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The 14-0 Panthers have been the NFL’s best and most consistent team this season, and you could make the case that their offense has also been the league’s best. No team has scored more than Carolina’s 449 points (32.1 points per game) and 53 touchdowns, and quarterback Cam Newton looks like a shoo-in for the MVP award.
The Panthers’ offense is hardly the league’s clear-cut top unit though. The Cardinals lead the NFL with 422.9 yards per game, and Arizona is right behind Carolina in terms of points (445) and touchdowns (52).
Of course, when it comes to DVOA, neither the Panthers nor the Cardinals rank in the top two. Football Outsiders places the Steelers and the Seahawks first and second in DVOA, respectively, and those are the only two teams who rank in the top five in DVOA in terms of both passing offense and rushing offense. Certainly, in recent weeks, Pittsburgh’s and Seattle’s offenses have looked virtually unstoppable — the Seahawks have five victories in a row, while the Steelers have won five of six.
Finally, no list of the NFL’s best offenses this season would be complete without mentioning the Patriots, who currently rank fourth in DVOA and yards per game, and third in total points (435) and touchdowns (49).
What do you think? If you were heading into a must-win game with any team’s offense at your disposal, which one would you want? Which offense is the NFL’s best? Weigh in below in the comments section with your thoughts!