1995 NFL ATS Standings
Here are the final NFL standings for the 1995 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||13-6-0||12-7-0||26.1||20.5||5.8||5.2|
|KANSAS CITY CHIEFS||13-4-0||9-8-0||21.5||14.8||5.0||4.5|
|NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS||6-10-0||6-9-1||18.4||23.6||4.7||5.8|
|NEW ORLEANS SAINTS||7-9-0||8-8-0||19.9||21.8||5.4||5.5|
|NEW YORK GIANTS||5-11-0||9-7-0||18.1||21.2||4.7||5.2|
|NEW YORK JETS||3-13-0||6-10-0||14.6||24.0||4.3||4.6|
|SAN DIEGO CHARGERS||9-8-0||8-9-0||20.1||21.1||5.1||5.2|
|SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS||11-6-0||7-10-0||27.9||16.8||5.7||4.7|
|ST LOUIS RAMS||7-9-0||6-9-1||19.3||26.1||5.1||5.4|
|TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS||7-9-0||6-10-0||14.9||20.9||5.0||5.7|
View ATS and straight up records for the previous NFL seasons below.
Recap of the 1995 NFL Football Season
The NFL draft in the 1995 season was a little different in this year. The league expanded to 30 teams adding two new teams in Carolina and Jacksonville. The college draft began with Cincinnati picking Heisman Trophy runner up Ki-Jana Carter. However, the story of this draft were the selection of pro-bowlers taken in the first round. Quarterback Steve McNair from little known Alcorn State was chosen third overall by the Houston Oilers, quarterback Kerry Collins was drafted by Carolina with the #5 pick and defensive tackle Warren Sapp was taken by Tampa Bay with the 12th pick overall. Defensive stars Ty Law and Derrick Brooks were chosen in the first round as well. The fourth leading rusher of all time, Curtis Martin, was taken #74 by the New England Patriots in 1995. And future league MVP, Terrell Davis, was chosen #196 by the Denver Broncos.
Along with the expansion of the two new teams there were some repositioning of geographical locations for others. The Los Angeles Rams relocated to St. Louis and the Los Angeles Raiders relocated to Oakland leaving LA without a football team for the first time in many years. This year also marked the first time quarterbacks could receive communications from the bench by small radios in their helmets.
The Cowboys once again rose to the top of the NFC by going 12-4 in the regular season. Green Bay and San Francisco rounded out the top three seeds with Philadelphia, Detroit and Atlanta each making the postseason. In the AFC Kansas City was the team to beat by going 13-3 in the regular season. Perennial postseason teams the Steelers and Bills both hoped to get back to the big game. San Diego, Indianapolis and Miami rounded out the rest of the playoff picture for the AFC.
There was no one quarterback in the NFL that outshined the rest. There were four that threw over 4,000 yards in 1995: Brett Favre, Scott Mitchell, Warren Moon, and Jeff George. Brett Favre threw for 38 touchdowns in his 1995 campaign and the new Viking, Moon, was hot on his tails. Emmitt Smith once again gained the rushing title in 1995 with 1,773 yards. Barry Sanders ran for 1,500 and rookie Curtis Martin of the Patriots gained 1,487. Smith again blew away his competition rushing for 25 touchdowns. 10 more than the next running back. 1995 seemed to also be the year of the receiver as almost 10 different wide outs grabbed over 100 passes. Herman Moore grabbed the most with 123 with Jerry Rice and Cris Carter catching 122. Rice also had 1,848 yards receiving that year.
The Kansas City Chiefs were an immovable object when it came to defense in 1995 as they were at the top of their game.
Green Bay Packers newly minted golden boy, Brett Favre, won named the MVP and the Offensive Player of the Year in 1995. Bryce Paup of the Buffalo Bills garnered Defensive Player of the Year by taking 17.5 sacks. New England rookie phenom, Curtis Martin gained Offensive Rookie of the Year and New York Jets Hugh Douglas was named Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Dallas defeated Pittsburgh in Super Bowl 30 27-17 to be the first team in NFL history to win three Super Bowls in four years. Dallas’s Larry Brown was named Super Bowl MVP and became the first cornerback to do so by intercepting 2 Neil O’Donnell passes for 77 yards.