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A look at the defensive rankings for the NFL’s final 4 teams

January 19, 2018

Workers paint the field of Gillette Stadium, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass., where the New England Patriots host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship on Sunday. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

The four teams in the NFL conference championship games Sunday are among the league’s best at playing defense .

Here is a look at how the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots ranked in some key statistical categories during the regular season:

POINTS ALLOWED PER GAME

1. Vikings, 15.8

2. Jaguars, 16.8

4. Eagles, 18.4

5. Patriots, 18.5

YARDS ALLOWED PER GAME

1. Vikings, 275.9

2. Jaguars, 286.1

4. Eagles, 306.5

29. Patriots, 366

RUSHING TDS ALLOWED

2. Patriots, 6

3. Eagles, 7

6. Jaguars, 9

9. Vikings, 10

SACKS

2. Jaguars, 55

7. Patriots, 42

15. Eagles, 38

17. Vikings, 37

OPPONENT PASSER RATING

1. Jaguars, 68.5

3. Vikings, 73.0

9. Eagles, 79.5

17. Patriots, 89.5

INTERCEPTIONS

2. Jaguars, 21

4. Eagles, 19

13. Vikings, 14

18. Patriots, 12

TAKEAWAYS

2. Jaguars, 33

4. Eagles, 31

23. Vikings, 19

25. Patriots, 18

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