Projecting the Bills' 2012 Season From image

Projecting the Buffalo Bills' 2012 season

Simulation engine predicts Bills will improve upon last year's six wins

By Jake Westrich -
June 1, 2012's NFL simulation engine provides predictions, box scores and statistics for every NFL game throughout the season. We used the simulation engine to project the Buffalo Bills' 2012 campaign by "playing" their actual 2012 schedule 1,001 times.

The statistical inputs to the simulation are based on rigorous analysis of every team's roster, depth chart and statistically-based player ranking. Roster modifications have been made to reflect all transactions as of June 1, 2012.

2012 Buffalo Bills Team Projection
 RecordPoints ForPoints Against
2012 Buffalo Bills8-822.120.7

The simulation also provided the projected statistical average of every Bills player. Top performers are listed below.

2012 Buffalo Bills Player Projections
NamePosPass YdsPass TDsINTsFantasy Pts*
Ryan FitzpatrickQB4,1732618296.9
NamePosRush YdsRec YdsTDsFantasy Pts*
Fred JacksonRB1,29154614266.7
C.J. SpillerRB4263066112.5
NamePosRecRec YdsTDsFantasy Pts*
Stevie JohnsonWR711,0076134.7
David NelsonWR628375111.2
Donald JonesWR43589482.2
Scott ChandlerTE50530371.9

*Projected fantasy points are accumulated using Fantasy Football default scoring.

NFL SimMatchup allows users to "play" a game between any two teams in NFL history. Simulate the Bills against past Super Bowl champions.

Buffalo Bills 1990-2011
YearRecordResultSimMatchup: Bills vs. Super Bowl Champ
20116-10No playoffs2011 New York Giants
20104-12No playoffs2010 Green Bay Packers
20096-10No playoffs2009 New Orleans Saints
20087-9No playoffs2008 Pittsburgh Steelers
20077-9No playoffs2007 New York Giants
20067-9No playoffs2006 Indianapolis Colts
20055-11No playoffs2005 Pittsburgh Steelers
20049-7No playoffs2004 New England Patriots
20036-10No playoffs2003 New England Patriots
20028-8No playoffs2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
20013-13No playoffs2001 New England Patriots
20008-8No playoffs2000 Baltimore Ravens
199911-5Lost wildcard1999 St. Louis Rams
199810-6Lost wildcard1998 Denver Broncos
19976-10No playoffs1997 Denver Broncos
199610-6Lost wildcard1996 Green Bay Packers
199510-6Lost div. championship1995 Dallas Cowboys
19947-9No playoffs1994 San Francisco 49ers
199312-4Lost Super Bowl1993 Dallas Cowboys
199211-5Lost Super Bowl1992 Dallas Cowboys
199113-3Lost Super Bowl1991 Washington Redskins
199013-3Lost Super Bowl1990 New York Giants

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