Madden NFL 12 Season Simulation Predictions

With every new NFL season there comes a new version of Madden. Yes it’s reached that one name status; you say the name Madden these days and most assume your talking about the iconic video game. I’ll bet half of the game’s players couldn’t pick its namesake out of a lineup. I’ll bet some of you are asking yourself right now; “Who’s John Madden?

It’s the most anticipated video game release every single year. And with every new version of Madden comes their season simulation that gives the prognosticators something to debate.  That sim recently took place and we have the regular season results right here.

No surprises with their top two teams. The Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers both finished with 13-3 records. The sim had the Packers with the Defensive Player of the Year in Clay Matthews and the Steelers had the Coach Of The Year in Mike Tomlin.

The other NFC division winners were the Philadelphia Eagles led by League MVP Michael Vick, the New Orleans Saints with a rushing attack led by Offensive Rookie of the Year Mark Ingram, and the St. Louis Rams.

The two NFC Wildcard teams were the Atlanta Falcons with Offensive Player of the Year Roddy White, and the Detroit Lions. The Defensive Rookie of the Year also resides in the NFC, and that was Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals.

Over in the AFC the Madden sim saw the New England Patriots, the San Diego Chargers, and the Indianapolis Colts win their respective divisions, with the Wildcards going to the New York Jets and the Baltimore Ravens.

For those interested, and if you’ve read this far my guess is you are, here are the top 10 in some key statistical categories as predicted by Madden NFL 12;

Player Team Yards TDs INTs
Philip Rivers SD 4699 29 11
Aaron Rodgers GB 4633 36 11
Drew Brees NO 4572 31 9
Peyton Manning IND 4519 32 9
Tom Brady NE 4181 35 8
Matt Schaub HOU 4169 32 11
Tony Romo DAL 4090 33 11
Michael Vick PHI 3876 29 7
Matthew Stafford DET 3689 30 12
Josh Freeman TB 3610 26 9
Running Back
Player Team Yards TDs
Ray Rice BAL 1638 12
Adrian Peterson MIN 1576 11
Jamaal Charles KC 1512 12
Rashard Mendenhall PIT 1350 10
Darren McFadden OAK 1349 8
Arian Foster HOU 1337 13
Chris Johnson TEN 1295 11
LeGarrette Blount TB 1221 9
LeSean McCoy PHI 1173 8
Peyton Hillis CLE 1136 10
Wide Receiver
Player Team Rec Yards TDs
Roddy White ATL 113 1350 16
Andre Johnson HOU 112 1290 12
Hakeem Nicks NYG 88 1203 12
Calvin Johnson, Jr DET 98 1188 14
Greg Jennings GB 93 1176 11
Larry Fitzgerald ARI 99 1150 13
DeSean Jackson PHI 75 1096 11
Miles Austin DAL 88 1044 11
Reggie Wayne IND 91 1025 9
Chad Ochocinco NE 74 925 10
Player Team Sacks
DeMarcus Ware DAL 17
Clay Matthews GB 15.5
Jared Allen MIN 14.5
Shaun Phillips SD 13
Tamba Hali KC 12
Ndamukong Suh DET 11.5
Carlos Dunlap CIN 11.5
LaMarr Woodley PIT 10.5
Chris Long STL 10.5
Da’Quan Bowers TB 10
Player Team INTs
Ed Reed BAL 10
Tramon Williams GB 8
Joe Haden CLE 7
Earl Thomas SEA 7
Patrick Peterson ARI 7
Eric Berry KC 6
Devin McCourty NE 6
Troy Polamalu PIT 6
Brent Grimes ATL 5
Antonio Cromartie NYJ 5

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Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.

Lester has been a writer and now an editor of Windy City Gridiron since 2009 covering all things Chicago Bears. He's been writing about sports, and occasionally crossing into the entertainment genre, on We Got This Covered since March of 2011.