Bendability

Final Statistics for the 2012 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
4  ↑ 1New England597233118.04
5  ↓ 1Miami570831718.01
10  ↓ 1Minnesota560034816.09
26  ↓ 3Jacksonville608844413.71
27  ↓ 1Kansas City570442513.42
15  ↓ 3Houston517233115.63
18  ↑ 1Indianapolis598838715.47
31  ↑ 1Detroit545843712.49
11  ↓ 1Green Bay538833616.04
6   ∼ N.Y. Giants613434417.83
17  ↓ 4New Orleans704245415.51
25   ∼ N.Y. Jets517437513.80
29  ↓ 1Oakland567244312.80
32  ↓ 2Philadelphia549144412.37
24  ↑ 3Pittsburgh441331414.05
21   ∼ San Diego522335014.92
7   ∼ San Francisco471027317.25
1  ↑ 1Seattle489924520.00
14  ↑ 2St. Louis548234815.75
8   ∼ Baltimore561534416.32
2  ↓ 1Atlanta584929919.56
9  ↑ 5Denver465228916.10
20   ∼ Arizona540535715.14
19  ↓ 1Tampa Bay607839415.43
12  ↑ 3Cincinnati511532015.98
3   ∼ Chicago505027718.23
16  ↑ 1Washington604338815.57
22   ∼ Carolina532936314.68
30  ↑ 1Tennessee599947112.74
28  ↑ 1Buffalo580643513.35
23  ↑ 1Dallas568740014.22
13  ↓ 2Cleveland582136815.82





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