Sunday, July 23, 2017

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

16

WEEK 10

The Aikman Combined Ratings confirm the conventional wisdom that this is one closely contested season.

The Giants remain atop the Aikman Combined for the second straight win despite their loss to Dallas, but seven teams, including the surging Eagles, are within six points of New Yorks 165.0.

Last year, only two teams were within seven points of the lead at the end of the year.

With their big win over Washington, the Eagles jump from 10th to 6th, rising 5.2 points from 154.7.

The Eagles had a 134.4 Aikman Game Rating. It is the highest of the year, and believed to be the highest in Aikman History (since 1995). The previous high was 131.6 by the Trent Green-Priest Holmes Chiefs in a 56-10 romp over Atlanta in 2004.

Another truism in 2010 is that the offenses are ahead of the defenses. The Aikman Ratings were designed that the two ratings are the inverse of each other, but five teams have better ratings on Offense than the Giants who lead Aikman Defense at 83.8, just 0.1 ahead of the Bears.

After stopping Minnesota with a flurry of takeaways, Chicago jumped from 5th to 2nd.

Not to wear this out, but teams with higher Aikman Game Ratings (not published here) are winning 80.9% of NFL games this year while teams that gain more yards triumph only 63.2% of the contests. Both figures are in line with historical numbers.

As usual this leads to some anomalies. The Chiefs, so perturbed at being routed by the Broncos Sunday only saw the combined rankings of their offense and defense (the NFL measure) go from 28 after Week 9 to 29. Their offense actually went up from 13 to 10.

Meanwhile, in the Aikman Combined, Kansas City took a hit from 154.1 to 149.8 and fell from 13th to 17th.


Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 10, 2010


Rank  Record   Team             Combined         

 1     6-3    Giants             165.0          
 2     7-2    Falcons            162.7         
 3     4-5    Chargers           162.0           
 4     6-3    Colts              160.1         
 5     6-3    Packers            160.0      
 6     6-3    Eagles             159.9         
 7     5-4    Titans             159.5         
 8     6-3    Saints             159.2        
 9     6-3    Steelers           157.3           
10     7-2    Jets               156.9          
11     5-4    Dolphins           155.1           
12     5-4    Raiders            154.7           
13     6-3    Ravens             153.3        
14     3-6    Browns             151.5      
15      2-7    Lions              151.5      
16      7-2    Patriots           150.4      
17      5-4    Chiefs             149.8     
18      4-5    Rams               149.6      
19      6-3    Bears              148.5        
20      2-7    Bengals            148.1      
21      3-6    49ers              146.4      
22      6-3    Buccaneers         145.2      
23      4-5    Texans             144.7      
24      3-6    Vikings            143.8      
25      5-4    Seahawks           141.6      
26      4-5    Redskins           140.9      
27      1-8    Bills              140.0      
28      2-7    Cowboys            139.6      
29      3-6    Broncos            138.5      
30      5-4    Jaguars            137.2      
31      3-6    Cardinals          135.2      
32      1-8    Panthers           125.7     


Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 10, 2010


  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1       3      Eagles              91.4

   2       6      Texans              89.5

   3       4      Colts               88.2

   4       8      Falcons             87.4

   5      18      Patriots            86.3

   6      10      Chiefs              83.1

   7       1      Chargers            82.7

   8      14      Packers             82.0

   9       2      Giants              81.2

  10      11      Jets                80.9

  11      27      Titans              80.0

  12      13      Ravens              79.9

  13      12      Raiders             79.9

  14      28      Bills               79.4

  15      16      Dolphins            78.6

  16      20      Jaguars             78.4

  17       7      Saints              78.4

  18      19      Lions               78.1

  19       5      Broncos             77.7

  20      22      Buccaneers          76.0

  21      26      Browns              76.0

  22      24      Steelers            75.4

  23      15      Bengals             75.1

  24       9      Cowboys             74.9

  25      23      49ers               73.6

  26      25      Rams                72.6

  27      21      Redskins            72.4

  28      17      Vikings             69.7

  29      30      Seahawks            65.5

  30      29      Bears               64.7

  31      31      Cardinals           64.2

  32      32      Panthers            51.9


NFL Average                           77.2


Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 10, 2010


  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1       1      Giants              83.8

   2       4      Bears               83.7

   3       9      Steelers            81.9

   4       3      Saints              80.8

   5      20      Titans              79.5

   6       2      Chargers            79.3

   7      13      Packers             78.0

   8      12      Rams                77.0

   9       8      Dolphins            76.5

  10      27      Seahawks            76.1

  11       5      Jets                76.0

  12      24      Browns              75.6

  13      17      Falcons             75.3

  14       6      Raiders             74.8

  15       7      Vikings             74.1

  16      14      Panthers            73.9

  17      10      Ravens              73.4

  18      21      Lions               73.4

  19      15      Bengals             73.0

  20      16      49ers               72.7

  21      18      Colts               71.9

  22      30      Cardinals           70.9

  23      22      Buccaneers          69.2

  24      11      Eagles              68.5

  25      32      Redskins            68.5

  26      19      Chiefs              66.7

  27      23      Cowboys             64.8

  28      29      Patriots            64.1

  29      25      Broncos             60.7

  30      26      Bills               60.5

  31      28      Jaguars             58.8

  32      31      Texans              55.2


NFL Average                           72.8


Ratings Courtesy of STATS LLC

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