2020 June Faux/Computer Simulated NFL Season (NFC 1st-Round Playoff)
Every year for the past several years, myself and NFL Mock Draft expert (Huddle.com verified) Xavier Cromartie run an early summer computer simulation of the upcoming season and release the results daily over a week+ span. We show our season in three-game blocks at a time and go right up through the playoffs – showing team records/standings and adding a little quick commentary on each block of weeks and for every playoff game.
Obviously, injuries and trades, etc., will occur and blow all this up…but we run it just for fun and some guidance towards NFL over/under win total bets to consider…if there is a real divergence we’re seeing vs. the betting lines (what we might be really betting).
NFC 1ST-ROUND/WILD CARD PLAYOFFS:
(#1) San Francisco (bye)
(#7) New Orleans at (#2) Philadelphia
The Eagles win 57% of the simulations.
Another broken heart season for the Saints…a big disappointment for the final season of Drew Brees, a potentially turbulent one with his teammates. The Saints go outdoors and underwhelm at Philly.
(#6) Seattle at (#3) Tampa Bay
Seattle wins 53% of the simulations.
Great season for the Bucs but facing savvy Russell Wilson – the Seahawks sneak by the Brady’s and move on. Had Seattle been in the NFC South…they would have won that division, I suspect. It’s likely all downhill from here for Bucs’ fans…this was their best shot with Brady/Gronk.
(#5) L.A. Rams at (#4) Minnesota
Rams win 62% of the simulations.
This makes three NFC West teams advancing into the NFC Final Four…two of them road/wild card winners this round. Minnesota is here due to a terribly weak NFC North. Had the Rams been in the NFC North, I suspect they would have won that division.
Next Round (Divisional) Matchups:
(#6) Seattle at (#1) San Francisco
(#5) L.A. Rams at (#2) Philadelphia
Tomorrow: the AFC and NFC Divisional Round/Quarterfinals
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