Madden 13 Team Ratings

This week before the start of camp is agonizing. We’re all geared up for football to return, but there’s no news to discuss because the players don’t report until Friday. So instead, lets discuss video game football. It’s better than nothing, right?

As I’ve said before, this is the first time I’ve been excited for a Madden release in what feels like a decade. It might be the promise of no pre-determined collisions, or the fact that a player’s size it finally going to matter, or maybe its the revamped franchise and superstar modes, but something has me ready to dive into pixellated football when the game come out.

One of the fun things to do whenever a game like this comes out is to look at the team and player ratings. No matter what, it’ll always generate debate and get people all worked up. Somehow, I think they do it on purpose just to get people talking.

It turns out that the team ratings have been released already, take a look:

Team Rating
New England Patriots 86
Green Bay Packers 86
Pittsburgh Steelers 85
Philadelphia Eagles 84
New York Giants 84
San Francisco 49ers 81
Chicago Bears 81
Atlanta Falcons 81
Baltimore Ravens 80
Dallas Cowboys 79
New York Jets 79
Washington Redskins 78
New Orleans Saints 78
Houston Texans 78
San Diego Chargers 78
Detroit Lions 77
Carolina Panthers 76
Denver Broncos 76
Kansas City Chiefs 76
Arizona Cardinals 75
Cincinnati Bengals 74
Buffalo Bills 74
Seattle Seahawks 73
Tennessee Titans 72
St. Louis Rams 71
Minnesota Vikings 71
Oakland Raiders 70
Jacksonville Jaguars 70
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 69
Miami Dolphins 68
Cleveland Browns 67
Indianapolis Colts 66

The first thing you’ll probably notice is that all the ratings are much lower than normal. There’s no team above 86, as compared to the usual maximum in the mid-90s. The bottom end is also much lower than normal. Having a team below 72 was unheard of before this year, now there are 8 teams below that level.

The Seahawks are ranked 73, and only 9 teams are ranked lower. This is entire absurd, but not unexpected. Madden ratings are always about hype, and no one outside of the NFC West has any idea just how good the Seahawks’ talent really is.

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