Madden NFL 13 Week 7 simulation: Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears
After forcing a very quick Bears punt to start the game, Mikel Leshoure took over by running more than 30 yards on the Lions' first drive. The Bears were able to halt him and the offense, resulting in a 25-yard field goal by Jason Hanson. The longtime Lion would boot through another, a 40-yarder, to give the Lions a 6-0 lead after one quarter of play.
However, Hanson wouldn't be perfect, missing a 50-yard attempt in the second quarter. The Lions' defense continued to shut out the Bears until under two minutes to go. Matthew Stafford threw an interception that was returned to Lions territory, and Robbie Gould kicked a 44-yard field goal to make it 6-3 at halftime.
While the first half of the game was a field goal-fest, the third quarter was a punt-fest, and nothing of note happened. The fourth was action-less, too, until Bears running back Matt Forte woke up and powered his way down the field late in the quarter. Gould kicked a 40-yard field goal to tie the game with under three minutes remaining.
Once again, the Lions found themselves in a potential game-winning drive situation. Leshoure didn't make things easy, fumbling the ball at midfield, recovered by the Lions, and fumbling again around the 20-yard line. The Lions recovered it again, and Hanson would boot through the easy 26-yard game-winning field goal, ending an ugly, touchdown-less game in Chicago.
Stafford threw 22/26 for 208 yards and one interception, Leshoure rushed for 88 yards and Calvin Johnson caught six passes for 73 yards. For Chicago, Jay Cutler threw 17/25 for 112 yards and Forte rushed for 73 yards.
Madden record: 5-1
Real record: 2-3
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