Friday, October 20, 2017

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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AIKMAN RATINGS thru Week 2

 

Seven undefeated teams are lined up atop the Aikman Combined Ratings after Week 2 of the 2017 season, led by the Ravens who have defeated Ohio (Bengals and Browns) while allowing only 10 combined points, recording 10 takeaways and holding their foes without a TD in four red-zone possessions.  It all helps create an Aikman Defense Rating of 120.4, good for first in the NFL as well.

 

As for Aikman Offense, the two top attacks reside in the AFC West in the Chiefs (107.0) and Raiders (106.8), with the Broncos not far behind in 6th.

 

With only two weeks of results, we are still early in our season-long determination, so the Ratings can still vary significantly from week to week.  For example, the Patriots are last in Aikman Defense after meeting the high-octane Chiefs and Saints.  This week’s meeting with the Texans might enable them to rise significantly.

 

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The Aikman Ratings measure seven different categories of performance on both Offense and Defense.  Devised by Troy Aikman in 2005 and compiled by STATS LLC, they provide a better measure of the qualities that win football games than simply total yards gained, the method used by the NFL to rank offenses and defenses.  Originally designed where a score of 75 would be the average on both Offense and Defense, the swing towards Offense since has made a score above 80 the mean on that side of the ball while 70 has been an average Defense in recent years.

 

The seven categories are Offensive Points (20%), Red-Zone Efficiency as measured by Points Per Red-Zone Possession (20%), Turnovers (20%), Yards per Rush (10%), Yards per Pass (10%), Third-Down Percentage (10%) and First Downs (10%).

 

 

 

 

Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 2, 2017

 

                                 --------- Aikman --------       ------- NFL --------

Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined

   1     2-0    Ravens             203.0     82.6    120.4        22     11     33 

   2     1-0    Buccaneers         184.7     81.1    103.6        19     16     35 

   3     2-0    Panthers           184.1     72.3    111.8        25      1     26 

   4     2-0    Broncos            176.1     92.6     83.5        11      4     15 

   5     2-0    Lions              175.0     91.1     83.9        17      7     24 

   6     2-0    Raiders            173.8    106.8     67.0         4     17     21 

   7     2-0    Chiefs             170.8    107.0     63.8         2     29     31 

   8     1-1    Bills              164.6     78.8     85.8        24      2     26 

   9     1-1    Rams               161.9     84.1     77.8        10     13     23 

  10     1-1    Eagles             161.0     82.1     78.9         5     12     17 

  11     2-0    Falcons            158.9     95.4     63.5         8     22     30 

  12     2-0    Steelers           157.0     82.9     74.1        16      3     19 

  13     1-1    Titans             155.8     93.9     61.9         6     23     29 

  14     1-1    Packers            154.4     88.3     66.0         7      8     15 

  15     1-1    Vikings            154.0     85.7     68.3         9     24     33 

  16     0-2    Chargers           152.3     82.8     69.5        20     21     41 

  17     1-1    Jaguars            149.9     79.3     70.6        23      9     32 

  18     1-1    Seahawks           144.4     69.1     75.3        26     15     41 

  19     1-0    Dolphins           142.5     76.1     66.4        13     27     40 

  20     1-1    Patriots           141.6     96.3     45.3         1     31     32 

  21     1-1    Texans             140.8     60.6     80.2        31      6     37 

  22     1-1    Redskins           137.9     69.1     68.8        15     26     41 

  23     0-2    Colts              135.3     64.0     71.3        29     28     57 

  24     1-1    Cowboys            134.8     71.0     63.8        14     14     28 

  25     0-2    Bears              133.5     67.2     66.3        21     25     46 

  26     0-2    Giants             132.2     64.4     67.9        28     20     48 

  27     0-2    Saints             131.0     83.8     47.2         3     32     35 

  28     1-1    Cardinals          129.3     64.7     64.6        12     19     31 

  29     0-2    Browns             127.4     62.0     65.4        18     18     36 

  30     0-2    49ers              126.6     53.6     73.0        32     10     42 

  31     0-2    Jets               121.2     74.6     46.7        30     30     60 

  32     0-2    Bengals            117.9     40.9     77.0        27      5     32 

 

 

 

Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 2, 2017

 

  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1       2      Chiefs             107.0

   2       4      Raiders            106.8

   3       1      Patriots            96.3

   4       8      Falcons             95.4

   5       6      Titans              93.9

   6      11      Broncos             92.6

   7      17      Lions               91.1

   8       7      Packers             88.3

   9       9      Vikings             85.7

  10      10      Rams                84.1

  11       3      Saints              83.8

  12      16      Steelers            82.9

  13      20      Chargers            82.8

  14      22      Ravens              82.6

  15       5      Eagles              82.1

  16      19      Buccaneers          81.1

  17      23      Jaguars             79.3

  18      24      Bills               78.8

  19      13      Dolphins            76.1

  20      30      Jets                74.6

  21      25      Panthers            72.3

  22      14      Cowboys             71.0

  23      15      Redskins            69.1

  24      26      Seahawks            69.1

  25      21      Bears               67.2

  26      12      Cardinals           64.7

  27      28      Giants              64.4

  28      29      Colts               64.0

  29      18      Browns              62.0

  30      31      Texans              60.6

  31      32      49ers               53.6

  32      27      Bengals             40.9

 

NFL Average                           78.3

 

 

 

Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 2, 2017

 

  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1      11      Ravens             120.4

   2       1      Panthers           111.8

   3      16      Buccaneers         103.6

   4       2      Bills               85.8

   5       7      Lions               83.9

   6       4      Broncos             83.5

   7       6      Texans              80.2

   8      12      Eagles              78.9

   9      13      Rams                77.8

  10       5      Bengals             77.0

  11      15      Seahawks            75.3

  12       3      Steelers            74.1

  13      10      49ers               73.0

  14      28      Colts               71.3

  15       9      Jaguars             70.6

  16      21      Chargers            69.5

  17      26      Redskins            68.8

  18      24      Vikings             68.3

  19      20      Giants              67.9

  20      17      Raiders             67.0

  21      27      Dolphins            66.4

  22      25      Bears               66.3

  23       8      Packers             66.0

  24      18      Browns              65.4

  25      19      Cardinals           64.6

  26      14      Cowboys             63.8

  27      29      Chiefs              63.8

  28      22      Falcons             63.5

  29      23      Titans              61.9

  30      32      Saints              47.2

  31      30      Jets                46.7

  32      31      Patriots            45.3

 

NFL Average                           71.7

 

 

 

Ratings Courtesy of STATS

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