Madden Prediction, Chiefs Week (first Madden prediction):
Hello, and welcome to yet another edition of Weekly Madden Predictions! I gotta tell you, this last week was WAAYYY too close for comfort. I am seriously thinking of sending the Broncos organization the bill for my anxiety medication! Once again however, Madden came through with an accurate end result prediction (at least for the play through game). Before we move on to this week's prediction, let's take a look at what has happened to date.
Play through: Denver 27, KC 17
Sim average: KC 25.4, Denver 23.6
Actual result: Denver 17, KC 10
NY Jets Week:
Play through: Denver 35, NY 7
Sim average: Denver 25.8, NY 9
Actual result: Denver 17, NY 13
San Diego Week:
Play through: Denver 27, SD 24, OT
Sim average: Denver 26, SD 24
Actual Result: Denver 16, SD 13, OT
Play through: Denver 30, Minnesota 10
Sim average: Denver 32, Minnesota 18
Actual result: Denver 35, Minnesota 32
Play through: Denver 31, Chicago 10
Sim average: Chicago 15, Denver 14
Actual result: Denver 13, Chicago 10
Madden Prediction Play Through Overall Record: 5-0
And now for this week's predictions. For those of you who have not read this series before, I play through each weeks game once in control of the Broncos. In addition to this, I also sim the game. I do a total of 5 sims each week to obtain a decent sample size. Here are the results of the play through.
Final score: Denver 24, New England 21
Ok, now stop me if you have heard this before. For a little over a half, the Broncos' offense farts around, not doing much of anything. Meanwhile, the New England offense, led by Tom Brady is putting points on the board. Then, inexplicably, Denver's receivers start to make catches and the run game is catching the defense off balance. Suddenly, a 21-7 deficit is 21-14.
Uh-oh, the opposing offense makes the one boneheaded mistake they have made all game long and the Broncos have the ball back. It would tend to follow, naturally, that the Broncos, led by the suddenly invincible and precise Tim Tebow, would drive right down the field and into the end zone. Deficit gone. 21-21.
Then what happens, you ask? Haven't you been paying attention? The defense sends NE three-and-out and Denver gets the ball back with a minute to play. Of course they drive the ball into field goal range and score three with a few seconds remaining and NE's Hail Mary falls incomplete. Game over.
So, does any of that sound familiar? It does? Well, let's just say that Madden is now imitating real life it seems.
Denver - T. Tebow - 12-23, 182 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT
New England - T. Brady - 17-29, 190 YDS
Denver - W. McGahee - 12 ATT, 70 YDS, 1 TD
T. Tebow - 2 ATT, 20 YDS
New England - B. Green-Ellis - 10 ATT, 23 YDS, 1 TD
D. Woodhead - 7 ATT, 22 YDS, 1 TD
Denver - E. Decker - 4 REC, 105 YDS
M. WIllis - 1 REC, 30 YDS, 1 TD
New England - R. Gronkowski - 8 REC, 74 YDS
W. Welker - 4 REC, 61 YDS
Denver - V. Miller - 4 TCKLs, 2 SACKs
D. Williams - 6 TCKLs, 1 SACK
New England - B. Spikes - 6 TCKL, 1 SACK
D. McCourty - 1 TCKL, 1 SACK, 1 INT
Denver - E. Royal - 3 KR, 152 YDS, Long 97 YDS, 1 TD
New England - J. Edelman - 1 KR, 99 YDS, 1 TD
Here are the results of this week's sims.
Sim 1: NE 24, Denver 21
Sim 2: Denver 38, NE 13
Sim 3: Denver 23, NE 22
Sim 4: NE 28, Denver 25
Sim 5: Denver 32, NE 16
Sim average: Denver 27.8, NE 20.6
Once again, Madden is predicting a Denver victory. Going by both the play through and average sim results, it should be a close one score game. And we all know how Tebow and CO. handle close games! Here's to another huge Broncos' victory and the continuing perfect streak of Madden Predictions! GO BRONCOS!!!