Thursday, October 30, 2014

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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It’s crowded at the top of the Aikman Combined Ratings after Week 5, with just 0.6 separating the top three teams.  The Falcons and Jets, both 4-1, would be near the top of most subjective rankings of NFL teams at this point of the season, but they somewhat surprisingly trail the 2-3 Chargers.

While teams usually migrate up and down the Aikman Combined in rough approximation of their won-loss record, it should be noted that the Chargers have suffered a number of calamities on special teams (including two blocked punts to the Raiders last Sunday and two kick return TDs by the Seahawks) that are not covered by the Aikman Combined.

The Chargers, with a combined total of 3 (1st on offense, 2nd on defense), would also be first with a combination of the NFL’s yards-only method.

Other surprises show the one-win Browns, Vikings and Lions in the middle of the pack while the 4-1 Bears are only 24th.

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With the Texans, last week’s leader, held to a Week 5 Aikman Game Rating of 65.2 by the Giants, the Eagles have moved into 1st place in the Aikman Offense Ratings through Week 1.  Philadelphia was also on top after Week 3.

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The Steelers, on their bye week, moved into the top spot in the Aikman Defense Ratings, supplanting San Diego which only had a 65.4 Defensive Game Rating against Oakland.

Pittsburgh, at 91.7, now has a substantial lead of 5.2 points over the runner-up Chargers.

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The Aikman Ratings confirm the Bills and Panthers as the worst two teams in the NFL so far in 2010.  

Carolina’s problems are on offense where its Aikman Offensive Rating of 46.4 is 13.4 worse than anyone else.

Meanwhile, on the defensive side, Buffalo is at 52.1, 5.8 points below the next lowest team.

If Buffalo’s offense played with Carolina’s defense the Aikman Combined Rating would be 154.9 – or 11th in the overall rankings.  But the two bad units have dragged the Bills and Panthers to the bottom.

Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 5, 2010

 

--------- Aikman --------       ------- NFL --------
 Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined
   1     2-3    Chargers           167.0     80.8     86.2         1      2      3  
   2     4-1    Falcons            166.5     81.9     84.6         7     10     17  
   3     4-1    Jets               166.4     87.3     79.1        15.5   11     26.5
   4     3-2    Colts              164.0     90.4     73.6         3     23.5   26.5
   5     3-2    Titans             163.9     81.0     83.0        26     22     48  
   6     3-1    Steelers           163.8     72.1     91.7        29      4     33  
   7     3-2    Eagles             158.6     91.0     67.7         8     15     23  
   8     3-2    Packers            157.9     81.4     76.4        12     13     25  
   9     3-2    Giants             157.5     74.0     83.5         5      1      6  
  10     4-1    Ravens             157.1     78.2     78.9        19      3     22  
  11     2-2    Dolphins           154.7     79.0     75.7        13      7     20  
  12     2-3    Bengals            153.7     73.7     80.0         9     14     23  
  13     1-4    Lions              152.7     76.1     76.6        17     25     42  
  14     1-3    Vikings            150.0     65.1     84.8        18      5     23  
  15     1-4    Browns             149.5     71.6     77.9        25     21     46  
  16     3-1    Patriots           149.4     89.0     60.4        11     29     40  
  17     1-3    Cowboys            149.2     80.0     69.2         2      8     10  
  18     3-1    Buccaneers         149.2     68.3     80.9        21     18     39  
  19     2-2    Seahawks           148.3     67.0     81.3        28     26     54  
  20     3-1    Chiefs             147.9     69.7     78.2        24     16     40  
  21     3-2    Texans             147.0     89.1     57.9         6     31     37  
  22     3-2    Saints             146.7     73.6     73.1        10      9     19  
  23     2-3    Rams               145.4     66.1     79.3        20     20     40  
  24     4-1    Bears              145.0     59.8     85.2        27      6     33  
  25     3-2    Redskins           144.5     71.3     73.2        15.5   32     47.5
  26     3-2    Jaguars            140.5     80.4     60.2        22     30     52  
  27     2-3    Broncos            140.2     73.4     66.8         4     19     23  
  28     2-3    Raiders            138.2     74.6     63.6        14     23.5   37.5
  29     0-5    49ers              136.8     68.6     68.2        23     17     40  
  30     3-2    Cardinals          133.4     63.2     70.1        31     27     58  
  31     0-5    Bills              127.7     75.6     52.1        30     28     58  
  32     0-5    Panthers           125.8     46.4     79.3        32     12     44  

Ratings Courtesy of STATS, LLC


Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 5, 2010

Aik     NFL       Team                AER
   1       8      Eagles              91.0
   2       3      Colts               90.4
   3       6      Texans              89.1
   4      11      Patriots            89.0
   5      15.5    Jets                87.3
   6       7      Falcons             81.9
   7      12      Packers             81.4
   8      26      Titans              81.0
   9       1      Chargers            80.8
  10      22      Jaguars             80.4
  11       2      Cowboys             80.0
  12      13      Dolphins            79.0
  13      19      Ravens              78.2
  14      17      Lions               76.1
  15      30      Bills               75.6
  16      14      Raiders             74.6
  17       5      Giants              74.0
  18       9      Bengals             73.7
  19      10      Saints              73.6
  20       4      Broncos             73.4
  21      29      Steelers            72.1
  22      25      Browns              71.6
  23      15.5    Redskins            71.3
  24      24      Chiefs              69.7
  25      23      49ers               68.6
  26      21      Buccaneers          68.3
  27      28      Seahawks            67.0
  28      20      Rams                66.1
  29      18      Vikings             65.1
  30      31      Cardinals           63.2
  31      27      Bears               59.8
  32      32      Panthers            46.4

Ratings Courtesy of STATS, LLC


Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 5, 2010

Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       4      Steelers            91.7
   2       2      Chargers            86.2
   3       6      Bears               85.2
   4       5      Vikings             84.8
   5      10      Falcons             84.6
   6       1      Giants              83.5
   7      22      Titans              83.0
   8      26      Seahawks            81.3
   9      18      Buccaneers          80.9
  10      14      Bengals             80.0
  11      12      Panthers            79.3
  12      20      Rams                79.3
  13      11      Jets                79.1
  14       3      Ravens              78.9
  15      16      Chiefs              78.2
  16      21      Browns              77.9
  17      25      Lions               76.6
  18      13      Packers             76.4
  19       7      Dolphins            75.7
  20      23.5    Colts               73.6
  21      32      Redskins            73.2
  22       9      Saints              73.1
  23      27      Cardinals           70.1
  24       8      Cowboys             69.2
  25      17      49ers               68.2
  26      15      Eagles              67.7
  27      19      Broncos             66.8
  28      23.5    Raiders             63.6
  29      29      Patriots            60.4
  30      30      Jaguars             60.2
  31      31      Texans              57.9
  32      28      Bills               52.1

Ratings Courtesy of STATS, LLC


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