Through Week 1 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.


6   New England2841321.85
25   Miami3373011.23
14   Minnesota3552315.43
15   Jacksonville3892614.96
31   Kansas City376409.40
2   Houston2751027.50
29   Indianapolis4284110.44
27   Detroit2502310.87
21   Green Bay3773012.57
7   N.Y. Giants4332418.04
23   New Orleans4594011.48
18   N.Y. Jets3902813.93
22   Oakland2582211.73
19   Philadelphia2101613.12
28   Pittsburgh3343110.77
5   San Diego3211422.93
17   San Francisco3242214.73
20   Seattle2532012.65
11   Los Angeles4292715.89
4   Baltimore3221324.77
9   Atlanta3932416.38
16   Denver2841914.95
12   Arizona2541615.88
1   Tampa Bay3011030.10
30   Cincinnati430449.77
8   Chicago3562116.95
26   Washington3583211.19
10   Carolina2581616.12
24   Tennessee3903411.47
32   Buffalo384488.00
13   Dallas2691715.82
3   Cleveland4561726.82

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