BoRaiders makes his Madden 15 video debut, with his 1st 2 videos in Bo’s Corner, introducing a new series, “TSG Franchise Players”. In this series Bo breaks down each team’s franchise player, their coaches predicted stats, mixed with a little bit of his own. Enjoy!
We are through a little over the 1st Quarter of TSG M25 OF’s 1st Season, there has been some upsets, some of the same people doing the same thing & just some people going flat-out beast mode. The following article is a summary of the first part of the season, along with some predictions of the division winners, wildcard winners & season ending award winners. Please comment below & share your thoughts on what you think & who you think will do what for the rest of the season.
The Buffalo Bills (cowboys2k9) started out strong with an upset win over the New England Patriots (Chuunin Ninja), but has since faltered going 1-2 in his last 3 games. The Miami Dolphins (chubbzz0727) have had an up & down season filled with a lot of injuries, one has to wonder will those injuries play a pivotal part in his playoff hopes if many more stack up. The wild card in this division has to be the New York Jets (Phin21), who had an overall weak team but made some improvements bringing in Cam Newton & making some noise, chasing the Pats. That brings us to the division leading Patriots, which isn’t much of a surprise being as who their coach is, although it did start out a little shaky, but with Ninja & Brady you can never count these dudes out.
The Cleveland Browns (DawgPoundx23) are in the cellar like usual, although he has had some close games with some good opponents. Both the Baltimore Ravens (Blizz) & Cincinnati Bengals (Cincy life) come in at 2-3, which comes as somewhat a surprise as both are former Super Bowl Champions. Cincy looks like he has lost his previous form, while Blizz has come back down to reality. The Pittsburgh Steelers lead this division, which if it was the real NFL wouldn’t be a surprise, but in TSG this is kind of a surprise. With a heavy dose of the run, going back to the old school Chuck Knoll ground & pound game, the Steelers look like they are in the driver seat.
The Indianapolis Colts (The Real Law) are sitting in last place at 2-3, but have made some noise by roughing up the Dolphins & have one auto-pilot loss to the Raiders, they could end up being spoilers in the AFC & for their own division. The Jacksonville Jaguars (Rico man) have very little talent & a volatile head coach, which is never a good combo, with a predictable scheme & no talent this team will likely finish last in the South. The Houston Texans (Oh No Not DD) are full of talent & have Super Bowl aspirations, with an early divisional loss to the Titans & a target on his team’s chest, the AFC will be gunning for them, but watch out AFC if this team makes the playoffs, we could see the Texans first Super Bowl berth this year. The Tennessee Titans (TakeOutheone) seem to be the frontrunner in this division, it remains to be seen if he can keep it up if he has to rely on Jake Locker, if people bottle up CJ2k, which is a big IF!
The San Diego Chargers (Rj15st) were with an absentee owner for the 1st 4 weeks, although picking up the win as the CPU beat the Eagles Week 2, they have a new owner in RJ but being new to the league it’s hard to tell what kinda noise he will make. While the Oakland Raiders (BoRaiders) have a horrible team, they still have picked up 2 wins albeit 1 against the CPU and was a fumble away from possibly being 3-2, if Pryor runs the way he has been this team could cause havoc for AFC contenders. The Kansas City Chiefs (RyderStrong) are an unpredictable team, loaded with talent but lead by an injury prone running back, if this team can stay healthy & improve their defensive scheme they could compete for the West title. Surprise or no surprise due to the talent level, the Denver Broncos (BroncoManiac) are putting the entire AFC on notice, even without Peyton Manning for the 1st 4 games, this team has been dominating with a 4-1 record, can they keep it up or is it just a beginning of season run!
The Philadelphia Eagles (Tonic222) came in with a lot of hype & promise, yet they started out with 4 straight losses, LeSean McCoy is a beast but Vick seems to be the weak link, things may be looking up after they beat the Giants in Week 5. The New York Giants (Caloric Joker) came into the season running their mouth how they were the best team in East yet are barely a threat to anyone. The Dallas Cowboys (don figures) are a tough team, without DeMarcus Ware for the 1st 4 weeks but still managed a 3-2 record & could be fighting for the East title or wildcard spot. The Washington Redskins (Jesmonkey69) are the only undefeated team in TSG, behind Alfred ‘MVP’ Morris pounding the rock nearly 30 times a game averaging 230 yds per game, if someone can stop him, we will see if the ‘Skins can win off of the arm of RG3.
The Green Bay Packers (Pogi) are 0-4 and with making the big mistake of trading Clay Mathews for DeSean Jackson killed their defense & have no shot at making the playoffs. The Chicago Bears (Skills40) come in at 1-4 and even though had a few close games & has got a bad record still has a shot to win the weak NFC North. That brings us to the Detroit Lions (rio the king638) he will look good one game against the Vikings, then get blown out by the Redskins, this team is so up & down so it’s up in the air how this team will fair but with Calvin Johnson anything is possible. AP, all day, should carry the Minnesota Vikings (Mr McKay) to the division title, but with a blowout loss early in the season against Detroit may have shown some weakness in their game. The winner of this division will probably be the 1st person out of the playoffs in the NFC.
The Carolina Panthers (HoodNemesis) traded away their stud QB Cam Newton for Geno Smith, which to many is a head scratcher, if they can start to win at home they could ruin some of their NFC South comrades playoff hopes. The Atlanta Falcons (GoatBeno1) pulled an upset against the Saints in Week 1, stole a win in Week 2 & have now lost 2 in a row, in reality the Falcons were a nice 2 week story that really won’t amount to anything. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (ResistingFrame1) have been struggling, with Josh Freeman getting the big contract now throwing 7 picks on the season, he has a quality win against Cardinals but I think they are a year away from really competing. The New Orleans Saints (Capt Save A OHH) struggled to start the season, but seem to have righted the ship, they are on track to win the NFC South & don’t really think they have much competition in the long run.
This is a tough division to call, the St. Louis Rams (Mr 463) have the coaching pedigree, but are light on talent, they should be 2-2 after being cheated out of a game against the Falcons. The San Fransisco 49ers (Jersey Rebel) are a team that can win without even the user playing, they had a close win against the Packers & destroyed the Rams, just don’t know if the coach’s head is in the game to actually pull off a playoff run. The Arizona Cardinals are the most intriguing team in the NFC, they are coached by a multiple time Super Bowl Champion, they have lost 2 games without their field general Carson Palmer to keep their team afloat, this team is dangerous so who knows but they are in the playoff hunt. In my opinion the most dangerous team in the NFC West is the Seattle Seahawks (KornNickel) the team is stacked, the coach is good, so this team could run the NFC and not think twice, they are one of the clear-cut best teams in the NFC if not the entire NFL.
MVP – RB Alfred Morris (Washington Redskins)
Offensive Player Of The Year – RB Alfred Morris (Washington Redskins)
Defensive Player Of The Year – RE Sheldon Richardson (New York Jets)
Offensive Rookie Of The Year – QB Geno Smith (Carolina Panthers)
Defensive Rookie Of The Year – MLB Jon Bostic (Chicago Bears)