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2012 Fantasy Football Team Defense Rankings: NFL Week 6

ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 25: Troy Polamalu #43 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reaches in to break up a pass intended for Scott Chandler #84 of the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 25, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Ryan LesterSenior Writer IOctober 9, 2012

With an exciting fifth week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 6 fantasy football team defense rankings.

1. Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers rank fifth in total defense at 280.0 yards allowed per game. The Titans are brutal on offense, ranking 26th in total offense (305.0 ypg) and 27th in scoring offense (17.6 ppg).

2. Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens rank seventh in scoring defense (17.8 ppg) and the Cowboys rank 30th in scoring offense (16.3 ppg).

3. Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals rank fifth in scoring defense (15.6 ppg). The Bills are averaging 18.3 ppg on the road.

4. Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons rank eighth in scoring defense (18.6 ppg). The Raiders rank 25th in total offense (318.8 ypg) and 29th in scoring offense (16.8 ppg).

5. San Francisco 49ers

The Niners have a tough draw against the Giants, but they are on fire. They rank second in total defense (262.6 ypg) and first in scoring (13.6 ppg).

6. Houston Texans

The Texans also have a tough match-up against Green Bay. They rank third in total defense (275.6 ypg) and fourth in scoring defense (14.6 ppg).

7. Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins rank 15th in total defense (343.2 ypg) and 12th in scoring defense (20.6 ppg). The Rams rank 29th in total offense (278.0 ypg) and 23rd in scoring offense (19.2 ppg).

8. St. Louis Rams

The Rams rank 14th in total defense (335.4 ypg) and ninth in scoring defense (18.8 ppg). The Dolphins rank 19th in scoring offense (20.6 ppg).

9. Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings rank seventh in total defense (304.2 ypg) and sixth in scoring defense (15.8 ppg). I like them a lot better if RG3 (concussion) is held out.

10. Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals have allowed 27 points over the past two weeks. The Browns rank 24th in total offense (342.2 ypg) and 21st in scoring defense (20.0 ppg).

11. New England Patriots

The Patriots have slipped a little defensively, but their strength is their run defense and running the football happens to be Seattle's strength. The Seahawks rank 27th in total offense (287.2 ygp) and 28th in scoring offense (17.2 ppg).

12. Philadelphia Eagles

The Birds rank eight in total defense (307.2 ypg) and tenth in scoring defense (19.8 ppg). They face the Lions.


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