How much of this game is "fixed"?

How much of this game is "fixed"?

mitchelltrubisky
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14 Feb 2018, 00:35 #1

ok. i'm playing a season against the computer using the Eagles with the 2017 projection rosters. doing alright. record is 5-3. carson wentz is having a great year statistically (but not unrealistic, something like 16 TDs and 5 INTs) and is on pace for more TDs and less INTs than projected. defense is playing really well also (#2 scoring). start a game tonight against the trevor siemian led broncos, at home and i'm favored by 5. thought i was playing smart defense, but at the end of the first quarter siemian was about 12/14 for 275 yards and 4 TDs. wentz had 4 ints halfway through the 2nd quarter. it seemed like siemian would get a huge passing play every time he dropped back, no matter what i did. it felt like it was out of my control and i'm wondering if this is the result of the stats "balancing out" to get closer to the projections, or do i just really suck? 
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SlyBelle
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14 Feb 2018, 00:42 #2

basing on one bad game?

in real life....week 5 pittsburgh was favored by 7-8 points at home against the jags.....jags and bortles came in and cleaned their clocks 30-9.

anything can happen .....the games are not fixed and i doubt you really suck.  certainly the games are played with reasonable outcomes, but the game is not going to force a specific outcome.
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mitchelltrubisky
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14 Feb 2018, 01:10 #3

SlyBelle wrote: basing on one bad game?

in real life....week 5 pittsburgh was favored by 7-8 points at home against the jags.....jags and bortles came in and cleaned their clocks 30-9.

anything can happen .....the games are not fixed and i doubt you really suck.  certainly the games are played with reasonable outcomes, but the game is not going to force a specific outcome.
ok gotcha. thank you.
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gandalf9700
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17 Feb 2018, 03:12 #4

Also one thing to consider about this game is that early any season, the stats are wonky for some reason.  After about three weeks things tend to settle down.
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