To say that Madden football is only a video game, would be like saying the Lombardi Trophy is just some award. Alright, that might be a bit of a stretch, but it’s not just the gamers who pay attention to the Madden ratings, the players take note, too.
Remember DeAngelo Hall moaning on his Twitter account last year because he felt that his Madden rating was too low?
So you know that players are paying close attention to the Madden NFL 11 ratings, which were released on Monday. This comes as no surprise, but the Saints and the Colts are the top two teams. (via Game Spot).
The Saints (overall rating 92) and the Colts (91) had their ratings fall off the 2010 game, but still hold the top spot. The real question … who is No. 3? That’s the Ravens. Rounding out the top ten are the Jets, Vikings, Packers, Cowboys, Patriots, Bengals and Chargers.
The Chargers had their rating fall by four points. Did LaDainian Tomlinson and Antonio Cromartie mean that much? Or is Ryan Mathews rated way too low?
The Cardinals, however, took the biggest hit, down eight points to 79. Guess that is what happens when your potential future Hall of Fame quarterback — Kurt Warner — retires, along with a near roster purge on defense.