Will the Giants end their losing streak?
The New York Giants are finally favored in a game during 2020, against an equally struggling Washington Football team. To determine if the Giants can end their losing skid, I simulated this weekend’s matchup in Madden 21.
This game was a painful one for both offenses. The points were scarce, but the sacks and turnovers were plentiful. It took until the second quarter for a team to reach the end zone, despite Washington leading the entirety of the first thanks to a made field goal.
The scoring streak soon ended, set up by a long 55-yard reception. by Darius Slayton. Devonta Freeman eventually plunged into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown.
The Giants wouldn’t expand their lead until the fourth quarter. Freeman reached pay dirt for his second touchdown of the day at the beginning of the fourth.
With a score of 14-6, Washington trailed the Giants by 8 with less than two minutes remaining. Kyle Allen almost pieced together a game tying drive, only to be tackled by Kyler Fackrell with no timeouts remaining. The clock ticked away, leaving the Giants victorious 14-6.
While both teams played well on defense, the Giants pass rush dominated Washington’s sloppy offensive line. Fackrell exploded for four sacks, to contribute heavily to the teams six.
The Madden Sim is 4-1 predicting outcomes of Giants games on the year, and hopefully that accuracy is enough to predict the Giants first win.