Xbox Battle Predicts the 49ers to Win the Big Game as Richard Sherman Defeats Travis Kelce in Madden NFL 20 Preview of Sunday’s Showdown
Richard Sherman had the upper hand in Tuesday night’s epic Xbox Sessions: Game Before the Game episode, as he led the San Francisco 49ers to defeat Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs, 21-16, in a preview of Sunday night’s matchup. The two players battled it out in a friendly but intense game of Madden NFL 20 on Xbox One X live from Miami.
On the virtual football field, Sherman owned the first half,
scoring the first touchdown and holding Kelce to a mere field goal before going
into halftime with a 7-3 lead for the 49ers. However, Kelce and the Chiefs were
quick to respond in the beginning of the second half with a 50-yard kickoff return,
ultimately leading to a touchdown to give the Chiefs a 10-7 lead as the game
barreled toward the start of the 4th quarter.
While the Chiefs made a huge defensive stand and the teams traded touchdowns, the 49ers couldn’t be stopped. Sherman and the 49ers made a huge pick-6 play towards the end of the game – securing the win and earning Sherman not only bragging rights leading up to Sunday’s game, but also 50 Xbox One X consoles and a copy of Madden NFL 20 for Sherman’s charity of choice, Blanket Coverage, the Richard Sherman Family Foundation.
This wasn’t Sherman’s first time in the Xbox hot seat. The 49ers cornerback laced up his virtual cleats for 2015’s Xbox Sessions: Game Before the Game when he was a player for the Seattle Seahawks, and came up short against the New England Patriots’ Shane Vereen.