2004 NFL ATS Standings
Here are the final NFL standings for the 2004 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||10-7-0||7-9-1||25.9||24.2||6.0||6.0|
|KANSAS CITY CHIEFS||7-9-0||6-10-0||30.2||27.2||6.3||6.6|
|NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS||17-2-0||13-5-1||27.5||16.4||5.6||5.3|
|NEW ORLEANS SAINTS||8-8-0||8-8-0||21.8||25.3||5.5||6.0|
|NEW YORK GIANTS||6-10-0||8-8-0||18.9||21.7||5.3||5.4|
|NEW YORK JETS||11-7-0||11-7-0||20.6||16.6||5.6||5.2|
|SAN DIEGO CHARGERS||12-5-0||13-2-2||27.2||19.6||5.7||5.6|
|SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS||2-14-0||6-10-0||16.2||28.2||4.7||5.6|
|ST LOUIS RAMS||9-9-0||7-11-0||20.2||25.5||6.2||5.7|
|TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS||5-11-0||5-10-1||18.8||19.0||5.5||5.0|
View ATS and straight up records for the previous NFL seasons below.
Recap of the 2004 NFL Football Season
The 2004 NFL draft began in a controversial trade. Eli Manning was drafted #1 overall by the San Diego Chargers but was traded to the New York Giants for Phillip Rivers who was the 4th pick in the draft. Both quarterbacks have since gone on to stellar careers. Many pro-bowl players were chosen in the first round including Larry Fitzgerald (3), Kellen Winslow II (6), Roy Williams (7), Ben Roethlisberger (11) and Stephen Jackson (24). Other notables in later rounds included tight end Chris Cooley (81) and running back Michael Turner (154). Wide receiver Wes Welker and running back Willie Parker were chosen in the supplemental draft.
The NFL imposed stricter punishment on excessive celebration due to several instances in 2003. A 15 yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty was enforced after a score or kickoff return. If the celebration is flagrant referees may eject a player.
The Pittsburgh Steelers put together another impressive season in 2004 gong 15-1 in the regular season to become the #1 seed in the AFC. The defending champion New England Patriots were not far behind posting a 14-2 record. Indianapolis also had a respectable finish going 12-4. San Diego, New York and Denver rounded out the playoff picture for the AFC. The defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers did not make the playoffs in 2004 making way for the 13-3 Philadelphia Eagles. Atlanta and Green Bay finished #2 and #3 respectively. Seattle, St. Louis and Minnesota all had records that were good enough for postseason play.
Minnesota’s Daunte Culpepper had his best season to date in 2004 passing for a career high 4,717 yards. Kansas City’s Trent Green and Peyton Manning both threw for over 4,500 yards. Peyton Manning also set an NFL record in 2004 throwing for 49 touchdowns. The New York Jets running back, Curtis Martin, won the rushing crown in 2004 gaining 1,697 yards. Seattle’s Shawn Alexander was one yard off rushing for 1,696 yards. Newly fashioned Patriot Corey Dillon fresh from the Bengals ran for 1,635 yards proving that his acquisition was well worth it. Kansas City tight end Tony Gonzalez led all receivers with 102 catches in 2004 while Carolina’s Mushin Muhammed gained 1,405 yards receiving. Muhammed also led all receivers with 16 touchdown receptions.
Bill Cowher and the Pittsburgh Steelers once again put together a blockade defense and gave up a confident 251 points in 16 games in 2004.
Indianapolis Colt quarterback, Peyton Manning again won the league MVP in 2004. The award was coupled with the Offensive Player of the Year award. Baltimore cornerback, Ed Reed, garnered Defensive Player of the Year honors. Ben Roethlisberger won Offensive Rookie of the Year as he filled in for an injured Tommy Maddox and led his team to a 15-1 record. Jets linebacker, Jonathan Vilma, earned Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Super Bowl XXXIX pinned the defending champion New England Patriots against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Patriots came out on top 24-21 and won their third Super Bowl in four years. Wide Receiver Deion Branch earned Super Bowl MVP honors by catching 11 passes for 133 yards.