Kansas City Chiefs: Madden Simulation for Week 3 Vs Chargers

Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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The Kansas City Chiefs will travel to Los Angeles this weekend to face the Chargers. The Madden simulation for this game is an extremely close one, so should Chiefs fans be nervous?

When looking at the early season schedule for the Kansas City Chiefs, several people (myself included) have this game against the Los Angeles Chargers as a trap game. A trap game is when it’s a game the team SHOULD win, but falters and ends up losing instead.

The Chiefs and Chargers hasn’t been a real competitive series recently, with Kansas City sweeping the Bolts from 2014-2016. This used to be a team, however, that absolutely had the Chiefs’ number. That’s what makes me nervous. Well, that and Keenan Allen. He terrifies me.

Unlike the previous two games, Madden has faith in the Kansas City Chiefs this week. Why does that scare me so much?

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Speaking of the previous game, let’s recap how Madden did with its simulation of the Chiefs and Eagles from a week ago. In that game, Madden thought the Chiefs would lose by two points and that Alex Smith would throw two touchdowns, but also throw two picks. It also predicted Carson Wentz to throw three interceptions.

Madden is 0-2 so far on the year and has predicted the Chiefs to lose in the first two games.

Smith didn’t throw any turnovers and threw for one score while Wentz had a monster day through the air and threw a pick. LeGarrette Blount was simulated to dominate the Chiefs in this one, but he only had one touch during the game.

Madden was spot on with Kareem Hunt continuing to take the league by storm, however, and it was also right on the money with Travis Kelce having his first coming out party of the season. It also rightfully predicted Tyreek Hill to fade into the background a little more, which I thought was puzzling at the time of the simulation.

Madden is 0-2 so far on the year and has predicted the Chiefs to lose in the first two games. Now, in week three, it’s calling for a Chiefs victory. So, what crazy things did Madden come up with for this game? Let’s take a looky loo.



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    Madden clearly doesn’t see much potential in either of these defenses, as it’ll be a high scoring affair in Los Angeles. It does look like it’ll be a close game though, which should make for a super anxious evening for Chiefs Kingdom.

    At the end of the night, the Chargers once again “Charger” themselves in true fashion by allowing the KC Chiefs to outscore them 20-7 in the fourth quarter. The Los Angeles Chargers have been that type of team that finds ways to lose and that looks like the case here once again for the Bolts.

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    By the look of it, Alex Smith has a great game, throwing for over 300 yards and three touchdowns. It looks like he connects with Albert Wilson, Travis Kelce, and Tyreek Hill for scores, and it’s nice to see Wilson getting in on the action. It’d be nice to see him have this big of a game. Kareem Hunt continues his dominance and begins to solidify his case for best running back in the league (or one of them).

    Los Angeles has a nice day offensively too, as Rivers throws for over 220 yards and a score and doesn’t turn the ball over. He and Travis Benjamin have a nice connection on Sunday and Rivers also finds Keenan Allen in the end zone for a touchdown. Benjamin hasn’t been much of a factor in Los Angeles’ offense so far this season, but perhaps this is his breakout game for the 2017 season.

    It looks like both teams have a nice day running the ball, as both Hunt and the Chargers running backs light it up. Melvin Gordon has vastly improved since his rookie year and Branden Oliver is an underrated back up for sure. Madden doesn’t seem to have a lot of faith in the KC Chiefs run game, as they’ve yet to give any of the opposing running backs a bad game.

    This is a game that makes me nervous so I really hope that this score comes to fruition. The Kansas City Chiefs have had the Chargers’ number, but the Bolts are certainly due for a win. This game could be a lot closer than Chiefs fans think.

    What do you think of this simulation? Do you think it’ll be a close game?