Broncos vs. Steelers: Week 12 Madden Simulation
It is time again to play some Madden. After a close game last week, how do the Denver Broncos fare in their contest with the Pittsburgh Steelers?
The Denver Broncos needed a prayer last week in what was a highly defensive game in Madden. A Courtland Sutton touchdown reception gave the Broncos the win against the Chargers. In reality, Denver needed another prayer as Brandon McManus converted on a game winning field goal as time expired to get the win.
This week, the Broncos go up against the Pittsburgh Steelers. They have a high powered offense. Will the Broncos defense be able to slow them down? Let us dive right into it.
The first quarter started off quick for both teams. Pittsburgh was able to strike first as they surgically drove down the field and capped the drive off with an Antonio Brown touchdown reception. Pittsburgh goes up 7-0.
But not so fast. On the first play of Denver’s first drive, Case Keenum decides to go deep. And let’s just say it’s better to be lucky than good. Somehow, Courtand Sutton comes up with the catch and after breaking a tackle sprints down the sideline for the touchdown.
Pittsburgh would still hold the lead as Brandon McManus misses the extra point. And that is how the first quarter would end with Pittsburgh leading 7-6.
The second quarter was not as interesting as the first. Only a pair of field goals from Brandon McManus were scored in the second quarter. Denver would take a 12-7 lead at the half.
The third quarter was similar, except it was a single field goal by McManus. This after Denver drove down the field and took the majority of the time off the clock. Pittsburgh’s defense was coming apart as Denver took a 15-7 lead into the fourth quarter.
As the fourth quarter began, Denver was driving down the field. Shortly into the quarter, Phillip Lindsay found the end zone for his first score of the game. That brought the score to 22-7.
On the very next Pittsburgh play, Ben Roethlisberger threw a pass that was read and intercepted by Trumaine Brock Sr. He would return the interception into the red zone. And one play later, Keenum found Courtland Sutton for his second touchdown of the game.
The Steelers tried to make it interesting in the end, but any legitimate chance of making some kind of comeback fell short when Bradley Roby intercepted Big Ben in the end zone.
It was a weirdly bizarre game. Denver scored 29 unanswered points after the Steelers went up early. The Case Keenum to Courtland Sutton connection was the big story. While Sutton did not get many receptions, he did go over 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Von Miller saved his best performance for last, recording two sacks in the fourth quarter. Derek Wolfe also got in on the sack party in the fourth.
Antonio Brown recorded 99 yards receiving and a touchdown for the Steelers. James Conner got a few good plays in the first quarter, but did not do much after that.
Case Keenum threw one interception, but had a solid game other than that, throwing for 313 yards on the day.
Tune in next week as the Broncos go on the road to face the Cincinnati Bengals.