Which teams are the most dangerous in the NFL?
The most dangerous team in the league isn’t necessarily a favorite, but the Green Bay Packers are the favorites in the NFC North.
The Green Bay Packer offense is built around its quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but that didn’t stop the Packers from allowing a league-low 34 points per game to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4.
The Packers will face the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game this Sunday.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were the most productive team in football last season, finishing first in total offense (6,069 yards), passing yards (3,923) and rushing yards (1,957) and fourth in points (20.1) per game.
They ranked first in offensive efficiency (70.9 points per 100 possessions), second in yards per game (4.51) and third in rushing yards per contest (4,918).
The Steelers also finished first in scoring defense (18.3 points per contest) and second in total defense (102.6 points per 50).
The Pittsburgh offense ranked No. 1 in total yards per play (488.3), No. 2 in passing yards per pass (2,087.8) and No. 3 in total points per pass.
The Steelers defense was No. 4 in scoring offense (28.6 per game), No: 5 in rushing defense (39.4) and seventh in scoring.
The Green Bay offense has thrived under Rodgers, who threw for 3,632 yards and 28 touchdowns in the 2015 season, but it was the offensive line that made the difference.
The offensive line allowed a league worst 5.1 sacks per game in 2015, which was second in the League.
The line also allowed a season-high 32 quarterback hits, which is tied for the fifth-most among NFL teams.
In Week 1, the Packers allowed the New York Jets to win on a 27-yard touchdown pass from QB Ryan Fitzpatrick with 4:25 left in the first quarter.
The next play, the Cowboys had a 20-7 lead.
On third-and-10 from their own 34-yard line, QB Dak Prescott made a diving grab at the end of the play that was flagged for a defensive holding penalty and set up a 35-yard field goal by Dez Bryant with 8:37 left in regulation.
The Cowboys scored the next three points in the third quarter.
Prescott completed passes to WR Cole Beasley and WR Kenny Britt on third- and fourth-and.
After Prescott connected on a 31-yarder to WR Dez Matthews, Matthews ran for the game-winning score with 8 seconds left in overtime.
The Cowboys went on to win their second straight Super Bowl title.
The Packers offense also averaged 17.1 points per drive last season.
The offense was third in the entire NFL, averaging 20.9 rushing points per team.
The first team to reach the 20-point mark was the Detroit Lions, who averaged 21.2 points per play last season and finished second in rushing offense.
The Lions ranked second in points per rushing play in the last decade, which means they were second to last in the game in scoring in 2016.
The Dallas defense allowed 27 sacks last season in 2017.
The most dangerous Packers team in 2017?
It was the Dallas defense.
It was led by LB Sean Lee, who had 18 sacks, which ranked first among all linebackers.
The defense allowed the fewest sacks per contest in the final five games of the season.
In the playoffs, the Dallas secondary allowed 1.5 sacks per opponent.
The top five teams in the 2017 NFL Playoff standings are the Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 1), the New Orleans Saints (No-2), the Dallas Texans (No: 3), the Denver Broncos (No.: 4), and the Green, Tennessee Titans (No, 5).