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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