Bendability

Final Statistics for the 2013 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
5   ∼ New England596933817.66
6  ↑ 1Miami575033517.16
27  ↑ 1Minnesota636548013.26
26  ↓ 2Jacksonville607044913.52
2   ∼ Kansas City588530519.30
31  ↑ 1Houston508142811.87
7  ↑ 1Indianapolis571333617.00
16  ↑ 1Detroit554637614.75
21  ↓ 1Green Bay595642813.92
22  ↑ 3N.Y. Giants531638313.88
10  ↑ 1New Orleans489130416.09
23  ↑ 3N.Y. Jets535938713.85
30   ∼ Oakland581945312.85
9   ∼ Philadelphia630738216.51
17  ↑ 2Pittsburgh539537014.58
8  ↓ 2San Diego586434816.85
4   ∼ San Francisco507127218.64
3   ∼ Seattle437823118.95
15  ↓ 1St. Louis552036415.16
14  ↓ 2Baltimore536835215.25
25  ↓ 2Atlanta607044313.70
19  ↓ 1Denver569639914.28
12  ↑ 1Arizona507932415.68
18  ↓ 2Tampa Bay556838914.31
11  ↓ 1Cincinnati488830516.03
28  ↓ 1Chicago631347813.21
32  ↓ 1Washington566547811.85
1   ∼ Carolina482024120.00
20  ↑ 2Tennessee540738114.19
24  ↓ 3Buffalo533438813.75
13  ↑ 2Dallas664543215.38
29   ∼ Cleveland531940613.10





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