2020 June Faux/Computer Simulated NFL Season (Xavier’s AFC & NFC Divisional Round)
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:
A1 Baltimore Ravens v A5 Pittsburgh Steelers
How far can a team go with a top defense and mediocre offense? The Steelers have been in such a situation many times in their history. A Super Bowl victory is a slim possibility, but it's more likely that a team that's strong on both sides like the Ravens will knock them out along the way. Ben doesn't do enough to win this one.
A2 Kansas City Chiefs v A3 Indianapolis Colts
The Colts had a good season, but now they have to go into Kansas City. Do they really have no chance? Wasn't there a nationally televised Colts-Chiefs matchup in 2019 in which the Colts demonstrated the blueprint to beating the Chiefs? The Colts run the ball and dominate the clock to pull off the stunning upset.
N1 New Orleans Saints v N5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs have proven that they are one of the top teams. There is no doubt that the Saints are an offensive juggernaut as long as Drew Brees is QB. The question is always defense. Assuming a healthy Marcus Davenport this time, as well as not playing the Vikings, the Saints should finally avoid bad playoff luck.
N2 San Francisco 49ers v N3 Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys vastly underperformed in 2019, whereas the 49ers took advantage of a fairly weak schedule. The 49ers have a legit defense though. It's a well-balanced matchup between worthy teams. The last five times that the Cowboys made the playoffs, they lost in the divisional round. And they do so again here.
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