Sunday, May 28, 2017

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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AIKMAN RATINGS
Thru Week 4
 
The Bengals, who spent the week on a bye, remain atop the Aikman Combined Ratings through Week 4. Cincinnati also took over the top spot in Aikman Defense.
 
The big change is behind them, as teams 2 through 5 in the Week 3 rankings (Redskins, Bears, Patriots and Falcons) all lost.  So they have been replaced by four clubs who were Week 4 winners – Ravens, Cowboys, Colts and 49ers.
 
It should be noted that the top three teams have put a bit of distance to the rest of the field in the Aikman Combined, with the Cowboys holding a 4.9-point margin over the Colts.  But if you go a similar distance below Dallas, you will find nine teams closely bunched, including the other undefeated team, Arizona, and last year’s two Super Bowl teams, Denver and Seattle.
 
The Falcons remained atop the Aikman Offense Ratings, but seven other teams join them above 90, the traditional mark of Aikman excellence.
 
The growth of offense in general continues with the current league average rising to 82.8.  The Aikman Ratings were designed with 75 as the mean for offense and defense based on historical NFL levels.  But by last year, the average had risen to a record 80.2 for the season and it looks like it will go even higher this year.
 
Conversely, defensive ratings have fallen significantly, with only six teams so far able to achieve performances above the once average mark of 75.

  
 
Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 4, 2014
 
                                 --------- Aikman --------       ------- NFL --------
Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined
   1     3-0    Bengals            175.6     92.1     83.5         7     14     21 
   2     3-1    Ravens             168.8     90.0     78.8         6     13     19 
   3     3-1    Cowboys            164.0     93.4     70.6         8     24     32 
   4     2-2    Colts              159.1     95.2     64.0         1.5   19     20.5
   5     2-2    49ers              158.6     81.8     76.8        19      2     21 
   6     2-2    Bears              158.3     88.9     69.4        20     22     42 
   7     3-1    Lions              157.3     81.5     75.8        12      1     13 
   8     3-0    Cardinals          157.2     82.0     75.2        24      5     29 
   9     2-1    Seahawks           156.7     92.6     64.0        14      6     20 
  10     2-2    Falcons            155.3     96.2     59.1         1.5   31     32.5
  11     2-2    Giants             154.9     83.7     71.2        18     18     36 
  12     2-1    Broncos            154.6     89.8     64.8        23     27     50 
  13     2-2    Chiefs             153.6     89.4     64.1        16     11     27 
  14     3-1    Texans             153.2     74.4     78.7        22     21     43 
  15     3-1    Chargers           152.8     86.9     65.9        17      9     26 
  16     1-3    Redskins           152.2     85.0     67.1         4      8     12 
  17     2-2    Dolphins           151.0     78.6     72.4        15      7     22 
  18     2-2    Packers            151.0     86.6     64.4        28     26     54 
  19     1-2    Browns             150.0     91.1     58.9        13     30     43 
  20     2-2    Vikings            150.0     83.0     66.9        21     17     38 
  21     2-2    Steelers           149.5     87.4     62.1         5     15.5   20.5
  22     2-2    Bills              148.4     73.6     74.8        27     10     37 
  23     2-2    Patriots           148.0     76.1     71.9        29      4     33 
  24     1-3    Saints             147.2     94.1     53.1         3     29     32 
  25     1-3    Jets               139.8     74.8     65.0        11      3     14 
  26     3-1    Eagles             138.7     73.7     65.0        10     28     38 
  27     1-2    Rams               137.7     74.3     63.4         9     12     21 
  28     0-4    Raiders            135.8     68.4     67.4        32     20     52 
  29     1-3    Buccaneers         134.2     72.3     61.9        30     25     55 
  30     1-3    Titans             132.8     72.8     60.0        26     15.5   41.5
  31     2-2    Panthers           131.1     75.0     56.0        25     23     48 
  32     0-4    Jaguars            123.7     69.2     54.5        31     32     63 
 
 
 
Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 4, 2014
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       1.5    Falcons             96.2
   2       1.5    Colts               95.2
   3       3      Saints              94.1
   4       8      Cowboys             93.4
   5      14      Seahawks            92.6
   6       7      Bengals             92.1
   7      13      Browns              91.1
   8       6      Ravens              90.0
   9      23      Broncos             89.8
  10      16      Chiefs              89.4
  11      20      Bears               88.9
  12       5      Steelers            87.4
  13      17      Chargers            86.9
  14      28      Packers             86.6
  15       4      Redskins            85.0
  16      18      Giants              83.7
  17      21      Vikings             83.0
  18      24      Cardinals           82.0
  19      19      49ers               81.8
  20      12      Lions               81.5
  21      15      Dolphins            78.6
  22      29      Patriots            76.1
  23      25      Panthers            75.0
  24      11      Jets                74.8
  25      22      Texans              74.4
  26       9      Rams                74.3
  27      10      Eagles              73.7
  28      27      Bills               73.6
  29      26      Titans              72.8
  30      30      Buccaneers          72.3
  31      31      Jaguars             69.2
  32      32      Raiders             68.4
 
NFL Average                           82.8
 
 
 
Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 4, 2014
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1      14      Bengals             83.5
   2      13      Ravens              78.8
   3      21      Texans              78.7
   4       2      49ers               76.8
   5       1      Lions               75.8
   6       5      Cardinals           75.2
   7      10      Bills               74.8
   8       7      Dolphins            72.4
   9       4      Patriots            71.9
  10      18      Giants              71.2
  11      24      Cowboys             70.6
  12      22      Bears               69.4
  13      20      Raiders             67.4
  14       8      Redskins            67.1
  15      17      Vikings             66.9
  16       9      Chargers            65.9
  17      28      Eagles              65.0
  18       3      Jets                65.0
  19      27      Broncos             64.8
  20      26      Packers             64.4
  21      11      Chiefs              64.1
  22       6      Seahawks            64.0
  23      19      Colts               64.0
  24      12      Rams                63.4
  25      15.5    Steelers            62.1
  26      25      Buccaneers          61.9
  27      15.5    Titans              60.0
  28      31      Falcons             59.1
  29      30      Browns              58.9
  30      23      Panthers            56.0
  31      32      Jaguars             54.5
  32      29      Saints              53.1
 
NFL Average                           67.2

 
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