Bendability

Through Week 10 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
3  ↑ 1New England324917518.57
14   ∼ Miami321420915.38
27  ↑ 2Minnesota359427912.88
31   ∼ Jacksonville350029112.03
1   ∼ Kansas City294211126.50
32   ∼ Houston252024810.16
8  ↓ 5Indianapolis331019317.15
13  ↑ 3Detroit338621615.68
18  ↓ 1Green Bay317521214.98
29  ↑ 1N.Y. Giants296724312.21
7  ↓ 2New Orleans285816317.53
28  ↓ 1N.Y. Jets292723112.67
22  ↓ 2Oakland310922313.94
9  ↑ 2Philadelphia417024417.09
26   ∼ Pittsburgh295721813.56
6   ∼ San Diego354720217.56
4  ↑ 4San Francisco285115518.39
5  ↑ 4Seattle289015918.18
15  ↑ 8St. Louis351823415.03
12  ↑ 1Baltimore308018916.30
25   ∼ Atlanta340925113.58
21   ∼ Denver337423814.18
16  ↓ 1Arizona297519815.03
20  ↓ 2Tampa Bay299720914.34
11  ↓ 1Cincinnati311418616.74
23  ↑ 1Chicago341324713.82
30  ↓ 2Washington349728712.18
2   ∼ Carolina255011522.17
17  ↓ 5Tennessee293619614.98
24  ↓ 2Buffalo355925913.74
10  ↓ 3Dallas439825817.05
19   ∼ Cleveland284119714.42





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