2013 Fantasy Football Team Defense Rankings: NFL Week 7

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IOctober 16, 2013

SEATTLE, WA. - OCTOBER 13: Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates an interception with teammate strong safety Kam Chancellor #31 of the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter of the game against the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field on October 13, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Seattle won the game 20-13. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 7 fantasy football team defense rankings.

1. Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks rank second in the NFL in total defense with 290.2 yards per game allowed and third in scoring defense with 15.7 points per game allowed. They rank second in takeaways with 17. Seattle squares off with the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards rank 26th in total offense with 322.3 yards per game and 25th in total defense with 18.5 points per game. Only the New York Giants (23) have turned the ball over more frequently than the Cardinals (15).

2. Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs rank fifth in total defense with 306.3 yards per game allowed. They lead the league in scoring defense (10.8 points per game allowed), sacks (31) and forced turnovers (18). Kansas City takes on the struggling Houston Texans. The Texans have allowed a pick-six in five straight games. They rank 26th in the league in scoring offense with 17.7 points per game. Houston has been sacked 17 times and has given up 15 turnovers.

3. San Francisco 49ers

The surging San Francisco 49ers rank ninth in total defense (319.2 yards per game allowed) and scoring defense (19.7 PPG allowed). They look to continue their success against the Tennessee Titans. Tennessee ranks 29th in total offense (302.2 YPG) and 21st in scoring offense (21.3 PPG).

4. San Diego Chargers

The San Diego Chargers are coming off an impressive performance against the Indianapolis Colts. Their reward is the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags rank last in total offense (270.2 YPG) and scoring offense (11.7 PPG). They have allowed 22 sacks and have 13 turnovers.

5. Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers rank third in total defense (299.2 YPG allowed) and second in scoring defense (13.6 PPG allowed). They’ll look to continue their defensive dominance against the St. Louis Rams. The Rams rank 30th in total offense with 295.7 yards per game.

6. New England Patriots

The New England Patriots rank 14th in the league in total defense (347.7 YPG allowed) and fourth in the league in scoring defense (16.2 PPG allowed). The Patriots have forced 12 turnovers. They face the New York Jets for the second time this season. In the first meeting, the Pats held the Jets to 10 points. The Jets rank 20th in total offense (336.7 YPG) and 29th in scoring offense (17.3). The Jets have allowed 21 sacks and have turned the ball over 14 times.

7. Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens have an average defense this year, but they will be fired up to face the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens have recorded 22 sacks. Pittsburgh ranks 27th in scoring offense with 17.6 points per game and have been sacked 19 times and have turned the ball over 11 times.

8. Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears have been average defensively, but they still live and die by the turnover. They have created 17 already. They are facing the Washington Redskins this week. The Skins have moved the ball with ease but rank just 20th in scoring (21.4 PPG).

9. Green Bay Packers

Since coming out of their bye week, the Packers have held the Detroit Lions and the Ravens to a combined 26 points. They’ll look to continue their strong showing against the Cleveland Browns. The Browns rank 24th in total offense (330 YPG) and scoring offense (19.7 PPG). They have also allowed 24 sacks.

10. Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins have been an average defense. They face the Buffalo Bills, a team struggling to keep their quarterbacks healthy. Buffalo has allowed 20 sacks. If Matt Flynn gets the start, the Dolphins would be in great shape.

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