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CHEATS, HINTS AND PLAYING TIPS

UNLOCKING HINTS
Cheerleader and Pump Up Crowd Cards:
Successfully complete the "Game Situation" challenges in mini-camp mode. The Cheerleader or Pump Up Crowd Cards for the team used will be unlocked.
Cheerleader Cards and game cheats: Get a gold rank in any event on the All Pro, Pro and Rookie levels.
Barry Sanders: Get a gold rank in the RB Ground Attack drill in mini-camp mode under the All-Madden level.
Deion Sanders: Get a gold rank in the DB Swat drill in mini-camp mode under the All-Madden level.
Jan Stenerud: Get a gold rank in Clutch Kicking Drill in mini-camp mode under the All-Madden level.
John Elway: Get a gold rank in the QB Pocket Presence under the All-Madden level.
Kevin Butler: Get a gold rank in P-Coffin Corner Punt under the All-Madden level.
Mike Singletary: Get a gold rank in the LB Chase and Tackle drill in mini-camp mode under the All-Madden level.
Reggie White: Get a gold rank in All-Madden DL-Trench Fight under the All-Madden level.
Steve Young: Get a gold rank in QB Precision Passing (St. Louis Rams) under the All-Madden level.

GENERAL HINTS AND PLAYING TIPS
Unlimited creation points:
Go to "Rosters", then choose "Edit Player". Select the players that you want to be rated 99. Go to his attributes, then increase everything.
Easy tokens: Play two-minute drill and choose to play four players, all with your profile. Set "Fire" the defense and the Vikings as your teams. Next, use Singleback 4WR All Streaks for touchdowns all day.
Super team: Play through the entire season and save at the Pro Bowl. Simulate the Pro Bowl and go to off-season schedule/player progression. Look for young players from other teams in positions that you need that have progressed well. About +7 overall should be sufficient. Next, look at your players to see those that have progressed negatively. Quit the game and reload your previous save game. Trade away all of your players that have progressed negatively for young players that progressed well.
Unlimited Madden Cards: First, acquire at least one of your favorite cheat cards either by playing in mini camp mode and winning gold or simply playing the game and making big wins. Either way is fine, but playing a largely superior team against a very weak team can allow for some large Madden challenge point/token values. Next, buy your packs and sort through them. You will have to take note of the ones you want to keep. Then, create another profile (for example "Cards"). You will also have to earn a few cards for this profile. You will use this profile for trading your Madden Cards. Now, go into your Madden Card Book (in the main profile) and select three of your favorite cards. Next, go to your new profile and choose one throw away card to trade for them. Close the deal by pressing Y and agreeing. Repeat this process until you have all of your favorite cards on the new profile. It is best to have at least three of each card on the new profile. When done, press B and exit the Madden Cards main screen and select "Save". Do not go past that screen or it will not work. Choose the new profile and save it. Do not save the main profile. Turn off the power to the Xbox, then restart. When the game loads, you will have the traded cards in the new profile and the same cards still in the Main profile. Repeat this process until you have at least three (or preferably more) of each card in your "Cards" profile. Whenever you need new cards, just reverse the trade and save the main profile instead of the "Cards" profile. Remember, at this point your "Cards" profile is your stockpile. You do not want to save on it unless you are adding to your stockpile. All your cards will max out at 15 per medal color (Bronze, Silver, and Gold).
Dodge City Stadium: Have a saved game file from another EA Sports football game on your memory card or hard drive.
Nile High Stadium: Have a saved game file from an EA Sports racing game on your memory card or hard drive.
Marshals secret team: Have a saved game file from another EA Sports football game on your memory card or hard drive.
Mummies secret team: Have a saved game file from an EA Sports racing game on your memory card or hard drive.
Steve Largent: Have a saved game file from an EA Sports racing game on your memory card or hard drive.
Mike Ditka: Have a saved game file from another EA Sports football game on your memory card or hard drive.
Break tackles: To easily break tackles as a running back, alternately press L and R immediately before you get tackled.
Over the shoulder catch: When throwing the ball to a receiver that is running a fly route, lob the pass (tap the button) instead of throwing a bullet (holding the button). The receiver should catch the ball over his shoulder.
Get a few more yards: When you are about to go out of bounds and want to get more yards, juke to the side away from the sideline. You will not go out, and it also sometimes delays the defense from pursuit.
Onside kick: Turn off penalties. When you are about kick the ball when starting or after you scored, choose one of the onside kicks. When you go to kick, move it all the way over and down. For example, if your kicker is kicking off facing towards the left, move it all the way over towards the left and all the way down. You should get the ball every time.
Better quarterback accuracy: Note what kind of quarterback you are passing with. If you have someone such as Kurt Warner, you may have better accuracy if you set your feet, then throw the ball. If you have someone like Donovan McNabb, you might have better luck throwing on the run.
Better draft pick: If you have a first place team and you know its going to be very late in the draft, trade with a last place team. Sometimes you can even get a first and second round pick for just your first. This is a very good way to get young players on your already good team. 
Better trades: If you play with the salary cap penalties turned on in franchise mode, it is better to trade the player(s) you wish to cut for another team's draft pick. You will avoid penalties, keep your roster from becoming full, and get another draft pick.
Get any player: Use the following trick to get any player in a trade without the other team rejecting. In the franchise mode, create a player as a quarterback and move his attributes until you get to 99 points. Then, put his injury and stamina down to 0. This will not change the attribute point level. Sign him as a free agent then trade him to any team for anybody you want. When you play the team he is playing for, after a couple of plays he will either become injured or will be taken out of the game for his weak stamina. No team will refuse your trade and you will have any player you want on your team.
Cheap players that are good: To make a receiver go to create player and create the player as a quarterback. Give the player very low passing abilities (zero) and very high catching and ball handling levels. The player will cost very little because his quarterback skills are bad. You will have to sign him as a quarterback but use him as a wide receiver. His salary will never go up because he will not play as a quarterback. You can also change his number and attributes in the edit player screen. You can also make a dirt cheap fullback by eliminating his receiving skills.
Cheaper player: When you have an expensive player, you can release him and sign him for less money.
Cheaper created players: When the free-agent signing period appears in the off-season, go to the "Create-A-Player" menu and make a player with very low attributes. He will want a low salary. Then, offer him a contract. Before he accepts it, go to the "Create-A-Player" menu again and set his attributes to anything desired. He should accept the contract you offered him, and the other teams almost never bid on him.
Lower team's overall salary: One way to lower a team's overall salary is to cut certain players' salaries. You can do this with players that have low attributes but high salaries. To do this, go to "Rosters" and select "Edit player". Select a player on the team that has a low overall rating (anything under the low 80s) and has a high salary. When you choose to edit the players "Attributes", you will notice that his salary decreases. Do not change anything in his attributes and exit out. You have now made your first budget cut of the season.
Easier gold in mini-camp mode: Create a player and trade him to the team that you are doing the drill with. Make sure that the created player is playing the position of the person that you are trying to complete the drill with. For example, Ronde Barber is the corner back in the Defensive Swat Pass drill. If you create a corner back and make his attributes all 99, put him on the Buccaneers and make him the starting or number one cornerback. Then, he will do the drill. You may do this with any person on any drill. You may also make the people who you are going against in the drill "sorrier". If you know their names, go to their attributes and turn them all the way down.
Announced names: Create a new team and name the new coach "John Madden". Melissa will be able to say his name during the game.
City name spoken: When creating a custom team, use the a city where an NFL team plays as your custom team's home city. The refs and the PA announcer will say your team's city.

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