Both Sides Story: 2013 NFC Championship Game

Here at Stat Box Stories, we traditionally play as the underdog (or as a favorite team) when we put together articles using sports video games.  For this weekend’s NFL Conference Championship Games, the decision was made to introduce a new type of article: Both Sides Story.  With the games of such importance this weekend, instead of playing the game once, each game was played twice: once as each team involved in the match-up.  Both playthroughs had full stats recorded, along with screenshot and video highlights; read on to find out how the Both Sides Story played out for the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons in the 2013 NFC Championship Game!

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Week 2 Recap & Vote for Week 3’s Madden NFL 12 Game

A second week of STAT BOX STORIES has now concluded; here are the links in case you missed anything:

Monday, November 7th: New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons in Madden NFL 12

Tuesday, November 8th: Phoenix Coyotes at Winnipeg Jets in NHL 12

Wednesday, November 9th: FC Barcelona hosts Real Madrid in FIFA 12

Thursday, November 10th: Oregon Ducks at Stanford Cardinal in NCAA Football 12

The next game up in the rotation for fan voting is Madden NFL 12; you as fans have the opportunity to select from four match-ups on the NFL’s Week 11 schedule:

  • Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
  • Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins
  • Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants

To vote, either leave your preferred game choice in the comments here for this entry or head over to Facebook and “Like” STAT BOX STORIES here.  Voting will be open until 7:00PM ET on Saturday, November 12th, 2011.

Here’s how the rest of the Week 3 Schedule looks:

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Colorado Avalanche at Detroit Red Wings

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Los Angeles Galaxy host Seattle Sounders FC

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Oklahoma Sooners at Baylor Bears

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Winner of the Fan Vote

I hope you enjoyed this second week of STAT BOX STORIES; be sure to “Like” the page on Facebook and bookmark the blog to keep up with the latest entries and exciting new developments going forward!

#5: Saints @ Falcons in Madden NFL 12

To kick off the second week of STAT BOX STORIES, I turned to another heated divisional rivalry in the NFL to feature in Madden NFL 12.  Even though the NFC South is prone to being overlooked in favor of other divisions like the AFC East, NFC East, or AFC North, the truth remains that the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints were the last two #1 seeds in the National Football Conference.  Even though that top seed only resulted in a Super Bowl win for New Orleans–with the Falcons falling last year at home to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Packers–the landscape of the NFC South is certainly shifted with these two teams set to battle it out every season; with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers not far behind.

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Week 1 Recap & Vote for Week 2’s NCAA Football 12 Game

The first week of STAT BOX STORIES wrapped up yesterday with my entry on Manchester City hosting Manchester United in FIFA 12.  If–for any reason–you missed any of the entries, feel free to use these quick links here:

Monday, October 31st — NCAA Football 12: LSU at Alabama

Tuesday, November 1st — Madden NFL 12: Ravens at Steelers

Wednesday, November 2nd — NHL 12: Bruins at Canadiens

Thursday, November 3rd — FIFA 12: Manchester City hosts Manchester United

Now, for the voting; in this first vote, I’m going to open up next week’s NCAA Football 12 game to your whims.  Comment on this post with your choice for one of the following match-ups:

  • Oregon Ducks Oregon Ducks at Stanford CardinalStanford Cardinal
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers Nebraska Cornhuskers at Penn State Nittany LionsPenn State Nittany Lions
  • TCU Horned FrogsTCU Horned Frogs at Boise State BroncosBoise State Broncos

The voting will be open until 8:00PM ET on Saturday, November 5th.  Whichever match-up has the most points will be the winner and will be featured as the NCAA Football 12 STAT BOX STORIES entry next week.

Since this is a fan vote, the day for each game to be featured will be on a “sliding” schedule; this means that NCAA Football 12 will be featured next Thursday, and Madden NFL 12 will slide up to Monday, and so on.


 Monday, November 7th, 2011

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Phoenix Coyotes at Winnipeg Jets

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

FC Barcelona hosts Real Madrid

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Winner of the Fan Vote

I sincerely hope that you enjoyed Week 1 of STAT BOX STORIES and hope that you will vote for next week’s NCAA Football 12 showdown and come back next week for another series of game stories.