Chicago Bears: Madden simulation for Week 1 vs Lions
What did Madden predict for the Chicago Bears Week 1 matchup vs Lions?
The Chicago Bears are starting their season on the road in Detroit to play the Lions. Predictions and keys to the game have already been made, so why not simulate the game in Madden 21 to see what could possibly happen. This sim is one of the many possible outcomes of the game, and the game could be completely wrong. Still, it is fun to see what could happen.
The final score of the sim was 30 to 27, with the Bears coming out on top. This is a high scoring game for the Bears, who only scored 30 or more points once last year. The negative here is that the Bears allowed 27 points, which is quite a lot for this defense.
How did the stats break down for the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions?
Mitchell Trubisky threw for 383 yards with three touchdowns and a pick. He also added a rushing touchdown. This is a strong game for Trubisky, who sets a career-high in passing yards. Matthew Stafford threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions.
The rushing game for both teams was lackluster. Kerryon Johnson had 12 carries for 42 yards, Adrian Peterson had six rushes for 19 yards and a touchdown, and D’Andre Swift had two rushes for seven yards.
For the Bears, David Montgomery had nine rushes for 32 yards while Cordarrelle Patterson had a rush for two yards, and Tarik Cohen has seven rushes for 30 yards. The Bears did not score on the ground besides Trubisky, while the Lions ran one score in.
Anthony Miller had a great game, catching eight passes for 127 yards and a touchdown. Allen Robinson put up five catches for 74 yards, and newcomer Jimmy Graham had six catches for 65 yards and two touchdowns. A great game for him in his Bears debut.
For the Lions, Kenny Golladay brought in six passes for 62 yards. Danny Amendola and Quintez Cephus both added scores through the air. The passing offense for the Bears did its job while the rushing attack lacked behind. (It should be noted that Golladay likely will not play in the actual game on Sunday).
In terms of defensive statistics, Jaylon Johnson led the way for the Bears with seven tackles, while Lions cornerback Justin Coleman had a great game with 12 total tackles. Khalil Mack had a monster game with four sacks, and Akiem Hicks had one sack. One of Mack’s sacks resulted in a safety. The Bears did not cause a turnover, which is something they are looking to do more of this year.
Overall, the Bears played a good game, and the passing game was definitely there. Trubisky had a great game in terms of yardage, and he spread the ball around very well. Hopefully, the defense can generate some more pressure outside of Khalil Mack in real life, which could force a turnover or two. All in all a solid effort and let’s hope the real-life result is similar.