Bendability

Through Week 13 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
11  ↓ 4New England434626116.65
12   ∼ Miami412124816.62
27  ↑ 1Minnesota489136613.36
28  ↓ 1Jacksonville457335212.99
2   ∼ Kansas City439521420.54
32   ∼ Houston364732311.29
13  ↑ 1Indianapolis440727416.08
21   ∼ Detroit413928714.42
17  ↓ 1Green Bay451730514.81
26   ∼ N.Y. Giants399529713.45
10  ↓ 4New Orleans383823016.69
29  ↑ 2N.Y. Jets400531012.92
22  ↓ 2Oakland428130014.27
5   ∼ Philadelphia494728117.60
18  ↑ 1Pittsburgh408627814.70
8  ↑ 3San Diego463927716.75
3   ∼ San Francisco374019718.98
4   ∼ Seattle341418618.35
14  ↑ 1St. Louis428027815.40
7  ↑ 2Baltimore394823516.80
25  ↓ 1Atlanta459834013.52
20  ↑ 2Denver461031714.54
15  ↓ 2Arizona379524715.36
16  ↑ 2Tampa Bay423328514.85
6  ↑ 4Cincinnati377821617.49
23  ↑ 2Chicago463233213.95
30   ∼ Washington448936212.40
1   ∼ Carolina347815722.15
19  ↓ 2Tennessee391926714.68
24  ↓ 1Buffalo424930713.84
9  ↓ 1Dallas505930316.70
31  ↓ 2Cleveland368129712.39





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