Bendability

Through Week 16 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
5  ↑ 3New England571633117.27
4  ↑ 1Miami526528918.22
9  ↑ 3Minnesota519531416.54
23   ∼ Jacksonville586740614.45
26   ∼ Kansas City521638713.48
12  ↓ 1Houston490730316.19
19  ↑ 5Indianapolis563637115.19
32   ∼ Detroit506941112.33
10   ∼ Green Bay494429916.54
6   ∼ N.Y. Giants581733717.26
13   ∼ New Orleans651241015.88
25  ↓ 3N.Y. Jets484034713.95
28  ↑ 1Oakland546241913.04
30  ↑ 1Philadelphia509440212.67
27   ∼ Pittsburgh409330413.46
21  ↓ 2San Diego495832915.07
7  ↓ 4San Francisco444826017.11
2  ↓ 1Seattle456823219.69
16  ↑ 4St. Louis512032815.61
8  ↓ 1Baltimore542632116.90
1  ↑ 1Atlanta548327719.79
14  ↑ 1Denver453328615.85
20  ↓ 4Arizona499833015.15
18  ↓ 4Tampa Bay580037715.38
15  ↑ 2Cincinnati476330315.72
3  ↑ 1Chicago472325318.67
17  ↑ 1Washington574737015.53
22  ↓ 1Carolina488832515.04
31  ↓ 3Tennessee562445112.47
29  ↑ 1Buffalo547442612.85
24  ↑ 1Dallas532637214.32
11  ↓ 2Cleveland560934416.31





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