Chicago Bears: Madden 21 simulation for Week 8 versus Saints

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What does Madden 21 predict for the Chicago Bears Week 8 matchup vs the Saints?

After a loss to the Rams, the Chicago Bears are standing at 5-2, and are second in the NFC North, behind the Green Bay Packers. It was not a good game last Monday versus the Rams, and the only thing the Bears can do is learn and move on, because it is not getting any easier this week against the New Orleans Saints. So, what did Madden 21 predict for this game?

Madden had the Bears coming away with this one, which is surprising because normally the Saints are really good in simulation. Nevertheless, the final score was 33-24, with the Bears coming out on top. The Bears actually scored 20 points in the first half in this one, which would be so relieving to see happen in real life. Here are some of the key stats for this game:

Chicago Bears

New Orleans Saints

  • Drew Brees – 29/40 completions, 275 yards, two touchdowns
  • Alvin Kamara – 15 carries, 79 yards, one touchdown, eight receptions, 65 yards
  • Tre’Quan Smith – eight receptions, 104 yards, one touchdown
  • Jared Cook – six receptions, 61 yards, one touchdown
  • Dionte Harris – four receptions, 47 yards
  • Cameron Jordan – seven tackles, two tackles for loss
  • Tre Hendrickson – four tackles, two sacks
  • Demario Davis – 13 tackles, one interception
  • Marcus Williams – nine tackles, two tackles for loss, one pass defended

The Bears played very well in this simulation. Nick Foles threw the ball well, despite giving it away again once. The running game was okay, with David Montgomery finding the end zone once. Another big game for Allen Robinson, who hit double digit receptions again, plus he caught a touchdown pass.

The real story was allowing no sacks for Cameron Jordan, who is a huge threat on the Saints defensive line. Trey Hendrickson did get two sacks, but the Saints had only three as a team, which is a good sign. This could be a different story with Cody Whitehair out in real life, but it would be a great sign if they could hold Jordan to no sacks.

The defense played well enough. They did not force any turnovers, but they got to Drew Brees when they needed to, and ultimately did enough to keep the Saints from putting up their normally high numbers on offense. Let’s hope Roquan Smith and Eddie Jackson can have days like they did in this sim on Sunday, because if they are both in double digit tackles it could be great for this whole defense.

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The Saints are a great team, and the Bears are going to need a full team effort to pull this one off. The Saints had their way with the Bears last year, so they definitely want to take this one from New Orleans. Let’s hope Madden 21 was right and the Bears take this one.