Its the fifth week of the 2014 NFL season, and thus far our Cardinals are an impressive 3-0. Madden however has given us three straight losses, so perhaps its our lucky charm.
Like the last time, we're doing 8 minute quarters with the sim clock to 20 on All-Pro. I placed Palmer off the roster again, as well as Glenn Carson. I placed Michael Floyd as my #1 receiver, and Ted Ginn as my #4 (Usually held by Jaron Brown). So without further ado, let us delve into the simulation.
Broncos: 27 Arizona: 20
So the end score was actually a little more surprising than what I anticipated. I expected Madden to believe us the inferior team, and thus a blowout.
Drew Stanton lead the entire game with 350 passing yards on 20 completions, while Peyton Manning was held short, at 297 yards and 32 completions. However, the biggest thing outsise the stats is that Logan Thomas did play as relief late in the fourth quarter. He did throw the teams first interception of the season, but the Broncos only managed to get it to the one, eventually punting from their own 5 yard line.
Ted Ginn returned the ensuing punt to the Broncos 37, but a Marion Grice fumble gave the Broncos the ball, and enough time to kill.
Both John Brown and Ted Ginn combined for the teams only touchdowns, Brown on a 65 yard catch and run, while Tes Ginn returnes the opening kickoff for a touchdown.
The Cardinals ran for 107 combined yards to the Broncos 82. Andre Ellington lead both teams with 8.5 yards per carry, and 10 carries (85 total yards).
Let us hope that this simulation is wrong yet again, amd the Cardinals upset the Broncos.