Thursday, March 30, 2017

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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AIKMAN RATINGS
Thru Week 11

 
It has taken awhile to sort out this way, but the teams with the three best records in the NFL – the Cowboys, Patriots and Raiders – are now aligned 1-2-3 atop this week’s Aikman Combined Ratings.  It is the 3rd straight week that Dallas has led the Aikman Combined.
 
After that, the close competition of the rest of the NFL this season is shown as the next six teams on the list do not have winning records down to the 7-2-1 Seahawks, who show up in 10th place.
 
The Cowboys are thriving thanks to an attack that has them atop the Aikman Offense Ratings for the 2nd straight week and for the 6th time in seven weeks.  They are one of six teams that are above the once-elite number of 90.
 
Another sign of the continued growth of offense in the NFL is that for the second time this year the leader in Aikman Defense is below 80.  The Cardinals at 78.2 are now first, replacing the Ravens, who were blitzed by the Cowboys.  The Aikman Ratings were first conceived in 2005 around historical averages of the seven measured categories to be 75.0 on both sides of the ball.  But in 2016, Aikman Offense ratings have soared to an average of 82.6 while the average for Aikman Defense is 67.4.  Only four defenses - the Cardinals, Ravens, Eagles and Vikings - are performing above the league average level of just a decade ago.

 
 
 
Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 11, 2016
 
                                 --------- Aikman --------       ------- NFL --------
Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined
   1     9-1    Cowboys            162.9     97.0     66.0         4     13     17  
   2     8-2    Patriots           160.5     93.1     67.4         6     17     23  
   3     8-2    Raiders            160.1     92.2     67.8         5     29     34  
   4     5-6    Titans             159.9     93.4     66.6         7     20     27  
   5     4-5-1  Cardinals          159.9     81.7     78.2         9      1     10  
   6     4-6    Saints             159.2     93.2     66.1         1     27     28  
   7     5-5    Eagles             157.4     80.7     76.8        19      8     27  
   8     5-5    Bills              157.4     89.3     68.1        18     12     30  
   9     5-5    Steelers           156.2     85.3     70.9        12     22     34  
  10     7-2-1  Seahawks           155.6     82.6     73.0        16      9     25  
  11     4-6    Panthers           154.0     82.6     71.4        15     15     30  
  12     5-5    Ravens             152.6     75.2     77.4        22      2     24  
  13     7-3    Broncos            152.1     77.8     74.3        27      4     31  
  14     7-3    Chiefs             149.9     76.9     73.0        24     25     49  
  15     6-3-1  Redskins           149.6     87.0     62.6         2     23     25  
  16     6-4    Falcons            149.6     93.6     56.0         3     28     31  
  17     5-5    Colts              149.4     89.3     60.1        14     30     44  
  18     6-4    Dolphins           149.4     79.1     70.3        26     14     40  
  19     6-4    Vikings            149.1     73.7     75.4        32      3     35  
  20     7-3    Giants             149.0     76.7     72.3        20     16     36  
  21     3-6-1  Bengals            148.8     84.1     64.7        10     24     34  
  22     4-6    Chargers           148.1     82.0     66.1         8     21     29  
  23     6-4    Lions              148.1     86.4     61.7        25     19     44  
  24     5-5    Buccaneers         147.7     82.5     65.2        11     26     37  
  25     4-6    Packers            146.8     85.4     61.3        13     18     31  
  26     6-4    Texans             143.8     74.6     69.3        28      5     33  
  27     2-8    Bears              142.4     75.4     66.9        17     10     27  
  28     2-8    Jaguars            140.3     75.4     64.9        21      7     28  
  29     3-7    Jets               140.1     72.1     67.9        23     11     34  
  30     4-6    Rams               139.8     70.2     69.6        31      6     37  
  31     1-9    49ers              134.2     78.2     56.0        30     32     62  
  32     0-11   Browns             129.9     75.8     54.1        29     31     60  
 
 
 
Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 11, 2016
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       4      Cowboys             97.0
   2       3      Falcons             93.6
   3       7      Titans              93.4
   4       1      Saints              93.2
   5       6      Patriots            93.1
   6       5      Raiders             92.2
   7      14      Colts               89.3
   8      18      Bills               89.3
   9       2      Redskins            87.0
  10      25      Lions               86.4
  11      13      Packers             85.4
  12      12      Steelers            85.3
  13      10      Bengals             84.1
  14      15      Panthers            82.6
  15      16      Seahawks            82.6
  16      11      Buccaneers          82.5
  17       8      Chargers            82.0
  18       9      Cardinals           81.7
  19      19      Eagles              80.7
  20      26      Dolphins            79.1
  21      30      49ers               78.2
  22      27      Broncos             77.8
  23      24      Chiefs              76.9
  24      20      Giants              76.7
  25      29      Browns              75.8
  26      17      Bears               75.4
  27      21      Jaguars             75.4
  28      22      Ravens              75.2
  29      28      Texans              74.6
  30      32      Vikings             73.7
  31      23      Jets                72.1
  32      31      Rams                70.2
 
NFL Average                           82.6
 
 
 
Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 11, 2016
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       1      Cardinals           78.2
   2       2      Ravens              77.4
   3       8      Eagles              76.8
   4       3      Vikings             75.4
   5       4      Broncos             74.3
   6      25      Chiefs              73.0
   7       9      Seahawks            73.0
   8      16      Giants              72.3
   9      15      Panthers            71.4
  10      22      Steelers            70.9
  11      14      Dolphins            70.3
  12       6      Rams                69.6
  13       5      Texans              69.3
  14      12      Bills               68.1
  15      11      Jets                67.9
  16      29      Raiders             67.8
  17      17      Patriots            67.4
  18      10      Bears               66.9
  19      20      Titans              66.6
  20      21      Chargers            66.1
  21      27      Saints              66.1
  22      13      Cowboys             66.0
  23      26      Buccaneers          65.2
  24       7      Jaguars             64.9
  25      24      Bengals             64.7
  26      23      Redskins            62.6
  27      19      Lions               61.7
  28      18      Packers             61.3
  29      30      Colts               60.1
  30      28      Falcons             56.0
  31      32      49ers               56.0
  32      31      Browns              54.1
 
NFL Average                           67.4
 
 
 
Ratings Courtesy of STATS
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