Madden’ 19 simulation, Week 4: Chiefs move to 4-0 with Broncos win
By Rylan Stiles
We seek the wisdom of the great Madden simulation to tell whether or not the Kansas City Chiefs can move to 4-0 on the season.
The Kansas City Chiefs travel to Denver on the Broncos in a primetime Monday Night matchup. The Chiefs roll into town 3-0, while the Broncos are 2-1 coming off a loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
In the Madden world, the game predicted the Chiefs will win this contest in thrilling fashion, 32-29.
The Broncos got on the board first with a 22-yard field goal at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter saw a ton of scoring on both sides. Patrick Mahomes threw a 41-yard bomb to Tyreek Hill to get the Chiefs their first touchdown on the day. Royce Freeman answered back with a touchdown of his own for Denver. Kareem Hunt added a two yard touchdown and now we ride the seesaw.
Cortland Sutton hauled in a 49-yard touchdown pass from Case Keenum, and the Broncos missed the ensuing point after attempt. Harrison Butker booted in a 48-yard field goal, and the Broncos ended the wild second quarter with a pair of field goals one of which sailed in as time expired.
At halftime it was 22-17, Broncos. A weird scoring effort by both sides set up a strange second half.
The third quarter went by with only a Kareem Hunt touchdown, and Andy Reid elected to go for two after that score and got it. The score sat 25-22 entering the games final quarter of play, and it was time for Mahomes to shine, at least that is what you would think.
The Chiefs defense stood tall and did not allow Denver’s offense to put points on the board all half. The Broncos did reach pay dirt when star corner Chris Harris Jr. picked off Patrick Mahomes and returned it 8-yards for the score with only 1:23 remaining in the game. The Broncos owned a 29-22 lead at home, and it looked like they would come away with the win.
Not so fast, my friend. Patrick Mahomes on national television, with the world watching, drove the Chiefs right down the field. Mahomes found Sammy Watkins from five yards out with just six seconds remaining. Mahomes-to-Watkins, Touchdown, Kan-sas City!
Mahomes proved once again, he is the man for the job. Another big win under his belt. Interesting enough, Mahomes earned his second win in Denver before he even gets to play two games at Arrowhead if this result comes true on Monday Night.