Bendability

Through Week 7 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   ∼ New England263216316.15
6  ↑ 2Miami217811718.62
10  ↑ 2Minnesota223813117.08
19  ↓ 3Jacksonville247116415.07
32   ∼ Kansas City209718311.46
15  ↓ 1Houston198112815.48
24  ↑ 5Indianapolis211415813.38
28  ↑ 3Detroit191615012.77
16  ↑ 2Green Bay239615515.46
4  ↑ 2N.Y. Giants265813719.40
17  ↑ 4New Orleans279318215.35
20  ↓ 3N.Y. Jets254017014.94
30  ↓ 5Oakland214117112.52
14  ↓ 1Philadelphia198512515.88
29  ↓ 3Pittsburgh166413212.61
21  ↓ 1San Diego203513714.85
5  ↑ 4San Francisco190610019.06
2  ↑ 5Seattle208110619.63
12  ↓ 2St. Louis227114116.11
9  ↓ 6Baltimore280016117.39
3  ↑ 1Atlanta220311319.50
23   ∼ Denver198313814.37
7  ↓ 5Arizona218511818.52
8  ↓ 3Tampa Bay239413617.60
25  ↑ 2Cincinnati250018713.37
1   ∼ Chicago17967823.03
22   ∼ Washington289620014.48
18  ↑ 1Carolina219714415.26
31  ↓ 3Tennessee291323812.24
27  ↓ 3Buffalo296922713.08
26  ↑ 4Dallas175413313.19
13  ↑ 2Cleveland287418015.97





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