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Packers and Steelers Poised to Dominate According to Madden NFL 12 Regular Season Sim

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Last year’s conference champions will once again be the teams to beat in 2011, according to the annual Madden NFL 12 regular season simulation, released this week. Both Green Bay and Pittsburgh finished with identical 13-3 records, as the Packers were carried by NFL Defensive Player of the Year Clay Matthews and Steelers were lead by NFL Coach of the Year Mike Tomlin.

The Madden NFL 12 simulation predicted the 2011 NFL regular season’s division winners, Wild Card winners, statistical league leaders and individual award winners. Key highlights include:

* Philadelphia Eagles new $100 million man Michael Vick captured the NFL MVP with a career-high 29 touchdown passes and nearly 4,000 yards passing

* The Eagles and Patriots finished at 12-4, each winning their division and receiving first round byes

* New Orleans, St. Louis, Indianapolis and San Diego also captured division titles

* The remaining playoff teams were the New York Jets, Baltimore, Atlanta, and for the first time in 12 years - Detroit

* Rookie of the Year awards went to RB Mark Ingram of the New Orleans Saints (Offense) and Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals (Defense)

 For screenshots and video featuring Madden NFL 12 regular season simulation results, as well as box art and other assets, please visit http://maddennfl12.newslinevine.com/simulation.html.

(For more info and 2011 season simulation stats, click on the 'Jump' and see that Ray Rice led the NFL in rushing while Ed Reed did the same in interceptions)


Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers Extend Conference Dominance According to EA SPORTS Madden NFL 12 Regular Season Simulation

 

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Following their match-up in Super Bowl XLV, the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers maintained their dominance over the NFL during the 2011 season according to the official Madden NFL 12 regular season simulation. With less than a week before NFL Kickoff week, EA SPORTS predicted the 2011 NFL regular season’s division winners, Wild Card winners, statistical league leaders and individual award winners.

 

Behind Defensive Player of the Year Clay Matthews, the Packers remained the team to beat in the NFC. They improved on last year’s 10-6 record by finishing 13-3 in 2011. Not to be outdone, the reigning AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers had an equally dominant 13-win season under the direction of NFL Coach of the Year Mike Tomlin.

 

However, boosted by significant additions during the offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots were nipping at their heels. Both teams posted a 12-4 record and received a first-round playoff bye. The Eagles’ dominance was spearheaded by NFL MVP Michael Vick, whose 29 touchdown passes and nearly 4,000 yards passing were both career highs. Two-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady carried the Patriots, finishing with an NFL-best 35 touchdown passes and over 4,000 yards passing.

 

Green Bay, Philadelphia, New Orleans and St. Louis each won their respective divisions in the NFC, while Offensive Player of the Year Roddy White and the Atlanta Falcons (11-5) secured the fifth seed in the NFC. Locking down the sixth and final playoff spot in the NFC was the playoff-starved Detroit Lions (9-7), a team that hadn’t been to the postseason in 12 long years. 

 

The AFC remained a model of consistency as Pittsburgh, New England and Indianapolis each won their respective divisions, with San Diego (11-5) wrestling the AFC West away from Kansas City (10-6).  The New York Jets once again grabbed the fifth seed with another 11-5 season, while the Baltimore Ravens (10-6) stole the last playoff spot behind NFL rushing leader Ray Rice, who finished with over 1,600 yards.

 

RB Mark Ingram of the New Orleans Saints and CB Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals were named Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year, respectively. Dallas LB DeMarcus Ware led the league in sacks with 17, while Baltimore’s Ed Reed solidified his ball-hawking reputation with a league-leading 10 interceptions.

 

For screenshots and video featuring Madden NFL 12 regular season simulation results, as well as box art and other assets, please visit http://maddennfl12.newslinevine.com.

 

NFL 2011 Season Awards (as simulated by Madden NFL 12):

• NFL MVP – Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles

• Offensive Player of the Year – Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons

• Defensive Player of the Year – Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers

• Offensive Rookie of the Year – Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints

• Defensive Rookie of the Year – Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals

• Coach of the Year – Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers

 

Top Ten Offensive Performers

 

Quarterback

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

 

Top Defensive Performers

 

Sacks

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

Interceptions

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

 

For more information about Madden NFL 12, please visit maddenNFL.easports.com.

 

Madden NFL 12 is available on the Xbox 360® video game system from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system.  Simultaneous mobile releases of Madden NFL 12 are now available on Android devices, iOS devices and feature phones.