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Aikman Efficiency Ratings

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AIKMAN RATINGS

Through Week 16



With one week to go in the regular season, the Patriots remain in first place in the Aikman Combined Ratings while the surging Seahawks have moved into second.

Of the 10 teams that have made the playoffs so far, nine of them rank in the top 10 of the current Aikman Combined.  The other team is the Bears, in sixth in the Combined and still the leaders in Aikman Defense.  Chicago still has a good chance of making the playoffs.

The one team that has qualified for the playoffs without success in the Aikman Combined is Indianapolis.  The Colts, whose season has been marked by close victories and a not particularly rigorous schedule, are 23rd in the Aikman Combined.

The NFL continues to use a “yards only” method to rank offense and defense.  Combining the league’s rankings yields mixed results in determining success.

The Patriots, first in the Aikman Combined, and in the top five in nearly every subjective power ranking, stand only 12th when you combine their NFL rankings (1+27=28).  Of the 11 teams ahead of them by this method, six are in the playoffs, the Cowboys could be and the Lions, Steelers, Panthers and Eagles will not qualify.

New England continues to dominate Aikman Offense just as it leads the NFL in yards.  But after only posting a mark of 89.7 in the last four weeks, they have fallen off a record pace.  The Patriots need an outstanding performance against the Bills on Sunday to reverse the trend and surpass their own mark of 99.0 in 2007 that constitutes the best in Aikman history, which dates to 1995.


 
 
 
Aikman Combined Ratings Through Week 16, 2012
 
                                 --------- Aikman --------       ------- NFL --------
Rank  Record   Team             Combined     Off      Def       Off    Def  Combined
   1    11-4    Patriots           171.9     98.4     73.4         1     27     28
   2    10-5    Seahawks           165.7     86.4     79.4        16      4     20
   3    12-3    Texans             164.3     86.5     77.8         8      9     17
   4    13-2    Falcons            161.9     87.8     74.0         7     23     30
   5    12-3    Broncos            159.9     85.9     74.0         4      3      7
   6     9-6    Bears              159.5     76.2     83.3        28      5     33
   7    10-4-1  49ers              159.0     85.0     74.0        11      2     13
   8    11-4    Packers            157.4     87.2     70.2        13     10     23
   9    10-5    Ravens             155.8     83.4     72.4        15     20     35
  10     9-6    Bengals            155.4     78.8     76.6        20      6     26
  11     8-7    Giants             154.9     83.6     71.3        14     30     44
  12     9-6    Redskins           154.6     88.0     66.6         5     28     33
  13     7-8    Saints             153.3     89.3     63.9         3     32     35
  14     7-8    Steelers           153.0     77.4     75.6        21      1     22
  15     6-9    Panthers           152.4     81.5     70.9        17      8     25
  16     7-8    Dolphins           151.8     76.8     75.0        26     18     44
  17     6-9    Buccaneers         150.0     81.2     68.8        10     29     39
  18     4-11   Lions              149.3     83.2     66.1         2     13     15
  19     9-6    Vikings            148.5     79.8     68.7        23     16     39
  20     8-7    Cowboys            146.2     80.0     66.2         6     19     25
  21     7-7-1  Rams               145.2     73.4     71.9        24     15     39
  22     5-10   Browns             144.3     72.3     72.0        27     24     51
  23    10-5    Colts              142.3     79.3     63.0         9     26     35
  24     6-9    Chargers           141.8     73.2     68.6        29     11     40
  25     6-9    Jets               140.9     69.3     71.6        30      7     37
  26     5-10   Cardinals          140.7     60.7     79.9        32     12     44
  27     4-11   Eagles             139.7     72.9     66.8        12     14     26
  28     4-11   Raiders            137.5     72.9     64.6        18     21     39
  29     5-10   Titans             136.7     74.7     62.0        25     25     50
  30     2-13   Jaguars            133.0     68.5     64.5        31     31     62
  31     5-10   Bills              132.9     75.7     57.2        19     22     41
  32     2-13   Chiefs             130.7     64.2     66.5        22     17     39
 
 
 
Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 16, 2012
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       1      Patriots            98.4
   2       3      Saints              89.3
   3       5      Redskins            88.0
   4       7      Falcons             87.8
   5      13      Packers             87.2
   6       8      Texans              86.5
   7      16      Seahawks            86.4
   8       4      Broncos             85.9
   9      11      49ers               85.0
  10      14      Giants              83.6
  11      15      Ravens              83.4
  12       2      Lions               83.2
  13      17      Panthers            81.5
  14      10      Buccaneers          81.2
  15       6      Cowboys             80.0
  16      23      Vikings             79.8
  17       9      Colts               79.3
  18      20      Bengals             78.8
  19      21      Steelers            77.4
  20      26      Dolphins            76.8
  21      28      Bears               76.2
  22      19      Bills               75.7
  23      25      Titans              74.7
  24      24      Rams                73.4
  25      29      Chargers            73.2
  26      12      Eagles              72.9
  27      18      Raiders             72.9
  28      27      Browns              72.3
  29      30      Jets                69.3
  30      31      Jaguars             68.5
  31      22      Chiefs              64.2
  32      32      Cardinals           60.7
 
NFL Average                           79.5
 
 
 
Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 16, 2012
 
  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER
   1       5      Bears               83.3
   2      12      Cardinals           79.9
   3       4      Seahawks            79.4
   4       9      Texans              77.8
   5       6      Bengals             76.6
   6       1      Steelers            75.6
   7      18      Dolphins            75.0
   8       3      Broncos             74.0
   9      23      Falcons             74.0
  10       2      49ers               74.0
  11      27      Patriots            73.4
  12      20      Ravens              72.4
  13      24      Browns              72.0
 14      15      Rams                71.9
  15       7      Jets                71.6
  16      30      Giants              71.3
  17       8      Panthers            70.9
  18      10      Packers             70.2
  19      29      Buccaneers          68.8
  20      16      Vikings             68.7
  21      11      Chargers            68.6
  22      14      Eagles              66.8
  23      28      Redskins            66.6
  24      17      Chiefs              66.5
  25      19      Cowboys             66.2
  26      13      Lions               66.1
  27      21      Raiders             64.6
  28      31      Jaguars             64.5
  29      32      Saints              63.9
  30      26      Colts               63.0
  31      25      Titans              62.0
  32      22      Bills               57.2
 
NFL Average                           70.5
 
Ratings Courtesy of STATS LLC
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