They surrendered 400 points for only the fifth time in franchise history and finished 29th in the league in points allowed.
They have finished 27th or higher in that category three of the past four years under DC Perry Fewell.
Still, there were some positives. Several players gave their all this season, most notably the five candidates below.
Here are the candidates for this year's Defensive MVP:
- LB Jameel McClain (116 total tackles)
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul (12.5 sacks, 3 FR)
- S Antrel Rolle (87 tackles, 3 INT)
- DT Jon Hankins (51 tackles, 7 sacks)
- CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (38 tackles, 2 INT)