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Top Football Defensive Fronts Of NFL

September 16, 2015 by  
Filed under Handicapping, NFL Football

Top Football defensive teams

For those football fans that want to know which NFL teams have the best defensive fronts in the league, look no further, as NFL.com has brought the latest rankings of the top 10 defensive teams. Surprisingly, the top ranked team on this list is the St. Louis Rams, although you would also be surprised that they managed to beat the Seattle Seahawks during the first week of the regular season. They beat them in overtime, 34-31, and it was mostly thanks to their defense being able to stop the number one ranked rush offense in the league.

Here is the list of the current Top 10 Defensive Fronts in the NFL:

  1. St. Louis Rams: Robert Quinn, Aaron Donald, Michael Brockers, Chris Long, Alec Ogletree, James Laurinaitis, and Akeem Ayers.
  2. Buffalo Bills: Mario Williams, Marcell Dareus, Kyle Williams, Jerry Hughes, Nigel Bradham, Preston Brown, and Manny Lawson.
  3. Denver Broncos: Derek Wolfe, Sylvester Williams, Malik Jackson, Von Miller, Brandon Marshall, Danny Trevathan, and DeMarcus Ware.
  4. Miami Dolphins: Cameron Wake, Ndamukong Suh, Earl Mitchell, Olivier Vernon, Jelani Jenkins, Kelvin Sheppard, and Koa Misi.
  5. Carolina Panthers: Charles Johnson, Star Lotulelei, Kawann Short, Kony Ealy, Thomas Davis, Luke Kuechly, and Shaq Thompson.
  6. Philadelphia Eagles: Fletcher Cox, Bennie Logan, Cedric Thornton, Connor Barwin, Mychal Kendricks, DeMeco Ryans, and Brandon Graham.
  7. Seattle Seahawks: Michael Bennett, Brandon Mebane, Ahtyba Rubin, Cliff Avril, Bruce Irvin, Bobby Wagner, and K.J. Wright.
  8. Kansas City Chiefs: Mike DeVito, Dontari Poe, Allen Bailey, Justin Houston, Derrick Johnson, Josh Mauga, and Tamba Hali.
  9. Houston Texans: J.J. Watt, Vince Wilfork, Jared Crick, Jadeveon Clowney, Brian Cushing, Akeem Dent, and Whitney Mercilus.
  10. Baltimore Ravens: Chris Canty, Brandon Williams, Timmy Jernigan, Elvis Dumervil, C.J. Mosley, Daryl Smith, and Courtney Upshaw.

It is surprising to see some of these teams on this list, like the Rams and the Broncos. The Rams have had faulty teams for years now, but it seems they are now focusing on strengthening their core players and it is showing. The Broncos have been mainly an offensive team since Manning arrived, so this change in attitude could get them far this football season.