Minnesota Vikings: Madden playoff simulation not kind to the Vikings

Our friends at Gamesided, did a simulation of the NFL playoffs on Madden and it didn’t go well for the Minnesota Vikings.

One of the best, if not the best, video games out there is Madden Football. I’ve been playing it since I can ever remember. My only complaint is the developers have given up on the Play Station 3 version of the game. Now it’s just a roster update and a fresh disc for the PS3, but it’s still fun. I just really need to upgrade to the PS4.

One of our sister sites is dedicated to the world of video games. The folks over at Gamesided did a simulation of the NFL playoffs using the latest version of Madden with the most up to date rosters and such and, well, it didn’t end up well for the Vikings in their matchup in the Wild Card Round with the Seattle Seahawks.

It was quite a one sided affair in the simulation. It started off well for the Vikings, the team scored on their first offensive drive with Adrian Peterson leading the way for Teddy Bridgewater to connect with Stephon Diggs for a 28-yard play action touchdown… that would be the Vikings only touchdown of the simulation. The final score was a 48-13 Seahawks victory.

Peterson had a below average game by Peterson standards in the simulation with 67 yards on 18 carries. 41 of AP’s yards came on six carries in the opening scoring drive. Bridgewater was 14/27 for only 112 yards and was sacked six times.

On the other side of the coin, Russell Wilson went 22/27 for 262 yards and three touchdowns for the Seahawks.

Here’s to hoping that the simulation is dead wrong.

Head on over to Gamesided to check out the simulation as a whole. Check out the Super Bowl matchup, it’s a rematch of a Super Bowl of recent past, but not last season’s.

The Vikings and Seahawks face off for real on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon and can be seen on NBC.