Madden NFL 13 Week 13 simulation: Detroit Lions vs. Indianapolis Colts
After a couple of punts from both sides, Luck made the first mistake of the day by tossing an easy interception to Jacob Lacey, giving the Lions good field position. Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson took advantage, connecting on a big 42-yard touchdown score in double coverage to give the Lions the early 7-0 lead. Jason Hanson would kick a 27-yard field goal to extend the lead later in the first quarter.
In the second Stafford threw his first interception of the game, but the Lions' defense continued to dominate and forced the Colts to punt. Hanson hit a long 49-yard field goal to give the Lions a 13-0 lead at halftime.
The offensive woes began in the third quarter and the Lions found themselves going nowhere the whole time. The defense did their best to stop the Colts, allowing two Adam Vinatieri field goals. The Lions held onto the touchdown lead going into the fourth.
That lead wouldn't last much longer. After more offensive troubles, Luck led the Colts on an impressive drive, capped off by an 8-yard touchdown run by Vick Ballard, tying the game 13-13.
With time slowly ticking away, the Lions looked to take the lead back and put the pressure on the Colts. It didn't happen as Stafford tossed a damaging 42-yard interception return for a touchdown to Cassius Vaughn, giving the Colts their first lead of the game. They would easily run out the clock to secure the 20-13 victory.
Stafford threw 16/31 for 207 yards and one TD and two interceptions. Mikel Leshoure rushed for 68 yards on 29 carries and Johnson caught four passes for 82 yards and one TD. Ndamukong Suh, who's been the talk of the town lately for all the wrong reasons, had two tackles on the day, including one sack.
Madden record: 7-5
Real record: 4-7
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