Each week during the season I will run a full simulation of the Giants game. All Madden, 15 minute quarters, injuries and depth charts up to date to the best of my ability. So with that said, here’s the Madden 25 Week 8 Recap:
Eli, Peyton Lead the Charge, Beat Eagles 37-13
Manning and Hillis combined for 4 touchdowns, and the defense stepped up when it needed to for the Giants 2nd victory of the year.
Just like last week, the defense buckled down close to its own end zone, this time, allowing the opposing offense to score one TD.
Eli led the way throwing 28-41 for 306 and 3, adding 1 interception. He made sure he spread the ball around the field:
- Myers: 12 for 108 and 1.
- Cruz: 5 for 83 and 2.
- Nicks: 5 for 49.
- Randle: 5 for 46.
With Jacobs sidelined for a second straight week, Peyton Hillis had a very productive showing, rushing 23 times for 140 yards and a TD.
The Giants defenses limited Vick through the air, only completing 16 of his 20 passes for 142 yards, a TD, and an interception. He also escaped down field for 28.
Shady McCoy doubled the amount of yards he put up in the teams previous match up posting 105 on 18 carries, but he was held scoreless. He also caught 6 balls for 36 yards.
For the Eagles their receiving production broke down like this:
- Avant: 5 for 62.
- Cooper: 2 for 10 and 1 TD.
- Desean: 1 for 15.
Obviously holding Desean Jackson to 1 reception was a huge accomplishment for this Giants secondary. Trumaine McBride got the start opposite Prince and held his own all game.
A big story this game was the awakening of this Giants pass rush. Against Minnesota, they showed they could get after the quarterback but only sacked him once, this week it was a different story.
Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck combined for 7 sacks on the day, 4 and 3 respectively.
The Kickers got their money’s worth as well. Josh Brown went 3 for 3 and Alex Henery went 2 for 2.
With the Giants first win of the season, Madden received its first loss, bringing the record to 6-1. Jacobs did make the trip with the team but he may not play, so I buried him in the depth chart to be on the safe side. This is the first Giants victory in my Madden 25 simulations, so let’s hope it becomes reality tomorrow. 2-6 here we come!