Emerald Madden League ’16: 2016 Week 1 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 the 2015 off season. User teams are in caps.

NOTE: The Atlanta Falcons relocated and are now the London Bulldogs (LB). The Tampa Bay Buccaneers also relocated and are now the London Black Knights (LBK).

BENGALS 41, Redskins 28

CIN (1-0, Week 2 @ PIT):
Johnny Manziel: 21/29, 417 yds, 2 TD, INT
Jeremy Hill: 18 att, 91 yds, TD
Giovani Bernard: 10 att, 31 yds, 2 TD
A.J. Green: 4 rec, 158 yds, TD
Michael Johnson: 2 sacks
Brandon Boykin: 2 INT

WAS:
Robert Griffin III: 28/46, 331 yds, TD, 2 INT
Alfred Morris: 26 att, 140 yds, 2 TD
Pierre Garcon: 11 rec, 187 yds

COWBOYS 35, Bears 18

DAL (1-0, Week 2 vs. NYG):
Tony Romo: 22/28, 299 yds, 3 TD, 2 INT
Darren McFadden: 20 att, 128 yds, TD
Terrance Williams: 9 rec, 109 yds, TD
DeMarcus Lawrence: 2 sacks
Andrew Gachkar: 2 INT

CHI:
Brock Osweiler: 15/29, 222 yds, TD, 2 INT
DeMarco Murray: 10 att, 37 yds
Martellus Bennett: 3 rec, 67 yds
Lardarius Webb: 54-yd INT return for TD

Texans 34, CHARGERS 16

SD (0-1, Week 2 vs. CLE):
Philip Rivers: 33/47, 301 yds, TD, 2 INT
Branden Oliver: 6 att, 25 yds, TD
Ladarius Green: 8 rec, 103 yds

HOU:
Austin Davis: 11/19, 233 yds, TD
Trent Richardson: 37 att, 109 yds, TD
Coby Fleener: 4 rec, 120 yds, TD
Whitney Mercilus: 2 sacks
Bobby Wagner: 2 INT, INT return for TD

RAVENS 35, Steelers 13 (SIM)

BAL (1-0, Week 2 vs. BUF)

PACKERS 24, Lions 17 (SIM)

GB (1-0, Week 2 vs. TEN)

JETS 48, Bills 45

NYJ (1-0, Week 2 vs. STL):
Andy Dalton: 26/42, 441 yds, 6 TD, 3 INT
Lamar Miller: 16 att, 152 yds, TD
Devin Smith: 4 rec, 97 yds, 2 TD
Kasey James: 7 rec, 89 yds, 3 TD

BUF:
E.J. Manuel: 12/22, 319 yds, 3 TD, INT
LeSean McCoy: 20 att, 55 yds
Tevin Coleman: 3 att, 23 yds, 2 TD
Sammy Watkins: 4 rec, 152 rec yds, 2 rec TD, 94-yd kickoff return for TD
Charles Clay: 5 rec, 127 yds
Jerry Hughes: 2 sacks
Ryan Mundy: 2 INT

CHIEFS 28, Saints 10

KC (1-0, Week 2 vs. DEN):
Alex Smith: 17/23, 191 yds, 3 TD, 2 INT
Marshawn Lynch: 18 att, 119 rush yds, rush TD, 3 rec, 32 rec yds, rec TD
Malcolm Reedy: 4 rec, 60 yds

NO:
Drew Brees: 13/19, 161 yds, TD, INT
Mark Ingram: 9 att, 32 yds
Doug Baldwin: 6 rec, 101 yds, TD

COLTS 29, Broncos 16

IND (1-0, Week 2 @ CHI):
Andrew Luck: 17/20, 215 yds, 3 TD
Ben Darman: 18 att, 125 yds
T.Y. Hilton: 5 rec, 68 yds, 2 TD
Brandon Riley: safety

DEN:
Landry Jones: 9/12, 95 yds, 2 TD
Sam Bradford: 9/18, 104 yds
Matt Forte: 10 att, 30 yds
Demaryius Thomas: 5 rec, 52 yds, TD

GIANTS 38, EAGLES 14

NYG (1-0, Week 2 @ DAL):
Sam Jordan: 14/23, 321 yds, 3 TD, INT
Jaylun Edwards: 14 att, 62 yds, 2 TD
Odell Beckham: 3 rec, 122 yds, TD
Josh Gordon: 2 rec, 73 yds, 2 TD

PHI (0-1, Week 2 vs. MIN):
Devin McKnight: 12/30, 184 yds, 2 TD, INT
Jabyess Jackson: 17 att, 43 yds
Zach Ertz: 5 rec, 73 yds
Derek Wolfe: 2 sacks

SEAHAWKS 38, Panthers 27

SEA (1-0, Week 2 @ ARI):
Russell Wilson: 9/13, 293 yds, 4 TD
Jamon Riley: 12 att, 156 yds, TD
Jermaine Kearse: 5 rec, 231 yds, 4 TD

CAR:
Cam Newton: 29/40, 451 yds, 4 TD, 4 INT
Jonathan Stewart: 18 att, 77 yds
Rod Streater: 6 rec, 116 yds
Victor Cruz: 7 rec, 115 yds, TD
Devin Funchess: 3 rec, 80 yds, 2 TD

BULLDOGS 38, BLACK KNIGHTS 21

LB (1-0, Week 2 vs. NO):
Matt Ryan: 12/18, 162 pass yds, pass TD, 2 INT, 1 att, 10 rush yds, rush TD
Russell Davis: 19 att, 151 yds, 2 TD
Julio Jones: 3 rec, 55 yds
Vic Beasley: 2 sacks
Zaviar Gooden: 3 INT
Zach Brown: 2 INT
Desmond Trufant: 84-yd INT return for TD

LBK (0-1, Week 2 vs. SF):
Jameis Winston: 6/23, 144 yds, TD, 8 INT
C.J. Anderson: 23 att, 189 yds, 2 TD
Taylor Gabriel: 1 rec, 75 yds, TD
Shaquelle Tracy: 2 INT

Standings

AFC North
RAVENS 1-0
BENGALS 1-0
Steelers 0-1
Browns 0-1

AFC SOuth
Texans 1-0
Jaguars 1-0
COLTS 1-0
Titans 0-1

AFC East
JETS 1-0
Dolphins 1-0
Patriots 1-0
Bills 0-1

AFC West
CHIEFS 1-0
Raiders 0-1
CHARGERS 0-1
Broncos 0-1

NFC North
PACKERS 1-0
Vikings 1-0
Lions 0-1
Bears 0-1

NFC SOUTH
BULLDOGS 1-0
Panthers 0-1
Saints 0-1
BLACK KNIGHTS 0-1

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

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

News & Notes

LE Justin Tuck signed with Cincinnati.
WR Miles Austin signed with Cincinnati.
WR Leonard Hankerson signed with Cincinnati.
WR Danny Amendola signed with Dallas.
WR Ted Ginn signed with Dallas.
ROLB Robert Mathis (GB) was released.
K Ryan Succop signed with Green Bay.
C Lyle Sendelin signed with Indianapolis.
HB Derron King (IND) was released.
FB Matthew Tucker signed with Indianapolis.
HB Toby Gerhart signed with Indianapolis.
WR Greg Little signed with Indianapolis.
LOLB Emmanuel Lamur signed with Indianapolis.
QB Colt McCoy signed with Indianapolis.
LG Zane Beadles signed with Indianapolis.
WR Robert Meachem signed with Kansas City.
LG Logan Mankins signed with the London Black Knights.
CB Greg Toler signed with the London Black Knights.
CB Isaiah Frey signed with the London Black Knights.
ROLB Robert Mathis signed with the London Black Knights.
HB Andre Ellington signed with the London Black Knights.
CB Josh Wilson signed with the London Black Knights.
HB Reggie Bush signed with the London Bulldogs.
TE Ben Hartsock signed with the London Bulldogs.
DT Ricky Havili-Heimuli (LB) was released.
CB Tony Carter signed with the London Bulldogs.
CB Tharold Simon signed with the London Bulldogs.
WR Leonard Hankerson (LB) was released.
WR Andre Roberts signed with the London Bulldogs.
LT Nate Garner signed with the London Bulldogs.
RT James Brewer signed with the London Bulldogs.
LE Cam Thomas signed with the London Bulldogs.
RE Tyson Jackson signed with the London Bulldogs.
ROLB Jonathan Casillas signed with the London Bulldogs.
MLB Zaviar Gooden (LB) was voted NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
RE Lawrence Sidbury signed with the New York Giants.
SS Antoine Bethea signed with the New York Giants.
K Shaun Suisham signed with the New York Jets.
WR Harry Douglas signed with the New York Jets.
K John Potter (NYJ) was released.
QB Andy Dalton (NYJ) was voted AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
QB Ryan Mallett signed with Seattle.
Seattle traded a 2017 7th round pick to New England for RE Zach Moore.
Seattle traded a 2018 7th round pick to Jacksonville for ROLB Jeremiah George.
Seattle traded a 2017 1st round pick and a 2017 3rd round pick to Denver for DT Parker Carter.
CB Shaquille Richardson signed with Seattle.
FS Thomas Decoud signed with Seattle.
WR Jermaine Kearse (SEA) was voted NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

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