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49ers blown out by Saints 24-10 in one Madden 20 video game simulation

49ers blown out by Saints 24-10 in one Madden 20 video game simulation

Come Week 10 of the upcoming NFL season, we're all in for a treat. When the 49ers face the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, it will be a rematch of one of the best games in all of football last season. 

EA Sports' Madden 20 doesn't like the chances of the 49ers going into the Big Easy and beating the Saints for the second straight season, though. In this simulation by The Checkdown, the 49ers fall, 24-10, to the Saints on the road. The loss drops the reigning NFC champions to 5-5 in this simulated season. 

Saints star quarterback Drew Brees throws two touchdown passes in the simulation, and 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo falters in the final minute down 17-10 by throwing a pick-6 to cornerback Patrick Robinson. 

There is some good news. Rookie receiver Brandon Aiyuk catches a short touchdown passes to end the first half and give the 49ers a 10-7 lead. Aiyuk's emergence in Year 1 will be huge for Garoppolo and the entire 49ers offense. 

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In the end, a 14-point loss and dropping to 5-5 after 10 games is far from ideal. The 49ers will need to start fast to compete in the stacked NFC once again, and they clearly aren't doing so in this simulation.

Garoppolo, in the real world, had perhaps his best performance last season when the 49ers faced the Saints on the road in Week 14. He led San Francisco to a last-second, 48-46 win by passing for 349 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. 

That game also gave us this from George Kittle.

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The 49ers and Saints are seen as two of the best teams in the NFC. This game can have serious ramifications on the playoffs. Luckily for the 49ers, a simulated season from a video game means absolutely nothing.

49ers' Deebo Samuel in Madden 20 tournament for coronavirus charity

49ers' Deebo Samuel in Madden 20 tournament for coronavirus charity

Anyone who has been on the sticks one time or another, has found themselves in a video game tournament. Deebo Samuel has joined one all for the right reasons.

The NFL's social media account "The Checkdown" and "EA Madden" have partnered for an eight-player Madden 20 tournament starting on Wednesday where the champion will win a donation to a coronavirus charity. And the 49ers rookie receiver is taking part in the challenge where he will play Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson in the first round. 

The NFL Foundation and EA will make a donation on behalf of each participant to charities supporting COVID19 relief efforts. 

The tournament begins at 3 p.m. PT but Samuel's match with Jackson is the last of the first round at 5 p.m. Games will stream live on EA Madden's Twitch channel. 

The semifinal and championship will be played Thursday, beginning at 2 p.m. PT. 

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Samuel starred for the 49ers last season in his rookie year. The second-round draft pick totaled 961 yards and six touchdowns in 15 regular-season games. He scored three as a receiver and three more as a ball-carrier. 

Chiefs' third-and-15 Super Bowl play vs. 49ers added to 'Madden 20'

Chiefs' third-and-15 Super Bowl play vs. 49ers added to 'Madden 20'

Super Bowl LIV. 49ers vs. Chiefs. Fourth quarter. Third-and-15 ... you know what comes next.

It's a play Niners fans would love to forget, but one that Chiefs fans can't watch enough. Unfortunately for 49ers fans, the highlight has been shown, talked about and broken down repeatedly for the last week and a half. And now, it's being added to EA Sports "Madden NFL 20."

In case you've been living under a rock, here's the play known as Jet Chip Wasp:

Tyreek Hill, the player on the receiving end of the Patrick Mahomes deep ball, took to Twitter to put in his request for the play to be added to Madden.

EA Sports quickly responded to the Chiefs receiver, telling him that his request is coming soon.

Those fans who can't get enough of the third-and-15 play can now run it on their own with video game Mahomes and Hill.

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And for those 49ers fans who still can't believe it happened, perhaps stopping the third-and-15 play on "Madden" can make you feel a little bit better.