This is just for craps and grins. I played the 2004 season on Madden 2005, and here's how the stats came out. Of course they mean nothing, it's just for fun. By the way, I didn't include the Cowboys' players stats because I used them and they were slightly inflated.
I think it's probably because they have Brady ranked so high, and all that yardage has to go somewhere, but the game doesn't take into account how Brady spreads the ball evenly between like 10 different people.
I am sure that the programmers are just giving love to the defending champs. Brady isn't even on my list of QBs to get. Probably not even as a back-up. He is a good real-life QB (and apparently a good video game-QB), but he never floats my boat as a fantasy QB.
"Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time."
Madden inflates stats of their coverboys. And with the mathematical algorithms they use to determine a player's ability, speed, recognition, etc. it's extremely unreliable to even begin to speculate from their game. If anything, get the game, edit the roster to how YOU feel it will be, and try to get it similar to last year's numbers. You may have to manipulate a lot of players, but if you're bored, it could be a fun challenge.
We all realize that Brady getting significantly more yards than Manning is unlikely, as unlikely as him getting 28 INTs. Holmes with only 6 TDs is conservative by ANY respect, he's the focal point of that offence and gets huge carries in the red zone, things like this require an AI that Madden is unable to calculate, or they decided to not put the effort in putting it in effect.
Entertaining, but altogether useless, especially with people being injured seemingly at random.
interesting at least to see...impressionable made some good points. it would be tough to put the AI in to try and come up with reasonable..but for that matter we all have our own ideas on how players 'should' do this year barring injury. so it was neat to see how EA sports thinks it too.