The DVOA system is explained here. Please check your email for a confirmation. If Carolina is able to field anything better than a bottom-five defense it will prove that Snow is very capable at his job. This page lists DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) for total defense as well as rushing and passing defense separated. As is probably appropriate, this Carolina defense is ranked No. Cameron Jordan is the star up front, anchoring a defensive line featuring former first-round draft picks like Marcus Davenport, Sheldon Rankins, and Malcom Brown. The Falcons blew another late lead with a +99% win probability, snatching... Panthers kicker Joey Slye had a chance to tie the game late against the Saints in Sunday's loss. The Saints also ranked third in the NFL with 51 sacks, and fifth with a pressure rate of 26.4%. Youngsters Marcus Williams and C.J. Choose from seasonal averages or review past weekly performance to help optimize your lineup. It’s enough for Doug Farrar over at Touchdown Wire to rank the Saints inside the NFL’s top-10 defenses, writing: The 2019 Saints were one of eight teams to limit their opponents to under 100 rushing yards per game — at 91.3 yards per game, New Orleans ranked fourth in the league. Remember, since positive numbers represent more scoring, defense is better when it is NEGATIVE. That’s not going to work in today’s NFL. Opponent adjustments are currently at 60% strength and will increase each week until they hit 100% after Week 10. New Orleans Saints. That included using the seventh overall pick on defensive tackle Derrick Brown. When Slye looked up to judge the distance, he saw himself projected on the 37-foot-tall video board. Bridgewater is 11/13 for 170 yards, two touchdowns and a perfect 158.3 passer rating. They trail 21-17 at halftime. The Saints defense may have outplayed their teammates on offense in the playoffs the last three years — allowing 24.2 points per game, with Drew Brees’ high-powered offense averaging just 23.6 and scoring 30-plus only once — but both units must find more consistency in the clutch if they’re going to win an elusive second Super Bowl. They followed that with their first win of the season against the Vikings, but they reverted back to bad habits on Sunday. The only real downturn was in a secondary that allowed far too many big plays, and was saved in a relative sense by cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who they picked up late in the season after the Giants waived him. That’s tough, given the nature of this offseason.”. Swearinger gave up 18 touchdowns and intercepted two passes. The Saints rank 8th in total defense after two weeks but have allowed opponents to convert 50% of their 3rd down chances. Gardner-Johnson round out the group. Please review for your knowledge. They’ve already made recent history: the Saints have beaten two different teams this year without allowing a touchdown, the first time that’s happened since Sean Payton was hired as head coach, way back in 2006. Denver Broncos 32 in the league by Sheil Kapadia at the Athletic. Rookie defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson proved to be a fourth-round steal with his effective versatility, and Marcus Williams had an outstanding year at free safety, but the cornerback combo of P.J. 32 in NFL going into 2020 by Sheil Kapadis at the ... Tough is the understatement of the year. The Saints defense may have outplayed their teammates on offense in the playoffs the last three years — allowing 24.2 points per game, with Drew Brees’ high-powered offense averaging just 23.6 and scoring 30-plus only once — but both units must find more consistency in the clutch if they’re going to win an elusive second Super Bowl. Carolina was considered the underdog for its first meeting of the year with Atlanta. They’ve won games and taken names all around the NFL without Michael Thomas, their best player (and he might be sidelined another week after sustaining a hamstring strain in practice). Williams, Eli Apple, Marshon Lattimore, and D.J. The Panthers have some nice young pieces, and edge rusher Brian Burns could end up being a star. At first glance, the New Orleans Saints look impressive with their 4-2 record and top-tier scoring offense. DAVE combines our preseason forecast with games played so far to get a more accurate projection of how teams will play the rest of the season. Atlanta cleaned house after losing that Week 5 matchup, firing coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. And they rank 20th in passing yards allowed (252). Just a few weeks later, it's a different story for the rematch. View the number of fantasy points each NFL team allows to each position, based on default NFL-Managed scoring. Panthers defense ranked No. 2020 season totals, through Week 6 Revised as of 10/20/2020. The secondary returns a lot of continuity from 2019, with two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Marshon Lattimore joined by NFL veterans Janoris Jenkins and Malcolm Jenkins. Moore for big gains, including a 74-yard touchdown for the latter. When Slye trotted out near the two-minute warning to attempt a 65-yard field goal to tie the game and potentially send it to overtime, the Saints got creative. Teddy Bridgewater is getting a bit of a revenge game against his former team. His 65-yard field goal attempt fell just short, though. DAVE is currently 65% preseason forecast for teams with five games played and 55% preseason forecast for teams with six games played.