2001 NFL ATS Standings
Here are the final NFL standings for the 2001 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||13-5-0||10-8-0||24.0||18.1||6.0||5.0|
|KANSAS CITY CHIEFS||6-10-0||7-7-2||20.0||21.5||5.8||5.4|
|NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS||14-5-0||13-5-1||22.7||16.8||5.0||5.4|
|NEW ORLEANS SAINTS||7-9-0||6-10-0||20.8||25.6||5.3||5.7|
|NEW YORK GIANTS||7-9-0||6-9-1||18.4||20.1||5.4||5.2|
|NEW YORK JETS||10-7-0||8-9-0||19.5||19.6||5.3||5.4|
|SAN DIEGO CHARGERS||5-11-0||4-10-2||20.8||20.1||5.3||5.0|
|SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS||12-5-0||9-7-1||24.9||18.1||5.6||5.3|
|ST LOUIS RAMS||16-3-0||10-8-1||31.3||17.6||6.8||5.0|
|TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS||9-8-0||6-11-0||19.6||18.3||4.7||5.2|
View ATS and straight up records for the previous NFL seasons below.
Recap of the 2001 NFL Football Season
In April of 2001 the 82nd NFL season got underway with the NFL draft. The Atlanta Falcons selected first and with the #1 overall pick they chose the explosive Michael Vick out of Virginia Tech. Other first round notables included LaDainian Tomlinson to the Chargers with the #5 pick, Marcus Stroud (12) to the Jaguars, Santana Moss (16) to the Jets, Deuce McAllister (23) to the Saints, and Reggie Wayne (30) to the Colts. Other notables later in the draft include Drew Brees (33), Alge Crumpler (35), Chad Johnson (36), Travis Henry (58) and T.J. Houshmandzadeh (204).
The September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center postponed many of the regular season games and pushed the season back at least one week.
The AFC picture saw the Pittsburgh Steelers once again regain their spot atop the division going 13-3. New England and Oakland both put up respectable numbers easily making them playoff teams. Miami, Baltimore and the Jets rounded out the playoffs for the AFC. The Super Bowl champions St. Louis Rams found themselves with the #1 seed in the NFC with a 14-2 record. Chicago and Philadelphia both had impressive finishes to their season in 2001 and walked into the postseason. Green Bay, San Francisco and Tampa Bay rounded out the playoffs in the NFC.
Kurt Warner of St. Louis threw for an impressive 4,830 yards in 2001. Peyton Manning threw for over 4,000 yards but no-one could catch Warner. Warner also led the league in touchdown passes with 36. Priest Holmes of the Kansas City Chiefs ran for 1,555 yards for his first rushing title. Perennial rushing leader Curtis Martin also jostled for over 1,500 yards. Shawn Alexander of the Seahawks ran for 14 touchdowns in the regular season. A host of receivers caught over 100 balls in 2001, but Rod Smith led them all with 113 for Denver. Jacksonville’s Jimmy Smith caught a respectable 112. Arizona’s David Boston led all receivers with 1,598 yards receiving.
The Chicago Bears led all defenses in 2001 with Brian Urlacher at the helm holding their opponents to 203 points in the regular season.
Kurt Warner once again took home the league MVP honor for the 2001 season while teammate Marshall Faulk again took home the Offensive Player of the Year award. New York Giants defensive lineman Michael Strahan walked away with the Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2001. Chicago’s Anthony Thomas earned Offensive Rookie of the Year honors rushing for over 1,000 yards in his first year and linebacker Kendrell Bell from Pittsburgh too home the Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Super Bowl XXXVI saw an unlikely quarterback in Tom Brady with a remarkable season take his team to the big game and win defeating the 2000 Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams 20-17. Tom Brady was named Super Bowl MVP as he led his team down the field for the game winning touchdown in the 4th quarter.