Tuesday, November 26, 2013

NFL Week 12 APR vs. ESPN

What this is

A comparison of APR's Week 12 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:

Bears (+7)
APR dropped the Bears 9 spots on their blow-out loss to the Rams, which might be a little harsh. On the other hand, the Bears have gone 3-5 since their 3-0 start. They just haven't been playing very good football since September.
On the bubble:
Nobody closer than the Browns (+5) and Packers (+5).

Teams APR likes more than ESPN:

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