Bracket Notes: Each team was seeded and then games were simmed using SportSims simulation engine. Seedings are based on:
All games are played with modern day rules (two point conversion option, kickoff from the 30 yard line, etc.) and all games are played in perfect weather conditions with no injuries.
The bracket is played with the top 24 teams receiving a bye week, with the remaining 16 teams playing an opening round, with the winner of the round advancing into the bracket to establish a 32 team bracket. (i.e. #19 2001 New England and #20 1967 Green Bay play for the right to be the #16 seed to face #1 1972 Miami).
Strike season Super Bowl Champions have slight adjustments: 1982 Washington has statistics of all four playoff games (three in the playoffs, one Super Bowl) added into their statistics for better representation. This gives 1982 Washington a total of 13 games played and all 13 weeks worth of statistics are included The other 14-week season teams were adjusted similarly to equal out 16 week's worth of statistics. 1987 Washington has the substitute players from the strike removed entirely.