The Madden NFL 12 team ratings for all the AFC teams is complete and now EA Sports has started to reveal the team ratings for the NFC. The first division from the elder conference to be rated in the PS3 and Xbox 360 football sim is the NFC East.
The NFC East is shaping up to be one of the more competitive divisions in the Madden NFL 12 with three teams rated with in four points of one another. The Michael Vick led Philadelphia Eagles have the top ranking with an 86 team rating with the speedy quarterback sure to be an in-game favorite. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys will depend on their team speed at the offensive skill positions and the New York Giants will depend on the strength of its defense. The Washington Redskins bring up the rear but that team is very much in flux with quarterback Donovan McNabb currently looking for greener pastures.
With an intense free agent period about to kick off, don’t expect for these team ratings to stay pat. EA Sports is already promising a launch day roster update for Madden NFL 12.
Dallas Cowboys: 82
Year after year, the Cowboys are a beast in the “Madden” community. This year, look for more of the same as not only do they feature three running backs with 90+ speed (Felix Jones: 96, DeMarco Murray: 93, Lonyae Miller: 90), but three wide receivers with 90+ speed (Miles Austin: 94, Dez Bryant: 94, Roy Williams: 90). Throw in two huge tight ends who seem to catch everything in the game, and you can see why the team is made for “Madden.”
Philadelphia Eagles: 86
EA’s love affair with the virtual Michael Vick continues as the quarterback looks to reclaim his spot on top of most dominant virtual athletes in history thanks to his “Madden 12” ratings. 91 speed from the quarterback position is just sick, and when you factor in his scrambles could turn into long bombs to DeSean Jackson (99 speed) or Jeremy Maclin (95 speed), I wouldn’t be surprised if the Eagles are the most played team in the game.
New York Giants: 83
Justin Tuck is a “Madden” sack master, and the ratings across the defensive line should make things tough for opposing offenses. Look for gamers using the G-Men to hand the ball to Da’Rel Scott as the halfback’s 96 speed, 94 acceleration will make him a “Madden” star no matter what the seventh round pick does in the real NFL.
Washington Redskins: 74
Expect custom playbooks to come into play big time with the Redskins as the team features six wide receivers and two running backs with 90+ speed. I’m intrigued to play with this roster myself just to see what I can come up with to utilize all of these weapons.
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