The Cincinnati Bengals and Joe Burrow had a rough time against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. The Steelers are one of the best teams in the NFL, so it is not surprising a relatively young Bengals roster struggled.
Things should be a bit more evenly matched this week as the Bengals square off against an equally deficient Washington Football Team. Burrow and the rest of the team should play better, especially Burrow, who has had an impressive rookie season thus far.
With that said, let’s take a look at the sim to see how it predicts the outcome of the Bengals Week 11 game.
Disclaimer: Before the game I made sure that the rosters were updated, because EA Sports hates me and the roster rolled back for some reason, so all the players may not be accurate.
The Bengals start with the ball, but after a good start they are unable to score and have to punt. Washington drives all the way down the field on their first possession, and the Bengals defense tightens up when Washington gets into goal-to-go situation. Washington has to settle for a field goal.
The Bengals receive the ball and drive down the field with little issue. Inside the red zone, Joe Burrow hits a wide open John Ross III for the touchdown.
Washington gets the ball back and drives down the field. When they get to the 35-yard line, Washington scores through the air with an impressive run-after-catch display.
After this, the Bengals receive the ball with the intent of taking back the lead back before halftime. They drive down the field and with just over two minutes left, Joe Mixon is able to run up the middle for a touchdown.
Normally, the Bengals worst nightmare is another team getting the ball with two minutes left. This time, though, it goes about as well as possible, with the Bengals getting a quick stop. Not only do they get the stop, but then the are able to drive down the field and score a touchdown as time is expiring in the first half.
Following halftime, Washington receives the ball and drives down the field trying to close the gap. They move down the field and inside the five they hand the ball off to Adrian Peterson (yes seriously), who is able to get in for the touchdown. Unfortunately the touchdown counts for Washington, not Detroit.
After this score, Washington tried to go for two, but failed and the Bengals received the ball with a five point lead. They drive down the field and inside the 10-yard line, with no one open, Joe Burrow rolls out and decides to take it in for a touchdown himself.
After this, the defenses continue to struggle and Washington is easily able to drive down the field. Once inside the 20-yard line, Dwayne Haskins is able to hit an open Trey Quinn who fights hard to get the touchdown.
The Bengals receive the ball and begin driving the field, trying to take time off the clock to salt away the game. When they cross into enemy territory, Washington’s defensive line finally steps up and makes the Bengals settle for a field goal. Washington is within one score with plenty of time to score.
Washington receives the ball and tries to drive down the field to get the win. They eventually go for it on fourth down and the Bengals defense finally steps up and gets the stop. The Bengals get a couple first downs rushing and are able to salt away the game for the win.
Madden 21 Win Loss prediction accuracy: 6-2-1