Through the first week of play in real life of the NFL, some 81.5 million games have been played in Madden NFL, according to this video commissioned by EA Sports. The teams taken online most so far are the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles (rated No. 5 and No. 3, respectively, as "teams to help you win" in the game's official Prima Guide.)

After that, it's no surprise that more than 11,000 gamers saw Dallas in a head-to-head matchup against its real world opponent New York, which the Cowboys won 57 percent of the time. Far fewer gamers decided to take either the Redskins or Saints or the Bengals and Ravens.