Wednesday, November 9, 2011

NFL Week 9 APR vs. ESPN

I just noticed I forgot to post this Tuesday afternoon...

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:

Giants (+10)
An impressive win for the Giants this week (but you can ask the Eagles what one impressive win is worth). APR moves them up 5 spots, but ESPN moves them up 3. Still no decision here, and the Giants have a lot of tough opponents yet to play.
On the bubble:
Chiefs (+7)

Teams APR likes more than ESPN:

On the bubble:
Falcons (-6), Patriots (-6)