Bendability

Through Week 12 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
7  ↓ 2New England396123017.22
12   ∼ Miami394424516.10
28  ↑ 2Minnesota441134612.75
27  ↑ 2Jacksonville413432412.76
2  ↓ 1Kansas City386017921.56
32   ∼ Houston319428911.05
14  ↓ 3Indianapolis406026015.62
21  ↓ 5Detroit401327714.49
16  ↑ 1Green Bay395626514.93
26  ↓ 1N.Y. Giants367228013.11
6  ↑ 4New Orleans340919617.39
31   ∼ N.Y. Jets355228712.38
20  ↑ 1Oakland392926914.61
5  ↑ 1Philadelphia459726017.68
19  ↑ 5Pittsburgh377525614.75
11  ↓ 4San Diego428526016.48
3   ∼ San Francisco342818418.63
4   ∼ Seattle322617918.02
15   ∼ St. Louis394225515.46
9  ↑ 4Baltimore361921516.83
24  ↑ 2Atlanta419330913.57
22  ↓ 3Denver415828914.39
13  ↑ 1Arizona348822315.64
18  ↑ 2Tampa Bay380725814.76
10  ↓ 1Cincinnati344420616.72
25  ↓ 2Chicago413630913.39
30  ↓ 2Washington420333812.43
1  ↑ 1Carolina327215121.67
17  ↑ 1Tennessee365524514.92
23  ↓ 1Buffalo382627314.01
8   ∼ Dallas475427917.04
29  ↓ 2Cleveland336726512.71





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