Madden simulation for Bengals vs Chargers in week 13

Austin Ekeler (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Austin Ekeler (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Cincinnati Bengals square off against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday in a game that will have massive Wild Card implications no matter what the result is. If the Bengals win, they’ll likely stay in the No. 5 spot unless the Ravens lose to the Steelers. If the Chargers win, Cincinnati drops down to the No. 7 seed in the playoff picture.

Needless to say, this game is huge for both teams and hopefully, we’ll see an incredible game between two young talented quarterbacks.

With so much riding on this game, let’s check out how Madden sees everything going down.

Madden Simulation – Cincinnati Bengals 35, Los Angeles Chargers 30

Bengals Stats

  • Joe Burrow – 21-of-38, 212 yards, 2 TD, INT
  • Joe Mixon – 26 carries, 104 yards, 2 TD; 4 rec, 36 yards
  • Tyler Boyd – 6 rec, 112 yards
  • Tee Higgins – 5 rec, 76 yards, TD
  • Ja’Marr Chase – 2 rec, 24 yards, TD
  • Logan Wilson – 11 tackles; Fumble returned for TD
  • Trey Hendrickson – 1.5 sacks
  • Eli Apple – INT

Chargers Stats

  • Justin Herbert – 31-of-50, 316 yards, 3 TD, INT
  • Austin Ekeler – 17 carries, 56 yards, TD; 4 rec, 67 yards, TD
  • Mike Williams – 4 rec, 54 yards
  • Keenan Allen – 3 rec, 34 yards, TD
  • Jared Cook – Rec, 6 yards, TD
  • Joey Bosa – 2 sacks
  • Derwin James – INT

This would be quite the outcome if things played out this way. A five-point victory over a good team like the Chargers would prove that Cincinnati is for real and trending in the right direction.

With LA not having a good run defense, it’s only natural for Mixon to put up big numbers, which it looks like he does here. He’s had two straight games where he’s rushed over for 100 yards and if this game plays out similar to this one, that streak will grow to three straight.

Burrow has a very Burrow-like game and that’s totally fine. He hasn’t been focusing on the big plays lately, but rather just taking what the defense gives him and what do you know? The offense has been playing really well as a result.

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No one will be surprised to see the Chargers put up points in this matchup but all that matters is that the Bengals have the larger number on the scoreboard so they can have the head-to-head in this crucial matchup.