NFL Teams With the Best Defenses Going Into the 2018 Season

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Some teams heavily rely on offense, but ignore defense. However, these teams are doing well opposite to offense. We’re looking at the NFL teams with the best defenses going into the 2018 season.

The Top Ten

1 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars The Jacksonville Jaguars are an American professional football franchise based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Definitely the best and will stay the best - DoroExploro13

Notable Players: Jalen Ramsey, A.J. Bouye, Calais Campbell, Myles Jack, Dante Fowler Jr, Telvin Smith, Malik Jackson, Yannick Ngakoue









I have Jacksonville above Minnesota. I just really like this defense. I mean, just imagine what would’ve happened if they hadn’t played the Patriots in the AFC championship. We could’ve been looking at Super Bowl champions. Their defense makes up for their mediocre offense. This defense could carry them to the big game. - PackFan2005

2 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings The Minnesota Vikings are an American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings joined the National Football League as an expansion team in 1960, and first took the field for the 1961 season.

Notable Players: Xavier Rhodes, Harrison Smith, Anthony Barr, Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph, Sheldon Richardson, Eric Kendricks, Danielle Hunter, Terence Newman, Mike Hughes.
The number one ranked defense of 2017 is out for revenge in 2018, after falling in the NFC championship. With this stacked defense, it’s achievable. - PackFan2005

3 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams The Los Angeles Rams are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Notable Players: Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh, Aqib Talib, Marcus Peters, Lamarcus Joyner, Sam Shields.
Boy, the Rams looked stacked this year. Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh will be an absolute nightmare to opposing quarterbacks. Not to mention a sturdy veteran defensive backfield of Aqib Talib, Sam Shields, and Marcus Peters. Not only that, with the offense they have, I must say that the rest of the NFC should fear them. - PackFan2005

4 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints currently compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference South division.

Notable Players: Cameron Jordan, Marshon Lattimore, Marcus Williams, Marcus Davenport, Manti Te’o, Sheldon Rankins.
New Orleans is lucky having an amazing offense and defense. Last year’s draft picks Marshon Lattimore and Marcus Williams have already proven themselves as playmakers, and Marcus Davenport is a nice compliment to the defensive line already consisting of Cameron Jordan. They’re set on defense for 2018. - PackFan2005

5 Houston Texans Houston Texans The Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. The team competes in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division.

Notable Players: JJ Watt, Whitney Mercilus, Jadeveon Clowney, Tyrann Mathieu, Jonathan Joseph.
Their defense has been injury prone in recent years, but this is the most hyped Texans team of the 2010’s, with Watt and Watson healthy and a sufficient Andre Hal replacement in Tyrann Mathieu. - PackFan2005

6 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional football franchise based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference East division.

Notable Players: Fletcher Cox, Jalen Mills, Malcom Jenkins, Michael Bennett, Brandon Graham, Haloti Ngata.
Our defending Super Bowl champs need a good defense to succeed, and it looks like they’re set. With Cox, Bennett, and Graham leading the defensive line with Mills and Jenkins in the defensive backfield, it’ll be tough to get past this Eagles defense. - PackFan2005

7 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area that competes in the National Football League. Buffalo Bills had the longest playoff drought of any team which came to an end in 2017.

Notable Players: Micah Hyde, Tre’Davious White, Lorenzo Alexander, Kyle Williams, Tremaine Edmunds, Trent Murphy, Star Lotulelei.
Buffalo’s defense carried them to the postseason last year, but can it manage to do that again this year? - PackFan2005

8 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos The Denver Broncos are an American football team based in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference West division.

Notable Players: Von Miller, Chris Harris Jr, Bradley Chubb, Shane Ray, Su’a Cravens, Brandon Marshall.
Chubb, an already talented player, gets to play with Von Miller. That’s a dream of many young defensive players, but it became reality for Chubb. Harris has a huge responsibility being Aqib Talib’s successor, but he’s flashed big potential. - PackFan2005

9 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference North division.

Notable Players: Terrell Suggs, Jimmy Smith, Brandon Carr, Marlon Humphrey, CJ Mosley, Brandon Williams.
They’re like the Bills. Bad offense, but good defense. Will they be the Buffalo Bills of 2018? - PackFan2005

10 Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers The San Diego Chargers are a professional American football team based in San Diego, California. The Chargers compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference West division.

Notable Players: Joey Bosa, Melvin Ingram, Desmond King, Casey Hayward, Derwin James.
Bosa and Ingram aren’t on the same level as Donald and Suh, but could get there at some point. Plus, they’ve also got Hayward, King, and 1st rounder James in the defensive backfield. For a team aiming for a playoff run, I think their odds are pretty good with the defense they have. - PackFan2005

The Contenders

11 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football franchise based in Oakland, California. The Raiders began playing in 1960 as a member club of the American Football League; they have been a member club of the National Football League since the 1970 AFL–NFL merger.
12 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division. The Packers have won 4 super bowls and 13 NFL championships.
13 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference South division.
14 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football franchise based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals currently compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference North division.
15 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division.
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