Bendability

Through Week 16 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  ↑ 3New England557631817.53
7   ∼ Miami537631517.07
28  ↓ 2Minnesota612046713.10
24  ↑ 1Jacksonville569141913.58
2  ↓ 1Kansas City548027819.71
32   ∼ Houston477041211.58
8  ↑ 4Indianapolis536332616.45
17  ↑ 1Detroit520136214.37
20  ↓ 3Green Bay561140014.03
25  ↑ 2N.Y. Giants506537713.44
11  ↓ 1New Orleans460128716.03
26  ↑ 2N.Y. Jets506338013.32
30  ↓ 1Oakland536141912.79
9  ↑ 2Philadelphia589036016.36
19   ∼ Pittsburgh510236314.06
6  ↓ 1San Diego553232417.07
4   ∼ San Francisco458925218.21
3   ∼ Seattle422022219.01
14  ↓ 1St. Louis525133715.58
12  ↓ 6Baltimore497631815.65
23  ↓ 2Atlanta578742213.71
18  ↑ 2Denver544138514.13
13  ↑ 2Arizona470430115.63
16   ∼ Tampa Bay510034714.70
10  ↓ 1Cincinnati466628816.20
27  ↓ 4Chicago584044513.12
31   ∼ Washington538745811.76
1  ↑ 1Carolina451322120.42
22  ↑ 2Tennessee511937113.80
21  ↑ 1Buffalo495235413.99
15  ↓ 1Dallas627940815.39
29  ↑ 1Cleveland502738613.02





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