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Cardinals Vs. Rams: The Game Played As A Madden Simulation

 Sam Bradford has struggled compared to last season, can he get it going today? (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Sam Bradford has struggled compared to last season, can he get it going today? (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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Time for another Madden Sim, this week playing out the week eleven matchup between the Cardinals and Rams.

Again, I am using 15 minute quarters, the rosters are the most recent ones, and the game is played through the Super Sim mode.

Because it was sounding like Kolb will be good to go on Sunday when I did this sim early Friday morning, he was the starter, and a couple of depth chart fixes were made with the Cardinals roster so it was more like the one they use on gameday.

Game Summary:

The Rams offense and Sam Bradford has struggled this season, lets see if they can get it going against the Cards.

Starting off, the signs looked good for the Rams, Bradford threw a 75 yard touchdown pass to Brandon Lloyd early in the first quarter. Looks like that trade is working out well for them.... Kolb then answered with a seven yard pass to Roberts for a score to tie the game at 7-7. In the second quarter, it was all Rams with Jackson scoring on a five yard run and Brown kicked a 43 yarder to put the Rams up 17-7 going into the half.

In the third quarter, the Rams were able to drive down the field, but their only scores came on 42 and 55 yard kicks from Brown, and sandwiched in between those Kolb threw a 24 yard touchdown to Doucet. Going into the fourth, the Cards were down 23-14.

The Rams were able to score early again in the fourth with another scoring pass from Bradford to Lloyd along with a two point conversion. Then immediately afterward LaRod Stephens-Howling returned the kickoff 103 yards to put the Cardinals down by 10 with plenty of time left to mount a comeback.

The Rams did not feel like letting that happen though, and Bradford answered with a 74 yard bomb to Danario Alexander for a score and that was enough to put the score out of reach. The Cardinals were able to get a late score on a two yard pass from Kolb to Fitz but they couldn't do anything else as the Rams ran out the clock.

This was just a game where the Cardinals Defense couldn't get stops. Kolb did throw three touchdowns, but he was also picked off twice. Beanie also had a decent day on the ground, but with the Cardinals in comeback mode for most of the game and with the Rams controlling the clock well he didn't get a ton of chances to run the ball.

So, in the end, the Madden Cardinals lose again, this time 28-38 to the Rams. Their record also drops to 4-7.

Box Score:

Teams Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Cardinals 7 0 7 14 28
Rams 7 10 6 15 38

Notable Stats:


Kevin Kolb - 17 of 29 for 209, 3 TD, 2 Int

Sam Bradford - 16 of 29 for 336, 3 TD


Beanie Wells - 16 for 79

Steven Jackson - 25 for 91, TD


Larry Fitzgerald - 4 for 50, TD

Andre Roberts - 2 for 26, TD

Early Doucet - 3 for 46, TD

Brandon Lloyd - 3 for 109, 2 TD

Dropped Passes - Larry Fitzgerald, Brandon Gibson


Sacks - Clark Haggans, Daryl Washington, James Laurinaitis, Chris Long, James Hall

Int - James Laurinaitis, Craig Dahl


Jay Feely - 0 of 0

Josh Brown - 3 of 3

Total Offense:

Cards -325

Rams -430

3rd/4th Down:

Cards - 2 of 10, 1 of 2

Rams - 5 of 12, 0 of 0