Emerald Madden League: 2014 Week 16 Recap

The Emerald Madden League is a Madden NFL 15 Connected Franchise league for Xbox One. For league details, click here. To join, email me with your Xbox Live gamertag. Here’s the recap of the Week 16 of the 2014 season. User teams are in caps.

JAGUARS 14, Titans 7

JAX (7-8, Week 17 @ HOU):
Blake Bortles: 13/19, 126 yds, INT
Toby Gerhart: 17 att, 46 yds, TD
Allen Robinson: 5 rec, 44 yds

TEN:
Charlie Whitehurst: 14/19, 137 yds, INT
Shonn Greene: 14 att, 73 yds
Delanie Walker: 5 rec, 57 yds

49ERS 42, Chargers 17

SF (14-1, Week 17 vs. ARI):
Colin Kaepernick: 9/12, 110 yds
Frank Gore: 17 att, 175 yds, TD
Kendall Hunter: 15 att, 151 yds, 2 TD
Knile Davis: 5 att, 73 yds, 2 TD
Stevie Johnson: 4 rec, 52 yds
Aldon Smith: 3 sacks
Navorro Bowman: 2 sacks

SD:
Philip Rivers: 20/28, 230 yds, 2 TD, INT
Ryan Mathews: 9 att, 21 rush yds, 3 rec, 31 rec yds, rec TD
Seyi Ajirotutu: 3 rec, 45 yds, TD

VIKINGS 21, Dolphins 0

MIN (11-4, Week 17 vs. CHI):
Matt Cassel: 22/39, 160 yds, TD, INT
Adrian Peterson: 17 att, 108 rush yds, rush TD, 15 rec, 94 rec yds, rec TD
Plaxico Burress: 1 rec, 32 yds
Danieal Manning: 7 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, fumble rec
Khalil Mack: 3 sacks
Brian Robison: 2 sacks

MIA:
Matt Moore: 12/19, 137 yds
Knowshon Moreno: 11 att, 61 yds
Charles Clay: 7 rec, 87 yds

PANTHERS 28, Browns 10

CAR (12-3, Week 17 @ ATL):
Cam Newton: 22/34, 323 yds, 3 TD, 3 INT
Chris Ivory: 7 att, 27 yds
Odell Beckham: 5 rec, 127 yds, TD
Mike Tolbert: 2 rec, 4 yds, 2 TD
Greg Hardy: 4 sacks
Justin Gilbert: INT return for TD

CLE:
Johnny Manziel: 14/21, 125 yds, TD, 3 INT
Ben Tate: 11 att, 38 yds
Miles Austin: 4 rec, 63 yds, TD

SAINTS 20, Falcons 17

NO (6-9, Week 17 @ TB):
Drew Brees: 21/30, 349 yds, 2 TD, 3 INT
Mark Ingram: 12 att, 64 yds
Jimmy Graham: 8 rec, 151 yds
Curtis Lofton: 3 sacks

ATL:
Matt Ryan: 12/18, 137 yds, TD, INT
Steven Jackson: 9 att, 15 rush yds, 4 rec, 73 rec yds
Drew Davis: 2 rec, 30 yds
William Moore: 98-yd INT return for TD

PATRIOTS 17, Jets 9

NE (7-8, Week 17 vs. BUF):
Tom Brady: 13/27, 196 yds, TD, 2 INT
Shane Vereen: 18 att, 89 yds, TD
Brandon LaFell: 5 rec, 77 yds, TD
Vince Wilfork: 3 sacks
Rob Ninkovich: 2 sacks

NYJ:
Geno Smith: 12/18, 66 pass yds, 2 att, 43 rush yds
Chris Johnson: 9 att, 11 yds
David Nelson: 3 rec, 26 yds
Kenrick Ellis: 2 sacks

SEAHAWKS 28, Cardinals 18

SEA (11-4, Week 17 vs. STL):
Russell Wilson: 11/27, 253 pass yds, 2 pass TD, 3 INT, 3 att, 12 rush yds, 2 rush TD
Reggie Bush: 5 att, 34 yds
Calvin Johnson: 6 rec, 137 yds, TD
Michael Bennett: 6 sacks

ARI:
Carson Palmer: 16/25, 233 yds, TD, INT
Jonathan Dwyer: 12 att, 40 yds
Larry Fitzgerald: 4 rec, 120 yds, TD

BENGALS 24, BRONCOS 21

CIN (10-5, Week 17 @ PIT):
Andy Dalton: 15/25, 183 yds, 2 TD, INT
BenJarvus Green-Ellis: 15 att, 115 yds, TD
A.J. Green: 8 rec, 104 yds, TD
Gen Atkins: 2 sacks

DEN (7-8, Week 17 vs. OAK):
Peyton Manning: 13/26, 286 yds, 3 TD
Montee Ball: 12 att, 44 yds
Julius Thomas: 9 rec, 145 yds, 2 TD
DeMarcus Ware: 2 sacks

Standings

AFC North
Z-Steelers 12-3
X-BENGALS 10-5
Browns 8-7
Ravens 4-11

AFC South
Texans 7-8
Colts 7-8
JAGUARS 7-8
Titans 6-9

AFC East
Bills 7-8
PATRIOTS 7-8
Dolphins 6-9
Jets 5-10

AFC West
Chargers 9-6
Chiefs 8-7
BRONCOS 7-8
Raiders 2-13

NFC North
X-VIKINGS 11-4
Bears 10-5
Packers 8-7
Lions 2-13

NFC South
Y-PANTHERS 12-3
Buccaneers 7-8
SAINTS 6-9
Falcons 3-12

NFC East
Redskins 9-6
Cowboys 9-6
Eagles 7-8
Giants 4-11

NFC West
Z-49ERS 14-1
X-SEAHAWKS 11-4
Cardinals 8-7
Rams 7-8

X-Clinched Playoff Spot
Y-Clinched DIvision
Z-Clinched Home-Field Advantage

News & Notes

QB Peyton Manning (DEN) was voted AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) re-signed for 7 years, $76.9M.
SS Danieal Manning (MIN) was voted NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
QB Drew Brees (NO) moved into 4th place on the career passing touchdowns list.
HB Frank Gore (SF) moved into 8th place on the career rushing yards list.

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