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Our friends at ESG have posted this Madden NFL 15 video that shows end of season stats, league leaders, awards, division standings, and more. They also simmed the playoffs and Super Bowl.

For those of you interested in simulated stats, check out the results and leave your thoughts.

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# 1 Bootzilla @ 08/16/14 11:13 AM
Stats broken once again.......... Manning is going to throw for 42 fewer TDs than the year before. Wow. Passing yards okay, completion percentage okay, TDs way low, picks too high. Rushing yards okay, ypc okay, TDs way low.
 
# 2 LovejoyOTF @ 08/16/14 11:21 AM
i like the idea that they sim a season to check the simulation stats, get this result and go "yep! fine."
 
# 3 friscob @ 08/16/14 11:26 AM
Those stats are pretty bad, but I care more about actual gameplay than sim stats. Looks like they can't find a balance between the 2
 
# 4 Sheba2011 @ 08/16/14 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Bootzilla
Stats broken once again.......... Manning is going to throw for 42 fewer TDs than the year before. Wow. Passing yards okay, completion percentage okay, TDs way low, picks too high. Rushing yards okay, ypc okay, TDs way low.
Not saying it is not broken as most of the QB numbers did look on the low side but cherry picking one player doesn't exactly prove it one way or the other. In 2004 he threw 49 TD's the next season he threw for 21 less, not as much of a drop but it's not completely out of the question. RB Chris Johnson went from over 2000 yards one season to 1300 the next, AP essentially did the same. It's not uncommon for guys to have a huge drop off after a record breaking season. All of the other stats look pretty much like an NFL season a few are higher than normal a few are lower than normal. We still need more time and a few more simulated seasons before we can judge it one way or another.
 
# 5 StefJoeHalt @ 08/16/14 11:45 AM
Ughhhh hope fluke..but have feeling it's not..sim stats have always been an issue
 
# 6 The JareBear @ 08/16/14 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Sheba2011
Not saying it is not broken as most of the QB numbers did look on the low side but cherry picking one player doesn't exactly prove it one way or the other. In 2004 he threw 49 TD's the next season he threw for 21 less, not as much of a drop but it's not completely out of the question. RB Chris Johnson went from over 2000 yards one season to 1300 the next, AP essentially did the same. It's not uncommon for guys to have a huge drop off after a record breaking season. All of the other stats look pretty much like an NFL season a few are higher than normal a few are lower than normal. We still need more time and a few more simulated seasons before we can judge it one way or another.
While I agree one simulated season is not enough to judge the effectiveness of the sim engine, for a small sample size, this was not a good look. In what universe would Peyton only throw for 13 touchdown passes? A lot of those numbers are pretty bad, IMO.

I only care because I thought this was a new feature this year, correct me if I am wrong, but aren't they touting "re-worked sim stats" this year?
 
# 7 ABR173rd @ 08/16/14 11:48 AM
Only one sample, but if past years are any indication it looks like sim stats yet again are broken. If the stats had no bearing on CPU team progression then it wouldn't be a big deal but long term the user players are going to out progress cpu controlled teams...

I hope they sim at least two more seasons to see how randomized the sims stats are.
 
# 8 sticks323 @ 08/16/14 11:50 AM
Really Vikes won the Super Bowl. I'll take it lol
 
# 9 BlueNGold @ 08/16/14 11:51 AM
What's with all the tie games?
 
# 10 bc21045 @ 08/16/14 11:54 AM
My favorite part is Darren Sproles leading the league with 13 rushing TDs despite only having 11 in the last 8 years and only carrying the ball 137 times in that sim season... awesome.
 
# 11 Bootzilla @ 08/16/14 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Sheba2011
Not saying it is not broken as most of the QB numbers did look on the low side but cherry picking one player doesn't exactly prove it one way or the other. In 2004 he threw 49 TD's the next season he threw for 21 less, not as much of a drop but it's not completely out of the question. RB Chris Johnson went from over 2000 yards one season to 1300 the next, AP essentially did the same. It's not uncommon for guys to have a huge drop off after a record breaking season. All of the other stats look pretty much like an NFL season a few are higher than normal a few are lower than normal. We still need more time and a few more simulated seasons before we can judge it one way or another.
Not cherry picking. I looked at all of the stats and the guy said that he did more simulations than that one and the stats were similarly off.

Sure someone can fall off statistically from one year to the next but tell me, when have you ever seen someone pass for over 4,000 yards and lead the NFL in yards and throw for 13 TDs? Especially a player that has never thrown for less than 26 TDs. Every year that he's thrown for over 4,000 yards he averages in the mid 30's or so.
 
# 12 Sheba2011 @ 08/16/14 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by The JareBear
While I agree one simulated season is not enough to judge the effectiveness of the sim engine, for a small sample size, this was not a good look. In what universe would Peyton only throw for 13 touchdown passes? A lot of those numbers are pretty bad, IMO.

I only care because I thought this was a new feature this year, correct me if I am wrong, but aren't they touting "re-worked sim stats" this year?
Before the NFL outlawed defense and made everything a penalty the top QB's would average around 30-35 TD's a season (occasionally you would get one or two throwing over that but not often). With improved defense this year (and virtually no PI/illegal contact calls) these numbers look like one of those seasons. Brett Favre's final season in the NFL he threw for 11 TD's and 19 int's in 14 games, the year before that he had 33 TD's and 7 int's. IRL it's not completely out of the question for a 39 year old QB to have a huge drop off. Again I am not saying anything is fixed, just saying you can't judge based off one season.
 
# 13 callmetaternuts @ 08/16/14 12:02 PM
The passing yards look OK but the passing Tds are ridiculous. Rushing yards looked alright but attempts seemed high, saw a bunch in the 350+ range.
 
# 14 MEEKS973 @ 08/16/14 12:03 PM
WOO. LETS GO FLACCO.
 
# 15 Bootzilla @ 08/16/14 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by friscob
Those stats are pretty bad, but I care more about actual gameplay than sim stats. Looks like they can't find a balance between the 2
Why can't we have both? It stinks when you play offline single player CFM and your stats are so far out of whack with the simulated stats. I can get my stats to closely resemble real life but the sim engine has things so screwed up it kills the immersion for me.
 
# 16 jtswag187 @ 08/16/14 12:06 PM
Decent sim asside from some stat bugs, all the ties, and the fact that the ravens and vikings are in the superbowl while the seahawks are out of the playoffs
 
# 17 bc21045 @ 08/16/14 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Sheba2011
Before the NFL outlawed defense and made everything a penalty the top QB's would average around 30-35 TD's a season (occasionally you would get one or two throwing over that but not often). With improved defense this year (and virtually no PI/illegal contact calls) these numbers look like one of those seasons. Brett Favre's final season in the NFL he threw for 11 TD's and 19 int's in 14 games, the year before that he had 33 TD's and 7 int's. IRL it's not completely out of the question for a 39 year old QB to have a huge drop off. Again I am not saying anything is fixed, just saying you can't judge based off one season.
Favre also only played in 13 games (really 11 because in his last two games he had a total of 8 attempts) and only threw for 2500 yards. If you want to act like Manning just had a HUGE drop off fine, but he can't have a drop off and lead the league in passing yards.
 
# 18 Number999 @ 08/16/14 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueNGold
What's with all the tie games?
If there's one thing I hate in Madden it's this. It's so annoying as all hell they made something to really standout after a few times ties happened in real life, it's insanely unrealistic to me.
 
# 19 wordtobigbird @ 08/16/14 12:17 PM
Makes me think that'll I'll be spending my time on ultimate team. No point trying to make a realistic cfm. Might as well go straight fantasy
 
# 20 Hoops737 @ 08/16/14 12:18 PM
Is this a joke? Unacceptable EA, Get your stuff together.
 

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