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Madden NFL 25 Defensive Player Ratings

EA SPORTS has revealed the Madden NFL 25 player ratings for defense today. The top five defensive players at each position are below.

Click here to see the full list of ratings for every player in Madden NFL 25. Fans can also check out the offensive ratings roundup.

DEFENSIVE LINE
1. J.J. Watt (99)
T-2. Cameron Wake (97)
T-2. Geno Atkins (97)
4. Muhammad Wilkerson (96)
5. DeMarcus Ware (94)

The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year was a no-brainer for a 99 rating after racking up 20.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and perhaps most impressive of all, 16 passes defended last season. Watt brings 97 Strength, 99 Power Moves and 98 Block Shedding to the table.

LINEBACKERS
T-1. Von Miller (97)
T-1. Patrick Willis (97)
T-3. Aldon Smith (95)
T-3. Clay Matthews (95)
5. Lance Briggs (94)

Von Miller made his second consecutive Pro Bowl last season after finishing the year with 18.5 sacks and fix forced fumbles. His 88 Speed, 99 Finesse Moves, and 99 Pursuit Ratings make him nearly unstoppable around the edge.

SECONDARY
1. Darrelle Revis (97)
T-2. Richard Sherman (96)
T-2. Eric Weddle (96)
T-4. Charles Tillman (95)
T-4. Jarius Byrd (95)

New uniform, same shutdown corner. Despite injury, Darrelle Revis is still the top-ranking DB in Madden NFL 25 thanks in part to his 93 Speed, 98 Man Coverage and 94 Zone Coverage.

For a complete list of Madden player ratings, click here.

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Details on First Patch for NCAA Football 14

EA Sports today had the first post-release patch for NCAA Football 14 go live on the Xbox 360 and PS3. The list of fixes provided by the company is not expansive – there was more done than just what is mentioned here – but these are the primary issues addressed. 

Formation Subs Exploit
Fixed an exploit that allowed users to disconnect an online H2H game without receiving a loss or affecting DNF %

Coaching Carousel Update
Fixed an issue that prevented non-commissioner user teams from being offered new jobs in Online Dynasty

Defensive Back Hot Route Adjustment
Fixed an issue where some Defensive Back Hot Routes would not react correctly

Old Dominion Update
Fixed an issue where Old Dominion is referred to as “Big Blue” and not “Monarchs”

Vignette Slowdown
Addressed an issue where postplay vignettes did not trigger after touchdowns.

Grey Facemask Issue (PS3)
Fixed an issue where some teams had a grey facemask in-game regardless of user modifications on the PlayStation 3

PS3 Optimization
PS3 players will notice a much quicker overall experience with reduced hitches.

NCAA FOOTBALL ULTIMATE TEAM UPDATES
♦Fixed issue where Team Skill OVR ratings appeared to be 99, but were actually only a 94
♦Players may see their OVR Team Skill Ratings adjusted after applying the title update
♦Please note that individual player OVR ratings have not changed at all.

Features List For NBA 2k14 (Xbox 360 & PS3)

2K Sports has released the full features list for NBA 2K14 specific to the Xbox 360 and PS3. The company has yet to address next-gen in any fashion but did confirm today that Crew mode won’t be available on the Xbox One or PS4.

New in this release are daily attribute and streak updates for players, “Smart Play Button” to make an automatic situational play call, six new “Signature Skills”, and some gameplay specific improvements. Nothing new is cited for Association, no confirmation of legends and classic teams returning, and Path to Greatness mode is not referenced so details on that will instead come at a later date.  Continue reading Features List For NBA 2k14 (Xbox 360 & PS3)

Rating Defensive Linemen in Madden NFL 25

“Defense wins championships.” Every year, this belief is floated around the NFL by fans and experts alike. However, many agree with Warren Sapp that the saying is largely a myth. As Sapp once said, “Defense doesn’t win championships… but it will give you a chance.”

In Madden NFL 25, the top five defensive linemen are some of the most disruptive forces in the game. J.J. Watt, Cameron Wake, Geno Atkins, Muhammad Wilkerson and Demarcus Ware provide the right toolset to shut down the running game, as well as steady pressure on the quarterback. Let’s take a look under the hood at the ingredients of these defensive stalwarts. Continue reading Rating Defensive Linemen in Madden NFL 25

Madden NFL 25 Offensive Player Ratings

Click here to see the full list of ratings for every offensive player in the NFL.

QUARTERBACK
1. Aaron Rodgers (98)
T-2. Tom Brady (97)
T-2. Peyton Manning (97)
4. Drew Brees (96)
5. Matt Ryan (94)

The Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers is the top rated quarterback in Madden NFL 25 with a 98 overall rating after throwing for 4,295 yards and 39 touchdowns in 2012. Rodgers also boasts 92 Awareness, 95 Throwing Power, 90 Throwing Accuracy, and 95 Short Throw Accuracy. Click here to learn more about the Madden NFL 25 QB ratings. Continue reading Madden NFL 25 Offensive Player Ratings

Position Changes in Madden NFL 25

One of the most requested fan features is back for Madden NFL 25 in position changes. Want to make the hypothetical a reality and turn Tim Tebow into your team’s starting TE? Go for it! How about moving Ryan Tannehill to WR or Josh Cribbs to QB like they played in college? Now you can. Continue reading Position Changes in Madden NFL 25

How Wide Receivers are Rated in Madden NFL 25

Madden NFL 25 ratings reveals are now underway. Check out the Science of Quarterback Ratings blog, as well as the complete reveal of offensive ratings.

Whether it’s Calvin Johnson out-leaping two defenders in the end zone or Rob Gronkowski making a diving catch over the middle, wide receivers and tight ends provide big plays for offenses.

In Madden NFL 25, the receiving targets are almost as valuable as a good QB. And just like in the real NFL, tight ends are critical assets to the passing game. Madden NFL 25’s top six passing targets include three tight ends and three of the NFL’s most prolific receivers: Calvin Johnson, Rob Gronkowski, Andre Johnson, Jason Witten, Jimmy Graham and Brandon Marshall. Let’s break down a few of their ratings to explore what makes these playmakers so special. Continue reading How Wide Receivers are Rated in Madden NFL 25

Crew Mode Confirmed But Only Coming To Current Generation Versions of NBA 2K14

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As many suspected over recent days Crew mode is back with NBA 2K14. The news first came through discovery of the achievements for 2K14 – the list is almost identical to 2K13 except for one relating to Crew and two for the Path to Greatness mode – and 2K Sports has since confirmed its return. 

Without informing consumers beforehand Crew, which involves teaming up online with created players on custom designed teams, was removed with the release of NBA 2K12 and the company avoided addressing the topic at all until a month later. An overhaul being conducted to improve online performance was cited as the reason it was taken out and that it would not be back until the mode could be offered with solid online performance and minus some well-publicized exploits. Continue reading Crew Mode Confirmed But Only Coming To Current Generation Versions of NBA 2K14

The Science of QB Ratings in Madden NFL 25

Quarterbacks make the football world go ‘round, and it’s no different in Madden NFL 25. Quarterbacks are the most important players on the field and we’ve reflected that in the Madden 25 ratings.  Let’s look at the ratings that make Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Matt Ryan the best of the best in Madden NFL 25. Continue reading The Science of QB Ratings in Madden NFL 25

New Audible System and Hot Routes in Madden NFL 25

Madden NFL 25 has taken a giant leap forward on offense by making major improvements to the audible and hot route system. These changes reflect the realistic, on-the-fly adjustments made in an NFL game. Whether a seasoned veteran like Peyton Manning or an up-and-coming star like Robert Griffin III, wholesale changes to a play have restrictions and requirements that allow your personnel to be successful. Continue reading New Audible System and Hot Routes in Madden NFL 25