Madden fans rejoice! The newest entry in the long-running franchise dropped on Friday, August 2nd.
And with that, here are the three best teams to use in Madden 20:
1. Kansas City Chiefs: 84 Overall Rating
Kansas City Chiefs Offense Rating: 88
Kanas City has experienced a turbulent year so far. With expectations sky high and with the best QB in the league firing on all cylinders, this team looked unstoppable. Unfortunately for Chiefs fans, Patrick Mahomes, who is the reigning MVP, was sidelined with an injury after a nasty injury a few weeks ago. Luckily, the 99 OVR rated QB is back, and it appears so are the Chiefs. Mahomes is perhaps one of the best QBs to use in the game. With his 99 OVR rating, he throws out-of-this-world passes every week.
Not only does Kanas City have the best QB in the league, but they also have some weapons running their receiving routes. Leading the way for the Chiefs is TE Travis Kelce. The 96 OVR big man is widely considered to be one of the best TEs in the league and is also viewed as one of the go-to options for Mahomes. Pairing alongside Kelce is 95 OVR WR Tyreek Hill who also has a 99-speed rating and is a consistent threat to blow by his defender. The Chiefs offense has always been viewed as one of the best in the league, and using them in Madden 20 is no exception.
Kansas City Chiefs Defense Rating: 78
Kanas City does not have one of the best defenses, but they have shown improvements this year compared to their abysmal performance last year. Last NFL season, the Chiefs were known to be the team that would get into high-scoring matches with other teams. This was a constant battle as their defense could not hold on to any lead that Mahomes and his offense got for them.
This year has been a steady improvement for the Chiefs’ defensive unit, led by 89 OVR SS Tyrann Mathieu before he was sidelined due to another season-ending injury. Filling the void of one of the Chief’s defensive focal points has been 86 OVR CB Kendall Fuller. The 24-year-old has 31 tackles on the year and has been a showstopper at times for the Chiefs’ secondary. Although he missed November 18th's game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Mexico City, he will look to corner this Chiefs defense come next week and the rest of the season.
2. Baltimore Ravens: 81 Overall Rating
Baltimore Ravens Offense Rating: 75
Next on our list is perhaps the biggest surprise of the 2019 NFL season: the Baltimore Ravens. Coming into this year, not many people knew what to expect of the Ravens. With 86 OVR QB Lamar Jackson at the helm now, no one knew if he could be a viable starting QB for the future and if he would have an impact right away. Well, Jackson proved critics wrong with his stellar play throughout the season so far. In the lead for MVP for many analysts and fans, Lamar Jackson has sustainable options on the wings with 79 OVR WR Marquise Brown and 78 OVR WR Willie Snead IV. With Jackson leading the Ravens to a potential first seed in their conference, many will look to use Jackson in Madden 20 to see if they can replicate his magnificent throws.
Time will tell if Lamar Jackson can keep up his remarkable performance throughout the rest of the NFL season and beyond. But as his on-the-field dominance continues, so does his Madden 20 rating. He jumped two overall points from 84 OVR in week 10 to 86 OVR in week 11. We won’t be surprised if he finishes the 2019 season with a 90 OVR.
Baltimore Ravens Defense Rating: 84
The Ravens also boast one of the best defenses in the NFL. It’s led by 93 OVR FS Earl Thomas III who has been the star of the Ravens defense for quite some time now. He is paired alongside 92 OVR DT Michael Pierce who has been a consistent threat to offensive lines. The Ravens are one of the best combinations of offense and defense, which makes them a team that players must try out in Madden 20.
3. Dallas Cowboys: 88 Overall Rating
Dallas Cowboys Offense Rating: 86
The Cowboys have had an up-and-down season. Their loss to the New York Jets on October 13th was the nail in the coffin for many Cowboys fans, but the Cowboys have improved since then. The Cowboys offense is led by MVP candidate and 84 OVR QB Dak Prescott. He was heavily criticized in the past but has proven doubters wrong this season. Combined with 92 OVR HB Ezekiel Elliott, the dynamic duo is seen as one of the brightest young cores in the NFL.
Using the Cowboys offense in Madden can lead to some high-scoring games. With Prescott having 92 OVR WR Amari Cooper as his primary receiver running down the sidelines, you're bound to throw mind-boggling passes in Madden. Who knows if the real-life Cowboys will be able to live up to the hype. But for now, we will continue using them in Madden 20.
Dallas Cowboys Defense Rating: 86
One of the bright spots for the Cowboys is their star-studded defense, especially with 84 OVR RT La’el Collins and 91 OVR LT Tyron Smith. Dallas has always been known for presenting strong defensive teams, and using this team in Madden can lead to some fun trash talk among your friends 🙂
Madden 20 Team Ratings
Want to see the Madden 20 team ratings for all 32 NFL teams?
Here's the Madden 20 teams list and ratings sorted by Overall Rating (OVR):
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Now it’s your turn. Which teams do you think are the best to use in Madden 20?
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This article was written by Nick Farrell, an experienced journalist who aims to provide insightful and proactive articles daily.