Emerald Madden League ’16: 2015 Week 3 Recap

The Emerald Madden League is a Madden NFL 16 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.

GIANTS 30, Redskins 3

NYG (1-2, Week 4 @ BUF):
Ryan Nassib: 18/24, 235 yds, 3 TD
Rashad Jennings: 28 att, 121 yds
Shane Vereen: 4 rec, 70 yds
Johnathan Hankins: 2.5 sacks
Jonathan Babineaux: 2.5 sacks

WAS:
Colt McCoy: 7/15, 55 yds, INT
Alfred Morris: 17 att, 86 yds
DeSean Jackson: 2 rec, 35 yds

FALCONS 51, COWBOYS 21

ATL (3-0, Week 4 vs. HOU):
Matt Ryan: 13/22, 212 yds, 3 TD, 3 INT
Ben Tate: 31 att, 146 yds, 2 TD
Julio Jones: 4 rec, 84 yds, TD
Zaviar Gooden: 6 INT, INT return for TD
Paul Worrilow: 2 INT

DAL (1-2, Week 4 @ NO):
Tony Romo: 19/44, 264 yds, 10 INT
Joseph Randle: 18 att, 104 yds, TD
Dez Bryant: 11 rec, 162 yds
Orlando Scandrick: 104-yd kickoff return for TD

COLTS 29, Titans 26

IND (3-0, Week 4 vs. JAX):
Andrew Luck: 23/41, 441 yds, 4 TD, 4 INT
Frank Gore: 13 att, 32 yds
Donte Moncrief: 5 rec, 138 yds, TD
T.Y. Hilton: 5 rec, 110 yds, 2 TD

TEN:
Marcus Mariota: 11/20, 247 yds, 2 TD, INT
Bishop Sankey: 17 att, 49 yds
Delanie Walker: 6 rec, 74 yds, TD
Blidi Wreh-Wilson: 88-yd INT return for TD

BENGALS 41, Ravens 6

CIN (3-0, Week 4 vs. KC):
Zach Mettenberger: 4/4, 85 yds
Montee Ball: 17 att, 142 rush yds, rush TD, 1 rec, 33 rec yds
Giovani Bernard: 25 att, 125 yds, 3 TD
Jeremy Hill: 15 att, 116 yds, TD
Michael Johnson: 3 sacks

BAL:
Joe Flacco: 2/8, 9 yds
Justin Forsett: 9 att, 109 yds, TD
Dennis Pitta: 1 rec, 7 yds

PATRIOTS 35, Jaguars 24

NE (3-0, Week 4 bye):
Tom Brady: 34/50, 368 yds, 4 TD, 5 INT
LeGarrette Blount: 10 att, 55 yds
Rob Gronkowski: 14 rec, 165 yds, 2 TD

JAX:
Blake Bortles: 7/18, 164 yds, pass TD, 2 INT, 2 att, 10 rush yds, rush TD
Denard Robinson: 14 att, 29 yds, TD
Julius Thomas: 4 rec, 108 yds, TD
Paul Posluszny: 3 INT

EAGLES 28, Jets 25

PHI (2-1, Week 4 @ WAS):
Sam Bradford: 23/26, 230 yds, 4 TD
DeMarco Murray: 20 att, 116 yds
Zach Ertz: 11 rec, 113 yds, 2 TD

NYJ:
Ryan Fitzpatrick: 13/15, 261 yds, 2 TD, INT
Zac Stacy: 9 att, 21 yds
Eric Decker: 3 rec, 96 yds, TD

Texans 34, BUCCANEERS 17

TB (0-3, Week 4 vs. CAR):
Jameis Winston: 18/31, 298 yds, pass TD, 3 INT, rush TD
Doug Martin: 11 att, 34 yds
Mike Evans: 4 rec, 97 yds

HOU:
Ryan Mallett: 13/23, 170 yds, 3 TD, INT
Chris Polk: 21 att, 102 yds, TD
Jaelen Strong: 4 rec, 68 yds, 2 TD

SEAHAWKS 38, Bears 6

SEA (1-2, Week 4 vs. DET):
Russell Wilson: 13/30, 316 yds, 4 TD, INT
Latavius Murray: 16 att, 116 yds, TD
Jimmy Graham: 6 rec, 168 yds, 3 TD

CHI:
Eli Manning: 14/30, 166 yds
Matt Forte: 10 att, 42 yds
Alshon Jeffery: 4 rec, 65 yds
Jeremiah Ratliff: 2 sacks

Broncos 41, LIONS 14

DET (0-3, Week 4 @ SEA):
Matthew Stafford: 11/24, 271 yds, 2 TD, 3 INT
Marshawn Lynch: 2 att, 6 yds
Kelvin Benjamin: 3 rec, 103 yds

DEN:
Peyton Manning: 17/23, 294 yds, 3 TD
C.J. Anderson: 18 att, 59 yds, TD
Demaryius Thomas: 3 rec, 134 yds, TD
T.J. Ward: 2 INT

CHIEFS 41, PACKERS 17

KC (3-0, Week 4 @ CIN):
Alex Smith: 23/31, 292 yds, 3 TD, INT
Jamaal Charles: 27 att, 139 rush yds, 2 rush TD, 3 rec, 4 rec yds, rec TD
Jeremy Maclin: 9 rec, 140 yds

GB (2-1, Week 4 @ SF):
Aaron Rodgers: 8/28, 228 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Eddie Lacy: 11 att, 26 yds
Jordy Nelson: 5 rec, 126 yds

Standings

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

AFC South
COLTS 3-0
Titans 2-1
Jaguars 1-2
Texans 1-2

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

AFC West
CHIEFS 3-0
Broncos 2-1
Chargers 2-1
Raiders 0-3

NFC North
PACKERS 2-1
Vikings 2-1
Bears 0-3
LIONS 0-3

NFC SOuth
FALCONS 3-0
Panthers 2-1
Saints 2-1
BUCCANEERS 0-3

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

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

News & Notes

MLB Zaviar Gooden (ATL) was voted NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
HB Jamaal Charles (KC) was voted AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
LOLB Mark Herzlich (NYG) was released.
New York Giants traded a 2016 7th round pick to Chicago for QB Jay Cutler.
TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) was voted NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Seattle traded TE Luke Willson to Houston for a 2016 3rd round pick.
TE Arthur Lynch signed with Seattle.
Seattle traded LOLB Mike Morgan and a 2016 4th round pick to Oakland for HB Latavius Murray.
Seattle traded LG Terry Poole and a 2017 6th round pick to Baltimore for RG John Urschel.
CB Mike Jenkins (TB) was released.
K Billy Cundiff signed with Tampa Bay.
K Patrick Murray (TB) was released.
P Robert Malone (TB) signed with Tampa Bay.
WR Louis Murphy (TB) was released.
WR Taylor Gabriel signed with Tampa Bay.
TE Luke Stocker (TB) was released.
TE Ben Hartsock signed with Tampa Bay.

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