NFL playoff probabilities

2017 NFL Simulations (Week 8 Update): Fly, Eagles, Fly

by John Ewing • October 31, 2017

After eight weeks, the Eagles (7-1) own the NFL’s best record. Before the season began, we projected Philly to finish 8-8 with a 31.5% chance of reaching the postseason. The development of franchise quarterback Carson Wentz has changed the outlook for the Eagles. Wentz is tied with Deshaun Watson for the league lead in touchdown […]

2017 NFL Simulations (Week 5 Update)

by John Ewing • October 10, 2017

More than a month into the NFL season what do we know for sure? The Chiefs are good and the Browns are bad. Sure, that’s easy but what about the rest of the league? If the postseason started today the Bills would be the 2-seed in the AFC and the Eagles would get home field […]

2017 NFL Simulations (Week 3 Update)

by John Ewing • September 26, 2017

Week 3 in the NFL will be remembered for surprising upsets and unforgettable finishes. What impact did the wild weekend in football have on the playoff picture? We simulated the season 10,000 times to find out. The rest of the league is catching up to the Patriots. Before the season began New England was 32.8% […]

2017 NFL Simulations (Week 2 Update)

by John Ewing • September 19, 2017

What did we learn in Week 2 of the NFL? The Patriots bounced back (the Brady/Belichick era isn’t over), the Falcons look ready to make another run at the Super Bowl, Blake Bortles (3 turnovers) is bad, Derek Carr (3 TDs) is good, and two of last year’s best teams (Seattle and Dallas) are struggling. […]

Official 2017-18 Bet Labs NFL Simulation

by John Ewing • September 5, 2017

The 2017-18 NFL season is about to begin. We’ve given you Week 1 betting trends, reviewed the most profitable Pro Systems, explained how to bet each division as well as covered the teams that could go 0-16 and when the Pats will lose. Much of our NFL content is derived from our simulations. Two days […]

NFL Simulation 11.16.16

by John Ewing • November 16, 2016

The NFL got its groove back in Week 10. From dramatic finishes (Denver’s blocked extra point) to instant classics (Steelers vs. Cowboys), we finally got the football we deserved. After an entertaining week, what does the playoff picture look like? We simulated the season 10,000 times to find out. The sky is falling! Calm down, […]

NFL Simulation 10.26.16

by John Ewing • October 26, 2016

To recap Week 7 in the NFL: there was a bad game in London, a tie Sunday night and not much in-between (the Vikings faltered and the Patriots were tested by an undermanned Steelers squad). The midpoint of the season is quickly approaching, what does the NFL playoff picture look like? We simulated the season […]

NFL Simulation 09.21.16

by John Ewing • September 21, 2016

It’s still early but after two games the good teams are separating themselves from the bad. A lot can still happen but here is a look at the playoff picture after 10,000 simulations of the 2016 NFL season. We have a new No. 1. Pittsburgh is the most likely playoff team (89.9%) and Super Bowl […]