Bendability

Through Week 8 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
9  ↑ 2New England295817017.40
3  ↑ 3Miami254112620.17
13  ↓ 3Minnesota265416715.89
21  ↓ 2Jacksonville270918814.41
32   ∼ Kansas City244120911.68
15   ∼ Houston198112815.48
22  ↑ 2Indianapolis245317114.35
27  ↑ 1Detroit228517413.13
12  ↑ 4Green Bay273717016.10
4   ∼ N.Y. Giants309216119.20
16  ↑ 1New Orleans332321615.38
24  ↓ 4N.Y. Jets277620013.88
30   ∼ Oakland244018713.05
17  ↓ 3Philadelphia237715515.34
26  ↑ 3Pittsburgh191914413.33
14  ↑ 7San Diego228514415.87
2  ↑ 3San Francisco217110321.08
6  ↓ 4Seattle249613418.63
18  ↓ 6St. Louis274418614.75
10  ↓ 1Baltimore280016117.39
5  ↓ 2Atlanta247313019.02
19  ↑ 4Denver223515214.70
8  ↓ 1Arizona250214217.62
7  ↑ 1Tampa Bay276315318.06
25   ∼ Cincinnati250018713.37
1   ∼ Chicago221210022.12
23  ↓ 1Washington325122714.32
20  ↓ 2Carolina240716714.41
28  ↑ 3Tennessee337025713.11
29  ↓ 2Buffalo296922713.08
31  ↓ 5Dallas204716212.64
11  ↑ 2Cleveland313918616.88





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