1991 NFL ATS Standings
Here are the final NFL standings for the 1991 professional football season. Included are the straight up records, ats records, points scored, points allowed, yards per play, and yards per play allowed for the teams.
REGULAR SEASON & PLAYOFFS
|Team||SU||ATS||Avg. Points||Avg. Points Allowed||YPPL||DYPPL|
|GREEN BAY PACKERS||4-12-0||6-10-0||17.1||19.6||4.8||4.9|
|KANSAS CITY CHIEFS||11-7-0||6-12-0||19.2||16.4||5.2||5.6|
|NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS||6-10-0||7-9-0||13.2||19.1||4.9||5.3|
|NEW ORLEANS SAINTS||11-6-0||10-7-0||21.2||14.0||5.0||4.9|
|NEW YORK GIANTS||8-8-0||5-11-0||17.6||18.6||5.4||5.4|
|NEW YORK JETS||8-9-0||9-7-1||19.1||18.2||5.2||5.4|
|SAN DIEGO CHARGERS||4-12-0||7-7-2||17.1||21.4||5.1||5.5|
|SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS||10-6-0||8-8-0||24.6||14.9||6.1||5.1|
|ST LOUIS RAMS||3-13-0||4-12-0||14.6||24.4||5.2||5.8|
|TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS||3-13-0||7-8-1||12.4||22.8||4.6||5.2|
View ATS and straight up records for the previous NFL seasons below.
Recap of the 1991 NFL Football Season
The 72nd regular season of the National Football League began in April of that year with the NFL draft when Russell Maryland was taken #1 overall by the Dallas Cowboys. Little did anyone know at the time, a future hall of famer named Brett Favre was drafted # 33 by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2nd round and would light up the league for the next 18 seasons. Defensive back Eric Turner, and wide receiver Herman Moore were also future pro-bowlers taken that same year. In a surprise move the projected overall #1 pick, “Rocket” Rahib Ismail, signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League prior to draft day.
World League Football got its start in 1991 as American style football was gaining success in Europe. The league began as a developmental league sponsored by the NFL. World League Football did not fare well and was dissolved a year later.
Coming off a dramatic Giants Super Bowl victory, the 1991 NFL season was poised to be great one. New York and Buffalo still has strong teams and were geared to make another run for the title. However New York followed the win in the Super Bowl with a disappointing 8-8 season finishing 4th in the NFC East. The surprising onslaught of Detroit’s offense and New Orleans’s defense made things interesting in the NFC. In the AFC the Buffalo Bills continued the dismantling of their opponents. The Houston Oilers and the Denver Broncos also posted first place finishes in the standings.
Warren Moon dominated nearly every passing statistic in 1991 finishing 1st in passing yards, attempts and completions. Among Moon the perennial Dan Marino’s and Jim Kelley’s of the world finished in the top five of nearly every category respectively. Among running backs in 1991, the three most recognizable names and recent hall of famers Thurman Thomas, Emmitt Smith, and Barry Sanders ran circles around their opponents. Emmitt Smith won the rushing title that year with Sanders and Thomas close on his heels. Receiving wise, Houston’s Haywood Jeffries broke the 100 reception mark in 1991 with Michael Irvin gaining over 1,500 yards for Dallas.
The New Orleans Saints defense was regarded as the best in the league in 1991 giving up only 211 points.
Thurman Thomas won MVP honors as well as Offensive Player of the Year in 1991 gaining an astonishing 2038 yards from scrimmage. Pat Swilling was named Defensive Player of the Year racking up 17 sacks for the New Orleans Saints. Leonard Russell of the New England Patriots was awarded the Offensive Rookie of the Year awards gaining almost 1,000 yards in his first year. and Mike Croel of the Denver Broncos gained the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award.
The Washington Redskins took home the Lombardi Trophy in a monumental win over the Buffalo Bills 37-24. Mark Rypien was awarded Super Bowl MVP honors as he threw for nearly 300 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead his team to victory. Thurman Thomas was shut down by the Washington defense gaining only 13 yards on 10 carries.