Monday, November 24, 2014

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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AIKMAN RATINGS

Through Week 10

 

The leaders remain unchanged after 10 weeks in the three major categories of the Aikman Ratings.  The Patriots in Aikman Offense and the Bears in Aikman Defense have been atop those categories since September, while the Texans lead the Aikman Combined for the second straight week after their victory over Chicago.

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The Aikman Combined has been identifying the Buccaneers as a team to watch for several weeks now.  Tampa Bay, winner of three straight, has moved up to 6th in the Aikman Combined, slightly ahead of the 8-1 Falcons, as well as the Packers, Steelers, Giants and Broncos.  The Buccaneers have two games remaining with Atlanta.  Is it possible they could still having something to say about the NFC South title?

On the other hand, the Aikman Combined is not so kind to 6-3 Indianapolis.  Indianapolis stand just 25th at the moment, but part of that might be that nine of the bottom 10 teams are in the AFC.  Houston and New England represent the AFC at the top of the Aikman Combined, but 11 of the next 14 clubs are from the NFC. 

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Troy Aikman conceived of the Aikman Ratings after noticing that quite often a team would dominate an opponent on both sides of the ball, score a convincing victory – and still falter in the NFL’s official “yards only” ranking of offense and defense.

There were several striking examples of that in Week 10, with the Ravens, Bengals and Cowboys scoring double-digit wins on the scoreboard while outgained in yardage.  Among the games played to a decision, teams with more yards were only 6-7 on the week and are at just 58.2% for the year.

On the other hand, teams with a higher Aikman Game Score went 12-1 on the week and have won 80% of the games to date.

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The NFL’s “yards only” rankings would have you believe that the Eagles (8th) have a better offense than the Packers (19th) among others.  The Aikman Ratings put Green Bay’s offense 5th and Philadelphia in 27th.  Which offense do you think NFL defensive coordinators find more challenging to keep out of the end zone?

 

 

 

Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 10, 2012

 

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

Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined

   1     8-1    Texans             172.8     87.2     85.7        15      2     17 

   2     6-3    Patriots           171.2     99.9     71.3         1     25     26 

   3     7-2    Bears              167.4     76.0     91.3        28      5     33 

   4     6-2-1  49ers              167.2     89.3     77.9        11      3     14 

   5     7-2    Ravens             160.6     87.7     72.9        16.5   27     43.5

   6     5-4    Buccaneers         160.3     87.7     72.6        12.5   30     42.5

   7     8-1    Falcons            159.7     90.0     69.6         6     20     26 

   8     6-3    Packers            158.4     88.3     70.1        19     14     33 

   9     6-3    Steelers           157.9     85.1     72.8        16.5    1     17.5

  10     6-4    Giants             156.9     82.5     74.3        10     21     31 

  11     6-3    Broncos            156.2     86.8     69.4         3      6      9 

  12     4-5    Lions              155.8     85.5     70.3         2     10     12 

  13     6-4    Seahawks           155.5     77.1     78.4        27      4     31 

  14     4-5    Saints             149.0     89.9     59.0         4     32     36 

  15     6-4    Vikings            148.6     80.9     67.7        21     13     34 

  16     4-5    Cowboys            147.3     75.4     71.9         9      8     17 

  17     4-5    Dolphins           147.2     72.9     74.3        26     22     48 

  18     3-6    Redskins           147.0     83.8     63.2         7     28     35 

  19     4-5    Chargers           146.9     77.9     69.0        22      7     29 

  20     2-7    Panthers           146.2     76.1     70.2        23     16     39 

  21     3-6    Eagles             144.9     72.5     72.4         8     12     20 

  22     4-5    Cardinals          144.9     66.9     78.0        31      9     40 

  23     4-5    Bengals            143.0     76.4     66.7        20     19     39 

  24     4-6    Titans             141.3     80.0     61.3        25     29     54 

  25     6-3    Colts              139.9     79.1     60.8         5     18     23 

  26     2-7    Browns             139.8     68.7     71.0        29     24     53 

  27     3-5-1  Rams               138.9     73.5     65.4        24     15     39 

  28     3-6    Jets               135.2     70.2     65.0        30     17     47 

  29     1-8    Jaguars            134.1     69.4     64.6        32     26     58 

  30     3-6    Raiders            133.8     73.4     60.4        12.5   23     35.5

  31     1-8    Chiefs             133.8     66.0     67.8        18     11     29 

  32     3-6    Bills              130.3     78.9     51.3        14     31     45 

 

 

 

Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 10, 2012

 

  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1       1      Patriots            99.9

   2       6      Falcons             90.0

   3       4      Saints              89.9

   4      11      49ers               89.3

   5      19      Packers             88.3

   6      12.5    Buccaneers          87.7

   7      16.5    Ravens              87.7

   8      15      Texans              87.2

   9       3      Broncos             86.8

  10       2      Lions               85.5

  11      16.5    Steelers            85.1

  12       7      Redskins            83.8

  13      10      Giants              82.5

  14      21      Vikings             80.9

  15      25      Titans              80.0

  16       5      Colts               79.1

  17      14      Bills               78.9

  18      22      Chargers            77.9

  19      27      Seahawks            77.1

  20      20      Bengals             76.4

  21      23      Panthers            76.1

  22      28      Bears               76.0

  23       9      Cowboys             75.4

  24      24      Rams                73.5

  25      12.5    Raiders             73.4

  26      26      Dolphins            72.9

  27       8      Eagles              72.5

  28      30      Jets                70.2

  29      32      Jaguars             69.4

  30      29      Browns              68.7

  31      31      Cardinals           66.9

  32      18      Chiefs              66.0

 

NFL Average                           80.1

 

 

 

Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 10, 2012

 

  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1       5      Bears               91.3

   2       2      Texans              85.7

   3       4      Seahawks            78.4

   4       9      Cardinals           78.0

   5       3      49ers               77.9

   6      22      Dolphins            74.3

   7      21      Giants              74.3

   8      27      Ravens              72.9

   9       1      Steelers            72.8

  10      30      Buccaneers          72.6

  11      12      Eagles              72.4

  12       8      Cowboys             71.9

  13      25      Patriots            71.3

  14      24      Browns              71.0

  15      10      Lions               70.3

  16      16      Panthers            70.2

  17      14      Packers             70.1

  18      20      Falcons             69.6

  19       6      Broncos             69.4

  20       7      Chargers            69.0

  21      11      Chiefs              67.8

  22      13      Vikings             67.7

  23      19      Bengals             66.7

  24      15      Rams                65.4

  25      17      Jets                65.0

  26      26      Jaguars             64.6

  27      28      Redskins            63.2

  28      29      Titans              61.3

  29      18      Colts               60.8

  30      23      Raiders             60.4

  31      32      Saints              59.0

  32      31      Bills               51.3

 

NFL Average                           69.9

 

Ratings Courtesy of STATS LLC

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