[As Read on GIO.]
And now, here it is- the second set of data you’ve all been waiting for (maybe). This is my second portion of my NFL Simulation blog and features the results from my simmed Divisonal, Championship, and even Super Bowl game(s). Yes, I was eager to figure out the results and finish this thing up, so I went ahead and simmed the Bowl game as well. Surely you won’t mind that much, right? Anyway, without further ado, here are the results. I won’t be including a real versus sim comparison in this particular blog, due to the fact that most of the similarities end after the Wildcard games anyway. Now, really without further ado, here are the final few statistics…
Post Season Games (Cont’d):
AFC- IND [11-5] 10 – DEN [12-4] 21 W | CIN [11-5] 17 – TEN [12-4] 35 W
NFC- SEA [11-5] 35 W – CAR [12-4] 28 | ARI [12-4] 14 W – GB [10-6] 3
*Note: At this point, only two of the teams who actually made it to (and past) this stage in the real playoffs are left, the Seahawks and Broncos. Ironically enough, these are the two teams that will be meeting each other in the real Super Bowl as well. Interesting…
AFC- DEN [12-4] 28 – TEN [12-4] 42 W
NFC- SEA [11-5] 21 – ARI [12-4] 30 W
*Note: And now both teams that are meeting each other in the real Super Bowl will be walking off the field together and not attending this simulated one, though they came quite close indeed this time as well…
Super Bowl Game
AFC| TENNESSEE TITANS [12-4] 40
NFC| ARIZONA CARDINALS [12-4] 42 W
Some Final Thoughts:
A) Well, that’s that isn’t it folks? This season almost ended the same as the real one- with the Seahawks and Broncos facing one another in the Super Sim Bowl, however it was not to be. The Titans, who had led all season were finally bested by the equally well-rounded Cardinals, who were the closer of the two in record terms to their Real Season compatriots, who went [10-6] as compared to the simmed [12-4]. As for the Titans, they were [7-9] in the Real Season, and did much better here by far…
B) The Cardinals scored a total of 489 points in the regular season, with a per-game average of 30.5 points. They also scored 134 points in the pre-season, averaging 33.5 points per game, and ending with a 3-1 overall record. As for the post-season, they scored a total of 86 points across three games, averaging 28.67 points each, and progressively increasing as each game went- from 14 to 30 to 42. Their overall end of season record was 15-4.
C) The Titans, the other Super Bowl contender, scored a total of 538 points in the regular season, with a per-game average of 33.63 points. They had a 9 game winning streak from Week One to Ten, only broken in that last week, and their highest scores were 64, 59, and 43 whereas their lowest were 14, 17, and 21. They also scored 94 points in the pre-season, averaging 23.5 points per game, and ending with a 4-0 overall record. As for the post season, they scored a total of 117 points across three games, averaging 39 points each, with scores of 35, 42, and 40 respectively. Their overall end of season record was 14-5.