Bendability

Through Week 3 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
1  ↑ 6New England9273427.26
7  ↓ 4Miami11165321.06
27   ∼ Minnesota12899613.43
28  ↑ 1Jacksonville11119212.08
1  ↑ 1Kansas City9273427.26
32  ↓ 1Houston747829.11
6  ↑ 2Indianapolis10244821.33
15  ↑ 11Detroit10986915.91
25  ↓ 12Green Bay12138813.78
31  ↑ 1N.Y. Giants11471159.97
5   ∼ New Orleans8873823.34
13  ↑ 3N.Y. Jets8105016.20
16  ↓ 4Oakland10586715.79
20  ↑ 1Philadelphia13158615.29
30  ↓ 19Pittsburgh8947611.76
10  ↑ 8San Diego14128117.43
29  ↑ 1San Francisco10118412.04
3  ↓ 2Seattle7252726.85
26  ↓ 2St. Louis11798613.71
14  ↑ 11Baltimore10336416.14
21  ↓ 12Atlanta11257415.20
17  ↑ 3Denver11117115.65
23   ∼ Arizona11117914.06
9  ↓ 3Tampa Bay10335718.12
18  ↓ 8Cincinnati10006415.62
19  ↑ 9Chicago11497415.53
22   ∼ Washington14649814.94
4   ∼ Carolina9563626.56
12  ↑ 2Tennessee9235616.48
11  ↑ 6Buffalo12527317.15
8  ↑ 7Dallas10235518.60
24  ↓ 5Cleveland9006414.06





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