Home-field advantage makes all the difference in the NFL. There is a reason teams have consternation all week long before they play in venues such as Arrowhead Stadium, Lincoln Financial Field, and Lumen Field, regardless of what the team’s record may be.
EA Sports incorporated the concept of home-field advantage into their latest edition to the Madden NFL franchise. In Madden 22, there are home-field advantages for all 32 NFL teams.
Some create confusion. Some tucker out opponents quicker. Some pour on the momentum from a 55-gallon drum. Every venue presents its own challenge.
Here is a look at all of the home-field advantages in the upcoming Madden installment.
The Cardinals gain momentum faster.
Atlanta gains a flat amount of bonus momentum each offensive play.
The Ravens get bonus momentum on each running play they execute while they are leading in the game.
The away team’s kicking arc is harder to control.
The Panthers have more stamina during plays.
The opposing team’s kick meter moves slightly faster.
No huddle results in reduced clock runoff.
Away teams in the red zone may have trouble with their hot routes, requiring them to be made again.
For example, a hot route receiver may have a question mark over his head at the time of the hot route, indicating he may be unsure of what it is.
Opposing team punt distance is shortened when kicking across the 50-yard line.
Opposing players have less stamina during plays.
The Lions accelerate slightly faster.
The Packers will get more momentum and opposing teams will gain less. Furthermore, opponents will fatigue faster and have a harder time changing direction.
The away team won’t get as much momentum when they score touchdowns.
The Colts defense is able to see a hat count on all plays with coach cam.
The Jaguars gain bonus momentum when they score touchdowns.
Offensive audibles made by the opposing team have a chance to fail.
The Raiders increase momentum faster and have increased fatigue recovery while they are in the lead.
Chargers gain bonus momentum for positive yardage.
The Rams gain bonus momentum for defensive stops.
The Dolphins fatigue slower.
Minnesota gets a little bit of speed inside the red zone.
The Patriots get bonus momentum when they stop a touchdown or a third down conversion.
A random receiver on the away team will have the incorrect route when he lines up in preplay, but only on third or fourth down attempts.
Opposing team players fatigue faster.
Oh, hey, it’s the same home-field advantage as the Giants.
When the Eagles are winning, they get more momentum while the away team gets less.
On third and fourth downs, away team hot routes have a chance to fail. Receivers who are hot-routed will temporarily have a question mark over their heads, as they are unsure of their route.
The away team has an increasingly hard time changing directions.
Variable parts of the opposing team’s play art on offense will be squiggly and hard to decipher.
Buccaneers players have their fatigue temporarily replenished while in the red zone.
The Titans will avoid committing holding penalties.
Opposing teams have an increasingly hard time changing directions.