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EA Sports Simulates 2008 NFL Season in Madden 09 with Favre on Various NFL Teams

July 28, 2008

EA SPORTS SIMULATES 2008 NFL SEASON IN MADDEN NFL 09 WITH BRETT FAVRE ON VARIOUS NFL TEAMS

Results Show that New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings Playoff Appearances Dependant on Brett Favre

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


Available nation-wide August 12, Madden NFL 09, the First Sports Game That Adapts To You, introduces over 85 new features and enhancements. Whether you are a seasoned veteran, or a franchise rookie, Madden NFL 09 will continuously asses your skills and adjust the gameplay to keep the experience both fun and challenging, all while training gamers to become better Madden players. Madden NFL 09 also includes a brand-new broadcast presentation package featuring Cris Collinsworth and Tom Hammond, online leagues, and the most realistic graphics in franchise history.

Madden NFL 09 is developed in Orlando, Florida by the award-winning EA Tiburon studio, which also produces NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® and NASCAR® racing.

Madden NFL 09 will be available for the Xbox® and Xbox 360® video game systems from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment systems, Wii™, Nintendo DS™, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system and is rated E by the ESRB.

For more information about Madden NFL 09, check out www.madden09.com

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