Green Bay Packers' QB Aaron Rodgers grabbed the virtual MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards by leading the Packers to a 12-4 regular-season finish, while the Baltimore's OLB Terrell Suggs helped the Ravens secure home-field advantage for the AFC. The Indianapolis Colt's gave the Ravens a run for their money, however, with both teams achieving a 13-3 record for the season. The Ravens were able to secure home-field advantage due to a better divisional record. The Minnesota Vikings also tied the Packers 12-4 season record, though the Packers ended up with a better divisional record.
The New York Jets and the Houston Texans secured Wild Card spots, and the 49ers finally made it back to the playoffs after a seven-year drought, joined by the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints as division winners in the NFC. The Atlanta Falcons snagged the remaining Wild Card spot in the conference.
The top winners of individual accolades for the 2010 NFL season simulated in Madden NFL 11 are as follows:
- NFL MVP - Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
- Offensive Player of the Year - Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
- Defensive Player of the Year - Terrell Suggs, Baltimore Ravens
- Offensive Rookie of the Year - Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati Bengals
- Defensive Rookie of the Year - Joe Haden, Cleveland Browns
- Coach of the Year - John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens
Slim chance on this happening.
Also, cue the people complaining about 1 or more of the following, even though its not true:
1. Madden gets worse every year.
2. Its only a roster update.
3. 2k5 football was better than this!!@!
4. This isnt even real football.
Anyone discounting Rogers' chance at Off. MVP is stupid. I hate the Packers, but they will continue to light up scoreboards.
Also, ESPN 2k5 is still (ever so slightly) better than Madden 11. Madden finally got the ground game right this year, but the presentation is still a ways behind the 6-year old 2K5.
God, Madden just gets worse every year even though it's only a roster update at this point and 2k5 was sooooo much better than Madden and since when has a Madden prediction ever come true since it's not even real football.
2k WAS the superior series.