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Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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AIKMAN RATINGS

Through Week 8

In their narrow win over the Panthers, the Bears faltered a bit.  They still retain their top spot in Aikman Defense for the sixth straight week (by a huge margin of 10.1), but their Aikman Combined Rating dropped 5.3 points.

In their London romp over St. Louis, the Patriots upped their Aikman Offense Rating to 98.8, good for first place for the fifth straight week.  They also advanced some on defense as well, for an Aikman Combined improvement of 5.7 points.

As a result, New England has moved past the idle Texans and displaced the Bears as the leaders in the Aikman Combined through Week 8.

At the halfway point of their season, New England’s offense may have to be evaluated on a historic scale.  The best season-long mark in the Aikman data base, that goes back to 1995, is the 99.0 mark of the Patriots in 2007.  Last year’s Saints came in just off that mark at 98.8.

The scale has slid to the offensive side of the Aikmans in recent years.  Designed for 75 to be average on both sides of the ball, the game has changed to where 80.0 is this year’s offensive average (78.9 in 2011 was a league-wide season record that could be broken this year).

Thus for the Bears defense to stand at 91.6, or 21 points above the league average, would be the equivalent league differential of 101.6 or so on offense.

 

 

 

Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 8, 2012

 

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

Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined

   1     5-3    Patriots           172.2     98.8     73.4         1     23     24 

   2     6-1    Texans             171.8     90.3     81.5         9      3     12 

   3     6-1    Bears              170.8     79.1     91.6        26      7     33 

   4     6-2    49ers              170.0     88.8     81.2        11      1     12 

   5     6-2    Giants             163.5     86.7     76.8         4     24     28 

   6     7-0    Falcons            162.5     91.0     71.6        13     20     33 

   7     3-4    Buccaneers         160.7     84.5     76.2        15     27     42 

   8     5-3    Packers            157.7     88.9     68.8        21     13     34 

   9     4-3    Steelers           157.4     88.2     69.2        10      2     12 

  10     4-3    Dolphins           157.1     75.8     81.3        23     22     45 

  11     4-3    Broncos            156.6     88.4     68.3         3      8     11 

  12     3-4    Lions              153.6     81.6     72.0         2      9     11 

  13     5-2    Ravens             152.5     84.0     68.5        16     28     44 

  14     5-3    Vikings            149.9     79.6     70.3        22     11     33 

  15     3-5    Redskins           149.6     85.3     64.3         6     29     35 

  16     4-4    Seahawks           149.0     72.4     76.6        30      5     35 

  17     3-4    Cowboys            147.7     74.6     73.1         7      4     11 

  18     3-4    Eagles             147.0     73.3     73.8        14     12     26 

  19     3-4    Chargers           146.5     76.7     69.8        25     10     35 

  20     4-4    Cardinals          146.0     66.7     79.3        31      6     37 

  21     2-5    Saints             144.3     89.3     55.0         5     32     37 

  22     2-6    Browns             143.4     70.6     72.9        29     26     55 

  23     1-6    Panthers           142.9     74.1     68.8        20     15     35 

  24     3-5    Jets               139.2     73.6     65.6        27     16     43 

  25     3-4    Raiders            139.1     73.3     65.7        18     17     35 

  26     3-4    Bengals            137.8     73.5     64.3        17     21     38 

  27     3-5    Rams               137.1     70.5     66.6        28     14     42 

  28     1-6    Jaguars            135.4     68.2     67.2        32     25     57 

  29     3-5    Titans             134.8     79.3     55.6        24     30     54 

  30     4-3    Colts              133.3     76.4     56.9         8     19     27 

  31     3-4    Bills              130.9     79.6     51.3        19     31     50 

  32     1-6    Chiefs             130.7     66.1     64.6        12     18     30 

 

 

 

Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 8, 2012

 

  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1       1      Patriots            98.8

   2      13      Falcons             91.0

   3       9      Texans              90.3

   4       5      Saints              89.3

   5      21      Packers             88.9

   6      11      49ers               88.8

   7       3      Broncos             88.4

   8      10      Steelers            88.2

   9       4      Giants              86.7

  10       6      Redskins            85.3

  11      15      Buccaneers          84.5

  12      16      Ravens              84.0

  13       2      Lions               81.6

  14      22      Vikings             79.6

  15      19      Bills               79.6

  16      24      Titans              79.3

  17      26      Bears               79.1

  18      25      Chargers            76.7

  19       8      Colts               76.4

  20      23      Dolphins            75.8

  21       7      Cowboys             74.6

  22      20      Panthers            74.1

  23      27      Jets                73.6

  24      17      Bengals             73.5

  25      18      Raiders             73.3

  26      14      Eagles              73.3

  27      30      Seahawks            72.4

  28      29      Browns              70.6

  29      28      Rams                70.5

  30      32      Jaguars             68.2

  31      31      Cardinals           66.7

  32      12      Chiefs              66.1

 

NFL Average                           80.0

 

 

 

Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 8, 2012

 

  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1       7      Bears               91.6

   2       3      Texans              81.5

   3      22      Dolphins            81.3

   4       1      49ers               81.2

   5       6      Cardinals           79.3

   6      24      Giants              76.8

   7       5      Seahawks            76.6

   8      27      Buccaneers          76.2

   9      12      Eagles              73.8

  10      23      Patriots            73.4

  11       4      Cowboys             73.1

  12      26      Browns              72.9

  13       9      Lions               72.0

  14      20      Falcons             71.6

  15      11      Vikings             70.3

  16      10      Chargers            69.8

  17       2      Steelers            69.2

  18      13      Packers             68.8

  19      15      Panthers            68.8

  20      28      Ravens              68.5

  21       8      Broncos             68.3

  22      25      Jaguars             67.2

  23      14      Rams                66.6

  24      17      Raiders             65.7

  25      16      Jets                65.6

  26      18      Chiefs              64.6

  27      29      Redskins            64.3

  28      21      Bengals             64.3

  29      19      Colts               56.9

  30      30      Titans              55.6

  31      32      Saints              55.0

  32      31      Bills               51.3

 

NFL Average                           70.0

 

Ratings Courtesy of STATS LLC

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