2022 NFL season: Projecting win share leaders on offense and defense (2023)

Inspired by the idea of wins above replacement in baseball and real plus-minus in basketball, I created a metric that measures the contribution of each player, position group and side of the ball for every snap in an NFL season. I call it WIN SHARE to reflect the fact that 11 players are working together on the field for each team at any given time, meaning that the "share" part is a really big factor -- and the interconnectedness took a lot of time to model out.

The metric is built around the number of times a player impacts first downs and touchdowns that lead to wins or losses, either by creating first downs and touchdowns on offense or by preventing them on defense. On-ball impact (like when a wide receiver is targeted directly) and off-ball impact (like when a wide receiver draws coverage away from other players on the field, resulting in a better matchup for someone else) are both measured. Win share adds up all of the positive on- and off-ball plays and subtracts the negative ones in order to help attribute a value to each player and phase of the game, as represented by the number of wins each player is responsible for on an individual level in a given season. Personnel on the field, game situations and matchups are all factored in, to the degree that it's possible.

Now the important part: Who will pace the NFL in win share in 2022? Below, you'll find the top five projected leaders among quarterbacks, non-quarterback offensive players and defensive players, listed with their predicted win shares for the 2022 campaign. I have added some notes about units, too. And you might be surprised by some of the rankings.

Let me know what you think! You can reach me on Twitter @cfrelund.

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2022 NFL season: Projecting win share leaders on offense and defense (1)

Josh Allen

Buffalo Bills · 6.56 wins

Last season was a special one for Allen, who paced the NFL in several Next Gen Stats categories, including downfield passing touchdowns (24 of 10-plus air yards), outside-the-tackle-box passing touchdowns (12) and TD passes on the run (12). He also became the only quarterback in NFL history to notch at least six rushing touchdowns for a fourth straight year.

This season brings one major change for the MVP front-runner, though, with QB coach-turned-offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey assuming play-calling duties in the wake of Brian Daboll's departure to the Giants. For many quarterbacks, this would have the net impact of lowering win share, but for Allen, the figure went up. Why? Because of his exceptional higher-pressure situation stats, which have been predictive for success under a new coordinator when it comes to past signal-callers with a profile and experience similar to Allen's. Last season, Allen led the league in fourth quarter and overtime completion percentage (70.8), and his 18 TD strikes on third/fourth down were tied (with Tom Brady) for most in the NFL last season. Allen easily leads all quarterbacks with 31 rushing touchdowns since entering the league in 2018. He also ran for 6.3 yards per carry last season, which was tops in the NFL.

My favorite computer vision metric for Allen: He threw seven of the 11 highest-velocity passes in the NFL last season. This isn't a super predictive stat, but it's a fun one to throw in as the cherry on top. Allen has an absolute cannon.



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Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers · 6.45 wins

Computer vision shows that Rodgers is the most accurate QB when using different velocities (how fast the ball travels) at every level (fewer than 10 air yards, between 10-19 air yards, 20-plus air yards). Basically, he has the most accurate arsenal of different "pitches" in the league over my 10-season sample. I say this to emphasize that Rodgers has a lot of different ways to create for his receivers, which is a big deal after Davante Adams' relocation to Las Vegas.

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The back-to-back reigning league MVP led the NFL with a 122.6 passer rating when not under pressure in 2021, but he also had the largest under-pressure decline, with a 68.7 decrease down to 53.9. I don't anticipate that latter number being anywhere near as low in 2022. Rodgers' versatile accuracy sustains the potential for great upside.



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Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs · 6.39 wins

Tyreek Hill's exit clearly changes how Kansas City's offense looks and functions, but my projections show that the Chiefs' total win share for the receiving corps could easily surpass the 2021 unit's sum. Computer vision reveals that Mahomes' off-platform passing capabilities are unparalleled since he became a full-time starter in 2018; in this span, he boasts the most intermediate and deep completions, as well as the most touchdowns, when his feet aren't completely set. Mahomes' ability to reliably deliver the ball no matter the throwing plane is a huge advantage, especially with the QB looking to jell with a number of new pass catchers.

Of course, you can't talk Mahomes without adding that he remains the best against the blitz. According to Next Gen Stats, he led the NFL in passing yards per attempt (10.8) and completion percentage (73.8) when facing the blitz in 2021. I keep bringing this up because he faced the blitz last season at an extremely low rate (12 percent of dropbacks), underscoring the fact that everyone knows he'll make you pay for sending extra pass rushers.



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Tom Brady

Tampa Bay Buccaneers · 6.22 wins

With a number of changes and injuries along the offensive line, the potential for Chris Godwin to not be fully healthy at the beginning of the season AND Rob Gronkowski sticking to his retirement (for now), the G.O.A.T. has his work cut out for him in 2022. Last season, Brady was only sacked in 2.2 percent of dropbacks when facing the blitz -- the lowest rate in the NFL, per NGS. Brady also led the league in deep pass attempts (20-plus air yards) in 2020 and tied for the most in 2021.

Still, while there's more pressure on Brady this season, it doesn't forecast to prevent the 45-year-old from executing at an extremely high level. There might be fewer deep passes early in the season, but the potential for first downs and touchdowns drives the fourth-highest win share among quarterbacks.



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Joe Burrow

Cincinnati Bengals · 6.14 wins

Burrow completely busted my model last season. His ability to overcome pressure -- and his ability to be efficient on the next play after being pressured -- is the best in my 20-season sample, and it's not close. His passer rating on the play after getting pressured was 99.1 last season; in my sample, the average figure for playoff QBs in this scenario is 60.4. The fact that he was coming off a season-ending ACL injury makes that doubly impressive.

Per NGS, Burrow led the league in completion percentage (64.3) and yards per attempt (9.7) when under pressure last season. He also paced the NFL with a +6 completion percentage over expected on all passes.


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Jalen Hurts

Philadelphia Eagles · 5.82 wins

Hurts ranks eighth among quarterbacks in projected win share, which helps drive my projection of Philadelphia winning the NFC East. NGS shows that Hurts led all quarterbacks last season in rushing attempts (72), rushing yards (377) and rushing touchdowns (eight) on designed runs. Fun fact: Hurts also exceeded 15 mph on 78 rush attempts, which was the most at any position by 24 rushes.

If you're an Eagles fan -- or if you like my model's projected upside -- you should consider telling your friends that Hurts is a great sleeper candidate for league MVP.




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Derrick Henry

Tennessee Titans · RB · 2.35 wins

Henry's projected off-ball metric this season drives the most value for a running back that I have observed since I started using my model for preseason projections six seasons ago. Without A.J. Brown, Henry's ability to attract attention creates an important base win level for the Titans. According to Next Gen Stats, he has averaged 4.7 yards per attempt against eight-plus defenders in the box since 2016 (second-most in the NFL, min. 150 attempts, behind only Nick Chubb). Per Pro Football Focus, Henry leads the NFL with 5,250 rush yards after contact over that same time period.



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Jonathan Taylor

Indianapolis Colts · RB · 2.25 wins

Yes, the reigning rushing champ should be the 1.01 selection in your fantasy league. With Indy's stout offensive line and the change at QB -- which should lead to more consistency from the passing game, with Matt Ryan replacing Carson Wentz -- Taylor's opportunities in all phases are even more favorable than last season, even if the volume of touches decreases. Next Gen Stats show that Taylor led all running backs with +481 rushing yards over expected in 2021, which was the second-highest figure in a single season since NGS started tracking the metric back in 2016. Only Lamar Jackson has generated more than Taylor in a season, and that came in his MVP campaign of 2019 (+631). By PFF's count, Taylor had more rushing yards after contact (1,272) than any other player had total rushing yards in 2021.



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Justin Jefferson

Minnesota Vikings · WR · 2.22 wins

Earlier this summer, Jefferson called himself a better receiver than reigning triple-crown winner Cooper Kupp: "Coop is good, but I'll say he's behind me." I appreciate his confidence -- and this model backs him up! For context, Kupp's projected win share is 2.11. There are some nuances here, like that Kupp now has Allen Robinson, and Matthew Stafford boasts a higher projected win share value than Kirk Cousins. According to Next Gen Stats, Jefferson's 12.9 receiving yards per target against press coverage since 2020 is the second-best mark in the NFL -- behind only Kupp's 13.7. But Jefferson's 1,249 total receiving yards on such targets pace the league in this span. Lastly, Jefferson leads the NFL with 97 receptions on targets of 10-plus air yards since 2020; the next-closest receiver on these downfield passes is Stefon Diggs with 73.

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Travis Kelce

Kansas City Chiefs · TE · 2.18 wins

This is the first time a tight end has appeared in the top five since I've started using my models to project non-QB offensive win shares! Computer vision shows that Kelce's ability to change direction without losing speed between the hashes is the best for any player standing at least 6-foot-4 over the past four seasons. This helps him boast the highest red zone win share among tight ends over that same time period. Additionally, Kelce's off-ball value this season is, very logically, the highest it's been since I've tracked this. NGS shows that Kelce leads all tight ends in receptions (30) and receiving yards (905) on deep passes (20-plus air yards) since 2016, and his eight deep receiving touchdowns is tied for the most over that time period. Meanwhile, PFF reveals that Kelce leads tight ends with 58 combined receiving touchdowns and receiving first downs when covered by off-ball linebackers since 2020 -- that's the highest figure in the league by a robust total of 24.



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Najee Harris

Pittsburgh Steelers · RB · 2.17 wins

Harris is my 1.02 fantasy pick this season -- which is an aside, because win share also factors in off-ball impact, but still a worthwhile note. The second-year back's value greatly surpasses fantasy scoring, especially considering that a) Pittsburgh's breaking in a new QB for the first time in nearly two decades and b) my models do not project the Steelers' offensive line to rank in the top 25 once the 53-man roster is set. Harris played 83.5 percent of Pittsburgh's offensive snaps last season, per NGS, which was the highest percentage for any RB in 2021. Harris led the NFL with 179 rush attempts against six or fewer defenders in the box, but averaged just 4.2 yards per rush in large part because defenses used formations that anticipated short-area gains (short passes or runs) without explicitly loading the box. This season, Harris' upside projection banks on the fact that an increase in intermediate and deep passing plays should create significantly more space for him to operate in both the run and receiving aspects of his game. This will also give him more opportunities to reach full speed, driving a big uptick in overall production. More efficient complementary football means more yards per touch for Harris.


Exploring Donald's jaw-dropping transcendence never gets old. Three more notes to add to the ledger:

  1. Donald ranks in the top six in pressures in every season since 2016, according to Next Gen Stats, with his 64 in 2021 ranking sixth.
  2. Pro Football Focus credited him with a 22.9 pass-rush win rate in 2021, unsurprisingly ranking No. 1 among 114 interior defenders who played at least 150 snaps.
  3. Computer vision shows Donald has been double- and triple-teamed at a 79.8 percent rate since 2017, which is 14.1 percentage points higher than any other interior defender over that time period.




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Nick Bosa

San Francisco 49ers · DE · 2.20 wins

My model gives Bosa the best chance to lead the league in sacks this season. He generated 68 pressures last season, according to Next Gen Stats, the fourth-most in the NFL. Per PFF, he was one of just six edge defenders with a 90-plus pass-rush grade in 2021. Computer vision shows his fatigue level (speed erosion between the first and fourth quarters) is the lowest among all edge defenders since he entered the league in 2019.



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T.J. Watt

Pittsburgh Steelers · OLB · 2.17 wins

Watt's win share takes a small individual hit because Pittsburgh's defensive front is stacked, which is obviously great for the Steelers overall. NGS shows that 37.5 percent of Watt's pressures resulted in sacks last season, which was the third-highest rate in the NFL (min. 200 pass rush attempts). This helped drive his 22.5 sacks in 2021, which tied Michael Strahan's single-season record. PFF shows that his 21.4 percent pass-rush win rate ranked fourth (among 108 qualified edges).



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Xavien Howard

Miami Dolphins · CB · 1.98 wins

A nice nugget from Pro Football Focus: Howard's 63.1 passer rating allowed in coverage since 2020 ranks third among corners during this span. He also has logged the most snaps in man coverage (539) and earned nine interceptions in man coverage over that time frame. This season, the Dolphins' potential for just enough defensive pressure and run-stopping up front gives the cover men, led by X, a greater probability to return to their dominant form of a couple years ago.

Side note: Going through this exercise made me realize that there are a bunch of underrated corners in the NFL today. Howard may not be that underrated, given that he received first-team All-Pro honors in 2020, but A.J. Terrell is. The CB8 by projected win share is someone we don't talk about enough.



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Budda Baker

Arizona Cardinals · S · 1.89 wins

So there's a tight end in the top five on offense and a "safety" on defense?! Convince me there hasn't been a shift in how the game is played -- I'll wait. In fairness, I put Baker's position in quotation marks there because he's not really a traditional safety, which is what drives the disproportionate value. NGS shows that he's logged 282 pass-rush snaps since entering the league as a second-round pick in 2017, which is the third-most among defensive backs -- and he's earned the second-most QB pressures among DBs in that span (45). According to PFF, when Baker was deployed as a free safety in 2021, he allowed six catches for 83 yards and a touchdown while defending eight passes and logging three picks. Budda's value this season is driven even higher due to changes along Arizona's defensive front (no Chandler Jones), which will require the Cardinals to rely even more on the unique set of skills this playmaker possesses.

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What NFL team has the best offense 2022? ›

2022 NFL Team Rankings - Offense Rankings
1Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers TB27
1Buffalo Bills Bills BUF15
3Los Angeles Chargers Chargers LAC20
4Cincinnati Bengals Bengals CIN8
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Who won defensive player of the year NFL 2022? ›

Defensive Player of the Year: EDGE Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys. Micah Parsons was in the conversation for the Defensive MVP award last season after recording 13 sacks, and he has somehow managed to improve his game for 2022, making a huge play or two every week.

What team has the best defense 2022? ›

The 49ers have the best run defense in the NFL, allowing just 86.6 rush ypg and 3.4 ypc. Against the pass, San Francisco boasts the sixth-best pressure rate (25.5%), it ranks second in sacks (26) and it ranks 11th in average passer rating surrendered (87.2) even after facing Patrick Mahomes.

Who's the number one offense in the NFL? ›

1. Buffalo Bills (LW: 1) Sure, getting some more out of the running attack would be great, but there really isn't much to complain about since the Buffalo Bills have the No. 1 offense in the NFL.

Which NFL Team has best Offense? ›

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  • PHILADELPHIA EAGLES. This can be an explosive offense if the quarterback, Jalen Hurts, takes the next step. ...
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Who has the best Defence in NFL? ›

NFL Team Defense Rankings 2022
Team1Buffalo Bills Bills BUF
Team2Dallas Cowboys Cowboys DAL
Team3Philadelphia Eagles Eagles PHI
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Who will win rookie of the year NFL 2022? ›

Sehawks running back Kenneth Walker III is still the betting favorite (+107) to win the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year award for the second-straight week. Walker could not duplicate what he did in Week 7 against the Chargers (167 rushing yards, 2 TDs).

Who's the favorite to win NFL Defensive Player of the Year? ›

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons is a rare player, and he's off to a phenomenal start this season. Parsons is a -110 favorite to win NFL Defensive Player of the Year at BetMGM. Nick Bosa of the San Francisco 49ers is next, but way behind at +700. Nobody else has shorter than 14-to-1 odds.

Who has the best defense in the NFL 2022 Playoffs? ›

  • Buffalo Bills. ...
  • Green Bay Packers. ...
  • Los Angeles Chargers. ...
  • Los Angeles Rams. ...
  • New Orleans Saints. ...
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ...
  • Denver Broncos. ...
  • Cleveland Browns. Jadeveon Clowney, who put up one of the better seasons of his career last year playing alongside Myles Garrett, was smart to come back for more in 2022.
22 Aug 2022

What defense should I draft in 2022? ›

If drafting a fantasy defense in 2022, who should you take? Per our consensus rankings, the Buffalo Bills' loaded defensive unit is at the top. An already potent defense added Super Bowl champ, Von Miller, to the mix this offseason.

Who is the best NFL kicker 2022? ›

Week 9 kicker rankings
Rank, PlayerClay
1. Harrison Butker, KCTen3
2. Younghoe Koo, AtlLAC2
3. Daniel Carlson, LV@Jax1
4. Evan McPherson, CinCar6
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1 Nov 2022

Who allowed the most sacks in 2022? ›

The Chicago Bears and the Washington Commanders are tied for getting sacked the most this season, with 23 sacks.

Has any NFL team had number 1 offense and defense? ›

Chargers seasons

The 2010 Chargers are noted for having both the No. 1-ranked offense and defense, the first team to do so since the 1996 Green Bay Packers.

What is the most important position on offense? ›

1: Quarterback. There's no doubt what the most important position on the field is: quarterback. Only the quarterback touches the ball on every offensive snap, and only the quarterback is the triggerman for the passing game. No other player can do more to win—or lose—a professional football game.

What are the top 5 offenses in the NFL? ›

The top-scoring offenses in the league in terms of points are: the Denver Broncos (who are 4-3 or 57 percent ATS), Indianapolis Colts (6-2, 75 percent), New England Patriots (4-4, 50 percent), Philadelphia Eagles (4-3, 57 percent) and the New Orleans Saints (3-4, 42 percent).

What is the hardest position on offense? ›

The most challenging position on offense and perhaps the entire field is quarterback. This player touches the ball almost every play and is responsible for managing the offense with moving the chains and scoring points.

Who has the most explosive offense in the NFL? ›

Wentz has thrown for 650 yards through two games, which ranks second behind Tagovailoa, who has thrown for 739 yards.
Lions and Commanders have most explosive NFL offenses through Week 2.
RankTeamYards per game
1.Philadelphia Eagles470.5
2.Miami Dolphins427
3.Buffalo Bills413.5
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Who has the best rushing offense in the NFL? ›

The Dallas Cowboys had the most yards of total offense by a team in 2021, with 6,919 yards.
Atlanta Falcons202185.4
Carolina Panthers2021108.4
New York Giants202199.3
Houston Texans202183.6
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What is the most important position on defense in the NFL? ›

The "Mike" linebacker remains the primary communication position on defense. He takes the call from the sideline and is primarily responsible for making the adjustments along the front line.

Who is leading NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year? ›

AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Winners
2019NFLKyler Murray
2018NFLSaquon Barkley
2017NFLAlvin Kamara
2016NFLDak Prescott
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Who is the favorite offensive rookie of the year NFL? ›

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Who is the best NFL Rookie this Year? ›

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  • Chris Olave, WR, New Orleans Saints.
  • Sauce Gardner, CB, New York Jets.
  • Dameon Pierce, RB, Houston Texans.
  • Breece Hall, RB, New York Jets.
  • Devin Lloyd, ILB, Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Tariq Woolen, CB, Seattle Seahawks.
  • Garrett Wilson, WR, New York Jets.
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Has anyone won MVP and Defensive Player of the Year this year? ›

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Has a defensive player won MVP? ›

Two defensive players have won the award: Alan Page in 1971 as a defensive tackle, and Lawrence Taylor as a linebacker in 1986. The sole special teams player to be named AP NFL MVP was Mark Moseley, who won as a placekicker in 1982.

Who is winning defensive player of the year? ›

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2018–19Rudy Gobert^ (2)Center
2019–20Giannis Antetokounmpo^Power forward
2020–21Rudy Gobert^ (3)Center
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What NFL team has the easiest schedule 2022? ›

What NFL team has the easiest schedule in 2022: Based on projected win totals, the New York Giants have the easiest strength of schedule for the 2022 NFL season.

Who is the best football team in the NFL 2022? ›

1. BUFFALO BILLS. It's tough to look beyond the Bills as the single best roster in football.

Who is the lowest scoring team in the NFL? ›

The Houston Texans have put up the fewest points by a team this season, with 116 points.

Who is the number 1 fantasy defense? ›

Buffalo Defense

How many defenses should I draft? ›

Never Draft More Than One Defense

In the past, I've even gone without drafting a defense so that I could draft a player with upside instead. Then I just fill the void before Week 1. Also, no one is going to trade you for your extra "stud" defense.

Who should I put on my bench fantasy football? ›

The bench has no rules regarding what positions you must have on it, but owners will typically carry additional skill-position players such as quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers. The reason owners carry extra of these players is because they have the highest potential to score the most number of points.

Who is the best NFL kicker ever? ›

Greatest kicker in history? Justin Tucker is the most accurate field-goal kicker in NFL history, and he has the longest field goal ever made.

How much does an NFL kicker make? ›

There are 32 place kickers and 32 punters around the league, plus guys on the practice squads, many of whom who are earning the league minimum, bringing the average salary for an NFL kicker to $860,000.

Who is the best QB in the NFL right now 2022? ›

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Who are the NFL sack leaders this year? ›

NFL Stat Leaders 2022
1 M. JudonNE11.5
2 Z. SmithMIN8.5
2 N. BosaSF8.5
4 M. ParsonsDAL8.0
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Who is the most sacked QB in the NFL 2022? ›

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Justin Houston sacks Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, making Tom Brady the most sacked quarterback in NFL history with 555 takedowns. Your video will be available shortly.

Which defense has the most sacks in the NFL? ›

The Pittsburgh Steelers had the most sacks by a team in 2021, with 55 sacks.

Has there ever been 1 point scored in the NFL? ›

It is one of the oddities of American football that a team can score 2, 3, 4, 5 or even 222 points in a game, but never 1.

Has an NFL team ever had 1 point? ›

A conversion safety by the defense is also possible, though highly unlikely; although this has never occurred, it is the only possible way a team could finish with a single point in an American football game.

Has any NFL player played offense and defense? ›

Rookie Adoree Jackson proved his versatility in Week 10, playing both sides of the ball during the Titans' win against the Bengals. As he prepares to take on the Steelers, take a look back at some of the best two-way players in league history.

What is the hardest hitting position in football? ›

Players need incredible speed to cover backs out of the backfield or drop back into deep zones. In NFL history, some of the hardest hitters have played for the middle linebacker position.

What's the easiest football position? ›

Some of the easiest positions in football include: Punter. Defensive Tackle. Fullback.

What is the most athletic position in football? ›


Corners are some of the smallest men on the field, but they're typically the most athletic. Exceptional speed, quickness, and agility are prerequisites for the position.

Has any NFL team scored 5 points? ›

The Houston Texans scored 5 points against the Cardinals on October 24, 2021.

Who has best Offense in NFL 2022? ›

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Who has the best offensive line in Madden 2022? ›

2022 NFL offensive line rankings: Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers among Tier 1 teams
  • Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Cleveland Browns.
  • Detroit Lions.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Green Bay Packers.
  • Dallas Cowboys.
  • New England Patriots.
  • Cincinnati Bengals.
13 Jun 2022

Who has the hardest schedule 2022 NFL? ›

What NFL team has the hardest schedule in 2022: Based on projected win totals, the Kansas City Chiefs have the hardest strength of schedule for the 2022 NFL season.

What NFL teams will score the most points in 2022? ›

The Seattle Seahawks have put up the most points by a team this season, with 241 points.
Seattle Seahawks202227
Cincinnati Bengals202228
Philadelphia Eagles202229
Kansas City Chiefs202228
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Who has the best playbook in Madden 2022? ›

If players want to run the ball profusely in Madden 22, there's no better playbook to equip than that of the Baltimore Ravens.

Who has the best defensive playbook in Madden 2022? ›

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  • New York Giants - probably the best playbook to start with early on.
  • Arizona Cardinals - highly versatile set of formations.
  • Miami Dolphins - great setup out of Nickel with 3-3-5 Odd, 3-3-5 Wide, and 2-4-5 Double A Gap.

Who is the best NFL corner of all time? ›

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  • 1 / 24. Albert Lewis. Kansas City Chiefs, 1983-1993; Oakland/Los Angeles, 1994-1998. ...
  • 2 / 24. Aqib Talib. ...
  • 3 / 24. Lester Hayes. ...
  • 4 / 24. Dick LeBeau. ...
  • 5 / 24. Ronde Barber. ...
  • 6 / 24. Ty Law. ...
  • 7 / 24. Roger Wehrli. ...
  • 8 / 24. Patrick Peterson.

Who's the best cornerback in the league right now? ›

Ranking NFL's top 10 cornerbacks of 2022: Jalen Ramsey remains king, Trevon Diggs explodes onto list
  • First out: Jaire Alexander, Packers.
  • Marlon Humphrey, Ravens.
  • A.J. Terrell, Falcons.
  • Tre'Davious White, Bills.
  • Kenny Moore II, Colts.
  • Denzel Ward, Browns.
  • Trevon Diggs, Cowboys.
  • Marshon Lattimore, Saints.
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Who is the greatest corner ever? ›

Deion Sanders was recently named the greatest cornerback of all-time by ESPN. ESPN recently named its top defensive player of all-time at each position, and to no one's surprise, Deion Sanders was named the top cornerback to play the game.

Which NFL team has the easiest schedule this year? ›

Which NFL teams have the easiest schedule in the 2022-23 regular season?
  • Cowboys: 133-155-1 (.462) ...
  • Eagles: 133-154-2 (.464) ...
  • Giants: 134-154-1 (.465) ...
  • Lions: 135-154 (.467)
12 May 2022

Who has the hardest schedule in the upcoming NFL season? ›

The Rams, who kick off the 2022 NFL season against the Bills on Sept. 8, rank first in "strength of schedule" as their 2022 opponents have the best combined record from the 2021 season at 164-125-0, a . 567 opposing winning percentage.

Who has the easiest 2022 schedule? ›

2022 NFL strength of schedule for all 32 teams: Cowboys have it easiest, Rams facing toughest slate.

Is NFL scoring down? ›

Scoring across the 2022 season is down. And through seven weeks of play, the 43.4 average total points per game marks the lowest output the NFL has seen since 2010.

What NFL team has allowed the fewest points this season? ›

The Buffalo Bills have allowed the fewest points by a team this season, with 81 points.
Seattle Seahawks202226.1
Los Angeles Chargers202223.4
Detroit Lions202224.3
New Orleans Saints202225.0
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