EA Sports Simulates Season With and Without Brett Favre

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EA Sports Simulates Season With and Without Brett Favre

Origional article courtesy of SportsGamer.com

With all the speculation currently surrounding Madden NFL 09 cover athlete Brett Favre and his pending return from retirement, EA SPORTS used Madden NFL 09 to predict how the future Hall of Famer would perform on a select group of NFL teams.  Comparing the results between teams with and without Favre, the Minnesota Vikings stand to gain the most with Favre as the starter, while the New York Jets will miss the playoffs without him. 

Brett Favre is currently a playable character in Madden NFL 09, on the “NFL Greats” roster.  In Franchise Mode, players can transfer Favre to the free agent roster pool, and pick him up on any of the 32 NFL teams for the 2008 season.

Multiple news reports have named four NFL teams that Brett Favre may play for this coming season – the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings. Listed below are the results of the 2008 NFL season simulated in Madden NFL 09, with Brett Favre starting for each of these NFL teams.

NFL Team

Passing
Yards

TDS

INTs

Rating

Record

Playoffs

Tampa Bay
Buccaneers

3827

34

19

98

12-4

Lose Div Playoff Game v Eagles (28 - 34)

New York
Jets

3964

31

15

103.1

11-4-1

Lose Wild Card Game v Browns (19 - 22)

Green Bay
Packers

3769

24

10

100.7

9-7

Lose Div Playoff Game v Cowboys (17 - 25)

Minnesota
Vikings

3356

29

10

100.7

10-6

Lose Wild Card Game v
Bucs (11 - 6)

 

As a comparison, below are the results of the 2008 NFL season simulated without Brett Favre on any NFL team roster.

NFL Team

Starting QB

Pass
Yards

TDs

Rating

Record

Playoffs

Tampa Bay
Buccaneers

Jeff Garcia

3508

19

80

11-5

Lose Conference Championship v

Eagles (28 - 35)

New York
Jets

Chad Pennington

3542

22

108.4

9-7

No Playoffs

Green Bay
Packers

Aaron Rodgers

3211

26

95.6

12-4

Lose Div Playoff Game v

 Bucs (37-31 OT)

Minnesota
Vikings

Tarvaris
Jackson

2962

11

66.8

5-11

No Playoffs

 

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What I find interesting is that the Packers are actually *worse* off if the bring back Brett. Now, Im not sure what the statistics are for the post season, but personally I would be against Green Bay bringing Brett back for the sole reason of watching the Divisional Playoff game against the Bucs.

- YOUbeQB Team

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