ION Madden League: 2014 Week 1 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 1 of the 2014 season. User teams are in caps.

Steelers 28, RAMS 24

STL (0-1, Week 2 vs. SF):
Kirk Cousins: 20/34, 355 yds, 2 TD, INT
Darren McFadden: 14 att, 71 yds, TD
Justin Blackmon: 6 rec, 104 yds, TD
Chris Givens: 4 rec, 94 yds, TD

PIT:
Ben Roethlisberger: 16/18, 266 yds, 3 TD, INT
Leventrice Littlehead: 11 att, 56 yds, TD
Darrius Heyward-Bey: 5 tec, 102 yds, TD
Devery Henderson: 3 rec, 87 yds, TD

FALCONS 14, Panthers 6

ATL (1-0, Week 2 vs. TEN):
Matt Ryan: 14/21, 208 yds, 2 TD
Steven Jackson: 9 att, 34 yds
Hakeem Nicks: 6 rec, 70 yds, TD
Sean Weatherspoon: 3 sacks
Rob Ninkovich: 3 sacks

CAR:
Cam Newton: 10/17, 127 pass yds, 2 INT, 4 att, 41 rush yds
DeAngelo Williams: 9 att, 67 yds
Greg Olsen: 4 rec, 55 yds

SEAHAWKS 21, Browns 17

SEA (1-0, Week 2 @ PIT):
Russell Wilson: 17/24, 230 pass yds, pass TD, 2 INT, 4 att, 17 rush yds, rush TD
Marshawn Lynch: 14 att, 93 yds
Percy Harvin: 3 rec, 69 yds

49ERS 34, REDSKINS 28 (OT)

SF (1-0, Week 2 @ STL):
Colin Kaepernick: 13/17, 315 pass yds, 2 pass TD, INT, 9 att, 91 rush yds, rush TD, 2 fumbles
Frank Gore: 24 att, 94 yds, 2 TD
Jonathan Baldwin: 2 rec, 87 yds, TD

WAS (0-1, Week 2 vs. DAL):
Robert Griffin III: 12/17, 321 pass yds, 3 pass TD, INT, 4 att, 52 rush yds
Alfred Morris: 10 att, 13 rush yds, rush TD, 4 rec, 71 rec yds
Pierre Garcon: 4 rec, 160 yds, TD
Braylon Edwards: 2 rec, 59 yds, 2 TD

CARDINALS 28, Eagles 16

ARI (1-0, Week 2 vs. NYG):
Michael Vick: 9/15, 130 yds, INT
C.J. Spiller: 32 att, 168 yds, 4 TD
Larry Fitzgerald: 2 rec, 51 yds

PHI:
Jack Klein: 14/18, 196 yds, 2 TD
Bryce Brown: 7 att, 51 yds
Allen Rotheram: 2 rec, 75 yds, TD

PACKERS 35, Bears 14

GB (1-0, Week 2 @ DEN):
Aaron Rodgers: 22/35, 295 yds, 5 TD, 3 INT
Eddie Lacy: 16 att, 89 rush yds, 7 rec, 59 rec yds, rec TD
Rod Streater: 5 rec, 82 yds, TD
Casey Hayward: 2 INT

CHI:
Jay Cutler: 18/27, 231 yds, 2 TD, 3 INT
Matt Forte: 13 att, 75 yds, fumble
Alshon Jeffery: 3 rec, 76 yds, TD

Chargers 34, CHIEFS 28

KC (0-1, Week 2 @ OAK):
Alex Smith: 10/13, 146 yds, TD
Joetavius Jaques: 10/20, 89 pass yds, 2 INT, 4 att, 30 rush yds, fumble
Jamaal Charles: 9 att, 64 rush yds, 3 rush TD, fumble, 12 rec, 159 rec yds, rec TD
Dwayne Bowe: 3 rec, 35 yds

SD:
Philip Rivers: 21/23, 288 yds, 4 TD, INT
Ryan Mathews: 23 att, 64 yds
Robert Meachem: 5 rec, 137 yds, 2 TD
Malcom Floyd: 4 rec, 21 yds, 2 TD

Giants 20, PATRIOTS 17

NE (0-1, Week 2 @ MIA):
Tom Brady: 19/30, 203 yds, 2 TD, 3 INT
Stevan Ridley: 5 att, 48 yds
Josh Boyce: 4 rec, 65 yds, TD
Kyle Arrington: 2 INT

NYG:
Eli Manning: 22/25, 253 pass yds, pass TD, 2 INT, 8 att, 28 rush yds, rush TD
DuJuan Harris: 13 att, 52 yds
Jason Avant: 7 rec, 94 yds

Standings

AFC North
Ravens 1-0
Steelers 1-0
Browns 0-1
Bengals 0-1

AFC South
Texans 1-0
Colts 1-0
Titans 0-1
Jaguars 0-1

AFC East
Jets 1-0
PATRIOTS 0-1
Bills 0-1
Dolphins 0-1

AFC West
Chargers 1-0
Broncos 1-0
CHIEFS 0-1
Raiders 0-1

NFC North
Vikings 1-0
PACKERS 1-0
Lions 0-1
Bears 0-1

NFC South
FALCONS 1-0
Saints 1-0
Panthers 0-1
Buccaneers 0-1

NFC East
Cowboys 1-0
Giants 1-0
REDSKINS 0-1
Eagles 0-1

NFC West
CARDINALS 1-0
49ERS 1-0
SEAHAWKS 1-0
RAMS 0-1

News & Notes

ARI traded LG Jonathan Cooper, a 2015 1st round pick, and a 2015 2nd round pick to BUF for HB C.J. Spiller and LG Jeff Baca.
LE Kroy Biermann was released by ATL.
HB C.J. Spiller (ARI) was voted NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
WR Rod Streater was signed by GB.
WR Doug Baldwin was signed by GB.
WR Aldrick Robinson was signed by GB.
TE Visanthe Shiancoe was signed by GB.
HB Jamaal Charles (KC) was voted AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
KC traded a 2016 2nd round pick to TEN for ROLD Zach Brown.
ROLB Gussie Brand was released by KC.
ROLB Tajvio Glenn was released by KC.
ROLB Spencer Paysinger was signed by KC.
KC traded a 2016 1st round draft pick to MIN for LE Sharrif Floyd.
KC traded a 2015 1st round pick, 2016 3rd round pick, and 2016 4th round pick to IND for RG Jim Gowder.
SEA traded a 2016 5th round pick to OAK for QB Terrelle Pryor.
SEA traded WR Ryker Marboe to IND for WR T.Y. Hilton.
SEA traded QB Mike Kafka, a 2016 4th round pick, and a 2016 6th round pick to CIN for TE Jermaine Gresham and a 2016 5th round pick.
SEA traded a 2015 7th round pick, a 2016 5th round pick, and a 2016 7th round pick to BAL for CB Jimmy Smith.
STL traded WR Brian Quick and a 2015 2nd round pick to JAX for WR Justin Blackmon.
STL traded a 2015 5th round pick to TB for MLB Mason Foster.
STL traded a 2015 3rd round pick to OAK for LOLB Sio Moore.
QB Kirk Cousins was signed by STL.
MLB Ivory Greenwood was released by STL.
LOLB Jonathan Stewart was released by STL.
ROLB Matt Shaughnessy was signed by STL.
LOLB Danny Trevathan was signed by STL.
CB Quinton Porter was released by STL.
CB Robert Steeples was released by STL.
CB Nolan Carroll was signed by STL.
CB Terrell Thomas was signed by STL.
FS Rodney McLeod was released by STL.
FS Bacarri Rambo was signed by STL.
STL traded C Scott Wells and a 2015 7th round draft pick to IND for a 7th round draft pick.
C Ryan Jensen was signed by STL.
QB Kirk Cousins was released by WAS.
MLB Zac Diles was released by WAS.
QB Vince Young was signed by WAS.
MLB Jameel McClain was signed by WAS.

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