Story by Brad Friedman*
This week's Madden 17 simulation saw Mark Ingram have one of those days.
Ingram's monster performance on the ground cleared the way for Drew Brees to have an impressive game through the air as well, throwing for 321 yards and two touchdowns on 24-of-32 passing. Both touchdowns and 123 of those yards landed in Willie Snead's hands.
Snead's first touchdown, a 26-yarder, came on New Orleans's first drive to put the Saints in the lead, but Tampa Bay quickly responded. Jameis Winston found Adam Humphries for an 11-yard score to tie things up heading into the second.
New Orleans proceeded to open the gap in the second quarter when Brees found Snead again, a 15-yard score to put New Orleans ahead 14-7. A Winston interception to Sterling Moore on the ensuring drive gave New Orleans a short field and it took advantage, taking three plays to set up an Ingram 2-yard touchdown run.
Winston's nine-yard scamper in the third cut New Orleans's lead down to 24-14, but Ingram's bruising seven-yard scoring run put the game on ice.