3pm New England vs. LA Chargers - the Chargers are my last remaining future to win it all (+5500) so LAC ML is my prayer, but not a recorded pick. Typical Madden sims finish. Pats are winning 20-18 and pin the Chargers on their own 3 yard line with just under two minutes. The Chargers go nowhere and with one more shot on 4th down, Phil Rivers gets sacked. Game over, right? The Patriots line up in the I-formation, and its a play action pass. Gotta love Madden AI.
Chargers DB (#26 Hayward Jr.) goes for a 95 yard pick six. Chargers and my prop, by a miracle the likes of which I've never seen, are alive, 25-20. But... Tom B has 1:20 left on the clock. The Chargers defense, which was the reason for my +5000 prop, can hold up one more time, right? You know what happens next. Brady drives the Pats down and puts a dagger in my heart with a make-or-break TD pass to Edelman with no time left on clock. Shit like this is why people are following these ridiculous sims. That rush of the final two minutes was a roller coaster of emotions stronger than any real-life sporting event. Degen Nation ride or die.
9pm SF/NO Over 58 push
12pm Cleveland +6 winner
2pm Chicago +7 loser. Soul crusher. Bucs score late to go up by 1. Sim God Mitch Trubisky then drives his team right down the field w/ his arm and feet. With 14 seconds left and looking to kick a FG, Madden AI calls up the quick out. You guessed it. Pick six. Game over, Tampa wins by 8. Disgusting.
4pm MIN/PHI under 49.5 winner
6pm Jacksonville +10 winner and Over 48.5 loser
8pm NO/SEA over 51.5 loser
3pm Miami +7.5 loser
9pm Netherlands/Mexico under 2.5 loser
NFL 3-3....overall 141-106
Soccer 0-1 / NBA 0-1.... overall soccer 2-5 / NBA 3-3