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Madden 16 Ratings Reveal Best Teams in the NFL



Here are the best teams in the NFL, according to their Madden 16 ratings, the worst teams in the NFL and a look at the team with the biggest change in ratings from last year.

The Madden 16 release date is just weeks away and we know the best Madden 16 teams and the best Madden 16 players at each position, which will help you pick out a team to take on your friends.

This may be more important than ever if you are a San Francisco 49’ers fan as Madden rates the team as a 78 — a 12 point drop from last year. The Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints also drop dramatically coming down 9 points and 8 points respectively.

We may see the New York Jets rating change thanks to Geno Smith’s broken jaw after a team-mate punched him in the locker room and put him out for 6-10 weeks.

Here are the best Madden 16 teams.

Here are the best Madden 16 teams.

The Madden 16 ratings for teams and players change each week based on performance, so this is not a static look at how the teams will play throughout the year, but it is a good starting point.

In Madden 16 the initial ratings come from the Madden Ratings Czar who oversaw ratings in the game for many years, but he will not play a role in the updated ratings each week.

The Madden 16 release date is August 25th. There is no Madden 16 demo to try the game, but you can play Madden 16 early on Xbox One with EA Access.

Best Madden 16 Teams

The table below shows the best Madden 16 teams, the worst Madden 16 teams and the change from their rating at the start of Madden 15. There is a major shift for some teams from last year. If you plan to play with the regular teams online this is a good look at what you can expect. This will not influence the start of Madden Ultimate teams that are based on the player ratings on cards collected.

TeamMadden 16 RatingsMadden 15 RatingsChange
Seattle Seahawks91910
New England Patriots91883
Green Bay Packers90882
Denver Broncos8990-1
Indianapolis Colts87834
Dallas Cowboys86815
Baltimore Ravens85841
Pittsburgh Steelers84786
Philadelphia Eagles8485-1
Cincinnati Bengals8486-2
Detroit Lions83803
San Diego Chargers8283-1
Arizona Cardinals82802
Kansas City Chiefs82820
Miami Dolphins81792
Carolina Panthers8084-4
Buffalo Bills79754
Houston Texans79763
San Francisco 49ers7890-12
New Orleans Saints7886-8
St. Louis Rams78771
NY Giants77761
Atlanta Falcons7779-2
Minnesota Vikings77761
New york Jets7678-2
Chicago Bears7584-9
Washington Redskins75750
Cleveland Browns75750
Tampa Bay Buccaneers7477-3
Oakland Raiders74722
Jacksonville Jaguars73730
Tennessee Titans7274-2

The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots are tied with a 91 rating. It is not clear if either rating will deflate in the opening week. Green Bay comes in third with 90. The Oakland Raiders rise from last place, and the Tennessee Titans take home last place with a 72 rating.

Madden 16 Team Ratings Breakdown

Check out the individual breakdown for each of the NFL teams in Madden 16 over on EA, where they list the top players on each team and some of the reasons for the ratings.


You can also check out the rest of the Madden 16 ratings for the top players at each position on EA. Expect to see some updates after the first week of play, but it is not clear if the NFL preseason will change any team or individual ratings.

Madden 16 Release: 10 Important Details

Madden 16 Release Date

Madden 16 Release Date

The Madden 16 release date is the same across all consoles and it arrives at the same time on disc and digital so you don't need to worry about where you buy the game from if you want to play right away.

EA Sports confirmed the Madden 16 release date for August 25, 2015. The timing is no surprise considering the new Madden game arrives every year, but this is the date you need to mark on your calendar as the start of Madden Season.

If you order Madden 16 digitally you can pre-load the game, which means you can download it to your console before the release and start playing right at 12:01 AM Eastern on Tuesday August 25th.

You can pre-order the game for release day delivery or walk into any store that sells games on the Madden 16 release date to pick the game up without a pre-order.

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