Bendability

Through Week 6 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
3  ↓ 1New England20869721.51
11  ↑ 1Miami196511716.79
29  ↓ 6Minnesota209015813.23
30   ∼ Jacksonville230619811.65
1   ∼ Kansas City18386528.28
32   ∼ Houston15171778.57
4   ∼ Indianapolis20269820.67
10  ↑ 4Detroit235914016.85
16  ↑ 1Green Bay185911416.31
31   ∼ N.Y. Giants234820911.23
5  ↓ 2New Orleans202810319.69
27  ↑ 1N.Y. Jets182313513.50
19  ↓ 8Oakland204013215.45
23  ↑ 2Philadelphia252117914.08
28  ↑ 1Pittsburgh155411613.40
12  ↑ 3San Diego229713816.64
17  ↑ 1San Francisco191511816.23
6  ↑ 1Seattle17419418.52
20  ↑ 6St. Louis233215415.14
14  ↑ 5Baltimore211512916.40
25  ↓ 1Atlanta186113413.89
18  ↑ 3Denver244515815.47
13  ↓ 4Arizona210412716.57
8  ↓ 2Tampa Bay175410117.37
9  ↓ 1Cincinnati190611117.17
24  ↑ 3Chicago223816113.90
26  ↓ 10Washington197514313.81
2  ↑ 3Carolina14966822.00
7  ↑ 3Tennessee201011517.48
21  ↑ 1Buffalo237015715.10
15  ↑ 5Dallas247915216.31
22  ↓ 9Cleveland187512515.00





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