Bendability

Through Week 4 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
14  ↓ 2New England14679215.95
15  ↓ 6Miami14189015.76
10  ↑ 4Minnesota12547217.42
12  ↓ 4Jacksonville16199716.69
32   ∼ Kansas City13361369.82
2  ↑ 2Houston10925619.50
25  ↓ 2Indianapolis10888313.11
31   ∼ Detroit126311411.08
16  ↑ 2Green Bay12578115.52
9  ↑ 2N.Y. Giants14898417.73
21  ↓ 2New Orleans185313014.25
22  ↓ 6N.Y. Jets148310913.61
24   ∼ Oakland164612513.17
20  ↑ 7Philadelphia11938314.37
29  ↑ 1Pittsburgh8747511.65
8  ↓ 3San Diego12667117.83
11  ↑ 4San Francisco11096517.06
3   ∼ Seattle11035819.02
17  ↑ 4St. Louis13959115.33
4  ↑ 2Baltimore15618318.81
6  ↓ 4Atlanta14137618.59
18  ↑ 7Denver12328314.84
1   ∼ Arizona14286123.41
7   ∼ Tampa Bay16769118.42
26  ↑ 3Cincinnati146211213.05
5  ↑ 5Chicago12676818.63
23  ↑ 3Washington166112313.50
19  ↓ 2Carolina157510914.45
30  ↓ 2Tennessee168615111.17
28  ↓ 6Buffalo162613112.41
27  ↓ 7Dallas11108812.61
13   ∼ Cleveland16139816.46





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