Eagles, Cowboys land the highest team ratings in Madden 20

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More motivation for the 2019 season has emerged, in the form of the Madden 20 ratings for all 32 NFL teams.

The Eagles have the highest team rating, with an 89. They’re followed closely by their division rivals in Dallas, who landed an 88. (Maybe Cowboys fans shouldn’t boycott the game, after all.)

Next comes a trio of teams with an 87 rating: the Patriots, Saints, and Packers. The Falcons and Colts have an 86 each, and the defending NFC champions slide to 85, tied with the other L.A. team.

Four teams have an 84 — the Steelers, Panthers, Chiefs, and Bears. Five, the Vikings, Texans, Washington, 49ers, Browns, get an 83.

Another quartet of teams start with an 81: the Titans, Seahawks, Ravens, and Broncos. The Raiders, Lions, and Bengals each got an 80, the Jaguars fall to 79, the Jets, Cardinals, Bucs, and Bills are 78, the Giants shrink to 77, and the Dolphins bring up the rear with 74.

So who should be the most miffed? The Jaguars at 79 stand out the most, as do the Seahawks and Ravens at 81.

47 responses to “Eagles, Cowboys land the highest team ratings in Madden 20

  1. I can’t understand the Eagles being rated so highly. They’re clearly in decline.

  2. Avenging Cowboy says:
    July 18, 2019 at 9:19 am
    I can’t understand the Eagles being rated so highly. They’re clearly in decline.

    ———————

    Eagles had the 2nd most adjusted games lost in the league last year and they still made the playoffs.

    Barring injuries, this is a better team, in terms of depth and talent, than the one that won the Superbowl. Unless the Eagles lose their entire secondary to injury for a 2nd straight year, I don’t see the Cowboys winning the division.

  3. Further evidence that video game developers are nerds with no clue.

    The 49ers have 12 wins the last 3 seasons combined. Their QB has never started a full season in his career and is coming off a torn ACL.

    Yet they are ranked higher than Seattle.

    *rolls eyes*

  4. mantastic54 says:
    July 18, 2019 at 9:24 am
    I’m not a fan of either team, but how do you rate the Falcons higher than KC?

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    It’s a video game…..

  5. It’s about the 2019 season folks…NOT past seasons!
    Lest you forget the NFL had free agency so players moved around, making teams like KC and Pittsburgh less talented than they were last year.

  6. The Eagle’s offense has the potential to be dominant. So many weapons, two stud TE’s a bucket full of WR’s and a bushel of RB’s and the O-line is pretty good too.
    oh yeah and a QB that can drop dimes all over the field.

    of course this is all on paper…….but

  7. Lighten up. It’s just a game. It’s not like the highest rated team in August when Madden comes out ever wins the Super Bowl (or even make the playoffs.) It’s just a jumping off point mainly based off of players ratings from last year. The developers will have a weekly update.

    As a former Madden player that played ever Madden since it was invented, you can beat an even skilled gamer with the lowest rated team vs the highest rated team. Your performance and play calling means WAY more than the ratings.

    Does everything have to become an internet outrage? It’s a game.

  8. eagleswin says:
    July 18, 2019 at 9:40 am
    Avenging Cowboy says:
    July 18, 2019 at 9:19 am
    I can’t understand the Eagles being rated so highly. They’re clearly in decline.

    ———————

    Eagles had the 2nd most adjusted games lost in the league last year and they still made the playoffs.

    Barring injuries, this is a better team, in terms of depth and talent, than the one that won the Superbowl. Unless the Eagles lose their entire secondary to injury for a 2nd straight year, I don’t see the Cowboys winning the division.

    *****
    eagles were under 500 last year with wentz yet won with foles so everything you said is false and eagles have an old defense old oline qand not a singlw top 10 reciever their success is from coaching

  9. Avenging Cowboy says:
    July 18, 2019 at 9:19 am
    I can’t understand the Eagles being rated so highly. They’re clearly in decline.

    *****
    eagles have the worst roster in the nfl they win because of coaching they were picked to go 5-11 in 2017

  10. Cowboys were healthy for the most part last season while philly was ravaged with injuries and it was still a dogfight for the division and dallas STILL couldnt make it farther than the eagles did.

  11. bird2urmother says:
    July 18, 2019 at 11:14 am
    Cowboys were healthy for the most part last season while philly was ravaged with injuries and it was still a dogfight for the division and dallas STILL couldnt make it farther than the eagles did.

    ******
    cowboys swept wentz last year so no

  12. What kind of men spend their free time playing video games? Do something to advance yourselves people. Spend some time with your wife/kids. Take a class. Read a book. Take up an instrument.

  13. As I’ve so aptly pointed out numerous times…The Cowboys have had as much if not more different All Pros and Pro Bowlers during the past decade as any team…The only thing holding them back is they have one of the worst coaches in NFL history…give any competent coach the same roster Garrett has enjoyed and they would’ve won at least 2 Superbowls by now…

  14. People hating on the Packers rating. As a Packer fan I too think it is too high but they did get rid of some players that were rated lower and replaced with higher people. Amos is better than HaHa, the Smiths better than Perry and Clay. Not to mention higher ratings for other players from last year… guys like Jaire, Aaron Jones, MVS, St. Brown etc.

    Hate if you want, but on paper they did get better regardless of their record from last year. People need to also realize your wins from last year don’t mean anything when it comes to ratings.

  15. So the Eagles lose both season games against the cowboys but rated higher than them… 🤔🤔

  16. What was the Packers’ team rating last year? I’m guessing the on-field performance didn’t live up to it.

    For all the claims of winning the offseason championship by Packer fans, we’ll see when the games are played how good each team is. And I’m not talking about yards gained, the favorite metric of Packer fans. I’m talking about wins and losses.

  17. More proof that everyone realizes the Vikings are fading, and quickly.

    Although I don’t think its fair to lump them in with Washington, Texans, Niners, and Browns.

    Those teams care about getting better.

  18. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:

    For all the claims of winning the offseason championship by Packer fans, we’ll see when the games are played how good each team is. And I’m not talking about yards gained, the favorite metric of Packer fans. I’m talking about wins and losses.
    _________________________

    If that’s the case, the Vikings should be lower. They won 8 games and basically said “a rookie center will change EVERYTHING.”

  19. “The Jaguars at 79 stand out the most, as do the Seahawks and Ravens at 81.”

    Lolz the Jags won their week 2 Super Bowl against the Pats last season and stunk it up bigtime the rest of the season. They have no reason to be upset about anything except themselves.

  20. The team’s ratings are a product of player ratings and will change as the season plays out. Pretty sure that’s the end of that story. If you want to argue over ratings, you might be better off waiting til then.

  21. Washington an 84? Seems really high.

    Eagles are a great bet to slide out of playoff this year. It happens to at least 2 teams in each conference every year. Eagles and Seahawks are my pick to slide out in NFC. Ravens and Texans in AFC. Not saying they suck, it’s just about fact that 2 in each league won’t be back.

  22. “Dolphins bring up the rear with 74.”

    This is like having a car with a gas gauge that falls to 3/4 of a tank as the fuel runs dry. Does not inspire confidence in the vehicle.

    I wish folks were even half as concerned with the innumeracy epidemic as they are with the Madden numbers…

  23. Overall team ratings use a formula based on player ratings. All players. Not just starters. They’re less meaningful than individual ratings (which are also pretty meaningless). Teams with no superstars but good depth have will higher ratings than a team with elite talent at 3 positions, but holes elsewhere.

  24. Minneanderthals says:
    July 18, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:

    For all the claims of winning the offseason championship by Packer fans, we’ll see when the games are played how good each team is. And I’m not talking about yards gained, the favorite metric of Packer fans. I’m talking about wins and losses.
    _________________________

    If that’s the case, the Vikings should be lower. They won 8 games and basically said “a rookie center will change EVERYTHING.”
    ___________

    And there’s another offseason championship claim. Congratulations!

    Apparently, firing your head coach and signing some mediocre free agents is all you have to do to go from six wins to division champions.

  25. It’s okay guys EA sports updates player ratings through out the regular season. You need to throw fits because your favorite team isn’t rated that high.

  26. Sure… some of the scores are off but it doesn’t really matter does it? The scores don’t mean anything at all. Madden 20 doesn’t look any different than any of the previous 5 or so versions. So, why buy it?

    I’m much more interested in when/if they bring back the NCAA football game personally.

  27. SWFLPC.INC says:
    July 18, 2019 at 11:27 am
    What kind of men spend their free time playing video games? Do something to advance yourselves people. Spend some time with your wife/kids. Take a class. Read a book. Take up an instrument.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    Judgmental much? Who cares what people do in their spare time? One could ask what kind of men spend their free time posting on PFT, watching football or counseling strangers on an internet message board on how to spend their free time when they could be doing something productive like volunteering in the community or curing cancer. But not me. Can’t people have an escape, time to do something they find enjoyable, time to recharge the batteries without the judgment of some stranger online?

    And yes, I am a successful professional with a successful career, own my own business, enjoy playing sports, a photography hobby, reading (yes) and playing guitar. I spend plenty of time with my girlfriend (no wife or kids) and sometimes we enjoy playing video games together (she loves playing them). Enjoying video games does not mean you are a loser with no life. Live and let live…

  28. I didn’t see anyone claiming a division championship, Robbo.

    I did see someone stating the obvious:

    Vikings fans think everyone else will get worse and are just praying that they’re going to somehow be a billion times better, after being decidedly average last year and making zero attempt to improve.

    Side question: is beating winning teams a characteristic in Madden? If so, Cousins should be at 0 for that one.

    Enjoy your day.

  29. Idiot cowboy fans saying the cowboys should be higher cause they beat the eagles twice last year is comedy gold. Cowboy fans always live in the last I swear lol.

    Looks… The eagles entire secondary, starting 2 RBs, deep threat WR, etc were all injured. The cowboys as a team beat an injury riddled eagles as a team. Hell even Wentz wasn’t right. Big freaking deal lol. If both teams were healthy I bet both those games are Eagle wins.

    Eagles should be the favorite to win the division this year and should be a solid SB pick. Dont let your hate make you idiots say stupid things lol.

  30. cjmcfootball says:
    July 18, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Overall team ratings use a formula based on player ratings. All players. Not just starters. They’re less meaningful than individual ratings (which are also pretty meaningless). Teams with no superstars but good depth have will higher ratings than a team with elite talent at 3 positions, but holes elsewhere.
    ___________

    Thanks for clarifying that, but that still doesn’t explain why the Packers have such a high rating. They don’t have superstars or depth.

  31. I’m so confused (an not like ‘vikings fans seeing their sister in a dress for the first time’ confused.

    I say that the Vikings should be rated lower because they only won 8 games last year (and, quite frankly, got blown out in the others–having been gifted a tie), and did nothing to improve, and that means I think the Packers will win the division?

    I think the Bears will have a great team yet again this year.

    I think the Vikings will get worse.

    Madden seems to agree.

  32. tokyosandblaster says:
    July 18, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Vikings fans think everyone else will get worse and are just praying that they’re going to somehow be a billion times better, after being decidedly average last year and making zero attempt to improve.
    _________

    I don’t think you understand the numbers “billion” and “zero.”

    The narrative Packer fans are trying to sell is that the Packers are offseason champions (just like last year) and the Vikings did nothing to change from last season.

    The biggest thing the Packers did was fire McCarthy and his “stale” offense and replaced him with a bright young mind who hasn’t proven anything. This is supposed to vault their offense into the upper echelon of the league.

    The Vikings did something very similar by firing John DeFillipo and his offense that did everything to emphasize Cousins’ weaknesses and nothing to emphasize his strengths. They replaced him with not just a bright young mind who hasn’t proven anything but added Gary Kubiak as an offensive advisor. The entire focus of the offseason was to build an offensive scheme that would help their quarterback thrive. I don’t know how you can call that “making zero attempt to improve.”

    Essentially, the Packers fired a Super Bowl-winning head coach and replaced him with someone with no track record. The Vikings fired someone with no track record and replaced him with a Super Bowl-winning head coach. We’ll see which approach works better.

  33. Ahhhh. I see now.

    You’re just a troll. “The Packers have no superstars or depth.’ I typically expect more from your rob blah blah screen name, cheese.

    The Packers were in every game last year (except the last one where Rodgers sat). The Vikings were not.

    The Packers added two pass rushers that were better than two of last year’s pass rushers, but that doesn’t mean anything. Because they went to the Packers, they’re ‘mediocre.’ Adrian Amos playing for any other team would be considered a consistent, great safety, but since he went to the Packers, he’s mediocre.

    I mean, I get it. If I was a fan of the lowly Vikings, I’d try to make everyone else believe that the Packers were mediocre as well. If they’re looking at the Packers, maybe they won’t remember that the Vikings were so-so last year, and really doubled down this year to say WE CAN BE JUST AS MEDIOCRE THIS YEAR.

    Oh, and I just read an article (something you should try) that said the Packers have 4 players in the top 100 this season. Two of them hit the list before the Vikings top player (at 58!!). That’s what I call having no superstars. no players even in the top 50!

    But they’re all superstars to you. Because they’re a part of the lilac losers.

  34. Minneanderthals says:
    July 18, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    I’m so confused (an not like ‘vikings fans seeing their sister in a dress for the first time’ confused.

    I say that the Vikings should be rated lower because they only won 8 games last year (and, quite frankly, got blown out in the others–having been gifted a tie), and did nothing to improve, and that means I think the Packers will win the division?

    I think the Bears will have a great team yet again this year.

    I think the Vikings will get worse.

    Madden seems to agree.
    ___________

    Actually, the Vikings were the 13th-best team in the NFL last year according to the standings. Madden has them in a tie for 14th, so they don’t really see them getting significantly worse.

    The Packers were the 21st-best team in the NFL last year and Madden has them tied for 3rd this year. I think that seems like quite a jump for a team that fired their coach and signed a couple of free agents.

    You brought up the Vikings. I was merely commenting on the oft-heard claim that the Vikings did nothing in the offseason, which implies that the Packers did a lot in the offseason. Are you telling me you disagree with how Madden rated the Packers and you don’t think they will win the division? You would be the first of your ilk to admit that.

  35. mjtn says:

    Eagles will win both games against the Cowboys this year.
    ******************************************************************
    yeah sure they will, who will be their q.b. when Glass-son Wentz gets injured again, there is no more Nick Foles holding the clipboard in Philly?

  36. Love how the old folks on here call the video game people nerds when they have no idea the amount of data used to determine these rankings, as well as input by ex players. Analytics is a thing, and it is used in Madden as well as the actual game.

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