Monday Night Madden Preview Week 1 – Eagles at Redskins

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Welcome to the debut of our latest video and article weekly feature series – Monday Night Madden Preview! For this video/article series, we take a look at the biggest Monday Night Football matchup for the upcoming week in the NFL, play the matchup in Madden and post it for everyone to check out! Maybe our Madden skills will influence the turn out of the actual game? Maybe the opposite will happen? Maybe this is just for fun and is literally meaningless? Who knows!

The Real World Breakdown

It’s been several months since the NFL was gracing our televisions. With a new Madden, that means a new football season is soon to follow. The Washington Redskins are one of the hottest teams heading into the new season, with RGIII looking better than ever after healing up and the rest of the team poised to make a huge impact in the NFC East this year. The Eagles, on the other hand, are a different type of team. Instead of being at the forefront of the hype train like they sued to be (dream team, anyone?) they’ve been all but forgotten – unless Michael Vick has anything to say about it. He’s ready for the new season, LeSean McCoy is fresh and prepared and the rest of the team is poised to have a good year – if all things go according to plan.

In order to ensure hype continues, the NFL matched these two division rivals right up against each other for the season’s opening night Monday Night Football game. Who do you think comes out on top? Well, no need to answer, just watch the video above and find out for yourself…

The Madden Preview

I won’t go into too much detail here, but suffice it to say that this is one hell of a game. I shortened it significantly through the powers of amateur video editing, taking out much of the downtime and throw away plays. What amounted to a nearly hour-long game has been trimmed down to under 10 minutes! Don’t worry though, as the pacing was accounted for and all the big moments worth watching are fully represented. If you’re still on the fence about hitting play, here is a quick and dirty list of some of the things you’ll see in the video:

  • Mobile quarterbacks running for and throwing touchdowns
  • Lots of exciting turnovers
  • A double-turnover play
  • Kickoff returned for a touchdown
  • Interception returned for a touchdown
  • 4th quarter intensity
  • Long-bomb passes
  • Epic running plays complete with jukes, spins, sexiness, etc
  • Much more!

What are you waiting for? Click play and check out the debut episode of Monday Night Madden Preview! Let us know your thoughts down in the comments below and your picks and predictions for the real game!

Note: This game was recorded Thursday, September 5th, 2013, several days before the game actually aired.

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