Through Week 1 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.


23   New England2862113.62
4   Miami2911029.10
20   Minnesota4693413.79
29   Jacksonville2922810.43
1   Kansas City178289.00
31   Houston263289.39
5   Indianapolis3721721.88
21   Detroit3302413.75
16   Green Bay4943414.53
32   N.Y. Giants331369.19
6   New Orleans3671721.59
14   N.Y. Jets2501714.71
27   Oakland2742113.05
19   Philadelphia3822714.15
18   Pittsburgh2291614.31
17   San Diego4493114.48
21   San Francisco3852813.75
2   Seattle253736.14
11   Los Angeles3902416.25
30   Baltimore5104910.41
9   Atlanta4192318.22
15   Denver3932714.56
24   Arizona3662713.56
10   Tampa Bay3041816.89
25   Cincinnati3232413.46
12   Chicago3402116.19
26   Washington4433313.42
3   Carolina3701230.83
7   Tennessee194921.56
8   Buffalo4312318.74
13   Dallas4783115.42
28   Cleveland2752311.96

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