Madden Simulation: A Tale of Two Quarterbacks

Back by popular demand is this weeks Giants-Eagles matchup Madden simulation! With some unknowns abound, I decided to do two simulations. One with Vick, one without. The outcomes couldn't be more different. In both matchups, Manningham was active (hey i'm being optimistic.) I know he's questionable and might not start, but i'm not doing these simulations over again. So lets start off with the Vick is active game.


Giants really didnt have a problem moving the ball in the first half against the Eagles, however two turnovers led to immediate touchdowns by Philly. A 61yd pick six by Casey Matthews put the first 7 on the board. Missed tackles by Hynoski and Eli couldn't bring the younger Matthews down. In the second quarter, Brandon Jacobs fumbled deep in Eagles territory and Jarrad Page scooped it up, rumbling 83 yds for Phillys second touchdown. Lawrence Tynes added a 39 yd FG to finally put points on the board for G-men right before the end of the half. As for the Philly offense, not much was going right for them in terms of moving the ball. Must have been due to Vick still recovering from that concussion.


First Half Stats

Rushing: Giants 30, Eagles 36

Passing: Giants 132, Eagles 23

First Downs: Giants 8, Eagles 4

Turnovers: Giants 2, Eagles 0

Third Down %: Giants 1/5 (20%), Eagles 1/5 (20%)

Score: Giants 3, Eagles 14


In the second half, both offenses really opened up. Vick and Manning traded touchdown passes. Vick to Maclin, Eli to Nicks. Alex Henery made a 34 yd fg and Tynes missed a 51 yarder. Third quarter ended with the score Eagles 24, Giants 10. Onto the fourth, where Vick really took over. A 12 yard Touchdown run made it 30-10 (Henery missed xtra pt) and then Vick completed a 19 yds score to traitor Steve Smith, 37-10. Before the end of the game, Giants added two scores for themselves: 26 yard run by Bradshaw, and a 1 yd strike from Eli to Pascoe. But it was too little too late and Eagles prevailed 37-24. Giants could never escape the hole they dug themselves after the 2 Eagles defensive TD's in the first half. Also going 2/11 on third downs throughout the game stalled some key drives (sound familiar?)


Final Stats

Rushing: Giants: 108, Eagles: 126

Passing: Giants: 288, Eagles: 259

Offensive Yds: Giants: 396, Eagles: 385

First Downs: Giants: 15, Eagles: 16

Turnovers: Giants: 3, Eagles: 2

Third Down %: Giants: 2/11 (18%), Eagles: 4/10 (40%)

Fourth Down %: Giants: 1/2 (50%), Eagles: 0/0

Score: Giants: 24, Eagles: 37


Giants Individual Stats


Eli Manning: 21/36, 288 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT, Sacked 3 times


Ahmad Bradshaw: 12 carries, 57 yds, 1 TD

Brandon Jacobs: 11 carries, 42 yds, 1 fumble

Henry Hynoski: 1 carry, 9 yds


Mario Manningham: 6 catches, 57 yds

Hakeem Nicks: 5 catches, 98 yds, 1 TD

Devin Thomas: 3 catches, 59 yds

Brandon Stokley: 2 catches, 28 yds

Jake Ballard: 2 catches, 25 yds

Ahmad Bradshaw: 1 catch, 14 yds

Henry Hynoski: 1 catch, 6 yds

Bear Pascoe: 1 catch, 1 yd, 1 TD

Drops: Ballard, Cruz, Jernigan, Pascoe

Force Fumble: Greg Jones

Sacks: Justin Tuck, Michael Boley, Rocky Bernard, Aaron Ross, Greg Jones

INT: Kenny Phillips, Corey Webster

Kicking: Lawrence Tynes 1/2, Made 39 yds, Missed 51 yds


Eagles Individual Stats


Michael Vick: 23/31, 259 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT, Sacked 5 times


LeSean McCoy: 13 carries, 59 yds, 1 fumble

Michael Vick: 8 carries, 60 yds 1 TD

Owen Schmidt: 1 carry, 7 yds


Desean Jackson: 6 catches, 88 yds

Steve Smith: 6 catches, 73 yds, 1 TD

Jeremy Maclin: 4 catches, 39 yds, 1 TD

Lesean McCoy: 3 catches, 20 yds

Jason Avant: 2 catches, 21 yds

Brent Celek: 2 catches, 18 yds

Drops: Maclin, Celek, Cooper

Force Fumble: Jarrad Page, Fumble Recovery: Jarrad Page (TD, 83 yds)

Sacks: Mike Patterson, Jason Babin, Moise Fokou

INT: Nnamdi Asomugha, Casey Matthews (TD, 61 yds)

Kicking: Alex Henery, 1/2, Made 32 yds, Missed 54 yds



Onto the game where Vick is out, meaning Mike Kafka will start. As I said above, this one couldn't be more different. Giants defense pummeled Kafka into bad decisions leading to 4 INT's, and eventually a Greg Jones third quarter sack forced him out of the game with a shoulder injury. Vince Young took over and did better, despite giving up a fumble on a Kiwanuka sack. As for the Giants offense, Eli passed for 294 yds, 2 TD on long completions, a 54 yd bomb to Manningham in the 1st quarter and a 39 yd post to Nicks in the fourth. Jacobs scored twice (11 yd rush in 1st quarter, 8 yd rush in 2nd quarter) and Bradshaw scored once (17 yd rush in third quarter.) Giants led 24-10 after the 1st half and never looked back winning 38-20.


Game Stats

Rushing: Giants 154, Eagles 95

Passing: Giants 294, Eagles 324

Offensive Yds: Giants 448, Eagles 419

First Downs: Giants 16, Eagles: 13

Turnovers: Giants 1, Eagles: 4

Third Down %: Giants 3/9 (33%), Eagles 5/12 (42%)

Fourth Down %: Giants 0/0, Eagles 0/1 (0%)

Score: Giants 38, Eagles 20


Giants Individual Stats


Eli Manning: 16/30, 294 yds, 2 TD, 0 INT, sacked once


Brandon Jacobs: 15 carries, 87 yds, 2 TD

Ahmad Bradshaw: 11 carries, 55 yds, 1 TD

Eli Manning: 2 carries, 6 yds

Henry Hynoski: 2 carries, 6 yds


Mario Manningham: 6 catches, 133 yds, 1 TD

Hakim Nicks: 5 catches, 102 yds, 1 TD

Jake Ballard: 1 catch, 18 yds

Brandon Stokley: 1 catch, 14 yds

Victor Cruz: 1 catch, 11 yds

Devin Thomas: 1 catch, 10 yds, fumble

Bear Pascoe: 1 catch, 6 yds

Drops: Manningham, Stokley, Pascoe, Thomas

Sacks: Mathias Kiwanuka, Jason Pierre Paul, Chris Canty, Deon Grant

INT: Mathias Kiwanuka, Greg Jones, Kenny Phillips, Aaron Ross

Force Fumble: Mathias Kiwanuka, Fumble Recovery: Jason Pierre Paul

Kicking: Lawrence Tynes 1/3, Made 33 yds, Missed 28yds, 50 yds


Eagles Individual Stats


Mike Kafka: 14/38, 201 yds, 0 TD, 4 INT, sacked 3 times

Vince Young: 9/12, 123 yds, 1 TD, sacked once, fumble


Lesean McCoy: 15 carries, 80 yds, 1 TD

Vince Young: 1 carry, 9 yds

Owen Schmidt: 1 carry, 6 yds


Desean Jackson: 10 catches, 121 yds, 1 TD

Jeremy Maclin: 4 catches, 68 yds

Steve Smith: 4 catches, 66 yds

Lesean McCoy: 2 catches, 38 yds

Brent Celek: 2 catches, 19 yds

Jason Avant: 1 catch, 12 yds

Drops: Maclin (2), Cooper, Avant

Sack: Joselio Hanson

Force Fumble: Casey Matthews, Fumble Recovery: Dominique Rodgers Cromartie

Kicking: Alex Henery 2/2, Made 26 yds, 42 yds

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