Bendability

Final Statistics for the 2011 Season

About The Bendability Index: It measures the concept of the "bend but don't break defense."The Bendability Index is not merely a defensive indicator! It is a team-wide measurement of ability to keep opponents off the scoreboard. It takes into account a variety of factors, including proficiency of offense and special teams, field position, red zone defense, and turnover differential, and then spits it all out in an easy-to-understand number. Other measures of defense, and defensive efficiency, look at the defensive unit in a vacuum and do not tell you how all units work together to keep opponents off the scoreboard. 

Bendability =Yards allowed/Points Allowed = Yards Per Point Allowed (YPPA). The higher the number, the more “bendable” the defense.

RankTeamYdsPtsYPPA
2   ∼ New England657734219.23
6   ∼ Miami552431317.65
32   ∼ Minnesota573144912.76
19  ↑ 2Jacksonville500832915.22
16  ↑ 4Kansas City533333815.78
12  ↓ 1Houston457127816.44
28  ↑ 2Indianapolis593543013.80
20  ↓ 4Detroit588138715.20
4  ↓ 1Green Bay658535918.34
21  ↑ 1N.Y. Giants602240015.06
7   ∼ New Orleans589533917.39
29   ∼ N.Y. Jets499336313.75
25  ↓ 2Oakland620143314.32
14  ↑ 4Philadelphia519832815.85
3  ↑ 1Pittsburgh434822719.15
23  ↑ 2San Diego554737714.71
1   ∼ San Francisco493122921.53
10  ↓ 1Seattle531531516.87
26  ↓ 2St. Louis573440714.09
8   ∼ Baltimore462226617.38
18  ↓ 1Atlanta533835015.25
24  ↑ 2Denver572539014.68
13  ↓ 1Arizona568234816.33
31   ∼ Tampa Bay631149412.78
17  ↓ 2Cincinnati506032315.67
11  ↑ 2Chicago560734116.44
22  ↓ 3Washington543736714.81
27  ↑ 1Carolina604242914.08
5   ∼ Tennessee567531717.90
30  ↓ 3Buffalo593843413.68
15  ↓ 1Dallas548834715.82
9  ↑ 1Cleveland531830717.32





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