View Full Version : Madden NFL 12 Team Ratings -- National Football Conference Breakdown

07-26-2011, 08:30 PM
The overall team ratings for all of the NFC divisions in Madden NFL 12--remember this is pre-free agency!--have now been released through the ESPN.com Gamer Blog:
NFC EAST (http://espn.go.com/espn/thelife/videogames/blog/_/name/thegamer/id/6786217/nfc-east)
NFC WEST (http://espn.go.com/espn/thelife/videogames/blog/_/name/thegamer/id/6786218/nfc-west)
NFC NORTH (http://espn.go.com/espn/thelife/videogames/blog/_/name/thegamer/id/6786220/nfc-north)
NFC SOUTH (http://espn.go.com/espn/thelife/videogames/blog/_/name/thegamer/id/6786226/nfc-south)

Overall NFC Ratings:

NFC Division by Division:

Overall NFL Ratings:

07-26-2011, 08:33 PM
Link here: http://espn.go.com/espn/thelife/videogames/blog/_/name/thegamer/id/6786217/nfc-east


ESPN.com and EA Sports continue to bring you the exclusive "Madden NFL 12" team ratings with our look at the NFC East. I expect all of these teams to be played heavily online, and these numbers are the reason why.

Dallas Cowboys: 82
Year after year, the Cowboys are a beast in the "Madden" community. This year, look for more of the same as not only do they feature three running backs with 90+ speed (Felix Jones: 96, DeMarco Murray: 93, Lonyae Miller: 90), but three wide receivers with 90+ speed (Miles Austin: 94, Dez Bryant: 94, Roy Williams: 90). Throw in two huge tight ends who seem to catch everything in the game, and you can see why the team is made for "Madden."

Philadelphia Eagles: 86
EA's love affair with the virtual Michael Vick continues as the quarterback looks to reclaim his spot on top of most dominant virtual athletes in history thanks to his "Madden 12" ratings. 91 speed from the quarterback position is just sick, and when you factor in his scrambles could turn into long bombs to DeSean Jackson (99 speed) or Jeremy Maclin (95 speed), I wouldn't be surprised if the Eagles are the most played team in the game.

New York Giants: 83
Justin Tuck is a "Madden" sack master, and the ratings across the defensive line should make things tough for opposing offenses. Look for gamers using the G-Men to hand the ball to Da'Rel Scott as the halfback's 96 speed, 94 acceleration will make him a "Madden" star no matter what the seventh round pick does in the real NFL.

Washington Redskins: 74
Expect custom playbooks to come into play big time with the Redskins as the team features six wide receivers and two running backs with 90+ speed. I'm intrigued to play with this roster myself just to see what I can come up with to utilize all of these weapons.

07-26-2011, 08:52 PM
Damn. 8 skill players with 90+ speed on the Redskins? That's nuts. I didn't think we had that many speed guys on our team...

07-26-2011, 09:14 PM
Damn. 8 skill players with 90+ speed on the Redskins? That's nuts. I didn't think we had that many speed guys on our team...

You might not once this whole free agency period is over and done with haha.

07-26-2011, 09:36 PM
Nah, Santana is already coming back (reasonable 3 year $15mil, $5mil guaranteed) and everyone else on the team that could have that speed is already on the team (unless that stupid shit includes Portis, in which case, how stupid could they be to still have him on the team?).

07-27-2011, 03:59 PM
*waits for the NFC South*
Who Dat?

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I OU a Beatn
07-27-2011, 05:50 PM
I'm anxious to see the ratings Sam Bradford and Company get.

07-27-2011, 07:08 PM
Link here: http://espn.go.com/espn/thelife/videogames/blog/_/name/thegamer/id/6786218/nfc-west


The NFC West, where 8-8 will probably wins you the division, and where only the true fans of these teams even bother to play as them in "Madden." Then again, if you like to Hit Stick people, you can't go wrong with Patrick Willis.

Arizona Cardinals: 70
If you have the Cardinals in your "Lowest Rated Team in 'Madden 12'" pool, congratulations, you're the big winner. Playing as Arizona, your best bet is throwing to former cover star Larry Fitzgerald and getting the ball to LaRod Stephens-Howling in space. With 93 speed, Stephens-Howling can make people miss and take it to the house on any play.

San Francisco 49ers: 77
The 49ers just signed Alex Smith to be their starter in real life, but in "Madden 12," the Colin Kaepernick era has already started thanks to the rookie's impressive 85 speed, 81 acceleration, 92 throwing power, and 75 throwing accuracy. Gamers can definitely find ways to win with a quarterback like that.

St. Louis Rams: 78
With fast receivers like Donnie Avery (96 speed) and Laurent Robinson (92 speed) stretching the field, Steven Jackson (94 overall, 87 speed, 90 acceleration) should have plenty of running lanes opening up underneath.

Seattle Seahawks: 76
Marshawn Lynch went into beast mode during the playoffs, and his numbers reflect his effort as the back boasts 96 trucking power. Look for Mike Williams to also make an impact as he's the type of big receiver that has dominated "Madden" throughout the years (and his 95 spectacular catch rating doesn't hurt, either).

I OU a Beatn
07-27-2011, 08:17 PM
Nice, looks like I'll be able to use them again. Avery's speed along with Jackson's power is a deadly combination. Can't wait to give them a try.

07-28-2011, 01:06 AM
IMO the Seahawks (my 2nd team behind Oakland) should be far lower than 76 and lower than the Cards for sure. They will be awful this year!

07-28-2011, 07:49 PM
Link here: http://espn.go.com/espn/thelife/videogames/blog/_/name/thegamer/id/6786220/nfc-north


The champ is here, but Green Bay isn't the only reason to get hyped about playing as one of these NFC North teams. From Suh to Adrian Peterson to the speed of the Bears receivers, every virtual squad here has something unique to offer.

Green Bay Packers: 92
No surprise here as the Super Bowl champs are the highest-rated team in "Madden 12." Aaron Rodgers falls just one point short of "Madden" perfection, with a 98 overall, while Charles Woodson (93 overall) and Tramon Williams (92 overall) will keep the corners on lock.

Chicago Bears: 85
Combine Jay Cutler's 98 throwing power with Devin Hester (98 speed) and Johnny Knox (97 speed) going deep, and you have a very fun "Madden" team. Throw in the running of Matt Forte, and you have an offense to be feared.

Detroit Lions: 76
The overall team number is a little low, but I can see the Lions being a popular team this year for the simple fact that this defensive line is going to give people headaches. Suh (95 hit power) and Fairley (88 hit power) are going to abuse virtual backs so bad, "Madden" might need to bring back the old ambulance.

Minnesota Vikings: 74
Ever since Adrian Peterson stormed the league, the Vikings have been a popular pick to play as in "Madden." But if you're still playing as them this year, it's really only because you want to run the ball down your friend's throat as All Day. And why not when the back boasts a 97 overall rating with 97 speed, 97 acceleration, and 90 trucking.

07-28-2011, 09:58 PM
Even though the Gmen always get shafted in their ratings I'm still gonna use them almost exclusively. 83 overall is about right in comparison to the other teams so far.

07-29-2011, 12:46 PM
I think the Lions are going to surprise big time this year. I also think the Bears will take a BIG step back.

07-29-2011, 07:15 PM
Link here: http://espn.go.com/espn/thelife/videogames/blog/_/name/thegamer/id/6786226/nfc-south


ESPN.com and EA Sports conclude our exclusive look at the "Madden NFL 12" overall team ratings with the NFC South. But when it comes to the "Madden" ratings, while the team numbers are coming to an end, starting Monday we will be breaking down the ratings for every player in the game, two teams per day, starting with the AFC East. Until then, check out how EA Sports sees the NFC South playing out.

Atlanta Falcons: 87
Roddy White (96 overall, 92 speed) and Julio Jones (78 overall, 94 speed) provide Matt Ryan with plenty of firepower from the outside, while Michael Turner (93 overall) and Jerious Norwood (95) are just the type of one-two punch from the backfield "Madden" gamers live for.

New Orleans Saints: 85
Drew Brees has three receivers with over 90 speed to throw to, and a rookie runner in Mark Ingram who struts onto the field with 95 toughness and 87 trucking. Talk about a team that can drive a defense crazy.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 84
When I got the ratings, one of the first things I looked up was LeGarrette Blount's jump rating (84), but it's his 98 trucking ability that will make him a "Madden" favorite up the middle.

Carolina Panthers: 72
Cam Newton is going to be a handful for virtual defenses. Check these numbers: 83 speed, 94 acceleration, 97 throwing power, 81 throwing accuracy. Should make Steve Smith a happy man.

07-29-2011, 07:36 PM
The original post has been updated to add in overall rating comparisons.

07-31-2011, 08:28 PM
I can see the Cardinals rating jumping significantly with all their off season moves........

07-31-2011, 08:40 PM
I can see the Cardinals rating jumping significantly with all their off season moves........

Yup, they have to be division faves now.

07-31-2011, 08:49 PM
I say them or St Louis :)

I OU a Beatn
07-31-2011, 09:38 PM
Yeah, definitely St. Louis or Arizona. I'm really interested to see how far Bradford has progressed. He has the potential to be scary good some day and possibly sooner than a lot of people think.

08-02-2011, 12:24 AM
Yeah, definitely St. Louis or Arizona. I'm really interested to see how far Bradford has progressed. He has the potential to be scary good some day and possibly sooner than a lot of people think.

True but he could also suffer the sophmore jinx???

08-03-2011, 12:46 PM
How is Newton's accuracy be 80?He ain't that good throwing the ball maybe a 75 at the most IMO.

08-04-2011, 11:19 AM
How is Newton's accuracy be 80?He ain't that good throwing the ball maybe a 75 at the most IMO.

I tend to agree. Newton needs to prove himself at the NFL level. He is Jamarcus Russell pt 2 until he does (signed disgruntled Raiders nation supporter).