Friday, September 19, 2014

Week 2 Football ERA Cumulative Results

Weekly 2014 Cumulative Football ERA Formula results are published below with the usual cautionary disclaimer that these are NOT Power Rankings. To analyze these results, we primarily have to look at how teams change within the Rankings rather than looking at the Rankings as raw stand-alone data. Position is neither the best nor the sole criteria of analyzing the list as much as is observing change in the list (first derivative). In other words, how teams rise and fall from week to week during the long season is more of a primary criteria for evaluating performance.
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Was
5629
NYJ
4524
Dall
4250
Det
3548
Bal
3538
Mia
3298
Cinn
3250
Phi
2859
Hou
2855
NO
2492
Car
2487
SD
2425
Sea
2044
Minn
1964
SF
1914
NE
1796
Den
1769
Tenn
1632
Cleve
1574
Arz
1418
Buff
1211
Chi
1136
KC
1026
TB
963
Ind
851
NYG
815
Pitt
539
StL
520
GB
-102
Atl
-387
Jax
-1276
Oak
-1893



Photo: UPI, John Sommers II

WR Simpson, in more trouble, released by Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings released Jerome Simpson on Thursday following the revelation of more trouble for the wide receiver: three misdemeanors related to a previously unreported incident this summer.



WR Simpson, in more trouble, released by Vikings
Simpson is facing charges of driving on a limited driver's license, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, and having an open bottle in a motor vehicle, according to Rick Hart, deputy police chief in Bloomington, Minnesota. Hart said Simpson was cited but not arrested July 7, declining to make further information public because the case is considered open. The citation was issued shortly after midnight on a road less than a mile from the team's suburban headquarters in Eden Prairie.
Simpson has a Nov. 3 arraignment in Hennepin County court, but with him already serving a three-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy the Vikings didn't wait to assess his status. He would have been eligible to return to the active roster Monday.
Simpson's attorney, David Valentini, didn't respond to requests for comment.
Coach Mike Zimmer, asked about the situation after practice but before the move was made, declined comment until after conferring with general manager Rick Spielman. Speaking generally about the recent spate of bad news, given the indictment on a child abuse charge in Texas for star running back Adrian Peterson, Zimmer reiterated his philosophy on building the roster.
''We're going to look for high-quality guys. We're going to keep guys that care about football, guys that are passionate about playing the game,'' Zimmer said. ''We're going to continue to get these guys, and we're going to keep working.''
Simpson was arrested last November on suspicion of drunken driving. In January, he avoided jail time after pleading guilty to careless driving and refusing to take a DWI test. In return, prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired.
The NFL finalized the suspension Aug. 29, after Simpson unsuccessfully appealed in a meeting at league headquarters in New York. The league said Thursday the July 7 incident would be reviewed under the substance abuse policy, so if he signs with another team he'd be on track for a steeper penalty.
Simpson also served a three-game ban in 2012, stemming from a felony drug conviction for a marijuana shipment authorities found at his home in Kentucky while he played for Cincinnati in 2011.
Simpson was still on probation for the 2011 drug conviction in Kentucky at the time of the 2013 drunken driving arrest in Minnesota. As part of the plea deal for the 2013 incident, Simpson was placed on probation for a year, so he could face fallout for the July citation in the legal system, too.
The Vikings saw enough good behavior from Simpson off the field and glimpses of potential on it that they signed him to three consecutive one-year contracts, at relative bargains because of his trouble. Only one of his eight career touchdown catches has been with Minnesota, but he established career highs last season with 726 yards and an average of 15.1 yards per catch.
Whether the absence of his field-stretching speed has made a significant impact or not, long pass completions by quarterback Matt Cassel have been rare the first two games. But now the Vikings will have to get by without Peterson, who placed on paid leave this week, and Simpson. The pressure will be on wide receivers Cordarrelle Patterson and Greg Jennings and tight end Kyle Rudolph to fill in some of their production.
Source: sports.yahoo.com
Author: By DAVE CAMPBELL (AP Pro Football Writer), Associated Press writer Amy Forliti in Minneapolis contributed to this report.
Photo: AP Charlie NeibergallWR Simpson, in more trouble, released by Vikings

Week Two Football ERA Composite Scores

The Football ERA Formula outputs a result that runs on a scale from approximately 5000 points to -5000 with losing teams that are dominated getting pushed into the negative numbers by their victors.  Defensive Elements of the Formula contribute to this negative score in games constituting blowouts.  A few years back, RealFootballAnalysis.com developed a formula that translates the Final Game Results of The Football ERA into Composite Scores that resemble football scores as much as possible.  Here are this week's Composite Scores:
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Was
40
Jax
10



Dall
34
Tenn
12



Cinn
32
Atl
14



NE
28
Minn
16



SD
28
Sea
14



Bal
27
Pitt
14



Hou
27
Oak
15



KC
26
Den
15



NO
25
Cleve
19



NYG
25
Arz
19



NYJ
25
GB
22



SF
25
Chi
17



Ind
23
Phi
21



Det
23
Car
23



TB
22
StL
20



Buff
22
Mia
22



Photo: UPI, John Sommers II


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