Even though the Detroit Lions didn’t make too many big moves in free agency, they come into Madden 15 as a slightly improved team from an already good team in last year’s game.

We have the full team breakdown below.

Team: Detroit Lions

Offensive Strategy: Spread the ball around.  Resist the urge to make every play the Megatron show.  Chances are everyone you play will be so concerned about stopping him that your whole offense will be available to you.  But get the ball to Calvin Johnson every now and then.

Defensive Strategy: Stop the run and pressure the QB with your front 4.  The Lions have one of the best defensive lines in Madden 15.  You should be able to stop the run with them and get pretty good pressure on the quarterback.

Strengths: Offense.  The Lions offense is loaded in Madden 15.  Matthew Stafford is a strong armed quarterback who can make any throw.  Reggie Bush is harder to defend in Madden than he is in the actual NFL.  Calvin Johnson is the best receiver in the game and its not even close.  And then you have 3 awesome tight ends.

Weaknesses: Secondary.  The defensive secondary is always so important.  People love to pass the ball in Madden.  If you can’t stop the pass, Madden 15 will be a long season for you.

Impact Players: QB Matthew Stafford, HB Reggie Bush, WR Calvin Johnson, TE Brandon Pettigrew, TE Eric Ebron, TE Joseph Fauria, DT Nick Fairley, DT Ndamukong Suh, DE Ziggy Ansah, MLB Stephen Tulloch, CB Darius Slay

Key Newcomers: TE Eric Ebron, OLB Kyle Van Noy, SS James Ihedigbo, WR Golden Tate

Additional Remarks: The Detroit Lions have one of the scariest offenses you will face in Madden 15.  If you are a Lions fan, that is good news.  If you are a fan of any other team, not so much.

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