Madden 13 Puts The QB On His Back -- And He Still Throws A Touch-downnnnnn

One feature of the new "Infinity Engine" physics system introduced in Madden NFL 13 is the fact that the game knows when the ballcarrier's knee has hit the turf. Evidently, Cleveland's Brandon Weeden's never did here in a game between two teams that have never won the Super Bowl.

After getting sandwiched by the pass rush, Weeden rolls off his defender without touching the ground, stands up, plants his feet and bombs it 75 yards to Greg Little for the touchdown. Can this really happen? We've reached out to Mike Pereira, former NFL supervisor of officials and currently an analyst for Fox Sports, for a ruling.

Either way, Brandon Weeden just joined Greeeeeeeeg Jennings in the pantheon of Players Who Put Da Team On Their Back, Doe, and Do This Shit, For Madden.


    I believe this would be legal. I'm a big NFL fan but I can't claim to be an expert. However a sack would involve getting the QB down to the ground which technically doesn't happen. I could be wrong with an example, but I'm sure last season Tim Tebow was on his way to hitting the ground when his legs got wrapped up, and someone on his team caught him mid-fall, pulled him back up and Tebow continued to then pass the ball. If I find what game it was I will update.

    If it happened in real life, the player would probably roll over out of habit and frustration. But I can see how it would be legal.

    Not a fan of the commentary.

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