Thursday, September 21, 2017

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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AIKMAN RATINGS
Thru Week 1

 
Welcome to another year of the Aikman Ratings, a measurement of seven categories devised by Troy Aikman that provides a more accurate picture of all the factors necessary for offensive and defensive success.
 
The NFL continues to rank “offenses” by the simple method of total yards gained, but teams that gain more yards in a game typically win their contest only about two-thirds of the time.  On the other hand, teams with higher Aikman Game Ratings win about 83% of the time.
 
In Week 1, we only have one result to measure so the team with the highest Aikman Game Rating is also the leader in Week 1, in this case the 49ers who surprised with a 28-0 pounding of the Rams.  And you can note that the week’s lone overtime game, Chiefs over the Chargers, can be found at the 16-17 line in the middle of the Aikman Combined Rankings.
 
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The Lions and Colts, who played each other in a 39-35 game, rank 1-2 in Aikman Offense after Week 1 – and conversely they have the bottom two defenses.
 
The 49ers’ position atop the Aikman Combined Ratings was fueled by a dominant defensive performance against the Rams and they lead that category as well.  Interestingly, the 49ers defense was not the most stingy in the NFL in yards allowed in Week 1 as the Ravens allowed 160 yards, 25 yards less than what San Francisco yielded to Los Angeles.  But the 49ers had a shutout and forced a pair of turnovers, while Baltimore did not create any and gave up 7 points.  Therefore the Ravens are 10th in the Aikman Defense Ratings, while 1st ahead of the 49ers on the NFL list.

 
 
 
 
Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 1, 2016
 
                                 --------- Aikman --------       ------- NFL --------
Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined
   1     1-0    49ers              199.8     99.5    100.3        21      2     23 
   2     1-0    Steelers           192.8    111.2     81.5         5     24     29 
   3     1-0    Packers            169.9     89.8     80.1        27     18     45 
   4     0-1    Panthers           168.2     90.7     77.5        19      8     27 
   5     1-0    Eagles             167.9     91.5     76.4         7      5     12 
   6     0-1    Cardinals          167.4    101.1     66.3        16.5   20     36.5
   7     1-0    Seahawks           164.9     71.0     93.9        14      3     17 
   8     0-1    Titans             162.1     75.1     87.0        22.5    7     29.5
   9     1-0    Raiders            160.2    109.7     50.5         2     32     34 
  10     1-0    Buccaneers         159.0     87.2     71.8        12     22     34 
  11     0-1    Bills              158.8     74.7     84.2        32      9     41 
  12     1-0    Giants             158.6     94.9     63.7        22.5   13     35.5
  13     1-0    Lions              155.0    117.0     37.9         4     30     34 
  14     0-1    Jets               152.1     80.3     71.9        18     23     41 
  15     1-0    Texans             150.3     81.8     68.5        16.5    4     20.5
  16     1-0    Chiefs             150.2     98.8     51.4         6     25     31 
  17     0-1    Chargers           149.8     98.6     51.2         8     27     35 
  18     0-1    Bears              149.7     81.5     68.2        29     16.5   45.5
  19     1-0    Bengals            147.9     78.1     69.7        10     15     25 
  20     0-1    Colts              145.0    112.1     33.0         3     29     32 
  21     0-1    Cowboys            141.4     86.3     55.1        20     10.5   30.5
  22     1-0    Ravens             141.2     65.8     75.3        24      1     25 
  23     0-1    Falcons            141.0     78.2     62.8        11     21     32 
  24     0-1    Saints             139.8     99.5     40.3         1     31     32 
  25     1-0    Vikings            137.9     63.0     74.9        26     10.5   36.5
  26     0-1    Dolphins           135.1     56.1     79.0        30     19     49 
  27     1-0    Patriots           132.6     83.7     48.9        13     16.5   29.5
  28     0-1    Browns             132.1     73.6     58.5        28     26     54 
  29     1-0    Broncos            131.8     72.5     59.3        25     14     39 
  30     0-1    Jaguars            130.1     69.9     60.2        15      6     21 
  31     0-1    Redskins           107.2     68.5     38.8         9     28     37 
  32     0-1    Rams               100.2     49.7     50.5        31     12     43 
 
 
 
Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 1, 2016
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       4      Lions              117.0
   2       3      Colts              112.1
   3       5      Steelers           111.2
   4       2      Raiders            109.7
   5      16.5    Cardinals          101.1
   6       1      Saints              99.5
   7      21      49ers               99.5
   8       6      Chiefs              98.8
   9       8      Chargers            98.6
  10      22.5    Giants              94.9
  11       7      Eagles              91.5
  12      19      Panthers            90.7
  13      27      Packers             89.8
  14      12      Buccaneers          87.2
  15      20      Cowboys             86.3
  16      13      Patriots            83.7
  17      16.5    Texans              81.8
  18      29      Bears               81.5
  19      18      Jets                80.3
  20      11      Falcons             78.2
  21      10      Bengals             78.1
  22      22.5    Titans              75.1
  23      32      Bills               74.7
  24      28      Browns              73.6
  25      25      Broncos             72.5
  26      14      Seahawks            71.0
  27      15      Jaguars             69.9
  28       9      Redskins            68.5
  29      24      Ravens              65.8
  30      26      Vikings             63.0
  31      30      Dolphins            56.1
  32      31      Rams                49.7
 
NFL Average                           85.3
 
 
 
Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 1, 2016
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       2      49ers              100.3
   2       3      Seahawks            93.9
   3       7      Titans              87.0
   4       9      Bills               84.2
   5      24      Steelers            81.5
   6      18      Packers             80.1
   7      19      Dolphins            79.0
   8       8      Panthers            77.5
   9       5      Eagles              76.4
  10       1      Ravens              75.3
  11      10.5    Vikings             74.9
  12      23      Jets                71.9
  13      22      Buccaneers          71.8
  14      15      Bengals             69.7
  15       4      Texans              68.5
  16      16.5    Bears               68.2
  17      20      Cardinals           66.3
  18      13      Giants              63.7
  19      21      Falcons             62.8
  20       6      Jaguars             60.2
  21      14      Broncos             59.3
  22      26      Browns              58.5
  23      10.5    Cowboys             55.1
  24      25      Chiefs              51.4
  25      27      Chargers            51.2
  26      12      Rams                50.5
  27      32      Raiders             50.5
  28      16.5    Patriots            48.9
  29      31      Saints              40.3
  30      28      Redskins            38.8
  31      30      Lions               37.9
  32      29      Colts               33.0
 
NFL Average                           64.7

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