Dec 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbackBen Roethlisberger
(7) is sacked by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackleGeno Atkins
(97) during the second half of the game at Heinz Field. The Bengals won the game, 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
The latest installment of the popular “Madden” series is out in the form of “Madden 25” which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the second-best football video game franchise of all-time (cough…ESPN NFL 2k5…cough).
As for the Bengals they drew an overall team rating of 81, which I’ve only noticed thus far is one point higher than the Pittsburgh Steelers at 80. Here are some notable player ratings (you can also download the excel file of all 32 NFL teams and players here):
*Andre Smith is the top rated Bengals offensive lineman
* At running back, BenJarvus Green-Ellis got an 82 rating compared to Giovani Bernard’s 75. What’s the over/under as to how many roster updates until that get’s fixed?
*At tight end, Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert drew and 80 rating.
*Geno Atkins was the the No. 3 defensive lineman in the league
*James Harrison is the highest rated Bengals linebacker
*Backup guard Mike Pollak scored a 77, which is higher than Trevor Robinson (76) and starter Kyle Cook (75). Cook has played very well this preseason, and I expect him to be around an 80 by the final roster update this year. Cooks rating is also just a point higher than Dennis Roland (74).
*Fourth-stringer Zac Robinson got an 64 rating. I just find that randomly overrated for someone who’s spent his entire career on the practice squad.
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