Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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FINAL 2017 AIKMAN RATINGS
 
 
As the Eagles and Jaguars stumbled to the finish, the Vikings surged to claim their first season title in the Aikman Combined Ratings compiled by STATS.  Minnesota only led the Combined after Week 17, finishing 1.7 points ahead of the Jaguars, who were in 1st the previous two weeks.  The Eagles, who had a seven-week run in first place from Weeks 8 to 14, finished 3rd.
 
The Vikings nearly stole the Aikman Defense title from the Jaguars, finishing just 0.4 points shy.  Jacksonville held the lead for the final 11 weeks of the season and had an advantage of 7.6 points over the Vikings with three weeks remaining.
 
The Patriots pulled away to claim the Aikman Offense title by 4.9 points over the second-place Saints.  The Eagles, who finished 3rd, were in 1st place as recently as Week 15.  The Vikings finished 4th in Aikman Offense, although only 11th in the NFL’s yards-only method of ranking.
 
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The Aikman Combined Ratings often mirror the playoff qualifiers, but there were some exceptions this year.  Three 9-7 non-playoff teams – the Chargers, Ravens and Seahawks – finished in the 2017 top 12.  The Panthers (13th), Titans (15th) and Bills (18th) made the playoffs while out of the top dozen.
 
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The NFL had substantially less offense in 2017 as measured by the Aikman Ratings.  The NFL average of 79.3 was substantially less than last year’s 81.9.  In fact, the Aikman Offense number fell back to the lowest number since the 78.9 of 2011.  Aikman Offense had risen in each of the five years since then, but lost nearly all of those increases in one season in ’17.  Last year there were six teams above 90.0, this year it was only the Patriots at 93.1.

 
 
Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 17, 2017
 
                                 --------- Aikman --------       ------- NFL --------
Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined
   1    13-3    Vikings            169.7     87.0     82.7        11      1     12 
   2    10-6    Jaguars            168.0     84.9     83.1         6      2      8 
   3    13-3    Eagles             166.7     87.8     78.8         7      4     11 
   4    13-3    Patriots           165.3     93.1     72.2         1     29     30 
   5    11-5    Saints             160.2     88.2     71.9         2     17     19 
   6     9-7    Chargers           159.8     81.3     78.5         4     15     19 
   7     9-7    Ravens             157.6     80.2     77.4        27     12     39 
   8    11-5    Rams               156.9     86.0     70.9        10     19     29 
   9    13-3    Steelers           156.8     85.2     71.6         3      5      8 
  10    10-6    Falcons            155.7     83.4     72.3         8      9     17 
  11    10-6    Chiefs             154.4     86.1     68.3         5     28     33 
  12     9-7    Seahawks           153.8     80.2     73.5        15     11     26 
  13    11-5    Panthers           153.7     81.1     72.6        19      7     26 
  14     9-7    Cowboys            153.6     82.3     71.2        14      8     22 
  15     9-7    Titans             151.0     78.3     72.7        23     13     36 
  16     9-7    Lions              149.3     80.4     68.9        13     27     40 
  17     5-11   Bears              147.8     74.2     73.6        30     10     40 
  18     9-7    Bills              146.5     78.0     68.5        29     26     55 
  19     7-9    Redskins           144.8     75.6     69.2        16     21     37 
  20     5-11   Buccaneers         144.8     78.8     66.0         9     32     41 
  21     6-10   Raiders            144.7     77.0     67.8        17.5   23     40.5
  22     6-10   49ers              144.0     78.6     65.4        12     24     36 
  23     5-11   Jets               143.8     75.9     67.8        28     25     53 
  24     8-8    Cardinals          143.0     71.4     71.6        22      6     28 
  25     7-9    Packers            142.3     79.3     63.1        26     22     48 
  26     5-11   Broncos            141.8     68.8     73.0        17.5    3     20.5
  27     7-9    Bengals            141.6     73.5     68.0        32     18     50 
  28     4-12   Colts              139.5     72.5     67.0        31     30     61 
  29     4-12   Texans             139.2     75.2     64.0        20     20     40 
  30     3-13   Giants             136.7     70.7     66.0        21     31     52 
  31     6-10   Dolphins           136.5     71.8     64.8        25     16     41 
  32     0-16   Browns             130.6     66.2     64.3        24     14     38 
 
 
 
Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 17, 2017
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       1      Patriots            93.1
   2       2      Saints              88.2
   3       7      Eagles              87.8
   4      11      Vikings             87.0
   5       5      Chiefs              86.1
   6      10      Rams                86.0
   7       3      Steelers            85.2
   8       6      Jaguars             84.9
   9       8      Falcons             83.4
  10      14      Cowboys             82.3
  11       4      Chargers            81.3
  12      19      Panthers            81.1
  13      13      Lions               80.4
  14      15      Seahawks            80.2
  15      27      Ravens              80.2
  16      26      Packers             79.3
  17       9      Buccaneers          78.8
  18      12      49ers               78.6
  19      23      Titans              78.3
  20      29      Bills               78.0
  21      17.5    Raiders             77.0
  22      28      Jets                75.9
  23      16      Redskins            75.6
  24      20      Texans              75.2
  25      30      Bears               74.2
  26      32      Bengals             73.5
  27      31      Colts               72.5
  28      25      Dolphins            71.8
  29      22      Cardinals           71.4
  30      21      Giants              70.7
  31      17.5    Broncos             68.8
  32      24      Browns              66.2
 
NFL Average                           79.3
 
 
 
Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 17, 2017
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       2      Jaguars             83.1
   2       1      Vikings             82.7
   3       4      Eagles              78.8
   4      15      Chargers            78.5
   5      12      Ravens              77.4
   6      10      Bears               73.6
   7      11      Seahawks            73.5
   8       3      Broncos             73.0
   9      13      Titans              72.7
  10       7      Panthers            72.6
  11       9      Falcons             72.3
  12      29      Patriots            72.2
  13      17      Saints              71.9
  14       5      Steelers            71.6
  15       6      Cardinals           71.6
  16       8      Cowboys             71.2
  17      19      Rams                70.9
  18      21      Redskins            69.2
  19      27      Lions               68.9
  20      26      Bills               68.5
  21      28      Chiefs              68.3
  22      18      Bengals             68.0
  23      25      Jets                67.8
  24      23      Raiders             67.8
  25      30      Colts               67.0
  26      31      Giants              66.0
  27      32      Buccaneers          66.0
  28      24      49ers               65.4
  29      16      Dolphins            64.8
  30      14      Browns              64.3
  31      20      Texans              64.0
  32      22      Packers             63.1
 
NFL Average                           70.7
 
 
 
Ratings Courtesy of STATS


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