Madden NFL 13 did a simulation of the entire 2012 NFL regular season. It also predicted the division winners, Wild Card teams as well individual statistical leaders and award winners.
The bad news is that the New England Patriots once again earned the #1 seed in the AFC. The good news is that he Baltimore Ravens got the #2 seed and first round playoff bye based on the 11-5 record and repeated as champs of the AFC North.
Furthermore, Ravens rookie linebacker Courtney Upshaw was honored with the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
For more specifics on the Madden NFL 13 simulation, click on the 'Jump' to read the full EA Sports press release.
The perennial title contending New England Patriots and hard hitting Chicago Bears are predicted to earn their conference’s top seeds according to the Madden NFL 13 regular season simulation, released today. Both New England and Chicago finished with identical 12-4 records (the Packers were also 12-4, but lost the NFC North tiebreaker), as the Patriots were led by future Hall of Fame QB Tom Brady and the Bears were led by the dynamic QB, WR combo of Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall.
The Madden NFL 13 simulation predicted the 2012 NFL regular season’s division winners, Wild Card winners, statistical league leaders and individual award winners. Key highlights included:
- Three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady captured his third NFL MVP award with a record-tying 50 touchdowns and 5,374 passing yards
- The Ravens and 49ers finished at 11-5, each winning their division and receiving first round byes
- Kansas City, Houston, Atlanta and Philadelphia also captured division titles
- The remaining playoff teams were the Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints
- Defensive Player of the Year award went to DeMarcus Ware of the Dallas Cowboys and the Coach of the Year Award was won by Kansas City Chiefs’ Romeo Crennel
- Rookie of the year awards went to QB Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts (Offense) and Courtney Upshaw of the Baltimore Ravens (Defense)