Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NFL: Week 7 APR vs ESPN

What this is

A comparison of APR's Week 7 power rankings with ESPN's rankings for the same week of games. This acts as a sanity check (both ways) to see what teams are over- or underrated.

Only teams that are at least 9 positions apart are listed. The number in parentheses is the difference between APR's rank and ESPN's rank.

Teams ESPN likes more than APR:

Saints (+11)
ESPN is finally starting to move the Saints down, but APR really penalized them their disaster of a game at home against the formerly 1-win Browns.
On the bubble:
Buccaneers (+8), Cardinals (+7)

Teams APR likes more than ESPN:

Nobody outside the -8 spot threshold
On the bubble:
Cowboys, Chargers, Lions, Browns (-7)

Way more agreement than there's ever been this early in the season. I suppose that's a good thing...