One of the best ways to pass the boring July days without football is to play endless hours of Madden.
The good news is, both the NFL season and Madden 13 are right around the corner. M13 is featuring a new physics engine that from all the promos looks like it could finally be the game-changer Madden fans have been waiting for. We’ll have a review of the new game later this summer but for now, I thought I’d share the initial team ratings with you if you haven’t seen them yet.
|New England Patriots||86|
|Green Bay Packers||86|
|New York Giants||84|
|San Francisco 49ers||81|
|New York Jets||79|
|New Orleans Saints||78|
|San Diego Chargers||78|
|Kansas City Chiefs||76|
|St. Louis Rams||71|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||69|
The first thing that you will notice here is that the ratings for teams, on the whole, are much lower than normal. Not a single team has a rating of 87 or highers, so while KC’s rating is lower than you might have expected, it is important to frame your thinking with that knowledge.
I can live with this as an initial offering. I like that the Chiefs have the same rating as Denver, though I am not sure why SD gets the nod as the division leader. I think they belong on the same line as KC and Denver. Also, Cam Newton is awesome and all ,but what the heck are the Panthers doing rated higher than the Chiefs?
The Raiders, who I think got worse this offseason, took a bad tumble. They’re near the bottom of the league with a 70.
What do you think, Addicts? Are there any other teams the Chiefs should be rated higher than?