Emerald Madden League: 2015 Week 3 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 3 of the 2015 season. User teams in caps.

Colts 20, PATRIOTS 14

NE (1-2, Week 4 @ IND):
Tom Brady: 14/27, 194 yds, 2 INT
Bruce Adams: 8 att, 24 yds, TD
Rob Gronkowski: 5 rec, 89 yds
Duron Haromon: 55-yd INT return for TD

IND:
Andrew Luck: 13/16, 208 yds, TD, INT
Vick Ballard: 19 att, 57 yds, TD
Lance Moore: 2 rec, 68 yds

JAGUARS 28, Saints 7

JAX (2-1, Week 4 @ HOU):
Blake Bortles: 11/12, 119 yds, TD
Ryan Mathews: 25 att, 125 yds, 2 TD
Marqise Lee: 3 rec, 31 yds, TD
Evan Marsh: 2 sacks

NO:
Drew Brees: 13/18, 155 yds, TD
Danny Woodhead: 4 att, 16 yds
Kenny Stills: 5 rec, 57 yds

PANTHERS 35, Texans 6

CAR (3-0, Week 4 vs. NO):
Cam Newton: 16/31, 401 yds, 3 TD, INT
Robert Turbin: 8 att, 42 yds, TD
Sammy Watkins: 8 rec, 260 yds, 2 TD
Star Lotulelei: 2 sacks
D.J. Hayden: fumble return for TD

HOU:
Case Keenum: 27/40, 185 yds, INT
Arian Foster: 9 att, 32 rush yds, 8 rec, 46 rec yds
DeAndre Hopkins: 5 rec, 36 yds

GIANTS 24, EAGLES 3

NYG (3-0, Week 4 vs. WAS):
Derek Carr: 16/20, 169 yds, TD
Stevan Ridley: 15 att, 26 yds, TD
Jimmy Graham: 6 rec, 72 yds
Janoris Jenkins: INT return for TD

PHI (1-2, Week 4 @ ATL):
Nick Foles: 7/9, 44 yds, INT
Chandler Harnish: 5/9, 34 yds
David Wilson: 14 att, 81 yds
Riley Cooper: 3 rec, 43 yds

SEAHAWKS 28, Browns 7

SEA (3-0, Week 4 bye):
Russell Wilson: 28/47, 484 yds, 4 TD, 4 INT
Mark Ingram: 12 att, 47 yds
Josh Gordon: 10 rec, 184 yds
Percy Harvin: 6 rec, 124 yds, 2 TD
Michael Bennett: 6 sacks
Richard Sherman: 2 INT

CLE:
Lenny Easton: 16/23, 185 yds, TD, 2 INT
Ben Tate: 9 att, 29 yds
Demetre Nixon: 2 rec, 80 yds, TD
Josh Norman: 3 INT

BENGALS 44, Ravens 14

CIN (3-0, Week 4 @ OAK):
Andy Dalton: 28/38, 336 yds, 2 TD, INT
A.J. McCarron: 4/6, 35 yds, TD, INT
Giovani Bernard: 17 att, 79 rush yds, 2 rush TD, 6 rec, 80 rec yds
Tyler Eifert: 7 rec, 124 yds, TD
Geno Atkins: 3 sacks, safety

BAL:
Joe Flacco: 10/17, 174 yds, 2 TD, INT
Ray Rice: 10 att, 38 yds
Ted Ginn: 1 rec, 68 yds, TD

VIKINGS 35, Chiefs 13

MIN (2-1, Week 4 @ GB):
Eli Manning: 26/43, 436 yds, 5 TD
Le’Veon Bell: 8 att, 27 rush yds, 6 rec, 55 rec yds, rec TD
Julio Jones: 6 rec, 158 yds, TD
Jeremy Maclin: 8 rec, 151 yds, 3 TD
Ndamukong Suh: 2 sacks
Clay Matthews: 2 sacks
Avery Greer: 2 sacks

KC:
Alex Smith: 16/27, 184 yds, 2 INT
Jamaal Charles: 15 att, 45 rush yds, 5 rec, 76 rec yds
Dwayne Bowe: 4 rec, 55 yds

49ERS 42, Rams 17

SF (2-1, Week 4 @ ARI):
Matt Barkley: 33/43, 429 yds, 4 TD, 2 INT
Trent Richardson: 7 att, 38 yds
Randall Cobb: 10 rec, 147 yds
Roy Helu: 5 att, 34 rush yds, 8 rec, 109 rec yds, rec TD
Michael Crabtree: 5 rec, 42 yds, 2 TD
Marcell Dareus: 4 sacks
Ray McDonald: 2 sacks
Olivier Vernon: 2 sacks
Patrick Willis: 2 sacks
Leodis McKelvin: 60-yd INT return for TD
Corey Lemonier: fumble return for TD

STL:
Sam Bradford: 15/26, 219 yds, 2 TD, INT
Zac Stacy: 9 att, 35 yds
Jared Cook: 7 rec, 88 yds, 2 TD

BRONCOS 21, Steelers 17

DEN (2-1, Week 4 @ BAL):
Johnny Manziel: 15/29, 260 pass yds, 2 pass TD, 2 INT, 10 att, 90 rush yds, rush TD
Darren Sproles: 3 att, 11 yds
Antonio Gates: 6 rec, 99 yds, TD

PIT:
Peyton Manning: 19/25, 178 yds, TD
Andre Ellington: 13 att, 32 yds
Brice Boatwright: 4 rec, 71 yds, TD

Standings

AFC North
BENGALS 3-0
Ravens 2-1
Browns 1-1-1
Steelers 0-3

AFC South
Colts 3-0
JAGUARS 2-1
Texans 2-1
Titans 1-2

AFC East
Dolphins 2-1
PATRIOTS 1-2
Jets 1-2
Bills 0-3

AFC West
BRONCOS 2-1
Raiders 2-1
Chiefs 1-2
Chargers 0-2-1

NFC North
Packers 3-0
VIKINGS 2-1
Lions 0-3
Bears 0-3

NFC South
PANTHERS 3-0
Buccaneers 2-1
Saints 0-3
Falcons 0-3

NFC East
GIANTS 3-0
Redskins 2-1
EAGLES 1-2
Cowboys 1-2

NFC West
SEAHAWKS 3-0
Cardinals 2-1
49ERS 2-1
Rams 0-3

News & Notes

Carolina traded LT nate Chandler, a 2017 4th round pick, and a 2017 5th round pick to Tampa Bay for RT Demar Dotson.
Carolina traded RG Uche Nwaneri and a 2017 3rd round pick to Dallas for RG Zack Martin.
Carolina traded LG RIchie Incognito and a 2017 1st round pick to St. Louis for LG Greg Robinson.
QB Johnny Manziel (DEN) was voted AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
QB Eli Manning (MIN) was voted NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
CB Champ Bailey signed with the New York Giants.
CB Janoris Jenkins (NYG) re-signed for 6 years, $57M.
HB Terrance West (NYG) was released.
WR Miles Austin signed with the New York Giants.
New York Giants traded CB Champ Bailey, WR Miles Austin, and a 2016 1st round pick to Houston for LE J.J. Watt.
WR Josh Cribbs signed with the New York Giants.
New York Giants traded WR Josh Cribbs to Chicago for 3 2016 6th round picks.
WR Brad Smith signed with the New York Giants.
New York Giants traded WR Brad Smith to Buffalo for a 2017 4th round pick.
WR Derek Hagan signed with the New York Giants.
New York Giants traded WR Derek Hagan to New Orleans for a 2017 4th round pick.
WR Quinton Patton signed with the New York Giants.
New York Giants traded WR Quinton Patton, WR Perry Mathis, and 2017 1st round pick to Kansas City for HB Jamaal Charles.
HB Chauncey Holliday (NYG) was released.
WR Ramses Barden signed with the New York Giants.
QB Nick Foles (PHI) suffered a shoulder tear and will miss 3 weeks.
QB Mark Sanchez signed with Philadelphia.
QB Connor Shaw (PHI) was released.
RE Fletcher Cox (PHI) was re-signed for 5 years, $22.8M.
LE Michael Bennett (SEA) was voted NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
RG David DeCastro (SF) re-signed for 6-years $37.8M.

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