• Madden NFL 16: Team Ratings

    EA SPORTS has released the overall team ratings for Madden NFL 16.

    Leading the way are last season's Super Bowl participants, New England and Seattle, coming in at 91 OVR. Green Bay and Denver rate 90 and 89, respectively. Following the Broncos is a several point drop-off between the Colts, Cowboys, and Ravens.

    Which team(s) are over-rated? Under-rated? Who will be your team of choice in Madden NFL 16?

    Continue on to see the full list of team overalls as well as a team breakdown by division courtesy EA SPORTS.
    Team OVR
    1t. New England Patriots 91
    1t. Seattle Seahawks 91
    3. Green Bay Packers 90
    4. Denver Broncos 89
    5. Indianapolis Colts 87
    6. Dallas Cowboys 86
    7. Baltimore Ravens 85
    8t. Cincinnati Bengals 84
    8t. Pittsburgh Steelers 84
    8t. Philadelphia Eagles 84
    11. Detroit Lions 83
    12t. Arizona Cardinals 82
    12t. Kansas City Chiefs 82
    12t. San Diego Chargers 82
    15. Miami Dolphins 81
    16. Carolina Panthers 80
    17t. Buffalo Bills 79
    17t. Houston Texans 79
    19t. New Orleans Saints 78
    19t. San Francisco 49ers 78
    19t. St. Louis Rams 78
    22t. Atlanta Falcons 77
    22t. Minnesota Vikings 77
    22t. New York Giants 77
    25. New York Jets 76
    26t. Chicago Bears 75
    26t. Cleveland Browns 75
    26t. Washington Redskins 75
    29t. Oakland Raiders 74
    29t. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 74
    31. Jacksonville Jaguars 73
    32. Tennessee Titans 72



    EA SPORTS Team Breakdown by Division


    https://www.easports.com/madden-nfl/...player-ratings





    NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (TEAM 91 OVR)


    The Super Bowl champs begin the new season loaded with talent, starting with TE Rob Gronkowski (99 OVR) and QB Tom Brady (97 OVR). HB LeGarrette Blount (80 OVR) starts in the backfield, but Jonas Gray (72 OVR) will see some playing time. Julian Edelman (89 OVR), Brandon LaFell (83 OVR), and Danny Amendola (79 OVR) are the WRs.


    Defensive standouts include FS Devin McCourty (94 OVR) and ROLB Dont’a Hightower (93 OVR). Jabaal Sheard (84 OVR) is a quality new addition at DT. After some turnover in the secondary, Super Bowl hero Malcom Butler (76 OVR) should be a starter at CB.







    MIAMI DOLPHINS (TEAM 81 OVR)


    The Dolphins have fallen short of the playoffs the last two seasons. Preseason will tell whether rookie DeVante Parker (76 OVR) earns a start at WR over veteran Greg Jennings (81 OVR). Ryan Tannehill (85 OVR) starts at QB along with new TE Jordan Cameron (84 OVR), while Lamar Miller (84 OVR) returns at HB.


    Adding all-world DT Ndamukong Suh (96 OVR) to start alongside LE Cameron Wake (94 OVR) will crush opposing offenses. Brent Grimes (87 OVR) locks down one CB spot, and the other will be chosen from Brice McCain (76 OVR), Zack Bowman (74 OVR), and Will Davis (72 OVR).







    BUFFALO BILLS (TEAM 79 OVR)


    The Bills have a lot of talent on paper, but it’s up to new head coach Rex Ryan to put it all together. He must choose a starting QB from Matt Cassell (75 OVR), E. J. Manuel (73 OVR), and Tyrod Taylor (72 OVR). New additions HB LeSean McCoy (88 OVR) and TE Charles Clay (86 OVR) should improve the Bills’ offense immensely.


    Buffalo’s excellent defensive line features DTs Marcell Dareus (94 OVR) and Kyle Williams (93 OVR). Stephon Gilmore (86 OVR), Corey Graham (84 OVR), and Leodis McKelvin (80 OVR) are the starting CBs, although promising rookie Ronald Darby (70 OVR) will push for a spot.







    NEW YORK JETS (TEAM 76 OVR)


    The starter at QB will be Ryan Fitzpatrick (78 OVR) or Geno Smith (76 OVR), depending on preseason performance. New arrival Brandon Marshall (89 OVR) will start at WR opposite Eric Decker (86 OVR) and Jeremy Kerley (76 OVR) may get the nod at slot receiver. Chris Ivory (80 OVR) is the starting HB.


    The Jets’ defensive line could be dominant, with LE Muhammad Wilkerson (96 OVR) and Sheldon Richardson (91 OVR) being bookended by Damon Harrison (88 OVR). Keep an eye on first-round pick Leonard Williams (80 OVR) as well. The Jets have reunited the band at cornerback, with Darrelle Revis (97 OVR) being joined by Antonio Cromartie (86 OVR).











    BALTIMORE RAVENS (TEAM 85 OVR)


    New Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman will have two intriguing rookies to play with in WR Breshad Perriman (73 OVR) and TE Maxx Williams (74 OVR). HB Justin Forsett (87 OVR) returns behind a zone-blocking offensive line featuring RG Marshall Yanda (98 OVR) and LG Kelechi Osemele (90 OVR).


    The defense features returning ROLB Terrell Suggs (93 OVR), MLB Daryl Smith (90 OVR), MLB C. J. Mosely (88 OVR), and LOLB Elvis Dumervil (88 OVR). Will Hill (88 OVR) should become the starter at SS.







    PITTSBURGH STEELERS (TEAM 84 OVR)


    Despite some changes on defense, the Steelers will be strong. Big Ben (95 OVR) at QB, WR Antonio Brown (97 OVR), and HB Le’Veon Bell (94 OVR) are the offensive superstars. The other two wideout spots should be Martavis Bryant (80 OVR) and Markus Wheaton (75 OVR).


    Stephon Tuitt (73 OVR) should start at RE with Cameron Heyward (88 OVR) at LE. James Harrison (84 OVR) will be challenged at OLB by Arthur Moats (80 OVR). Expect Shamarko Thomas (76 OVR) to start at SS after the retirement of Troy Polamalu.







    CINCINNATI BENGALS (TEAM 84 OVR)


    Head coach Hue Jackson wants to run the ball with HB Jeremy Hill (86 OVR) behind a good offensive line featuring LT Andrew Whitworth (95 OVR) and RG Kevin Zeitler (89 OVR). A. J. Green (92 OVR) leads a WR corps that includes Mohamed Sanu (79 OVR) and Marvin Jones (78 OVR). Tyler Eifert (81 OVR) will step in as #1 TE following the departure of Jermaine Gresham.


    DT Geno Atkins (89 OVR) anchors the defensive line, alongside LE Carlos Dunlap (88 OVR) and RE Michael Johnson (81 OVR). Vontaze Burfict (86 OVR) and Rey Maualuga (83 OVR) are solid at linebacker. Dre Kirkpatrick (77 OVR) can make an impact as the slot CB







    CLEVELAND BROWNS (TEAM 75 OVR)


    Even Madden NFL 16 has a quarterback controversy in Cleveland, with Josh McCown (72 OVR) versus Johnny Manziel (71 OVR) too close to call. Free agent pickup Dwayne Bowe (83 OVR) is joined by Andrew Hawkins (80 OVR) and Brian Hartline (78 OVR) at receiver. Isaiah Crowell (74 OVR), Terrance West (73 OVR), and rookie Duke Johnson (73 OVR) will compete for the starting HB slot.


    It looks like rookie Danny Shelton (75 OVR) will start at NT alongside RE Desmond Bryant (79 OVR) and LE Randy Starks (79 OVR). Notable returning defensive players include MLB Karlos Dansby (90 OVR), CB Joe Haden (90 OVR), and SS Donte Whitner (90 OVR).










    INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (TEAM 87 OVR)

    QB Andrew Luck (94 OVR) has led the Colts further in each of his first three seasons, and could be primed for an MVP caliber year. In addition to WR starters T. Y. Hilton (89 OVR) and newly acquired Andre Johnson (86 OVR), both Donte Moncrief (76 OVR) and Phillip Dorsett (73 OVR) will see playing time. At TE, the Colts will use Dwayne Allen (85 OVR) and Coby Fleener (83 OVR). New arrival HB Frank Gore (83 OVR) joins Luck in the backfield.

    The defense also has new starters with LOLB Trent Cole (82 OVR) and LE Kendall Langford (80 OVR). Returning Colt defenders include CB Vontae Davis (95 OVR), ROLB Robert Mathis (87 OVR), and SS Mike Adams (85 OVR).




    HOUSTON TEXANS (TEAM 79 OVR)

    Ryan Mallett (74 OVR) is expected to start at QB over Brian Hoyer (73 OVR), but there will be a battle. Following the departure of Andre Johnson, big things are expected of DeAndre Hopkins (88 OVR) and fellow starter Cecil Shorts (78 OVR). Arian Foster (91 OVR) returns at HB.

    DT Vince Wilfork (91 OVR) joins the defensive line alongside all-world RE J. J. Watt (99 OVR) and LE Jared Crick (77 OVR). ROLB Jadevon Clowney (78 OVR) will start if healthy, along with MLB Brian Cushing (82 OVR) and ROLB Whitney Mercilus (80 OVR).




    JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (TEAM 73 OVR)

    The Jaguars enter year two of the Blake Bortles (74 OVR) era. Rookie T. J. Yeldon (73 OVR) will battle Denard Robinson (74 OVR) for the starting HB job. Expect a lot of two-TE sets featuring new arrival Julius Thomas (89 OVR) and Marcedes Lewis (81 OVR). The Jags have three young WRs with Allen Robinson (79 OVR), Marqise Lee (74 OVR), and Allen Hurns (73 OVR). The offensive line includes two new additions RT Jermey Parnell (84 OVR) and C Stefen Wisniewski (80 OVR).

    Exciting rookie RE Dante Fowler (79 OVR) is joined on the defensive line by LE Tyson Alualu (76 OVR), DT Sen’Derrick Marks (87 OVR), and DT Jared Odrick (84 OVR).




    TENNESSEE TITANS (TEAM 72 OVR)

    You can bet second overall pick Marcus Mariota (78 OVR) will start at QB. Bishop Sankey (75 OVR) is projected to start, but keep an eye on big David Cobb (71 OVR) and new arrival Dexter McCluster (73 OVR). Two TE sets will feature Delanie Walker (87 OVR) and Craig Stevens (78 OVR). Returning WR Kendall Wright (83 OVR) is joined by newly acquired Harry Douglas (79 OVR) and Hakeem Nicks (78 OVR).

    ROLB Brian Orakpo (87 OVR) is a new addition for the front seven. CB Jason McCourty (86 OVR) is joined in the secondary by new arrivals SS Da’Norris Searcy (86 OVR) and CB Perrish Cox (79 OVR).











    DENVER BRONCOS (TEAM 89 OVR)


    Even with growing concerns about his arm strength, there are few quarterbacks better than Peyton Manning (92 OVR). New head coach Gary Kubiak should bring balance to the offense, using HB C. J. Anderson (85 OVR) and FB James Casey (80 OVR) to establish the run. Demaryius Thomas (93 OVR) and Emmanuel Sanders (89 OVR) return as starting WRs, with Cody Latimer (73 OVR) in the slot. Virgil Green (82 OVR) and Owen Daniels (80 OVR) will see time at TE following the departure of Julius Thomas.


    LOLB Von Miller (97 OVR), MLB Brandon Marshall (84 OVR), and ROLB DeMarcus Ware (83 OVR) all return, but first-round pick ROLB Shane Ray (72 OVR) will push for playing time. Pro BowlersChris Harris Jr. (94 OVR) and Aqib Talib (90 OVR) start at cornerback.







    KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (TEAM 82 OVR)


    The Chiefs went an entire season without a touchdown reception from a wide receiver. Newly acquired Jeremy Maclin (88 OVR), Albert Wilson (73 OVR), and De’Anthony Thomas (73 OVR) are setting out to change that. TE Travis Kelce (91 OVR) is ready for a breakout year. HB Jamaal Charles (94 OVR) and FB Anthony Sherman (95 OVR) are in the backfield with QB Alex Smith (84 OVR). New additions LG Ben Grubbs (85 OVR) and RG Paul Fanaika (74 OVR) help anchor the offensive line.


    The emotional return of SS Eric Berry (84 OVR) improves the secondary immensely. He’s joined by Sean Smith (91 OVR) and Phillip Gaines (77 OVR) at the corners. LOLB Justin Houston (97 OVR) and Tamba Hali (90 OVR) are mainstay at linebacker, and arguably the best pass rush duo in football.







    SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (TEAM 82 OVR)


    Rookie HB Melvin Gordon (78 OVR) should provide stability and power to the Chargers’ running game. Ex-Bronco LG Orlando Franklin (90 OVR) will help the offensive line. QB Philip Rivers (90 OVR) may find his best targets in two-TE sets that feature Antonio Gates (88 OVR) and Ladarius Green (78 OVR). WRs include Keenan Allen (86 OVR), Malcolm Floyd (83 OVR), and Stevie Johnson (83 OVR).


    RE Corey Liuget (84 OVR) the bright spot in the front seven, and the Chargers will need a big year from Melvin Ingram (79 OVR). The secondary is sparked by FS Eric Weddle (96 OVR) and CB Brandon Flowers (89 OVR).







    OAKLAND RAIDERS (TEAM 74 OVR)


    Second-year quarterback Derek Carr (79 OVR) has a couple of new targets in rookie WR Amari Cooper (82 OVR) and Michael Crabtree (82 OVR). FB Marcel Reece (82 OVR) will block for HBs Latavius Murray (78 OVR) and Roy Helu (77 OVR). TE Mychal Rivera (75 OVR) will be pushed by rookie Clive Walford (72 OVR) before the season is over.


    LOLB Khalil Mack (91 OVR) is the star of the defense, and the other linebackers are solid with ROLB Sio Moore (80 OVR) and MLB Curtis Lofton (79 OVR). RE C. J. Wilson (74 OVR) may lose his job to rookie Mario Edwards (71 OVR) before long.












    DALLAS COWBOYS (TEAM 86 OVR)


    Can the Cowboys win the division without DeMarco Murray? It’s up to HB Darren McFadden (76 OVR) to take his place. The OL is still strong, with LT Tyron Smith (93 OVR), RG Zack Martin (92 OVR), and C Travis Frederick (91 OVR) leading the way. QB Tony Romo (93 OVR) looks to a build on a career year alongside WR Dez Bryant (96 OVR) and TE Jason Witten (93 OVR).


    ROLB Sean Lee (89 OVR) is always an impact player when healthy. MLB Rolando McClain (86 OVR) takes over Lee’s spot in the middle. CB Orlando Scandrick (88 OVR) is a standout in the secondary.







    PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (TEAM 84 OVR)


    Chip Kelly made a number of high-profile offseason moves. Now it’s time to see them in action. QB Sam Bradford (79 OVR) leads the question marks into camp. HB DeMarco Murray (94 OVR) is no question at all, led by a great offensive line including LT Jason Peters (96 OVR), RT Lane Johnson (88 OVR), and C Jason Kelce (87 OVR). HB Ryan Mathews (84 OVR) can spell him when needed.


    The Eagles have a revamped secondary with new arrivals CB Byron Maxwell (84 OVR), CB Walter Thurmond (75 OVR), and rookie CB Eric Lowe (72 OVR). MLB Kiko Alonso (87 OVR) could have a breakout year after coming over in the LeSean McCoy trade.







    NEW YORK GIANTS (TEAM 77 OVR)


    Head coach Tom Coughlin is back for another go-around in the Big Apple. Can he take the Giants back to the postseason? QB Eli Manning (87 OVR) will look for big years out of both WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (94 OVR) and Victor Cruz (84 OVR). First-round pick Ereck Flowers (76 OVR) gets a chance to shine on Manning’s blind side. HB Rashad Jennings (80 OVR) shares the backfield with the Super Bowl hero Shane Vereen (81 OVR), as well as second-year back Andre Williams (73 OVR).


    Rookie SS Landon Collins (74 OVR) joins an excellent secondary with CBs Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (88 OVR) and Prince Amakamura (86 OVR). RE Jason Pierre-Paul (89 OVR) has had an eventful offseason, but can be a force when healthy.







    WASHINGTON REDSKINS (TEAM 75 OVR)


    The front office wants Robert Griffin III (78 OVR) at QB, but both Kirk Cousins (73 OVR) and Colt McCoy (73 OVR) are nipping at his heels. WRs DeSean Jackson (88 OVR) and Pierre Garcon (83 OVR) are solid downfield targets. Rookie RT Brandon Scherff (80 OVR) helps a struggling offensive line, while solid HB Alfred Morris (84 OVR) remains the starter after three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.


    LOLB Ryan Kerrigan (90 OVR) is a bright spot on defense, along with RE Jason Hatcher (87 OVR) and new arrival DT Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton (88 OVR). Chris Culliver (85 OVR) pairs with DeAngelo Hall (77 OVR) as the starting CBs.











    CAROLINA PANTHERS (TEAM 80 OVR)


    The Panthers won the NFC South (and a playoff game) with a 7-8-1 record last year, their second straight division crown. QB Cam Newton (90 OVR) enters year five with a couple of great targets in TE Greg Olsen (92 OVR) and second-year WR Kelvin Benjamin (86 OVR). HB Jonathan Stewart (84 OVR) is healthy, and the clear starter for the first time in his career.


    For the defensive front seven, MLB Luke Kuechly (96 OVR), LOLB Thomas Davis (90 OVR), LE Charles Johnson (89 OVR), and 2nd-year man DT Star Lotulelei (98 OVR) are standouts. CB Charles Tillman (81 OVR) is a quality new addition.







    NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (TEAM 78 OVR)


    The Saints begin training camp with many questions. QB Drew Brees (95 OVR) failed to reach the 5,000-yard mark for the first time since 2010. He’ll be without his favorite target in the departed Jimmy Graham, as TE Josh Hill (78 OVR) will have big shoes to fill. The Saints made a couple solid pickups in C Max Unger (90 OVR) and C.J. Spiller (82 OVR). Second-year WR Brandin Cooks (82 OVR) is a player to watch.


    The Saints have several quality defensive players, including Jarius Byrd (91 OVR), RE Cameron Jordan (87 OVR), and new addition CB Brandon Browner (82 OVR). With the release of Junior Galette, impressive rookie Hau’oli Kikaha (66 OVR) will get a chance to start at LOLB.







    ATLANTA FALCONS (TEAM 77 OVR)


    There’s a new coaching staff in Atlanta, but much of the Falcons’ offense remains the same. QB Matt Ryan (90 OVR) still has quality targets in WRs Julio Jones (94 OVR), Roddy White (84 OVR), and Leonard Hankerson (76 OVR). New offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan can choose between rookie HB Tevin Coleman (74 OVR) or Davonta Freeman (75 OVR) in the backfield.


    Rookie first-round pick Vic Beasley Jr. (77 OVR/88 SPD) should get the start at RE. Returning defenders include CB Desmond Trufant (90 OVR) and ROLB Justin Durant (84 OVR).







    TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (TEAM 74 OVR)


    The Bucs made QB Jameis Winston (81 OVR) the top overall pick in the draft, and he enters his first season with an embarrassment of riches at wide receiver. WRs Mike Evans (87 OVR) and Vincent Jackson (86 OVR) can take over a game through the air. Doug Martin (78 OVR) or Charles Sims (72 OVR) should start at HB. LG Logan Mankins (86 OVR) is a welcome addition to a line that may start rookies RG Ali Marpet (70 OVR) and LT Donovan Smith (67 OVR).


    The defense has some bright spots in dominant DT Gerald McCoy (93 OVR), ROLB Lavonte David (91 OVR), and CB Alterraun Verner (87 OVR).









    GREEN BAY PACKERS (TEAM 90 OVR)


    Green Bay is coming off an NFC Championship Game appearance, and loaded with returning veterans. With reigning MVP QB Aaron Rodgers (99 OVR) throwing to WRs Jordy Nelson (93 OVR) and Randall Cobb (91 OVR), and handing off to HB Eddie Lacy (90 OVR), the division looks like a lock. On the offensive line, LG Josh Sitton (97 OVR) and RG T. J. Lang (92 OVR) are pillars of strength.


    Key defensive players include MLB Clay Matthews (90 OVR), LOLB Julius Peppers (88 OVR), CB Casey Heyward (85 OVR), and second-year FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (81 OVR).







    DETROIT LIONS (TEAM 83 OVR)


    The Lions finished just a game behind the Packers last year, didn’t improve muchin the offseason. QB Matthew Stafford (84 OVR) returns alongside HB Joique Bell (80 OVR) and a pair of standout receivers in Calvin Johnson (95 OVR) and Golden Tate (88 OVR).


    Defensively, DT Haloti Ngata (92 OVR) will be tasked with replacing All-Pro Ndamukong Suh. Other stars include ROLB DeAndre Levy (93 OVR), FS Glover Quin (90 OVR), and MLB Stephen Tulloch (87 OVR). RE Ezekiel Ansah (88 OVR) will need to take the next step in his third season.







    MINNESOTA VIKINGS (TEAM 77 OVR)


    A healthy and effective HB Adrian Peterson (95 OVR) can run the Vikings right into the playoffs. With defenses focusing on AP and vertical threats like WRs Mike Wallace (86 OVR) and Cordarrelle Patterson (73 OVR/90 SPD), QB Teddy Bridgewater (82 OVR) has a good chance at breaking out in his second season.


    The Vikings secondary is a strength, with FS Harrison Smith (93 OVR), CB Xavier Rhodes (86 OVR), and SS Robert Blanton (86 OVR). RE Everson Griffen (89 OVR) and DT Sharrif Floyd (87 OVR) are solid on the D-line.







    CHICAGO BEARS (TEAM 75 OVR)


    The Bears were a disaster in 2014, but new head coach John Fox could right the ship. Despite the loss of Brandon Marshall, QB Jay Cutler (79 OVR) has talented targets in TE Martellus Bennett (90 OVR), WR Alshon Jeffery (90 OVR) and rookie WR Kevin White (78 OVR). The versatile Matt Forte (90 OVR) also returns.


    New additions LOLB Pernell McPhee (87 OVR) and ROLB Jared Allen (79 OVR) should help improve a defense that ranked dead 30th in 2014. Keep an eye on second-year CB Kyle Fuller (78 OVR) and third-year MLB Jon Bostic (75 OVR).












    SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (TEAM 91 OVR)


    The Seahawks suffered heartbreak in the Super Bowl, but are still loaded. QB Russell Wilson (89 OVR) and HB Marshawn Lynch (96 OVR) will welcome new TE Jimmy Graham (95 OVR). The #3 WR spot may go to Super Bowl standout Chris Matthews (74 OVR). There are some questions on the offensive line, as C Lemuel Jeanpierre (72 OVR) must replace Pro Bowl Center Max Unger.


    New addition CB Cary Williams (82 OVR) will start opposite CB Richard Sherman (97 OVR). The excellent safeties return with FS Earl Thomas III (95 OVR) and SS Kam Chancellor (94 OVR).







    ARIZONA CARDINALS (TEAM 82 OVR)


    The Cardinals were sitting at 11-3 and atop the NFC when injuries took their toll. If QB Carson Palmer (83 OVR) is healthy, Arizona will be tough again. WRs Larry Fitzgerald (87 OVR) and Michael Floyd (83) are a standout receiving duo, and new LG Mike Iupati (88 OVR) joins LT Jared Veldheer (90 OVR) to form a dominant left side of Arizona’s offensive line.


    In the secondary, CB Patrick Peterson (89 OVR), FS Tyrann Mathieu (83 OVR), and SS Deone Bucannon (77 OVR) continue to play well. Excellent LE Calais Campbell (95 OVR) is the defensive line star, but Arizona may miss the departed Darnell Dockett.







    SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (TEAM 78 OVR)


    The 49ers weathered a storm of change in the offseason, but they retained a few quality players to continue onward. The play of QB Colin Kaepernick (81 OVR) will determine whether or not San Francisco remains a contender in the NFC West. The Niners let veteran Frank Gore go in free agency, but have an impressive replacement in HB Carlos Hyde (77 OVR). New addition Torrey Smith (86 OVR) joins Anquan Boldin (88 OVR) as the WR starters, and TE Vernon Davis (84 OVR) returns.


    MLB NaVorro Bowman (93 OVR), SS Antoine Bethea (91 OVR), and ROLB Aldon Smith (89 OVR) are the lynchpins of a defense that lost standouts Justin Smith, Patrick Willis, and Chris Borland to retirement. Youngster Aaron Lynch (79 OVR) will probably get the start over Ahmad Brooks (80 OVR) at LOLB.







    ST. LOUIS RAMS (TEAM 78 OVR)


    The Rams may not make the playoffs in a crowded NFC West, but they will be a tough out. The arrival of QB Nick Foles (78 OVR) is an intriguing storyline, and he’ll quickly become acquainted with TE Jared Cook (84 OVR) and WR Kenny Britt (82 OVR). The Rams have a pair of capable running backs in rookie Todd Gurley (80 OVR) and Tre Mason (79 OVR).


    The defensive line is the strength of this team, starting with RE Robert Quinn (94 OVR) and Defensive Rookie of the Year Aaron Donald (92 OVR). DT Nick Fairley (86 OVR) is a quality new addition. William Hayes (86 OVR) and Chris Long (84 OVR) will alternate at LE.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Madden 16: Team Ratings started by skipwondah33 View original post
    Comments 20 Comments
    1. CLW's Avatar
      CLW -
      Nothing too shocking here. I might have flipped Tennessee and the Jags but otherwise it looks pretty good.
    1. skipwondah33's Avatar
      skipwondah33 -
      AFC West has been added
    1. steelerfan's Avatar
      steelerfan -
      Hue Jackson is not the Head Coach in Cincinnati.
    1. JBHuskers's Avatar
      JBHuskers -
      Quote Originally Posted by steelerfan View Post
      Hue Jackson is not the Head Coach in Cincinnati.
      He wishes.
    1. jaymo76's Avatar
      jaymo76 -
      Do you think the ratings in play now and CFM will be different again? I still don't get that concept...
    1. skipwondah33's Avatar
      skipwondah33 -
      They use two different roster sets I was always under that impression in the past.
    1. skipwondah33's Avatar
      skipwondah33 -
      NFC East posted
    1. Rudy's Avatar
      Rudy -
      Who the heck is writing for Miami? They don't even mention Jamar Taylor at CB for Miami? The former second round pick and current starter opposite Grimes? And they mention Bowman when he is not even a lock for the roster. I need to know who is in charge of Miami's roster.
    1. steelerfan's Avatar
      steelerfan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rudy View Post
      Who the heck is writing for Miami? They don't even mention Jamar Taylor at CB for Miami? The former second round pick and current starter opposite Grimes? And they mention Bowman when he is not even a lock for the roster. I need to know who is in charge of Miami's roster.
      McCain, per multiple Web sources, has the inside track to start over Taylor.

      http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/d...-taylor-080615
    1. jaymo76's Avatar
      jaymo76 -
      Quote Originally Posted by skipwondah33 View Post
      They use two different roster sets I was always under that impression in the past.
      But why? The rosters should be the same in play now or at the start of cfm.
    1. gschwendt's Avatar
      gschwendt -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaymo76 View Post
      But why? The rosters should be the same in play now or at the start of cfm.
      No, because during the season, play now should reflect roster moves but if you start your CFM in October, you probably want to start the same way the season started (ie no roster moves).

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    1. Rudy's Avatar
      Rudy -
      Quote Originally Posted by steelerfan View Post
      McCain, per multiple Web sources, has the inside track to start over Taylor.

      http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/d...-taylor-080615
      I'm aware that McCain has done well. He signed to be the nickel and is pushing for that starting spot. But Taylor started camp as the starter and to not even be mentioned by EA? and mention Bowman? Davis was a third round pick the same year as Taylor and is still recovering from an ACL.
    1. skipwondah33's Avatar
      skipwondah33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaymo76 View Post
      But why? The rosters should be the same in play now or at the start of cfm.
      I'm guessing because they wouldn't have enough players. The online roster outside of CFM doesn't contain FA's, 55+ rosters

      The CFM needs the FA roster and the 55+ team rosters to make it work I guess. Example cutting guys during preseason, etc.

      That all has to be done for the online roster since that one has to be maintained. The user maintains the CFM roster and since don't believe they can actively update/change that one once the CFM starts.
    1. skipwondah33's Avatar
      skipwondah33 -
      NFC South added
    1. Escobar's Avatar
      Escobar -
      The team ratings are different in CFM because the player ratings change based on the coaches playbook/scheme. Two users who use different schemes, looking at the same player will see two different OVR ratings. Since the player ratings change, it will change the team OVR ratings.
    1. jaymo76's Avatar
      jaymo76 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Escobar View Post
      The team ratings are different in CFM because the player ratings change based on the coaches playbook/scheme. Two users who use different schemes, looking at the same player will see two different OVR ratings. Since the player ratings change, it will change the team OVR ratings.
      I understand the logic.. but I think the logic is highly flawed. Oakland is a 74 ovr yet since Jack Del-Rio is the Head Coach they will go to an 80-81ovr. because of scheme fit. Read that sentence again and look at how bizarre it sounds. If I add a number of players and specific scheme players then maybe but simply turning the game on and using the default CFM roster should have the same ovr as "Play Now" IMO.
    1. souljahbill's Avatar
      souljahbill -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaymo76 View Post
      I understand the logic.. but I think the logic is highly flawed. Oakland is a 74 ovr yet since Jack Del-Rio is the Head Coach they will go to an 80-81ovr. because of scheme fit. Read that sentence again and look at how bizarre it sounds. If I add a number of players and specific scheme players then maybe but simply turning the game on and using the default CFM roster should have the same ovr as "Play Now" IMO.
      But there's no coaching in Play Now where it appears coaching will make a difference on the players in CFM.
    1. skipwondah33's Avatar
      skipwondah33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by souljahbill View Post
      But there's no coaching in Play Now where it appears coaching will make a difference on the players in CFM.
      Exactly where is in Play Now of course the user is the only coach who has an effect on the team rating.

      It's funny the Raiders are used in this example on another note. For year's they are one of the best teams in Madden when in the right hands regardless their rating...it's that Raider love they get...and because they typically possess the rawest speed talented players every year in the game in the secondary. Granted that is what the late Al Davis strived for...it works wonders in Madden.

      I remember the days of being able to just wing it up the field to good ole Chaz Schilens with JaMarcus Russell. Can't forget Courtney Anderson at TE. Continued on with DHB, Jacoby Ford, etc. And McFadden still to this day is impossible to tackle.

      I have a high disdain for Stanford Routt, Chris Johnson, Chris Carr, Fabien Washington, etc. The way the game played these type of guys were insanely effective with their 95+ speeds every version.

      Many nightmares playing the guys in the Madden Community who call the Raiders their favorite team that I am part of
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      jaymo76 -
      Quote Originally Posted by souljahbill View Post
      But there's no coaching in Play Now where it appears coaching will make a difference on the players in CFM.
      In truth I have never felt that schemes impact the game in any way.
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      skipwondah33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaymo76 View Post
      In truth I have never felt that schemes impact the game in any way.
      Guess for the "immersion" factor.

      Like NCAA has coach skill points, scheme that factors into players that show interest or that you recruit, etc. Higher level coaches increase player attributes/ability, things like that.

      Which brings me back around to me personally being one of the reasons I don't care for the mode. Since none of that...skill building, scouting, FA matter to me is reason I prefer Leagues being played outside of CFM through unranked Online games.