Bendability

Through Week 4 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
4  ↓ 3New England13845724.28
10  ↓ 3Miami15819117.37
22  ↑ 5Minnesota172312314.01
29  ↓ 1Jacksonville154812912.00
1   ∼ Kansas City12254129.88
32   ∼ Houston10171059.69
5  ↑ 1Indianapolis12295124.10
21  ↓ 6Detroit151510115.00
23  ↑ 2Green Bay12138813.78
31   ∼ N.Y. Giants153714610.53
6  ↓ 1New Orleans12185522.15
26  ↓ 13N.Y. Jets11328812.86
18  ↓ 2Oakland13979115.35
25  ↓ 5Philadelphia178713812.95
30   ∼ Pittsburgh128711011.70
13  ↓ 3San Diego173110216.97
28  ↑ 1San Francisco11999512.62
3   ∼ Seattle12014725.55
27  ↓ 1St. Louis154912112.80
16  ↓ 2Baltimore13838715.90
20  ↑ 1Atlanta157310415.12
12  ↑ 5Denver15619117.15
19  ↑ 4Arizona13648915.33
7  ↑ 2Tampa Bay13297018.99
15  ↑ 3Cincinnati13368116.49
24  ↓ 5Chicago153611413.47
17  ↑ 5Washington176211215.73
2  ↑ 2Carolina9563626.56
8  ↑ 4Tennessee12536918.16
11   ∼ Buffalo15979317.17
9  ↓ 1Dallas15298517.99
14  ↑ 10Cleveland11667016.66





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