2020 June Faux/Computer Simulated NFL Season (Xavier’s NFC 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:
NFC Wild Card
1 New Orleans Saints (BYE)
2 San Francisco 49ers v 7 Philadelphia Eagles
The 49ers haven't changed much from last season's Super Bowl contender. Nick Bosa will only get better, and they look like a top-5 defense. The Eagles haven't sorted out their issues in the secondary. They have no way to stop George Kittle. They travel all the way across the country and are clearly outmatched.
3 Dallas Cowboys v 6 Seattle Seahawks
It's rare to see a pair of 12-4 teams in a wild card game. Both are strong on offense with good QBs. The defenses are pretty solid. Both teams would like to run. That's better news for the Cowboys, since the Seahawks look weaker against the run on defense. The Cowboys get home field and it makes the difference.
4 Green Bay Packers v 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
This game may be the most lopsided in favor of the road team I've ever seen in the playoffs. The Packers won a weak division, whereas the Bucs would have been quite impressive if they weren't competing with the Saints. The Bucs are better all-around, and they're built to shut down the Packers' new run-first scheme.
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