A perfect 99

With videogames having shot to the forefront of pop culture, the annual release of the Madden NFL Player Ratings is almost as momentous an occasion as their actual performance on the field. Players check their virtual ratings with as or more critical an eye as they do the fine print on their contracts. This year, seven players achieved the perfect overall rating of 99:

  • Champ Bailey

  • Antonio Gates

  • Walter Jones

  • Shane Lechler

  • Peyton Manning

  • Lorenzo Neal

  • Ed Reed

Whoooa Nellie, can't wait to line up to punt with Shane Lechler, I will bring the rain.