It’s the preseason for Bear Goggles On too, and we’re trying out a new segment: using a Madden 11 simulation to predict the games. Check it out and tell us what works, what doesn’t work, what we could do to improve the segment.
The Bears kick off their preseason schedule on Saturday night when they visit the San Diego Chargers. Thanks to Friend of the Program Sam Solarz and his Madden 11 expertise, we already know how the game is going to turn out.
It started off well with a Charles Tillman pick-6!
And it looks like Devin Aromashodu will have a nice game. Who says the Bears can’t pass protect after seeing this 46-yard bomb?!?!
But at the end of the day, it’s just too much Phillip Rivers as the Bears fell to the Chargers 34-10.
For complete summary and stat leaders, follow the jump.
Bears 10 Chargers 34
Charles Tillman Int returned 46yds for a TD
A.Gates 3yd pass from P. Rivers
V.Jackson 21yd pass from P.Rivers
R.Gould 43yd FG
V.Jackson 17yd pass from P.Rivers
R.Mathews 8yd pass from P.Rivers
N.Kaeding 26yd FG
N.Kaeding 50yd FG
P.Rivers 9 of 13 144yds 4TD 1int
J. Cutler 8 of 13 110yds 0TD 1int
D. Sproles 13carries 118yds 0TD
R.Mathews 10carries 60yds 0TD
M.Forte 7carries 18yds 0TD
C.Taylor 4carries 17yds 0TD
D.Aromashodu 3 Rec 73yds 0TD
V.Jackson 3 Rec 51yds 2TD
M.Floyd 1 Rec 44yds 0TD
J.Iglesias 3 Rec 36yds 0TD
Madden 11 doesn’t think much of the Bears defense, huh? Or their offense for that matter. But what the heck, it’s the preseason!
Big props to new guy Sam for his help trying this out and for my guy DeCon in his advisory role. I am hoping to convince Sam to join the BGO team as our resident Madden expert. What do you guys thing? Follow Sam on Twitter @samgoody14 and tell him if you can do better.
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