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Lions Defeat Chiefs in 2023 Madden Simulation

Detroit Lions best Kansas City Chiefs in popular EA Sports NFL video game.

The Detroit Lions were able to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, 21-14, in a recently completed EA Sports Madden '23 online simulation.

Its Vikk Simulations used updated rosters to simulate the season-opener, which will be broadcast to a nationwide audience to kick off the upcoming season. 

Detroit was able to score early in the contest. Quarterback Jared Goff found wide receiver Josh Reynolds for a 77-yard touchdown reception, with Reynolds easily getting behind the Chiefs' secondary. 

Late in the first quarter, Detroit was able to extend its lead to 10-0, after kicker Michael Badgley converted on a 19-yard field goal. 

After Detroit's defense stifled the Chiefs for most of the first half, the team took a 13-0 lead, with Badgley converting on a 36-yarder.

Kansas City got on the board late in the first half. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the team on a touchdown drive to cut into Detroit's lead.

Detroit headed to the locker room, leading, 13-7.

Running back Isiah Pacheco broke a long run to give the Chiefs their first lead, 14-13, midway through the third quarter.

Detroit's offense, needing to control the clock, drove the length of the field to take up a significant chunk of the fourth quarter.

Goff found tight end Sam LaPorta for the go-ahead touchdown. Reynolds secured the two-point conversion, giving Detroit the 21-14 lead.

Mahomes was not successful in his efforts to lead the Chiefs' comeback. Pressure from the Lions' defensive line forced a throw that was intercepted by cornerback Emmanuel Moseley.

Following the Goff kneel down, Detroit prevailed victorious, 21-14, in the online simulation.  

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