the Detroit Lions face a must-win situation this week against the Green Bay Packers. Win and their playoff hopes survive another week, lose and anything short of running the table likely won’t be enough.
Can the Lions pull off the mild upset or will the Packers stay on the winning path and bury their division rivals? 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 simulation recap reads like this:
Aaron Rodgers completes 22 of 27 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns as the Packers take down their NFC North rival 27-23. The Lions and Packers exchanged scores throughout this one, with Detroit taking a late lead thanks to a 70-yard bomb to Titus Young. But it’s Rodgers who has the last laugh, hitting Jones on a 6-yard score to give Green Bay its fifth win in a row.
The three point spread favoring the Packers seemed a little thin considering the state of each team. The Packers seem to be hitting their stride while the Lions still mire in inconsistency. That being said, Vegas has a funny way of “knowing” and the Madden 13 simulation tends to agree. The 27-23 final score in the simulation comes in two points less than the current over/under of 52 total points.