A couple of guys here at the NFL Network studios were having a conversation about "Breaking Bad" the other day, when somebody walked into the room and said, "Don't spoil anything!" You figured the aforementioned person might have been an episode or two behind and didn't want to hear the conversation.
But no, this person was actually six seasons behind.
Are you freaking kidding me?
Spoilers are out of control, people. I mean, you can't even have a "Star Wars" conversation without somebody getting bent out of shape about it.
With that in mind, let me give you the appropriate spoiler alert because Madden NFL 25 ran a simulation on the entire season to see exactly what is going to happen. If you don't want the upcoming season ruined for you, I suggest you turn away.
Again, please turn away...
- Here are your AFC Playoff teams in order, according to Madden: The New England Patriots, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens. So, there's going to be no difference in last year's playoff teams? Well, that's not going to happen. There is too much turnover from year to year in the NFL for all six teams to make the playoffs.
- Your NFC playoff teams: The San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins. Well at least Madden NFL 25 understood the Vikings were a bit fortunate last year to make the playoffs. And proper deference was given to the return of Sean Payton.
- What about Adrian Peterson? He falls short of his goal of 2,500 yards, but he is simulated to rush for 2,139 yards. So Peterson still would become the first player in NFL history with back-to-back 2,000-yard seasons.
- Peyton Manning is on pace for 112 touchdown passes this season. This makes Madden's simulation of 43 touchdown passes seem a little less gaudy. At least Madden realizes Manning still has trouble winning in the playoffs. Manning also goes for 5,323 yards.