Clint Oldenburg stated that it was a preseason match. "Not the regular season match it was not a playoff game." The crowd in Seattle still annihilated his ability to think.
"When I was at a line scrimmage I couldn't hear any. The only thing I heard was crowd," said Oldenburg, today Madden NFL 22's gameplay producer, back then an offensive lineman attempting to make the Denver Broncos' 53-man roster.
Oldenburg has confirmed that home-field advantage is real. As the crowds return after an outbreak of the pandemic that shook the NFL's stadiums last fall in the fall, they'll be a visible component of the league's online game, too. The issue for home team is not just with louder crowds and greater volume. For instance, teams playing the Broncos at a mile above sea level will struggle to recover their stamina. The high winds of Soldier Field will make it tough for kickers to heal from injuries.