2022 RC’s Faux/Computer Simulated Season 1.0 (NFC Wild Card Playoffs)



(Same intro everyday) Four analysts are running their own early models of the 2022 NFL season, as we know it today – looking at the current teams/rosters/starters/depth mixed with the schedule layout.

We will release the simulation results and short commentaries three weeks at a time (Weeks 1-3, 4-6, etc.) by each analyst daily -- and then each analyst will simulate their playoffs all the way up to crowning their early Super Bowl champ. This is pre-work looking for/searching and sharing possible great Over/Under win total bets ahead of the crowd.

The analysts have not seen each other’s simulations…they’ll be seeing them for the first time as the reports release daily for the next 12 days.


Your 2022 Faux 1.0 Analyst Lineup:

Ross Jacobs, FFM analyst (every 8am ET for the entire series)

Xavier Cromartie, long-time contributor/NFL Draft guru (every noonET)

Chris Bilello, Bet the Close Podcast (every 4pmET)

RC Fischer, FFM analyst (every 8pmET)


Hope you enjoy this two-week daily series…it’s all the analyst’s favorite project – one that totally consumes them and drives them mad working on it all, trying to predict the unpredictable…then a major injury will hit in July and/or August and blow all the theories and models all up. But for now, here’s what the analysts are seeing…



(5) Minnesota at (4) Dallas

Minnesota wins 52% of the simulations.

The emerging Vikings defense gels down the stretch as Kirk Cousins plays MVP-level football away from Mike Zimmer…as the Cowboys lose another home favorite playoff game.


(6) San Francisco at (3) Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay wins 77% of the simulations.

Too tough a task for Trey Lance traveling west-to-east to take down Brady.


(7) Washington at (2) L.A. Rams

The Rams win 80% of the simulations.

Washington stumbles into the playoffs behind a solid defense and several weak NFC .500-ish teams fighting for the last spot, but them going east-to-west to take down the defending champs is too tall an order to ask.


(1) Green Bay (bye)