Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

07
AIKMAN RATINGS
Thru Week 5
 
The 2014 season has been marked by substantial volatility in the Aikman Ratings, perhaps best shown by the rise of the Chargers this week from 15th place (152.8 after Week 4) to 1st in the Aikman Combined Ratings.
 
San Diego had a huge win over the Jets in terms of dominance on both sides of the ball and displaced the Bengals, who fell all the way to 8th after being wiped out by New England.  The Chargers advanced from 16th to 6th in Aikman Offense and from 13th to 6th in Aikman Defense.
 
The Saints returned to 1st on Aikman Offense after a one week absence, while the Ravens are the 5th different team in as many weeks to lead on Aikman Defense
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The Aikman Combined Ratings usually show a fairly close correlation to NFL won-lost records, so one surprise so far is to find the Eagles sitting at 28th despite their 4-1 record.  
 
Offensively, the Eagles are hurt by their 12 turnovers which lead the league, a low success rate in the red zone and a below-average yards per rush. Defensively, they are especially low in number of first downs allowed.
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The Saints are 1st in Aikman Offense at 94.4, but last in Aikman Defense.  Their 54.1 defensive ranking translates to allowing their opponents moving the ball at a 95.9 clip against them.

 
Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 5, 2014
 
                                 --------- Aikman --------       ------- NFL --------
Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined
   1     4-1    Chargers           165.0     90.9     74.1        11      3     14  
   2     3-2    Ravens             162.9     83.5     79.4        10     16     26  
   3     3-1    Broncos            162.4     93.6     68.9         6     14     20  
   4     3-1    Seahawks           160.1     93.8     66.2        12      5     17  
   5     3-2    Packers            159.7     89.7     70.0        28     22     50  
   6     4-1    Cowboys            159.6     89.9     69.6         5     21     26  
   7     3-2    Colts              159.5     89.6     69.9         2     12     14  
   8     3-1    Bengals            158.8     86.3     72.6        13     27     40  
   9     3-2    Giants             157.2     85.3     71.9        18     18     36  
  10     3-2    49ers              156.4     82.2     74.1        16      2     18  
  11     3-2    Patriots           155.8     82.1     73.8        21      4     25  
  12     3-2    Lions              154.6     78.3     76.3        19.5    1     20.5
  13     3-2    Texans             154.4     76.5     77.9        22     26     48  
  14     2-3    Bears              154.3     84.9     69.4        17     17     34  
  15     2-3    Chiefs             153.9     88.9     65.0        24     11     35  
  16     3-2    Steelers           151.2     83.2     68.0         4      9     13  
  17     2-2    Dolphins           151.0     78.6     72.4        15      7     22  
  18     2-3    Falcons            150.4     91.7     58.7         3     29     32  
  19     3-2    Bills              150.4     73.4     77.0        26      8     34  
  20     2-3    Saints             148.5     94.4     54.1         1     25     26  
  21     1-4    Redskins           147.3     83.5     63.8         7     10     17  
  22     2-2    Browns             146.9     91.9     55.0         9     31     40  
  23     3-1    Cardinals          145.8     78.4     67.4        29     24     53  
  24     1-3    Rams               145.0     78.8     66.2         8     13     21  
  25     2-3    Vikings            140.0     77.7     62.2        23     15     38  
  26     1-4    Titans             139.6     80.4     59.1        19.5   23     42.5
  27     3-2    Panthers           138.9     77.7     61.2        25     20     45  
  28     4-1    Eagles             138.1     74.2     64.0        14     28     42  
  29     1-4    Buccaneers         136.0     75.6     60.3        30     30     60  
  30     0-4    Raiders            135.8     68.4     67.4        32     19     51  
  31     1-4    Jets               129.1     68.3     60.8        27      6     33  
  32     0-5    Jaguars            125.1     65.4     59.7        31     32     63  
 
 
 
Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 5, 2014
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       1      Saints              94.4
   2      12      Seahawks            93.8
   3       6      Broncos             93.6
   4       9      Browns              91.9
   5       3      Falcons             91.7
   6      11      Chargers            90.9
   7       5      Cowboys             89.9
   8      28      Packers             89.7
   9       2      Colts               89.6
  10      24      Chiefs              88.9
  11      13      Bengals             86.3
  12      18      Giants              85.3
  13      17      Bears               84.9
  14       7      Redskins            83.5
  15      10      Ravens              83.5
  16       4      Steelers            83.2
  17      16      49ers               82.2
  18      21      Patriots            82.1
  19      19.5    Titans              80.4
  20       8      Rams                78.8
  21      15      Dolphins            78.6
  22      29      Cardinals           78.4
  23      19.5    Lions               78.3
  24      23      Vikings             77.7
  25      25      Panthers            77.7
  26      22      Texans              76.5
  27      30      Buccaneers          75.6
  28      14      Eagles              74.2
  29      26      Bills               73.4
  30      32      Raiders             68.4
  31      27      Jets                68.3
  32      31      Jaguars             65.4
 
NFL Average                           82.4
 
 
 
Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 5, 2014
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1      16      Ravens              79.4
   2      26      Texans              77.9
   3       8      Bills               77.0
   4       1      Lions               76.3
   5       2      49ers               74.1
   6       3      Chargers            74.1
   7       4      Patriots            73.8
   8      27      Bengals             72.6
   9       7      Dolphins            72.4
  10      18      Giants              71.9
  11      22      Packers             70.0
  12      12      Colts               69.9
  13      21      Cowboys             69.6
  14      17      Bears               69.4
  15      14      Broncos             68.9
  16       9      Steelers            68.0
  17      19      Raiders             67.4
  18      24      Cardinals           67.4
  19       5      Seahawks            66.2
  20      13      Rams                66.2
  21      11      Chiefs              65.0
  22      28      Eagles              64.0
  23      10      Redskins            63.8
  24      15      Vikings             62.2
  25      20      Panthers            61.2
  26       6      Jets                60.8
  27      30      Buccaneers          60.3
  28      32      Jaguars             59.7
  29      23      Titans              59.1
  30      29      Falcons             58.7
  31      31      Browns              55.0
  32      25      Saints              54.1
 
NFL Average                           67.6
 
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