Bendability

Through Week 6 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
11  ↑ 2New England222913716.27
8  ↑ 4Miami217811718.62
12  ↓ 7Minnesota188211716.09
16  ↑ 1Jacksonville212013815.36
32  ↓ 1Kansas City209718311.46
14  ↓ 8Houston180511515.70
29  ↓ 3Indianapolis179514512.38
31  ↑ 1Detroit162013711.82
18  ↓ 2Green Bay204213515.13
6  ↑ 5N.Y. Giants217811419.11
21  ↓ 1New Orleans228015414.81
17  ↑ 6N.Y. Jets215914115.31
25   ∼ Oakland193214813.05
13  ↑ 2Philadelphia198512515.88
26  ↑ 3Pittsburgh147911512.86
20  ↓ 6San Diego203513714.85
9  ↓ 5San Francisco16559417.61
7  ↑ 1Seattle17689319.01
10   ∼ St. Louis186911116.84
3  ↓ 1Baltimore238011820.17
4  ↑ 3Atlanta220311319.50
23  ↓ 2Denver198313814.37
2  ↓ 1Arizona19769720.37
5  ↑ 4Tampa Bay193610119.17
27  ↓ 3Cincinnati206916312.69
1  ↑ 2Chicago14567120.51
22   ∼ Washington250317314.47
19   ∼ Carolina188512515.08
28  ↑ 2Tennessee253120412.41
24  ↑ 3Buffalo257919213.43
30  ↓ 2Dallas142611911.98
15  ↑ 3Cleveland255316315.66





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