The 2020 NFL season has wrapped up its second week, and with that, EA has adjusted player ratings in Madden NFL 21 based on how the athletes performed on the field.
Some of the players who saw their player ratings rise included Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen, who rose from a 77 OVR to a 78 OVR after throwing for 417 yards and four touchdown passes in his team’s win over the Miami Dolphins.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf also had a successful week on the field, thanks to his epic 54-yard touchdown reception against the reigning defensive player of the year, Stephon Gilmore. Thanks to his strong performance, Metcalf rose to an 80 OVR rating.
Another week two ratings riser included Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki, who jumped two points to an 81 OVR rating after eight catches for 130 yards and a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills.
As for players who saw their ratings fall, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees dropped three points to fall to a (still very impressive) 90 OVR rating after struggling in his game against the Raiders. Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz dropped one point to fall to 82 after failing to throw a touchdown in a loss to the Rams.
Madden NFL 21 has proven to be a big sales success so far, becoming the No. 1 overall best-selling game in the US for August 2020. In fact, this was the 21st year in a row that a Madden NFL game has been the best-seller in its release month.
This year’s Madden had some issues at launch, and the newest title update addresses some of these, including the kick meter problems.
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