Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NFL Week 10 APR vs. ESPN

What this is

A comparison of APR's Week 10 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 with the widest differential are listed. The number in parentheses is the difference between APR's rank and ESPN's rank.

Teams ESPN likes more than APR:

Jets (+10)
ESPN moves the Jets up 2 spots on their bye, while APR drops them 1. #22 (APR) is too low for a team with a winning record, but #12 (ESPN) is too high for a team that's 1-3 on the road, and has 3 blow-out losses on their record.
Colts (+7)
I think I'm with APR on this one. The Colts' offense just hasn't been the same since Reggie Wayne got hurt. Maybe the loss to the Rams was a fluke, but they've still got some tough games coming up, and their division isn't won yet.
On the bubble:
Nobody closer than the Patriots (+3) and Raiders (+3)

Teams APR likes more than ESPN:

On the bubble
Nobody closer than the Cowboys (-5)