2022 Xavier Cromartie Faux/Computer Simulated Season 1.0 (NFC 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. Tampa Bay Buccaneers v 4. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles are a good team, but their safeties can be exploited. Tom Brady still rates as one of the top QBs in football, and he has plenty of receiving options even if Gronk doesn't return. The Eagles would need AJ Brown and Devonta Smith to really step up in this game to have a chance. How did Jalen feel after the game? He hurts...
Bucs 28, Eagles 23
2. Green Bay Packers v 3. Los Angeles Rams
The problem for the Rams is that they lost some of their mercenaries without replacing them with other mercenaries. Von Miller's departure is particularly troubling since he was replaced by nothing. The Rams also have not moved on Odell Beckham yet. Even though the Packers have no WRs, their defense lacks weak points, particularly after adding a pair of Georgia defenders. After facing this defense, the Rams will be saying, "Ewe gotta be kidding me."
Packers 25, Rams 22