Top Ten Least Penalized NFL Teams in 2014
Which NFL Teams Had the Fewest Flags in 2014?
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After yesterday’s thrilling look at the most penalized NFL teams of the 2014 season, I know you’re all dying to learn who received the fewest penalty flags. Lucky for you, I’ve got your back. Below, you’ll see a breakdown of the top ten least penalized NFL teams in 2014.
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1. It would seem that some of the league’s worst teams have the fewest penalties. The Jacksonville Jaguars, for instance, lead-off with 4.6 flags per game. They averaged 6.0 in 2013.
2. The New Orleans Saints, who also faced their share of challenges last year (including a completely pitiful home record), had 5.0 penalties per game, compared to 6.1 during the 2013 season.
3. The Miami Dolphins, who recently upgraded their defense with the addition of penalty-happy Ndamukong Suh, averaged 5.1 flags per game. This was up from 4.4 in 2013.
4. The Carolina Panthers had 5.3 penalties per game last year, just about on-par with their 5.2 from the 2013 NFL season.
5. The Kansas City Chiefs, who narrowly missed the play-offs last year, had an average of 5.5 penalties per game. This was down fairly significantly from 6.1 in 2013.
6. The Arizona Cardinals' 5.8 penalties per game was just about identical to their 6.0 penalties per game during the 2013 year.
7. The Houston Texans improved their average number of flags to 5.9 per game, down from 7.0 in 2013.
8. The Green Bay Packers had a few more penalties in 2014 than they did in 2013, averaging 5.9 instead of the previous year’s 5.2.
9. The Atlanta Falcons had 6.1 flags a game in 2014, up a bit from 5.7 during the 2013 regular season.
10. The Minnesota Vikings round-out today’s list, averaging 6.2 penalties per game in 2013. This was a slight increase from their 2013 number of 5.7.