EA SPORTS PREDICTS THE UPCOMING NFL SEASON USING MADDEN NFL 10

August 4, 2009— The 2009 NFL season will, once again, be ruled by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, according to the official Madden NFL 10 Season Simulation. With the August 14th release of Madden NFL 10 less than 2 weeks away, EA SPORTS gazed into the crystal ball to predict the divisional winners and league leaders of the 2009 NFL season.

After missing nearly the entire 2008 season due to an injured left knee, Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to the best overall record (14-2) as he compiled over 4,500 yards and threw for 47 touchdowns– also being named the season MVP and Offensive Player of the Year.

The rest of the AFC played out similar to last season, as the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans and San Diego Chargers won their divisions, while the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens secured the AFC Wild Card spots. The biggest surprise was the performance of New York Jets rookie quarterback, Mark Sanchez, who took home the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. It was not enough, however, as the Jets once again failed to make the playoffs.

In the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles returned to prominence, winning the toughest division (NFC East), thanks to a 12-4 record. Andy Reid was awarded Coach of the Year. The Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons prove that last year wasn’t a fluke as they took home their division crowns. The Jay Cutler-led Chicago Bears will also rebound in a big way, taking the NFC North division. The New York Giants and Carolina Panthers grabbed the NFC Wild Card spots.

NFL 2009 Season Awards ( as simulated by Madden NFL 10):

NFL MVP– Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Offensive Player of the Year– Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Defensive Player of the Year– Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers

Offensive Rookie of the Year– Mark Sanchez, New York Jets

Defensive Rookie of the Year– Brian Orakpo, Washington Redskins

Coach of the Year– Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles.

NFL 2009 All-Pro Team:

Quarterback– Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Running Back

o Michael Turner, Atlanta Falcons

o Brandon Jacobs, New York Giants

 

Wide Receiver

o Randy Moss, New England Patriots

o Andre Johnson, Houston Texans

Tight End– Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

Offensive Line

o Matt Light, New England Patriots

o Shawn Andrews, Philadelphia Eagles

o Chris Snee, New York Giants

o Logan Mankins, New England Patriots

o Michael Roos, Tennessee Titans

Defensive Line

o Trevor Pryce, Baltimore Ravens

o Haloti Ngata, Baltimore Ravens

o Kris Jenkins, New York Jets

o Osi Umenyiora, New York Giants

Linebacker

o Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers

o Channing Crowder, Miami Dolphins

o James Farrior, Pittsburgh Steelers

Defense Back

o Brandon Meriweather, New England Patriots

o Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

o Ed Reed, Baltimore Ravens

o Donte Whitner, Buffalo Bills

• Kicker– Josh Scobee, Jacksonville Jaguars

• Punter– Brad Maynard, Chicago Bears

• Kick Returner– Devin Hester, Chicago Bears

• Punt Returner– Josh Cribbs, Cleveland Browns

For screenshots, artwork, video and player ratings for every NFL team, please visit the Madden NFL 10 press site:

Xbox 360/Playstation 3: http://www.info.ea.com/product.asp?s=2563

Wii: http://www.info.ea.com/product.asp?s=2562

Madden NFL 10 will be available on the Xbox 360® video game system from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment systems, Wii™, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. Madden NFL 10 will also be available for feature phones this month, and on the App Store for iPhone™ and iPod® touch in September.

For more information about Madden NFL 10, visit http://maddennfl.easports.com.

Contact:

Xbox 360/PS3

Rob Semsey

PR Manager

407-386-5337

rsemsey@ea.com

Wii

Julie Michel

Sr. Publicist

407-386-5184

jmichel@ea.com


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