Bendability

Through Week 11 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
5  ↓ 2New England354919917.83
12  ↑ 2Miami364922516.22
30  ↓ 3Minnesota391732012.24
29  ↑ 2Jacksonville391631812.31
1   ∼ Kansas City336913824.41
32   ∼ Houston286127610.37
11  ↓ 3Indianapolis365022016.59
16  ↓ 3Detroit378425314.96
17  ↑ 1Green Bay350923914.68
25  ↑ 4N.Y. Giants336125613.13
10  ↓ 3New Orleans305418316.69
31  ↓ 3N.Y. Jets324026812.09
21  ↑ 1Oakland350324614.24
6  ↑ 3Philadelphia459726017.68
24  ↑ 2Pittsburgh340824513.91
7  ↓ 1San Diego389022217.52
3  ↑ 1San Francisco323817818.19
4  ↑ 1Seattle322617918.02
15   ∼ St. Louis351823415.03
13  ↓ 1Baltimore339921216.03
26  ↓ 1Atlanta381929213.08
19  ↑ 2Denver371825514.58
14  ↑ 2Arizona324921215.33
20   ∼ Tampa Bay341723714.42
9  ↑ 2Cincinnati344420616.72
23   ∼ Chicago373026713.97
28  ↑ 2Washington389931112.54
2   ∼ Carolina294013521.78
18  ↓ 1Tennessee330222614.61
22  ↑ 2Buffalo382627314.01
8  ↑ 2Dallas439825817.05
27  ↓ 8Cleveland306523812.88





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