I participated in a league once where team defenses were only awarded points when they scored a touchdown, recorded a safety, or picked off a pass.

No yardage bonuses, no total points allowed, no sacks, no fumbles.

The average point total for our defenses that year was like 4. … What’s the point?

Make defenses relevant in your league. Give them points for sacks, interceptions, fumbles, points allowed, yards allowed, touchdowns and safeties.