Pats, Bears dominate 'Madden' season sim
August, 27, 2012
By Jon Robinson | ESPN.com
AP Photo/Stephan SavoiaTom Brady puts up one of the greatest seasons in NFL history in a "Madden NFL 13" simulation.Can a video game predict the future?
EA Sports keeps trying to prove its point, successfully simulating Super Bowl after Super Bowl thanks to the “Madden” simulation engine.
And while its latest simulation takes us through only the end of the NFL regular season, the game predicts some great things for fans in New England and Chicago.
In fact, Tom Brady puts up one of the best statistical seasons in quarterback history en route to the NFL MVP, throwing 50 touchdowns and only eight interceptions, helping the Pats secure the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a 12-4 record.
Meanwhile, in the NFC, the Bears also finish 12-4, matching the Packers win for win while also earning the all-important tiebreaker to take the No. 1 seed in their division.
Check out all the stats and award winners from the simulation in “Madden NFL 13," which drops Tuesday:
NFL 2012 season awards:
" NFL MVP – Tom Brady, New England Patriots
" Offensive Player of the Year – Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
" Defensive Player of the Year – DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Cowboys
" Offensive Rookie of the Year – Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
" Defensive Rookie of the Year – Courtney Upshaw, Baltimore Ravens
" Coach of the Year – Romeo Crennel, Kansas City Chiefs
Top 10 offensive performers:
Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesIf "Madden 13" is correct, Charles Woodson will once again be one of the NFL's best DBs.
Jared Allen, Minnesota: 19
DeMarcus Ware, Dallas: 18
Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants: 17
Aldon Smith, San Francisco: 16
Jason Babin, Philadelphia: 14
Chris Long, St. Lous: 14
Clay Matthews, Green Bay: 13
Von Miller, Denver: 13
Tamba Hali, Kansas City: 10
Brian Orakpo, Washington: 10
Charles Woodson, Green Bay: 7
Eric Weddle, San Diego: 6
Corey Webster, New York Giants: 6
Kyle Arrington, New England: 5
Darrelle Revis, New York Jets: 5
Brandon Browner, Seattle: 5
Cortland Finnegan, St. Louis: 5
Ed Reed, Baltimore: 5
Brandon Flowers, Kansas City: 5
Nnamdi Asomugha, Philadelphia: 5
2012 NFL Playoff seedings:
Dennis Wierzbicki/US PresswireThe Bears' 12-4 record was good for the top seed in the NFC in the simulation.
1. New England Patriots (12-4)
2. Baltimore Ravens (11-5)
3. Kansas City Chiefs (11-5)
4. Houston Texans (10-6)
5. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6)
6. Buffalo Bills (10-6)
1. Chicago Bears (12-4)
2. San Francisco 49ers (11-5)
3. Atlanta Falcons (11-5)
4. Philadelphia Eagles (10-6)
5. Green Bay Packers (12-4)
6. New Orleans Saints (10-6)