# TOP DEFENSES IN THE NFL

August 13, 2016

LAST UPDATED 11/16/2016

Using our Depth Chart and Player Rankings formulas, we break down which NFL teams have the best defense, as follows:

Here is our formula that we use to calculate the Defensive Score for a 4-3 team:

20% DE OVR + 20% DT OVR + 20% LB OVR

+ 20% CB OVR + 20% S OVR

DE OVR is 50% LDE1+50% RDE1 grade from the depth chart

DT OVR is 50% LDT1+50% RDT1 grade from depth chart

LB OVR is AVERAGE(WLB1, MLB1, SLB1) grade from the depth chart

CB OVR is 40% CB1+35% CB2+25% CB3 (NICKEL) grade from depth chart

S OVR is 50% SS1+50%FS1 grade from depth chart

Here is our formula that we use to calculate the Defensive Score for a 3-4 team:

20% DL OVR + 20% EDGE OVR + 20% ILB OVR

+ 20% CB OVR + 20% S OVR

DL OVR is AVERAGE(LDE1, NT1, RDE1) grade from the depth chart

EDGE OVR is 50% LOLB1+50% ROLB1 grade from depth chart

ILB OVR is 50% LILB1+50% RILB1 grade from the depth chart

CB OVR is 40% CB1+35% CB2+25% CB3 (NICKEL) grade from depth chart

S OVR is 50% SS1+50%FS1 grade from depth chart

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