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Various Cheats and Hints
Use Madden Cards indefinitely
You must have a profile made and loaded. Do the training mode in the Coaches Corner. Here, you earn "tokens", used a points. Whenever you complete a certain play, you earn tokens. Do every play that the game gives you. Try to do them correctly so you can earn as many tokens a possible. When you have completed each play, you can earn no more tokens. Save your stats in the profile. Then, go to the Madden Card section. In this section, make the selection under the Challenge Status section (should be in the middle). In here you can buy cards, just like baseball trading cards. Cards are bought in packs. Every card has a player (boosts stats by certain percent), veteran player that you can sign to your roster, Superbowl team (for example, the 1999 Rams), created team, new stadium, cheerleader cards, and cheat cards. The cheat cards are cheats, just like in Madden 2000 or 2001 (and some new cheats). You can buy the cards with the tokens you have just earned. Almost every card can normally only be used once. Save the profile after you have all the cards you want. You can activate all the cards you want, and after the game, most of them will be gone. However they will only remain gone if you save your profile after the game. First, save the game, but do not save the profile. Restart the game. Start the game again and load the profile. Then, select Madden Cards: Activate. If done correctly, all of your cards should be back to the amount that they were. Do this after every game and you should be able to use the cheats indefinitely. Note: This was done in franchise mode.
Taunt your opponent
Before the snap, when you are controlling either a defensive player or your QB, press [L3]. Your player will taunt the other team.
Easy Madden Cards
To get quick and easy Madden Cards, go to training mode and select Mike Martz's playbook. Go through it and earn as many cards as you can. Note: this can only be done once per profile.
Trade Madden Cards that you have two or more to get more. If you get two or more Gold or Past Player Cards, sell them to where you have one remaining. These give you more tokens.
Choose any team, then pick select D. Jauron's playbook. Go to "Singleback Normal" and pick "HB Sweep". You will run to the left. Keep tapping [X]. Then, one person will appear, press [L1] to juke left. You will now be free to run. Make sure you are tapping [X] at all times.
Go to Dime formation, then select "Double Slot". Watch your defensive ends go for a sack. "Line Shift" will also work as well. This is under the Raiders handbook.
Select the 3-4 defense play and select the play Wipman. Then, control the DT on the left. Move him to the right to block the center. This will work about 80% of the time.
Throw the ball to any receiver. After the ball has been thrown, switch into your intended receiver and let the CPU run the pattern. Immediately before the ball gets to you, tap [R2] + [L2]. If the ball is somewhat to the receiver, he will reach out and most likely catch the ball.
Stop running for a moment. You can sometimes easily avoid being tackled. Sometimes you will need to juke, spin, or stiff arm to get past defenders.
When you are kicking the ball go to onside, press [Circle] and when the red arrow appears, move the arrow to the center. Then, move it all the way down and try to kick it hard, It should kick a pooch very high. Press [Triangle] to jump and recover the ball.
When it is your turn to kick the ball to the other team, choose the play that says "Kick Left". Press the [Down] to make the red arrow go down all the way, then tap [Left]x2. When you kick the ball, make sure that it is slightly behind the line.
To get good protection on kick returns, choose "Onside Kick" as your play. When you run back the ball, you will usually get past the 20.
Go to trade a player and select the St. Louis Rams. Trade the back up QB for Peyton Manning, then trade their back up HBs for Edgerinn James and Eddie George. Next, trade their back up FBs for Mike Allstott, Tony Richardsons or Larry Centers. Keep Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt. Trade the rest for Randy Moss, Eric Moulds, Cris Carter, Rod Smith, Ed Mccaferry, Jonny Morton, Hermon Moore, Antonio Freeman, and Marvin Harrison. Then, trade the TE for Tony Gonzalaz, Shannonn Sharpe, or Frank Wycheck.
To get the best defense formation, go to 4-3 and select Safe. Before the hike, press [Triangle] + [Up], [R1] and [L1]. This makes your defense cover better, and have a better chance for a sack. To increase the odds, get control of your DL on the opposite side of the running back, judging its a pass play. Move him towards the other DLs to push everyone to one side. About three to five men will pass the T and G and sack the quarterback once in about four attempts.
Determine first down
When you pass or run the ball, and it is close to a first down, watch the yellow line. If it disappears fast, it is a first down. If it fades away, it is not.
Prevent CPU from running the clock
Use the following trick to prevent the CPU from running the clock out near the end of the game when they are ahead. Choose "Special - Punt Return". That will make the CPU audible their play to a pass play. Then, audible your defense by pressing [Square] followed by [Circle]. This way, your coverage men and returners will be covering wide receivers. Ysually your returners and coverage men are WRs so they will have better hands for interceptions than a regular CB. This may not win it for you, but will give you a lot better chance.
Stall a two-minute offense
Use the play Dime: Double Wide when you need to stall a two-minute offense. You will have a better chance of running the clock while the opponent is trying to score with a two-minute offense.
Long field goals
Long field goals can be made if you stop the meter. Then, when stopping the power meter, press [Triangle] + [X] at the same time. This is not guaranteed to work every time..
Best franchise mode players
The following players have a huge upside, sometimes growing over 10 overall points in the first year: Todd Heap, Lavaar Aringhton, and Champ Bailey.
Building a good team
Do not try to make a great team by trading all the good players to one team. Instead, go to "Edit Player" and make the people on the team better by increasing agility, speed, etc. Or, find all the good players with a 90 overall rating and a 90 import rating. A team of created players would work as well, if all players are above 90 in import.
Select any playbook. When you are on offense choose the "I" formation, and then select the "Strikeout" play. Your HB will run one screen to the left and your fullback will go to the right. Pass to the fullback. You can do this play repeatedly, picking up 5 to 10 yards each time. It is impossible for the CPU or another person to defend. If you choose Sam Gash or Mike Alstott as your fullback, you can get 5 to 20 yards every time. This works best to the strong side. For example, if the strong side is your left side, press [R1] before you select the play. This will switch the play and make your fullback go left.
To get the best playbook, select Tony Dungy. It has the best run play and pass plays. The best run play is Quick Toss, and the best pass play is Hail Mary. To prevent interceptions, hold [L2] when pressing [Circle], [Square], etc. This is called Route-Based Passing.
The following a list of the teams from best to worst.
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