Emerald Madden League: 2015 Week 1 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 Week 1 of the 2015 season. User teams in caps.


CAR (1-0, Week 2 @ ATL):
Cam Newton: 20/32, 254 pass yds, pass TD, 3 INT, 6 att, 48 rush yds, rush TD
Chris Ivory: 12 att, 86 yds, 2 TD
Odell Beckham: 2 rec, 82 yds
Greg Hardy: 4 sacks, forced fumble
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: 2 INT
Lardarius Webb: 2 INT
Star Lotulelei: sack, fumble return for TD

MIN (0-1, Week 2 vs. WAS):
Teddy Bridgewater: 24/42, 316 yds, 3 TD, 5 INT
Le’Veon Bell: 8 att, 26 yds
Julio Jones: 9 rec, 117 yds
Mike Wallace: 5 rec, 60 yds, 3 TD
Tyrann Mathieu: 53-yd INT return for TD

GIANTS 31, Lions 27

NYG (1-0, Week 2 vs. NYJ):
Derek Carr: 24/33, 306 yds, 2 TD, INT
Stevan Ridley: 17 att, 128 yds, 2 TD
Donnie Avery: 5 rec, 66 yds, TD

Matthew Stafford: 36/43, 409 yds, 2 TD, INT
Joique Bell: 18 att, 62 yds, TD
Golden Tate: 9 rec, 150 yds, TD

BENGALS 31, Steelers 7

CIN (1-0, Week 2 vs. ARI):
Andy Dalton: 22/36, 283 yds
Giovani Bernard: 11 att, 34 yds, 2 TD
Tyler Eifert: 4 rec, 89 yds
Geno Atkins: 3 sacks, forced fumble
Adam Jones: 2 sacks
Darqueze Dennard: 93-yd INT return for TD
Chase Blackburn: fumble recovery for TD

Peyton Manning: 15/19, 144 yds, INT
Andre Ellington: 10 att, 100 rush yds, rush TD, 5 rec, 38 rec yds
Antonio Brown: 2 rec, 30 yds

PATRIOTS 28, Cowboys 6

NE (1-0, Week 2 vs. KC):
Tom Brady: 16/21, 193 yds
Bruce Adams: 22 att, 62 yds, 2 TD
Aaron Dobson: 5 rec, 69 yds
Jerod Mayo: INT return for TD
Brandon Browner: 60-yd INT return for TD

Tony Romo: 14/21, 145 yds, 2 INT
Kendall Hunter: 5 att, 12 yds
Jason Witten: 4 rec, 53 yds

Jets 24, EAGLES 21

PHI (0-1, Week 2 vs. DAL):
Nick Foles: 17/25, 194 yds, TD, 2 INT
David Wilson: 12 att, 47 rush yds, rush TD, 4 rec, 51 rec yds
Riley Cooper: 5 rec, 32 yds, TD
Trent Cole: 2 sacks

Geno Smith: 13/14, 160 pass yds, pass TD, 4 att, 40 rush yds
Marshawn Lynch: 15 att, 36 yds, TD
Pierre Garcon: 4 rec, 54 yds
Shareece Wright: INT return for TD


JAX (1-0, Week 2 vs. IND):
Blake Bortles: 17/24, 172 yds, TD
Ryan Mathews: 22 att, 104 yds, TD
Cecil Shorts: 6 rec, 98 yds

DEN (0-1, Week 2 @ OAK):
Johnny Manziel: 13/24, 221 pass yds, pass TD, 2 INT, 12 att, 92 rush yds
Montee Ball: 1 att, 41 yds, TD
Antonio Gates: 7 rec, 111 yds, TD


SEA (1-0, Week 2 @NO):
Russell Wilson: 8/14, 153 pass yds, 2 INT, 2 att, 15 rush yds, rush TD
Mark Ingram: 19 att, 167 yds, 2 TD
Mike Evans: 3 rec, 75 yds
Brent Grimes: INT return for TD
Cliff Avril: fumble return for TD

SF (0-1, Week 2 @ CHI):
Matt Barkley: 16/23, 172 yds, TD, 2 INT
Trent Richardson: 18 att, 96 yds, TD
Michael Crabtree: 3 rec, 42 yds, TD


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

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

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

AFC West
Raiders 1-0
Chargers 0-1
Chiefs 0-1

NFC North
Packers 1-0
Lions 0-1
Bears 0-1

NFC South
Buccaneers 0-1
Falcons 0-1
Saints 0-1

NFC East
Redskins 1-0
Cowboys 0-1

NFC West
Cardinals 1-0
Rams 0-1
49ERS 0-1

News & Notes

Carolina traded CB Jabari Greer and a 2017 6th round pick to Indianapolis for TE Coby Fleener.
Carolina traded LG Amini Silatolu and a 2017 2nd round pick to the New York Jets for WR Stephen Hill.
TE Coby Fleener (CAR) re-signed for 5 years, $9.68M.
HB Chris Ivory (CAR) re-signed for 5 years, $8.48M.
WR Stephen Hill (CAR) re-signed for 4 years, $3.88M.
HB Robert Turbin (CAR) re-signed for 5 years, $4.67M.
FB Mike Tolbert (CAR) re-signed for 4 years, $5.97M.
LOLB Thomas Davis (CAR) was re-signed for 3 years, $12.1M.
QB Cam Newton (CAR) was re-signed for 7 years, $145M.
MLB Luke Kuechly (CAR) was re-signed for 7 years, $65.8M.
P Brad Nortman (CAR) was re-signed for 4 years, $6.15M.
HB Lance Dunbar (CAR) was released.
HB Lorenzo Taliaferro signed with Carolina.
TE Kyle Adams (CAR) was released.
LE Devaunte Scott signed with Carolina.
LOLB Jason Williams (CAR) was released.
MLB Larry Foote (CAR) was released.
ROLB Desi Lane signed with Carolina.
LOLB Pete Holland signed with Carolina.
Carolina traded SS Marcus Gilchrist and WR Tevyn Hunter to Atlanta for WR Cordarrelle Patterson.
DT Geno Atkins (CIN) was voted AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
QB Matt Cassel (MIN) was released.
QB Eli Manning signed with Minnesota.
P Jeff Locke (MIN) was released.
C Josh Samuda (MIN) was released.
MLB Larry Foote signed with Minnesota.
WR Brad Smith (NYG) was released.
TE Xavier Grimble (NYG) was released.
SS Major Wright (NYG) was released.
SS Antrel Rolle signed with the New York Giants.
TE Heath Miller signed with the New York Giants.
CB Asante Samuel signed with the New York Giants.
TE Adrien Robinson (NYG) was released.
LOLB Aaron Lynch (NYG) was released.
MLB Dan Connor (NYG) was released.
WR Perry Mathis signed with the New York Giants.
New York Giants traded CB Asante Samuel and a 2016 3rd round pick to Oakland for QB Derek Carr.
CB Javier Arenas signed with the New York Giants.
RE Mike Daniels signed with the New York Giants.
QB Scott Tolzien (NYG) was released.
WR Donnie Avery (NYG) was released.
WR Sidney Rice signed with the New York Giants.
CB Terence Newman signed with the New York Giants.
CB Keeston Boatwright (NYG) was released.
RE Ed Stinson (NYG) was released.
LE Michael Buchanan (NYG) was released.
DT Tommy Kelly signed with the New York Giants.
CB Champ Bailey signed with the New York Giants.
WR Donnie Avery signed with the New York Giants.
DT Jay Bromley (NYG) was released.
DT Clinto McDonald signed with the New York Giants.
LG Jeff Allen signed with Philadelphia.
LG Myles Briggs (PHI) was released.
San Francisco traded HB Roy Helu to Baltimore for a 2016 5th round pick and a 2017 3rd round pick.
San Francisco traded WR Roddy White, a 2017 4th round pick, and a 2017 5th round pick to Kansas City for WR Jarrett Boykin and WR Brian Hartline.
San Francisco traded HB Joique Bell and a 2016 4th round pick to Detroit for HB Carlos Hyde.
WR Reggie Wayne signed with San Francisco.
WR Kris Durham (SF) was released.
San Francisco traded WR Brian Hartline to Chicago for a 2016 3rd round pick.
RE Johnny Jolly signed with San Francisco.
San Francisco traded K Ryan Succop and a 2016 6th round pick to Chicago for K Robbie Gould.
San Francisco traded P Dustin Colquitt and a 2016 6th round pick to Arizona for P Sam Koch.
San Francisco traded RE Johnny Jolly and a 2016 3rd round pick to Miami for RE Olivier Vernon.
WR Mario Manningham signed with San Francisco.
LG Rob Sims (SF) was released.
WR Devin Hester signed with San Francisco.
WR Josh Gordon (SEA) re-signed for 7 years, $85.5M.
RG J.R. Sweezy (SEA) re-signed for 5 years, $8.85M.
CB Jeremy Lane (SEA) re-signed for 4 years, $4.36M.
MLB Bobby Wagner (SEA) re-signed for 7 years, $52.3M.
QB Russell Wilson (SEA) re-signed for 7 years, $145M.
ROLB Bruce Irvin (SEA) re-signed for 6 years, $42.6M.


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