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AIKMAN RATINGS

Thru Week 12

The Panthers, now winners of seven in a row, remain atop the Aikman Combined Ratings for the 5th consecutive week.  But their lead over the idle Seahawks has shrunk to 1.6 points.  Both of these NFL teams have forged some distance from the other 30 teams.

The Panthers also remain on top in defense for the 2nd week.  The team they displaced, the Chiefs, were taken apart by the Chargers Sunday and fell 5.0 points in one week and now sit in 3rd.  Seattle moved up to 2nd in defense as well. 

The Broncos continue to have the best Aikman Offense as they have all year.  They have a huge 9.8-point lead over 2nd-place New Orleans and appear headed for the double of leading both the Aikman Offense and NFL yards only ranking for the year.

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There are 14 NFL teams with winning records through Week 12, including all of the top 12 teams in the Aikman Combined.  The 6-5 Bears and 6-5 Cowboys are the two teams that lag a bit at 17th and 21st, respectively.

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Yards, the NFL’s sole measure of “offense” and “defense”, have never meant less.  Usually, teams with more yards win about two-thirds of all games, but in 2013 the team gaining more yards has won only 61% of the 176 games contested so far.

After a 12-1-1 week, teams with higher Aikman Game Ratings have won 85% of NFL contests this year.

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While the Panthers and Seahawks, the top two Aikman Defenses, also rank high in fewest yards allowed (3rd and 2nd, respectively), the Texans continue to be sanctioned as having the NFL’s “top-ranked” defense.  That said, their Aikman Defense ranking of 24th seems much more appropriate for the 2-9 Texans.

 

Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 12, 2013

 

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

Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined

   1     8-3    Panthers           171.7     85.8     85.9        26      3     29  

   2    10-1    Seahawks           170.1     87.3     82.8        12      2     14  

   3     9-2    Broncos            165.7     98.1     67.6         1     26     27  

   4     9-2    Saints             160.7     88.3     72.4         3      5      8  

   5     9-2    Chiefs             160.4     79.8     80.5        21     16     37  

   6     7-4    49ers              159.5     81.6     77.9        30      6     36  

   7     7-4    Bengals            157.9     79.1     78.8        10      7     17  

   8     6-5    Lions              157.7     85.6     72.1         5     22     27  

   9     8-3    Patriots           155.5     83.4     72.0         9     21     30  

  10     6-5    Eagles             155.0     84.6     70.5         4     31     35  

  11     7-4    Cardinals          152.6     76.6     76.1        16      8     24  

  12     7-4    Colts              152.2     83.5     68.7        14     23     37  

  13     5-6    Ravens             152.0     72.9     79.1        29     10     39  

  14     5-5-1  Packers            151.8     85.4     66.5         2     20     22  

  15     5-6    Titans             151.7     81.0     70.7        17     11     28  

  16     5-6    Rams               150.5     79.3     71.2        23     18     41  

  17     6-5    Bears              149.9     84.8     65.1         8     25     33  

  18     4-7    Bills              149.1     75.5     73.6        19     15     34  

  19     5-6    Chargers           148.9     87.9     61.0         6     29     35  

  20     3-8    Buccaneers         147.1     76.7     70.5        31     14     45  

  21     6-5    Cowboys            146.2     83.8     62.4        22     32     54  

  22     5-6    Dolphins           146.1     75.9     70.3        28     19     47  

  23     3-8    Redskins           144.8     82.9     61.8         7     28     35  

  24     4-7    Raiders            144.4     74.3     70.2        18     17     35  

  25     5-6    Steelers           144.0     75.5     68.5        15     13     28  

  26     4-7    Giants             141.8     69.5     72.3        24     12     36  

  27     5-6    Jets               141.7     70.6     71.1        27      9     36  

  28     2-9    Texans             140.5     73.1     67.4        11      1     12  

  29     4-7    Browns             139.6     71.4     68.2        25      4     29  

  30     2-8-1  Vikings            136.7     77.8     59.0        20     30     50  

  31     2-9    Falcons            134.0     77.3     56.7        13     27     40  

  32     2-9    Jaguars            120.8     59.4     61.4        32     24     56  

 

 

 

Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 12, 2013

 

  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1       1      Broncos             98.1

   2       3      Saints              88.3

   3       6      Chargers            87.9

   4      12      Seahawks            87.3

   5      26      Panthers            85.8

   6       5      Lions               85.6

   7       2      Packers             85.4

   8       8      Bears               84.8

   9       4      Eagles              84.6

  10      22      Cowboys             83.8

  11      14      Colts               83.5

  12       9      Patriots            83.4

  13       7      Redskins            82.9

  14      30      49ers               81.6

  15      17      Titans              81.0

  16      21      Chiefs              79.8

  17      23      Rams                79.3

  18      10      Bengals             79.1

  19      20      Vikings             77.8

  20      13      Falcons             77.3

  21      31      Buccaneers          76.7

  22      16      Cardinals           76.6

  23      28      Dolphins            75.9

  24      15      Steelers            75.5

  25      19      Bills               75.5

  26      18      Raiders             74.3

  27      11      Texans              73.1

  28      29      Ravens              72.9

  29      25      Browns              71.4

  30      27      Jets                70.6

  31      24      Giants              69.5

  32      32      Jaguars             59.4

 

NFL Average                           79.8

 

 

 

Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 12, 2013

 

  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1       3      Panthers            85.9

   2       2      Seahawks            82.8

   3      16      Chiefs              80.5

   4      10      Ravens              79.1

   5       7      Bengals             78.8

   6       6      49ers               77.9

   7       8      Cardinals           76.1

   8      15      Bills               73.6

   9       5      Saints              72.4

  10      12      Giants              72.3

  11      22      Lions               72.1

  12      21      Patriots            72.0

  13      18      Rams                71.2

  14       9      Jets                71.1

  15      11      Titans              70.7

  16      14      Buccaneers          70.5

  17      31      Eagles              70.5

  18      19      Dolphins            70.3

  19      17      Raiders             70.2

  20      23      Colts               68.7

  21      13      Steelers            68.5

  22       4      Browns              68.2

  23      26      Broncos             67.6

  24       1      Texans              67.4

  25      20      Packers             66.5

  26      25      Bears               65.1

  27      32      Cowboys             62.4

  28      28      Redskins            61.8

  29      24      Jaguars             61.4

  30      29      Chargers            61.0

  31      30      Vikings             59.0

  32      27      Falcons             56.7

 

NFL Average                           70.2

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