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Madden 25 Zone Beater: Singleback Pitt Doubles – Z Close Cross

Yoda is back for another Madden tip as we head closer to the Madden 15 release.  This time, he’s going over one of his favorite zone beaters in Madden NFL 25.  It is pretty simple and allows you to pick up 20-30 yards most of the time.

The video and full written breakdown is below.

Madden NFL 25: Offense Tips - Z Close Cross

Playbook: Pittsburgh Steelers

Formation: Singleback Pitt Doubles

Play: Z Close Cross


  1. Hot route your circle/B receiver to a fade
  2. Motion your X/A receiver to the right
  3. Hot route your tight end to block
  4. (Optional) Hot route your running back to a wheel route or to block


  1. Your circle/B receiver on the fade
  2. Your triangle/Y receiver over the middle
  3. Your X/A receiver

As always if you have any suggestions or tips to make the play better, feel free to share in the comments section below.

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9 years ago

Could you find me a couple sweet plays in packers play book?

9 years ago
Reply to  jasen

Check back tomorrow

randy yarbrough
randy yarbrough
9 years ago

Yoda need help on defense TE’s have been killing me one in particularly Jimmy Graham and Detroit Reggie Bush out the back field makes my head hurt need help on defense and Im a Eagles fan so yeah I know I know our defense aint the best

9 years ago

Randy if you can look on the forums and post in the ask yoda thread stickied in the defensive section. Be very thorough with the explanation of your problem including, team, playbook, favorite player to user as well as user ability, and favorite type of defense (man/zone).

8 years ago

I can’t motion the wide left receiver I’m on ps4