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Atlanta Falcons

Overall Rating: 91

Team Strategy

 

The Falcons come packed with playmakers on both sides of the ball. Explosive out of the shotgun, Atlanta can attack from multiple angles. 

Go-to Plays

Shotgun Split Close – HB Gut

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This run is designed to go up the middle, but big play capability exists if you take it outside the tackle box.

Shotgun Split Close – HB Wheel

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The HB routes are two of the best quick options in the game. Make your opponent defend them and then look to your downfield options. The deep post is a back-breaker against aggressive blitzing defenses.

Shotgun Trey Y-Flex – Levels Y Corner

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The route combination to the TE and HB is one of the best in the game. If your opponent takes away the short flat, go to the TE and vice versa.

Scouting Report

Offensive Scouting Report

With Julio Jones on the roster, moving the chains is close to automatic. Compared to other elite WRs in Madden, you trade off big stick moves for his rare combination of size, hands, route running, and speed. Effective in any route assignment, Julio owns the red zone.

The Falcons come with the best pair of HBs of any team in Madden. Devonta Freeman is excellent down the board ratings wise, while Tevin Coleman isn’t far behind and is a bit faster. They’re both so skilled that the Falcons are likely the only team where you don’t need to change game plan if someone signs for a breather.

One of the best under pressure, Matt Ryan should arguably be in the top tier of QBs. His Break Sack rating alone is much higher than most pocket passing QBs, and his accuracy doesn’t take a huge step back based on range, either. Ryan is also way better on the run than most give him credit for.

Defensive Scouting Report

Atlanta has a pair of super-fast CBs in Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford. Base ratings, these guys are step for step. Alford has better stick moves when he comes down with it, but Trufant is a much better tackler and has effective coverage ratings.

Keanu Neal is one of the best safeties to send on a blitz. He’s good in zone schemes, but his Hit Power screams to be put up front on the attack. One of the harder hitting safeties, Neal possess some serious stopping power.

The foundation of this defense rests on LB Deion Jones. Jones is a quality tackler with power to boot; Jones is also one of the few LBs capable of covering the elite TEs of Madden, making him indispensable against teams like New England and Carolina.

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