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1 Play Touchdown Against Every Zone Defense In Madden

In today’s free Madden 23 tip, we are going over a really simple money play that beats Cover 2, Cover 3, Cover 4 and any other zone defense.

We also just released another huge update to our coverage beaters in the members area (Unlimited members only) where you can learn 5+ ways to beat every defense you come across in Madden 23.

The play we are covering below can be found in the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, and Las Vegas Raiders offensive playbooks.

Let’s dive in!

This Money Play Beats Every Zone Defense In Madden 23

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Tight Slots

Play: PA Flood Shot


  1. Make sure you are on the right hash mark
  2. Hot route your Y/triangle receiver to a streak
  3. Motion your A/X tight end to the left
  4. Hot route your B/circle receiver to an in route


  1. Your primary read on this play is the X/square receiver against any zone defense. Lead pass up and to the sideline
  2. If he is covered, look to the B/circle receiver underneath

Overview: This is a deep shot play that beats every zone defense in Madden 23. You will want to make sure you have a quarterback with decent throw power and a speedy receiver in the X/square position.

Let’s take a closer look at how this play works.

This is how the final play art should look. Notice how we are on the right hash mark and have plenty of room in front of us.

You can see how against this Cover 4 Drop defense, our tight end on the corner route occupies the outside cornerback’s attention.

The Y/triangle receiver on the streak route occupies the inside safety. That leaves our X/square receiver on his corner route wide open. Just lead pass up and to the sideline.

We make the catch with no defender even close to our wide receiver.

And walk into the endzone for an easy touchdown.

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1 year ago

I can’t find a “Gun Tight Slots” formation. There is a “Gun Tight Slots HB WK” formation, but no “PA Flood Shot” in that formation.

1 year ago
Reply to  Madden School

There we go! Thanks

1 year ago
Reply to  GaryDGod

My same exact questions!

9 months ago

How to make good route combos

6 months ago

Not even in the Dolphins playbook

6 months ago
Reply to  Jim

nvm I’m dumb lol