Sim Life with ‘Madden NFL 19’: Playoffs edition Divisional round: Season ends early for a top seed

The wild-card round of the 2018 NFL playoffs is a wrap. Now it’s time to preview the divisional round, using Madden NFL 19.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

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Top things to 👀

  • The Kansas City Chiefs haven’t won a home playoff game in 25 years — before quarterback Patrick Mahomes was born.

Colts 34, Chiefs 20

Kansas City fans might want to stop reading now, as it looks like that postseason losing streak might continue. According to the Madden sim, Andrew Luck is going to outshine Mahomes and the Colts are going to move on by way of a 34-20 win. The AFC’s top seed goes down!

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DALLAS COWBOYS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS

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Top things to 👀

  • Which running back will be unstoppable, Ezekiel Elliott or Todd Gurley?

Rams 42, Cowboys 28

Jared Goff’s second playoff appearance turns out to be a memorable one as the Los Angeles Rams quarterback has a nearly perfect game, throwing for five touchdowns in the 42-28 win over Dallas.

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Gurley won the running back war against Elliott — outrushing the Cowboys star 173-66, plus a touchdown.

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Madden 19

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

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Top things to 👀

  • Is this the end of the New England Patriots’ dynasty?

Patriots 28, Chargers 24

Tom Brady does it again, rallying the Patriots for a 28-24 win, thanks to Julian Edelman with the game-winning touchdown at 31 seconds left. Yet, Patriots running back James White earns Player of the Game honors, coming just short of the 100-yard mark by 8 yards while also contributing three touchdowns on the ground.

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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT NEW ORLEANs SAINTS

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Top things to 👀

  • Will the Philadelphia Eagles get the breaks beat off of them like their earlier trip to New Orleans?

Saints 30, Eagles 26

Saints at home are very strong and needed every bit of the Superdome advantage as Drew Brees connected with Tre’Quan Smith for a 39-yard game-winning touchdown to hold off the scrappy Eagles, 30-26.

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