Most Improved Defenses of the 2015 NFL Offseason

May 23, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

An improved defense can make all the difference in the NFL from year to year. 
Just look at the Detroit Lions, who won 11 games after jumping 12 spots to No. 3 in scoring defense last season. Or at the Buffalo Bills, whose defensive improvement from No. 20 to No. 4 in points allowed helped create a nine-win season in 2014. The Houston Texans also won nine games after soaring 17 spots to No. 7 in scoring defense.
Several franchises have attempted to follow the blueprint for 2015. 
In the following slides, we'll look at the most improved defenses of the 2015 offseason. If things go according to plan, a handful of these clubs will enjoy a significant rise up the defensive rankings—while also likely improving in the win column—next season.
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