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LIVE: Watch the Week 2 matchup between Lions-49ers on Madden NFL 19

Come watch the game before the game.

Say it with me: “Football can be fun and it will be fun. Football can be fun and it will be fun. Football can be fun and it will be fun.”

Last Sunday, the Madden sim correctly predicted the Detroit Lions would lose to the New York Jets on Monday night, but everyone had their own way of using the result to fulfill their own prophecy.

Some were convinced the iconic football video game franchise was pulling the ol’ bait and switch:

Others were not having any of it, writing off the results as inconceivable:

And finally, some of the viewers were outright dismissive of how the game could be so wrong in its estimation of Matthew Stafford’s performance, all the way down to his stat line:

It’s therapeutic. Say it with me: “Football can be fun and it will be fun. Football can be fun and it will be fun. Football can be fun and it will be fun.”


Be sure to jump over to our live stream starting at 10:00 a.m. ET to keep up with the conversation and join a bunch of us who love to watch Madden be Madden. Also, these things are finally available on demand through Twitch, so if you can’t make the live broadcast, no biggie, you have 14 days to go back and check out all the action you missed out on.

Once the clock strikes 10:00 a.m. ET, the stream will begin below.

It’s Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers. This time, it’s (not) for real.

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