Giants vs. Vikings: The Madden 17 Simulator says…
EA Sports Madden 17 predicts the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings Week 4 match-up on “Monday Night Football”.
Starting with the Giants vs. Saints in Week 2 and continuing through the 2016 NFL season, GMen HQ will use Madden 17 to predict Big Blue’s weekly match-ups ahead of the game. We’ll simulate each game 10 times and give you the results, assessing the quarterback comparison and the Giants’ defense.
The Giants fell late to the Washington Redskins last week, 29-27. They had the game in hand before late turnovers and penalties allowed the Skins to steal a game the G-Men had no business losing. Last week’s simulation had Washington beating New York 25.8 to 24.9.
Giants vs. Vikings 2016
The Giants (2-1) travel U.S. Bank Stadium this Monday to take on the Minnesota Vikings (3-0) and recent history isn’t on their side. Big Blue has lost three straight in Minnesota by an average score of 38-14. They lost last year’s game 49-17. Odell Beckham did not play (suspension) and the Giant offense was abysmal, turning the ball over three times.
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Minnesota’s vaunted defense is only giving up 13 points per game so far in 2016. They’re top 10 in points and total yards allowed, first in sacks, and second in INTs. On offense, Sam Bradford has fit in nicely, and taken to second-year WR stud Stefon Diggs. Future Hall-of-Fame RB Adrian Peterson is out, likely for the entire season, but it hasn’t slowed the Vikings. Yet.
They’re undefeated, but are the league’s worst rushing offense. That will eventually catch up to them when teams pull safeties out of the box and dare the Vikes to run the ball. Let’s see how what the Madden sim says about Giants vs. Vikings.
Final Result: NYG wins 6/10
Eli Manning yds- TD/INT- completion percentage: 249.4- 2.0/.8- 60.5 percent
Sam Bradford yds- TD/INT- completion percentage: 240.6- 1.4/.8- 63.6 percent
Total yards allowed: 357.1
Passing- rushing: 240.6 – 116.5
Sacks- turnovers: 2.2 – 1.3