Emerald Madden League: 2015 Week 2 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 2 of the 2015 season. User teams in caps.

BENGALS 35, Cardinals 13

CIN (2-0, Week 3 vs. BAL):
Andy Dalton: 20/26, 261 yds, 5 TD, INT
Giovani Bernard: 11 att, 49 rush yds, 2 rec, 37 yds, TD
Angelo Powers: 6 rec, 85 yds, TD
Tyler Eifert: 4 rec, 57 yds, 2 TD
Geno Atkins: 4 sacks
Carlos Dunlap: 2 sacks

ARI:
Ryan Mallett: 21/22, 188 yds, TD
LeGarrette Blount: 12 att, 30 yds
Michael Floyd: 5 rec, 50 yds, TD

EAGLES 38, Cowboys 24

PHI (1-1, Week 3 vs. NYG):
Nick Foles: 20/31, 205 yds, 3 TD
David Wilson: 18 att, 97 yds, TD
Riley Cooper: 7 rec, 58 yds, 3 TD
A.J. Hawk: fumble return for TD

DAL:
Tony Romo: 14/19, 209 yds, TD
Kendall Hunter: 9 att, 20 yds, TD
Calvin Johnson: 2 rec, 116 yds, TD
Barry Church: 2 fumble rec, fumble return for TD

SEAHAWKS 35, Rams 3

SEA (2-0, Week 3 @ CLE):
Russell Wilson: 12/23, 397 yds, 5 TD, 4 INT
Christine Michael: 4 att, 46 yds
Mike Evans: 3 rec, 146 yds, TD
Josh Gordon: 4 rec, 135 yds, 3 TD
Percy Harvin: 5 rec, 116 yds, TD
Michael Bennett: 4 sacks
Jordan Hill: 3 sacks

STL:
Sam Bradford: 21/27, 142 yds, 2 INT
Zac Stacy: 8 att, 15 yds
Tavon Austin: 5 rec, 39 yds
Rey Maualuga: 2 sacks
Robert Quinn: 2 sacks
Morris Claiborne: 2 INT

Chiefs 38, PATRIOTS 7

NE (1-1, Week 3 @ IND):
Tom Brady: 14/36, 164 yds, TD, 4 INT
Bruce Adams: 8 att, 42 yds
Brandon LaFell: 6 rec, 85 yds

KC:
Alex Smith: 12/14, 193 yds, 4 TD, INT
Jamaal Charles: 18 att, 119 rush yds, rush TD, 1 rec, 10 rec yds, rec TD
Roddy White: 5 rec, 67 yds, 2 TD
Tramaine Brock: 3 INT

GIANTS 31, Jets 7

NYG (2-0, Week 3 @ PHI):
Derek Carr: 16/24, 304 yds, 2 TD
Stevan Ridley: 17 att, 75 rush yds, rush TD, 7 rec, 110 rec yds, rec TD
Victor Cruz: 4 rec, 96 yds, TD
Quentin Groves: 2 sacks
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: INT return for TD

NYJ:
Geno Smith: 15/20, 189 pass yds, pass TD, INT, 4 att, 46 rush yds
Marshawn Lynch: 8 att, 16 yds
Shaq Evans: 2 rec, 79 yds, TD

PANTHERS 35, Falcons 7

CAR (2-0, Week 3 vs. HOU):
Cam Newton: 28/38, 444 yds, 5 TD, 3 INT
Robert Turbin: 5 att, 21 yds
Odell Beckham: 11 rec, 167 yds
Cordarrelle Patterson: 10 rec, 148 yds, 3 TD
Sammy Watkins: 5 rec, 126 yds, 2 TD
Greg Hardy: 6 sacks
Charles Johnson: 2 sacks

ATL:
Matt Ryan: 14/18, 81 yds, TD
Adrian Peterson: 8 att, 34 yds
Dontravious Morris: 5 rec, 36 yds, TD

BRONCOS 49, Raiders 14

DEN (1-1, Week 3 vs. PIT):
Johnny Manziel: 20/31, 330 pass yds, 3 INT, 16 att, 141 rush yds, 5 rush TD
Darren Sproles: 9 att, 39 yds, TD
Antonio Gates: 12 rec, 230 yds
Kyle Williams: 3 sacks

OAK:
Colin Kaepernick: 18/28, 199 pass yds, pass TD, INT, 4 att, 21 rush yds
Maurice Jones-Drew: 6 att, 15 rush yds, 6 rec, 18 rec yds, rec TD
Wes Welker: 3 rec, 81 yds
Keith McGill: INT return for TD

49ERS 21, Bears 14

SF (1-1, Week 3 vs. STL):
Matt Barkley: 24/31, 290 yds, 3 TD, 3 INT
Trent Richardson: 6 att, 45 yds
Roy Helu: 9 rec, 74 yds, TD
Navorro Bowman: 2 sacks

CHI:
Jay Cutler: 16/22, 191 yds, 2 TD
Matt Forte: 9 att, 23 yds
Brandon Marshall: 5 rec, 54 yds, 2 TD

VIKINGS 14, Redskins 9

MIN (1-1, Week 3 vs. KC):
Teddy Bridgewater: 18/25, 214 yds, TD, 2 INT
Eli Manning: 3/6, 47 yds, 2 INT
Le’Veon Bell: 16 att, 89 yds
Jeremy Maclin: 7 rec, 86 yds
Avery Greer: 3 sacks
Ndamukong Suh: 2 sacks

WAS:
Robert Griffin III: 14/18, 168 yds, TD, INT
Alfred Morris: 16 att, 73 yds
Andre Roberts: 1 rec, 50 yds, TD
Clifton Geathers: 2 sacks

Colts 19, JAGUARS 13 (OT)

JAX (1-1, Week 3 @ NO):
Blake Bortles: 18/27, 203 yds
Ryan Mathews: 14 att, 33 yds, TD
Cecil Shorts: 8 rec, 75 yds

IND:
Andrew Luck: 16/19, 180 yds, TD
Vick Ballard: 12 att, 47 yds, TD
T.Y. Hilton: 7 rec, 85 yds, TD

Standings

AFC North
Ravens 2-0
BENGALS 2-0
Browns 1-0-1
Steelers -2

AFC South
Colts 2-0
Texans 2-0
JAGUARS 1-1
Titans 1-1

AFC East
PATRIOTS 1-1
Dolphins 1-1
Jets 1-1
Bills 0-2

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

NFC North
Packers 2-0
VIKINGS 1-1
Lions 0-2
Bears 0-2

NFC South
PANTHERS 2-0
Buccaneers 1-1
Falcons 0-2
Saints 0-2

NFC East
GIANTS 2-0
Redskins 1-1
EAGLES 1-1
Cowboys 0-2

NFC West
SEAHAWKS 2-0
Cardinals 1-1
49ERS 1-1
Rams 0-2

News & Notes

QB Cam Newton (CAR) was voted NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
RE Greg Hardy (CAR) was voted NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
DT Geno Atkins (CIN) was voted AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
QB Johnny Manziel (DEN) was voted AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
P Mike Scifres signed with Minnesota.
QB Ryan Nassib (NYG) has been placed on injured reserve.
CB Jayron Hosley (NYG) was released.
CB Buster Skrine (NYG) was released.
CB Asante Samuel signed with the New York Giants.
FS Charles Woodson signed with the New York Giants.
New York Giants traded WR Sidney Rice, WR Miles Austin, and a 2016 1st round pick to Cleveland for CB Joe Haden.
New York Giants traded CB Asante Samuel, CB Terence Newman, and a 2016 3rd round pick to Chicago for WR Alshon Jeffery.
New York Giants traded WR Donnie Avery, CB Javier Arenas, and a 2016 2nd round pick to St. Louis for CB Janoris Jenkins.
SS George Wilson signed with the New York Giants.
WR Nate Washington signed with the New York Giants.
FS Thomas Decoud signed with the New York Giants.
New York Giants traded CB Champ Bailey, CB Schon Sullivan, and a 2017 2nd round pick to New Orleans for TE Jimmy Graham.
CB Alan Ball signed with the New York Giants.
New York Giants traded TE Jyhe Ross and a 2016 5th round pick to Tampa Bay for a 2016 1st round pick.
CB Buster Skrine signed with the New York Giants.
New York Giants traded WR Nate Washington, a 2017 5th round pick, and a 2017 6th round pick to Cleveland for a 2016 1st round pick.
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey signed with the New York Giants.
New York Giants traded TE Fred Davis and a2016 6th round pick to Tampa Bay for a 2016 6th round pick.
RE Adam Snyder signed with the New York Giants.
New York Giants traded WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, SS Byran Curtis, and a 2016 1st round pick to St. Louis for RE Robert Quinn.
HB Terrance West signed with the New York Giants.
RG Brandon Mosley (NYG) was released.
FS Colin Jones (NYG) was released.
WR Miles Austin signed with the New York Giants.
WR Earl Bennett signed with the New York Giants.
New York Giants traded WR Earl Bennett and WR Miles Austin to Cleveland for MLB Sean Lee.
WR Donnie Avery signed with the New York Giants.
New York Giants traded MLB Darryl Sharpton to Chicago for a 2017 4th round pick.
WR Josh Cribbs signed with the New York Giants.
New York Giants traded WR Josh Cribbs, WR Donnie Avery, and a 2017 3rd round pick to Tampa Bay for LT Nate Solder.
WR Ramses Barden signed with the New York Giants.
WR Brad Smith signed with the New York Giants.
New York Giants traded WR Ramses Barden, WR Brad Smith, and a 2016 4th round pick to Kansas City for DT Dontari Poe.
Philadelphia traded LOLB Connor Barwin to Tampa Bay for a 2016 3rd round pick.
CB Sean Smith (SF) re-signed for 3 years, $12.6M.
HB Trent Richardson (SF) re-signed for 6 years, $12.2M.
TE Vernon Davis (SF) re-signed for 6 years, $36M.
San Francisco traded WR Wayne Kitchens, CB Brandon Flowers, and a 2017 7th round pick to Detroit for CB Byron Maxwell.

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