ESPN ran a simulation that predicted every outcome for the NFL season. According to the simulation, the Seahawks will start 0-9. And no, I am not joking. Simulation number 13,330 says Seattle will start winless through its bye week and then come back from the bye week and lose again.
This is a good reason for these simulations not to be run. Sure, as a fan these things can be fun but in reality, you get useless things like Seattle going 0-9 to start 2021. This is a complete farce and not based on anything real.
Clearly, posts like the ESPN one are partly made to aggravate fans. I mean, I am writing this article after all so I guess ESPN gets its way. But for any kind of simulation to say the Seahawks, a playoff team in 9 out of the last 11 seasons with Russell Wilson at its quarterbacks and talent all over the roster, won’t win in the first 10 weeks of a season means ESPN might need a different tool in which to run its simulations.
ESPN simulation says Seahawks to start 0-9
Here are three reasons Seattle would not lose the majority of its games even during a full season:
Here are three more:
Basically, the simulation must have included a misspelling of Seahawks and changed it to Texans. There is no other reason for this to happen, right? How can a team that has most of the same players that won its division the season before would get off to a bad start?
Oh, maybe it’s because the simulation is run on a computer that cannot feel or think and football is about emotion and fans and the will to succeed. Seattle clearly has this as they make the playoffs every year and will likely do so again in 2021.