Sunday, July 23, 2017

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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AIKMAN RATINGS
Thru Week 3

 
 
Led by their defense, the Eagles soared into first place in the Aikman Combined Ratings through Week 3.  Philadelphia also sits atop Aikman Defense, while rookie Carson Wentz has the Eagles in 7th place in Aikman Offense.  In the Combined Ratings, Philadelphia holds a substantial 19.8-point lead over the second-place Chiefs, although plenty of time remains for the race to tighten.
 
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The Raiders and Falcons, the two teams that have gained the most yards in the NFL in the first three weeks, also sit 1-2 in Aikman Offense, although in reverse order.  Sometimes, the yards leaders and the top teams in the Aikman Ratings do match up.  On the other hand, there are teams like the Redskins (5th in yards, 23rd in Aikman Offense) who have a discrepancy.  In Washington’s case, the Redskins are hurt by converting TDs on only three of 14 red-zone opportunities.
 
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Teams that gained more yards than their opponents last week (and were rewarded in the NFL offensive and defensive ratings) went only 7-9 and have won just 52 percent of their games on the year.  Among the teams that were outgained by a substantial amount of yardage and still won were the Rams over the Buccaneers, the Packers over the Lions and the Bills over the Cardinals.  In all three of those cases, per our ratings compiled by STATS, the winning team did have a higher Aikman Game Score.

 
 
Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 3, 2016
 
                                 --------- Aikman --------       ------- NFL --------
Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined
   1     3-0    Eagles             184.4     91.8     92.6        13      4     17  
   2     2-1    Chiefs             164.6     76.1     88.5        23     11.5   34.5
   3     1-2    Panthers           164.6     83.9     80.7         7      3     10  
   4     2-1    Raiders            164.6    103.3     61.3         2     32     34  
   5     2-1    Cowboys            163.7     96.3     67.4         8     22     30  
   6     2-1    Packers            161.6     87.4     74.1        28     13     41  
   7     2-1    Seahawks           159.7     76.4     83.3        19      1     20  
   8     3-0    Patriots           157.2     90.8     66.4        14.5   17     31.5
   9     1-2    Colts              157.2     94.3     62.9        12     24     36  
  10     1-2    Bills              156.5     83.6     72.8        30     23     53  
  11     1-2    Cardinals          156.2     83.3     72.9        14.5    9     23.5
  12     2-1    Steelers           154.9     83.3     71.6        21.5   27     48.5
  13     3-0    Ravens             153.9     77.8     76.1        25      2     27  
  14     1-2    49ers              152.2     81.7     70.5        29     20     49  
  15     1-2    Chargers           151.9     86.6     65.3        17     25.5   42.5
  16     3-0    Broncos            151.2     83.4     67.8        21.5    7     28.5
  17     1-2    Titans             151.1     75.9     75.2        20     11.5   31.5
  18     2-1    Giants             150.2     77.9     72.2         6     10     16  
  19     0-3    Saints             149.4     93.0     56.4         3     31     34  
  20     2-1    Falcons            148.0     97.9     50.2         1     30     31  
  21     3-0    Vikings            146.3     67.1     79.2        31      6     37  
  22     1-2    Jets               144.8     72.2     72.7        10     14     24  
  23     1-2    Dolphins           142.7     74.4     68.3        18     28     46  
  24     1-2    Lions              142.0     95.5     46.5         4     21     25  
  25     2-1    Texans             141.0     63.9     77.1        24      5     29  
  26     1-2    Buccaneers         138.9     77.9     61.0         9     19     28  
  27     2-1    Rams               138.6     73.0     65.6        32     18     50  
  28     1-2    Bengals            137.7     72.4     65.3        11     15     26  
  29     0-3    Browns             134.0     73.4     60.6        16     25.5   41.5
  30     0-3    Jaguars            133.3     68.3     65.0        26      8     34  
  31     1-2    Redskins           130.3     76.2     54.2         5     29     34  
  32     0-3    Bears              126.9     67.5     59.4        27     16     43  
 
 
 
Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 3, 2016
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       2      Raiders            103.3
   2       1      Falcons             97.9
   3       8      Cowboys             96.3
   4       4      Lions               95.5
   5      12      Colts               94.3
   6       3      Saints              93.0
   7      13      Eagles              91.8
   8      14.5    Patriots            90.8
   9      28      Packers             87.4
  10      17      Chargers            86.6
  11       7      Panthers            83.9
  12      30      Bills               83.6
  13      21.5    Broncos             83.4
  14      21.5    Steelers            83.3
  15      14.5    Cardinals           83.3
  16      29      49ers               81.7
  17       6      Giants              77.9
  18       9      Buccaneers          77.9
  19      25      Ravens              77.8
  20      19      Seahawks            76.4
  21       5      Redskins            76.2
  22      23      Chiefs              76.1
  23      20      Titans              75.9
  24      18      Dolphins            74.4
  25      16      Browns              73.4
  26      32      Rams                73.0
  27      11      Bengals             72.4
  28      10      Jets                72.2
  29      26      Jaguars             68.3
  30      27      Bears               67.5
  31      31      Vikings             67.1
  32      24      Texans              63.9
 
NFL Average                           81.2
 
 
 
Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 3, 2016
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       4      Eagles              92.6
   2      11.5    Chiefs              88.5
   3       1      Seahawks            83.3
   4       3      Panthers            80.7
   5       6      Vikings             79.2
   6       5      Texans              77.1
   7       2      Ravens              76.1
   8      11.5    Titans              75.2
   9      13      Packers             74.1
  10       9      Cardinals           72.9
  11      23      Bills               72.8
  12      14      Jets                72.7
  13      10      Giants              72.2
  14      27      Steelers            71.6
  15      20      49ers               70.5
  16      28      Dolphins            68.3
  17       7      Broncos             67.8
  18      22      Cowboys             67.4
  19      17      Patriots            66.4
  20      18      Rams                65.6
  21      25.5    Chargers            65.3
  22      15      Bengals             65.3
  23       8      Jaguars             65.0
  24      24      Colts               62.9
  25      32      Raiders             61.3
  26      19      Buccaneers          61.0
  27      25.5    Browns              60.6
  28      16      Bears               59.4
  29      31      Saints              56.4
  30      29      Redskins            54.2
  31      30      Falcons             50.2
  32      21      Lions               46.5
 
NFL Average                           68.8
 
Ratings Courtesy of STATS
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