'Madden 12' Player Ratings: Packers and Vikings

August, 18, 2011
08/18/11
6:05
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By Jon Robinson
Madden NFL 12EA Sports

[Editor's note: ESPN.com and EA Sports are releasing the exclusive "Madden NFL 12" player ratings two teams at a time through Aug. 22. Please keep in mind that the rosters for some teams are wrong because of the NFL lockout. But don't worry -- when the game hits stores on Aug. 30, EA will already have an online roster update ready to transform every squad to their most current lineups.]

We finish up our look at the NFC North with the ratings for the Packers and Vikings.

Ratings: Minnesota » Ratings: Green Bay »

The Packers are the highest-rated team in "Madden 12," and all it takes is one glance at the numbers to see why. Aaron Rodgers is one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in the game with his ability to hit targets all over the field, not to mention his ability to avoid the pass rush. Add in a defense that can apply pressure and force turnovers, and you have a team destined for video game greatness.

The Vikings, on the other hand, are watching their virtual stock fall for the first time in years. Sure, people will still want to run the ball with the beast that is Adrian Peterson, but there are just so many more exciting teams to play that I doubt you'll find many outside of Minnesota using this team online.

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