What can we expect when the Detroit Lions face the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football tonight? ESPN attempts to answer that question for each game with by running a simulation in Madden 13.
If tonight’s game plays out like the sim, the Lions will hang around for most of the game with the Bears sealing the victory with ten fourth quarter points.
The virtual recap goes like this:
In this battle of NFC North rivals, it’s Megatron and crew who jumpstart the scoring, thanks to a 30-yard strike from Stafford to Johnson, but it’s the Bears who laugh last, hitting for ten points in the final minutes to pull out the 30-20 win. Jay Cutler finishes the game completing 19 of 27 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns, including a 15-yard scoring strike to Bennett late in the game that the Lions are just never able to recover from.
How much stock do you put into a video game simulation?
If you’re inclined to believe it will prove to be at least somewhat accurate you can take note that beyond predicting a Bears win, the sim likes the Bears to cover the 6.5 point spread and the teams to combine for over the 46.5 point total.