Summary: This game is lousy. It makes presumptions about the NFL season, that are quite frankly ridiculous, in this age of near parity with salary caps etc. It simulates the teams based on the previous years performance, than you go through the motions of selecting plays, only to have them upendded by the almighty Buc's (the real Buc's are of course on ice for post season). It actually simulates New England as an imcompetent team, and Tampa and Miami as nearly unbeatable.
Summary: I got this game for Christmas and I only played it a couple of times before I got sick of it.. The graphics are good, but the plays are totally off the wall and listed in a way that makes it really hard to follow. The AI commentators are even more irritating than Madden and not used in a clever way like on previous Madden games. Also, you can't challenge bad calls. It's no good!
Summary: This is a very solid game, probably the best 989 football game in a very long time. The gameplay has been tweaked, in all the right ways. One of the only downsides is you have to put in time to learn how to play defense properly. Cause at first you cant stop the computer from doing anything. And alot of times receivers are too wide open for their own good(on your team and the computers).