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Rest Of Season Player Rankings: Team Defenses - Week 12
Steve Gallo
November 20, 2007
Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends | Kickers | Team Defenses
These player rankings track a player's value for the remainder of the season.
TEAM DEFENSES
Mv Rank Team Bye
  1 Pittsburgh Steelers 6
  2 New England Patriots 10
  3 Dallas Cowboys 8
  4 Indianapolis Colts 6
5 Green Bay Packers 7
  6 San Diego Chargers 7
  7 Chicago Bears 9
8 New York Giants 9
9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10
  10 Minnesota Vikings 5
  11 Tennessee Titans 4
  12 Detroit Lions 6
  13 Seattle Seahawks 8
14 Jacksonville Jaguars 4
  15 Baltimore Ravens 8
  16 Kansas City Chiefs 8
  17 Philadelphia Eagles 5
  18 Denver Broncos 6
  19 Houston Texans 10
20 Washington Redskins 4
  21 Oakland Raiders 5
  22 Carolina Panthers 7
  23 Atlanta Falcons 8
  24 Cincinnati Bengals 5
  25 Arizona Cardinals 8
  26 San Francisco 49ers 6
  27 Buffalo Bills 6
  28 Miami Dolphins 9
  29 New York Jets 10
  30 St. Louis Rams 9
  31 Cleveland Browns 7
  32 New Orleans Saints 4

Packers – Moving Up
Yes, the Packer defense is this good.  They have one of the best DL in the game in Aaron Kampmann a strong linebacker crew led by Nick Barnett and AJ Hawk and a secondary that has two of the best corners in the game in Woodson and Harris.  Versus the Panthers the defense logged 2 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and a punt return for a TD as the cherry on top.  To make things even more attractive the Packers end the season facing the Rams, Bears & Lions.

Giants – Moving Up
This unit can create pressure with its front four and that is a huge plus for a defensive unit.  This week perennial pro-bowler Michael Strahan recorded all three of the Giants sacks and the rest of the defensive unit chipped in with 3 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles & 2 fumble recoveries.  The Giants also have a very nice match-up for week 16 Super Bowls versus the Bills.

Buccaneers – Moving Up
The Buccaneers came within 74 seconds of pitching a shutout versus the Falcons.  The Buccaneers probably won a few fantasy games single handedly this week with their 4 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles & 2 fumble recoveries.  Rhonde Barber has been a disappointment for IDP owners this year but this week he made everyone happy with his interception return for a TD.

Jaguars – Moving Down
The Jaguars are going to be without MLB Mike Peterson for at least 2-3 weeks with a broken hand, couple that with the loss of Marcus Stroud to suspension (4 games) and
its easy to see why this defense is going to move down some in the rankings.  The Jaguars always seem to be a better NFL defense versus fantasy defense but now they might just struggle a bit more NFL wise too.

Redskins – Moving Down
The Redskins cannot get Sean Taylor back fast enough to help bolster their defense.  Phillip Daniels logged the teams only sack and London Fletcher who was burned on an Owens TD had the team’s only interception.  To make things worse for fantasy owners the Redskins face the Giants, Vikings, and Cowboys to finish out the regular season.

 

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