Thursday, September 21, 2017

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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AIKMAN RATINGS
Thru Week 14

 
 
The two NFL teams with the best records, the Cowboys and Patriots who are both 11-2, continue to rank 1-2 in the latest version of the Aikman Combined Ratings as compiled by STATS.  But after that the top teams are a mixed bag of records, indicating the thin line between the teams in the NFL this year.
 
With a 42-point blitzing of the Rams, the Falcons moved into first place in Aikman Offense Ratings, passing the Cowboys, who struggled against the Giants.  Dallas was in first for the four previous weeks.
 
Despite yielding a substantial amount of yards to the Patriots, the Ravens remain in first in Aikman Defense for the third straight week.  The big news was the Giants, who surged from 7th to 2nd with their strong performance against the Cowboys.
 
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It should be noted that the average Aikman Game Score of 74.8 in Week 14 was the lowest for the NFL in a week since Week 15 in 2014.  
 
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There were only two lopsided victories in the NFL in Week 14 – and in both cases the winning team was outgained in total yards.
 
The NFL’s yards-only method of ranking offense and defense treated the Seahawks better than the Packers this week as Seattle outgained Green Bay, 354 to 320, while losing 38-10.  The Aikman Game Score, which takes into account Green Bay’s +6 turnover ratio, told a different tale, with the Packers leading the Seahawks by the huge margin of 104.5 to 52.7.
 
Another example came in Los Angeles, where the Rams were clobbered by the Falcons despite outgaining Atlanta, 312 to 286.  Once again, the NFL method doesn’t take into account the five turnovers by the Rams in rewarding Atlanta’s defense and punishing the Los Angeles offense.  In Aikman Game Score, it was Atlanta 94.5 to 62.2 for the Rams, more reflective of the final 42-14 margin.

 
 
 
Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 14, 2016
 
                                 --------- Aikman --------       ------- NFL --------
Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined
   1    11-2    Cowboys            162.3     93.3     69.0         5     16     21  
   2    11-2    Patriots           161.5     91.2     70.3         4      9     13  
   3     7-6    Titans             161.4     92.4     69.0         8     22     30  
   4     8-5    Steelers           158.8     85.5     73.3         7     11     18  
   5     5-7-1  Cardinals          157.9     82.8     75.0        10      1     11  
   6     5-8    Saints             157.5     91.0     66.6         1     24     25  
   7    10-3    Raiders            157.4     90.2     67.2         6     30     36  
   8     7-6    Ravens             156.9     77.8     79.1        16      4     20  
   9     6-7    Bills              155.2     89.9     65.3        20     18     38  
  10     8-5    Falcons            153.6     94.6     59.0         3     28     31  
  11     8-4-1  Seahawks           153.4     80.7     72.7        13      8     21  
  12     7-6    Packers            151.6     87.2     64.5        12     13     25  
  13     5-8    Eagles             151.6     79.3     72.3        18     12     30  
  14     5-8    Panthers           151.2     81.3     69.8        19     23     42  
  15     8-5    Broncos            150.9     76.4     74.5        25      3     28  
  16     8-5    Buccaneers         150.5     81.1     69.5        15     21     36  
  17     9-4    Lions              150.5     85.4     65.1        21     15     36  
  18     5-7-1  Bengals            150.0     83.0     67.0         9     20     29  
  19    10-3    Chiefs             149.6     77.6     72.0        24     27     51  
  20     5-8    Chargers           149.2     80.5     68.6        11     17     28  
  21     9-4    Giants             149.1     73.5     75.6        27     14     41  
  22     6-7    Colts              148.6     85.7     62.9        14     29     43  
  23     7-5-1  Redskins           148.3     87.0     61.4         2     26     28  
  24     7-6    Vikings            147.5     73.7     73.8        31      2     33  
  25     8-5    Dolphins           145.6     78.1     67.5        26     25     51  
  26     3-10   Bears              144.7     76.7     68.0        17      7     24  
  27     7-6    Texans             144.5     74.3     70.1        28      6     34  
  28     2-11   Jaguars            142.7     76.8     65.9        23      5     28  
  29     4-9    Jets               138.3     72.4     66.0        22     19     41  
  30     1-12   49ers              135.4     79.1     56.3        29     32     61  
  31     4-9    Rams               133.6     69.2     64.4        32     10     42  
  32     0-13   Browns             130.0     74.9     55.1        30     31     61  
 
 
 
Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 14, 2016
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       3      Falcons             94.6
   2       5      Cowboys             93.3
   3       8      Titans              92.4
   4       4      Patriots            91.2
   5       1      Saints              91.0
   6       6      Raiders             90.2
   7      20      Bills               89.9
   8      12      Packers             87.2
   9       2      Redskins            87.0
  10      14      Colts               85.7
  11       7      Steelers            85.5
  12      21      Lions               85.4
  13       9      Bengals             83.0
  14      10      Cardinals           82.8
  15      19      Panthers            81.3
  16      15      Buccaneers          81.1
  17      13      Seahawks            80.7
  18      11      Chargers            80.5
  19      18      Eagles              79.3
  20      29      49ers               79.1
  21      26      Dolphins            78.1
  22      16      Ravens              77.8
  23      24      Chiefs              77.6
  24      23      Jaguars             76.8
  25      17      Bears               76.7
  26      25      Broncos             76.4
  27      30      Browns              74.9
  28      28      Texans              74.3
  29      31      Vikings             73.7
  30      27      Giants              73.5
  31      22      Jets                72.4
  32      32      Rams                69.2
 
NFL Average                           82.0
 
 
 
Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 14, 2016
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       4      Ravens              79.1
   2      14      Giants              75.6
   3       1      Cardinals           75.0
   4       3      Broncos             74.5
   5       2      Vikings             73.8
   6      11      Steelers            73.3
   7       8      Seahawks            72.7
   8      12      Eagles              72.3
   9      27      Chiefs              72.0
  10       9      Patriots            70.3
  11       6      Texans              70.1
  12      23      Panthers            69.8
  13      21      Buccaneers          69.5
  14      16      Cowboys             69.0
  15      22      Titans              69.0
  16      17      Chargers            68.6
  17       7      Bears               68.0
  18      25      Dolphins            67.5
  19      30      Raiders             67.2
  20      20      Bengals             67.0
  21      24      Saints              66.6
  22      19      Jets                66.0
  23       5      Jaguars             65.9
  24      18      Bills               65.3
  25      15      Lions               65.1
  26      13      Packers             64.5
  27      10      Rams                64.4
  28      29      Colts               62.9
  29      26      Redskins            61.4
  30      28      Falcons             59.0
  31      32      49ers               56.3
  32      31      Browns              55.1
 
NFL Average                           68.0
 
 
 
Ratings Courtesy of STATS
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