The Detroit Lions suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers last year and if ESPN’s Madden 13 simulation of their rematch is any indication, we’re in for more of the same.
The Lions take a 16-10 lead into the fourth quarter only to be outscored 14-3 in the final frame. Final score: 49ers 24, Lions 19.
The virtual recap goes like this:
Frank Gore rumbles for 107 yards and one touchdown, while Alex Smith completes 18 of 23 passes for 192 yards, including the game-winning 33- ard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree with time running out to give San Francisco the 24-19 victory. Randy Moss added a 20-yard touchdown to help the 49ers get off to a fast start. If only “Madden” could simulate what the postgame handshake will look like this time around.