Tuesday, November 9, 2010

NFL: Week 9 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)
Nothing to add here; last week's comments can stand.
On the bubble:
Texans (+8)

Teams APR likes more than ESPN:

Lions (-9)
A little closer this week. This team needs to learn how to win close games. And keep Matt Stafford heathly.
Browns (-9)
They've got two wins in a row now over some high-quality opponents. If their running game and defense can stay productive, Colt McCoy could be their answer at QB.
On the bubble:
Titans (-7)