As the 2020 NFL season rolls along, teams that are making fewer mistakes are working their way up the standings, and a look at this week’s updated Discipline Index bears that out.
The Discipline Index takes into account penalties, penalty yards and turnovers. Eight of the top nine teams in this week’s Discipline Index have winning records,
The outlier just happens to be the No. 1-ranked team: The Houston Texans. Clearly, the Texans have played a brutal schedule through the first half of the season, but for a team that makes the fewest mistakes in the league to be 1-6, they must be doing a bunch of other things wrong.
Here’s the complete Discipline Index heading into Week 9: