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Here is how Atlanta and Carolina rank on defense heading into Sunday

Here are the numbers as to why Carolina has played so well on defense this season.

NFL RANKS

Total Defense
Atlanta – 16th – 342.5 yards allowed per game
Carollna – 3rd – 314.3 yards allowed per game

Passing Defense
Atlanta – 11th – 239.9 yards allowed per game
Carolina – 7th – 227.2 yards allowed per game

Rushing Defense
Atlanta – 12th – 102.6 yards allowed per game
Carolina – 2nd – 87.2 yards allowed per game

Scoring Defense
Atlanta – 12th – 21.4 points allowed per game
Carolina – 9th – 20.2 points allowed per game

Interceptions
Atlanta – T14th - 14
Carolina – 1st - 19

Sacks
Atlanta – 32nd - 13
Carolina – T3rd – 35

Tackles
Atlanta – T38th – Paul Worrilow - 78
Carolina – T31st – Thomas Davis - 81
Carolina – T31st – Luke Kuechly - 81

Interceptions
Atlanta – T15th – Ricardo Allen - 3
Carolina – 2nd – Kurt Coleman - 6

Sacks
Atlanta – T132nd – Vic Beasley – 2
Atlanta – T132nd  – Kroy Biermann – 2
Atlanta – T132nd – Adrian Clayborn – 2
Atlanta – T132nd – O’Brien Schofield - 2
Carolina – T15th – Kawaan Short – 7
Carolina – T34th – Thomas Davis – 5
Carolina – T34th – Kony Ealy - 5

 

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