Thursday, October 19, 2017

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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AIKMAN RATINGS
Thru Week 2
 
The Steelers, after impressive wins over a pair of 2015 division champions, are the early leaders in the 2016 Aikman Combined Ratings.  A pair of “bird” teams, the Cardinals and the surprising Eagles, are next in line – although with only two weeks of results things are still volatile.
 
Pittsburgh ranks 3rd in both Aikman Offense and Aikman Defense.  Boosted by a red-zone Defense that has allowed only one TD in seven opportunities, the Steelers’ 3rd place ranking on defense is far better than the 22nd of the NFL’s “yards only” ranking and more reflective of their strong performance to date.
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The Raiders, at 110.2, are off to the early lead in the Aikman Offense Ratings, but the Silver and Black defense ranks only 30th.
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Having allowed only one TD in the first two games, the Seahawks are 1st in Aikman Defense.  
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The Chargers crushed the Jaguars, 38-14, in a game that was never in doubt.  But strictly measured by yards the Jaguars helped themselves more in the NFL ratings by outgaining San Diego, 388 to 357.  Meanwhile, the Aikman Game Score, which includes seven factors more directly related to victory than simply yards, had the Chargers ahead, 98.6 to 71.0.
 

 
 
 
Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 2, 2016
 
                                 --------- Aikman --------       ------- NFL --------
Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined
   1     2-0    Steelers           184.8     99.5     85.3         8     22     30  
   2     1-1    Cardinals          174.7     97.9     76.7        11     13     24  
   3     2-0    Eagles             174.4     86.6     87.8        21      4     25  
   4     1-1    Panthers           171.2     91.1     80.2         3      7     10  
   5     1-1    Chargers           163.1     98.4     64.6        12     23.5   35.5
   6     1-1    Titans             162.3     84.1     78.2        22     14     36  
   7     1-1    49ers              161.1     84.4     76.7        27     15.5   42.5
   8     1-1    Jets               159.8     93.3     66.4         4     19     23  
   9     1-1    Raiders            159.6    110.2     49.4         1     32     33  
  10     2-0    Ravens             159.0     83.3     75.7        20      2     22  
  11     1-1    Packers            158.1     78.9     79.2        29     11     40  
  12     1-1    Seahawks           157.1     66.4     90.7        26      1     27  
  13     0-2    Saints             155.7     89.2     66.5         9     31     40  
  14     1-1    Cowboys            152.9     90.3     62.6        15     18     33  
  15     2-0    Patriots           152.1     94.4     57.8         5     25     30  
  16     1-1    Chiefs             151.9     81.1     70.9        17     17     34  
  17     2-0    Texans             150.8     69.8     81.1        19      3     22  
  18     0-2    Colts              147.9     98.4     49.5        18     30     48  
  19     0-2    Bills              145.5     85.1     60.4        30     23.5   53.5
  20     1-1    Lions              145.4     99.8     45.6         6     26     32  
  21     2-0    Vikings            144.3     65.9     78.4        28      5     33  
  22     2-0    Giants             142.3     74.8     67.6        14      8     22  
  23     2-0    Broncos            141.7     78.9     62.8        16      6     22  
  24     1-1    Falcons            139.8     90.2     49.6         2     29     31  
  25     1-1    Bengals            138.5     69.9     68.6        10     15.5   25.5
  26     1-1    Buccaneers         136.6     75.0     61.6        23     21     44  
  27     0-2    Browns             135.2     76.7     58.5        24     20     44  
  28     0-2    Bears              132.3     64.9     67.4        31      9     40  
  29     0-2    Dolphins           131.7     69.3     62.4        25     27.5   52.5
  30     0-2    Redskins           125.6     77.1     48.5         7     27.5   34.5
  31     0-2    Jaguars            124.3     68.4     55.9        13     12     25  
  32     1-1    Rams               118.2     53.3     64.9        32     10     42  
 
 
 
Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 2, 2016
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       1      Raiders            110.2
   2       6      Lions               99.8
   3       8      Steelers            99.5
   4      18      Colts               98.4
   5      12      Chargers            98.4
   6      11      Cardinals           97.9
   7       5      Patriots            94.4
   8       4      Jets                93.3
   9       3      Panthers            91.1
  10      15      Cowboys             90.3
  11       2      Falcons             90.2
  12       9      Saints              89.2
  13      21      Eagles              86.6
  14      30      Bills               85.1
  15      27      49ers               84.4
  16      22      Titans              84.1
  17      20      Ravens              83.3
  18      17      Chiefs              81.1
  19      16      Broncos             78.9
  20      29      Packers             78.9
  21       7      Redskins            77.1
  22      24      Browns              76.7
  23      23      Buccaneers          75.0
  24      14      Giants              74.8
  25      10      Bengals             69.9
  26      19      Texans              69.8
  27      25      Dolphins            69.3
  28      13      Jaguars             68.4
  29      26      Seahawks            66.4
  30      28      Vikings             65.9
  31      31      Bears               64.9
  32      32      Rams                53.3
 
NFL Average                           82.6
 
 
 
Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 2, 2016
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       1      Seahawks            90.7
   2       4      Eagles              87.8
   3      22      Steelers            85.3
   4       3      Texans              81.1
   5       7      Panthers            80.2
   6      11      Packers             79.2
   7       5      Vikings             78.4
   8      14      Titans              78.2
   9      13      Cardinals           76.7
  10      15.5    49ers               76.7
  11       2      Ravens              75.7
  12      17      Chiefs              70.9
  13      15.5    Bengals             68.6
  14       8      Giants              67.6
 15       9      Bears               67.4
  16      31      Saints              66.5
  17      19      Jets                66.4
  18      10      Rams                64.9
  19      23.5    Chargers            64.6
  20       6      Broncos             62.8
  21      18      Cowboys             62.6
  22      27.5    Dolphins            62.4
  23      21      Buccaneers          61.6
  24      23.5    Bills               60.4
  25      20      Browns              58.5
  26      25      Patriots            57.8
  27      12      Jaguars             55.9
  28      29      Falcons             49.6
  29      30      Colts               49.5
  30      32      Raiders             49.4
  31      27.5    Redskins            48.5
  32      26      Lions               45.6
 
NFL Average                           67.4
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