ESPN’s Madden 13 Simulation Gives Detroit Lions Revenge Against Vikings


The Detroit Lions’ week four loss to the Minnesota Vikings was something of a surprise. Can the Vikings pull off another stunner to sweep the 2012 series from the Lions? We’ll find out for sure on Sunday but ESPN has run their weekly Madden 13 simulations to give us an idea how it might play out.

The news is good for Lions fans. The winning streak will reach three games.

The virtual recap reads like this:

Calvin Johnson, on the cover of “Madden,” continues to dominate these simulations, catching five passes for 104 yards in Detroit’s 24-20 win over the Vikings. But it’s not all Megatron in this one. Thanks to Mikel Leshoure, the Lions finally have a solid running attack to complement their passing game. The back runs for 74 yards and one touchdown to help Detroit pull out the much-needed win.

A four point win would give the Lions a cover on the current sports book line of Lions -3, while the 44 total points scored in the simulation comes in under the current over/under of 46 points. Sound realistic?

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  • Jake

    First of all, why is this even news? Madden simulations are almost never right and have nothing to do with actual games. The fact that ESPN publishes these as some sort of game prediction and then people like you repost these things to your readers is shameful journalism. Second, “Megatron” has only 4 100+ yard games this season and 2 of his last 3 games have gone for less than 50 yards. He also has only 1 TD so far. The last he faced the Vikings on Sep. 30 he had 5 catches for 54 yards. This doesn’t mean he wont have a big game on Sunday but the odds of him having a big game based on his performance so far are not great. Bottom line, if I were a Lions fan (and I’m glad I’m not) I wouldn’t put much faith in this Madden simulation.

    • http://sidelionreport.com/ Zac Snyder

      Journalism? Who said anything about journalism? This is a Lions fan site, and one of the most visited at that. Stuff like this is meant to be fun and no one is pretending it is a “set in stone” prediction. If you can’t find any fun in it, I’m sorry, but that is on you. Thanks for stopping by.