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Bendability

Final Statistics for the 2017 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
1   ∼ New England585629619.78
28   ∼ Miami505036313.91
3  ↑ 2Minnesota441525217.52
6   ∼ Jacksonville457826817.08
4   ∼ Kansas City584233917.23
31   ∼ Houston554643612.72
25  ↑ 1Indianapolis587340414.54
20  ↑ 1Detroit569237615.14
26  ↓ 7Green Bay558238414.54
18   ∼ N.Y. Giants597138815.39
9  ↓ 1New Orleans538432616.52
22  ↓ 2N.Y. Jets563638214.75
21  ↑ 1Oakland560337315.02
7  ↑ 5Philadelphia490429516.62
12  ↓ 1Pittsburgh491030815.94
2   ∼ Los Angeles525427219.32
24   ∼ San Francisco562538314.69
14  ↓ 4Seattle517233215.58
8  ↓ 1Los Angeles543832916.53
5  ↓ 2Baltimore520130317.17
10  ↑ 3Atlanta509431516.17
32   ∼ Denver464038212.15
29   ∼ Arizona497536113.78
17  ↓ 2Tampa Bay560136215.47
15  ↓ 1Cincinnati542534915.54
11  ↓ 2Chicago510632015.96
27   ∼ Washington556638814.35
16  ↑ 1Carolina507432715.52
23  ↑ 2Tennessee524835614.74
13  ↑ 3Buffalo568235915.83
19  ↑ 4Dallas508933215.33
30   ∼ Cleveland525041012.80





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