Friday, December 15, 2017

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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AIKMAN RATINGS thru Week 3
Three weeks into the season, the Aikman Ratings are beginning to shake out, with the AFC’s lone undefeated team, the Bengals, sitting atop the Aikman Combined Ratings.  The Saints have moved to the top of the Aikman Offense while the Patriots are first in Aikman Defense.
 
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In general, but not always, the Aikman Combined Ratings tend to shake out in a rough order of wins and losses.
 
For example, the three teams that are still winless do fill the three bottom positions in the current Aikman Combined.
 
An early anomaly is Washington, which sits in 2nd in the Aikman Combined despite a 1-2 record.  We note that the combined offensive and defensive rankings of the Redskins by the NFL’s yards only system is just six, the lowest combined total in the league.
 
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The NFL’s yards only method only ranks the Bengals defense at 17th at the moment, even as they sit 2nd in Aikman Defense.  Cincinnati leads the NFL in having allowed only 11.0 points per game, and it also is 1st in fewest points allowed per red zone possession and tied for 3rd in turnovers forced.  Certainly these are powerful reasons the Bengals should be ranked higher than the middling ranking dictated by mere total yards allowed. 
 
 
 
Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 3, 2014
 
                                 --------- Aikman --------       ------- NFL --------
Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined
   1     3-0    Bengals            175.6     92.1     83.5         7     17     24  
   2     1-2    Redskins           174.3     93.3     81.0         2      4      6  
   3     2-1    Bears              164.7     87.3     77.4        27     23     50  
   4     2-1    Patriots           163.3     78.8     84.5        26      3     29  
   5     2-1    Falcons            161.7     94.5     67.2         1     27.5   28.5
   6     2-1    Cowboys            158.2     86.0     72.2        12     21     33  
   7     2-1    Ravens             158.2     82.9     75.3         9     16     25  
   8     1-2    Saints             157.6     97.6     60.0         4     24     28  
   9     3-0    Cardinals          157.5     82.0     75.5        18      7     25  
  10     2-1    Seahawks           156.7     92.6     64.0        14      8     22  
  11     2-1    Texans             155.7     79.1     76.6        15     25     40  
  12     2-1    Lions              155.1     77.5     77.6        11      1     12  
  13     2-1    Broncos            154.6     89.8     64.8        17     30     47  
  14     2-1    Chargers           153.5     87.9     65.6        19     10     29  
  15     1-2    Colts              151.0     92.0     59.0         3     29     32  
  16     3-0    Eagles             150.4     84.8     65.6         6     26     32  
  17     1-2    Browns             150.1     91.2     58.9        13     31     44  
  18     1-2    Dolphins           149.0     80.2     68.8        22      9     31  
  19     2-1    Steelers           148.3     86.2     62.2         5     18     23  
  20     2-1    Bills              147.3     76.7     70.6        23.5   15     38.5
  21     1-2    Packers            146.7     80.5     66.2        28     20     48  
  22     1-2    49ers              146.1     80.3     65.8        20.5    6     26.5
  23     1-2    Jets               142.6     74.6     68.0         8      2     10  
  24     2-1    Panthers           142.5     80.4     62.1        20.5   14     34.5
  25     1-2    Chiefs             141.2     82.1     59.2        23.5   19     42.5
  26     1-2    Vikings            140.3     69.2     71.1        29     11     40  
  27     1-2    Titans             138.0     72.8     65.2        16      5     21  
  28     1-2    Rams               137.7     74.3     63.4        10     13     23  
  29     1-2    Giants             137.0     72.4     64.6        25     22     47  
  30     0-3    Raiders            134.6     68.1     66.5        32     12     44  
  31     0-3    Buccaneers         129.7     67.1     62.6        30     27.5   57.5
  32     0-3    Jaguars            112.7     60.6     52.1        31     32     63  
 
 
 
Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 3, 2014
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       4      Saints              97.6
   2       1      Falcons             94.5
   3       2      Redskins            93.3
   4      14      Seahawks            92.6
   5       7      Bengals             92.1
   6       3      Colts               92.0
   7      13      Browns              91.2
   8      17      Broncos             89.8
   9      19      Chargers            87.9
  10      27      Bears               87.3
  11       5      Steelers            86.2
  12      12      Cowboys             86.0
  13       6      Eagles              84.8
  14       9      Ravens              82.9
  15      23.5    Chiefs              82.1
  16      18      Cardinals           82.0
  17      28      Packers             80.5
  18      20.5    Panthers            80.4
  19      20.5    49ers               80.3
  20      22      Dolphins            80.2
  21      15      Texans              79.1
  22      26      Patriots            78.8
  23      11      Lions               77.5
  24      23.5    Bills               76.7
  25       8      Jets                74.6
  26      10      Rams                74.3
  27      16      Titans              72.8
  28      25      Giants              72.4
  29      29      Vikings             69.2
  30      32      Raiders             68.1
  31      30      Buccaneers          67.1
  32      31      Jaguars             60.6
 
NFL Average                           81.9
 
 
 
Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 3, 2014
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       3      Patriots            84.5
   2      17      Bengals             83.5
   3       4      Redskins            81.0
   4       1      Lions               77.6
   5      23      Bears               77.4
   6      25      Texans              76.6
   7       7      Cardinals           75.5
   8      16      Ravens              75.3
   9      21      Cowboys             72.2
  10      11      Vikings             71.1
  11      15      Bills               70.6
  12       9      Dolphins            68.8
  13       2      Jets                68.0
  14      27.5    Falcons             67.2
  15      12      Raiders             66.5
  16      20      Packers             66.2
  17       6      49ers               65.8
  18      10      Chargers            65.6
  19      26      Eagles              65.6
  20       5      Titans              65.2
  21      30      Broncos             64.8
  22      22      Giants              64.6
  23       8      Seahawks            64.0
  24      13      Rams                63.4
  25      27.5    Buccaneers          62.6
  26      18      Steelers            62.2
  27      14      Panthers            62.1
  28      24      Saints              60.0
  29      19      Chiefs              59.2
  30      29      Colts               59.0
  31      31      Browns              58.9
  32      32      Jaguars             52.1
 
NFL Average                           68.1
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