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NFL defense rankings through Week 6

Offense is king in today’s NFL. That being said, a defense that can bother opposing quarterbacks with tight coverage and a potent pass rush still gives a team a significant bump, as both of the league’s two remaining unbeatens — the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers — can attest.

Using expected pointed added (EPA — the expected number of points the offense should expect to score on the next scoring play given the down, distance and field position), we present to you the ranking of all 32 defenses by EPA allowed per play through Week 6.