Here at Pride Of Detroit, we give the people what they want. On Friday, I did a live Twitch stream of a matchup between the Detroit Lions and their Week 2 opponent, the Tennessee Titans. Last week in our Madden simulation, the Lions absolutely blew out the Colts, 32-3. This week’s matchup, while still pretty one-sided, provided similar results.
Here’s a rundown of a Week 2 Madden simulation of the Detroit Lions vs. the Tennessee Titans:
The Titans won the coin toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff, but after a 1-yard hand off to DeMarco Murray to start the game, the Lions’ secondary would make a big play:
Tavon Wilson intercepts Mariota's first pass of the game! #Lions #Titans #PS4share pic.twitter.com/CXHZlchzVp— Ryan (@Ryan_POD) September 17, 2016
After taking over on offense, the Lions would squander the opportunity to put points on the board, but after a Titans three-and-out, the Lions would finally strike first:
Stafford finds Jones for a 15-yard TD, puts the first points on the board, 7-0 #Lions pic.twitter.com/pI7RcaaxsF— Ryan (@Ryan_POD) September 17, 2016
The Lions lead would be short-lived, however, as after the Titans received their second kickoff of the game, DeMarco Murray would get another chance to run the ball on first down. This time, he ran for 75 more yards than the first time he got a hold of it:
DeMarco Murray breaks off a 76-yard run for six. Extra point knots it up at 7's. #PS4share pic.twitter.com/oHeShiXIlQ— Ryan (@Ryan_POD) September 17, 2016
The Lions would break the tie with a 50-yard field goal by Matt Prater, and Mariota would move the Titans into Lions’ territory at the end of the first quarter with the Lions leading, 10-7.
A few plays into the second quarter, Ryan Succop would hit a 36-yard field goal to tie the game back up at 10-10. From here, the Lions would never look back. While the Lions offense would gain first downs, the Titans’ defense would start to get sloppy and undisciplined, drawing flags for face masks twice and moving the Lions quicker down the field than their play. After getting inside the red zone, Matthew Stafford would connect with a familiar set of hands from Week 1 for six:
Ebron for six! #Lions lead the #Titans, 17-10. #PS4share pic.twitter.com/kAYZpHD54v— Ryan (@Ryan_POD) September 17, 2016
After two unsuccessful rushes from Murray and a check down to Derrick Henry that went nowhere, the Titans put the ball back into the hands of the Lions’ offense. Once again, the offense would find the end zone:
What's that, Andre? You scored a what? 24-10 #Lions #PS4share pic.twitter.com/xQESmkc3U9— Ryan (@Ryan_POD) September 17, 2016
The Titans would get the ball back with only a 1:22 left in the first half, but Mariota would move the team down the field on a few plays, including a 25-yard pass to newcomer Rishard Matthews. The Lions defense would keep the Titans from scoring a touchdown on three plays from the red zone and hheld them to just a field goal before the half expired. The Lions led the Titans 24-13 at halftime.
As the teams took the field for the second half, the Titans would squander their opportunities with the ball on offense, failing to put points on the board until late into the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, the Lions found second-half success running the football, chewing up time and managing to tack on another two field goals from Matt Prater, one from 21 yards out and another from 44.
Stafford knees it to run down the final seconds. #Lions beat the #Titans 30-19. #PS4share pic.twitter.com/qfSektFiyK— Ryan (@Ryan_POD) September 17, 2016
Join us on Twitch next Friday at the same time—7:30 p.m. ET—for more Madden simulations!