Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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:

Giants (+10)
APR and ESPN both hold the Giants steady. They had their bye this week, so there's nothing new to add to what I said last week.
On the bubble:
Steelers (+8)

Teams APR likes more than ESPN:

Cowboys (-10)
The Cowboys manage to beat one of the weakest teams in the league, which makes them look one spot worse to APR and three spots better to ESPN. Given the strong APR/ESPN disagreement on the Giants and Cowboys, it will be very interesting to see how their regular season series plays out.
On the bubble:
Bengals (-7)