Bendability

Through Week 10 of the 2012 Regular Season

About The Bendability Index. Think of Bendability as a way to quantify the phenomenon of the “bend but don’t break defense” and measure how well teams play in “situational football.” Tthe 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. Teams that rank highly in Bendability are typically smart, efficient, well-coached teams.

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

 

RankTeamYdsPtsYPPA
10  ↓ 2New England343920117.11
5  ↓ 2Miami335018618.01
16   ∼ Minnesota340722115.42
22  ↑ 1Jacksonville350224614.24
32   ∼ Kansas City302925611.83
7  ↑ 4Houston253414317.72
15  ↑ 5Indianapolis315520115.70
28  ↓ 2Detroit296722213.36
13   ∼ Green Bay307718716.45
9  ↓ 4N.Y. Giants371621617.20
12   ∼ New Orleans422425616.50
24   ∼ N.Y. Jets313922813.77
31  ↓ 2Oakland337428411.88
25  ↓ 7Philadelphia304222113.76
27  ↑ 3Pittsburgh239117713.51
18  ↓ 4San Diego285319114.94
2   ∼ San Francisco262912720.70
4  ↑ 2Seattle296816118.43
19  ↑ 2St. Louis308521014.69
6  ↑ 1Baltimore351219617.92
3  ↑ 1Atlanta329017418.91
17  ↑ 2Denver285118915.08
11  ↓ 1Arizona288617316.68
8  ↑ 1Tampa Bay361320917.29
26  ↑ 2Cincinnati317723113.75
1   ∼ Chicago276613320.80
20  ↑ 2Washington358124814.44
21  ↓ 4Carolina310421614.37
30  ↑ 1Tennessee399031112.83
29  ↓ 2Buffalo369028512.95
23  ↑ 2Dallas286920414.06
14  ↑ 1Cleveland342121116.21





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