I think they have fixed it. The sim games can now be viewed one play at a time, via play-by-play (see 1up preview). I believe that the engine actually plays the game without actually showing it - that's how the video clips are created. Any opinions?
Stats have never seems high priority for Sega or at the very least getting the stats right has been hard for them to get right.
Either way don't expect it. They have never been right since NFL 2k. Madden's is not perfect but it is closer to realism than Sega in most categories. I do wish Sega could get this right because the franchise mode is somewhat hindered by the fact stats are not right.