFL teams create the most turnovers? Which NFL teams generate the most takeaways? This is often an opportunistic defense which makes an average team good and a good team excellent.

Pen - Penalties - This is an overall ranking of which NFL teams take the most penalties (it is NOT broken down by offensive or defensive penalties.