Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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AIKMAN RATINGS
Thru Week 6

 
After a three-week run atop the Aikman Combined Ratings compiled by STATS, the Eagles fell to 5th through Week 6 following a less-than-stellar performance against the Redskins on Sunday.
 
The team that replaced them is something of a surprise.
 
It is the Bills, winners of their last four games by an average of 17.8 points per game, jumping up from 5th place with an overwhelming victory over the 49ers.  Buffalo is 5th in Aikman Offense (22nd in the NFL’s yards-only rating) and 3rd in Aikman Defense.  
 
The rise of the Bills on offense is spurred by the NFL’s best rushing attack on a yards-per-carry basis (a whopping 5.61 yards per rush), only four turnovers and outstanding performance in the red zone.  Conversely, the Bills have the NFL’s best red-zone defense, allowing only 3.67 points per opportunity.
 
The Cowboys remain in 2nd in the Aikman Combined and are also ahead in Aikman Offense for the second straight week.
 
By stifling the Jets on Monday night, the Cardinals jumped all the way from 15th to 3rd in the Aikman Combined, 1.0 ahead of the Seahawks, who took over the lead in Aikman Defense from the Eagles.
 
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We note that the Titans are a surprising 7th in the Aikman Combined, two spots ahead of a 5-1 Patriots team and just one behind the undefeated Steelers.  
 
Tennessee has been relatively balanced on offense and defense in both the Aikmans and the NFL’s rankings, ranking in the top 11 in all measurements.  While the Patriots have a strong offense, it has not been as efficient as in some years and the defense is league average.

 
 
 
Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 6, 2016
 
                                 --------- Aikman --------       ------- NFL --------
Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined
   1     4-2    Bills              171.3     91.0     80.4        22     12     34  
   2     5-1    Cowboys            164.9     96.1     68.9         3     16     19  
   3     3-3    Cardinals          164.1     86.0     78.1        10      4.5   14.5
   4     4-1    Seahawks           163.1     82.0     81.0        16      1     17  
   5     3-2    Eagles             162.1     86.2     76.0        21      6     27  
   6     5-0    Vikings            160.5     80.1     80.4        30      2     32  
   7     3-3    Titans             159.6     87.5     72.1        11      9     20  
   8     4-2    Steelers           159.0     90.3     68.8         9     28     37  
   9     5-1    Patriots           156.6     89.2     67.4         5.5   13     18.5
  10     4-2    Broncos            156.4     80.5     75.9        28      4.5   32.5
  11     4-2    Raiders            156.2     93.4     62.8         8     32     40  
  12     3-2    Chiefs             156.0     79.2     76.9        17     14     31  
  13     2-3    Saints             154.1     95.7     58.4         2     31     33  
  14     3-3    Ravens             154.1     77.4     76.6        20      3     23  
  15     3-2    Packers            153.4     81.7     71.6        25     10     35  
  16     1-5    Panthers           152.8     85.0     67.8         4     22     26  
  17     4-2    Falcons            151.1     93.2     58.0         1     24     25  
  18     2-4    Colts              150.1     90.3     59.8        13.5   30     43.5
  19     4-2    Redskins           147.7     82.6     65.1         5.5   21     26.5
  20     1-5    Bears              145.2     77.5     67.7         7     11     18  
  21     4-2    Texans             145.2     73.9     71.3        27      7     34  
  22     2-4    Chargers           144.6     79.9     64.8        15     18     33  
  23     3-3    Lions              142.4     89.8     52.6        18     25     43  
  24     2-4    Bengals            141.3     78.2     63.1        12     15     27  
  25     3-3    Rams               140.4     75.1     65.4        31     17     48  
  26     3-3    Giants             140.1     72.8     67.3        13.5   19     32.5
  27     2-4    Dolphins           140.0     73.9     66.0        24     26     50  
  28     1-5    49ers              137.8     79.1     58.7        32     27     59  
  29     2-3    Jaguars            137.8     73.0     64.7        29      8     37  
  30     2-3    Buccaneers         136.4     71.6     64.7        23     20     43  
  31     0-6    Browns             134.6     79.2     55.4        19     29     48  
  32     1-5    Jets               128.0     66.9     61.1        26     23     49  
 
 
 
Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 6, 2016
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       3      Cowboys             96.1
   2       2      Saints              95.7
   3       8      Raiders             93.4
   4       1      Falcons             93.2
   5      22      Bills               91.0
   6      13.5    Colts               90.3
   7       9      Steelers            90.3
   8      18      Lions               89.8
   9       5.5    Patriots            89.2
  10      11      Titans              87.5
  11      21      Eagles              86.2
  12      10      Cardinals           86.0
  13       4      Panthers            85.0
  14       5.5    Redskins            82.6
  15      16      Seahawks            82.0
  16      25      Packers             81.7
  17      28      Broncos             80.5
  18      30      Vikings             80.1
  19      15      Chargers            79.9
  20      17      Chiefs              79.2
  21      19      Browns              79.2
  22      32      49ers               79.1
  23      12      Bengals             78.2
  24       7      Bears               77.5
  25      20      Ravens              77.4
  26      31      Rams                75.1
  27      24      Dolphins            73.9
  28      27      Texans              73.9
  29      29      Jaguars             73.0
  30      13.5    Giants              72.8
  31      23      Buccaneers          71.6
  32      26      Jets                66.9
 
NFL Average                           82.4
 
 
 
Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 6, 2016
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       1      Seahawks            81.0
   2       2      Vikings             80.4
   3      12      Bills               80.4
   4       4.5    Cardinals           78.1
   5      14      Chiefs              76.9
   6       3      Ravens              76.6
   7       6      Eagles              76.0
   8       4.5    Broncos             75.9
   9       9      Titans              72.1
  10      10      Packers             71.6
  11       7      Texans              71.3
  12      16      Cowboys             68.9
  13      28      Steelers            68.8
  14      22      Panthers            67.8
  15      11      Bears               67.7
  16      13      Patriots            67.4
  17      19      Giants              67.3
  18      26      Dolphins            66.0
  19      17      Rams                65.4
  20      21      Redskins            65.1
  21      18      Chargers            64.8
  22       8      Jaguars             64.7
  23      20      Buccaneers          64.7
  24      15      Bengals             63.1
  25      32      Raiders             62.8
  26      23      Jets                61.1
  27      30      Colts               59.8
  28      27      49ers               58.7
  29      31      Saints              58.4
  30      24      Falcons             58.0
  31      29      Browns              55.4
  32      25      Lions               52.6
 
NFL Average                           67.6
 
 
 
Ratings Courtesy of STATS
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