so I'm having the same issue too, but I also had about 5 game freezes between the current and previous game also. I'm on PC.
NFLPA and NFL Players, you guys OWN your uniion, MAKE them stop selling YOUR rights to a * game. The NFL isn't the only one in control here. I know you guys all play it, this must make you just as upset as me. To go into a game and expect it to crash, isn't the way it's supposed to be, it really isn't. Tell you're union to work with 2K, then we might get some fixes to the problems that's plagued this game since '04.