2022 Xavier Cromartie Faux/Computer Simulated Season 1.0 (AFC Divisional 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 report’s 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…



1. Cincinnati Bengals v 4. Tennessee Titans

Let's not pretend that there is any doubt about the result here. The Titans have a good defense, but they're up against the top offense in football. Joe Burrow can do whatever he wants against the tiny-armed Titan DBs. The Titans are in good shape long-term, but they need to develop their rookie WRs and upgrade on Ryan Tannehill. It's back to therapy for Tannehill after this game.

Bengals 27, Titans 21


2. Buffalo Bills v 3. Los Angeles Chargers

Here's the first real powerhouse matchup of the playoffs. It is no surprise that both offenses project as excellent. The difference is in the defenses. The only real question for the Bills defense is how quickly Kaiir Elam will develop, but the defense as a whole projects as topflight regardless. Whereas the Chargers' defense has 4 superstars, but the other 7 are a question. The Chargers will undoubtedly come up with some new, unbelievable way to lose this game.

Bills 27, Chargers 22