2023 NFL defense rankings: Best defenses in NFL Playoffs, Wild Card previews

Who has the best NFL defense in 2023?

Our weekly NFL defense rankings examine every unit across the league on a weekly basis to determine the best defenses in the NFL.

The NFL playoffs have arrived and the proverbial saying that defense wins championships feels especially prevalent right now.

Look at the latest Super Bowl odds.

We’ve also seen plenty of instances over the past few years where key defensive stops

or a huge takeaway created by a star player decides which team hoists the Lombardi Trophy.

Stats courtesy Football Outsiders, Pro Football Reference, ESPN, and Pro Football Focus.

evaluating all 14 teams and previewing NFL Wild Card Weekend.

14. Minnesota Vikings 13. Seattle Seahawks

12. Jacksonville Jaguars 11. New York Giants

10. Miami Dolphins 9. Kansas City Chiefs

8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7. Los Angeles Chargers

6. Baltimore Ravens 5. Cincinnati Bengals

4. Dallas Cowboys 3. Buffalo Bills

2. San Francisco 49ers 1. Philadelphia Eagles


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