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December 29, 2008

Pro Football Computer Simulation: Week 17–December 29, 2008

Pro Football Computer Simulation

Week 17-December 28, 2008

 

The regular season of year two in the Pro Football Computer Simulation League has now concluded with the final week of games simulated Sunday evening.

 

The playoffs will begin next week, and I have included the playoff schedule following this week’s recaps.

 

1981 Cincinnati  31  2003 Kansas City  21

Pete Johnson rushed for 137 yards and two scores, and Ken Anderson passed for two others, as the Bengals finished with a winning record, but just barely missed out on the 6th playoff berth in the AFC.

 

Team

1

2

3

4

OT

F

1981 Cin

10

0

14

7

 

31

2003 KC

0

14

0

7

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cin

Stat

KC

 

 

 

 

19

FD

17

 

 

 

 

36-154

Rush-Yds

32-115

 

 

 

 

192

Pass Yds

211

 

 

 

 

16-27-0

Passes

19-34-1

 

 

 

 

0-0

Sacks

0-0

 

 

 

 

5-42.4

Punt

6-43.3

 

 

 

 

2-19

PR

3-26

 

 

 

 

6-40

Pen

5-51

 

 

 

 

1-0

Fum

0-0

 

 

 

 

63

Play

66

 

 

 

 

346

Tot Yds

326

 

 

 

1999 St. Louis  27  1998 Atlanta  17

Kurt Warner passed for two touchdowns, and the Rams’ defense forced Atlanta into three turnovers in St. Louis territory, as the Rams earned home field advantage throughout the NFC Playoffs.

 

Team

1

2

3

4

OT

F

1998 Atl

3

0

0

14

 

17

1999 Stl

10

3

7

7

 

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atl

Stat

Stl

 

 

 

 

16

FD

22

 

 

 

 

32-121

Rush-Yds

33-129

 

 

 

 

158

Pass Yds

294

 

 

 

 

13-25-2

Passes

21-34-1

 

 

 

 

2-14

Sacks

1-7

 

 

 

 

6-41.8

Punt

4-42.8

 

 

 

 

2-13

PR

3-51

 

 

 

 

7-68

Pen

5-35

 

 

 

 

2-1

Fum

1-0

 

 

 

 

59

Play

68

 

 

 

 

265

Tot Yds

416

 

 

 

2007 New England 38  1990 Buffalo  17

Tom Brady completed his first 14 passes and finished the day with 4 TD tosses, as the Patriots topped the 500 point mark for the season.

 

Team

1

2

3

4

OT

F

1990 Buf

0

7

3

7

 

17

2007 NE

14

10

7

7

 

38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buf

Stat

NE

 

 

 

 

15

FD

24

 

 

 

 

18-55

Rush-Yds

33-128

 

 

 

 

203

Pass Yds

335

 

 

 

 

18-31-2

Passes

26-36-0

 

 

 

 

3-23

Sacks

1-5

 

 

 

 

6-40.5

Punt

2-39.5

 

 

 

 

0-0

PR

2-43

 

 

 

 

7-55

Pen

6-40

 

 

 

 

1-0

Fum

1-1

 

 

 

 

52

Play

70

 

 

 

 

235

Tot Yds

458

 

 

 

1996 Green Bay  34  1991 Detroit  14

All season long, the Packers relied on a strong offense to outscore opponents, but in clinching the NFC North, it was the defense that led the way.  The green and gold stop troops held Barry Sanders to 71 yards rushing on 18 attempts; the Packer front line recorded two sacks on crucial third down plays; and they intercepted two passes that set up a touchdown and field goal.

 

Team

1

2

3

4

OT

F

1996 GB

13

7

14

0

 

34

1991 Det

0

0

7

7

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GB

Stat

Det

 

 

 

 

20

FD

16

 

 

 

 

34-149

Rush-Yds

26-110

 

 

 

 

289

Pass Yds

167

 

 

 

 

22-35-1

Passes

15-28-2

 

 

 

 

0-0

Sacks

2-15

 

 

 

 

5-47.0

Punt

6-43.7

 

 

 

 

3-79

PR

2-14

 

 

 

 

5-44

Pen

4-33

 

 

 

 

2-0

Fum

2-1

 

 

 

 

69

Play

56

 

 

 

 

438

Tot Yds

262

 

 

 

2005 Indianapolis 30  2000 Tennessee  16

Peyton Manning completed three touchdown passes to Marvin Harrison, as the Colts knocked off the Titans to claim the final AFC playoff berth.

 

Team

1

2

3

4

OT

F

2005 Ind

14

10

3

3

 

30

2000 Ten

3

3

3

7

 

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ind

Stat

Ten

 

 

 

 

23

FD

14

 

 

 

 

41-172

Rush-Yds

25-79

 

 

 

 

257

Pass Yds

155

 

 

 

 

19-27-0

Passes

13-28-2

 

 

 

 

0-0

Sacks

2-19

 

 

 

 

4-41.8

Punt

7-43.9

 

 

 

 

3-26

PR

2-77

 

 

 

 

5-45

Pen

7-62

 

 

 

 

2-2

Fum

2-1

 

 

 

 

68

Play

55

 

 

 

 

429

Tot Yds

215

 

 

 

2000 Baltimore  20  1999 Jacksonville  10

The Ravens averaged just 14 points all season, but their defense yielded just 13.  Sunday, Baltimore held Jacksonville to just 72 yards and four first downs through the first three quarters and will enter the playoffs with the top defense in the league.

 

Team

1

2

3

4

OT

F

2000 Bal

3

7

10

0

 

20

1999 Jac

0

3

0

7

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bal

Stat

Jac

 

 

 

 

16

FD

8

 

 

 

 

42-177

Rush-Yds

27-47

 

 

 

 

129

Pass Yds

138

 

 

 

 

11-21-0

Passes

12-27-3

 

 

 

 

0-0

Sacks

5-39

 

 

 

 

6-42.3

Punt

8-41.5

 

 

 

 

5-69

PR

3-22

 

 

 

 

8-82

Pen

6-47

 

 

 

 

0-0

Fum

2-1

 

 

 

 

63

Play

59

 

 

 

 

306

Tot Yds

146

 

 

 

1985 Chicago  27  2007 Houston  0

The Bears’ defense kept the Texans on their side of the field all day and posted the shutout, while Walter Payton rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns.  Chicago finished in a three-way tie for first in the NFC North, but the Packers won the tiebreaker.

 

Team

1

2

3

4

OT

F

2007 Hou

0

0

0

0

 

0

1985 Chi

7

3

7

10

 

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hou

Stat

Chi

 

 

 

 

6

FD

24

 

 

 

 

11-19

Rush-Yds

56-242

 

 

 

 

153

Pass Yds

173

 

 

 

 

13-29-2

Passes

11-19-0

 

 

 

 

7-57

Sacks

0-0

 

 

 

 

9-38.8

Punt

5-44.6

 

 

 

 

1-11

PR

6-74

 

 

 

 

6-55

Pen

7-70

 

 

 

 

2-1

Fum

1-0

 

 

 

 

47

Play

75

 

 

 

 

115

Tot Yds

415

 

 

 

2002 Tampa Bay  26  2000 Oakland  10

The Buccaneers played a solid game for four quarters, as the offense held onto the ball for almost 36 minutes, and the defense held Oakland at bay.  With the win, Tampa Bay clinched the NFC South Division.

 

Team

1

2

3

4

OT

F

2002 TB

3

3

6

14

 

26

2000 Oak

0

7

3

0

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TB

Stat

Oak

 

 

 

 

20

FD

13

 

 

 

 

28-103

Rush-Yds

30-89

 

 

 

 

266

Pass Yds

182

 

 

 

 

19-35-1

Passes

13-28-1

 

 

 

 

1-7

Sacks

2-19

 

 

 

 

6-43.2

Punt

7-45.4

 

 

 

 

4-51

PR

2-15

 

 

 

 

5-38

Pen

9-90

 

 

 

 

1-0

Fum

2-1

 

 

 

 

64

Play

60

 

 

 

 

362

Tot Yds

252

 

 

 

2005 Pittsburgh  27  1987 Cleveland  24

Willie Parker ran for 103 yards, and Chris Hope returned a Bernie Kosar interception 59 yards for a game-clinching score, as the Steelers came from behind to win.

 

Team

1

2

3

4

OT

F

2005 Pit

0

3

14

10

 

27

1987 Cle

7

7

3

7

 

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pit

Stat

Cle

 

 

 

 

19

FD

18

 

 

 

 

31-143

Rush-Yds

16-59

 

 

 

 

187

Pass Yds

341

 

 

 

 

15-25-1

Passes

27-48-2

 

 

 

 

2-12

Sacks

3-25

 

 

 

 

5-41.6

Punt

5-40.0

 

 

 

 

2-17

PR

2-23

 

 

 

 

7-60

Pen

6-52

 

 

 

 

2-1

Fum

1-0

 

 

 

 

58

Play

67

 

 

 

 

318

Tot Yds

375

 

 

 

1998 Minnesota  27  1986 New York Giants  17

Cris Carter and Randy Moss both topped 100 receiving yards, as the Vikings kept pace in the NFC North with Chicago and Green Bay.  The Giants were eliminated from the playoffs with the loss.

 

Team

1

2

3

4

OT

F

1998 Min

3

14

7

3

 

27

1986 NYG

7

0

7

3

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Min

Stat

NYG

 

 

 

 

19

FD

18

 

 

 

 

36-137

Rush-Yds

29-111

 

 

 

 

242

Pass Yds

238

 

 

 

 

16-28-1

Passes

15-29-2

 

 

 

 

1-8

Sacks

2-21

 

 

 

 

5-42.8

Punt

7-42.7

 

 

 

 

4-57

PR

3-34

 

 

 

 

8-78

Pen

6-45

 

 

 

 

1-1

Fum

1-0

 

 

 

 

65

Play

60

 

 

 

 

371

Tot Yds

328

 

 

 

1987 New Orleans  28  1996 Carolina  23

Bobby Hebert passed for 201 yards and three touchdowns in the final period, as the Saints came from 16 points down to win and edge out the Panthers for third place in the NFC South.

 

Team

1

2

3

4

OT

F

1987 NO

0

7

0

21

 

28

1996 Car

14

6

3

0

 

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO

Stat

Car

 

 

 

 

23

FD

15

 

 

 

 

21-78

Rush-Yds

26-88

 

 

 

 

401

Pass Yds

170

 

 

 

 

29-51-1

Passes

14-26-1

 

 

 

 

0-0

Sacks

1-9

 

 

 

 

6-43.5

Punt

6-34.7

 

 

 

 

4-69

PR

2-17

 

 

 

 

4-25

Pen

7-50

 

 

 

 

3-3

Fum

2-1

 

 

 

 

72

Play

53

 

 

 

 

479

Tot Yds

249

 

 

 

2004 Philadelphia  27  1992 Dallas  21

Donovan McNabb ran for 77 yards and two touchdowns, and passed for another, as the Eagles knocked Dallas out of the playoffs.

 

Team

1

2

3

4

OT

F

2004 Phi

3

7

10

7

 

27

1992 Dal

0

7

14

0

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phi

Stat

Dal

 

 

 

 

19

FD

18

 

 

 

 

31-116

Rush-Yds

35-143

 

 

 

 

223

Pass Yds

168

 

 

 

 

17-30-1

Passes

14-25-1

 

 

 

 

1-7

Sacks

2-16

 

 

 

 

6-42.7

Punt

5-38.6

 

 

 

 

1-(-2)

PR

4-38

 

 

 

 

5-40

Pen

11-115

 

 

 

 

2-0

Fum

2-1

 

 

 

 

62

Play

62

 

 

 

 

332

Tot Yds

295

 

 

 

 

1984 Miami  31  1998 New York Jets  21

Dan Marino topped 5,000 yards passing and 40 touchdowns for the season, as the Dolphins evened their record for the season.

 

Team

1

2

3

4

OT

F

1998 NYJ

6

8

7

0

 

21

1984 Mia

14

7

10

0

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYJ

Stat

Mia

 

 

 

 

16

FD

25

 

 

 

 

24-91

Rush-Yds

22-60

 

 

 

 

221

Pass Yds

403

 

 

 

 

13-25-0

Passes

31-52-2

 

 

 

 

1-6

Sacks

3-20

 

 

 

 

6-41.8

Punt

5-47.6

 

 

 

 

3-41

PR

2-30

 

 

 

 

8-82

Pen

5-35

 

 

 

 

2-0

Fum

2-1

 

 

 

 

50

Play

77

 

 

 

 

306

Tot Yds

443

 

 

 

2005 Seattle  24  1998 Arizona  7

In a game with little or nothing on the line, Shaun Alexander topped the 1,500 yard rushing mark, as the Seahawks cruised to the victory.

 

Team

1

2

3

4

OT

F

1998 Ari

0

0

7

0

 

7

2005 Sea

0

7

10

7

 

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ari

Stat

Sea

 

 

 

 

12

FD

19

 

 

 

 

26-77

Rush-Yds

34-174

 

 

 

 

172

Pass Yds

157

 

 

 

 

18-37-3

Passes

14-24-0

 

 

 

 

4-31

Sacks

1-6

 

 

 

 

8-43.4

Punt

6-42.7

 

 

 

 

3-22

PR

5-81

 

 

 

 

5-38

Pen

6-44

 

 

 

 

2-1

Fum

2-1

 

 

 

 

67

Play

59

 

 

 

 

218

Tot Yds

325

 

 

 

1998 Denver  21  2006 San Diego  17

With the AFC West Division title up for grabs, Terrell Davis and LaDainian Tomlinson put on a show for the simulated audience.  Davis rushed for 152 yard and two touchdowns, while Tomlinson rushed for 121 yard and two touchdowns.  The game-winner for the Broncos came when Trevor Pryce sacked Phillip Rivers and forced a fumble, which Rod Smith recovered and returned 39 yards for the score.

 

Team

1

2

3

4

OT

F

2006 SD

3

7

7

0

 

17

1998 Den

7

0

14

0

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SD

Stat

Den

 

 

 

 

15

FD

17

 

 

 

 

30-137

Rush-Yds

39-171

 

 

 

 

133

Pass Yds

186

 

 

 

 

12-22-1

Passes

17-25-0

 

 

 

 

2-13

Sacks

0-0

 

 

 

 

7-41.9

Punt

6-43.5

 

 

 

 

4-54

PR

5-68

 

 

 

 

6-52

Pen

6-50

 

 

 

 

2-1

Fum

1-1

 

 

 

 

54

Play

64

 

 

 

 

257

Tot Yds

357

 

 

 

1984 San Francisco  27  1991 Washington  24

Matt Cavanaugh, subbing for the injured Joe Montana, came into the game in the fourth quarter and tossed touchdown passes to Freddie Solomon and Dwight Clark, as the 49ers erased an 11-point deficit to beat the Redskins.  Washington still won the NFC East thanks to losses by the Cowboys and Giants.

 

Team

1

2

3

4

OT

F

1984 SF

10

0

3

14

 

27

1991 Was

7

7

3

7

 

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SF

Stat

Was

 

 

 

 

22

FD

18

 

 

 

 

29-121

Rush-Yds

32-119

 

 

 

 

267

Pass Yds

209

 

 

 

 

23-38-1

Passes

16-27-1

 

 

 

 

1-5

Sacks

2-13

 

 

 

 

6-43.0

Punt

6-44.3

 

 

 

 

3-22

PR

5-51

 

 

 

 

5-30

Pen

4-37

 

 

 

 

1-0

Fum

1-1

 

 

 

 

68

Play

61

 

 

 

 

383

Tot Yds

315

 

 

 

Final Regular Season Standings

Pro Football Computer Simulation League

National Football Conference

East Division

Won

Lost

Tie

Pts

Opp

PiRate

1991 Washington Redskins

9

7

0

327

259

102.0

1992 Dallas Cowboys

9

7

0

328

331

99.4

1986 New York Giants

8

8

0

266

238

100.5

2004 Philadelphia Eagles

6

10

0

283

305

97.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Division

Won

Lost

Tie

Pts

Opp

PiRate

1996 Green Bay Packers

12

4

0

481

259

115.6

1998 Minnesota Vikings

12

4

0

462

314

111.8

1985 Chicago Bears

12

4

0

344

218

110.1

1991 Detroit Lions

3

13

0

277

440

94.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Division

Won

Lost

Tie

Pts

Opp

PiRate

2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

9

7

0

313

273

103.2

1998 Atlanta Falcons

8

8

0

304

390

96.7

1987 New Orleans Saints

7

9

0

321

322

101.6

1996 Carolina Panthers

6

10

0

323

389

96.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Division

Won

Lost

Tie

Pts

Opp

PiRate

1999 St. Louis Rams

12

4

0

481

363

105.8

1984 San Francisco 49ers

10

6

0

421

330

103.7

2005 Seattle Seahawks

7

9

0

308

402

94.7

1998 Arizona Cardinals

2

14

0

212

472

84.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Football Conference

East Division

Won

Lost

Tie

Pts

Opp

PiRate

2007 New England Patriots

11

5

0

530

360

108.6

1984 Miami Dolphins

8

8

0

470

498

97.3

1990 Buffalo Bills

7

9

0

415

397

99.7

1998 New York Jets

7

9

0

330

402

95.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Division

Won

Lost

Tie

Pts

Opp

PiRate

2000 Baltimore Ravens

13

3

0

230

206

99.2

1981 Cincinnati Bengals

9

7

0

328

310

98.5

1987 Cleveland Browns

4

12

0

267

386

92.0

2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

3

13

0

237

323

94.0

           

 

South Division

Won

Lost

Tie

Pts

Opp

PiRate

2000 Tennessee Titans

13

3

0

362

192

109.6

2005 Indianapolis Colts

9

7

0

407

382

102.9

1999 Jacksonville Jaguars

5

11

0

282

359

97.0

2007 Houston Texans

4

12

0

301

470

91.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Division

Won

Lost

Tie

Pts

Opp

PiRate

1998 Denver Broncos

12

4

0

465

324

106.7

2006 San Diego Chargers

10

6

0

380

332

102.0

2000 Oakland Raiders

6

10

0

338

383

96.4

2003 Kansas City Chiefs

3

13

0

348

523

90.2

 

 

Pro Football Computer Simulation League Playoffs

 

NFC Seedings

1. 1999 St. Louis Rams

2. 1996 Green Bay Packers

3. 1991 Washington Redskins

4. 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5. 1985 Chicago Bears

6. 1998 Minnesota Vikings

 

AFC Seedings

1. 2000 Tennessee Titans

2. 2000 Baltimore Ravens

3. 1998 Denver Broncos

4. 2007 New England Patriots

5. 2006 San Diego Chargers

6. 2005 Indianapolis Colts

 

First Round Schedule

 

1998 Minnesota Vikings at 1991 Washington Redskins

1985 Chicago Bears at 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2005 Indianapolis Colts at 1998 Denver Broncos

2006 San Diego Chargers at 2007 New England Patriots

 

Look here next Monday, January 5, 2009, for the results of the first round of the playoffs.  

 

Coming January 2, 2009: the results from the College Football Simulated Playoff semi-final round games-Southern Cal vs. Oklahoma and Florida vs. Texas.

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