Thursday, March 30, 2017

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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AIKMAN RATINGS
Thru Week 9

 
 
The Cowboys took one lead and lost another in the calculation of the Aikman Ratings after Week 9.  
 
Dallas displaced idle Arizona and opened up a 3.2-point lead in the Aikman Combined Ratings while upping its record to 7-1 with a victory at Cleveland.
 
But in Aikman Offense, the surging Saints scored 41 points in a turnover-free romp at San Francisco and saw their Aikman Offense Rating surge past the Cowboys to the top at 97.2.  The Cowboys are 2nd, with the Falcons, Raiders and Patriots rounding out the top 5.    
 
In Aikman Defense, the idle Cardinals remained on top at 79.7.  The leading teams are tightly bunched on defense, with the Ravens jumping four spots to second after defeating Pittsburgh and holding the Steelers to 14 points.
 
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In general in 2016, the top teams in yards gained, the NFL’s preferred method of ranking offense, are also near the top of the Aikman Offense Ratings.  One exception is Washington, as the Redskins are 4th in yards gained, but 14th in the Aikmans.  The big problem for the Skins has been their red-zone performance, where they have only scored 3.97 points per red-zone opportunity, which ranks 30th in the NFL.  The Redskins have also turned the ball over more than most of the top teams.
 
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It was a particularly bad week for teams that gained more yards than their opponents, as only five of the 13 teams with more prolific yardage totals won their games.  For the year, only 60.3% of teams with more yards are winning games, even lower than the traditional number in the upper 60s.  

 
 
 
 
Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 9, 2016
 
                                 --------- Aikman --------       ------- NFL --------
Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined
   1     7-1    Cowboys            166.6     96.6     70.0         3     10     13  
   2     3-4-1  Cardinals          163.4     83.7     79.7        10      1     11  
   3     7-1    Patriots           162.6     93.0     69.6         7     15     22  
   4     4-4    Saints             161.8     97.2     64.6         1     30     31  
   5     7-2    Raiders            161.6     94.5     67.0         5     27     32  
   6     4-5    Titans             159.0     92.6     66.4         8     16     24  
   7     4-5    Bills              158.6     90.6     68.0        18     13     31  
   8     4-4    Eagles             157.6     79.7     77.9        25      6     31  
   9     4-4    Packers            156.1     87.3     68.8        16      7     23  
  10     5-2-1  Seahawks           154.4     79.9     74.5        26      9     35  
  11     4-4    Steelers           152.5     82.6     69.9        12     24     36  
  12     6-2    Chiefs             152.4     78.7     73.8        19     21     40  
  13     6-3    Broncos            152.4     77.9     74.5        28      4     32  
  14     3-5    Panthers           152.0     83.0     69.0        11     18     29  
  15     6-3    Falcons            151.9     96.2     55.7         2     26     28  
  16     4-4    Ravens             149.8     71.5     78.3        27      2     29  
  17     3-4-1  Bengals            149.8     85.4     64.4         6     25     31  
  18     4-5    Chargers           149.2     82.6     66.7         9     19     28  
  19     5-3    Vikings            149.0     72.3     76.7        32      3     35  
  20     5-4    Lions              148.4     88.8     59.6        24     20     44  
  21     4-5    Colts              148.0     89.2     58.8        13     29     42  
  22     2-6    Bears              146.4     77.5     68.9        15     12     27  
  23     4-4    Dolphins           146.2     78.2     68.0        21     17     38  
  24     5-3    Giants             144.7     72.2     72.5        22     23     45  
  25     4-3-1  Redskins           144.6     82.8     61.8         4     22     26  
  26     3-5    Buccaneers         142.3     81.9     60.4        14     28     42  
  27     5-3    Texans             141.7     72.5     69.2        30      5     35  
  28     3-5    Rams               140.9     71.9     69.0        31      8     39  
  29     3-6    Jets               138.0     71.9     66.1        23     14     37  
  30     2-6    Jaguars            137.6     74.6     63.0        17     11     28  
  31     0-9    Browns             132.3     80.7     51.6        20     31     51  
  32     1-7    49ers              130.6     76.2     54.3        29     32     61  
 
 
 
Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 9, 2016
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       1      Saints              97.2
   2       3      Cowboys             96.6
   3       2      Falcons             96.2
   4       5      Raiders             94.5
   5       7      Patriots            93.0
   6       8      Titans              92.6
   7      18      Bills               90.6
   8      13      Colts               89.2
   9      24      Lions               88.8
  10      16      Packers             87.3
  11       6      Bengals             85.4
  12      10      Cardinals           83.7
  13      11      Panthers            83.0
  14       4      Redskins            82.8
  15      12      Steelers            82.6
  16       9      Chargers            82.6
  17      14      Buccaneers          81.9
  18      20      Browns              80.7
  19      26      Seahawks            79.9
  20      25      Eagles              79.7
  21      19      Chiefs              78.7
  22      21      Dolphins            78.2
  23      28      Broncos             77.9
  24      15      Bears               77.5
  25      29      49ers               76.2
  26      17      Jaguars             74.6
  27      30      Texans              72.5
  28      32      Vikings             72.3
  29      22      Giants              72.2
  30      31      Rams                71.9
  31      23      Jets                71.9
  32      27      Ravens              71.5
 
NFL Average                           82.8
 
 
 
Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 9, 2016
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       1      Cardinals           79.7
   2       2      Ravens              78.3
   3       6      Eagles              77.9
   4       3      Vikings             76.7
   5       4      Broncos             74.5
   6       9      Seahawks            74.5
   7      21      Chiefs              73.8
   8      23      Giants              72.5
   9      10      Cowboys             70.0
  10      24      Steelers            69.9
  11      15      Patriots            69.6
  12       5      Texans              69.2
  13      18      Panthers            69.0
  14       8      Rams                69.0
  15      12      Bears               68.9
  16       7      Packers             68.8
  17      17      Dolphins            68.0
  18      13      Bills               68.0
  19      27      Raiders             67.0
  20      19      Chargers            66.7
  21      16      Titans              66.4
  22      14      Jets                66.1
  23      30      Saints              64.6
  24      25      Bengals             64.4
  25      11      Jaguars             63.0
  26      22      Redskins            61.8
  27      28      Buccaneers          60.4
  28      20      Lions               59.6
  29      29      Colts               58.8
  30      26      Falcons             55.7
  31      32      49ers               54.3
  32      31      Browns              51.6
 
NFL Average                           67.2
 
 
 
Ratings Courtesy of STATS

 
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