For the game I played through this week, I went with the assumption based on the most recent injury report here on MHR that AP would not play.
Don't look now folks, but the Broncos having a winning record and are still breathing down the necks of those classy boys in Oakland. Not only that, but they are making my prediction abilities look good! Last week, predicted a win by three in OT, and what happened? A win by three in OT, that's right. So join me after the jump and let's take a look at what Madden has to say about the Broncos this week.
Final Score: Denver 30, Minnesota 10
Relevant stats -
Denver - T. Tebow - 11-21, 168 YDS
Minnesota - C. Ponder - 10 -21, 181 YDS, 1 TD
Denver - W. McGahee - 17 ATT, 112 YDS, 1 TD
T. Tebow - 8 ATT, 74 YDS, 2 TD
L. Ball - 4 ATT, 30 YDS
Minnesota - T. Gerhart - 8 ATT, 17 YDS
C. Ponder - 2 ATT, 10 YDS
Denver - E. Decker - 5 REC, 55 YDS
Minnesota - P. Harvin - 4 REC, 54 YDS, 1 TD
Denver - R. Ayers - 8 TCKLs, 3 SACKs
Minnesota - J. Allen - 6 TCKLs, 1 SACK'
Denver - B. Colquitt - 1 Punt, 44 YDS, inside the 5 yard line
M. Prater - 3/3 FG, Long 48 YDS
Minnesota - C. Kluwe - 6 Punts, 247 YDS, 41.1 Avg., 32.5 net
R. Longwell - 1/1 FG, 35 YDS
This game was never close. Denver got the opening kick off and scored after a 72 yard drive to take a 7-0 lead and lead 24-0 by midway through the third quarter.
For those of you who have not read any of the previous posts in this series, in addition to the game I play through in control of the Broncos, I also do five simulations. Below is the result of this week's sims.
Sim 1: Den. 24, Min. 21
Sim 2: Den. 55, Min. 10 (no, that is not a typo)
Sim 3: Min. 31, Den. 21
Sim 4: Den. 29, Min. 16
Sim 5: Den. 31, Min. 14
Sim average: Den. 32, Min. 18.4
Well, there you have it. Madden predicts a comfortable Denver win this week. Let's hope the Broncos can keep the streak alive and keep making me look good! GO BRONCOS!!