Bendability

Through Week 7 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  ↓ 1New England246912719.44
15  ↓ 4Miami223314015.95
28  ↑ 1Minnesota234718112.97
30   ∼ Jacksonville274022212.34
1   ∼ Kansas City21328126.32
32   ∼ Houston18741949.66
5  ↓ 1Indianapolis245513118.74
11  ↓ 1Detroit278016716.65
12  ↑ 4Green Bay207512716.34
31   ∼ N.Y. Giants255421611.82
3  ↑ 2New Orleans202810319.69
27   ∼ N.Y. Jets211816213.07
17  ↑ 2Oakland204013215.45
20  ↑ 3Philadelphia288919614.74
25  ↑ 3Pittsburgh184113213.95
6  ↑ 6San Diego265014418.40
10  ↑ 7San Francisco228313516.91
9  ↓ 3Seattle197511617.03
22  ↓ 2St. Louis261418414.21
13  ↑ 1Baltimore240114816.22
24  ↑ 1Atlanta219815714.00
23  ↓ 5Denver277919714.11
18  ↓ 5Arizona244816115.20
16  ↓ 8Tampa Bay204513215.49
8  ↑ 1Cincinnati234013517.33
26  ↓ 2Chicago273720613.29
29  ↓ 3Washington233418412.68
2   ∼ Carolina18138321.84
14  ↓ 7Tennessee235914616.16
19  ↑ 2Buffalo266317814.96
7  ↑ 8Dallas275715517.79
21  ↑ 1Cleveland223215614.31





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