Not even our Orange and Blue-powered Madden 11 Simulator picked the Bears to start the season 3-0. We actually picked the Bears to beat the Packers, though our prediction was a little more convincing than Monday night’s nail-biter. Can we get to 4-0 and remain the last undefeated team in the NFC after a Sunday night showdown with the Giants? Let’s see what my buddy Sam has cooked up on the Madden 11 simulator:
It’s a slow start for the Bears, with only a pair of Robbie Gould field goals accounting for all of their first quarter scoring and giving the Bears an early 6-0 lead.
After a Lawrence Tynes FG to cut the Bears lead in half, another Robbie Gould FG gets the margin back to 6 points. Eli Manning gets knocked out of the game following a Tommie Harris sack. Even the Madden simulated Tommie Harris is motivated after last week’s benching. Bears close the first half with a 20-yard Jay Cutler to Devin Hester pass helps the Bears open up a 16-3 lead heading into the halftime locker room:
Sorry about the funky camera angle. Trust me, it’s Cutler to Hester for the score.
More highlights and the full stats and box score after the jump.
Just when you think the Bears might pull away, Hakeem Nicks hauls in an 11-yard TD pass from Giants backup Sage Rosenfells to cut it to a 6-point margin.
Another Robbie Gould FG brings the Bears lead back up to 9 points to close out the third quarter. But the 4th quarter turns out to be all Bears. Earl Bennett hauls in a 23-yard TD from Jay Cutler:
You’ve gotta hand it to those Madden guys, no detail is too small. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when players sport the pink gloves, cleats, etc. Did you notice Earl’s gloves and the goal post? Pretty sweet!
Matt Forte gets into the end zone with a 21-yard run and the route is officially on:
Corey Graham puts the final nail in the Giants’ coffin with a fumble recovery for a touchdown on the ensuing kickoff:
So according to our Madden sim, it’s the Bears in a laugher. Check out the full scoring summary and scoring leaders below. Also be sure to check out our Madden 11 Sim Predictions for all of the other Week 4 action here.
Bears 40 Giants 10
(CHI) R.Gould 25 yd FG 7:09
(CHI) R. Gould 17 yd FG 3:30
(NYG) L.Tynes 27 yd FG 8:06
(CHI) R.Gould 44 yd FG 3:52
(CHI) D.Hester 20 yd rec from J.Cutler (R.Gould Kick) 0:15
(NYG) H.Nicks 11 yd rec from S.Rosenfells (L.Tynes Kick) 5:49
(CHI) R.Gould 18 yd FG 1:55
(CHI) E.Bennett 23 yd rec from J.Cutler (R.Gould Kick) 7:11
(CHI) M.Forte 21 yd run (R.Gould Kick) 1:54
(CHI) C. Graham 25 yd fumble return (R.Gould Kick) 1:47