Bendability

Through Week 14 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
8  ↑ 3New England484028716.86
11  ↑ 1Miami453327616.42
27   ∼ Minnesota521639513.21
26  ↑ 2Jacksonville497937213.38
1  ↑ 1Kansas City465222420.77
32   ∼ Houston392835011.22
14  ↓ 1Indianapolis483731615.31
18  ↑ 3Detroit461732114.38
17   ∼ Green Bay480232614.73
28  ↓ 2N.Y. Giants438333413.12
9  ↑ 1New Orleans407724316.78
29   ∼ N.Y. Jets438833713.02
23  ↓ 1Oakland463333713.75
5   ∼ Philadelphia517830117.20
19  ↓ 1Pittsburgh445331214.27
6  ↑ 2San Diego497229117.09
3   ∼ San Francisco400421418.71
4   ∼ Seattle373220518.20
16  ↓ 2St. Louis464930815.09
10  ↓ 3Baltimore432726116.58
24  ↑ 1Atlanta493236213.62
20   ∼ Denver486434514.10
13  ↑ 2Arizona405225715.77
15  ↑ 1Tampa Bay444729115.28
7  ↓ 1Cincinnati416724417.08
22  ↑ 1Chicago496036013.78
31  ↓ 1Washington483540711.88
2  ↓ 1Carolina385118820.48
21  ↓ 2Tennessee447031814.06
25  ↓ 1Buffalo449533413.46
12  ↓ 3Dallas554934815.95
30  ↑ 1Cleveland416532412.85





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