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Five Interesting Teams for CFM in Madden NFL 20

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Five Interesting Teams for CFM in Madden NFL 20

With Madden 20 nearing release, it’s time to decide who you want to roll with in CFM. Offense seems to be the theme in the 2019 offseason, with several teams making quarterback changes as well as additional changes to other skill positions. So with the recent offseason transactions, I have selected five teams I think will be interesting to run with in Madden 20. Let’s take a look at the five.

Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns make an interesting franchise pick due to the first-year success of Baker Mayfield, and also the fact that the Browns have been the worst team or near-worst team in the NFL in several previous seasons. The Browns finished third in the AFC North last season and were able to put up more wins last season than the usual. With Baker Mayfield under center, combined with the big-time new addition of Odell Beckham Jr., there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You can also focus on improving the offensive line throughout the season. This franchise will test your ability to find effective ways to open up the Browns on offense and at the positions that are lacking. Most teams will look to double team Odell Beckham so you will need to look at creative ways to get him open in space.

Not only speaking of offense, if you choose the Cleveland Browns, much consideration has to be given to their defense that will require some work. The Browns defense doesn’t feature many star players and they are average to weak in the secondary. For example, when faced against high profile wide receivers like those on the Steelers and Raiders, the secondary can easily be exposed in coverages that allow wide receivers to get over the top of the defense.

Arizona Cardinals

Enter the top pick in Kyler Murray. Murray was drafted number one by the Arizona Cardinals and hopes to be their franchise QB going forward. The Cardinals’ past shows that they have never had this type of mobility at the quarterback position. Murray brings an excess of speed and agility to the offense. Choosing them as your franchise option will force you to keep Murray healthy throughout the season and prevent him from taking too many hits that could potentially sideline him. That being said, you will also have the ability to utilize the run-pass option more often and get Murray outside the pocket for on-the-run throws.

However, the Cardinals face the same issue as the Cleveland Browns, defense. If the Cardinals trade Patrick Peterson as has been rumored, then you can definitely start off your franchise looking to build up the Cardinals secondary and also multiple other positions on the defensive side.

Dallas Cowboys

Jason Witten returns and the addition of Randall Cobb will replace the loss of Cole Beasley. The Cowboys also have DeMarcus Lawrence and Robert Quinn to provide the outside pass rush. Several offseason moves have made an impact on the Cowboys depth chart, and you can also throw in Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and the mammoth offensive live. This type of offensive flexibility may provide Dallas a variety of options on both sides of the ball, which could lead to deep run in the playoffs, or possibly a Super Bowl.

Chicago Bears

The Monsters of the Midway made a fantastic statement last season with the huge acquisition of Khalil Mack. Mack has such an ability to get to the quarterback with speed on the outside and power on the inside gaps. The Bears’ defense finished number one on defense for points allowed last season and number three in yards allowed. Running with the Chicago Bears in Madden 20 will start with an emphasis on a fantastic defense. Akiem Hicks on the inside of the defensive line will help to control the run game, while Mack and a Roquan Smith at linebacker will contain and blow up anything to the outside. Pressure and speed is the name of the game for Chicago on the defensive side.

On the offensive side of things, there are good areas but also many areas of improvement you can look to build upon. Trubisky will provide solid ball security and can move the team down the field, but you should look to improve the depth at both WR and TE.

Oakland Raiders

With an improving defense, the Raiders make an interesting choice as a Madden 20 franchise selection. The sliver and black can become more threatening to opposing offenses and make their home field a tougher place to play than in previous years — although much of their defense relies on the ability of the pass rush. Running this franchise will force you to look at beefing up the defensive line. You may be able to establish this by opening up the defense and developing a creative scheme. In-season trades can also be another option if your QB pressure isn’t up to par. The addition of Antonio Brown on the offensive side will potentially add some points to the board and give the defense some room for error. As long as you can keep David Carr healthy, he will be the best option for the Raiders beginning the regular season.

Additional Considerations

Some other franchise considerations I think would make interesting choices are the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets and  San Franciso 49ers. You can take on a team that needs a substantial amount of work to rebuild, or begin your franchise with a powerhouse like the New England Patriots who have an established reputation of dominance. The best part about it is you have the opportunity to start fresh and challenge yourself the way you want. You can create your own storylines and take teams to the greatness they haven’t had it in a long time. Get ready for kickoff.

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  1. personally I dont think the Browns or Cowboys would be an interesting team to use, they already have a ton of talented players and a good young QB in place. doesn't check any of the boxes for me. I'd rather rebuild a bad team like Miami or Tampa Bay or see how life without Brown and Bell goes for Pittsburgh or other teams who have old QBs and need to have an overhaul in the next few years.
    BleedGreen710
    personally I dont think the Browns or Cowboys would be an interesting team to use, they already have a ton of talented players and a good young QB in place. doesn't check any of the boxes for me. I'd rather rebuild a bad team like Miami or Tampa Bay or see how life without Brown and Bell goes for Pittsburgh or other teams who have old QBs and need to have an overhaul in the next few years.
    Plus if players actually have realistic salary demands in Madden 20 the Browns are probably going to be a cap nightmare within a couple of years.
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    Browns don' t have stars on defense? Garrett and Ward are two of the better players at their positions already, and both are under 25. That defense is pretty loaded.
    BleedGreen710
    personally I dont think the Browns or Cowboys would be an interesting team to use, they already have a ton of talented players and a good young QB in place. doesn't check any of the boxes for me. I'd rather rebuild a bad team like Miami or Tampa Bay or see how life without Brown and Bell goes for Pittsburgh or other teams who have old QBs and need to have an overhaul in the next few years.

    exactly my dilemma. have been using the brows the past few years as i like them, and the need help so there was potential.
    i'm a chiefs fan, but there is nothing to build there.
    in the middle of the search for an all new M20 team....
    "Most teams will look to double team Odell Beckham so you will need to look at creative ways to get him open in space."
    When have you EVER seen the CPU double a WR??
    ?"As long as you can keep David Carr healthy" Yea we better keep the former Houston Texan's QB David Carr healthy in retirement. How are you going to write this article for a legit website and switch David and Derek Carr up? C'mon Man!
    1. Raiders HC Jon Gruden Owner Mark Davis QB Derek Carr GM Myself
    2. Jaguars HC Lane Kiffin Owner Shahid Khan QB Nick Foles/Justin Herbert GM Myself
    3. Houston Oilers Will Relocate One Of The Following Teams Titans, Bills, Or Jaguars HC Lane Kiffin Owner TEN, BUF, Or Jax Owner GM Myself QB Justin Herbert
    Those Are The 3 Franchises I Want To-Do This Year.
    Middle of the road teams are always the most interesting. Complete rebuilds are old and boring. Cowboys would definitely be an exciting one, same with Seahawks imo.
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    redsfan4life
    Browns don' t have stars on defense? Garrett and Ward are two of the better players at their positions already, and both are under 25. That defense is pretty loaded.
    I thought the same thing when reading this article . They've had some solid young talent on defense for a little while now, and have two studs in Garrett and Ward like you mentioned. Now that they finally appear to have the QB situation figured out and weapons in the offense they are going to be a threat in the AFC.
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    Bears are actually stacked with young talent at WR. It could be one of the strongest position groups on the team. Don't sleep on Javon Wims 2nd year WR out of Georgia. That kid made plays every time he was on the field last year. Add in another UGA Bulldog in R. Ridley, last years rookie out of Memphis Anthony Miller, who had a quietly productive year playing through a banged up shoulder, and you have a nice young group behind A-Rob and Gabriel. Not to mention it's going to be fun to see how Matt Nagy uses Corderelle Patterson.
    TE on the other hand is weak behind Burton. Shaheen cant stay healthy and not much behind them.
    Browns have a great young defense, especially their secondary, so not sure why this article said that about them
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    I am thinking Jets. New unis should look great, they have a couple of exciting players on both sides of the ball and below-average o-line. Exactly my type of rebuild. If only they implemented a 4-3 Cover 3 which I long to use in M20... Oh yeah, and that Gase guy... geez...
    BleedGreen710
    personally I dont think the Browns or Cowboys would be an interesting team to use, they already have a ton of talented players and a good young QB in place. doesn't check any of the boxes for me. I'd rather rebuild a bad team like Miami or Tampa Bay or see how life without Brown and Bell goes for Pittsburgh or other teams who have old QBs and need to have an overhaul in the next few years.

    Agree, the Browns or Cowboys dont interest me. Id prefer a bad team like Miami, The Jets, The Lions and Arizona who is still gonna be bad imo.
    Rayzaa
    Agree, the Browns or Cowboys dont interest me. Id prefer a bad team like Miami, The Jets, The Lions and Arizona who is still gonna be bad imo.

    Browns are good now?? Not really, they have potential now but they have still not accomplished anything..
    And as the poster below you said, the Cowboys may be pretty good but it's been like 25 years since they went to a championship game so always the bridesmaid and never the bride (well for 20+ years anyways)...
    ODogg
    Browns are good now?? Not really, they have potential now but they have still not accomplished anything..
    And as the poster below you said, the Cowboys may be pretty good but it's been like 25 years since they went to a championship game so always the bridesmaid and never the bride (well for 20+ years anyways)...

    In Madden though with the ratings and development traits that those two teams are going to have it will be a piece of cake to make those teams into juggernauts.
    In my Madden 19 Franchise even with the CPU's substandard team building abilities the Browns became the best team in league in year 3 and remained elite for over 10 years.
    jfsolo
    In Madden though with the ratings and development traits that those two teams are going to have it will be a piece of cake to make those teams into juggernauts.
    In my Madden 19 Franchise even with the CPU's substandard team building abilities the Browns became the best team in league in year 3 and remained elite for over 10 years.

    Yeah I hear you but here's the thing, it's not happened in real life so I'd think many people would still like to try to see if they can do it in the game. I may even roll with them just to see it happen.
    Here's the thing, living in Ohio it still seems impossible for me to believe the Browns will/should be good, even though it makes perfect logical sense in regards to their team right now, LOL
    And btw I am no Browns fan at all but I'm really tired of the Steelers and Bengals shenanigans and tired as well of hearing about the poor, pitiful Browns and such so......
    ODogg
    Browns are good now?? Not really, they have potential now but they have still not accomplished anything..
    And as the poster below you said, the Cowboys may be pretty good but it's been like 25 years since they went to a championship game so always the bridesmaid and never the bride (well for 20+ years anyways)...

    They haven't so agree with that but they have a lot of good players now so I expect them to maybe be 8-8 which isnt a bad team. I think the Bengals are worse now.
    We are talking about building up a bad team and even though the Cowboys haven't won anything in a long time, they still aren't a bad team.
    How about the Washington Redskins??
    1. You've got the tricky QB situation. Will Alex Smith ever play again? When do you switch in Haskins for either Keenum or McCoy
    2. Is Derrius Guice the real deal at RB
    3. Great D-Line to build around
    4. Do you let Josh Norman go???
    5. Need offensive weapons for the QB
    6. Need impact inside linebacker and safety
    I think this is a good fit for me this year.
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    Someone mentioned the Dolphins (here or in the other thread) and i have been warming up to that idea. They would take a lot of work, but they've got Rosen and he will either be a nice trade chip or a potential long term answer at QB. They've got some solid draft picks as well. Could be fun.
    dc thompsoncanyon838
    Me, I'm gonna saddle Seahawks all the way!

    You just want to run around like a nutter with Russell Wilson!
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    Shosum13
    Plus if players actually have realistic salary demands in Madden 20 the Browns are probably going to be a cap nightmare within a couple of years.
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    Nah, not even close.
    I'm leaning towards the Titans just because they could go either way in both real life and Madden and I could "re-build" them and draft a QB to replace Mariota.
    Also thinking about the Redskins, Panthers, and Jets as well.

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