Overall record - 27-37
The Giants have beaten me more than I've beaten them, but they also gave a insane contract to my old QB. It was always interesting to see how old Nick Foles was doing in New Jersey. Always a fun defensive game and the patented McManus defense usually trumps mine in the end.
COWBOYS (Beyond The Game)
Some of the best (and worst) games I've played in all of Madden. We've had close games and we've had blowouts. But 7 times out of 8, the Cowboys have got the win. Pretty one sided, but always a fun matchup.
Perrin had a real tough time when he first took over the Skins. But over the seasons, I'm pretty sure we're either even on wins against each other or he's managed to edge one out on me there as well. Another one of my QBs went to him after he was cut in the preseason. Eagles quarterbacks just don't like leaving the division it seems.
Notable Draft picks -
2015 1st Round Pick 18 - CB Zeke Carr
Stats - 131 tackles, 2 sacks, 10 INTs, 1 TD, 1 FF, 3 FR, 17 deflections
Analysis - Struggled with confidence since he got here, which seems to the norm for CBs. His Slow development really stopped him from progressing how i wanted, but by the end he progressed from a 75 OVR to an 86 OVR. His biggest attribute was Speed and catching and was great in man coverage.
2015 4th Round Pick 18 - TE Tevita Cousins
Stats - 76 rec, 1,065 yards, 8 TDs
Analysis - First two years he was a backup to Ertz, but this past season hes was promoted to the number 1 TE and has been a great security blanket. Gets open and has good hands. One of my favourite draft picks. Has superstar dev so i think had i put him as starter his first season he could be an elite TE by now.
2015 5th Round Pick 18 - QB Adrian Herring
Stats - 248 yards, 2 TDs, 5 INTs, 2 sacks, 61% comp
Analysis - Started one game for me, not because of injury, but because i was getting real tired of Foles throwing 5 picks a game. By the look of the stats, this didn't change much, but he has been my sole backup for the past 2 seasons. Luckily i haven't needed him though.
2016 1st Round Pick 10 - QB Louis Bray
Stats - 6228 yards, 45 TDS, 77 INTs, 65 sacks, 59% comp
Analysis - The Eagles QB of the future. Well, for me he was. Its been rough sailing with Bray, but he's won us games. Lots of picks (most of which were my fault) but still rocking the 91 OVR, I just needed to pump him full of confidence after every game! His passing stats haven't been good, but i feel a lot of that was due to not having a go to receiver. When all your receivers are less than 80 OVR and all at 0 confidence, its not easily getting those completions. Won the OROY award.
2017 1st Round Pick 9 - RE Donald Barclay
Stats - 21 tackles, 9 sacks, 2 FR, 1 TD
Analysis - complete beast at getting to the QB, and a decent run stuffer as well. Has anchored my defensive line this season and has given me some much needed size inside.
2017 3rd Round Pick 9 - SS Martinez McKay
Stats - 63 tackles, 2 sacks, 7 INTs, 1 TD, 5 deflections
Analysis - still surprised he fell to the third round, he's been an absolute hero for the Eagles. Potential DROY, one of my favourite players on my roster.
Key Players -
HB Lesean McCoy
Stats - 959 att, 4,933 rush yards, 39 TDs, 14 fumbles, 154 rec, 1386 receiving yards, 4 rec TDs
Analysis - I wasn't about to forget McCoy, who has been the workhorse of this offense the entire franchise. He's hovered around 1300 rush yards a season when been fully healthy and has won me more games than i can count.
OLB - Brandon Graham
Stats - 190 tackles, 41 sacks, 2 INT, 10 deflections,1 FF
Analysis - I user this guy most of the time, to no surprise from my divisional opponents. His 97 Power move make him an ridiculous force on the outside and probably would have crossed 20 sacks this year had he not been injured for 6 weeks.
OLB Trent Cole -
Stats - 232 tackles, 47 sacks, 2 INTs, 1 TD, 10 deflections, 3 FF, 2 FR
Analysis - On the other side is Trent Cole. He's been a complete monster all along and has been one of the most consistent players on my team.
MLB Mychal Kendricks
Stats - 325 tackles, 7 sacks, 12 INTs, 26 deflections, 5 FF, 2 FR, 2 safeties, 5 TDs
Analyisis - Im starting to realise I like my linebacker corps. Kendricks has been a turnover machine for me, and always has a good chance to take them back to the house with his great speed. Hes really been the centrepiece of my whole defense since the first season and lack of confidence hasnt stopped him from being one of my best players.
Overall, its been full of ups and downs. Had trouble winning games ever since the confidence of my entire team took a nose dive but managed to keep it afloat enough to still compete in most of my games. Fun franchise none the less and really looking forward to what next years will bring!