Thursday, August 21, 2014

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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As Matt Leinart takes over, the Texans rank first in the Aikman Combined Ratings through Week 11, ahead of NFC powerhouses Green Bay and San Francisco.  The Packers and 49ers have the NFL’s best Aikman Offense and Defense respectively but have mediocre marks on the other side of the ball that have hindered their rise to the top.

The Texans are the only team in the top five on both sides of the ball (4th on offense, 3rd on defense), but they will be playing without starting QB Matt Schaub for the foreseeable future.

At “8”, the Texans also have the lowest combined number for the NFL’s yards-only method of ranking offense and defense.

The Packers may have the league’s best record and sit atop most subjective rankings and polls.  It should be pointed out that only two teams have allowed more yards than Green Bay and their combined offense-defense NFL yards-only number of 34 is bettered by 12 teams and tied with four others including the 4-6 Browns.  At least in the Aikmans, they are a solid second to Houston, which admittedly has played a less-demanding schedule.

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While there might be some disagreement about the top of the Aikman Combined, there is no dispute at the bottom where the Colts are last in Aikman Offense, last in Aikman Defense and a whopping 9.4 points behind the 31st-place Rams at the bottom of the Aikman Combined. 

Aikman History starts in 1995, and since that time the only team to finish a season with a lower Aikman Combined than the current 122.5 of Indianapolis is Arizona in 2000.  That 3-13 Cardinals team, quarterbacked by Jake Plummer, combined for 120.2.

 

 

Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 11, 2011

 

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

Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined

   1     7-3    Texans             169.6     88.3     81.3         7      1      8 

   2    10-0    Packers            166.6     96.4     70.2         4     30     34 

   3     9-1    49ers              166.5     79.8     86.7        20      8     28 

   4     7-3    Ravens             164.4     78.9     85.5        15      4     19 

   5     7-3    Lions              164.1     84.3     79.8        11      9     20 

   6     7-3    Patriots           162.2     91.3     70.9         2     32     34 

   7     7-3    Bears              160.5     82.7     77.8        17     25     42 

   8     6-4    Falcons            159.6     84.1     75.5        12     15     27 

   9     6-4    Giants             154.9     80.0     74.9        13     21     34 

  10     6-4    Cowboys            154.7     82.3     72.5         6     10     16 

  11     7-3    Saints             154.2     91.8     62.4         1     20     21 

  12     5-5    Jets               154.2     75.7     78.5        22      7     29 

  13     5-5    Titans             151.6     81.2     70.4        21     18     39 

  14     7-3    Steelers           151.3     83.5     67.7         9      2     11 

  15     6-4    Bengals            151.0     78.4     72.5        18      6     24 

  16     3-7    Dolphins           150.6     75.0     75.6        23     16     39 

  17     4-6    Eagles             148.8     80.8     67.9         3     12     15 

  18     6-4    Raiders            148.5     82.6     65.9        10     24     34 

  19     2-8    Vikings            147.0     80.1     66.9        19     19     38 

  20     4-6    Seahawks           144.9     68.9     76.0        28     11     39 

  21     4-6    Browns             144.9     71.7     73.3        29      5     34 

  22     5-5    Bills              144.5     79.6     65.0        14     26     40 

  23     4-6    Chargers           143.6     79.6     64.0         8     13     21 

  24     3-7    Redskins           142.4     67.6     74.8        24     14     38 

  25     5-5    Broncos            141.8     74.0     67.8        27     17     44 

  26     2-8    Panthers           140.9     81.0     59.9         5     27     32 

  27     3-7    Jaguars            140.8     66.2     74.6        32      3     35 

  28     3-7    Cardinals          139.6     70.4     69.2        25     28     53 

  29     4-6    Buccaneers         136.7     71.7     65.0        16     31     47 

  30     4-6    Chiefs             134.7     67.9     66.8        26     23     49 

  31     2-8    Rams               131.9     65.9     66.0        30     22     52 

  32     0-10   Colts              122.5     64.6     57.8        31     29     60 

 

 

 

Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 11, 2011

 

  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1       4      Packers             96.4

   2       1      Saints              91.8

   3       2      Patriots            91.3

   4       7      Texans              88.3

   5      11      Lions               84.3

   6      12      Falcons             84.1

   7       9      Steelers            83.5

   8      17      Bears               82.7

   9      10      Raiders             82.6

  10       6      Cowboys             82.3

  11      21      Titans              81.2

  12       5      Panthers            81.0

  13       3      Eagles              80.8

  14      19      Vikings             80.1

  15      13      Giants              80.0

  16      20      49ers               79.8

  17       8      Chargers            79.6

  18      14      Bills               79.6

  19      15      Ravens              78.9

  20      18      Bengals             78.4

  21      22      Jets                75.7

  22      23      Dolphins            75.0

  23      27      Broncos             74.0

  24      16      Buccaneers          71.7

  25      29      Browns              71.7

  26      25      Cardinals           70.4

  27      28      Seahawks            68.9

  28      26      Chiefs              67.9

  29      24      Redskins            67.6

  30      32      Jaguars             66.2

  31      30      Rams                65.9

  32      31      Colts               64.6

 

NFL Average                           78.5

 

 

 

Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 11, 2011

 

  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1       8      49ers               86.7

   2       4      Ravens              85.5

   3       1      Texans              81.3

   4       9      Lions               79.8

   5       7      Jets                78.5

   6      25      Bears               77.8

   7      11      Seahawks            76.0

   8      16      Dolphins            75.6

   9      15      Falcons             75.5

  10      21      Giants              74.9

  11      14      Redskins            74.8

  12       3      Jaguars             74.6

  13       5      Browns              73.3

  14       6      Bengals             72.5

  15      10      Cowboys             72.5

  16      32      Patriots            70.9

  17      18      Titans              70.4

  18      30      Packers             70.2

  19      28      Cardinals           69.2

  20      12      Eagles              67.9

  21      17      Broncos             67.8

  22       2      Steelers            67.7

  23      19      Vikings             66.9

  24      23      Chiefs              66.8

  25      22      Rams                66.0

  26      24      Raiders             65.9

  27      31      Buccaneers          65.0

  28      26      Bills               65.0

  29      13      Chargers            64.0

  30      20      Saints              62.4

  31      27      Panthers            59.9

  32      29      Colts               57.8

 

NFL Average                           71.5

 

Ratings Courtesy of STATS LLC

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