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Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints preview: LIVE Madden 24 simulation

We simulate the Detroit Lions’ Week 13 game against the New Orleans Saints with a game of Madden 24.

Our 2023 Detroit Lions Madden 24 season continues. Last week, they tried to warn us that a letdown game against the Green Bay Packers was coming, but given how erratic and wrong these Madden sims have been, it was hard to take it seriously.

This week, though, there has been a massive development to the virtual Detroit Lions. When I fired up the game on Saturday morning, the Lions’ overall rating had jumped to an 86 overall. Last week, it was an 80. There is seemingly no rhyme or reason for this, especially considering they are coming off one of their worst performances of the season.

That said, this was a long time coming. If you’ve been watching our weekly Madden sims all season, you know that the virtual Lions have been absolutely terrible. So bad, in fact, that we resorted to downloading a mod in the hopes it would make the Lions—and, in particular, Jared Goff—much better.

The results have been mixed, but this week we may not even need the mod with such a huge jump in rating.

Before we get to this week’s live stream, here’s a look at the weekly results compared to the actual games.

Week 1:

  • Madden: Lions lose to Chiefs 38-21
  • Reality: Lions beat Chiefs, 21-20

Week 1:

  • Madden: Lions beat Seahawks in OT, 38-35
  • Reality: Lions lose to Seahawks in OT, 37-31

Week 3:

  • Madden: Lions lose to Falcons, 27-17
  • Reality: Lions beat Falcons, 20-6

Week 4:

  • Madden: Lions lose to Packers, 27-9
  • Reality: Lions beat Packers, 34-20

Week 5:

  • Madden: Lions lose to Panthers, 24-17
  • Reality: Lions beat Panthers, 42-24

Week 6:

  • Madden: Lions lose to Bucs, 28-17
  • Reality: Lions beat Bucs, 20-6

Week 7:

  • Madden: Lions lose to Ravens, 30-18
  • Reality: Lions lose to Ravens, 38-6

Week 8:

  • Madden: Lions lose to Raiders, 16-10
  • Reality: Lions beat Raiders, 26-14

Week 10:

  • Madden: Lions lost to Chargers, 28-7 (game shut off before end)
  • Reality: Lions beat Chargers, 41-38

Week 11:

  • Madden: Lions beat Bears, 28-20
  • Reality: Lions beat Bears, 31-26

Week 12:

  • Madden: Lions lose to Packers, 37-31 (OT)
  • Reality: Lions lose to Packers, 29-22

Here’s how to watch this week’s Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints Madden 24 simulation.

What: Lions vs. Saints Week 13 Madden 24 simulation
When: 10 a.m. ET — Saturday, December 2
Where: or (or embedded below)

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