Do you want to know who does Madden NFL 18 see moving a step toward the postseason in week 14? You can watch better, because the regular season begins to wind down, the playoff picture becomes clearer.
Last week wound up being a bit topsy-turvy on the real-life and virtual gridirons. Weirdness like the Packers beating the Buccaneers in overtime and the Jets holding off the Chiefs led our Madden NFL 18 simulation to go 8-8 on the week. The mark snapped a six-game streak of winning records, dating all the way back to the middle of October. In fact, the last time it had a losing record was just the week prior, so that run is still very much intact. Did I just jinx things by writing about it in this paragraph? Let’s find out, but first here are our usual parameters for the simulation:
Absolutely no user games were played.
Live rosters used were up to date as of December 6, 2017, and we had to make just a few changes to account for injuries and suspensions
Screenshots were taken after using Super Sim.
Settings included All-Pro difficulty, Simulation sliders and six-minute quarters.
Atlanta Falcons 41, New Orleans Saints 28
Matt Ryan threw for 330 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Matt Bryant nailed four field goals as the Falcons were able to hold off the Saints at home. Two of those kicks gave Atlanta an edge in the first quarter while both of Ryan’s scoring passes went to Mohamed Sanu and Julio Jones in the second to increase the lead. Despite outscoring Atlanta in the third quarter, New Orleans couldn’t overcome that deficit even with a two-touchdown rushing performance from Mark Ingram.
You can see these, Drew Brees threw for two touchdowns and 274 yards along with a pair of interceptions, Jones led all receivers with 159 yards on eight catches, while Devonta Freeman took 20 carries for 89 yards and a touchdown out of the Atlanta backfield. And Ingram except for his score and also took 16 carries for 73 yards, Willie Snead caught eight passes for 70 yards to lead all Saints’ wideouts.