All-Pro Football 2K8
All-Pro Football 2K8 (abbreviated APF2K8) is a football game for seventh generation consoles and the spiritual successor to the ESPN NFL 2K series. APF2K8 is the first football game to be published by 2K Sports since EA Sports purchased exclusive licenses to the intellectual properties of the NFL and NFLPA; the last football game published by 2K Sports was ESPN NFL 2K5. Barry Sanders, John Elway, and Jerry Rice appear on the cover. All-Pro Football 2K8 features a fictional league called the All-Pro League, or APL. The APL consists of 24 teams that are grouped into six divisions of four teams each, whereas the NFL's 32 teams are grouped into eight divisions of four teams each. Both leagues, however, run a sixteen-game schedule and hold a championship game at the end of the playoffs. Horse-collar tackles, which are illegal in the NFL, are legal in All-Pro 2K8. The user can also initiate late hits after the whistle. However, unlike Midway's Blitz: The League (which also is unlicensed and therefore does not abide by the rules of the National Football League), players are penalized with a fifteen-yard personal foul and therefore receive no benefit from performing such infractions after the whistle. Whereas Blitz is less restrictive, APF2K8 takes a tamer approach.