Bendability

Through Week 14 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   ∼ New England489227417.85
9   ∼ Miami458527616.61
13  ↑ 6Minnesota457628616.00
23   ∼ Jacksonville512935914.29
30   ∼ Kansas City454335212.91
12  ↓ 4Houston429026316.31
22   ∼ Indianapolis471232914.32
28  ↓ 1Detroit452934213.24
11  ↑ 2Green Bay457427916.39
5  ↑ 1N.Y. Giants489027018.11
20  ↓ 6New Orleans568037914.99
24  ↑ 1N.Y. Jets432330614.13
32   ∼ Oakland507240212.62
27  ↑ 1Philadelphia453234113.29
29  ↓ 3Pittsburgh341126412.92
16  ↓ 1San Diego436128115.52
1   ∼ San Francisco358218419.47
2  ↑ 1Seattle392220219.42
14  ↑ 3St. Louis436927915.66
6  ↓ 1Baltimore489027317.91
4   ∼ Atlanta470525918.17
15  ↑ 5Denver402225715.65
19  ↓ 9Arizona438929215.03
10  ↑ 2Tampa Bay506830816.45
18   ∼ Cincinnati426428015.23
3  ↓ 1Chicago408421918.65
17  ↓ 1Washington504532915.33
21   ∼ Carolina453531214.54
31   ∼ Tennessee491138612.72
26  ↑ 3Buffalo470735213.37
25  ↓ 1Dallas437631413.94
8  ↑ 3Cleveland472227217.36





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