Friday, December 19, 2014

Aikman Efficiency Ratings

02

Thru Week 12


The Steelers make their first appearance of the year atop the Aikman Combined Ratings after Week 12, inching 0.5 ahead of last week’s leader, the Falcons. The Chargers, first in the NFL’s yards only rankings, stand 3rd.

Atlanta is only 10th in yards on offense and 20th on defense, but their 9-2 record is testimony that the Aikmans have them properly ranked so high.

For the last several weeks, we’ve been touting the Patriots as an Aikman offense, a unit that ranks far higher in the compilation of seven categories that make up the Aikman Efficiency Ratings then the NFL’s mere measurement of yards gained.

After Week 12, after unleashing on the Lions on Thanksgiving Day, the Patriots now stand at the top of the Aikman Offense rankings for the first time this year, with a rating of 90.4 (while still 13th in yards gained). Last week’s leader, the Colts, fell to 6th.

After a two-week absence, the Steelers are back in the lead in Aikman Defense. Their 84.4 rating is just 0.2 ahead of last week’s leader, the Bears.

Some of the NFL’s most important games were won by teams that gained fewer yards last week - the Bears over the Eagles, the Falcons over the Packers, the Chargers over the Colts and the Saints over the Cowboys. But in all four, the team with the higher Aikman Game Rating emerged victorious.


Aikman Offense Ratings Through Week 12, 2010


  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1      13      Patriots            90.4

   2       7      Texans              89.1

   3      10      Falcons             88.7

   4       6      Chiefs              88.4

   5       2      Eagles              87.9

   6       5      Colts               86.9

   7       1      Chargers            83.9

   8      12      Packers             83.5

   9      11      Jets                80.8

  10       4      Saints              80.4

  11      19      Steelers            80.1

  12       3      Giants              79.5

  13      18      Jaguars             79.5

  14      15      Lions               79.5

  15       8      Broncos             79.0

  16      25      Bills               78.8

  17      14      Ravens              78.5

  18       9      Cowboys             78.2

  19      24      Buccaneers          78.0

  20      16      Dolphins            76.6

  21      27      Browns              76.2

  22      17      Raiders             75.2

  23      30      Titans              74.8

  24      26      Rams                74.5

  25      21      Redskins            73.9

  26      23      49ers               73.8

  27      22      Bengals             73.4

  28      20      Vikings             69.7

  29      28      Bears               69.3

  30      29      Seahawks            66.5

  31      31      Cardinals           63.2

  32      32      Panthers            53.8


NFL Average                           78.1


Aikman Defense Ratings Through Week 12, 2010


  Aik     NFL     Team                 AER

   1       5      Steelers            84.4

   2       4      Bears               84.2

   3       2      Giants              81.1

   4       1      Chargers            80.0

   5       6      Dolphins            77.8

   6       7      Saints              77.7

   7       3      Jets                77.7

   8      12      Packers             77.1

   9      24      Titans              76.1

  10      20      Falcons             75.3

  11       8      Ravens              75.1

  12      22      Browns              75.0

  13      11      49ers               74.0

  14      14      Panthers            73.9

  15      18.5    Rams                72.2

  16       9      Vikings             72.1

  17      15      Buccaneers          72.0

  18      13      Raiders             71.5

  19      16      Bengals             71.1

  20      30      Seahawks            70.4

  21      17      Colts               70.0

  22      32      Redskins            70.0

  23      10      Eagles              69.0

  24      18.5    Chiefs              68.5

  25      29      Cardinals           68.0

  26      21      Lions               67.9

  27      23      Cowboys             64.4

  28      31      Patriots            62.4

  29      28      Texans              61.5

  30      25      Jaguars             61.1

  31      26      Bills               60.5

  32      27      Broncos             58.9


NFL Average                           71.9


Ratings Courtesy of STATS LLC



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