Rock’s Rant: Aikman Ratings Prove Bears 4-1 Record Is Extremely Confusing

In the latest installment of the Aikman Efficiency Ratings (click here for description), even the best analyst in the NFL today cannot explain why the Bears are 4-1.

Through Week 5 of the NFL.

Bears Offense Ranks – 31st (59.8 A.E.R.)
Bears Defense Ranks – 3rd (85.2 A.E.R.)

Of the three teams that are currently 4-1 (best record in the NFL), the Bears have the widest gap between the two sides of the ball.

New York Jets (4-1) – Offense (5th – 87.3 A.E.R.)  Defense (13th – 79.1 A.E.R.)
Baltimore Ravens (4-1) – Offense (13th – 78.2 A.E.R.)   Defense (14th – 78.9 A.E.R.)
Atlanta Falcons (4-1) – Offense (6th – 81.9 A.E.R.)  Defense (5th – 84.6 A.E.R.)

Overall the Bears rank 24th in the Aikman Efficiency Ratings combined while the other three (4-1) teams are all included in the top 10 of the overall combined Aikman Efficiency Ratings.

Make no mistake about it, the Bears 4-1 record is logistically/rationally/unfathomable/etc.

Otherwise known… LUCKY!


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  • ron

    you say “lucky” like so many “experts”, because all of you predicted the bears to be bad. I am a Bear fan living in the middle of packer and viking country, and i know all three teams pretty good. the bears are better than both those teams, they were better at the start of the season and they will be better at the end of the season.


    The Bears are a bad team playing bad teams and coming out on top. Last I checked, the only thing they can do is continue to win games. I think they have the potential to be better than GB and MIN, but I really haven’t seen it yet. Regardless, they’re winning games now so we should enjoy it rather than loathe it.

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