For over 30 years, Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning-News has published his annual NFL special teams rankings. Gosselin ranks each team in 22 special teams categories and assigns points from one for the best to 32 for the worst.
It should be no surprise that the Philadelphia Eagles were the top team this year. After finishing 18th last season, the Eagles finished with 201.5 points, 26.5 points better than Buffalo. Among other things, the Eagles had seven touchdowns on special teams and blocked six kicks.
The other top teams after Philadelphia and Buffalo were New England, Atlanta and Baltimore. At the bottom were Tennessee, San Diego, Washington, Carolina and, in last place, Green Bay.