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Here are the team ratings just in time for tomorrow’s release of Madden 25. Ratings out of 100.

  1. San Francisco 49ers (91 OVR)
  2. Seattle Seahawks (90 OVR)
  3. Denver Broncos (89 OVR)
  4. Green Bay Packers (88 OVR)
  5. New England Patriots (88 OVR)
  6. Baltimore Ravens (87 OVR)
  7. Atlanta Falcons (86 OVR)
  8. Washington Redskins (86 OVR)
  9. Chicago Bears (85 OVR)
  10. New York Giants (84 OVR)
  11. Houston Texans (84 OVR)
  12. Indianapolis Colts (83 OVR)
  13. New Orleans Saints (82 OVR)
  14. Cincinnati Bengals (81 OVR)
  15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (81 OVR)
  16. Minnesota Vikings (81 OVR)
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers (80 OVR)
  18. Dallas Cowboys (79 OVR)
  19. Miami Dolphins (78 OVR)
  20. St. Louis Rams (77 OVR)
  21. Kansas City Chiefs (76 OVR)
  22. Philadelphia Eagles (76 OVR)
  23. Detroit Lions (76 OVR)
  24. Carolina Panthers (76 OVR)
  25. Cleveland Browns (75 OVR)
  26. Tennessee Titans (75 OVR)
  27. Arizona Cardinals (74 OVR)
  28. Buffalo Bills (73 OVR)
  29. San Diego Chargers (73 OVR)
  30. New York Jets (73 OVR)
  31. Jacksonville Jaguars (72 OVR)
  32. Oakland Raiders (72 OVR)

Some Madden 25 ratings got released, and while it’s only on the offensive side of the ball, we get to see who’s the best at their respective position. Here’s the full breakdown:

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QB

  1. Aaron Rodgers (98 OVR)
  2. Tom Brady (97 OVR)
  3. Peyton Manning (97 OVR)
  4. Drew Brees (96 ovr)
  5. Matt Ryan (94 ovr)

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Running Back

  1. Adrian Peterson (99 OVR)
  2. Marshawn Lynch (96 OVR)
  3. Arian Foster (95 OVR)
  4. Ray Rice (94 OVR)
  5. Jamaal Charles (94 OVR)

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Wide Receiver

  1. Calvin Johnson Jr. (99 OVR)
  2. Rob Gronkowski (98 OVR)
  3. Andre Johnson (97 OVR)
  4. Jason Witten (96 OVR)
  5. Jimmy Graham (96 OVR)

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Offensive Linemen

  1. Evan Mathis (98 OVR)
  2. Joe Thomas (97 OVR)
  3. Marshal Yanda (97 OVR)
  4. Josh Sitton  (96 OVR)
  5. Joe Staley (96 OVR)

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The Madden 25 demo came out on Tuesday, but if you’re on the Playstation 3, you might have a bit of a problem: players are invisible. Not sure how this got through testing, but EA Sports is apparently aware of the issue, and it should be fixed before the game gets to stores on August 27th.

In the meantime, let’s enjoy the ghosts:

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Today’s the day, if you’re a Madden fan, the demo is out today for both the XBOX 360 and the PS3. Right now, it’s currently available for the XBOX 360 (download link), but it’ll be ready for the PS3 sometime this afternoon. Some info about the demo:

  • You’ll be able to play as the 49ers, Ravens, Seahawks or Packers. Full games with 5 minute quarters
  • You’ll be able to check out the Skills Trainer to practice 4 skills (Precision Modified Running, Total Control Passing, The Option and Ball Hawk). You’ll only be able to use the 49ers for this mode.
  • You’ll be able to watch 2 videos, one featuring Patriots owner Robert Kraft talking about Owner Mode, and a new features vid.
  • Difficulty levels will be adjustable.
  • Sliders will be adjustable
  • Only one camera angle can be used (standard view)
  • Commentary is in

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The Madden 25 demo is coming next week Tuesday (August 13th) for the XBOX 360 and the PlayStation 3. This demo is a little different from previous versions, so here’s the full breakdown from EA Sports.

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First up is the Skills Trainer, a brand new addition to the Madden NFL franchise. We have included four key drills that will help get you ready for the full release. The football drills include: Precision Modified Running, Total Control Passing, The Option, and Ball Hawk. The two areas of emphasis will be Precision Modified Running and Option drills, as those will give players the most control as the ball carrier. There may be a slight learning curve with these new mechanics, but it will pay off and you will quickly see the improvements you make to your stick skills.

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Once you’ve mastered the Skills Trainer, it’s time to check out the two Play Now matchups in the demo. You can choose the Super Bowl XLVII rematch between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, or the Seattle Seahawks against the Green Bay Packers.

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While your favorite football team may not be included in this year’s Madden demo, we are excited to produce these four teams. Practice the option game with Russell Wilson or Colin Kaepernick, Run Free with the likes of Ray Rice and Randall Cobb, and check out the all-new Force Impact System with Patrick Willis and the feared Seahawks secondary.

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Lastly, the demo also includes two brand-new videos. The first features a preview of Owner Mode featuring New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft. Mr. Kraft’s words will undoubtedly get you pumped up and excited to become an owner in Connected Franchise. The other video is a compilation of some of the new Madden 25 features: Madden Share, Madden Ultimate Team (including Team Chemistry), and Head-to-Head Seasons.

As EA Sports’ Madden franchise continues to compile the greatest players in the history of Madden, you can put Michael Vick on that list. Please note that this is in no way based on their real life on-field performance; the Madden 25 All-25 team is based only on their virtual play. If you played Madden 2004, you obviously can’t disagree with this announcement. The man was unstoppable, whether rushing or passing.

Also added to the All-25 team is John Madden (coach), Marshall Faulk (RB), Dwight Freeney & Julius Peppers (DE), Sean Taylor (FS), Deion Sanders & Champ Bailey (CB), and Devin Hester & Vinatieri on special teams.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Madden franchise, John Madden will be back in the game to coach the Madden All-25 team, showcasing the talents of the greatest video game athletes at the height of their virtual careers. EA Sports will release the roster for the team in the coming weeks leading up to releases.