Believe it or not, there's an art to playing defense in Madden NFL 25 that doesn't involve haphazardly running all over the field. You must understand strategies on both sides of the ball while at the same time anticipating what your opponent is about to do. Not only that, but getting into position and pressing the correct buttons are definite keys to success.

On that note, here are some tips to improving defensive user skills. Throughout the course of the video, we'll cover knowing your assignment, holding down catch/swat, knowing your player and matchup ratings, understanding opponent tendencies and finally, having no fear.

Now check out our top 10 tips for Madden 25.