The teams in the AFC North all seem to be built the same way.  A lockdown defense and a few playmakers scattered about on their offense.  The Pittsburgh Steelers have been that way for the longest time and Madden NFL 15 will be no different for them.

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Offensive Strategy: Speed. Dri Archer is a big time weapon if you learn to use him right.  Combine that with 3 speedy wide receivers and a quarterback that won’t have a problem getting them the ball, and you have a recipe for success.

Defensive Strategy: Big hits everywhere.  Steelers fans should get comfortable using the hitstick because this team was built to funnel everything into the middle of the field where Shazier, Timmons, and Polamalu can force fumbles and wreak havoc on opposing offense.

Strengths: The middle of the defense.  There is not a better 3-4 MLBs and SS combination in Madden 15.  Lawrence Timmons, Ryan Shazier, and Troy Polamalu are all downright scary playmakers by themselves.  Together, they will dominate anyone they go up against.

Weaknesses: Defensive line.  Although it really isn’t a big weakness, the Steelers defensive line leaves a little more to be desired especially compared to past Steeler defenses in Madden.

Impact Players: QB Ben Roethlisberger, HB Le’Veon Bell, WR Antonio Brown, WR Darrius Heyward Bey, WR Martavis Bryant, TE Heath Miller, MLB Ryan Shazier, MLB Lawrence Timmons, ROLB Jason Worilds, CB Ike Taylor, SS Troy Polamalu

Key Newcomers: MLB Ryan Shazier, DE Stephon Tuitt, HB Dri Archer, WR Martavis Bryant, WR Lance Moore, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, FS Mike Mitchell

Additional Remarks: Steelers management made choices in the NFL draft that are perfect for Madden 15.  Dri Archer, Martavis Bryant, and Ryan Shazier are all extremely dangerous.  This makes the Pittsburgh Steelers a very exciting Madden 15 team and one that is definitely improved from last year.

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