NFL Offense Rankings 2024: Ranking All 32 NFL Offenses

Written by: Grant Mitchell
Fact-checked by: James Whitelock
Updated June 21, 2024
11 min read

The modern NFL is all about finding and exploiting space on the field. The increased level of talent at skill positions combined with the evolution of the league’s ruleset allowed offenses to flourish, leaving teams in an arms race to field the best offense in the league.

As the 2024 NFL preseason approaches, we’re here to share our list of the best passing attacks, ground games, and overall offenses in the NFL.

Here are our rankings for all 32 NFL offenses.

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Ranking All 32 NFL Offenses

1. San Francisco 49ers

The Niners are well established in their West Coast scheme and have a proven ability to run or throw the ball to great success coming off a year in which they ranked third in points per game.

2. Detroit Lions

The Lions have one of the most prolific offenses in the league per numerous metrics, even if it is aided by playing in a dome at home. 

3. Kansas City Chiefs

Any team with Patrick Mahomes under center is guaranteed to be at or near the top of the league, especially following the recent additions of Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and Xavier Worthy. 

4. Miami Dolphins

Miami ranked second in points per game (29.2) in 2023 largely due to its unbelievable speed, whether that be Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle on the flanks or numerous players in the backfield.

5. Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore is a perennial contender to lead the league in rushing and should be even better following the addition of 2x rushing leader Derrick Henry—not to mention they have a two-time MVP quarterback in Lamar Jackson.

6. Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals are going all-in by keeping Tee Higgins on a franchise tag to give him one last year with Joe Burrow, who has proven to be a definitive top-three quarterback in the league when healthy.

7. Houston Texans

Houston exceeded all expectations a year ago and is gearing up for a Super Bowl push with outstanding sophomore QB C.J. Stroud and new signings Stefon Diggs and Joe Mixon.

8. Green Bay Packers

Jordan Love was great, bad, then spectacular in his first year as the full-time starter, even helping the young Packers 48 points on the road against the Cowboys in the Wild Card round.

9. Philadelphia Eagles

Philly lost future Hall of Fame center Jason Kelce but upgraded its running back room with Saquon Barkley, who should help them establish the dominance on the ground they lost last year. 

10. Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys posted elite offensive numbers for years but lost a couple of starting linemen and Tony Pollard, giving Dak Prescott arguably the worst supporting cast of his professional career. 

11. Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen deserves to be called the second-best quarterback in the league, but he also has lots of unproven or young players at skill positions and will be asked to don his Superman cape to lead the Bills to another AFC East title.   

12. Los Angeles Rams

Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, and Puka Nacua are one of the best offensive trios in the NFL, and any extra support from Kyren Williams and rookie Blake Corum could elevate their offense into contention for one of the five best in the league.

13. Chicago Bears

Never has a rookie quarterback stepped into a situation as favorable as Caleb Williams, a generational prospect who drew Mahomes comparisons.

14. Cleveland Browns

The Browns continually dominate the ground game and just need marginal production from the quarterback position to become true Super Bowl contenders, putting pressure on Deshaun Watson, a former top-five QB in the league.

15. Indianapolis Colts

Anthony Richardson flashed in limited time on the field before a shoulder injury knocked him out for the year, but the Colts upgraded at the pass-catching positions and have the 2022 Offensive Player of the Year runner-up, Jonathan Taylor, controlling the backfield.

16. Los Angeles Chargers

John Harbaugh is going to bring a new sense of toughness to the Chargers, who lost playmakers but solidified their offensive line to protect top-10 quarterback Justin Herbert and also spent an early pick on Georgia wideout Ladd McConkey. 

17. Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons took the plunge and signed 35-year-old Kirk Cousins fresh off a torn Achilles; while he appeared to be at his best just before the injury, his top pick in the draft is Michael Penix Jr., another quarterback who is trying to take his spot.

18. Seattle Seahawks

Geno Smith and the Seahawks can move the ball down the field, even if that comes with too many turnovers, but they’ll look to continue their near-playoff-level of play in coach Mike MacDonald’s first season.

19. New York Jets

Aaron Rodgers is 40, coming off a torn Achilles, skipped training camp to allegedly do drugs, and is two years removed from above-average quarterback play, which leaves us much more bearish on the Jets’ chances than most.

20. Jacksonville Jaguars

Trevor Lawrence is solid between the 20s but struggles in the red zone, which is an obvious error for desired improvement now that he is tied with Joe Burrow for the most lucrative contract in the NFL on a per-year basis.

21. Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh acquired two quarterbacks, yet they don’t have one they should feel comfortable with, which makes this a boom-or-bust season for both Russell Wilson and Justin Fields.

22. Washington Commanders

Jayden Daniels was the best player in college football last year and has solid weapons around him in the form of Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson, Brian Robinson Jr., and Austin Ekeler… but can he be Washington’s first successful long-term quarterback since the last century?

23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Baker Mayfield revived his career a year ago and gets to work with Mike Evans for another year, though Evans is now 30, and the offensive line is worse than it was in 2023.

24. Minnesota Vikings

Kevin O’Connel is regarded as one of the top offensive minds in the league and will get production from Justin Jefferson and Aaron Jones, but it’s the quarterback situation that limits the Vikings from placing any higher. 

25. Arizona Cardinals

Arizona quietly had a great running game a year ago but was only 24th in points per game (19.4), a situation that fourth-overall pick and wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. will be tasked with helping to improve.

26. Tennessee Titans

The Titans signed Calvin Ridley, Tony Pollard, and Tyler Boyd, giving second-year QB Will Levis a solid cast of weapons as he looks to build on a rookie season that quickly flamed out after an impressive debut. 

27. Las Vegas Raiders

There is no clear long-term solution at quarterback or running back for the Raiders, which puts them between a rock and a hard place as they look to battle out of the basement of the AFC West.

28. New Orleans Saints

The Saints are operating as if they’re contenders, but in all actuality, this offense does not appear to be primed to fight for anything other than a potential playoff appearance in one of the worst divisions in the NFL.

29. Carolina Panthers

Bryce Young got the opposite treatment of C.J. Stroud or what Caleb Williams received this year and was tossed into one of the most unforgiving situations for a rookie QB last year—the only way is up, but that’s not saying much.

30. Denver Broncos

Denver was 19th in points per game, lost one of its best wideouts, and will slot the sixth-best rookie QB (per draft position) into its starting lineup, none of which bodes well for its future chances.

31. New York Giants

Daniel Jones appears to be an obvious care of “buyer’s remorse” for a Giants squad that lost Saquon Barkley to a division rival and has no real impact players aside from potentially rookie wideout Malik Nabers, though he still needs someone to get him the ball.

32. New England Patriots

It’s a new era in New England, and one that should start slowly as 21-year-old Drake Maye takes his lumps behind a subpar offensive line and with an unimpressive list of surrounding weapons. 

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Top Five NFL Passing Offenses

1. Miami Dolphins

Tyreek Hill’s speed makes him close to unguardable in the down-field passing game, which allows other Dolphins players to dominate the underneath routes. And even when opponents honor Hill’s speed, he still finds various ways to burn them, which is why he led the NFL in receiving yards and the Dolphins ranked second in passing yards per game (261.2).

2. Kansas City Chiefs

Throw the stats out the window, the Chiefs have Mahomes, and nobody else does. He can throw for 50 touchdowns in a season, or he can average less than five yards per completion and still lead his team to a Super Bowl. It’s hard to imagine the passing game being worse than it was last year when KC receivers led the league in drops, and they still ranked sixth in yards per game (248.6).

3. San Francisco 49ers

The Niners and Brock Purdy do a tremendous job running the play-action and setting up their passes with a mauling ground game. Uncertainty over Brandon Aiyuk’s future clouds them, but they were fourth in yards per game (258), and Purdy should be even better as he enters his second season as the full-time starter.

4. Detroit Lions

Detroit does such an amazing job of creating space, similar to the way the Boston Celtics or Manchester City did during their championship seasons. Their personnel, motion, and variety of looks allowed them to elevate to one of the most prolific offenses in the league, proven by their ranking third in yards (259.7).

5. Cincinnati Bengals

Once again, Burrow’s health is the key factor here. Cincy did not have a strong offensive year but has tremendous receiving options in Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins, along with a top-three quarterback in the league. If Burrow enters the year healthy and remains upright, they should return to being one of the league’s best.

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Top Five NFL Rushing Offenses

1. Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens led the NFL in rushing yards per game at 156.4, 15.3 clear of the second-place Bears. They not only retained Lamar Jackson and a great offensive line, but they added a former MVP candidate and elite running back in Derrick Henry, whose devastating power will be the perfect complement to Jackson’s elusiveness outside of the pocket.

2. San Francisco 49ers

The Niners’ scheme allows them to find success virtually regardless of who is in the backfield, but it does help that they have reigning Offensive Player of the Year Christian McCaffrey. San Fran ranked fourth in rushing YPG (138.3) and will give their star back a ton of opportunities after they locked him up on a two-year extension.

3. Cleveland Browns

The Browns were only 13th in rushing yards but still found success despite dealing with injuries to members of their offensive line and All-Pro back Nick Chubb. With a return to health, the hard-nosed Browns figure to be one of the most menacing ground units in the NFL, particularly in the colder months of the season.

4. Detroit Lions

Just like their passing game, the Lions’ ability to create space and keep defenses unsettled allows them to run the ball to great effect. They averaged 134.3 rushing yards (sixth) in 2023 and returned both David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs, along with offensive coordinator Ben Johnson.

5. Philadelphia Eagles

Philly might not dominate in Week 1, but the addition of Barkley and a healthy Jalen Hurts should nullify the loss of Kelce (to a certain extent). This team dominated the ground two years ago and still ranked ninth in yards per game during a “down” year last year.

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NFL Offense Rankings 2023

Rank TEAM PTS/G YDS/G Passing YDS/G Rushing YDS/G GP
1 Dallas Cowboys 29.9 371.6 258.6 112.9 17
2 Miami Dolphins 29.2 401.3 265.5 135.8 17
3 San Francisco 49ers 28.9 398.4 257.9 140.5 17
4 Baltimore Ravens 28.4 370.4 213.8 156.5 17
5 Detroit Lions 27.1 394.8 258.9 135.9 17
6 Buffalo Bills 26.5 374.5 244.4 130.1 17
7 Philadelphia Eagles 25.5 354.4 225.5 128.8 17
8 Los Angeles Rams 23.8 359.3 239 120.3 17
9 New Orleans Saints 23.6 337.2 234.7 102.5 17
10 Cleveland Browns 23.3 335.9 217.2 118.6 17
11 Indianapolis Colts 23.3 336.8 215.6 121.1 17
12 Green Bay Packers 22.5 345.5 233.4 112.1 17
13 Jacksonville Jaguars 22.2 339.5 242.7 96.8 17
14 Houston Texans 22.2 342.4 245.5 96.9 17
15 Kansas City Chiefs 21.8 351.3 246.4 104.9 17
16 Cincinnati Bengals 21.5 318.9 229.1 89.8 17
17 Seattle Seahawks 21.4 322.9 230 92.9 17
18 Chicago Bears 21.2 323.2 182.1 141.1 17
19 Denver Broncos 21 298.4 191.9 106.5 17
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20.5 313 224.2 88.8 17
21 Los Angeles Chargers 20.4 329.4 232.8 96.6 17
22 Minnesota Vikings 20.2 347.8 256.4 91.4 17
23 Las Vegas Raiders 19.5 289.5 198.8 90.7 17
24 Arizona Cardinals 19.4 324.1 184.9 139.1 17
25 Washington Commanders 19.4 312.8 219.1 93.6 17
26 Atlanta Falcons 18.9 334.3 207.3 127 17
27 Tennessee Titans 17.9 289 180.4 108.6 17
28 Pittsburgh Steelers 17.9 304.3 186.1 118.2 17
29 New York Jets 15.8 268.6 171.7 96.9 17
30 New York Giants 15.6 280 169.8 110.2 17
31 New England Patriots 13.9 276.2 180.5 95.7 17
32 Carolina Panthers 13.9 265.3 161.2 104.1 17
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