Madden 16: Teams That Will Dominate Online with Elite NFL Player Ratings

Brian Mazique@@UniqueMaziqueCorrespondent IIIAugust 20, 2015

Credit: EA Sports

The Seattle Seahawks are stacked in Madden 16.

Per EA Sports, the defending NFC champions are the only team in the game with three players who top the ratings at their respective positions.  

Marshawn Lynch (96), Richard Sherman (97) and Kam Chancellor (94) stand atop the Madden player ratings at running back, cornerback and strong safety, respectively. Seattle's high ratings don't end there.

Free safety Earl Thomas (95) is just one point behind the San Diego Chargers' Eric Weddle (96) for the highest mark at his position. Newly acquired tight end Jimmy Graham is four points behind the New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski with a 95 overall rating.

Middle linebacker Bobby Wagner is a top-five player at his position and rated at 92 overall. The same can be said for defensive end Michael Bennett who checks in with a 95. While quarterback Russell Wilson isn't among the top five at his position, his 89 overall rating clearly makes him above-average. 

Get ready for a slew of Seahawks users when you play online. Madden fan Skyler Johnson said he refuses to even play against them:

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New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are good but not quite as dominant as the Seahawks. They will certainly win the QB battle, as Tom Brady is second only to the Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers (99) with a 97 overall rating. 

Gamers might pump their breaks on Brady early in the season, as online games probably won't have him available until his four-game suspension is over. When he does return, the likes of Gronkowski and wide receiver Julian Edelman (89) will be waiting.

New England's defense is led by stars such as free safety Devin McCourty (94), cornerback Aqib Talib and outside linebacker Dont'a Hightower (93). The Patriots don't have as many 90-rated players as Seattle does, but perhaps Brady's edge over Wilson can be the difference.   

It was in the Super Bowl.

Denver Broncos

EA Sports might have slighted Peyton Manning a bit with his 92 overall rating, but he's still an elite QB in the game. He also has the luxury of throwing the ball to two solid receivers in Demaryius Thomas (93) and Emmanuel Sanders (89). 

The Broncos will be especially attractive to players who love the play defense. Led by outside linebacker Von Miller (97) and cornerbacks Chris Harris Jr. (94) and Aqib Talib (90), Denver's defense should be able to keep up with any offense.   

Denver, like New England, is lacking a game-breaking running back. Gamers who prefer to eat up chunks of yardage on the ground may elect to go a different direction.

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