The Beat

victor-cruz-madden-ratings.jpg POSTED BY EA SPORTS ON Sep 12, 2013

Madden NFL 25 Roster Update: Week 2

Week 1 of the 2013 NFL season is in the books, and what a week it was. NFL quarterbacks combined to throw a whopping 63 touchdown passes, the most of any week in NFL history.

Here are three of this week's biggest movers in the Week 2 roster update.

Click here for a full ratings breakdown.

Broncos QB Peyton Manning tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes, and Thomas was one of the prime beneficiaries. Before Thursday night's season opener, Thomas had just one career catch. In Week 1 alone, he amassed five catches, 110 yards, and two touchdowns. Thomas' OVR rating increased four points from 76 to 80, and he also received five-point boosts to both AWR (63 to 68) and CTH (79 to 84). If Week 1 is any indication, this may not be the last ratings increase we see for the third-year tight end.

In just his second career NFL start under center, Pryor nearly engineered a stunning road upset against the Colts. The former Ohio State Buckeye completed 19 of 29 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown, but even more impressive was his 112 rushing yards, the second most by any player in the league. Pryor's OVR increased three points from 73 to 76, and his ELUS (65 to 75) and BCVision (77 to 88) both saw double-digit increases.

Playing in his first game with the Detroit Lions, Bush showed the versatility and game-breaking ability that made him so coveted in the offseason. Bush totaled 191 yards – 90 rushing and 101 receiving – for the victorious Lions, and his 77-yard touchdown reception was one of the week's best plays. For his efforts, he receives a two-point OVR increase to 85, as well as a two-point boost to his CAR rating (78).

For a full list of this week's roster updates (including injuries), click here.

Order today and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Madden NFL.