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Explaining the science behind the Packers’ Madden NFL 20 player ratings

The ratings for EA Sports’ Madden NFL 20 came out on Monday and NFL fans are all up in arms about their favorite teams’ standout players. SO-AND-SO IS ONLY A BLAH OVERALL? PHOOEY AND PSHAW.

While the overall (OVR) rating will be what is used to catch your eye, a player’s individual stats have to be looked at to see how that rating came about. For example: the OVR stat is weighted heavily by the awareness (AWR) stat. This is kind of an all-encompassing “good at football” ranking.

Every rookie has a lower OVR than their physical traits should add up to because of an artificially lowered AWR stat.