Bendability

Through Week 9 of the 2013 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
4   ∼ New England324917518.57
14  ↑ 3Miami295018715.78
29  ↓ 2Minnesota316125212.54
31   ∼ Jacksonville313826411.89
1   ∼ Kansas City294211126.50
32   ∼ Houston21882219.90
3  ↑ 2Indianapolis293815518.95
16  ↓ 2Detroit304819715.47
17  ↑ 1Green Bay276018514.92
30  ↓ 2N.Y. Giants275422312.35
5  ↓ 2New Orleans266514618.25
27  ↑ 3N.Y. Jets292723112.67
20  ↓ 5Oakland285819914.36
11  ↑ 5Philadelphia377423116.34
26  ↓ 2Pittsburgh273020813.12
6  ↑ 1San Diego315017418.10
8  ↑ 1San Francisco260114517.94
9  ↓ 3Seattle266414917.88
23   ∼ St. Louis311222613.77
13  ↓ 2Baltimore271617215.79
25   ∼ Atlanta291921813.39
21  ↑ 1Denver304521813.97
15  ↓ 2Arizona274017415.75
18  ↑ 1Tampa Bay278419014.65
10   ∼ Cincinnati292516617.62
24  ↑ 2Chicago304922613.49
28  ↑ 1Washington319025312.61
2   ∼ Carolina239910622.63
12   ∼ Tennessee272216716.30
22  ↓ 1Buffalo325923613.81
7  ↑ 1Dallas377320918.05
19  ↑ 1Cleveland284119714.42





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