I was a little bored this afternoon, so I thought I would fire up Madden and play the upcoming Broncos/Chiefs game. I ratcheted the difficulty up to the max and decided to see what would happen. This made me think about the yearly Madden Super Bowl prediction and I thought why not do that during the regular season with the Broncos' games? So here it is, the first of my weekly Madden predictions. I am going to do one of these for each of the remaining games this year, and who knows, I might continue it next season. I will include the final score, plus relevant stats for key players.Final score: Denver 27 - Kansas City 17.
Den. T.Tebow - 18/28, 311 yds, 1 td, 1 int.
KC. M Cassel - 16/23, 260 yds, 1td, 0 int.
Den. W. McGahee - 20 rushes, 78 yds, 1 td
T. Tebow - 8 rushes, 71 yds
K. Moreno - 2 rushes, 14 yds, 1 td
KC. J. Battle - 18 rushes 92 yds, 1 td, 2 Fum
D. McCluster - 2 rushes, -4 yds
M. Cassel - 1 rush, 3 yds
Den. Top receiver E. Decker - 5 catches, 80 yds, 1 td
KC. Top receiver J. Battle - 7 catches, 71 yds
Den. Top defensive performers V. Miller - 6 tack., 2 sacks, 3 QB hurries
B. Dawkins - 4 tack., 1 FF, 1 Fumble recovery
KC. Top Defensive performers B. Flowers - 2 tack, 1 int.
T. Hali - 8 tack, 2 sacks, 2 QB hurries
Den. Q. Cosby, 3 punt ret., 44 yds, ,long 20 yds.
KC. D. McCluster , 2 punt ret. 26 yds, long 15 yds
In the first half, both teams scored on every possession for a halftime score of Denver 24 - KC 17. In the second half the defenses showed up with Denver scoring the only points of the half on a fourth quarter field goal following Battle's second fumble.
We can only hope that the game on Sunday follows a similar script to this. GO BRONCOS!!
Just an update, in response to MHR suggestions, I have also simmed this game on Madden 5 times. In ended up with 2 Broncos victories, 3 Chiefs victories. The Chiefs scored an average of 25.4 points, the Broncos an average of 23.6. Tebow averaged 194 yds passing per game with 1.2 touchdowns and 0.4 int.