Bendability

Through Week 3 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
12  ↓ 1New England10296416.08
9  ↓ 1Miami11216616.98
14  ↑ 2Minnesota9135915.47
8  ↑ 6Jacksonville12377017.67
32   ∼ Kansas City10439910.54
4  ↓ 3Houston7674218.26
23  ↑ 3Indianapolis10888313.11
31  ↓ 1Detroit10369411.02
18   ∼ Green Bay7835414.50
11  ↑ 12N.Y. Giants10676516.42
19  ↑ 8New Orleans143210214.04
16  ↑ 5N.Y. Jets11027514.69
24   ∼ Oakland11438812.99
27  ↓ 10Philadelphia8276612.53
30  ↓ 11Pittsburgh8747511.65
5  ↓ 3San Diego9175117.98
15  ↓ 2San Francisco9646514.83
3  ↑ 1Seattle8173920.95
21  ↓ 6St. Louis10767813.79
6  ↓ 3Baltimore12046717.97
2  ↑ 8Atlanta10094821.02
25  ↑ 4Denver9957712.92
1  ↑ 4Arizona9484023.70
7  ↓ 1Tampa Bay12026717.94
29  ↓ 1Cincinnati125010212.25
10  ↑ 2Chicago8375016.74
26  ↓ 4Washington128810112.75
17  ↓ 10Carolina11497914.54
28  ↑ 3Tennessee138911312.29
22  ↑ 3Buffalo10467913.24
20   ∼ Dallas7505413.89
13  ↓ 4Cleveland11757515.67





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