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With all the recent Madden NFL 13 roster updates, there has clearly been a shakeup at the top. QB Aaron Rodgers has taken a hit with his deep accuracy that no longer truly separates him from the pack. He is still the best overall passer in the game, but it’s no longer clear-cut. He now has Kaepernick as a better overall athletic option and Brady as a better pure pocket passer option. While he is still the best of both worlds, what do the ratings look like for teams now?
Former Madden NFL 13 Power Rankings
Current Top 10 Madden NFL 13 Teams
10. Ravens: They edge out Atlanta for now, but if their fall continues, the Falcons will boost up!
9. Pitt/Cincy tie: Whoever gets in will probably benefit from ratings updates and get the nod.
8. Lions: Matt Stafford is excellent, and Jahvid Best is solid to use.
7. Giants: They’re balanced, but there’s no HB or speed in the secondary or LB corps (to play 49ers style).
6. Bears: They have some mean hit power on their defense.
5. Cowboys: They’re still very balanced but not eye-popping in any category.
4. Seahawks: Hustle Wilson has improved, and their secondary is great.
3. Packers: Rodgers and having no true HB drop them down two spots.
2. Patriots: Brady and a surprisingly decent defense.
1. 49ers: Best defense…ever? Or this gen?
Gone are the Eagles, whose play style never quite fit this year’s game, along with the Saints, for the same reason. What always happens is a shift towards defense at the end of the season. People have learned how to play an offensive style that suits their game and they focus on defense. The figure out what schemes are the best, but many require elite players all over the line like SF has. Gamers must ask, can I get this done with just DeMarcus Ware, or do I need a second nasty rusher to make this blitz scheme work? Then, they move on from there and arrive at their squad. Most gamers use the top team because it gives them the best overall chance to win.
Who do you use?