The Chicago Bears looked dominant early but found themselves losing to the Detroit Lions in the Madden GOAT simulation put on by Bleacher Report.
Boom. I cannot believe how upset I am over a video game simulation, but wow, this game has me all kinds of riled up. The Chicago Bears were winning all game until late in the fourth quarter. The team took a 10-0 lead to start the game. The Lions came back and pulled within three as the game became close once again at 10-7.
The Chicago Bears bounced back with a touchdown to Mike Ditka to pull ahead 17-7. The team held that lead until late in the fourth quarter when Calvin Johnson made a catch that required a review to go up 21-17. The touchdown came with 0:30 seconds left, but that gave the Bears at least a chance. On second down, Sid Luckman threw it deep down the middle. The ball was close to being caught around the 15-yard line, but it was deflected and dropped.
On third down, Luckman ended up getting sacked for the third time in this game. This is when I lost my cool. The Chicago Bears have one of the best defenses ever to play the game with their Hall of Famers in 1985. Couple that with the rest of the Hall of Famers who were added from other eras and there are not many defenses who would be better.
So how in the BLEEP did the Detroit Lions come away with three defensive sacks and the Chicago Bears never touched Matthew Stafford? We are talking about Brian Urlacher, Dan Hampton, Richard Dent, Mike Singletary and Dick Butkus. You are telling me that not once this defense could sack Stafford? Come on, this is absurd. How does Madden simulate this to even happen? The team held Barry Sanders to three yards, but could not generate a sack? Come on now.
I know, I know. This is ridiculous and how can I get so worked up over a video game simulation? I just cannot understand how the algorithm built within the Madden game system allows the Lions to sack Luckman three times and not allow the Bears to get to Stafford at least once? This is absurd and makes the simulation seem very unrealistic.
I might sound like a salty Chicago Bears fan, but without any other actual sports to watch, I was looking forward to seeing the best Bears players on the field together. Now, all it did was just make me angry. I am not sure I will watch another simulation after this one, even without sports readily available.