JuJu Smith-Schuster Plays Madden NFL 20 with Fans Online Via EA's 'Stay & Play'

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorMarch 27, 2020

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 22:  JuJu Smith-Schuster #19 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in action against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on December 22, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster played three fans in Madden NFL 2020 as part EA's #StayAndPlay initiative, which was enacted to persuade people to stay home amid the COVID-19 pandemic and play video games.

Smith-Schuster has helped promote the campaign and challenged fans to games on Thursday.

After a blowout opening loss, Smith-Schuster rebounded to take the next two and finish the night with a 2-1 record.

First up was JHall3284, whose Seattle Seahawks crushed Smith-Schuster's Steelers 57-17. The 'Hawks scored 28 unanswered points to start the game and created seven takeaways.

Next up was super_avi 18, who took the Houston Texans against Smith-Schuster's Green Bay Packers.

This one went far better for Smith-Schuster, as a four-catch, 172-yard game from Davante Adams propelled the Pack to a 20-13 win.

Game 3 took part between Esparzadime's Denver Broncos and Smith-Schuster's Carolina Panthers. This game proved to be the most entertaining of the three, with the Panthers taking down the Broncos 24-21 after running back Christian McCaffrey scored the game-winning touchdown on a run up the middle with 16 seconds left.

The Broncos nearly stole the game, however, as a Drew Lock laser to Tim Patrick took the top off the Panthers' secondary. Patrick saw green ahead, but he got caught from behind at the Panthers 9-yard line on the game's final play.

The EA #StayAndPlay initiative will continue tomorrow with former NFL great Chad Ochocinco facing off against fans.

Related

    JuJu to Raise Money for Pittsburgh Food Bank Amid Coronavirus Crisis

    Pittsburgh Steelers logo
    Pittsburgh Steelers

    JuJu to Raise Money for Pittsburgh Food Bank Amid Coronavirus Crisis

    pennlive
    via pennlive

    NFL Free-Agency Awards 🏆

    ✍️ Best Signing? 💰 Best Bargain? @BR_Gridiron crowns best moves of the offseason 👉

    Pittsburgh Steelers logo
    Pittsburgh Steelers

    NFL Free-Agency Awards 🏆

    NFL Staff
    via Bleacher Report

    Steelers Met with Clemson Guard at Pro Day Prior to Pandemic

    Pittsburgh Steelers logo
    Pittsburgh Steelers

    Steelers Met with Clemson Guard at Pro Day Prior to Pandemic

    Behind the Steel Curtain
    via Behind the Steel Curtain

    Why the Steelers Are Still Hunting for a Seventh Super Bowl

    Pittsburgh Steelers logo
    Pittsburgh Steelers

    Why the Steelers Are Still Hunting for a Seventh Super Bowl

    Bryan DeArdo
    via CBSSports.com