ESPN Computer Runs 20,000 Simulations & Predicts The Super Bowl LV Participants (PICS)
Last season, the Kansas City Chiefs overcame 3 double-digit deficits to win the Super Bowl over the San Francisco 49ers, but would they be so lucky to not only get back there, but win it back-to-back.
ESPN ran 20,000 simulations of the entire slate of 2020 games while using their Football Power Index (FPI), which is their projection system that includes expected starting quarterback, past performance, returning starters and projected win totals. The culmination is a strength rating for all 32 teams that helps them predict outcomes.
Here are the final standings and the teams that qualified for the postseason:
Here are the scores that were predicted in the playoffs and the two teams that will face off in the Super Bowl:
Here’s the pick, from ESPN.com:
Chiefs 42, Cowboys 17 FINAL
“It’s a repeat! The Chiefs blow out the Cowboys in a lopsided Super Bowl, and it’s time to talk full-on dynasty in Kansas City. Mahomes drops four touchdowns and, to no one’s surprise, wins Super Bowl MVP again. The Cowboys’ offense sputters out in the end, and Ezekiel Elliott is held under 50 rushing yards after Dallas falls behind quickly. Andy Reid, once thought of as a coach who couldn’t win the big one, has secured his place as one of the greats in NFL history.”
A Chiefs-Cowboys Super Bowl could easily be the most highest rated Super Bowl in NFL history. If things are back to normal as far the global pandemic, prices for that game could be through the roof.