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January 6, 2010, Defiance, OH —, an online Franchise Football simulation game, used their technologically advanced simulation engine to predict this week’s winning NFL Playoff Teams.

Four NFL playoff games will be played this weekend: the New York Jets at the Cincinnati Bengals, the Baltimore Ravens at the New England Patriots, the Green Bay Packers at the Arizona Cardinals, and the Philadelphia Eagles at the Dallas Cowboys. According to, the Jets, Patriots, Packers and Cowboys will all be celebrating hard-fought victories this weekend.

“It will be a great weekend of football, especially if you love watching great defense,” said Steve Olson, President of “Each game features a top NFL defense.” projects the results by simulating each of the upcoming games 10,000 times using the simulation engine from’s online Franchise Football game.’s SimEngine uses the actual player and team stats and uses them to calculate each of the individual matchups in the game, producing the most accurate results possible.

Jets vs. Bengals. In 10,000 simulations, predicts that the Jets will win the matchup 54.1% of the time against the Bengals. With a final score of 21-10, the key to the game is the best-in-the-league performance of the Jets’ defense. Running back, Jones, had a strong running game, with 21 attempts for 108 yards and two touchdowns. The entire Jets defensive unit played well and had two sacks and one interception. Passing honors go to Mark Sanchez for completing 12 of 24 (50.0%) for 135 yards and one interception. Top receiving honors go to the Bengals’ Chad Ochocinco who caught three passes for 51 yards. Special mention to Bengals’ MLB David Harris with 12 tackles, one sack and a forced fumble.
“This game should be Harris’ introduction as the next great middle linebacker,” said Olson.

Ravens vs. Patriots. According to, in the simulated matchup between the Ravens and the Patriots will be the closest game of the weekend. The Patriots won 50.6% of the time by a final score of 21-20, even though the Ravens scored an average of 22 points and the Patriots scored an average 19.5 points in 10,000 simulations. Ray Rice was the top rusher and the top receiver for the Ravens with 20 attempts for 96 yards and one touchdown, and 5 receptions for 60 yards and one touchdown. Top defensive honors go to the Ravens with two sacks and two interceptions. In this close game, the top passer was the Patriots’ Tom Brady who was 23 of 37 (62.1%) for 303 yards and three touchdowns. The Patriots’ strong passing game was led by WR Randy Moss with 8 receptions for 123 yards and two touchdowns which earned him top receiver honors.
Shawn Kroeckel, Associate Designer, commented, “This game is very close. In fact, our representative game came down to a last second field goal by the Ravens… and they missed it.”

Packers vs. Cardinals. predicts that the Packers will win their matchup 55.6% of the time against the Cardinals in 10,000 simulations of the game. With a final score of 31-20, the key to the Packers’ victory is a spectacular game play by CB Charles Woodson. Top receiving honors go to the Packers’ Greg Jennings who caught five passes for 88 yards. Rushing honors go to the Packers’ Ryan Grant for his performance with 19 attempts for 101 yards and one touchdown. The Packers’ Charles Woodson wins defensive honors with one interception, one fumble recovery and one touchdown return. In a close QB battle both leaders played well, but the Packers’ Aaron Rogers gets passing honors for completing 20 of 33 (60.6%) for 249 yards, one interception and two touchdowns.
“Charles Woodson has played one of the best seasons I have ever seen for a corner,” said David Holt, Director of Development. “We look for his play quality to continue into the playoffs.”

Eagles vs. Cowboys. In the simulated matchup between the Eagles and the Cowboys, determined that the Cowboys won 64.8% of the time by a final score of 27-17. Both defenses continue to play well; each team gets two sacks. In 10,000 simulations, the Cowboys have two top rushers in the game: Marion Barber with 15 attempts for 60 yards and Felix Jones with 10 attempts for 62 yards and one touchdown. The Cowboys’ Miles Austin had six receptions for 112 yards. The top passer in the game was Tony Romo who was 21 of 34 (61.8%) for 267 yards, one interception and two touchdowns.
“The Cowboys just seem to have the Eagles’ number this year - they’re 2-0 against them,” added Olson.