Bendability

Through Week 11 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
7  ↑ 3New England388722517.28
6  ↓ 1Miami363120517.71
15  ↑ 1Minnesota340722115.42
21  ↑ 1Jacksonville415528914.38
31  ↑ 1Kansas City343828412.11
11  ↓ 4Houston299218016.62
25  ↓ 10Indianapolis360126013.85
28   ∼ Detroit328124613.34
12  ↑ 1Green Bay343920716.61
8  ↑ 1N.Y. Giants371621617.20
10  ↑ 2New Orleans462827316.95
24   ∼ N.Y. Jets342024114.19
32  ↓ 1Oakland375432211.66
27  ↓ 2Philadelphia340325213.50
26  ↑ 1Pittsburgh259119013.64
18   ∼ San Diego323922114.66
1  ↑ 1San Francisco277213420.69
4   ∼ Seattle296816118.43
22  ↓ 3St. Louis337423714.24
3  ↑ 3Baltimore382120618.55
5  ↓ 2Atlanta346819317.97
17   ∼ Denver312821214.75
13  ↓ 2Arizona324019616.53
9  ↓ 1Tampa Bay394423017.15
19  ↑ 7Cincinnati346123714.60
2  ↓ 1Chicago311916518.90
16  ↑ 4Washington383825415.11
20  ↑ 1Carolina350724314.43
30   ∼ Tennessee399031112.83
29   ∼ Buffalo387429912.96
23   ∼ Dallas318022414.20
14   ∼ Cleveland374123415.99





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