Tuesday, November 19, 2013

NFL Week 11 APR vs. ESPN

What this is

A comparison of APR's Week 11 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 (+9)
Another crushing road loss for the Jets brings their respective APR and ESPN rankings one place closer together. Maybe #25 is too low for a 5-5 team, but for a team that's 4-1 at home, they are really, really bad on the road.
Colts (+7)
APR and ESPN both hold the Colts steady on their bye week. Nothing to add beyond what I wrote last week about the Colts.
On the bubble:
Nobody closer than the Seahawks (+3)

Teams APR likes more than ESPN:

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