Kansas City Chiefs: Madden Simulation for Week 3 vs Ravens

Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens is sacked during overtime (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens is sacked during overtime (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images) /

On Sunday, Chiefs Kingdom will finally get to watch their Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium for the home opener of what many are considering the most anticipated Chiefs season ever. What did Madden predict to happen?

The Kansas City Chiefs are off to a solid 2-0 start, but they are heading into their first real challenge of the season; the Baltimore Ravens. Last year the Ravens game was an incredibly exciting game that featured one of the greatest performances of Patrick Mahomes’ young career.

Mahomes led the Chiefs to a comeback victory in heroic fashion and converted on a huge fourth and nine on a pass that will likely forever be known as one of Mahomes’ greatest plays. This season the Chiefs will be going up against a much improved Lamar Jackson, which could make for another exciting match-up.

Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes are arguably the leagues top two quarterbacks up to this point in the 2019 season. That aspect of the game alone could make this an early candidate for game of the year.

Last week Madden predicted a shoot out in Oakland which was pretty accurate, in the first half at least. Madden also correctly predicted a Chiefs win bringing their running total to 1-1 on the year.

Last week Madden was able to correctly predict Deric Carr throwing one touchdown and two interceptions, which was a beautiful sight for Chiefs Kingdom so props to Madden for that one.

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Madden also just narrowly missed another spot on prediction last week, predicting that Sammy Watkins would have 172 yards and two touchdowns. In reality, it was Demarcus Robinson who had 172 yards and two touchdowns, but still nailing the numbers spot on was pretty crazy.

They did predict Mahomes would throw three interceptions last week and he ended up throwing zero so Madden was thankfully wrong there, but all in all, Madden was pretty accurate last week. However, I hope Madden’s simulation is very wrong this week.

The Chiefs should be in for a good one on Sunday so make sure to come out to Arrow Head to support your Chiefs this week!

Putting last week’s game officially behind us, what did Madden have to say about this highly anticipated Chiefs-Ravens matchup? Let’s look at how the game ended up in a Madden simulation.

FINAL SCORE – CHIEFS 24, Ravens 28

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There are a few things to note from the simulation.

The first one is that Mahomes cannot lose the quarterback battle if the Chiefs want to win this game. It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Jackson passes for 60 more yards and three more touchdowns than Mahomes, but it could happen if the Ravens defense plays significantly better than the Chiefs. So let’s hope that doesn’t happen.

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It would be nice to see a couple of touchdowns for Damien Williams, however, he is currently looking pretty doubtful to play, so those two touchdowns from the simulation are likely going to have to come from elsewhere Sunday.

In the simulation, the Ravens were able to hold Kelce and Watkins in check. This cannot happen Sunday. At least one of the two of them are going to need to have a solid game. The Ravens defense is pretty good, but surely not good enough to hold both of them to less than 40 yards and without a touchdown.

So mostly negative observations from a Chiefs’ standpoint in the simulation, but there is one positive observation that could be a big key for the Chiefs. In the simulation, the Chiefs were able to hold Jackson to zero yards on the ground. If they are able to accomplish this in real life, there’s no way they lose.

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Lastly, if Madden’s simulation is correct, the Chiefs will have to watch out for the former Sooners on the Ravens roster. Andrews and Brown had all four of the Ravens touchdowns in the simulation and are looking like their top receivers in real life as well, so those two will be key players to focus on for Kansas City’s secondary.