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2012 Fantasy Football Team Defense Rankings – NFL Week 7

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 7: Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Tennessee Titans is sacked by Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter of the game on October 7, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Ryan LesterSenior Writer IOctober 16, 2012

With an exciting sixth week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 7 fantasy football team defense rankings.

 

1. Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings rank in the top ten in both total defense and scoring defense. They are among the leaders in sacks. They are facing the Cardinals, who rank in the bottom ten in both total offense and scoring offense. They have also allowed the most sacks. Jared Allen could be doing a lot of calf roping on Sunday.


2. San Francisco 49ers

The Niners got destroyed by the Giants. The Seahawks, who struggle both in total yardage and scoring, aren’t that type of offense. Plus, they will be facing an angry team.


3. Green Bay Packers

The Packers have a middle-of-the-road defense, but St. Louis has a below average offense. They struggle to protect the quarterback and the Packers lead the league in sacks. When their offense makes St. Louis’ one-dimensional, they will have a hard time slowing down The Claymaker.


4. Chicago Bears

The Bears lead the league with 14.2 points allowed per game. They are number three in total defense. Detroit can move the ball and put points on the board, but playing in Chicago could be a challenge.


5. New England Patriots

The Jets ran wild on the Colts last week. New England ranks sixth against the run. I expect New England to put points on the board to make the Jets pass. That’s when it gets ugly.


6. Dallas Cowboys

The Boys rank second in total defense. Carolina is in the bottom ten in scoring offense.


7. New York Giants

The Redskins are potent on offense, but the G-Men are flying high after pounding the Niners.


8. Oakland Raiders

The Raiders aren’t great defensively, but they are playing at home against the Jaguars’ league worst (in both total offense and scoring offense) offense.


9. Seattle Seahawks

They have one of the best defenses in the league, but the Niners are one of the most physical teams in the league. I don’t love the match-up this week with the Niners playing at home and coming off that ugly loss.


10. Arizona Cardinals

They have a great defense, but the Vikings are a tough team at home.

 

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