Madden NFL 21 - X-Factor Defense Abilities Guide - MGW

Madden NFL 21 – X-Factor Defense Abilities Guide

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X-Factor Defense Abilities

Ability  Details  Trigger  Superstar 
Avalanche  Downhill hit-sticks force fumbles  Three hit-stick tackles 
  • Bobby Wagner – Seattle Seahawks 
  • Jamal Adams – Seattle Seahawks 
Blitz  On-field blockers have their resistance bars wiped  Two defensive line sacks  Aaron Donald – Los Angeles Rams 
Bottleneck  Dominantly win man press attempts  Two forced incompletions  Jalen Ramsey – Los Angeles Rams 
Fearmonger  Chance to pressure the QB while engaged with a blocker  Two defensive line sacks 
  • Chandler Jones – Arizona Cardinals 
  • Fletcher Cox – Philadelphia Eagles 
Momentum Shift  On-field opponents have Zone progress wiped  Three hit-stick tackles, or two defensive line sacks  Chris Jones – Kansas City Chiefs 
Reinforcement  Higher chance to defeat run blocks and disrupt catches  Two tackles for loss, or two incompletions 
  • Tyrann Mathieu – Kansas City Chiefs 
  • Harrison Smith – Minnesota Vikings 
  • Derwin James Jr. – Los Angeles Chargers 
Relentless  Rush moves no longer cost points  One sack or tackle for loss 
  • J.J. Watt – Houston Texans 
  • Nick Bosa – San Francisco 49ers 
Run Stuffer  Block shedding becomes more effective versus run plays  Two tackles for loss  Calais Campbell – Baltimore Ravens 
Shutdown  Tighter coverage and more interceptions on contested catches  Two forced incompletions 
  • Jaire Alexander – Green Bay Packers 
  • Richard Sherman – San Francisco 49ers 
  • Tre’Davious White – Buffalo Bills 
  • Stephon Gilmore – New England Patriots 
Unstoppable Force  Pass rush wins lead to quicker block shedding  Two defensive line sacks 
  • Cameron Jordan – New Orleans Saints 
  • Danielle Hunter – Minnesota Vikings 
  • DeMarcus Lawrence – Dallas Cowboys 
  • Joey Bosa – Los Angeles Chargers 
  • Khalil Mack – Chicago Bears 
  • Myles Garrett – Cleveland Browns 
  • T.J. Watt – Pittsburgh Steelers 
Zone Hawk  More interceptions in zone coverage  Two forced incompletions  Devin McCourty – New England Patriots 


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