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Wanna win? Virtually all coaches agree that winning the turnover battle is the single most important statistic used to determine the outcome of football games. Madden games aren't any different. The team that turns the ball over the least is usually the victor. On the flip side, forcing turnovers on defense earns extra possessions and scoring opportunities for your team while decreasing the same for your opponents. Simply put, playing good defense means taking the ball away from your opponent.
Kickers are the highest scoring players in the history of the NFL. Check it out. The leagues scoring record holders are virtually all kickers. Madden scoring records, not so much. Madden players don't use their kickers to get points even when they are well within range in fourth and long. Daring, but not necessarily smart. After all, they don't call it football for nothing.
People have been playing Madden head-to-head for more than 20 years, but nothing turns the line between gamesmanship and sportsmanship on its ear more than online play. Before Madden NFL 2003, players needed to be in the same room to play. Friends played friends. Taking a lopsided losses were just part of the Madden experience. Head-to-head Madden games were truly a character building social engagement. But online play has changed the way we think about playing each other.
Madden NFL 17 ranked online game between TNT713 Panthers and Johnapoluza88 Patriots that goes back and forth. The excitement never wanes as these teams battle until the final snap, even then the outcome is still in doubt. Don't miss this incredible fight to the finish.
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In my personal experience through more than 6000 online games I have learned several lessons about what it takes to fully enjoy playing Madden. Being able to compete is paramount, but being competitive isn't an overnight thing. There are no shortcuts to excellence. It takes effort, dedication, attention to detail, the proper mental perspective, and support. I enjoyed playing Madden, I didn't enjoy losing. So I set off to find the path to better Madden performance.
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