We simmed all of Week 2 of the 2015 NFL season on Madden, here are the results.
To say week one of the 2015 NFL season was full of surprises would be a pretty big understatement.
The Buffalo Bills took care of business against the Indianapolis Colts, Marcus Mariota proved dominant in his debut and Dallas pulled off a major comeback against the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football.
It was an exciting week, but that was just the beginning. Week 2 begins with the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night in a big early-season divisional matchup while other division games include Buffalo and New England, Minnesota against Detroit, and Dallas versus Philadelphia.
But, why wait until the games actually get played on the field? Thanks to the power of technology, we already know what teams will come out victorious thanks to Madden 16 from EA Sports. So, how will your team do this week? Check out the results below.
In week one, Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota silenced all of the critics by throwing for four touchdowns and just three incomplete passes in his debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Though many became believers of the second-overall pick, there are still some who believe that it was a fluke performance.
Well, all Mariota did to answer last week’s game was go 19-21 for 225 yards and two touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns. He also ran for 44 yards.
After falling down 10-0, the Browns took the lead thanks to two Johnny Manziel touchdown passes. However, three second-half interceptions sealed the victory for the Titans.
After the Rams pulled off a big home-opener victory over the Seattle Seahawks, the team came out and laid the proverbial egg against Washington in Landover. Kirk Cousins only threw for 72 yards, but he didn’t have to win the game with his arm.
Alfred Morris ran for 173 yards and two touchdowns while DeAngelo Hall returned a Nick Foles interception for a touchdown just 24 seconds into the game. Foles did throw for 298 yards and a touchdown after his team fell behind 26-0.
Bill O’Brien was none too pleased with his team’s effort against Kansas City in Week 1. Week 2 was a different story as the Texans overcame a 10-point fourth quarter deficit against the Carolina Panthers to get their first win of the year.
Brian Hoyer threw for 298 yards on 26-46 passing. Two of his passes went for touchdowns to DeAndre Hopkins in the second quarter, one of 12 yards while the other was a 38 yard connection. Of course Ryan Mallett, not Hoyer, will be starting in real life.
Cam Newton threw for just 22 yards before getting knocked out of the game with broken ribs. Derek Anderson came in and threw one touchdown and two interceptions. Jonathan Stewart rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns.
In Week 1, Detroit was up 21-3 over the San Diego Chargers before giving up 30 straight points. Despite their best efforts to not succumb to the same bitter defeat that hit them last week, the Lions, once again, blew a double-digit lead.
Up 30-13 in the fourth, three straight Lions’ possessions ended in turnovers. The Vikings made sure not to waste prime scoring opportunities by giving the ball to Adrian Peterson, who scored twice in the final frame.
A touchdown pass to Mike Wallace in overtime completed the comeback for the Vikings.
Peyton Manning didn’t look himself against the Ravens in Week 1. Week 2 saw Manning play the way fans expect to see him, even at age 39.
Manning threw for 427 yards and four touchdowns to guide the Broncos to an impressive victory over the Chiefs. Kansas City still hasn’t seen a receiver catch a regular season touchdown pass as Jamaal Charles scored twice while Travis Kelce scored on an Alex Smith from four yards out.
After Pittsburgh’s defense was picked apart by Tom Brady and the Patriots in Week 1, they came back with a vengeance against San Francisco.
Pittsburgh tallied eight sacks on the day, and held the 49ers to just 106 total yards on offense. Meanwhile, the Steelers marched up and down the field all day, tallying 480 yards on offense. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 381 yards and three touchdowns. Two hundred and ninety of those yards came in the first half.
For Colin Kaepernick, the mobile QB fumbled twice and threw an interception. He threw for just 80 yards. San Francisco’s only touchdown came on a punt return.
Seattle was mad with the way last week’s game went down in St. Louis, so they made sure to take their frustrations out on the Green Bay Packers.
After falling behind 14-13 in the third, Seattle scored 30 straight points to pull away from the Packers. Jimmy Graham had 108 yards and two touchdowns while Marshawn Lynch ran for two scores of his own in addition to rushing for 204 yards.
Aaron Rodgers had 229 yards in the air, but only completed 27 of his 55 passing attempts.
Two teams that ended games in completely opposite ways square off this week as Dallas takes on NFC East rival Philadelphia.
After not really seeing much success in Week 1, former Cowboy Demarco Murray ran for 86 yards and a touchdown against his former team. Ryan Mathews added a touchdown run of his own. In the air, Sam Bradford threw for 295 yards and a touchdown to tight end Brent Celek.
Tony Romo played as good a game as he could without getting the win. Going 36-44, Romo tossed for 339 yards and four touchdowns for Dallas. Three of those passes were caught by Jason Witten.
It took until the second half for the Raiders to get an offensive snap on the Cincinnati side of the 50 yard line in Week 1. With Derek Carr back under center against the Ravens, that wasn’t the case as Oakland even held a lead, 10-9, at one point.
However, that lead would be short lived as the Ravens would score the 10 straight points to take a nine point lead at half. Despite the Raiders best efforts to come back in the fourth, it was too little to late.
Carr threw for 257 yards on 29 completions. Amari Cooper had eight catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns.
Joe Flacco had 339 yards passing with one touchdown to Steve Smith.
The Cincinnati offense continues to find success on the back of Tyler Eifert. After two touchdown catches in week one, Eifert reeled in another one on a 43-yard pass from Andy Dalton on the opening drive of the game.
Jeremy Hill ran for 114 yards and two more touchdowns to help the Bengals pull away.
Despite a strong overall game, Philip Rivers’ three fourth-quarter interceptions allowed the Bengals to seal the game. Keenan Allen did have a touchdown reception of his own in the fourth quarter.
Who would’ve guessed it would be the Jets entering this game with a 1-0 record? But, that’s exactly what happen in one of the best games of the week.
The Jets and Colts traded the lead seven different times before Andrew Luck hit Coby Fleener for a touchdown with 36 seconds left in the fourth to win the game for Indianapolis. Luck had a much better time against the Jets than he did against Buffalo, throwing for 294 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, on the other hand, threw two interceptions and just one touchdown for New York. Chris Ivory had another strong game, rushing for 82 yards and two touchdowns.
The Arizona Cardinals started the season strong with an impressive victory of the New Orleans Saints last week. For Week 2, it was more of the same from a healthy Carson Palmer against the Chicago Bears.
Palmer threw for 334 yards and four touchdowns in Chicago to lead Arizona to a blowout victory. On the flip side of things, Jay Cutler threw for just 201 yards and two interceptions. Matt Forte ran for both Chicago touchdowns.
On the defensive side of things, Arizona shut down the Chicago offense. After the first half, the Bears had just 122 yards of offense. The team actually had more yards returning kicks and punts than on offense with 140 yards.
Whereas the Falcons were able to hang on late in their victory over the Eagles, the Giants can’t say the same after blowing a 10-point lead against the Cowboys.
This time, the Giants were on the comeback trail against the Falcons in the second half. Down 20-3 in the third quarter, Eli Manning found Odell Beckham Jr. for a touchdown as time expired in the third. Ten straight points in the fourth tied the game at 20 with just 1:44 to go.
But, Devin Hester decided to kill the Giants’ hopes for a major comeback win with an 89 yard return for a touchdown on the kickoff following the game-tying field goal. A Manning interception sealed the game for Atlanta.
The Saints may have lost to the Cardinals in Week 1, but there’s no better cure than a date against the Buccaneers.
Drew Brees and Mark Ingram had a day against Tampa Bay. Brees threw for 322 yards and two scores while Ingram rushed for 111 yards on 15 carries with a touchdown.
Jameis Winston, on the other hand, had a game to forget. The first overall pick threw five — you read that right — interceptions, and only totaled 194 yards through the air. Doug Martin ran for just 64 yards, but he did have a touchdown.
In one of the biggest matchups of the week, New England traveled to Buffalo to battle the Bills.
The Patriots, thanks to two Tom Brady touchdown passes, built an 11 point second quarter lead. However, the Bills refused to go away thanks to a Marcus Thigpen punt return touchdown with 33 seconds left in the first half.
After pulling within a point on the opening drive of the third quarter, both defenses shut down the opposition. A last minute fumble by the Bills inside the Patriots 40 clinched the win to bring New England to 2-0.
To some, the Dolphins got lucky in their week one win over Washington. The team performed down to the level of its opponent, leading to some nervous people in South Beach.
In Week 2, the Dolphins wouldn’t have it any easier as they had to fight for every point they got against the Jaguars. Ryan Tannehill had 221 yards passing and one touchdown, but completed just 16 of his 38 passes.
Blake Bortles did marginally better than his counterpart, though not by much. The second-year pro had 238 yards and a touchdown on 21-31 passing. T.J. Yeldon had 44 yards on 14 carries with a fumble for Jacksonville.
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