Bendability

Through Week 5 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
2  ↑ 2New England17257024.64
12  ↓ 2Miami196511716.79
23  ↓ 1Minnesota172312314.01
30  ↓ 1Jacksonville189916311.65
1   ∼ Kansas City15645826.97
32   ∼ Houston13011399.36
4  ↑ 1Indianapolis16527920.91
14  ↑ 7Detroit196412315.97
17  ↑ 6Green Bay14999715.45
31   ∼ N.Y. Giants197618210.86
3  ↑ 3New Orleans16527322.63
28  ↓ 2N.Y. Jets149511612.89
11  ↑ 7Oakland182410816.89
25   ∼ Philadelphia217015913.65
29  ↑ 1Pittsburgh128711011.70
15  ↓ 2San Diego203012915.74
18  ↑ 10San Francisco15129815.43
7  ↓ 4Seattle15188118.74
26  ↑ 1St. Louis191214113.56
19  ↓ 3Baltimore167711015.25
24  ↓ 4Atlanta186113413.89
21  ↓ 9Denver208313914.99
9  ↑ 10Arizona17179518.07
6  ↑ 1Tampa Bay13297018.99
8  ↑ 7Cincinnati15848718.21
27  ↓ 3Chicago188314013.45
16  ↑ 1Washington176211215.73
5  ↓ 3Carolina12065820.79
10  ↓ 2Tennessee16069516.91
22  ↓ 11Buffalo188713014.52
20  ↓ 11Dallas204613615.04
13  ↑ 1Cleveland15099416.05





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