Bendability

Through Week 8 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   ∼ New England277014419.24
17  ↓ 2Miami248516714.88
27  ↑ 1Minnesota281122512.49
31  ↓ 1Jacksonville313826411.89
1   ∼ Kansas City24729825.22
32   ∼ Houston18741949.66
5   ∼ Indianapolis245513118.74
14  ↓ 3Detroit304819715.47
18  ↓ 6Green Bay231815814.67
28  ↑ 3N.Y. Giants275422312.35
3   ∼ New Orleans232712019.39
30  ↓ 3N.Y. Jets252021111.94
15  ↑ 2Oakland231615015.44
16  ↑ 4Philadelphia321421115.23
24  ↑ 1Pittsburgh212015313.86
7  ↓ 1San Diego265014418.40
9  ↑ 1San Francisco260114517.94
6  ↑ 3Seattle231412518.51
23  ↓ 1St. Louis274919813.88
11  ↑ 2Baltimore240114816.22
25  ↓ 1Atlanta254618413.84
22  ↑ 1Denver304521813.97
13  ↑ 5Arizona274017415.75
19  ↓ 3Tampa Bay236916314.53
10  ↓ 2Cincinnati258014417.92
26   ∼ Chicago273720613.29
29   ∼ Washington278022912.14
2   ∼ Carolina21109621.98
12  ↑ 2Tennessee235914616.16
21  ↓ 2Buffalo304921314.31
8  ↓ 1Dallas338018618.17
20  ↑ 1Cleveland256317914.32





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