Madden 11 Player Ratings Leaked: Six Cardinals Make The Cut

I know, I know ... I'm late breaking the Madden 11 player ratings news, but nonetheless, I did. The ratings were leaked out yesterday for each of the top players, eight at each position. As you can expect, only six Cardinals made the cut. I know they haven't been the most dominant team, but they've won the division in back to back years and lost to the Super Bowl champs in each playoff appearance. For the division, the Cardinals held the lead with six players, the 49ers had five, the Rams had three, and the Seahawks had none.

The complete table that I worked vigorously on is after the jump. So are some of my thoughts on the ratings.

For the top half of the table:

  • Six players with the highest rating (99) is much more then what we've seen in years past. I don't mind it. There are elite players in the league. I'm just wondering why Larry Fitzgerald didn't make it, especially since he was a 99 last year and hasn't changed at all in that span. Maybe they were kissing his butt for him to be on the cover.
  • For the quarterbacks, there isn't much to argue about here. I do find it interesting that the Cards played four of those QBs last season, and will play four of them this season, as well.
  • The running backs look good to me, although Peterson seems a bit high since he's fumbled so much in his career/last year. At wide receiver, I guess we know who the Madden Developers think is the best wide out in the game. At least give them the same rating.
  • From the tight ends through the offensive line, everything looks fair. I was interested to see if Levi would've made the jump since he was a Pro Bowl alternate last year - no luck there. Glad to see Faneca make the list.

Top Players

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Quarterbacks

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Running Backs

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Wide Receivers

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Chris Johnson 99 Drew Brees 99 Chris Johnson 99 Andre Johnson 98
Patrick Willis 99 Peyton Manning 99 Adrian Peterson 98 Larry Fitzgerald 97
Darelle Revis 99 Tom Brady 95 Mourice Jones-Drew 96 Brandon Marshall 96
Jared Allen 99 Aaron Rodgers 94 Steven Jackson 95 Reggie Wayne 96
Drew Brees 99 Phillip Rivers 94 Frank Gore 93 Randy Moss 95
Peyton Manning 99 Brett Favre 92 DeAngelo Williams 92 Roddy White 93
Ryan Clady 98 Tony Romo 90 Ray Rice 90 Steve Smith 92
Adrian Petereson 98 Matt Shaub 89 Michael Turner 90 Desean Jackson 91

Tight Ends

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Full Backs

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Left Tackles

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Left Guards

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Tony Gonzalez 98 Tony Richardson 94 Ryan Clady 98 Steve Hutchinson 97
Jason Witten 97 Lousaka Polite 91 Jake Long 96 Logan Mankins 95
Vernon Davis 96 Leonard Weaver 90 Joe Thomas 95 Ben Grubbs 94
Antonio Gates 96 Le'Ron McLain 90 Michael Roos 95 Kris Dielman 93
Dallas Clark 96 Lawrence Vickers 89 Jordan Gross 95 Carl Nicks 91
Heath Miller 90 Ovie Mughelli 88 D'Brickashaw Ferguson 91 Eric Steinback 91
Cris Cooley 89 Madison Hedgecock 86 Jammal Brown 91 Alan Faneca 91
Kellen Winslow 89 Mike Carney 85 Bryant McKinnie 90 Todd Herremans 89

Centers

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Right Guards

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Right Tackles

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Left Ends

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Nick Mangold 97 Jahri Evans 98 Jonathon Stinchcomb 90 Robert Mathis 95
Andre Gurode 92 Chris Snee 96 David Stewart 89 Justin Tuck 92
Jeff Saturday 92 Leonard Davis 89 Damien Woody 89 Richard Seymour 92
Shaun O'Hara 91 Davin Joseph 88 Jeff Otah 86 Luis Castillo 88
Matt Birk 91 Brandon Moore 88 Jared Gaither 86 Antonio Smith 87
Bryan Kalil 90 Bobbie Williams 88 Vernon Carey 86 Calais Campbell 86
Jason Brown 89 Harvey Dahl 87 Ryan Harris 85 Shaun Ellis 86
Dan Koppen 88 Jake Scott 85 Eric Winston 85 Ray Edwards 85

Right Ends

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Defensive Tackles

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R. Outside Linebacker

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L. Outside Linebacker

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Jared Allen 99 Kevin Williams 97 DeMarcus Ware 97 Lamar Woodley 91
Dwight Freeney 97 Vince Wilfork 95 James Harrison 97 Shaun Phillips 91
Mario Williams 95 Jay Ratliff 94 Elvis Dumervil 93 Daryl Smith 89
Trent Cole 95 Kris Jenkins 94 Lance Briggs 92 Thomas Davis 87
Julius Peppers 95 Shaun Rogers 93 Terrell Suggs 90 Brian Cushing 87
Haloti Ngata 94 Casey Hampton 91 Chad Greenway 88 Julian Peterson 86
Darnell Dockett 94 Abrayo Franklin 90 Keith Rivers 86 Brian Orakpo 85
Will Smith 90 Randy Starks 89 Clay Matthews 86 Rey Maualuga 85

Middle Linebacker

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Cornerbacks

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Free Safeties

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Strong Safeties

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Patrick Willis 99 Darrelle Revis 99 Ed Reed 97 Troy Polamalu 97
Jon Beason 96 Nnmandi Asomugha 98 Antwon Bethea 95 Adrian Wilson 96
Ray Lewis 94 Charles Woodson 97 Darren Sharper 94 Bob Sanders 89
David Harris 91 Champ Bailey 95 Nick Collins 93 Brandon Merriweather 88
Barrett Rudd 91 Asante Samuel 94 Oshiomogho Atogwe 92 LaRon Landry 87
London Fletcher 91 Jonathon Joseph 93 Brian Dawkins 90 Tyvon Branch 86
DeMeco Ryans 90 Leon Hall 92 Tenard Jackson 88 Jim Leonard 85
Jonathon Vilma 90 Cortland Finnegan 92 Kerry Rhodes 88 Bernard Pollard 84

Kickers

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Punters

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Robby Gould 95 Shane Lechler 98
Nate Kaeding 95 Andy Lee 94
Rob Bironas 93 Donnie Jones 94
Ryan Longwell 92 Mike Scifres 93
Stephen Gostkowski 91 Mat McBriar 92
Sebastian Janikowski 90 Dustin Colquitt 91
Jason Hanson 89 Brian Moorman 90
David Akers 89 Sam Koch 86

From the bottom half of the table:

  • My first and biggest gripe is the fact that Ben Graham didn't make the punters list. Seriously?! No respect or love for the Aussie. I can deal with Lechler and Lee ahead of him, but that's it. First the Pro Bowl, now this - what's next?
  • My second biggest gripe was that DRC didn't make it in the top eight. Am I the only one surprised by this? I mean, we should never be surprised to see the Cardinals get a lack of respect but DRC needs to be there. I would easily put him ahead of Hall, Samuel, Joseph and Finnegan.
  • I also noticed that Antonio Smith, yes Antonio Smith, was in the top eight at defensive end. I then noticed that he was rated 1 point higher than Calais Campbell. Another crime in the making. It was pleasing to see CC get some recognition however.
  • I find it amusing that Antrel Rolle, Karlos Dansby, and Anquan Boldin weren't listed. We should show this to all the critics out there. I also love how Kerry Rhodes made the list ... barely.
  • It was good to see Dockett and Wilson make the list. If they didn't, there would be hell to pay.

I'll now leave you with the overall team ratings. Of course, the NFC West was ranked the worst. Did you expect anything else?

NFC EAST
Dallas 87
New York Giants 81
Philadelphia 80
Washington 76

NFC NORTH
Minnesota 88
Green Bay 87
Chicago 77
Detroit 68

NFC SOUTH
New Orleans 92
Atlanta 83
Carolina 75
Tampa Bay 69

NFC WEST
Arizona 79
San Francisco 79
Seattle 75
St. Louis 66

AFC EAST
New York Jets 89
New England 86
Miami 78
Buffalo 67

AFC NORTH
Baltimore 90
Cincinnati 86
Pittsburgh 84
Cleveland 70

AFC SOUTH
Indianapolis 91
Houston 78
Tennessee 77
Jacksonville 74

AFC WEST
San Diego 85
Denver 78
Kansas City 71
Oakland 71

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