Originally Posted by Speedy
Take away the pick 6s and the Texans are still ranked 16th in points allowed.
I don't know how Troy Aikman arrives at his efficiency ratings, but he's got the Texans D rated 20th.
Aikman Efficiency Ratings
I tabbed this from a couple of years ago.
Troy Aikman Efficiency Ratings
Never heard of this before... pretty amazing....
Aikman Efficiency Ratings Formula
"The Aikman Efficiency Ratings measure offensive and defensive performance using a combination of seven key statistics identified by Troy, and then measured against league norms (and extremes) established over the last 10 years. An offense or defense performing exactly at league norms in all categories will achieve a score of 75. The better the offense or defense, the higher the score on either scale.
It will take a truly exceptional unit to score more than 90 during an entire season on either the offensive or defensive scale. Higher scores are possible in individual games.
The seven categories measured are:
20% Adjusted Points -- Total Points Scored or Allowed minus Points on Returns and Safeties
20% Red Zone Efficiency -- Measured by Percent of Possible Points
10% Yards Per Play -- divided into Yards Per Rush
10% Yards Per Pass -- includes yards on plays involving sacks.
10% First Down Achievement
10% 3rd Down Conversion Percentage
Percentage of Possible Points in the Red Zone is figured by taking the number of Red Zone Chances times 7,
then dividing it by the number of Points Actually Scored (defined as TDs times 7 plus FGs times 3). "
Aikman's ratings on how he ranks teams are based on a lot more statistics that MATTER outside of just "yards per game" gained and allowed, offensively or defensively. It's a lot more telling of the story than just points per game scored/allowed.