2012 Fantasy Football Team Defense Rankings: NFL Week 13

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer INovember 27, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 19:  Brian Urlacher #54 of the Chicago Bears lines up against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on November 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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With an exciting 12th week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 13 fantasy football team defense rankings.

1. Chicago Bears

The Bears rank third in the league in total defense (307 yards allowed per game) and rank second in scoring defense (15.9 points allowed per game).

They force a ton of turnovers and often return them for touchdowns. The Seattle Seahawks rank 27th in total offense (316.7 yards per game) and 23rd in scoring offense (19.9 points per game).

2. San Francisco 49ers

The Niners rank second in the league in total defense (278.4) and lead the league in scoring defense (14.1). The St. Louis Rams rank 23rd in total offense (330.7) and 28th in scoring offense (18.6).

3. Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens give up a lot of yards, but rank seventh in scoring defense (19.9). The Steelers are hurting without Ben Roethlisberger. He may return this week, but he’ll likely be limited.

4. New York Jets

The Jets have a mediocre defense. They got manhandled by the Patriots, but everybody does. The week before they looked good against the Rams. This week they have the Arizona Cardinals.


The Cards rank 31st in total offense (292) and 31st in scoring offense (16.4).

5. New England Patriots

The Pats are on a run. During their five-game winning streak they are giving up 21.4 points per game. They give up yardage, but they rank 13th in scoring defense (22.2).

The Miami Dolphins rank 26th in total offense (321.3) and 26th in scoring offense (19.2). The Fins have averaged 15.3 points in their past four games.

6. Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals rank ninth in total defense (334.5) and rank 15th in scoring defense (22.5). During their three-game winning they are allowing just 9.7 points per game.

The San Diego Chargers rank 25th in total offense (324.4) and 16th in scoring offense (22.3). They are averaging 20 points per game during their current three-game losing streak.

7. Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys rank eight in total defense (328.8). The Philadelphia Eagles rank 30th in scoring offense (16.7). The Eagles are a sinking ship playing on the road.

8. Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals rank seventh in total defense (327.9) and 11th in scoring defense (20.6). The Jets rank 28th in total offense (310.7) and 22nd in scoring offense (20.1).

9.Green Bay Packers

Green Bay is middling, but Christian Ponder is a floundering quarterback. All too often the Vikings go away from Adrian Peterson, particularly in the red zone.


10. Houston Texans

The Texans rank sixth in total defense (319.7) and fifth in scoring defense (19.2). Tennessee is mediocre offensively, and they only managed 14 points in the first meeting, but the Texans have looked vulnerable of late.

11. Carolina Panthers

The Panthers are not a good defensive unit, but the Kansas City Chiefs are terrible. They rank 21st in total offense (336.2) and last in scoring offense (14.6)


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