Sunday, May 28, 2017

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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AIKMAN RATINGS

Thru Week 8

The Packers in Aikman Combined, the Patriots in Aikman Offense and the Ravens in Aikman Defense remain the leaders through Week 8, but in all three races things tightened significantly.

With their strong showing in Denver, the Lions jumped into second place, just 0.6 back of the idle Packers in the Aikman Combined (167.9 to 167.3).

In Aikman Offense, the Patriots fell 1.6 points with their sub-par offensive showing in Pittsburgh and are now just 1.3 points ahead of the Packers.

And the Ravens saw their huge lead of 8.0 points after Week 7 nearly halved, with the 49ers just 4.6 points behind.  Baltimore fell from 92.5 to 89.3 after playing the Cardinals.

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The won-loss records of the teams atop the Aikman Combined generally are among the best in the league.  One exception, at this point, is Pittsburgh.  The 6-2 Steelers stand only 16th in the Aikman Combined in large part because of a discrepancy on defense. 

Pittsburgh has the 2nd-best defense in the NFL as measured by the NFL’s yards-only formula, but is only 21st in the tightly-clustered defensive middle ground.  The Steelers are a below-average 68.1 mainly because they are extremely bad in forcing turnovers and not very good at stopping teams when they reach the red zone. 

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Teams with a higher Aikman Game Rating won 12 of 13 games this week, the only exception being in the Miami-Giants game.  That close Aikman Game Rating (Miami 89.5, Giants 84.3) helps explain how the Dolphins took the Giants down to the final minutes despite being outgained 246-402.

On the other hand, the Seahawks piled up 411 yards Sunday to outgain the Bengals by nearly 150, but they still lost while scoring only 12 points.  In the Aikman Game Rating, the Bengals held a 75.3 to 64.1 advantage.

 

 

Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 8, 2011

 

                                 --------- Aikman --------       ------- NFL --------

Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined

   1     7-0    Packers            167.9     94.1     73.7         4     28     32 

   2     6-2    Lions              167.3     86.5     80.8        13     12     25 

   3     6-1    49ers              166.2     81.5     84.7        23     10     33 

   4     5-2    Ravens             165.6     76.2     89.3        14      1     15 

   5     5-3    Texans             164.1     86.0     78.1         7      3     10 

   6     5-2    Bills              161.8     91.7     70.0        10     26     36 

   7     5-2    Patriots           161.1     95.4     65.6         3     32     35 

   8     5-2    Giants             157.2     83.8     73.4        11     16     27 

   9     4-3    Falcons            156.2     83.6     72.6        17     19     36 

  10     4-3    Jets               155.5     77.2     78.3        29      8     37 

  11     5-2    Bengals            154.8     77.1     77.7        22      4     26 

  12     5-3    Saints             153.2     92.8     60.4         2     15     17 

  13     2-6    Vikings            153.1     82.8     70.3        18     21     39 

  14     3-4    Eagles             153.1     85.9     67.1         1     11     12 

  15     4-3    Bears              152.6     79.9     72.8        16     23.5   39.5

  16     6-2    Steelers           151.7     83.6     68.1         9      2     11 

  17     3-4    Browns             150.0     75.0     75.0        26      5     31 

  18     2-6    Panthers           147.9     84.9     63.0         5     17     22 

  19     4-3    Chargers           147.7     79.5     68.2         6      6     12 

  20     4-3    Titans             146.7     78.8     67.9        25     18     43 

  21     3-4    Cowboys            146.6     77.0     69.6         8      9     17 

  22     4-3    Raiders            145.5     82.1     63.5        12     25     37 

  23     3-4    Redskins           143.0     67.1     75.8        19     14     33 

  24     2-5    Seahawks           142.0     66.8     75.2        31     13     44 

  25     4-3    Buccaneers         141.5     70.8     70.7        15     29     44 

  26     4-3    Chiefs             140.5     71.1     69.4        24     22     46 

  27     2-5    Broncos            137.8     73.5     64.3        27     20     47 

  28     1-6    Cardinals          137.0     72.6     64.4        20     27     47 

  29     2-6    Jaguars            134.6     64.2     70.3        32      7     39 

  30     0-7    Dolphins           134.3     68.7     65.6        21     23.5   44.5

  31     1-6    Rams               128.3     67.3     61.0        28     30     58 

  32     0-8    Colts              125.8     69.4     56.4        30     31     61 

 

 

Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 8, 2011

 

  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1       3      Patriots            95.4

   2       4      Packers             94.1

   3       2      Saints              92.8

   4      10      Bills               91.7

   5      13      Lions               86.5

   6       7      Texans              86.0

   7       1      Eagles              85.9

   8       5      Panthers            84.9

   9      11      Giants              83.8

  10       9      Steelers            83.6

  11      17      Falcons             83.6

  12      18      Vikings             82.8

  13      12      Raiders             82.1

  14      23      49ers               81.5

  15      16      Bears               79.9

  16       6      Chargers            79.5

  17      25      Titans              78.8

  18      29      Jets                77.2

  19      22      Bengals             77.1

  20       8      Cowboys             77.0

  21      14      Ravens              76.2

  22      26      Browns              75.0

  23      27      Broncos             73.5

  24      20      Cardinals           72.6

  25      24      Chiefs              71.1

  26      15      Buccaneers          70.8

  27      30      Colts               69.4

  28      21      Dolphins            68.7

  29      28      Rams                67.3

  30      19      Redskins            67.1

  31      31      Seahawks            66.8

  32      32      Jaguars             64.2

 

NFL Average                           79.2

 

 

Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 8, 2011

 

  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1       1      Ravens              89.3

   2      10      49ers               84.7

   3      12      Lions               80.8

   4       8      Jets                78.3

   5       3      Texans              78.1

   6       4      Bengals             77.7

   7      14      Redskins            75.8

   8      13      Seahawks            75.2

   9       5      Browns              75.0

  10      28      Packers             73.7

  11      16      Giants              73.4

  12      23.5    Bears               72.8

  13      19      Falcons             72.6

  14      29      Buccaneers          70.7

  15       7      Jaguars             70.3

  16      21      Vikings             70.3

  17      26      Bills               70.0

  18       9      Cowboys             69.6

  19      22      Chiefs              69.4

  20       6      Chargers            68.2

  21       2      Steelers            68.1

  22      18      Titans              67.9

  23      11      Eagles              67.1

  24      32      Patriots            65.6

  25      23.5    Dolphins            65.6

  26      27      Cardinals           64.4

  27      20      Broncos             64.3

  28      25      Raiders             63.5

  29      17      Panthers            63.0

  30      30      Rams                61.0

  31      15      Saints              60.4

  32      31      Colts               56.4

 

NFL Average                           70.8

 

Ratings Courtesy of STATS LLC

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