Madden NFL 25 Roster Update: Super Bowl XLVIII

Posted February 8th at 12:00am.

The old adage “defense wins championships” has never been more appropriate than in Super Bowl XLVIII, where the Seattle Seahawks used a ferocious pass rush and physical secondary to pound the Denver Broncos’ explosive offense, 43-8.

Here are three of the biggest changes from the Madden NFL 25 Super Bowl roster update, which covers Super Bowl XLVIII, and also resets player injuries and depth charts for the 2014 season.

Click here for a full ratings breakdown.

In just two short years, Wilson has silenced the critics that questioned his height and NFL potential. Wilson was as good as ever in the Seahawks’ Super Bowl win, completing 18 of 25 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson’s OVR increases two points to 94 OVR, and both his AWR and TAM received two-point increases as well.

The Super Bowl XLVIII MVP could have gone to any number of Seahawks, but Smith was a deserving winner. He racked up 10 tackles, a fumble recovery, and a 69-yard interception return that put the Seahawks up 22-0. The former seventh-round draft pick is now an 81 OVR after a three-point boost.

From the opening snap, the Seahawks were able to get pressure on Peyton Manning without even having to blitz. Avril was a key culprit, as he notched two pass deflections (one of which was incepted by Smith and returned for a touchdown). His OVR increases a point to 88.

Click here for a full ratings breakdown.


Have your say in the Madden NFL 25 player ratings process by visiting the Rankings Hub. Vote for your favorite players each week, and you could help boost their rankings.

For a full list of this week's roster updates, click here.

Madden NFL 25 is now available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Click here to order, and check out our Facebook and Twitter pages to join in on the conversation. 

Related Articles

Submit Your Madden NFL 25 Plays of the Week

Plays of the Week makes its long-awaited debut in Madden NFL 25 to showcase the very best runs, catches, and defensive plays of the Madden NFL community. Make a one-handed catch in the corner of the end zone? Break four tackles on a 90-yard run? Prove…

Design Logos and Uniforms for the Next Madden NFL

UPDATE: We are aware of some submissions not being uploaded, so we are extending the contest until Monday, March 17th at 11:59 PM ET.

Submit your EA SPORTS Logos & Uniforms

Congratulations! You have taken an idea on a napkin through the creative process and now have an opportunity to see it come to life in the next Madden NFL! See below for information on how to submit your creations to us for review and don’t forget,…

Madden NFL Title Update #3 Now Available

Hey, Madden fans! The third title update to Madden NFL 25 is now available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

LeSean McCoy Wins Madden Bowl XX

Super Bowl weekend got off to a thrilling start as athletes and celebrities gathered for Madden Bowl XX in New York City.