Aikman: Patriots are most efficient NFL Team

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Mainefan, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. Mainefan

    Mainefan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Troy Aikman has developed two complicated formulas for determining team efficiency, one for offense, one for defense. He also combines them, into a chart that ranks NFL teams from 1 to 32.

    In that combined ranking, the Patriots are number 1, followed by San Diego, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Chicago and Indianapolis, in that order.

    Separately, he ranks the Patriots #3 on defense and #7 on offense.

    For his column and the resulting charts, check out

    What this says to me is that Aikman's numbers show the Patriots are the best team in professional football. I think those prognosticating the Superbowl winner should keep that in mind :)
  2. borg

    borg In the Starting Line-Up

    Nem...I hate to say this...but... I couldn't have said it any better. Now back to our regularly scheduled program.
  3. FloridaPatsFan

    FloridaPatsFan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I hate getting ahead of myself in this regard but I keep thinking that the hardest playoff game the Pats might have will be against the Jets.

    I know that doesn't make sense, but I think that if we get by the Jets and I expect we will, we are going all the way this year.

    San Diego (meaning: "A whales vagina") just does not scare me. Same for Baltimore but I think Baltimore is better than San Diego.

    But our big hurdle will be beating the Jets.....IMHO.
  4. The Predator

    The Predator Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    That sir is a quality statement. It is fair to all parties and there is no reason why that cannot be done. It seems as if the offense is healthy accept for Watson & we do not know his status whatsoever. What else is new?
  5. carolinatony

    carolinatony In the Starting Line-Up

    I belive NO TURNOVERS and we win the SB. When we lose its because we beat ourselves.
  6. The Predator

    The Predator Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I tend to agree with the thought, but that Baltimore defense coupled with our inconsistant (through the season--last few games it looked great) offense. When you look at the Jets you see a dirty mirror of ourselves that can be very dangerous. It is intimidating knowing that they play many of the same schemes.

    The Jets game is going to come down to two things.

    1.) The quality of the players to step up and make the play. I believe that NE's quality level is much higher than the Jets, however don't fool yourself into thinking that they don't have quality. Like the last game, they do have guys who can step up and beat our us if we are not up to par.

    2.) Execution and adjustment of the gameplan. I also do not doubt that BB has a dominating gameplan that will baffle Mangini. Mangini has some tricks, but he will not out-think his Master. They guys need to execute the gameplan properly. There will be some mistakes, but they need to execute to the level that they are capable of. I am not sure that they have done this yet this season. It can be done and it has been done. They need to come out hard and knock out the Jets early. A 20 point win would send loud waves through the AFC and beyond.

    I also thing that Noodlearm will not make it through the entire game. I do not wish to see him hurt, but we have some angry boys who were ticked off by the Titans and Mangini. The hits are going to be tough.

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