Madden NFL 22 Guide – Best Defensive and Offensive Playbooks

Whether attacking or defending, having a good Playbook with a strong formation will give an edge. Here are a few noteworthy picks.

Posted By | On 26th, Aug. 2021

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It’s often said that a good offense is a good defense but why not have the best of both worlds? Like last year’s edition, Madden NFL 22 has Offensive and Defensive Playbooks that will help in a variety of situations, further clenching your chances of victory.

First, let’s look at some of the better Defensive Playbooks:

  • 46 Defense – Your bog-standard playbook that’s still highly effective. Offers a variety of options like Bear, Normal, Bear Under, 3-4 Bear and 4-4 Split. This is on top of options for Nickel like 3-3-5, Normal and 3-3-5 Wide along with Big Nickel Over G.
  • Ravens Defense – Offers three varieties of 3-4 formations – Bear, Under and Over – along with a 4-4 Split formation. You also get five different types of Nickel formation like 3-3-5 odd, Triple, 2-4-5 and so on.
  • Dolphins Defense – A 3-4 formation with Bear, Odd and Club types. You can also opt for the Even 6-1 and four different Nickel formations like 3-3-5 odd, 3-3-5 Wide and 2-4-5.
  • Multiple D Defense – Touted as one of the better playbooks in the game. Consists of Cub and Odd 3-4 formations along with Under, Normal and Odd 4-3 formations and a Normal 5-2 formation. You can also select the Normal Dime and 3-2-6 Dollar formation.
  • Chiefs Defense – Consists of 4-3 formations such as Under, Normal, Over Plus and Even 61. Dollar 3-2-6, Big Nickel Over G and normal Dime are also offered.

Next, let’s take a look at some of the best Offensive Playbooks:

  • New England Patriots – Uses the Y Off Trips Pats formations and are all around very good. Pair them with a strong quarterback to wreak havoc.
  • Baltimore Ravens – If you want a bunch of top-notch plays focused on your quarterback, look no further than the RB Runs. Shotgun, Pistol Bunch and Shotgun Bunch Open Offset provide some of the best plays in the game.
  • Las Vegas Raiders – Ate some nerfs over last year’s version but still incredibly viable thanks to its wide range of application.
  • Philadelphia Eagles – Bunch Offset strategies are very viable against different teams and Double Post is as good as ever. Bench Pivot and Mesh Post are also good.
  • San Francisco 49ers – HB Lead Dive, HB Iso and Power “O” are recommended for plays with runners. Strong I is also among the best plays in the game.
  • Buffalo Bills – The Bills’ Gun Spread is excellent thanks to the sheer cover provided, which provides a lot of different route possibilities.

For more information on the best Defensive and Offensive Playbooks worth using, check out videos below by Ace Madden. You can also check out our review for Madden NFL 22 here.


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