I don't really want to talk about what happened last week, so I will make it quick. We lost. Moving on now...Let's take a look at the results of this season's predictions so far.
Madden Predictions, 2012, Week 1:
Play-through: Pittsburgh 27, Denver 24
Sim Average: Denver 21, Pittsburgh 18
Actual Result: Denver 31, Pittsburgh19
Madden Predictions, 2012, Week 2:
Play-through: Denver 28, Atlanta 21
Sim Av.erage: Atlanta 23, Denver 21
Actual Result: Atlanta 27, Denver 21
Madden Predictions, 2012, Week 3
Play-through: Denver 20, Houston 0 (oops, that result might have been a little off)
Sim Average: Houston 27, Denver 12
Actual Result: Houston 31, Denver 25
Madden Play-through accuracy: 0-3
And now here are this weeks 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 28, Oakland 20
I had an ugly run of bad luck in this game, with both McGahee and Moreno knocked out early, leaving me to try to run with Hillman and Ball. It didn't work. So, passing was the name of the game. Fortunately, it was enough.
Denver - P. Manning - 19/38, 288 YDs, 3 TDs, 3 INTs
Oakland - C. Palmer - 13/20, 168 YDs, 1 TD, 2 INTs
Denver - W. McGahee - 3 ATTs, 18 YDs
K. Moreno - 1 ATT, 10 YDs
Oakland - D. McFadden - 19 ATTs, 148 YDs, 1 TD
Denver - B. Stokley - 3 REC, 85 YDs, 1 TD
D. Thomas - 3 REC, 52 YDs, 2 TDs
Oakland - D. McFadden - 6 REC, 81 YDs
R. Streater - 2 REC, 50 YDs, 1 TD
Denver - V. Miller - 10 TCKLs, 1 SACK, 5 TFL
D. Wolfe - 8 TCKLs, 4 SACKs
R. Moore - 4 TCKLs, 2 INTs, 1 TD
Oakland - T. Branch - 5 TCKLs, 1 INT
M. Huff - 3 TCKLs, 1 INT
Denver - No relevant stats
Oakland - S. Janikowski - 2 FGA, 2 FGM, Long 46 YDs
And now, here are the results from this weeks sims.
Sim 1: Oakland 36, Denver 21
Sim 2: Denver 20, Oakland 10
Sim 3: Oakland 10, Denver 9
Sim 4: Oakland 22, Denver 13
Sim 5: Oakland 23, Denver 21
Sim Average: Oakland 20, Denver 17
Once again, the sims are going against us. This is a bit of a worrying trend, given their accuracy so far. I think though, that the players realize how important this game is, so if they are going to get things turned around, I think it will probably happen this week. Come on guys, prove me right! 17-2 till we ain't! GO BRONCOS!!!