Week 13 Rankings: Top 15 Defenses

Let’s take a look at how all the defenses stack up for Week 13:

  1. San Francisco 49ers – vs. St. Louis
  2. Baltimore Ravens – at Cleveland
  3. New York Jets – at Washington
  4. Chicago Bears – vs. Kansas City
  5. New England Patriots – vs. Indianapolis
  6. Dallas Cowboys – at Arizona
  7. Denver Broncos – at Minnesota
  8. San Diego Chargers – at Jacksonville
  9. Atlanta Falcons – at Houston
  10. Tennessee Titans – at Buffalo
  11. Philadelphia Eagles – at Seattle
  12. Washington Redskins – vs. New York Jets
  13. Cincinnati Bengals – at Pittsburgh
  14. Green Bay Packers – at New York Giants
  15. Houston Texans – vs. Atlanta


  • The Indianapolis Colts have been poor offensively, scoring the third fewest points per game (13.6).  While the Patriots defense hasn’t been the best in the league, they do have 16 interceptions and 25 sacks on the season.  In other words, they are a very good play for the coming week.
  • Minnesota’s offense has been fairly lackluster this season to begin with.  If Adrian Peterson can’t go once again?  It is downright scary. Denver’s defense is looking like an awfully good play at this point.
  • Just how good will the Texans’ offense be with a rookie quarterback at the helm?  If you are in need of a fill-in this week I’d be willing to roll the dice onAtlanta’s defense.
  • The Green Bay Packers defense has been good, but it’s hard to imagine them shutting down the Giants’ offense.  If nothing else it is possible that they get hurt late in the game asNew Yorktries to keep up.  It’s something worth considering and needs to be taken into account before depending onGreen Bay.

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Make sure to check out all of our Week 13 articles:


Week 13 Rankings: Top 15 Kickers
Week 13 Rankings: Top 20 Tight Ends


  1. Triz says:

    Shoot! My poor Steelers D doesn’t even make the list! The Chargers D is available – should I be picking them up? Is it worth dropping Tolbert for? Remember, the Steelers D came through last week! 🙂

    • I can’t remember now if you are in “must win” mode or not, but if I remember correctly you have plenty of RB depth and Tolbert is your next cut anyways. It’s not going to hurt you and SD’s D should have a nice week

  2. RT says:

    RP – I have the NY Jets D and they haven’t done jack all month. San Diego D is also available in my league.

    Thoughts? Thanks

  3. Cara says:

    Jets or Pats D?? I played Jest last week as they were ranked so high and they were terrible!

    • You can really go either way, as both have good matchups. I would probably lean towards the Jets, but the Patriots could easily be just as good. If you are uncomfortable with NY, go with the Patriots without a second thought.

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