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Bendability

Through Week 6 of the 2017 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
11  ↑ 4New England264415916.63
3  ↑ 3Miami15778418.77
5  ↑ 6Minnesota177310317.21
6  ↓ 4Jacksonville187011017.00
4  ↑ 8Kansas City226913017.45
28  ↑ 1Houston186314712.67
29  ↓ 1Indianapolis246019512.62
24  ↓ 16Detroit203114913.63
20  ↑ 1Green Bay195713514.50
7  ↑ 12N.Y. Giants223113216.90
15  ↓ 12New Orleans184611615.91
12  ↓ 2N.Y. Jets214813016.52
10  ↑ 3Oakland209912616.66
8  ↓ 1Philadelphia203512216.68
14  ↑ 2Pittsburgh163210216.00
17   ∼ Los Angeles203113115.50
18   ∼ San Francisco225114615.42
2  ↑ 3Seattle16508718.97
19  ↑ 4Los Angeles210113815.22
13  ↓ 4Baltimore198512416.01
21  ↑ 1Atlanta156210914.33
25  ↓ 1Denver13099713.49
26   ∼ Arizona204415812.94
9  ↓ 5Tampa Bay201712116.67
16  ↓ 2Cincinnati13148315.83
31  ↓ 1Chicago181614812.27
22  ↑ 3Washington158011313.98
23  ↓ 3Carolina168012213.77
30  ↑ 2Tennessee202216412.33
1   ∼ Buffalo16127421.78
27   ∼ Dallas169913212.87
32  ↓ 1Cleveland186415711.87





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