'77 Falcons "The Gritz Blitz" - 9 points per game, best in history, even though the offense was worst in the league and the opponent usually started around midfield...yards allowed per game, best ever 231, yards per play in a season - 3.7, best ever in nfl history, Pass Def - 1300 yds in a year! 48 forced turnovers!...their offense? maybe the worst ever - the kicker posted the worst scoring ever too - 7 FGs in 19 tries...If he was just an 80% kicker the Falcons would have had the best record in the league...
The moment that summed up the 1977 Falcons came when they played the Buffalo Bills in Week Five. The Falcons trailed 3-0 late in the fourth quarter when they blocked a punt and had a first down on the Buffalo 13-yard line. They ran four plays, was afraid to try a FG kick from even that close, failed to get a first down, and the game was over.
Note: MLB Nobis - NFL's all-time single season tackler - 294 in just 14 games, multi pro-bowls - Can't get in the HOF...or DE Claude Humphrey...or any Atlanta player in any sport...Hammerin' Hank Aaron, Dominique "Human Highlight Reel" Wilkins, Neon Deon, Dale Murphy (most MVPs), Lou Hudson, Jesse Tuggle...yet even Harry freakin' Carson gets in at LB, just for starting the Gatorade shower thing? ... of course he played in NY...but no one can argue that there is a northeastern bias. <sarcasm>
The list of Best Defenses Ever...
th 1918 lsu tigers in all 10 of their games that year they held their opponets to a combined total of 9 points
Dallas Cowboys have the best defense
Rams, or Lions, or Vikings
the New Orleans Saints
about $770,000 a year in 2009
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The New York Jets had the best last year, though the best defense in the league statistically shifts every season.
This year. 2009 10-0
August 12th every year
The top defense in the NFL is the Houston Texans. Last year, Houston was near the bottom in the NFL. With Demeco Ryans, JJ Watt, Brian Cushing, Connor Barwin, and Mario Williams all healthy, the Texans could finish the year on top.
NFL players only started appearing on field for the national anthem in 2009
For the 2009-2010 season it was the Pittsburgh Steelers in terms of points, and the the San Diego Chargers in terms of yards allowed.