2020 June Faux/Computer Simulated NFL Season (Xavier’s AFC 1st-Round Playoffs)
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).
*Full NFL faux records below.
Comments through this point of the (faux) season:
AFC Wild Card
1 Baltimore Ravens (BYE)
2 Kansas City Chiefs v 7 Cleveland Browns
It's the long-awaited battle of the Texas Tech QBs. Thanks to better protection up front, Mayfield has elevated his game closer to the Mahomes level. Neither defense stops the other very well. The Browns put up a stronger challenge than expected, but they're not ready to pull off a shock win on the road.
3 Indianapolis Colts v 6 Tennessee Titans
The Titans had a pair of stunning upsets in the playoffs last season. But they've gone 9-7 four years in a row. They're still merely an above average team. The Colts are legit. They needed a QB upgrade and got it. But the real key to their success is an underrated defense, like in the old Tony Dungy days.
4 New England Patriots v 5 Pittsburgh Steelers
Here's some good old defensive playoff football. The Patriots are a little questionable at LB. The Steelers have no serious weaknesses on defense. Jarrett Stidham is going to struggle. The Patriots rely on coaching and a mistake-free game plan, but it's not enough. Ben has enough left to obtain the road victory.
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