Tuesday, November 16, 2010

NFL: Week 10 APR vs ESPN

What this is

A comparison of APR's Week 9 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:

Buccaneers (+9)
op. cit.
Texans (+9)
The Texans are 4-5, and have given up more points than any other team in the league, and are 1-4 in their last 5. That's not anywhere close to a good team.
On the bubble:
Falcons, Seahawks (+7).

Teams APR likes more than ESPN:

Lions (-13)
Maybe APR has the Lions overrated, but they are not the second-worst team in the league right now.
Browns (-10)
The keep playing good teams close, but coming away with losses. That's usually a coaching problem, isn't it?
On the bubble:
Titans are closest at (-6).