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Madden NFL 09 FAQ

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This walkthrough was originally written for Madden NFL 09 on the DS, but the walkthrough is still applicable to the Wii version of the game.
                                  MADDEN NFL 09
                                      FAQ
                                  Version 0.02

                             By Robert Johnson (Rej72380)

                         For the Nintendo DS video game system


                            Created on September 12, 2008




TABLE OF CONTENTS

1) INTRODUCTION
2) CONTROLS
   2.1) CLASSIC CONTROLS
   2.2) TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLS
3) GENERAL STRATEGIES
   3.1) ON OFFENSE
   3.2) ON DEFENSE
   3.3) ON SPECIAL TEAMS
4) PLAYER LIST
   4.1) CHICAGO BEARS
   4.2) CINCINATTI BENGALS
   4.3) BUFFALO BILLS
   4.4) DENVER BRONCOS
   4.5) TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
   4.6) CLEVELAND BROWNS
   4.7) ARIZONA CARDINALS
   4.8) SAN DEIGO CHARGERS
   4.9) KANSAS CITY CHEIFS
   4.10) INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
   4.11) DALLAS COWBOYS
   4.12) MIAMI DOLPHINS
   4.13) PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
   4.14) ATLANTA FALCONS
   4.15) SAN FRANCISCO FORTY-NINERS (49ers)
   4.16) NEW YORK GIANTS
   4.17) JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
   4.18) NEW YORK JETS
   4.19) DETROIT LIONS
   4.20) GREEN BAY PACKERS
   4.21) CAROLINA PANTHERS
   4.22) NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
   4.23) OAKLAND RAIDERS
   4.24) ST. LOUIS RAMS
   4.25) BALTIMORE RAVENS
   4.26) WASHINGTON REDSKINS
   4.27) NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
   4.28) SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
   4.29) PITTSBURGH STEELERS
   4.30) HOUSTON TEXANS
   4.31) TENNESEE TITANS
   4.32) MINNESOTA VIKINGS
5) REC ROOM GAMES
   5.1) PAPER FOOTBALL
   5.2) LAST MINUTE MIRACLE
   5.3) PLAYBOOK FLASH
   5.4) HIT THE HOLE
6) IN CLOSING
7) CONTACT INFORMATION
8) LEGAL INFORMATION




1) INTRODUCTION


Welcome, folks, to my FAQ for the latest installment of the DS
version of the popular Madden NFL football series. While the DS
version does not have some of features of the console versions,
such as Madden I.Q., there are plenty of DS_exclusive features
to keep you occupied for a while.

Without further to do, let's play some football!


2) CONTROLS


This section is separated into two control schemes--One for the
classic controls (i.e., the controls you normally use on the
console) and one for touch screen controls.


2.1) CLASSIC CONTROLS


BEFORE THE SNAP: OFFENSE

Y+ Y, X, L or R--Call an audible

B Button--Cancel an audible

L or R Button--View the field

X, then reciever button, then touch screen--Change hot route

X, then reciever button, then R--Change the smart route

A Button--Snap the ball



RUNNING/RUSHING

Control Pad--Run

A Button--Sprint

B Button--Spin around

Y Button--Dive

L or R Button--Juke left or right

X Button--Truck Stick

B Button--Fake Snap

L+R--Juke back



PASSING

X Button--Bring up/deactivate passing symbols

A, B, Y, L and R Buttons--Pass to receIver

Control Pad--Scramble

Y Button (After crossing line of scrimmage)--Slide

A Button (After Whistle blows)--Hurry-up offense



RECEIVING

B Button--Select receiver closest to ball

X Button--Jump/Catch pass

Y Button--Dive



BEFORE THE SNAP: DEFENSE

Control Pad--Reposition player

A or B button--Select player

R Button--Secondary Shift

Y+Y, X, L or R--Call an audible

B Button--Cancel audible

L Button--Defensive Line Shift

Y Button--Defensive Playmaker



AFTER THE SNAP: DEFENSE

Control Pad--Run

B Button--Select Defender closest to ball

A Button--Sprint

Y Button--Dive

X Button--Jump/swat the ball


KICKING CONTROLS

X Button--Call a fair catch

Control Pad--Return kick

A Button--Activate Kick Meter




2.2) TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLS


BEFORE THE SNAP: OFFENSE

A Icon--Call Audible

Cancel Audible Button--Cancell audible

L/R+ Control Pad--View field

Hot Route icon--Hot Route

Hot Route Icon--Smart Route

Touch the touch screen--Snap the ball



RUNNING

Control Pad--Run (For right-handed players)

A, B, X or Y Buttons--Run (for left-handed players)

Slide down-left/down-right--Spin

Slide up--Dive

Slide left, right or down--Juke left, right or back

Slide Up-left/Up-right--Truck Stick



PASSING

Touch Receiver icon--Pass to specific receiver

Slide on touch screen--Aim throw to specific spot

Pass Icon--Cancel Receiver icons

Slide up (after crossing line of scrimmage)--Slide



BEFORE THE SNAP: DEFENSE

Control Pad--Reposition player (For right-handed players)

A, B, X, or Y Buttons--Reposition player (For left-handed players)

Touch on-screen player--Select player

SS Icon--Secondary Shift

A Icon--Call Audible

Cancel Audible icon--Cancel audible

LS Icon--Defensive shift



AFTER THE SNAP: DEFENSE

Control Pad--Run (For right-handed players)

A, B, X or Y Buttons--Run (For left-handed players)

L Button--Select defender closest to the ball

Slide Left--Sprint

Slide down--Dive

Slide up--Jump/swat the ball


KICKING CONTROLS

Touch Kick Meter--Activate Kick Meter

X Button--Call a fair catch



3) GENERAL STRATEGIES

Here are some general strategies to help you win quite a few
football games:


3.1) ON OFFENSE


1: Run the ball as much as possible. This can be used for
running for a short gain, getting a first down on 3rd-and-1
and, most importantly, keep the clock running to eat up
as much time as possible.

2: Only pass the ball if it's 3rd and 10, you're trailing
by at least a touchdown or to stop the clock by throwing
an intentional incomplete pass.

3: Mix up different play styles as much as possible, as
the defensive A.I. will never be fooled by the same play
consecutive times

4: If you're trailing by 8 points and you score a touchdown
in the last two minutes of the game, try running the ball in
for a two-point conversion instead of kicking the extra
point.



3.2) ON DEFENSE


1: Try mixing up different defensive plays as well, as
the opposing A.I. will frequently switch between passing
and running plays.

2: Go for the interception as much as possible. This is best done with
the A.I. controlling your defenders

3: If you're giving up a ton of yards on consecutive plays,
try shifting defensive lines to close whatever holes are exposed.

4: Here's a fun way to play defense--Select a goalline play, usually a
blitz play, and call as many audibles as possible to completely
confuse the offensive A.I. Note that this is not 100% foolproof
and is prone to backfire.


3.3) ON SPECIAL TEAMS

1: After most touchdowns, it is best to kick the extra point. You
may have to adjust the angle of the kick to ensure the kick
is good.

2: Don't go for field goals from farther than the 40-yard line.
Also note that when the field goal distance is measured,
it accounts the actual length of the end zone, which is around 10 yards
itself.

3: To improve your chances of returning a kickoff or
punt for a touchdown, use juke moves whenever possible
to shake off would-be tacklers on the kicking team.

4: If you have to punt, try punting it out of bounds to ensure
your opponent doesn't return it for an easy 6.



4) PLAYER LIST


The following sub-sections are separated by alphabetical order
of the team name and this order:


QUARTERBACKS
HALFBACKS
FULLBACKS
WIDE RECEIVERS
TIGHT ENDS
TACKLES
GUARDS
CENTERS
DEFENSIVE ENDS
DEFENSIVE TACKLES
OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS
INSIDE LINEBACKERS
CORNERBACKS
FREE SAFETIES
SECONDARY SAFETIES
KICKERS
PUNTERS


Also, the players' attributes, including salary for the 2008
season, are listed along with the players, for reference.



4.1) CHICAGO BEARS



QUARTERBACKS

R. Grossman, #8

Salary--$3.00M


Overall--83
Speed--58
Strength--50
Awareness--69
Agility--58
Acceleration--59
Injury--67
Importance--62
Catch--14
Carry--41
Break Tackle--45
Tackle--20
Throw Power--94
Throw Accuracy--84
Pass Block--14
Run Block--15
Kick Power--28
Kick Accuracy--16



K. Orton, #18

Salary--$2.35M


Overall--81
Speed--56
Strength--53
Awareness--74
Agility--59
Acceleration--64
Injury--89
Importance--52
Catch--22
Carry--49
Break Tackle--54
Tackle--16
Throw Power--87
Throw Accuracy--83
Pass Block--13
Run Block--9
Kick Power--11
Kick Accuracy--11




HALFBACKS


M. Forte, #22

Salary--2.10M


Overall--82
Speed--92
Strength--77
Awareness--47
Agility--90
Acceleration--90
Injury--93
Importance--90
Catch--75
Carry--80
Break Tackle--82
Tackle--29
Throw Power--35
Throw Accuracy--29
Pass Block--34
Run Block--29
Kick Power--18
Kick Accuracy--18



C. Benson, #32

Salary--$6.90M


Overall--82
Speed--86
Strength--74
Awareness--66
Agility--84
Acceleration--83
Injury--93
Importance--69
Catch--59
Carry--92
Break Tackle--84
Tackle--34
Throw Power--14
Throw Accuracy--16
Pass Block--45
Run Block--44
Kick Power--11
Kick Accuracy--11



A. Peterson, #29

Salary--$950K


Overall--79
Speed--88
Strength--73
Awareness--64
Agility--89
Acceleration--89
Injury--83
Importance--56
Catch--60
Carry--76
Break Tackle--80
Tackle--32
Throw Power--11
Throw Accuracy--18
Pass Block--22
Run Block--21
Kick Power--18
Kick Accuracy--16



G. Wolfe, #25

Salary--$600K


Overall--75
Speed--93
Strength--48
Awareness--56
Agility--96
Acceleration--95
Injury--81
Importance--44
Catch--69
Carry--76
Break Tackle--57
Tackle--34
Throw Power--34
Throw Accuracy--39
Pass Block--29
Run Block--24
Kick Power--16
Kick Accuracy--14



FULLBACKS


J. McKie, #37

Salary--$800K


Overall--92
Speed--71
Strength--73
Awareness--80
Agility--59
Acceleration--69
Injury--69
Importance--71
Catch--67
Carry--64
Break Tackle--64
Tackle--25
Throw Power--9
Throw Accuracy--9
Pass Block--52
Run Block--66
Kick Power--14
Kick Accuracy--16



WIDE RECEIVERS


D. Hester, #23

Salary--$700K


Overall--91
Speed--99
Strength--47
Awareness--67
Agility--99
Acceleration--99
Injury--90
Importance--55
Catch--82
Carry--47
Break Tackle--34
Tackle--39
Throw Power--34
Throw Accuracy--39
Pass Block--18
Run Block--29
Kick Power--21
Kick Accuracy--16



M. Booker, #86

Salary--$1.60M


Overall--89
Speed--86
Strength--67
Awareness--87
Agility--83
Acceleration--84
Injury--81
Importance--69
Catch--85
Carry--64
Break Tackle--62
Tackle--15
Throw Power--47
Throw Accuracy--43
Pass Block--24
Run Block--30
Kick Power--20
Kick Accuracy--20



E. Bennett, #85

Salary--$700K


Overall--88
Speed--91
Strength--59
Awareness--56
Agility--91
Acceleration--90
Injury--94
Importance--85
Catch--85
Carry--69
Break Tackle--59
Tackle--29
Throw Power--29
Throw Accuracy--29
Pass Block--41
Run Block--35
Kick Power--24
Kick Accuracy--24



M. Bradley, #16

Salary--$700K


Overall--84
Speed--91
Strength--59
Awareness--55
Agility--90
Acceleration--92
Injury--76
Importance--48
Catch--79
Carry--51
Break Tackle--54
Tackle--35
Throw Power--22
Throw Accuracy--18
Pass Block--20
Run Block--27
Kick Power--9
Kick Accuracy--9



R. Davis, #81

Salary--$1.05M


Overall--84
Speed--92
Strength--52
Awareness--55
Agility--93
Acceleration--93
Injury--80
Importance--48
Catch--79
Carry--53
Break Tackle--47
Tackle--47
Throw Power--32
Throw Accuracy--29
Pass Block--22
Run Block--37
Kick Power--27
Kick Accuracy--30



B. Lloyd, #80

Salary--$650K


Overall--81
Speed--88
Strength--43
Awareness--67
Agility--89
Acceleration--90
Injury--84
Importance--41
Catch--76
Carry--54
Break Tackle--39
Tackle--24
Throw Power--26
Throw Accuracy--9
Pass Block--18
Run Block--24
Kick Power--23
Kick Accuracy--27



TIGHT ENDS



G. Olsen, #82

Salary--$1.55M


Overall--100
Speed--86
Strength--64
Awareness--73
Agility--85
Acceleration--86
Injury--88
Importance--52
Catch--86
Carry--69
Break Tackle--64
Tackle--39
Throw Power--18
Throw Accuracy--31
Pass Block--59
Run Block--57
Kick Power--25
Kick Accuracy--21



D. Clark, #88

Salary--$1.60M


Overall--100
Speed--78
Strength--66
Awareness--80
Agility--79
Acceleration--82
Injury--76
Importance--57
Catch--85
Carry--69
Break Tackle--62
Tackle--31
Throw Power--51
Throw Accuracy--43
Pass Block--59
Run Block--59
Kick Power--21
Kick Accuracy--16



TACKLES



J. Tait, #76

Salary--$7.10M


Overall--89
Speed--51
Strength--90
Awareness--85
Agility--51
Acceleration--67
Injury--90
Importance--74
Catch--24
Carry--11
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--25
Throw Power--35
Throw Accuracy--18
Pass Block--91
Run Block--89
Kick Power--32
Kick Accuracy--28



C. Williams, #74

Salary--$2.10M


Overall--86
Speed--67
Strength--87
Awareness--64
Agility--78
Acceleration--87
Injury--94
Importance--90
Catch--44
Carry--38
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--18
Throw Power--18
Throw Accuracy--30
Pass Block--87
Run Block--82
Kick Power--28
Kick Accuracy--22




J. St. Clair, #78

Salary--$800K


Overall--77
Speed--52
Strength--86
Awareness--71
Agility--47
Acceleration--62
Injury--83
Importance--45
Catch--24
Carry--13
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--25
Throw Power--18
Throw Accuracy--18
Pass Block--79
Run Block--86
Kick Power--24
Kick Accuracy--18



K. Barton, #69

Salary--$800K


Overall--75
Speed--51
Strength--88
Awareness--53
Agility--49
Acceleration--62
Injury--92
Importance--69
Catch--27
Carry--24
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--24
Throw Power--29
Throw Accuracy--29
Pass Block--82
Run Block--86
Kick Power--24
Kick Accuracy--24




GUARDS



R. Garza, #63

Salary--$850K


Overall--86
Speed--47
Strength--92
Awareness--78
Agility--51
Acceleration--67
Injury--69
Importance--60
Catch--18
Carry--22
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--20
Throw Power--18
Throw Accuracy--18
Pass Block--89
Run Block--89
Kick Power--22
Kick Accuracy--20




J. Beekman, #67

Salary--$550K


Overall--80
Speed--51
Strength--88
Awareness--66
Agility--57
Acceleration--64
Injury--92
Importance--39
Catch--18
Carry--29
Break Tackle--29
Tackle--33
Throw Power--14
Throw Accuracy--29
Pass Block--82
Run Block--87
Kick Power--18
Kick Accuracy--18




T. Metcalf, #60

Salary--$1.65M


Overall--79
Speed--49
Strength--89
Awareness--67
Agility--51
Acceleration--62
Injury--84
Importance--48
Catch--13
Carry--16
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--14
Throw Power--14
Throw Accuracy--11
Pass Block--84
Run Block--85
Kick Power--16
Kick Accuracy--16




M. Jones, #61

Salary--$350K


Overall--70
Speed--49
Strength--86
Awareness--55
Agility--50
Acceleration--67
Injury--92
Importance--23
Catch--29
Carry--14
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--24
Throw Power--24
Throw Accuracy--24
Pass Block--76
Run Block--79
Kick Power--18
Kick Accuracy--18




CENTERS



O. Kreutz, #57

Salary--$5.90M


Overall--94
Speed--62
Strength--92
Awareness--88
Agility--62
Acceleration--84
Injury--85
Importance--78
Catch--23
Carry--20
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--28
Throw Power--30
Throw Accuracy--24
Pass Block--89
Run Block--89
Kick Power--18
Kick Accuracy--23




A. Oakley, #68

Salary--$350K


Overall--71
Speed--56
Strength--83
Awareness--64
Agility--50
Acceleration--64
Injury--64
Importance--18
Catch--18
Carry--21
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--29
Throw Power--21
Throw Accuracy--15
Pass Block--74
Run Block--76
Kick Power--13
Kick Accuracy--11




DEFENSIVE ENDS



A. Ogunleye, #93

Salary--$7.05M


Overall--94
Speed--84
Strength--78
Awareness--69
Agility--79
Acceleration--90
Injury--64
Importance--73
Catch--34
Carry--18
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--74
Throw Power--14
Throw Accuracy--13
Pass Block--11
Run Block--11
Kick Power--14
Kick Accuracy--14




A. Brown, #96

Salary--$3.80M


Overall--90
Speed--83
Strength--71
Awareness--69
Agility--75
Acceleration--88
Injury--84
Importance--69
Catch--39
Carry--18
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--74
Throw Power--16
Throw Accuracy--21
Pass Block--11
Run Block--11
Kick Power--20
Kick Accuracy--11





M. Anderson, #97

Salary--$400K


Overall--88
Speed--85
Strength--69
Awareness--64
Agility--73
Acceleration--88
Injury--86
Importance--69
Catch--29
Carry--15
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--74
Throw Power--18
Throw Accuracy--7
Pass Block--11
Run Block--16
Kick Power--7
Kick Accuracy--5





M. Bazuin, #73

Salary--$1.85M


Overall--79
Speed--76
Strength--77
Awareness--49
Agility--73
Acceleration--79
Injury--85
Importance--46
Catch--35
Carry--25
Break Tackle--29
Tackle--69
Throw Power--18
Throw Accuracy--18
Pass Block--29
Run Block--34
Kick Power--14
Kick Accuracy--14




I. Idonije, #71

Salary--$1.95M


Overall--77
Speed--69
Strength--82
Awareness--64
Agility--59
Acceleration--74
Injury--88
Importance--34
Catch--24
Carry--30
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--69
Throw Power--11
Throw Accuracy--26
Pass Block--21
Run Block--24
Kick Power--28
Kick Accuracy--11





DEFENSIVE TACKLES




T. Harris, #91

Salary--$1.55M


Overall--96
Speed--78
Strength--92
Awareness--80
Agility--69
Acceleration--90
Injury--84
Importance--97
Catch--33
Carry--21
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--82
Throw Power--14
Throw Accuracy--15
Pass Block--31
Run Block--31
Kick Power--11
Kick Accuracy--9



D. Dvoracek, #98

Salary--$500K


Overall--83
Speed--67
Strength--85
Awareness--62
Agility--62
Acceleration--76
Injury--67
Importance--55
Catch--34
Carry--20
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--80
Throw Power--25
Throw Accuracy--18
Pass Block--34
Run Block--34
Kick Power--9
Kick Accuracy--13




A. Adams, #95

Salary--$900K


Overall--82
Speed--60
Strength--86
Awareness--67
Agility--60
Acceleration--69
Injury--82
Importance--53
Catch--13
Carry--18
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--80
Throw Power--11
Throw Accuracy--11
Pass Block--14
Run Block--14
Kick Power--9
Kick Accuracy--14




M. Toeaina, #75

Salary--$350K


Overall--80
Speed--64
Strength--90
Awareness--58
Agility--59
Acceleration--74
Injury--90
Importance--48
Catch--18
Carry--18
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--75
Throw Power--24
Throw Accuracy--24
Pass Block--24
Run Block--44
Kick Power--18
Kick Accuracy--18




M. Harrison, #94

Salary--$1.00M


Overall--79
Speed--66
Strength--88
Awareness--51
Agility--59
Acceleration--76
Injury--92
Importance--45
Catch--24
Carry--24
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--80
Throw Power--29
Throw Accuracy--29
Pass Block--16
Run Block--15
Kick Power--90
Kick Accuracy--83





OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS




L. Briggs, #55

Salary--$3.65M


Overall--96
Speed--80
Strength--79
Awareness--89
Agility--82
Acceleration--85
Injury--86
Importance--86
Catch--54
Carry--29
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--93
Throw Power--32
Throw Accuracy--18
Pass Block--11
Run Block--40
Kick Power--24
Kick Accuracy--24




Hillenmeyer, #92

Salary--$2.30M


Overall--85
Speed--75
Strength--74
Awareness--77
Agility--73
Acceleration--78
Injury--80
Importance--51
Catch--43
Carry--28
Break Tackle--39
Tackle--87
Throw Power--22
Throw Accuracy--32
Pass Block--25
Run Block--51
Kick Power--32
Kick Accuracy--35




J. Williams, #52

Salary--$300K


Overall--84
Speed--78
Strength--74
Awareness--69
Agility--76
Acceleration--82
Injury--90
Importance--42
Catch--54
Carry--34
Break Tackle--32
Tackle--80
Throw Power--24
Throw Accuracy--18
Pass Block--24
Run Block--44
Kick Power--9
Kick Accuracy--9




M. Okwo, #62


Salary--$650K


Overall--76
Speed--74
Strength--73
Awareness--47
Agility--82
Acceleration--81
Injury--84
Importance--31
Catch--50
Carry--34
Break Tackle--34
Tackle--80
Throw Power--24
Throw Accuracy--29
Pass Block--31
Run Block--39
Kick Power--18
Kick Accuracy--18





INSIDE LINEBACKERS



B. Urlacher, #54

Salary--$6.50M


Overall--100
Speed--88
Strength--77
Awareness--93
Agility--88
Acceleration--93
Injury--92
Importance--87
Catch--74
Carry--46
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--94
Throw Power--30
Throw Accuracy--16
Pass Block--20
Run Block--52
Kick Power--16
Kick Accuracy--16





R. Wilson, #59

Salary--$500K


Overall--82
Speed--80
Strength--67
Awareness--67
Agility--78
Acceleration--84
Injury--84
Importance--26
Catch--49
Carry--41
Break Tackle--42
Tackle--80
Throw Power--11
Throw Accuracy--9
Pass Block--24
Run Block--34
Kick Power--16
Kick Accuracy--15




CORNERBACKS




C. Tillman, #33

Salary--$4.85M


Overall--96
Speed--88
Strength--69
Awareness--86
Agility--92
Acceleration--91
Injury--90
Importance--81
Catch--77
Carry--47
Break Tackle--39
Tackle--71
Throw Power--13
Throw Accuracy--20
Pass Block--22
Run Block--33
Kick Power--13
Kick Accuracy--15



N. Vasher, #31

Salary--$3.60M


Overall--96
Speed--92
Strength--51
Awareness--86
Agility--94
Acceleration--94
Injury--93
Importance--81
Catch--84
Carry--43
Break Tackle--34
Tackle--53
Throw Power--9
Throw Accuracy--11
Pass Block--9
Run Block--23
Kick Power--23
Kick Accuracy--9



T. McBride, #26

Salary--$400K


Overall--84
Speed--89
Strength--54
Awareness--69
Agility--92
Acceleration--92
Injury--94
Importance--47
Catch--64
Carry--64
Break Tackle--39
Tackle--62
Throw Power--34
Throw Accuracy--29
Pass Block--24
Run Block--29
Kick Power--24
Kick Accuracy--24




R. Manning, #24

Salary--$4.15M


Overall--83
Speed--80
Strength--48
Awareness--64
Agility--92
Acceleration--90
Injury--87
Importance--51
Catch--75
Carry--47
Break Tackle--37
Tackle--51
Throw Power--32
Throw Accuracy--29
Pass Block--22
Run Block--33
Kick Power--27
Kick Accuracy--30





C. Graham, #21

Salary--$400K


Overall--74
Speed--92
Strength--46
Awareness--41
Agility--88
Acceleration--93
Injury--87
Importance--29
Catch--69
Carry--64
Break Tackle--39
Tackle--53
Throw Power--34
Throw Accuracy--29
Pass Block--24
Run Block--29
Kick Power--24
Kick Accuracy--24





FREE SAFETIES




M. Brown, #30

Salary--$2.40


Overall--98
Speed--87
Strength--55
Awareness--82
Agility--87
Acceleration--87
Injury--59
Importance--71
Catch--75
Carry--40
Break Tackle--46
Tackle--69
Throw Power--18
Throw Accuracy--16
Pass Block--14
Run Block--27
Kick Power--16
Kick Accuracy--25




D. Manning, #38

Salary--$650K


Overall--89
Speed--91
Strength--64
Awareness--62
Agility--92
Acceleration--92
Injury--89
Importance--55
Catch--67
Carry--27
Break Tackle--18
Tackle--67
Throw Power--18
Throw Accuracy--39
Pass Block--16
Run Block--40
Kick Power--16
Kick Accuracy--11





J. Gattis, #43

Salary--$350K


Overall--84
Speed--89
Strength--64
Awareness--57
Agility--89
Acceleration--90
Injury--92
Importance--40
Catch--66
Carry--54
Break Tackle--47
Tackle--59
Throw Power--24
Throw Accuracy--24
Pass Block--24
Run Block--29
Kick Power--24
Kick Accuracy--24




SECONDARY SAFETIES




B. McGowan, #36

Salary--$1.40M


Overall--89
Speed--86
Strength--67
Awareness--69
Agility--84
Acceleration--86
Injury--81
Importance--55
Catch--59
Carry--44
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--82
Throw Power--16
Throw Accuracy--24
Pass Block--27
Run Block--30
Kick Power--16
Kick Accuracy--23




C. Steltz, #27

Salary--$1.00M


Overall--84
Speed--86
Strength--69
Awareness--57
Agility--84
Acceleration--88
Injury--92
Importance--69
Catch--59
Carry--29
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--78
Throw Power--30
Throw Accuracy--28
Pass Block--83
Run Block--85
Kick Power--28
Kick Accuracy--18




KICKERS



R. Gould, #9

Salary--$500K


Overall--95
Speed--56
Strength--24
Awareness--82
Agility--51
Acceleration--53
Injury--86
Importance--64
Catch--14
Carry--18
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--22
Throw Power--28
Throw Accuracy--18
Pass Block--15
Run Block--18
Kick Power--90
Kick Accuracy--93





PUNTERS



B. Maynard, #4

Salary--$1.35M


Overall--94
Speed--50
Strength--30
Awareness--89
Agility--39
Acceleration--47
Injury--78
Importance--47
Catch--25
Carry--24
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--11
Throw Power--46
Throw Accuracy--44
Pass Block--27
Run Block--22
Kick Power--87
Kick Accuracy--90





4.2) CINCINATTI BENGALS




QUATERBACKS



C. Palmer, #9

Salary--$7.25M


Overall--94
Speed--55
Strength--62
Awareness--90
Agility--56
Acceleration--56
Injury--80
Importance--99
Catch--11
Carry--38
Break Tackle--57
Tackle--11
Throw Power--97
Throw Accuracy--96
Pass Block--9
Run Block--9
Kick Power--13
Kick Accuracy--16





Fitzpatrick, #11

Salary--$900K


Overall--79
Speed--59
Strength--53
Awareness--66
Agility--62
Acceleration--62
Injury--90
Importance--45
Catch--11
Carry--51
Break Tackle--54
Tackle--11
Throw Power--86
Throw Accuracy--82
Pass Block--11
Run Block--13
Kick Power--11
Kick Accuracy--18





J. Rowe, #3

Salary--$450K


Overall--78
Speed--64
Strength--67
Awareness--58
Agility--67
Acceleration--67
Injury--91
Importance--37
Catch--24
Carry--64
Break Tackle--59
Tackle--14
Throw Power--84
Throw Accuracy--81
Pass Block--24
Run Block--24
Kick Power--18
Kick Accuracy--24







HALFBACKS




R. Johnson, #32

Salary--$6.00M


Overall--88
Speed--87
Strength--79
Awareness--80
Agility--83
Acceleration--85
Injury--91
Importance--76
Catch--62
Carry--94
Break Tackle--92
Tackle--23
Throw Power--24
Throw Accuracy--23
Pass Block--46
Run Block--43
Kick Power--18
Kick Accuracy--16




K. Watson, #33

Salary--$1.15M


Overall--84
Speed--90
Strength--67
Awareness--77
Agility--90
Acceleration--92
Injury--77
Importance--62
Catch--82
Carry--80
Break Tackle--76
Tackle--22
Throw Power--34
Throw Accuracy--27
Pass Block--28
Run Block--30
Kick Power--32
Kick Accuracy--18




K. Irons, #30

Salary--$1.05M


Overall--81
Speed--91
Strength--59
Awareness--51
Agility--94
Acceleration--92
Injury--39
Importance--54
Catch--73
Carry--74
Break Tackle--76
Tackle--34
Throw Power--29
Throw Accuracy--34
Pass Block--60
Run Block--43
Kick Power--24
Kick Accuracy--25





C. Perry, #23

Salary--$2.00M


Overall--81
Speed--90
Strength--69
Awareness--59
Agility--90
Acceleration--90
Injury--69
Importance--56
Catch--76
Carry--75
Break Tackle--75
Tackle--34
Throw Power--18
Throw Accuracy--20
Pass Block--40
Run Block--45
Kick Power--9
Kick Accuracy--14





FULLBACKS




J. Johnson, #31

Salary--$1.20M


Overall--100
Speed--76
Strength--77
Awareness--74
Agility--69
Acceleration--78
Injury--80
Importance--76
Catch--74
Carry--69
Break Tackle--80
Tackle--34
Throw Power--22
Throw Accuracy--21
Pass Block--57
Run Block--66
Kick Power--21
Kick Accuracy--9






WIDE RECEIVERS





C. Johnson, #85

Salary--$5.05M


Overall--100
Speed--96
Strength--59
Awareness--95
Agility--96
Acceleration--97
Injury--92
Importance--92
Catch--95
Carry--69
Break Tackle--49
Tackle--26
Throw Power--18
Throw Accuracy--15
Pass Block--27
Run Block--33
Kick Power--18
Kick Accuracy--24





T. Houshmandz, #84

Salary--$4.00M


Overall--100
Speed--91
Strength--67
Awareness--94
Agility--88
Acceleration--91
Injury--86
Importance--86
Catch--98
Carry--62
Break Tackle--67
Tackle--27
Throw Power--16
Throw Accuracy--16
Pass Block--34
Run Block--37
Kick Power--15
Kick Accuracy--22





A. Caldwell, #87

Salary--$1.00M


Overall--86
Speed--95
Strength--59
Awareness--49
Agility--92
Acceleration--96
Injury--88
Importance--80
Catch--80
Carry--69
Break Tackle--51
Tackle--34
Throw Power--44
Throw Accuracy--44
Pass Block--34
Run Block--29
Kick Power--24
Kick Accuracy--24





J. Simpson, #89

Salary--$1.15


Overall--84
Speed--92
Strength--57
Awareness--45
Agility--94
Acceleration--92
Injury--94
Importance--75
Catch--82
Carry--67
Break Tackle--49
Tackle--24
Throw Power--29
Throw Accuracy--24
Pass Block--24
Run Block--18
Kick Power--18
Kick Accuracy--18




A. Chatman, #83

Salary--$400K


Overall--84
Speed--91
Strength--48
Awareness--69
Agility--94
Acceleration--93
Injury--80
Importance--38
Catch--75
Carry--48
Break Tackle--44
Tackle--9
Throw Power--9
Throw Accuracy--18
Pass Block--23
Run Block--24
Kick Power--24
Kick Accuracy--18





G. Holt, #16

Salary--$450K


Overall--81
Speed--89
Strength--55
Awareness--57
Agility--89
Acceleration--90
Injury--90
Importance--35
Catch--76
Carry--59
Break Tackle--49
Tackle--24
Throw Power--20
Throw Accuracy--18
Pass Block--24
Run Block--29
Kick Power--18
Kick Accuracy--18






TIGHT ENDS



R, Kelly, #82

Salary--$2.45M


Overall--95
Speed--66
Strength--74
Awareness--73
Agility--64
Acceleration--69
Injury--73
Importance--50
Catch--76
Carry--60
Break Tackle--64
Tackle--30
Throw Power--29
Throw Accuracy--24
Pass Block--59
Run Block--64
Kick Power--25
Kick Accuracy--20




B. Utecht, #81

Salary--$2.75M


Overall--93
Speed--77
Strength--67
Awareness--78
Agility--75
Acceleration--80
Injury--82
Importance--62
Catch--85
Carry--64
Break Tackle--57
Tackle--38
Throw Power--11
Throw Accuracy--9
Pass Block--43
Run Block--47
Kick Power--9
Kick Accuracy--14




D. Coats, #86

Salary--$350K


Overall--87
Speed--67
Strength--77
Awareness--59
Agility--64
Acceleration--69
Injury--89
Importance--37
Catch--75
Carry--62
Break Tackle--59
Tackle--34
Throw Power--34
Throw Accuracy--34
Pass Block--49
Run Block--59
Kick Power--24
Kick Accuracy--24






TACKLES




L. Jones, #76

Salary--$4.50M


Overall--93
Speed--62
Strength--90
Awareness--80
Agility--59
Acceleration--84
Injury--90
Importance--75
Catch--16
Carry--22
Break Tackle--29
Tackle--22
Throw Power--9
Throw Accuracy--9
Pass Block--92
Run Block--91
Kick Power--9
Kick Accuracy--16






W. Anderson, #71

Salary--$4.75M


Overall--92
Speed--47
Strength--94
Awareness--88
Agility--49
Acceleration--64
Injury--77
Importance--80
Catch--28
Carry--26
Break Tackle--29
Tackle--25
Throw Power--30
Throw Accuracy--27
Pass Block--91
Run Block--94
Kick Power--35
Kick Accuracy--29





S. Kooistra, #75

Salary--$850K


Overall--79
Speed--46
Strength--90
Awareness--71
Agility--39
Acceleration--69
Injury--75
Importance--50
Catch--16
Carry--29
Break Tackle--29
Tackle--11
Throw Power--36
Throw Accuracy--15
Pass Block--84
Run Block--83
Kick Power--14
Kick Accuracy--20





A. Collins, #73

Salary--$1.00M


Overall--78
Speed--53
Strength--92
Awareness--45
Agility--57
Acceleration--71
Injury--92
Importance--80
Catch--33
Carry--34
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--29
Throw Power--25
Throw Accuracy--23
Pass Block--87
Run Block--85
Kick Power--21
Kick Accuracy--21






GUARDS




S. Andrews, #79

Salary--$7.50M


Overall--86
Speed--47
Strength--94
Awareness--71
Agility--48
Acceleration--67
Injury--83
Importance--39
Catch--11
Carry--18
Break Tackle--29
Tackle--32
Throw Power--18
Throw Accuracy--16
Pass Block--89
Run Block--93
Kick Power--14
Kick Accuracy--11





B. Williams, #63

Salary--$2.80M


Overall--83
Speed--45
Strength--93
Awareness--80
Agility--46
Acceleration--59
Injury--75
Importance--60
Catch--18
Carry--18
Break Tackle--29
Tackle--21
Throw Power--28
Throw Accuracy--20
Pass Block--83
Run Block--89
Kick Power--20
Kick Accuracy--31






A. Whitworth, #77

Salary--$700K


Overall--82
Speed--44
Strength--93
Awareness--75
Agility--44
Acceleration--51
Injury--85
Importance--52
Catch--23
Carry--18
Break Tackle--39
Tackle--36
Throw Power--34
Throw Accuracy--39
Pass Block--88
Run Block--89
Kick Power--18
Kick Accuracy--27






N. Livings, #62

Salary--$300K


Overall--71
Speed--47
Strength--91
Awareness--43
Agility--57
Acceleration--57
Injury--88
Importance--50
Catch--18
Carry--29
Break Tackle--18
Tackle--14
Throw Power--29
Throw Accuracy--25
Pass Block--80
Run Block--82
Kick Power--21
Kick Accuracy--20







CENTERS





E. Ghiaciuc, #53

Salary--$1.50M


Overall--84
Speed--51
Strength--89
Awareness--76
Agility--49
Acceleration--67
Injury--88
Importance--51
Catch--18
Carry--22
Break Tackle--29
Tackle--25
Throw Power--33
Throw Accuracy--29
Pass Block--85
Run Block--89
Kick Power--22
Kick Accuracy--32






D. Santucci, #65

Salary--$250K


Overall--71
Speed--53
Strength--84
Awareness--57
Agility--53
Acceleration--67
Injury--92
Importance--27
Catch--54
Carry--59
Break Tackle--14
Tackle--64
Throw Power--29
Throw Accuracy--29
Pass Block--76
Run Block--78
Kick Power--24
Kick Accuracy--24






DEFENSIVE ENDS




R. Geathers, #91

Salary--$2.55M


Overall--90
Speed--80
Strength--73
Awareness--71
Agility--75
Acceleration--88
Injury--86
Importance--71
Catch--21
Carry--22
Break Tackle--29
Tackle--74
Throw Power--23
Throw Accuracy--11
Pass Block--20
Run Block--13
Kick Power--14
Kick Accuracy--16





A. Odom, #98

Salary--$4.65M


Overall--89
Speed--76
Strength--80
Awareness--66
Agility--76
Acceleration--87
Injury--82
Importance--62
Catch--24
Carry--14
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--71
Throw Power--9
Throw Accuracy--5
Pass Block--18
Run Block--18
Kick Power--7
Kick Accuracy--7






F. Rucker, #92

Salary--$350K


Overall--79
Speed--64
Strength--71
Awareness--59
Agility--78
Acceleration--77
Injury--81
Importance--38
Catch--29
Carry--35
Break Tackle--29
Tackle--71
Throw Power--9
Throw Accuracy--39
Pass Block--27
Run Block--9
Kick Power--14
Kick Accuracy--16





J. Fanene, #68

Salary--$1.30M


Overall--79
Speed--67
Strength--79
Awareness--62
Agility--64
Acceleration--75
Injury--84
Importance--45
Catch--27
Carry--18
Break Tackle--29
Tackle--74
Throw Power--15
Throw Accuracy--20
Pass Block--32
Run Block--25
Kick Power--15
Kick Accuracy--18





DEFENSIVE TACKLES




D. Peko, #94

Salary--$350K


Overall--86
Speed--67
Strength--90
Awareness--64
Agility--62
Acceleration--82
Injury--88
Importance--57
Catch--24
Carry--25
Break Tackle--29
Tackle--81
Throw Power--26
Throw Accuracy--15
Pass Block--24
Run Block--34
Kick Power--32
Kick Accuracy--29






J. Thornton, #97

Salary--$5.30M


Overall--85
Speed--62
Strength--86
Awareness--74
Agility--58
Acceleration--73
Injury--84
Importance--62
Catch--18
Carry--27
Break Tackle--29
Tackle--82
Throw Power--18
Throw Accuracy--23
Pass Block--35
Run Block--29
Kick Power--14
Kick Accuracy--18




M. Myers, #96

Salary--$750K


Overall--83
Speed--64
Strength--84
Awareness--67
Agility--59
Acceleration--74
Injury--82
Importance--55
Catch--16
Carry--21
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--80
Throw Power--15
Throw Accuracy--20
Pass Block--21
Run Block--35
Kick Power--24
Kick Accuracy--21




P. Sims, #90

Salary--$700K


Overall--79
Speed--71
Strength--84
Awareness--47
Agility--71
Acceleration--82
Injury--90
Importance--47
Catch--79
Carry--71
Break Tackle--71
Tackle--76
Throw Power--21
Throw Accuracy--21
Pass Block--45
Run Block--38
Kick Power--14
Kick Accuracy--14







OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS



K. Rivers, #58

Salary--$3.10


Overall--86
Speed--88
Strength--74
Awareness--55
Agility--92
Acceleration--92
Injury--94
Importance--23
Catch--57
Carry--49
Break Tackle--14
Tackle--80
Throw Power--29
Throw Accuracy--29
Pass Block--18
Run Block--44
Kick Power--24
Kick Accuracy--24





R. Jeanty, #93

Salary--$450K


Overall--85
Speed--78
Strength--71
Awareness--73
Agility--78
Acceleration--84
Injury--84
Importance--53
Catch--53
Carry--44
Break Tackle--44
Tackle--82
Throw Power--29
Throw Accuracy--24
Pass Block--34
Run Block--24
Kick Power--23
Kick Accuracy--9






D. Jones, #57

Salary--$1.35M


Overall--83
Speed--80
Strength--69
Awareness--71
Agility--79
Acceleration--80
Injury--82
Importance--49
Catch--49
Carry--28
Break Tackle--28
Tackle--80
Throw Power--21
Throw Accuracy--34
Pass Block--30
Run Block--52
Kick Power--15
Kick Accuracy--18






D. Blackstock, #56

Salary--$550K


Overall--79
Speed--81
Strength--73
Awareness--64
Agility--73
Acceleration--88
Injury--90
Importance--38
Catch--40
Carry--24
Break Tackle--28
Tackle--75
Throw Power--23
Throw Accuracy--9
Pass Block--18
Run Block--39
Kick Power--9
Kick Accuracy--9




B. Johnson, #59

Salary--$450K


Overall--78
Speed--85
Strength--69
Awareness--51
Agility--84
Acceleration--87
Injury--86
Importance--32
Catch--59
Carry--44
Break Tackle--14
Tackle--71
Throw Power--21
Throw Accuracy--14
Pass Block--28
Run Block--32
Kick Power--21
Kick Accuracy--24






INSIDE LINEBACKERS




O. Thurman, #45

Salary--$400K


Overall--90
Speed--84
Strength--74
Awareness--67
Agility--84
Acceleration--84
Injury--90
Importance--66
Catch--69
Carry--41
Break Tackle--29
Tackle--89
Throw Power--16
Throw Accuracy--16
Pass Block--29
Run Block--51
Kick Power--13
Kick Accuracy--31





A. Brooks, #55

Salary--$600K


Overall--88
Speed--78
Strength--76
Awareness--74
Agility--84
Acceleration--84
Injury--79
Importance--55
Catch--56
Carry--39
Break Tackle--34
Tackle--84
Throw Power--18
Throw Accuracy--18
Pass Block--14
Run Block--47
Kick Power--26
Kick Accuracy--22






CORNERBACKS





J. Joseph, #22

Salary--$3.45M


Overall--88
Speed--97
Strength--54
Awareness--67
Agility--96
Acceleration--96
Injury--93
Importance--67
Catch--66
Carry--29
Break Tackle--24
Tackle--59
Throw Power--26
Throw Accuracy--39
Pass Block--23
Run Block--27
Kick Power--9
Kick Accuracy--9





L. Hall, #29

Salary--$2.05M


Overall--88
Speed--92
Strength--55
Awareness--67
Agility--91
Acceleration--92
Injury--93
Importance--57
Catch--75
Carry--29
Break Tackle--24
Tackle--66
Throw Power--26
Throw Accuracy--34
Pass Block--23
Run Block--27
Kick Power--9
Kick Accuracy--9




D. O'Neal, #24

Salary--$1.50M


Overall--87
Speed--93
Strength--48
Awareness--71
Agility--88
Acceleration--92
Injury--89
Importance--67
Catch--77
Carry--43
Break Tackle--24
Tackle--49
Throw Power--15
Throw Accuracy--15
Pass Block--24
Run Block--30
Kick Power--24
Kick Accuracy--20





D. Jones, #20

Salary--$300K


Overall--76
Speed--91
Strength--51
Awareness--45
Agility--93
Acceleration--92
Injury--92
Importance--39
Catch--69
Carry--57
Break Tackle--29
Tackle--51
Throw Power--34
Throw Accuracy--34
Pass Block--18
Run Block--24
Kick Power--24
Kick Accuracy--24





B. Adams, #46

Salary--$600K


Overall--75
Speed--87
Strength--46
Awareness--56
Agility--86
Acceleration--89
Injury--80
Importance--32
Catch--57
Carry--47
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--59
Throw Power--32
Throw Accuracy--29
Pass Block--22
Run Block--33
Kick Power--27
Kick Accuracy--30







FREE SAFETIES






M. White, #26

Salary--$450K


Overall--82
Speed--89
Strength--55
Awareness--50
Agility--91
Acceleration--92
Injury--91
Importance--43
Catch--62
Carry--29
Break Tackle--24
Tackle--74
Throw Power--34
Throw Accuracy--29
Pass Block--18
Run Block--24
Kick Power--16
Kick Accuracy--14





E. Kilmer, #43

Salary--$450K


Overall--81
Speed--91
Strength--59
Awareness--46
Agility--90
Acceleration--92
Injury--92
Importance--41
Catch--64
Carry--39
Break Tackle--44
Tackle--67
Throw Power--29
Throw Accuracy--29
Pass Block--18
Run Block--24
Kick Power--18
Kick Accuracy--18






SECONDARY SAFETIES




D. Jackson, #28

Salary--$2.00M


Overall--90
Speed--85
Strength--53
Awareness--80
Agility--82
Acceleration--85
Injury--77
Importance--59
Catch--66
Carry--37
Break Tackle--37
Tackle--67
Throw Power--15
Throw Accuracy--22
Pass Block--22
Run Block--16
Kick Power--14
Kick Accuracy--20





N. Ndukwe, #41

Salary--$350K


Overall--89
Speed--90
Strength--59
Awareness--64
Agility--87
Acceleration--88
Injury--92
Importance--47
Catch--69
Carry--64
Break Tackle--49
Tackle--67
Throw Power--34
Throw Accuracy--34
Pass Block--24
Run Block--29
Kick Power--24
Kick Accuracy--24






KICKERS





S. Graham, #17

Salary--$1.70M


Overall--94
Speed--62
Strength--31
Awareness--80
Agility--57
Acceleration--62
Injury--80
Importance--64
Catch--24
Carry--22
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--14
Throw Power--23
Throw Accuracy--18
Pass Block--16
Run Block--16
Kick Power--91
Kick Accuracy--92





PUNTERS




K. Larson, #19

Salary--$550K


Overall--86
Speed--57
Strength--41
Awareness--66
Agility--53
Acceleration--59
Injury--88
Importance--43
Catch--18
Carry--14
Break Tackle--9
Tackle--26
Throw Power--46
Throw Accuracy--39
Pass Block--9
Run Block--9
Kick Power--90
Kick Accuracy--87






4.3) BUFFALO BILLS







5) REC ROOM GAMES


The entire mini-games section has been overhauled and this year is
called the "Rec Room". Included in this room are the returning
mini-game from last year's Madden title known as "paper football",
plus three brand new minigames--Hit the Hole, Playbook Flash and
Last Minute Miracle







5.1) PAPER FOOTBALL



AUTHOR'S NOTE: The following section has been excerpted from
the Madden NFL 08 DS guide, also written by Robert Johnson.





8) PAPER FOOTBALL STRATEGIES

New this year to the DS version is the paper football minigame.
The rules of paper football are simple--You must score points
by flicking the ball to the edge of the table to score a touchdown.
Once a touchdown is scored, the player has a chance to kick a P.A.T.


To elick the ball, you have to slide the stylus across the ball.
The faster you slide it, the farther the ball will go.

Keep in mind that a ball that is partially off the table is considered
on the edge of the table and results in a touchdown.

To kick the ball, repeatedly tap the stylus in the red box to fill up
the meter, then kick on the small cirlce to kick it
through the uprights.


The ball is turned over to the other player when you
use all four downs or the ball falls completely off the table.


The best way to master this mini game is to play against the
computer, then use what you learn against human opponents.





5.2) LAST MINUTE MIRACLE


This particular minigame is football with a turn-based strategy
twist. The situation here is you're mimicking the Music City
Miracle in the 1999 AFC Wild Card playoff game, where
the Tennesee Titans returned a kickoff in the last 30 seconds
of the game for the winning touchdown and effectively
stealing a guaranteed win for the Buffalo Bills in a
dramatic fasion.



You begin the minigame with three lives or "downs" and
you have to move the ball down the field for a touchdown. Beware
of the red linebackers, who will do everything to stop you in
your tracks. Each time the blue player with the ball
is tackled, you lose one life or "down". Run out
of downs and the game ends. Each touchdown you score is
worth 7 points and you get an extra down.


In order to get the ball down the field, you have to pass it
to another blue player either laterally or backwards.
Note that forward passes are illegal moves in this minigame.



A general strategy is if you run out of blue players to throw
the ball to, try using juke moves to create some breathing room.
Keep in mind, however, that using a Juke Move will
cost you a down, as a penalty, so it is best to only
use them in the most dire of situations.



5.3) PLAYBOOK FLASH



This is a minigame that fully utilizes the touch screen
and stylus of the DS.


When the game beings, there will be drawings
of certain plays, but will only appear for 3 seconds.
The objective is to memorize the pattern and draw it
correctly, using the DS Stylus as a pen.


For each play you get correct, you'll earn 1 point,
times the number of lines you had to draw for that play.
Once you get consecutive plays drawm correctly,
the number of lines to draw increases, up to four
per play. Getting one play wrong will
reduce the number of lines to only 1.


The game is over when it has run out.




5.4) HIT THE HOLE


This minigame is every running back's dream of
scoring the game-winning touchdown in the Super Bowl.

Using the DS stylus, you move the running back around
the tacklers and into the end zone for a touch down.
Each touch down you score will earn you 7 points.

Scoring a second consecutive touchdown will double the point
value. A third-straight straigt touchdown will
net you triple points.



The fourth straight touchdown and any more consecutive
ones wll earn you 4X the point value of the touchdown.
Should the running back get tackled, the next touchdown
you score afterwards will only be 7 points.



6) IN CLOSING



I hoped you enjoyed this year's guide as much as I have written it.
With this guide and any future updates to it, you'll be able
to get to know more about your football video game.



7) CONTACT INFORMATION


If you have any questions or comment, drop me a line at the
following e-mail address:


Rej72380@aol.com




8) LEGAL INFORMATION


This guide is the copyright (c) 2008 of Robert Johnson. You are free
to post this guide on your website, as long as the original
author's name is remained intact.



Madden NFL 09 is a trademark of EA Sports, an 
Electronic Arts division. The NFL, the NFLPA
and any names and likeness are trademarks
of the National Football League. DS is a
trademark of Nintendo of America. This guide
was not created, approved nor endorsed by Electronic
Arts, the National Football League nor Nintendo of
America.
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