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Madden Predictions, Buffalo Week




Well, you knew it had to happen eventually. At some point, Madden would fail us and give us an incorrect prediction. I am sorry to say that it happened this week my friends. But it is my fervent belief that the Broncos will learn from their loss to the Patriots, use it to make themselves better and come out and dominate the Buffalo Bills this week. Before we look at this week's predictions, lets take a look at what Madden has predicted to date along with the actual game results.

Star-divideMadden Prediction, Kansas City Week (first Madden prediction):

Play through: Denver 27, KC 17

Sim average: KC 25.4, Denver 23.6

Actual result: Denver 17, KC 10

New York 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

Minnesota Week:

Play through: Denver 30, Minnesota 10

Sim average: Denver 32, Minnesota 18

Actual result: Denver 35, Minnesota 32

Chicago Week:

Play through: Denver 31, Chicago 10

Sim average: Chicago 15, Denver 14

Actual result: Denver 13, Chicago 10

New England Week:

Play through: Denver 24, New England 21

Sim average: Denver 28, New England 21

Actual result: New England alot, Denver less

Madden Prediction Play Through Overall Record: 5-1

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 27, Buffalo 17

In this one, Denver jumped out to an early lead courtesy of two TD passes from Tebow to Thomas. Buffalo was able to cut the lead to 7 twice, but was unable to come all the way back as Denver scored an insurance field goal late to hold on for the win.

Relevant stats

Passing:

Denver - T. Tebow 15/22, 244 YDS, 2 TD

Buffalo - R. Fitzpatrick 5/14, 121 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing:

Denver - W. McGahee 27 ATT, 98 YDS

T. Tebow 6 ATT, 40 YDS, 1 TD

Buffalo - C.J. Spiller 16 ATT, 128 YDS

Receiving:

Denver - D. Thomas 5 REC, 118 YDS, 2 TDs

Buffalo - D. Hagan 2 REC, 57 YDS, 1 TD

Defense:

Denver - V. Miller 6 TCKLs, 2 SACKs

Buffalo - N. Barnett 9 TCKLs

Special Teams:

Denver - M. Prater 2/2 FG, Long 33 YDS

Buffalo - R. Lindell 1/1 FG, Long 51 YDS

And now, here are the results of this week's sims. Like I said earlier in my post, Madden let us down last week. For the first time, it predicted victory and we lost. All right, here we go.

Sim 1: Buffalo 27, Denver 9

Sim 2: Denver 28, Buffalo 3

Sim 3: Buffalo 27, Denver 21, OT

Sim 4: Denver 6, Buffalo 3

Sim 5: Buffalo 17, Denver 14

Sim average: Denver 15.6, Buffalo 15.4

Madden could not seem to make up its mind about this game. As you can see, each team alternated winning and losing with each simulation, with the total scores ending up nearly identical. In fact, the total points scored in all five sims was Denver 78, Buffalo 77. Almost too close to call. But ultimately, Madden thinks Denver squeaks out a win by the slimmest of margins. Here's hoping the boys in orange and blue (or white and blue for this game I suppose) can make these results become reality. Preferably the playthrough results of course.

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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