Friday, August 07, 2009

And Madden says: Panthers in playoffs in 2010

EA Sports annual simulation of the NFL season predicts Carolina as a wild card entry into the playoffs, which would mean a little team history with back-to-back postseason appearances.

The simulation also revealed these factoids:

-- After missing nearly the entire 2008 season due to an injured left knee, Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to the best overall record (14-2) as he compiled over 4,500 yards and threw for 47 touchdowns – also being named the season MVP and Offensive Player of the Year.

The rest of the AFC played out similar to last season, as the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans and San Diego Chargers won their divisions, while the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens secured the AFC Wild Card spots. The biggest surprise was the performance of New York Jets rookie quarterback, Mark Sanchez, who took home the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. It was not enough, however, as the Jets once again failed to make the playoffs.

-- In the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles returned to prominence, winning the toughest division (NFC East), thanks to a 12-4 record. Andy Reid was awarded Coach of the Year. The Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons prove that last year wasn’t a fluke as they took home their division crowns. The Jay Cutler-led Chicago Bears will also rebound in a big way, taking the NFC North division. The New York Giants and Carolina Panthers grabbed the NFC Wild Card spots.

NFL 2009 Season Awards (as simulated by Madden NFL 10):

* NFL MVP – Tom Brady, New England Patriots
* Offensive Player of the Year – Tom Brady, New England Patriots
* Defensive Player of the Year – Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers
* Offensive Rookie of the Year – Mark Sanchez, New York Jets
* Defensive Rookie of the Year – Brian Orakpo, Washington Redskins
* Coach of the Year – Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles.

NFL 2009 All-Pro Team:

* Quarterback – Tom Brady, New England Patriots
* Running Back
o Michael Turner, Atlanta Falcons
o Brandon Jacobs, New York Giants
* Wide Receiver
o Randy Moss, New England Patriots
o Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
* Tight End – Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
* Offensive Line
o Matt Light, New England Patriots
o Shawn Andrews, Philadelphia Eagles
o Chris Snee, New York Giants
o Logan Mankins, New England Patriots
o Michael Roos, Tennessee Titans
* Defensive Line
o Trevor Pryce, Baltimore Ravens
o Haloti Ngata, Baltimore Ravens
o Kris Jenkins, New York Jets
o Osi Umenyiora, New York Giants
* Linebacker
o Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers
o Channing Crowder, Miami Dolphins
o James Farrior, Pittsburgh Steelers
* Defense Back
o Brandon Meriweather, New England Patriots
o Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders
o Ed Reed, Baltimore Ravens
o Donte Whitner, Buffalo Bills
* Kicker – Josh Scobee, Jacksonville Jaguars
* Punter – Brad Maynard, Chicago Bears
* Kick Returner – Devin Hester, Chicago Bears
* Punt Returner – Josh Cribbs, Cleveland Browns


Anonymous said...

I had read this several days ago, this simulation was done before Kemo was hurt. Wonder how that would effect things without KEMO.

Anonymous said...

it a game....

Sean said...

Super Bowl champion?

Piper said...

We are jinxed for sure now...

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