So far the 2011-12 NFL season has been full of surprises. Teams are exceeding expectations, such as the 5-0 Detroit Lions and the 4-1 Buffalo Bills. Many teams have been underperforming as well, like the 1-4 "Dream Team" Philadelphia Eagles and the 2-3 New York Jets.
Madden NFL 12 was released August 30th. It had no way of knowing that Fred Jackson would be third in total rushing or that a rookie tight end from the University of Miami (Jimmy Graham) would have the fourth most receiving yards.
In Madden, players receive ratings based on their skills related to their position. All of the individual skill ratings are then compiled to give one overall rating.
Now that five weeks of the NFL season have passed, I compared players performances in real life versus their Madden overall rating.
The purpose of this comparison is to show who is underperforming in comparison to their Madden overall rating. Just because a player is on this list doesn't mean that they are a bad player, it simply means that their performances recently have not justified their Madden overall rating.
With that said, let's begin.