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AIKMAN COMMENTARY thru Week 7, 2011

The Packers remain atop the Aikman Combined Ratings for another week, with the Ravens hanging onto second despite their loss to Jacksonville.

We note that the sum of the Packers’ offensive and defensive ranks as measured by the NFL (yards only) is 31 (4 on offense, 27 on defense).  That total is bettered at the moment by 12 other teams, including the 3-3 Browns and 3-3 Redskins.

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The big news is the astonishing Aikman Game Rating of 136.2 achieved by the Saints in their 62-7 thrashing of the Colts. 

It is the top score, reflecting the top offensive game performance, in AGR recorded history (since 1995).

The previous mark was 134.4 by the Eagles in their 59-28 victory over Washington on November 15, 2010.

The big score jumped the Saints from 87.6 (6th) to 95.4 (tied for 2nd) in the Aikman Offense Ratings.

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One interesting facet of the Aikman Combined this year has been how so many of the top teams are getting there through dominant performance on one side of the ball.  The NFL’s yards formula has a 4-27 offense/defense split for the Packers for example.  While it is not so pronounced in the Aikmans (4/12), it is still clear which side of the ball is driving the Packers success.  The Patriots, Bills and Saints are three other teams with a significant offensive tilt.

On the other hand the Ravens, 1st on defense and 23rd on offense in the Aikmans, tilt the other way.

The only team in the NFL with a score over 80.0 on both offense and defense in the current Aikman Ratings is San Francisco.

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As a reminder, at the time the Aikman Ratings were conceived, a score of 75.0 measured average offensive and defensive performance based on longtime league norms.  This year, the recent trend towards offense has increased even more.  There are now 22 offenses performing over that historical NFL average of 75.0, but only 10 defenses.

Thus Baltimore’s defensive score of 92.5 is all the more remarkable because of the trend towards offense, as the Ravens have opened up a gap of 8.0 points over second-place San Francisco.

 

 

Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 7, 2011

 

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

Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined

   1     7-0    Packers            167.9     94.1     73.7         4     27     31 

   2     4-2    Ravens             166.4     73.9     92.5        20      1     21 

   3     5-1    49ers              165.8     81.3     84.5        27     11     38 

   4     5-1    Patriots           164.1     97.0     67.1         1     32     33 

   5     5-2    Lions              163.8     84.7     79.2        13     10     23 

   6     4-3    Texans             163.0     85.2     77.8         7      8     15 

   7     4-2    Bills              159.3     95.4     63.8        10     31     41 

   8     4-2    Giants             158.2     83.6     74.6        11     22     33 

   9     5-2    Saints             156.6     95.4     61.2         2     14     16 

  10     4-3    Falcons            156.2     83.6     72.6        18     20     38 

  11     3-3    Cowboys            155.9     79.3     76.6         6      7     13 

  12     4-3    Jets               155.5     77.2     78.3        29      9     38 

  13     4-2    Bengals            153.5     77.4     76.1        22      2     24 

  14     4-3    Bears              152.6     79.9     72.8        17     24     41 

  15     1-6    Vikings            152.3     82.1     70.2        21     19     40 

  16     3-3    Browns             152.1     76.1     76.1        23      4     27 

  17     5-2    Steelers           151.4     82.3     69.0         9      3     12 

  18     2-5    Panthers           148.7     85.5     63.1         5     17     22 

  19     4-2    Chargers           148.6     82.6     66.0         8      5     13 

  20     3-3    Redskins           147.1     71.8     75.3        14     12     26 

  21     4-3    Raiders            145.5     82.1     63.5        12     25     37 

  22     2-4    Eagles             145.1     80.8     64.3         3     13     16 

  23     2-4    Broncos            143.0     76.7     66.4        25     21     46 

  24     2-4    Seahawks           142.4     67.2     75.1        31     15     46 

  25     4-3    Buccaneers         141.5     70.8     70.7        15     28     43 

  26     3-3    Titans             140.9     76.8     64.2        24     16     40 

  27     3-3    Chiefs             137.4     71.5     65.9        26     18     44 

  28     1-5    Cardinals          136.8     71.9     64.9        16     26     42 

  29     2-5    Jaguars            134.7     62.1     72.5        32      6     38 

  30     0-6    Dolphins           131.9     66.2     65.7        19     23     42 

  31     0-7    Colts              126.5     70.8     55.6        30     30     60 

  32     0-6    Rams               121.4     62.0     59.5        28     29     57 

 

 

 

Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 7, 2011

 

  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1       1      Patriots            97.0

   2      10      Bills               95.4

   3       2      Saints              95.4

   4       4      Packers             94.1

   5       5      Panthers            85.5

   6       7      Texans              85.2

   7      13      Lions               84.7

   8      18      Falcons             83.6

   9      11      Giants              83.6

  10       8      Chargers            82.6

  11       9      Steelers            82.3

  12      12      Raiders             82.1

  13      21      Vikings             82.1

  14      27      49ers               81.3

  15       3      Eagles              80.8

  16      17      Bears               79.9

  17       6      Cowboys             79.3

  18      22      Bengals             77.4

  19      29      Jets                77.2

  20      24      Titans              76.8

  21      25      Broncos             76.7

  22      23      Browns              76.1

  23      20      Ravens              73.9

  24      16      Cardinals           71.9

  25      14      Redskins            71.8

  26      26      Chiefs              71.5

  27      30      Colts               70.8

  28      15      Buccaneers          70.8

  29      31      Seahawks            67.2

  30      19      Dolphins            66.2

  31      32      Jaguars             62.1

  32      28      Rams                62.0

 

NFL Average                           79.3

 

 

 

Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 7, 2011

 

  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1       1      Ravens              92.5

   2      11      49ers               84.5

   3      10      Lions               79.2

   4       9      Jets                78.3

   5       8      Texans              77.8

   6       7      Cowboys             76.6

   7       2      Bengals             76.1

   8       4      Browns              76.1

   9      12      Redskins            75.3

  10      15      Seahawks            75.1

  11      22      Giants              74.6

  12      27      Packers             73.7

  13      24      Bears               72.8

  14      20      Falcons             72.6

  15       6      Jaguars             72.5

  16      28      Buccaneers          70.7

  17      19      Vikings             70.2

  18       3      Steelers            69.0

  19      32      Patriots            67.1

  20      21      Broncos             66.4

  21       5      Chargers            66.0

  22      18      Chiefs              65.9

  23      23      Dolphins            65.7

  24      26      Cardinals           64.9

  25      13      Eagles              64.3

  26      16      Titans              64.2

  27      31      Bills               63.8

  28      25      Raiders             63.5

  29      17      Panthers            63.1

  30      14      Saints              61.2

  31      29      Rams                59.5

  32      30      Colts               55.6

 

NFL Average                           70.7

 

Ratings Courtesy of STATS LLC
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