Madden NFL 13 News Post

New England Patriots and Chicago Bears Capture Regular Season Crown in Madden NFL 13 Simulation Powered by EA SPORTS Arena

Quarterbacks Reign as Tom Brady Wins MVP and Andrew Luck Named Offensive Rookie of the Year

The Chicago Bears and New England Patriots won their respective divisions and took home the overall number one seeds in the playoffs according to the Madden NFL 13 Season Simulation, powered by EA SPORTS Arena. The Patriots followed up last year’s Super Bowl appearance with a dominant season, securing a 12-4 record on the arm of NFL MVP Tom Brady. Brady delighted fantasy football owners everywhere by tossing a record-tying 50 touchdown passes against only 8 interceptions.

The Bears matched the Patriots’ record, also going 12-4 to win a tightly contested NFC North. Chicago needed every win they could muster, as the Green Bay Packers also ended the season at 12-4, but with the Bears holding an edge in the tiebreakers the Packers were relegated to the 5th seed in the playoffs.

The two surprise playoff teams in the AFC were the Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) and Buffalo Bills (10-6), both ending long playoff droughts. The Chiefs were a particular shock, winning the AFC West with a record of 11-5 and earning Romeo Crennel Coach of the Year Honors.

The NFC experienced near total upheaval, with new champions in three of four divisions. The Atlanta Falcons (11-5) and Philadelphia Eagles (10-6) joined the Bears as new divisional winners, while only the San Francisco 49ers (11-5) were able to repeat amidst weak competition in the NFC West. In bombshell news, last year’s Super Bowl champion New York Giants didn’t even reach the postseason, finishing a disappointing 8-8.

Though the rebuilding Indianapolis Colts (4-12) had a tough season, fans were able to take solace in the fact that rookie quarterback and number one overall draft pick Andrew Luck took home Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. Luck managed to outduel fellow highly-touted rookie Robert Griffin III, finishing the season with 4,170 yards, 32 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. On the defensive side of things, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw was able to step into an already intimidating unit and cause enough havoc to be named Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Other award winners include Detroit Lions wide receiver and Madden NFL 13 cover athlete Calvin Johnson, Jr. as Offensive Player of the Year (97 receptions for 1,572 yards and 16 touchdowns), and DeMarcus Ware of the Dallas Cowboys as Defensive Player of the Year (18 sacks).

Tune into G4’s X-Play on Monday, August 27th at 6:30/5:30pm CT to check out more video of the Madden NFL 13 Season Simulation.

NFL 2012 Season Awards (as simulated by Madden NFL 13):
  • NFL MVP – Tom Brady, New England Patriots
  • Offensive Player of the Year – Calvin Johnson, Jr., 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 Ten Offensive Performers

Player Team Yards TDs INTs
Drew Brees NO 5399 48 13
Tom Brady NE 5374 50 8
Mathew Stafford DET 5288 40 14
Aaron Rodgers GB 5245 49 9
Eli Manning NYG 4853 31 11
Peyton Manning DEN 4612 35 7
Matt Ryan ATL 4602 34 7
Philip Rivers SD 4475 35 12
Jay Cutler CHI 4215 36 18
Andrew Luck IND 4170 32 20

Running Back
Player Team Yards TDs
Darren McFadden OAK 1523 16
Arian Foster HOU 1501 18
Ray Rice BAL 1425 17
LeSean McCoy PHI 1386 14
Marshawn Lynch SEA 1317 14
Chris Johnson TEN 1309 12
Matt Forte CHI 1250 9
Adrian Peterson MIN 1118 10
Maurice Jones-Drew JAX 1115 10
Fred Jackson BUF 1109 7

Wide Receiver
Player Team Rec Yards TDs
Calvin Johnson, Jr. DET 97 1572 16
Wes Welker NE 111 1430 7
Julio Jones ATL 89 1326 8
Jimmy Graham NO 100 1301 13
Larry Fitzgerald ARI 87 1222 10
AJ Green CIN 79 1189 10
Rob Gronkowski NE 82 1188 13
Brandon Marshall CHI 80 1185 8
Roddy White ATL 101 1169 7
Eric Decker DEN 90 1150 6

Top Defensive Performers

Player Team Sacks
Jared Allen MIN 19
DeMarcus Ware DAL 18
Jason Pierre-Paul NYG 17
Aldon Smith SF 16
Jason Babin PHI 14
Chris Long STL 14
Clay Mathews GB 13
Von Miller DEN 13
Tamba Hali KC 10
Brian Orakpo WSH 10

Player Team INTs
Charles Woodson GB 7
Eric Weddle SD 6
Corey Webster NYG 5
Kyle Arrington NE 5
Darrelle Revis NYJ 5
Brandon Browner SEA 5
Courtland Finnegan STL 5
Ed Reed BAL 5
Brandon Flowers DAL 5
Nnamdi Asomugha PHI 5

2012 NFL Playoff Seeding


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)

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
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Member Comments
# 1 PRAY IV M3RCY @ 08/27/12 01:35 PM
Geez those passing numbers look ridiculous. I know we are in a passing league now but still four qb's over 5000 yards passing(i can understand that somewhat) but the too many qb's with very high touchdown totals.
# 2 guppya @ 08/27/12 01:38 PM
Did they make this up?

Ware has yet to even record 10 sacks in any season I have played sim, johnson hasnt gone over 11 TDs.
# 3 StreetCarp @ 08/27/12 01:39 PM
The Chiefs aren't on a long playoff drought...they made it in 2010.
# 4 ghettoqball @ 08/27/12 01:42 PM
Originally Posted by StreetCarp
The Chiefs aren't on a long playoff drought...they made it in 2010.
seriously. And they act like it would be shocking if they made the playoffs. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they won that division.

And on a completely unrelated note, the Bears will not have the #1 seed. They have become extremely overrated this offseason.
# 5 Dogslax41 @ 08/27/12 01:46 PM
Originally Posted by PRAY IV M3RCY
Geez those passing numbers look ridiculous. I know we are in a passing league now but still four qb's over 5000 yards passing(i can understand that somewhat) but the too many qb's with very high touchdown totals.
There were three over 5k last year and the fourth was 67 yards short of 5k. And there were three with 40+ tds. The stats are slightly higher but not at all unrealistic given no off-season before last year.
# 6 Chrisksaint @ 08/27/12 01:46 PM
I like it I see 2 of of the top TEs mentioned, passing #s may be a little high but it reflects the trend in the NFL and sacks look good.
# 7 Dogslax41 @ 08/27/12 02:04 PM
Any way we can get the settings that EA used?
# 8 YeOldTonk @ 08/27/12 02:09 PM
Assuming that Seattle didn't have Wilson starting at QB. Would be interesting to see if that would make a difference.
# 9 Big FN Deal @ 08/27/12 02:16 PM
How is this done? I have been reading the thread were multiple seasons are being simmed and there weren't those type of sack numbers or positions. Is this an actual in-game sim or something else entirely?
# 10 HakeemDaDream @ 08/27/12 02:26 PM
Pictures or it didn't happen.
# 11 Juce734 @ 08/27/12 02:39 PM
I'm just surprised Stafford and Johnson put up those numbers and didn't make the playoffs. If Stafford goes over 5,000 yards and CJ gets 15+ TDs then the Lions will make the playoffs this year.
# 12 Multi @ 08/27/12 02:46 PM
Shock! horror! The top rated players performed well!
An actual NFL season is never that predictable.
# 13 MattGarza13 @ 08/27/12 02:58 PM
Well I like it because I'm a Bears fan.. Haha.
# 14 NYJin2011tm @ 08/27/12 06:18 PM
How many times did they run the sim to get these desired results? I simmed a season and the Packers, Patriots, Giants, Saints were all 7-9 or worse lol.
# 15 steamboat @ 08/27/12 06:21 PM
I got to the playoffs simming miami with tannehill as QB. went 11-5
# 16 KingV2k3 @ 08/27/12 06:25 PM
Well, if the majority of QBs are throwing for 4-5k yards, who exactly are they throwing it to?

The receiver catch totals are a bit low, and the QB yardage is absurdly high...


The yardage totals for the HBs don't look to bad, but how was the YPC?

How many carries do the backups get?

And although it's not mentioned in the original post, team defense numbers are also very high, due to the QB yardage...

What do the punt attempts look like?

Last year, all the punters were about 50% over their IRL totals...

Looks like a total mess, and we're left with no tools (32 team control, etc.) to at lest TRY to remedy...
# 17 blklightning @ 08/27/12 07:01 PM
Originally Posted by PRAY IV M3RCY
Geez those passing numbers look ridiculous. I know we are in a passing league now but still four qb's over 5000 yards passing(i can understand that somewhat) but the too many qb's with very high touchdown totals.
Last year, three QBs did the same. And Eli Manning was only a handful of yards from doing it himself. Also, three of them threw for over 40 TDs with fourth place coming in with 39.
# 18 roboas @ 08/27/12 07:03 PM
I didn't see an Offensive / Defensive / ROTY award in my CCM game, unless it doesn't come out until the season is over. I only see MVP and Coach of the year.
# 19 tluke8878 @ 08/27/12 07:23 PM
Sounds rigged, with everyone talking about how the CPU runs all the time.
# 20 THE YAMA @ 08/27/12 07:51 PM
Pretty good results. The passing numbers seem a little bit too high.

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