Sunday, July 23, 2017

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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AIKMAN RATINGS
Thru Week 8
 
 
After seven weeks of change, the Aikman Ratings stayed status quo through Week 8 of the NFL season with the Denver Broncos remaining atop the Aikman Combined and Aikman Offense Ratings, while the Ravens continued for a second week as the top Aikman Defense.
 
The Broncos have opened up a substantial lead of 7.7 points in the Aikman Combined over Baltimore, while their offense approaches the midway point of the season with a 100.3 mark that would represent an Aikman record (dating back to 1995) if maintained to season’s end.
 
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As we look at the progression of the Aikman Ratings over the years, we can’t help but notice how offense is taking over.
 
The ratings were designed, based on historical research, to reflect an average score of 75.0 on both sides of the ball.  But with the rule changes and other alterations in the game in favor of offense, only two teams are able to play defense above the 75.0 mark.  Week 8 marks the first time in Aikman Ratings history that not a single team can claim a rating of 80.
 
On the other hand, no less than 27 teams sit above 75 on offense, and we cannot remember another time this late in the season that no less than seven teams were at 90 or above on offense.
 
 
 

 
Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 8, 2014
 
                                 --------- Aikman --------       ------- NFL --------
Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined
   1     6-1    Broncos            171.7    100.3     71.5         6      4     10  
   2     5-3    Ravens             164.0     86.1     78.0         9     13     22  
   3     6-2    Cowboys            160.8     91.9     68.8         4     14     18  
   4     4-3    Chiefs             160.6     90.6     70.0        20      3     23  
   5     5-3    Colts              158.7     90.2     68.5         1     15     16  
   6     6-2    Patriots           156.8     88.9     67.9        10     12     22  
   7     5-3    Packers            156.4     90.0     66.4        19     22     41  
   8     4-4    Texans             155.5     81.1     74.4        17     23     40  
   9     6-1    Cardinals          154.9     81.5     73.4        25     24     49  
  10     6-2    Lions              154.8     77.5     77.3        21      1     22  
  11     3-4    Saints             154.6     93.6     61.0         2     28     30  
  12     4-3    Seahawks           153.6     87.1     66.4        18      5     23  
  13     5-3    Chargers           153.4     90.8     62.6        15     10     25  
  14     4-3    Browns             152.7     84.8     67.9        12     29     41  
  15     4-3    Dolphins           151.9     79.4     72.5        13      7     20  
  16     4-2-1  Bengals            151.3     83.1     68.3        16     30     46  
  17     3-5    Bears              149.9     85.0     64.9        14     18     32  
  18     5-3    Steelers           149.7     85.0     64.7         3     16     19  
  19     5-3    Bills              149.6     76.0     73.6        26      9     35  
  20     3-5    Redskins           147.6     80.4     67.2         7     11     18  
  21     4-3    49ers              147.6     80.0     67.5        11      2     13  
  22     3-4    Giants             147.4     80.7     66.7        23     27     50  
  23     2-6    Falcons            146.6     86.3     60.4         8     31     39  
  24     5-2    Eagles             143.6     74.3     69.2         5     26     31  
  25     3-5    Vikings            143.4     73.3     70.1        29      8     37  
  26     3-4-1  Panthers           140.7     78.6     62.1        24     21     45  
  27     2-5    Rams               140.3     78.1     62.2        22     20     42  
  28     1-7    Jaguars            138.6     68.9     69.7        30     25     55  
  29     0-7    Raiders            138.3     75.1     63.2        31     17     48  
  30     2-6    Titans             138.0     76.0     62.0        27     19     46  
  31     1-7    Jets               133.4     73.5     60.0        28      6     34  
  32     1-6    Buccaneers         129.8     73.0     56.8        32     32     64  
 
 
 
Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 8, 2014
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       6      Broncos            100.3
   2       2      Saints              93.6
   3       4      Cowboys             91.9
   4      15      Chargers            90.8
   5      20      Chiefs              90.6
   6       1      Colts               90.2
   7      19      Packers             90.0
   8      10      Patriots            88.9
   9      18      Seahawks            87.1
  10       8      Falcons             86.3
  11       9      Ravens              86.1
  12       3      Steelers            85.0
  13      14      Bears               85.0
  14      12      Browns              84.8
  15      16      Bengals             83.1
  16      25      Cardinals           81.5
  17      17      Texans              81.1
  18      23      Giants              80.7
  19       7      Redskins            80.4
  20      11      49ers               80.0
  21      13      Dolphins            79.4
  22      24      Panthers            78.6
  23      22      Rams                78.1
  24      21      Lions               77.5
  25      26      Bills               76.0
  26      27      Titans              76.0
  27      31      Raiders             75.1
  28       5      Eagles              74.3
  29      28      Jets                73.5
  30      29      Vikings             73.3
  31      32      Buccaneers          73.0
  32      30      Jaguars             68.9
 
NFL Average                           82.5
 
 
 
Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 8, 2014
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1      13      Ravens              78.0
   2       1      Lions               77.3
   3      23      Texans              74.4
   4       9      Bills               73.6
   5      24      Cardinals           73.4
   6       7      Dolphins            72.5
   7       4      Broncos             71.5
   8       8      Vikings             70.1
   9       3      Chiefs              70.0
  10      25      Jaguars             69.7
  11      26      Eagles              69.2
  12      14      Cowboys             68.8
  13      15      Colts               68.5
  14      30      Bengals             68.3
  15      12      Patriots            67.9
  16      29      Browns              67.9
  17       2      49ers               67.5
  18      11      Redskins            67.2
  19      27      Giants              66.7
  20      22      Packers             66.4
  21       5      Seahawks            66.4
  22      18      Bears               64.9
  23      16      Steelers            64.7
  24      17      Raiders             63.2
  25      10      Chargers            62.6
  26      20      Rams                62.2
  27      21      Panthers            62.1
  28      19      Titans              62.0
  29      28      Saints              61.0
  30      31      Falcons             60.4
  31       6      Jets                60.0
  32      32      Buccaneers          56.8
 
NFL Average                           67.5
 
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