Each season, gamers sign online and try to climb atop the online leaderboards. While some gamers pick their favorite team, many others take the best team available. Knowing what areas of the roster to look for can be crucial in determining what team to use. If you are best with a scrambling QB, you need to find a player with the ratings to fit your scheme. If you can find a style that meshes with your playbook, you will be well ahead of the competition. Here are our picks to use online in Madden NFL 25

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5 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
4 WASHINGTON REDSKINS
3 GREEN BAY PACKERS
2 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
1 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

5 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Eagles

THE EAGLES HAVE A UNIQUE PLAYBOOK WITH THEIR NEW HEAD COACH, CHIP KELLY!

 

The Eagles have one of the best Madden NFL QBs of all-time in Michael Vick, who can stress defenses with his arm or his legs. With all of the new option-style plays in their playbook, Vick should once again dominate defenses. HB LeSean McCoy is another speedy player who has a great ability to cut back and find running lanes. On the outside, make sure to target speedy WR DeSean Jackson downfield at least once per half, as not many defenders can run stride for stride with him. On defense, the Eagles still have a solid pass rusher in Trent Cole, who will be the anchor for your defensive line. With all of the buzz surrounding their offense, Philly should be seen plenty online!

4 WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Redskins

MAKE SURE TO TRY OUT ALL OF THE NEW PISTOL PLAYS IN THE REDSKINS PLAYBOOK.

 

Last season rookie QB Robert Griffin III came into the league and led an offense that got fans very excited. He led the Redskins to a playoff berth with an efficient passing attack and solid ground game. In Madden NFL 25, you can utilize the Redskins’ pistol attack to test your opponents’ run defense. Try handing the ball to HB Alfred Morris, who is a big, bruising back that can pick up first downs. If the defense over-commits, keep the ball with RGIII and burn them downfield. The Redskins also have a solid corps of rushers off the edge and will be a very popular team online this season. If they continue their winning ways from the end of last season, their ratings will only improve.

3 GREEN BAY PACKERS

Packers

GREEN BAY IS HAS THE BEST OVERALL QB IN THE GAME WITH AARON RODGERS, AND THERE IS NOTHING HE CAN’T DO FOR YOUR TEAM.

 

There is no doubt that using the best QB in the game makes everything easier for your team. Aaron Rodgers has elite accuracy and plenty of weapons to throw the ball to on offense. Despite the loss of Greg Jennings, Green Bay still has three great WRs with Jordy Nelson, James Jones, and Randall Cobb. Use Cobb on screen passes and in the slot, where he can get separation from defenders. Jones and Nelson are targets that can play outside and hang onto the ball in the red zone. On defense, Green Bay is a popular team due to LB Clay Matthews’s ability to get after the passer. With their solid defensive line, you won’t need to work too hard to stop the run, and DT B.J. Raji is fast enough to keep QBs contained in the pocket. Don’t sleep on the Packers if you are looking to pass the ball as your primary offensive attack.

2 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seattle

WITH ALL THE NEW FOCUS ON THE READ OPTION THIS YEAR, SEATTLE WILL BE A POPULAR TEAM!

 

Between all the brand-new combo moves and run blocking this year, aren’t you ready to hop online and start pounding the ball? If so, Seattle is an ideal team. Not only can their QB help out in the run game, but they likely have the most powerful HB in the league. HB Marshawn Lynch is a weapon who can move the chains consistently. Use him not just between the tackles but on options and screen passes, too. On defense, the line has some speedy players who can rush the QB and close out games. The secondary also has the talent to match up with nearly any team in the game. A significant factor for Seattle is their size in the secondary!

1 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

49ers

THE 49ERS’ DECISION TO GO WITH QB COLIN KAEPERNICK TURNED OUT TO BE A GOOD ONE!

 

Last season in the biggest Madden NFL tournaments, every game featured the San Francisco 49ers, thanks to their amazing defense and balanced offensive attack. With their great corps of LBs, the 49ers forced more turnovers and got crucial stops. On offense, the 49ers benefitted from mid-season roster upgrades due to their success on the field with rookie QB Colin Kaepernick. Although they lost a few of their offensive players, they maintained all of their best ones and even added some firepower with WR Anquan Boldin. Boldin will be a great weapon to team with Michael Crabtree due to their ability to hang onto passes in traffic. Use TE Vernon Davis to stretch defenses down the seam with his great speed. With the ability to run any style of offense and defense, SF should be popular once again this year.

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