How to Intercept Passes
To do so, you need to press Y on the Xbox One and Triangle on the PS4. However, before you do that, you need to make sure that you’re standing right in front of the receiver. There will be some instances where the receiver will beat you to a certain type of passes or if he’s taller than you are but this is generally what you need to do.
In case you aren’t in a position to cover the receiver, you can always press and hold L2/LT to reach the receiver. The following is an outline of what you need to do in order to successfully intercept a pass:
Try to read where the QB is sending the ball and react to it in time. Once done, switch to the defender who is covering the receiver – you can press O on the PS4 and B on Xbox One to do so. From there, try to catch up to the defender if need be. Do note that there are some passes during which the ball hangs in the air for too long – those ones should give you plenty of time to get in position.
Once you’re near the receiver, press Triangle on the PS4 in order to intercept the pass. Alternatively, you can also press Square on the PS4 and X on the Xbox One to block the pass. In addition to this, you can also always rely on AI to do the work for you by pressing L1 on PS4 and LB on Xbox One.