Madden 12: How the NFL Season Will Play out According to a Video Game

Jeff Chase@@Real_Jeff_ChaseSenior Analyst IIAugust 30, 2011

Madden 12: How the NFL Season Will Play out According to a Video Game

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    This morning, EA Sports' annual release of its NFL game, Madden, came out.

    The 2012 version offers many new features, and will surely have gamers running out to buy a copy.

    Many people find an interest in playing the game's Franchise Mode. The great thing about Franchise Mode is we can simulate what will happen this year.

    According to the world of Madden, this is what is due to happen this season.


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    NFC North: Green Bay Packers (10-6)

    NFC South: New Orleans Saints (11-5)

    NFC West: St. Louis Rams (9-7) 

    NFC East: Dallas Cowboys (10-6)

    NFC Wildcard: Chicago Bears (10-6), Minnesota Vikings (9-7)

    AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6)

    AFC South: Jacksonville Jaguars (11-5)

    AFC West: Denver Broncos (9-7)

    AFC East: New England Patriots (12-4)

    AFC Wildcard: Baltimore Ravens (10-6), New York Jets (8-8)

Coach of the Year

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    Even though he didn't have the league's best record, the Super-Bowl-winning coach captures the award of Coach of the Year.

    Payton went on to lead his team to the Super Bowl this season, so the award was well-deserved.

    This would be Payton's second award in six years as head coach of the New Orleans Saints.

Season MVP

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    Drew Brees had quite the season.

    Leading his team to an 11-5 record, Brees threw for 4576 yards, 37 TDs, 11 ints and a passer rating of 94.1.

    Others in the voting were:

    Aaron Rodgers, GB Quarterback

    Stephen Jackson, STL Running back

    Ray Rice, BAL Running back

    Tom Brady, NE Quarterback

Super Bowl XLVI

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    This year's big game came down to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New Orleans Saints.

    These two teams have had plenty of success in the past few years, so this came as no surprise.

    The game was extremely close, with a final score of 24-20. Both teams' quarterbacks scored two touchdowns with no rushing or defensive touchdowns by either team.

    The Super Bowl ultimately came down to special teams.

The Champions

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    The Super Bowl champions for the 2011-12 NFL season according to Madden NFL 12 are the New Orleans Saints.

    Following a close game, the Saints sealed the deal with a Garrett Hartley field goal to put the Saints up 24-20 with only minutes left.

    The game's MVP was captain and season MVP Drew Brees.

    This would be the Saints' second Super Bowl title in three years.

    We will have to see how things really turn out.