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AIKMAN RATINGS COMMENTARY
Thru Week 12
 
Even as they face the final five games with their top two quarterbacks sidelined, the Texans remain atop the Aikman Combined Ratings after Week 12.  
As we go forward, it should be remembered that like the NFL’s rankings of offense and defense based on yards, the Texans will carry all the ratings factors they earned through 10 weeks under Matt Schaub.  It would seem reasonable to assume that Houston will suffer somewhat on offense from the change of quarterbacks, and their ratings may falter.
But unlike some rankings by “experts” that take into account the current state of a team’s injuries, the Aikmans are a season-long compilation.  Thus the Texans, Bears, Broncos and any other team with a change at quarterback – or another team with injuries elsewhere – still carry a proportionate amount of points over the entire season.  They represent the sum of accomplishment over the course of a season, not an estimate of a team’s current status.
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With strong Week 12 performances, the Ravens and Patriots have moved up to 3rd and 4th respectively in the Aikman Combined.
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For those wondering why the undefeated Packers aren’t first, we have to continue to point to the team’s defense (which still ranks better at 20th in the Aikman Defense than it does in the NFL’s “yards only” method where it is 30th).  Adding Green Bay’s yards numbers on offense and defense (the official NFL ranking), one gets a team that is surpassed in combined performance by 14 other teams, including the 4-7 Eagles and Browns.
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The Ravens are back on top on Aikman Defense.  In Aikman Offense, the Packers hold onto first, but the Saints have closed to within 0.6 points.



Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 12, 2011

                                 --------- Aikman --------       ------- NFL --------
Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined
   1     8-3    Texans             168.5     86.2     82.3         8      1      9  
   2    11-0    Packers            165.2     95.6     69.6         4     30     34  
   3     8-3    Ravens             165.2     78.9     86.3        17      3     20  
   4     8-3    Patriots           163.4     92.8     70.6         2     32     34  
   5     9-2    49ers              163.2     77.8     85.4        26      7     33  
   6     7-4    Lions              162.6     84.3     78.2         9     10     19  
   7     7-4    Falcons            160.9     84.7     76.2        13      9     22  
   8     7-4    Bears              159.9     81.9     78.0        16     23     39  
   9     8-3    Saints             157.6     95.0     62.6         1     25     26  
  10     7-4    Cowboys            155.2     81.7     73.5         6     12     18  
  11     6-5    Jets               154.2     77.7     76.5        24      8     32  
  12     6-5    Titans             152.8     80.3     72.5        20     17     37  
  13     8-3    Steelers           151.7     81.8     70.0        10      2     12  
  14     6-5    Giants             150.6     80.6     70.0        11     28     39  
  15     7-4    Bengals            150.5     78.2     72.3        18      5     23  
  16     3-8    Dolphins           149.8     74.3     75.4        21     16     37  
  17     7-4    Raiders            148.1     81.3     66.8        12     27     39  
  18     4-7    Eagles             146.7     81.1     65.6         3     15     18  
  19     4-7    Browns             145.6     72.3     73.3        28      6     34  
  20     4-7    Seahawks           145.5     69.4     76.1        30     14     44  
  21     2-9    Vikings            145.2     79.1     66.1        23     19     42  
  22     5-6    Bills              144.6     80.7     63.9        14     22     36  
  23     4-7    Chargers           144.4     79.8     64.6         7     13     20  
  24     3-8    Panthers           144.3     82.5     61.8         5     24     29  
  25     4-7    Redskins           143.2     68.2     75.0        19     11     30  
  26     6-5    Broncos            142.1     74.3     67.7        25     18     43  
  27     4-7    Cardinals          141.7     70.6     71.1        22     26     48  
  28     3-8    Jaguars            140.8     65.2     75.5        32      4     36  
  29     4-7    Buccaneers         136.9     70.3     66.5        15     31     46  
  30     4-7    Chiefs             135.1     66.5     68.6        27     20     47  
  31     2-9    Rams               132.4     65.1     67.3        29     21     50  
  32     0-11   Colts              122.0     64.7     57.3        31     29     60  



Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 12, 2011

  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       4      Packers             95.6
   2       1      Saints              95.0
   3       2      Patriots            92.8
   4       8      Texans              86.2
   5      13      Falcons             84.7
   6       9      Lions               84.3
   7       5      Panthers            82.5
   8      16      Bears               81.9
   9      10      Steelers            81.8
  10       6      Cowboys             81.7
  11      12      Raiders             81.3
  12       3      Eagles              81.1
  13      14      Bills               80.7
  14      11      Giants              80.6
  15      20      Titans              80.3
  16       7      Chargers            79.8
  17      23      Vikings             79.1
  18      17      Ravens              78.9
  19      18      Bengals             78.2
  20      26      49ers               77.8
  21      24      Jets                77.7
  22      21      Dolphins            74.3
  23      25      Broncos             74.3
  24      28      Browns              72.3
  25      22      Cardinals           70.6
  26      15      Buccaneers          70.3
  27      30      Seahawks            69.4
  28      19      Redskins            68.2
  29      27      Chiefs              66.5
  30      32      Jaguars             65.2
  31      29      Rams                65.1
  32      31      Colts               64.7

NFL Average                           78.4



Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 12, 2011

  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       3      Ravens              86.3
   2       7      49ers               85.4
   3       1      Texans              82.3
   4      10      Lions               78.2
   5      23      Bears               78.0
   6       8      Jets                76.5
   7       9      Falcons             76.2
   8      14      Seahawks            76.1
   9       4      Jaguars             75.5
  10      16      Dolphins            75.4
  11      11      Redskins            75.0
  12      12      Cowboys             73.5
  13       6      Browns              73.3
  14      17      Titans              72.5
  15       5      Bengals             72.3
  16      26      Cardinals           71.1
  17      32      Patriots            70.6
  18      28      Giants              70.0
  19       2      Steelers            70.0
  20      30      Packers             69.6
  21      20      Chiefs              68.6
  22      18      Broncos             67.7
  23      21      Rams                67.3
  24      27      Raiders             66.8
  25      31      Buccaneers          66.5
  26      19      Vikings             66.1
  27      15      Eagles              65.6
  28      13      Chargers            64.6
  29      22      Bills               63.9
  30      25      Saints              62.6
  31      24      Panthers            61.8
  32      29      Colts               57.3

NFL Average                           71.6

Ratings Courtesy of STATS LLC

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