NASCAR isn’t the only sport who is getting in on the action of virtual sports. Members of the NFL have joined up to play Madden 20 in an effort to raise money for the CDC Foundation – an independent organization from the government agency. Anyone wishing to help out may do so at give4cdcf.org.
Players will battle against each other in a bracket setting with the final two players going head to head for the title.
Julu Smith-Schuster was to play against Antonio Cromartie but Cromartie was unable to particpate; as a result, Juju gets a bye to the next round.
Michael Vick and Matt Leinart will battle it out.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Orlando Scandrick will face off against each other.
And Derwin James and Ahman Green will make up the last pairing.
Chris Myers is joined by Rachel Bonnetta and Rob Gonzales will be covering the event.
While the computer controls some of the play, the player controls the quarterback.
With the preliminary rounds pre-recorded…
It’s Ahman Green with the Chiefs vs. Derwin James and the Seahawks face off against each other. Derwin James wins the round with a 27 to 3 win over Ahman Green.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh with the San Francisco and Orlando Scandrick and the Dallas Cowboys met in a grid iron battle. Houshmandzadeh and the 49ers win 17 to 7 over Scandrick and the Cowboys.
In the final preliminary matchup Matt Leinart and the New Orleans Saints against Michael Vick and the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens and Michael Vick win out by one point with a 7 to 6 win.
In the semi-final rounds…
T.J. And his 49ers face off against Derwin and the Seahawks. Derwin James and the Seattle Seahawks beat T.J. Houshmandzadeh and the San Francico 49ers 35 to 14. Derwin James moves on to the live final round.
In the final semi final, Juju Smith-Schuster and the Pittsburgh Steelers go up against Michael Vick and the Baltimore Ravens. Michael Vice and the Baltimore Ravens shutout Juju Smith-Schuster and the Pittsburgh Steelers 24 to 0 to advance to the finals against Derwin James and the Seattle Seahawks.
In the live finale, Michael Vick and the Ravens get the ball first, Lamar Jackson is sacked and then intercepted.
The home town team Seattle Seahawks pass for a touchdown on the first play of their possession and take the lead 7 to 0.
On the Ravens second possession, the Ravens go three and out with another sack.
The Seahawks start their secnd possession from their own 35 yard line, they keep the game going with a sideline catch on third and seven; two plays later the Seahawks score a second touchdown to make it 14 to 0.
In Madden Football, quarters are only six minutes long.
On the Ravens third possession, have go three and out again. The Seahawks takes the punt down for a touchdown.
At the end of the first quarter, the score is 21-0.
The second quarter begins with the Baltimore Ravens in possession of the ball. The Ravens get their first first down of the game. After two first downs, Lamar Jackson is sacked two plays in a row and has to punt the ball.
Baltimore scores a safety on the punt. They earn two points and get the ball back. The Ravens get their first first and goal of the game. Fourth and goal, the Ravens score their first touchdown of the game for a score of 21 to 9.
The Seahawks get the ball back with 1:35 remaining in the first half. In the first play of the possession, the Seahawks run the ball down to score another touchdown. It’s 28 to 9 Seahawks with 1:24 remaining in the half.
The Ravens start from their 30 yard line. The Seahawks intercept the ball on the second play of the possession.
Forty-four seconds remaining in the half. The Seahawks kick a field goal.
Halftime and the score is 38 to 9.
The Seahawks scored once again during a commercial break; making the score 45 to 9.
The Ravens score on a long run to make it 45 to 16 with 3:42 remaining in the third quarter.
The Ravens intercepted the ball.
Michael Vick is getting some help from his son with the game.
The Ravens fumble the ball and the Seahawks recover with 1:56 remaining in the third quarter.
The Seahawks take a long run for a first and goal. The Seahawks score for a score of 52 to 16.
The Ravens have the ball, Lamar Jackson gets sacked again.
At the end of the third quarter the score is 52 to 16 Derwin James and the Seahawks.
During another commercial break the Seahawks score again to start the fourth quarter to make the score 59 to 16.
With 3:04 minutes remaining in the game the score is Seahawks 66 and the Ravens 16. The Seahawks have the ball. The Seahawks score another touchdown to make the score 73 to 16.
The Seahawks intercepted the ball and ran it in for the score. The score is 80 to 16. There are 2:13 seconds remaining in the game.
On a third and 14, Michael Vick said that he was going to throw a bomb. The pass was incomplete and he goes for it but gets sacked.
The Seahawks take over possession of the ball with 39 seconds remaining in the game. The Seahawks go for a touchdown and get a flag. On a third down play, the Seahawks get another penalty.
After Michael Vick said that Derwin James would not only score only six points but would not score any touchdowns, Derwin James and the Seahawks put 80 points on the board to beat Michael Vick and the Ravens 80 to 16 in the first Madden Invitational.