Bendability

Through Week 12 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
6  ↑ 1New England429224417.59
8  ↓ 2Miami394322617.45
19  ↓ 4Minnesota370324914.87
21   ∼ Jacksonville451530814.66
31   ∼ Kansas City380630112.64
10  ↑ 1Houston351721116.67
23  ↑ 2Indianapolis390527314.30
25  ↑ 3Detroit378228013.51
14  ↓ 2Green Bay382924515.63
5  ↑ 3N.Y. Giants403322617.85
11  ↓ 1New Orleans500330416.46
28  ↓ 4N.Y. Jets389529013.43
32   ∼ Oakland416935611.71
26  ↑ 1Philadelphia380128213.48
27  ↓ 1Pittsburgh282921013.47
15  ↑ 3San Diego368223715.54
1   ∼ San Francisco306215519.75
4   ∼ Seattle340318518.39
20  ↑ 2St. Louis374925414.76
3   ∼ Baltimore410121918.73
7  ↓ 2Atlanta379421617.56
16  ↑ 1Denver339222115.35
13   ∼ Arizona360722715.89
9   ∼ Tampa Bay436825417.20
18  ↑ 1Cincinnati367924714.89
2   ∼ Chicago337717519.30
17  ↓ 1Washington429628515.07
22  ↓ 2Carolina381826514.41
30   ∼ Tennessee431133512.87
29   ∼ Buffalo418631913.12
24  ↓ 1Dallas361726213.81
12  ↑ 2Cleveland398324816.06





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