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Weekly Stat Leaders - Bendability

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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
12   New England4292021.45
11   Miami3671721.59
25   Minnesota3352612.88
30   Jacksonville3903710.54
15   Kansas City4062020.30
4   Houston295932.78
10   Indianapolis3891624.31
7   Detroit2701027.00
29   Green Bay3643410.71
28   N.Y. Giants2572410.71
21   New Orleans5553615.42
31   N.Y. Jets410459.11
24   Oakland2712013.55
26   Philadelphia3442712.74
8   Pittsburgh237926.33
17   Los Angeles3361917.68
9   San Francisco3121226.00
6   Seattle248927.56
22   Los Angeles3852714.26
3   Baltimore3861038.60
19   Atlanta3672315.96
20   Denver2681715.76
13   Arizona2661320.46
13   Cincinnati2661320.46
2   Tampa Bay310744.29
27   Chicago3112910.72
1   Carolina176358.67
18   Washington3322016.60
5   Buffalo255928.33
16   Tennessee3101619.38
32   Dallas380429.05
23   Cleveland3372414.04







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