ION Madden League: 2013 Week 8 Recap

The ION Madden League is a Madden NFL 25 Connected Franchise league for Xbox 360. For league details, click here. To join, either follow that link and post in the thread or email me with your Xbox Live gamertag. Here’s the recap of Week 8 of the 2013 season. User teams are in caps.

49ERS 35, Jaguars 14

SF (1-7, 4th in NFC West, Week 9 Bye):
Colin Kaepernick: 11/15, 140 pass yds, 3 pass TD, 2 INT, 9 att, 137 rush yds
Frank Gore: 19 att, 115 yds, 2 TD
Vance McDonald: 3 rec, 42 yds, 2 TD

JAX:
Chad Henne: 11/18, 109 yds, TD, 2 INT
Ace Sanders: 4 rec, 61 yds, TD
Russell Allen: INT return for TD

CHIEFS 24, Browns 17

KC (5-3, tied for 2nd in AFC West, Week 9 @ BUF):
Alex Smith: 20/28, 283 yds, TD, 2 INT
Jamaal Charles: 18 att, 47 rush yds, rush TD, 7 rec, 109 rec yds
KC DEF: 5 sacks

CLE:
Brandon Weeden: 14/25, 228 yds, TD
Trent Richardson: 18 att, 70 yds, TD
Josh Gordon: 6 rec, 110 yds, TD

PATRIOTS 20, Dolphins 13

NE (5-3, tied for 1st in AFC East, Week 9 vs. PIT):
Tom Brady: 11/17, 125 yds, TD, INT
Stevan Ridley: 16 att, 98 yds
Josh Boyce: 4 rec, 61 yds
NE DEF: 4 sacks

MIA:
Ryan Tannehill: 22/29, 212 yds, TD, INT
Lamar Miller: 9 att, 45 yds
Mike Wallace: 7 rec, 96 yds

COWBOYS 48, Lions 14 (SIM)

DAL (4-4, tied for 3rd in NFC East, Week 9 vs. MIN)

CARDINALS 71, FALCONS 24

ARI (3-5, 3rd in NFC West, Week 9 Bye):
Michael Vick: 10/24, 303 pass yds, 3 pass TD, INT, 3 att, 74 rush yds, rush TD
Rashard Mendenhall: 33 att, 258 yds, 5 TD
Larry Fitzgerald: 8 rec, 267 yds, 3 TD
Javier Arenas: 2 INT

ATL (0-7, 4th in NFC South, Week 9 @ CAR):
Dominique Davis: 23/44, 230 yds, 2 TD, 6 INT
Steven Jackson: 21 att, 102 yds, TD
Roddy White: 5 rec, 57 yds, TD

REDSKINS 21, BRONCOS 13

WAS (6-1, 1st in NFC East, Week 9 vs. SD):
Robert Griffin III: 6/12, 119 pass yds, pass TD, INT, 9 att, 84 rush yds
Alfred Morris: 20 att, 106 yds, TD
London Fletcher: 2 INT

DEN (5-3, tied for 2nd in AFC West, Week 9 Bye):
Peyton Manning: 16/26, 222 yds, TD, 2 INT
Eric Decker: 4 rec, 80 yds, TD

SEAHAWKS 85, RAMS 34

SEA (6-2, 1st in NFC West, Week 9 vs. TB):
Russell Wilson: 23/28, 397 pass yds, 7 pass TD, 2 INT, 6 att, 138 rush yds, 2 rush TD
Marshawn Lynch: 27 att, 170 yds, 2 TD
Percy Harvin: 5 rec, 113 yds, 4 TD
Zach Miller: 4 rec, 93 yds, TD
Richard Sherman: 2 INT
Golden Tate: 101-yd kickoff return for TD

STL (4-4, 2nd in NFC West, Week 9 vs. TEN):
Sam Bradford: 27/45, 341 yds, 2 TD, 4 INT
Daryl Richardson: 15 att, 61 yds, TD, 2 fumbles
Tavon Austin: 7 rec, 141 yds, TD
Chris Givens: 102-yd kickoff return for TD

Bye:
SD (5-2, 1st in AFC West, Week 9 @ WAS)

Standings

AFC North
Ravens 5-2
Steelers 3-4
Browns 3-5
Bengals 3-5

AFC South
Titans 4-3
Colts 4-3
Texans 3-4
Jaguars 2-6

AFC East
PATRIOTS 5-3
Jets 5-3
Dolphins 2-5
Bills 0-8

AFC West
CHARGERS 5-2
CHIEFS 5-3
BRONCOS 5-3
Raiders 2-5

NFC North
Packers 6-1
Lions 4-4
Bears 3-4
Vikings 3-4

NFC South
Saints 7-0
Panthers 5-2
Buccaneers 3-4
FALCONS 0-7

NFC East
REDSKINS 6-1
Eagles 5-3
Giants 4-4
COWBOYS 4-4

NFC West
SEAHAWKS 6-2
RAMS 4-4
CARDINALS 3-5
49ERS 1-7

News & Notes
Arizona fired Head Coach Bruce Arians and replaced him with Jeremy Westgate.
Arizona acquired QB Michael Vick from Philadelphia for a 2014 2nd round draft pick.
TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) suffered a ruptured disk and is expected to miss 5 weeks.
TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) has been cleared to return from injury.
QB Tom Brady (NE) moved into 8th on the all-time passing yards list.
QB Russell Wilson (SEA) was voted NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

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