The majority of defenses could not live up to expectations in Week 9 of the 2022 NFL season. One of the highest-scoring weeks in recent history, it began with the Philadelphia Eagles continuing their unbeaten run with a 29-17 win over the Houston Texans on Thursday Night Football on November 3. While teams put up robust attacking performances, the defenses largely failed to contain the plays.

The New England Patriots and the Arizona Cardinals were some of the sides who put up inspiring defenses in Week 9. Here are the top defenses in Week 9 of the 2022 NFL season.

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New England Patriots

The New England Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts 26-3 on Sunday, November 6, in Week 9 of the 2022 NFL season. The Patriots allowed only 3 points while registering 9 sacks, 1 interception, 1 touchdown and 1 block kick.

Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions beat the Green Bay Packers 15-9 on Sunday, November 6 at home. The Lions allowed 9 points, 1 sack and 3 interceptions in the game.

New York Jets

The New York Jets beat the Buffalo Bills 20-17 on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. They allowed 17 points and registered a whopping 5 sacks and 2 interceptions in the game.

Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals continued their inspiring defensive performance from the previous week but were beaten 21-31 by the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, November 6. They allowed 31 points but also registered 2 sacks, 1 interception and 1 touchdown in the game.

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Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins were one of the best-performing defensive sides in Week 9. They beat the Chicago Bears 35-32 away. They allowed 32 points and finished the game with 2 sacks, 1 touchdown and 1 block kick.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were one of the most entertaining teams to watch in Week 9. They beat the Los Angeles Rams 16-13 at home on Sunday. The Buccs allowed 13 points and registered 4 sacks in the game.