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How To Stop Curl Routes In Madden 25

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Curl routes are especially tough to stop in Madden NFL 25.  In today’s free Madden 25 tip, we are going over a few different ways to stop them or at least slow them down.

Check out the full breakdown below.

Stopping Curl Routes In Madden 25

: Any

Formation: Any

Play: 2 Man Under


  1. Press coverage
  2. (Optional) Put your safeties or defensive ends in purple zones
  3. (Optional) Put your outside cornerbacks in yellow zones

Madden School Pro Tip: If you are 100% your opponent is going to throw a curl route to an outside receiver, put your outside cornerbacks in yellow zones.

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  1. Ok I play with the 3-4 playbook on defense and Im trying to find a good formation out of that playbook to stop the run and get good pressure and coverage out of.. I play alot of good qb that make me second guess the blitz which messes w/ my run defense what do you suggest I do?

  2. How do you block a corner strike because I played someone who used it every time and I could never block him

    1. I usually use cover 4 and the hook zones (purple) will usually destroy corner strikes

  3. How do you stop the read option? And running back slant?

  4. Thank you so much the name is my psn gamer tag you just won me a game i was down 28-3 at half because i couldn’t cover curl. its different in madden 13 u can just press. thank you so much!! final score 30-28

  5. I cannot stop the outside post route it seems as if the corner gets completely turned around causing my opponent to get 20+ in man defense

    1. Man gets destoryed against out routes and Curls. Try anything with hook zones (Purple Zones)