New Orleans Saints: Madden simulation vs. Washington in Week 5

New Orleans Saints (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
New Orleans Saints (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

Well, Madden was wrong once again when it came to predicting how the recent New Orleans Saints‘ game would go down. The video game predicted losses for NOLA in Weeks 1 and 3 and then wins for the black and gold in Weeks 2 and 4. As we know, the exact opposite happened there.

What will the video game predict this time around and will they finally have a successful simulation?

Madden Simulation – New Orleans Saints 27, Washington 30

Saints Stats

Washington Stats

  • Taylor Heinicke – 27-of-41, 310 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT
  • Antonio Gibson – 17 carries, 82 yards, TD; 2 rec, 28 yards
  • Terry McLaurin – 9 rec, 127 yards, 2 TD
  • Adam Humphries – 3 rec, 54 yards, TD
  • Cole Holcomb – 9 tackles
  • Jonathan Allen – Sack
  • Landon Collins – 2 INT
  • William Jackson III – INT

This would certainly be disappointing, as it’d put NOLA at 2-3 and they’d have a losing record for the first time this season as a result.

On the Saints side, Winston’s three interceptions would be the most he’s thrown in a game since taking over as New Orleans’ starting quarterback. Getting Kamara involved in the passing game would be great but it doesn’t look to be enough in this game.

Now, let’s dive into Washington’s projected stats. Heinicke has been a surprise this year and wasn’t even the Football Team’s starting signal-caller when the season began but he’s been a nice player for them four games in.

McLaurin is going to be a problem and most teams have a tough time defending him. Madden doesn’t see the Saints containing him much, as he goes off for 127 yards and two trips into the end zone in this close defeat.

NOLA is favored over Washington but no one would be surprised to see them lose. It’s a road game and this Saints team is just too inconsistent to this point.