Madden NFL 13 Week 17 (and final) simulation: Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears
The Bears received the ball first and were moving down the field with ease when running back Matt Forte fumbled the ball, which was scooped up by Louis Delmas and taken 82 yards down the field for the touchdown.
The second quarter featured three field goals. Jason Hanson extended the lead to 10-0 before Olindo Mare cut the lead back to a touchdown with a 40-yarder. Hanson booted a 44-yarder, and at halftime the Lions led 13-3.
The third quarter would be called The Matt Forte Show, as the running back scored a pair of touchdowns to give the Bears a 17-13 lead heading into the fourth. He broke a tackle on a 2-yard run, and then broke many more on a monstrous 78-yard run later in the quarter.
In the fourth, Hanson kicked another field goal to make it 17-16, but the Bears answered back with a Mare three-pointer of their own. With the score 20-16 at the two-minute warning, could the Lions make their last drive of the season worth it? Sadly, no. Matthew Stafford tossed a costly interception in Bears territory, and their Madden season ended in a loss. On a positive note, they did win more games than the real Lions this year.
Stafford threw 25/38 for 316 yards and one interception. Mikel Leshoure rushed for 40 yards on 18 carries and caught four passes for 24 yards. Calvin Johnson had a great day, catching nine passes for 145 yards.
For the Bears, Jay Cutler went 13/17 for 210 yards. Forte ran all over the Lions with 159 yards on 29 carries and two TDs. Devin Hester caught four passes for 84 yards.
Madden record: 8-8
Real record: 4-11