- Jul 29, 2005
- Reaction score
- Fairfield, CT
"Simulation 5130" should be our 2019 team motto
...To build our projections, we simulated the 2019 season 10,000 times. And exactly once -- simulation No. 5,130 -- the Dolphins went on to win the Super Bowl.
How did they do it? A Miami miracle of astronomic proportions.
Brian Flores' team made a late run, winning four consecutive games from Weeks 13-16 before dropping a Week 17 contest in Foxboro against Flores' old team. No matter: At 10-6, a feisty Dolphins team led by either Josh Rosen or Ryan Fitzpatrick (FPI isn't clear) snuck into the playoffs as No. 6 seed.
On the road, Miami dismantled the AFC South champion Texans before a rematch against the division-rival Patriots. And this time, it pulled off the upset.Lamar Jackson and the Ravens' defense were then no match for Rosen and/or Fitzpatrick in the AFC Championship Game. And miraculously, Flores' team finished it off with a victory over the Eagles two weeks later.
And so it's possible, Dolphins fans. It's spring, and thankfully, due to Simulation 5,130, all 32 teams officially have hope.