The Week 13 roster and ratings update for EA's Madden NFL 12 is set to go live on Friday, and with it comes many changes for the San Francisco 49ers. I'd like to point out here and now that some of them are absolutely idiotic. The 49ers have always gotten the shaft in the ratings, and it seems like all the increases on their eight-game winning streak were given grudgingly. Now that they lost a game - a very close game that took them three timezones in a short week - they have six players dropping in rating.
Six players. In a close loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore on a Thursday night. More infuriating is the fact that someone like quarterback Alex Smith is getting a decrease - he's dropping from 86 to 85, which is significant since, you know, he's a quarterback. That being said, it's not actually "infuriating" because it's just Madden, but it's actually somewhat hilarious to see just how far the finger is from the pulse sometimes. Still, it's not a total shakedown and the team did lose. Make the jump for the full list of changes.
DL Ray McDonald 83 to 84
P Andy Lee 94 to 96
QB Alex Smith 86 to 85
HB Frank Gore 95 to 94
WR Braylon Edwards 82 to 80
WR Ted Ginn 75 to 74
OL Chilo Rachal 76 to 75
OL Anthony Davis 77 to 76
OL Adam Snyder moved to RG #1 on depth chart
OL Chilo Rachal moved to RG #2 on depth chart
Nice of the folks at EA to realize that roster change that occurred weeks ago.