Bendability

Through Week 2 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  ↑ 16New England6043119.48
3  ↑ 1Miami7393024.63
27  ↓ 7Minnesota8806513.54
29   ∼ Jacksonville6324713.45
2  ↓ 1Kansas City4961827.56
31   ∼ Houston511529.83
8  ↓ 3Indianapolis7704118.78
26  ↓ 5Detroit6784913.84
13  ↑ 3Green Bay9165416.96
32   ∼ N.Y. Giants745779.68
5  ↑ 1New Orleans6403120.65
16  ↓ 2N.Y. Jets4823016.07
12  ↑ 15Oakland5223017.40
21  ↓ 2Philadelphia9216015.35
11  ↑ 7Pittsburgh6363617.67
18  ↓ 1San Diego9606115.74
30  ↓ 9San Francisco6755711.84
1  ↑ 1Seattle4601046.00
24  ↓ 13St. Louis7835514.24
25  ↑ 5Baltimore7695513.98
9   ∼ Atlanta8404717.87
20  ↓ 5Denver7695015.38
23  ↑ 1Arizona6884814.33
6  ↑ 4Tampa Bay6753419.85
10  ↑ 15Cincinnati6013417.68
28  ↓ 16Chicago6905113.53
22  ↑ 4Washington10237114.41
4  ↓ 1Carolina8063622.39
14  ↓ 7Tennessee6463916.56
17  ↓ 9Buffalo7394616.07
15  ↓ 2Dallas7914816.48
19  ↑ 9Cleveland5713715.43





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