Madden 21 QB ratings: The best quarterbacks by overall, speed, throw power & more

first_imgEA Sports has been slowly rolling out player ratings for “Madden NFL 21″ this week, and today they announced the quarterbacks.To no one’s surprise, Patrick Mahomes earned the only 99 overall at his position. There were only five quarterbacks in Madden 21 to earn a 90 or higher overall rating. As for other top performers, Lamar Jackson was cleary the runaway in the speed category with 96. Bills signal caller Josh Allen tops out throw power with 99. Madden 21 QB throw power ratingsJosh Allen, 99 throw powerPatrick Mahomes, 97 throw powerMatthew Stafford, 94 throw powerAaron Rodgers, 94 throw powerCam Newton, 93 throw powerBaker Mayfield, 93 throw powerJacob Eason, 93 throw powerJustin Herbert, 92 throw powerJoe Flacco, 92 throw powerLamar Jackson, 92 throw powerThe Madden rating experts again didn’t stray too far away from what they determined a year ago. Allen remains atop with 99 throw power while Mahomes stands in second. The Chiefs quarterback did get a boost, though, going from 96 to 97.We have a pair of new faces, however, as rookies Justin Herbert and Jacob Eason enter the top 10. Additional Madden 21 QB ratingsAs of now, these are the only attributes out there regarding quarterbacks. Additional ratings should be released on Madden 21’s player database at some point in the near future. Comparing the end of Madden 20’s quarterback ratings, there isn’t too much of a difference in Madden 21. The top five quarterbacks remain the same, with a slight change, and only Philip Rivers and Jimmy Garoppolo exit the top 10.MORE: Madden 21 release date & everything else you need to knowMadden 21 QB ratings: Top 10 overall quarterbacksPatrick Mahomes, 99 overallRussell Wilson, 97 overallLamar Jackson, 94 overallDrew Brees, 93 overallTom Brady, 90 overallAaron Rodgers, 89 overallMatt Ryan, 87 overallDeshaun Watson, 86 overallDak Prescott, 84 overallCarson Wentz, 84 overallEight of the 10 quarterbacks from the final Madden 20 rankings stay the same. Prescott and Wentz are the only newcomers. Wentz goes up one overall from his Madden 20 ratings while Prescott goes up three overall.A closer comparison of the two video games can be viewed below.Pos.NameMadden 20 Ovr.Pos.NameMadden 21 Ovr.1.Patrick Mahomes991.Patrick Mahomes992.Russell Wilson972.Russell Wilson973.Drew Brees943.Lamar Jackson944.Lamar Jackson924.Drew Brees935.Tom Brady915.Tom Brady906.Aaron Rodgers896.Aaron Rodgers897.Matt Ryan877.Matt Ryan878.Deshaun Watson868.Deshaun Watson86T-9.Philip Rivers84T-9.Dak Prescott84T-9.Jimmy Garoppolo84T-9.Carson Wentz84MORE: Madden must be joking with Aaron Rodgers’ ratingMadden 21 QB speed ratingsLamar Jackson, 96 speedKyler Murray, 91 speedTaysom Hill, 90 speedMarcus Mariota, 88 speedTyrod Taylor, 87 speedThese are the same top five speed quarterbacks from the end of Madden 20 as well. The only difference is Taylor lost a point from 88 to 87 in Madden 21. Overall, this list makes complete sense. Murray, Hill, Mariota and Taylor are all threats with their legs, but not enough to warrant a rating like Jackson.We actually spoke with Madden developers last year about Jackson’s speed and how they tried to avoid breaking the game by making him too fast.”Our No. 1 goal is making the most authentic NFL experience that we can, and to some level we’re okay with Lamar Jackson being, as a gamer would call ‘a glitch.’ We’re OK with that on some level because that’s what he’s doing on Sunday,” Clint Oldenburg, who works on gameplay design and player ratings for Madden, told SN in 2019.last_img read more

FIFA 21 release date, price, new features & everything else to know

first_img What is the price of FIFA 21?FIFA 21 Standard Edition: $59.99.FIFA 21 Champions Edition: $79.99.FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition: $99.99 EA Sports has, in recent years, launched a number of different editions — such as Champions Edition and Ultimate Edition — which cost slightly more than the standard edition. Extra perks for FIFA Ultimate Team players such as gold packs, special FUT kits and Icons is the reason for the difference between the price of the editions included some.Return to top Which consoles will FIFA 21 be out on?FIFA 21 will be available to play on PS4, Xbox One and PC. It will also be released on the next generation consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X.PS5 and Xbox Series X have been set for a launch date somewhere in time for the holiday period in the US, which means they may land between October and December 2020. Given the proximity of those dates, it would seem logical for EA Sports to work in tandem with Sony and Microsoft to ensure that the new release is available to play straight away.Google Stadia, which was launched in 2019, did not have FIFA 20, but it is possible that a push will be made to make a game like FIFA 21 available. Once again, the Switch version of the game will be a Legacy Edition with no new game modes or gameplay changes, but featuring updated squads and kits.Return to top When can I pre-order FIFA 21?Gamers can pre-order FIFA 21 a number of months before the release date, with the pre-order period beginning on June 18 to coincide with the launch announcement of the game.There are usually a few inducements for gamers to pre-order the game, such as cheaper prices, early access and Ultimate Team perks.Return to top The launch of FIFA 21 is coming in 2020 and, as EA Sports developers work on the finer details, eager gamers already have it on their wishlist.Of course, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the entire world and industries everywhere have been impacted, including soccer, so it remains to be seen exactly how the new game will be affected, if at all. Who will be on the cover of FIFA 21?Kylian Mbappe has been confirmed as the global cover star of FIFA 21 and the Paris Saint-Germain forward will grace all three covers.The World Cup winner expressed his pride at being chosen by EA Sports, saying that it was “a dream come true” to feature on the cover of the game. What new features will FIFA 21 have?The launch announcement for FIFA 21 did not mention specific game mode developments or changes for the new game and focused on EA’s new Next Level experience.Next Level features Controller Haptics on PS5 to offer responsive haptic feedback, faster load times, an improved lighting system to make the game look more realistic, Spatialised audio for a more immersive stadium experience and off-ball humanisation where players look and feel more like their real-life counterparts.With other new features not set to be announced until later in the summer, Goal takes a look at other improvements we may see in FIFA 21.Career Mode improvementsIssues with Career Mode blighted the launch of FIFA 20 and fans of this part of the game are eager for improvements to be implemented in that regard.Other things that have appeared on the Career Mode wishlists of FIFA players on forums include more realistic transfer business, greater integration of youth players and a stadium editor.Gameplay augmentation such as crowds booing former players who joined rivals and a greater variety of managerial reactions have also been suggested.New IconsEach new FIFA title sees new Icons joining the roster of heroes from seasons gone by and FIFA 21 should be no different.Some of the more popular potential new Icons are David Beckham, Franz Beckenbauer, Oliver Kahn and Francesco Totti. EA Sports EA Sports EA Sports FIFA As we wait to learn what will transpire, we  takes a look at things such as the next FIFA release date, how much it will cost, consoles it will be playable on and more.  ContentsWhen is FIFA 21 released?What is the price of FIFA 21?Which consoles will FIFA 21 be out on?When can I pre-order FIFA 21?What new features will FIFA 21 have?Who will be on the cover of FIFA 21?FIFA 21 release dateFIFA 21 will be released on October 9, 2020. The game was pushed back from its usual late September slot after EA Sports’ plans were disrupted by the coronavirus.Early access is usually granted to those who pre-order the game, meaning they are able to play in advance of that date — this year, FIFA 21 Early Access will be available on October 6.With E3 cancelled for 2020, EA Sports was set to announce its upcoming roster of titles during a digital event called EA Play Live 2020 on June 5. This announcement was delayed until June 18 due to the current political climate in the United States and the protests around racial discrimination.”With the important conversations taking place and important voices being heard around the world right now, we’re moving our time to come together in play,” EA wrote on Twitter. Return to top EA Sports street soccer addition of Volta in FIFA 20 was a popular aspect of the last edition of the series, giving lovers of FIFA Street a dose of nostalgia. It has a story mode, its own soundtrack and more, but there is always room for improvement, in areas such as expanding to provide more venues, incorporating more complicated skills and so on.VARThe introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is the biggest change to soccer in the modern era, with contentious decisions and moments now up for review.Despite first being rolled out in 2017, VAR has not been a feature in FIFA games, mainly due to the fact that the referee in the game is a computer, so not prone to human error.Nevertheless, it is very much a massive part of the game now and EA will be wise to add some aesthetic VAR touches to the gameplay.More official leagues & clubsOne area which FIFA cannot be faulted much for is that of official licensing and the game has long featured a vast array of clubs from across the world.However, in FIFA 20 Juventus are known as Piemonte Calcio and Barcelona are without a home as there is no Camp Nou. Those particular quirks will continue thanks to Konami boasting exclusive rights.There is arguably something of a licence race occurring between the two brands, so it will be interesting to see what happens.Return to top Cover Star ⭐️Can’t wait to play this!Proud to be the #FIFA21 cover starDream come true. @EASPORTSFIFA— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) July 22, 2020Eden Hazard and Virgil van Dijk were the cover stars for FIFA 20’s standard edition and Champions edition respectively. It was thought that EA would continue with spread of cover stars for FIFA 21, but Mbappe has claimed sole billing for the first time since Cristiano Ronaldo in FIFA 19.Ronaldo had been the sole cover star of FIFA 18 and FIFA 19, but the Portugal icon will not return to grace the front of the game, in part due to Juventus’ exclusive partnership with EA’s rivals Konami, which is set to last for another two years. A similar situation between Barcelona and Konami means that Lionel Messi was never going to be on the cover of FIFA 21.The likes of Neymar, Kevin De Bruyne and Paulo Dybala have appeared as FIFA cover stars in recent years and there are plenty of other alternatives besides, but Mbappe has clearly stepped out in front in terms of profile and appeal.last_img read more

Probation, suspended sentence for Osage man accused of high speed chase in Cerro Gordo County

first_imgMASON CITY — An Osage man involved in a high-speed chase in Cerro Gordo County has been given suspended prison sentences and probation.The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department says in the early morning hours of September 19th, a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop near the intersection of County Road B-20 and Mallard Avenue northwest of Mason City, with the vehicle driving away at a high rate of speed. A pursuit lasted several miles through northern Cerro Gordo and southern Worth counties with speeds reaching 100 miles per hour. The vehicle eventually left the roadway and went into a corn field on State Highway 9 west of Hanlontown.37-year-old Eric Jensen was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit in the corn field. Jensen pleaded guilty to eluding and possession of methamphetamine third or subsequent offense, with a charge of driving while barred being dropped as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.Judge Adam Sauer last week sentenced Jensen on each charge to a five-year suspended prison sentence and five years probation.Jensen was previously arrested on April 9th after a pursuit in southeastern Mason City which ended when he crashed into a vehicle and utility pole. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 100 days in jail.last_img read more

Stolen Ritchie Valens Items Recovered

first_imgCLEAR LAKE- During the early morning hours of February 14, the Clear Lake Police Department recovered the two framed family photos of Ritchie Valens and the framed movie poster that were stolen back on February 2.The items were recovered in good condition. If anyone has any information on the items whereabouts over the last twelve days, they are encouraged to call the Clear Lake Police Department. Officers may be reached at 641-357-2186 or by email at You may remain anonymous. The case remains under investigation and no further information if being released at this time.last_img read more

Mason City woman sentenced for biting jailer

first_imgMASON CITY — It’s three weeks in jail for a Mason City woman who bit a jailer at the Cerro Gordo County Jail.33-year-old Neysha Culley was accused of resisting arrest while in custody at the jail on June 2nd, and when a staff member entered her cell, she bit a jail employee on the thumb.Culley pleaded guilty last week to assault on persons in certain occupations causing bodily injury. Judge Adam Sauer sentenced Culley to 21 days in jail and also issued a suspended $625 fine.last_img

Black Lives Matter protester hit by driver of governor’s SUV

first_imgThe state trooper driving the governor’s S-U-V yesterday (Tuesday) hit a Black Lives Matter activist who stood in front of the vehicle in an attempt to speak with Govenror Reynolds.Jaylen Cavil tweeted that he’s physically okay and was hoping Reynolds would roll her window down and speak with the two dozen protesters. The group traveled 90 minutes north of Des Moines to protest outside some of the governor’s events. A spokesman for the Iowa State Patrol told The Des Moines Register preliminary reports from the scene indicate Cavil intentionally stepped in front the moving vehicle and was not hurt. The protesters have been urging Reynolds to sign an executive order by July 4th that would automatically restore voting rights to released felons.The governor has said she intends to make the move in time for the November election, but has no set timeline when the order on felon voting rights may be issued. Iowa governors, by law, are not to drive themselves and state troopers are assigned to the task. The law was passed after Governor Dan Beardsley died when the car he was driving crashed into a truck in 1954.last_img read more

Hat-trick king Ronaldo silences big game critics

first_imgMadrid, Spain | AFP |“Goals are in my DNA,” concluded Cristiano Ronaldo after spearheading a famous Real Madrid comeback with a hat-trick to see off Wolfsburg and reach the Champions League semi-finals for a record sixth straight season.The three-time World Player of the Year’s self-appraisals are rarely humble.It is just six weeks since he called out his teammates for not matching his standards in a 1-0 defeat to local rivals Atletico Madrid.Yet, it was hard to argue with Ronaldo’s logic as he snapped back at critics that his barrel load of goals haven’t come when Real have needed them most.Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his third goal April 12, 2016. / AFPOn the night coach Zinedine Zidane’s admitted Madrid’s season was “on the line”, Ronaldo’s treble overturned a 2-0 first leg deficit in a 3-0 win over the Germans.“Considering this has been a bad season for me it has not been that bad,” he added after taking his tally for the season in all competitions to 46.“People can criticise me, but I just keep on going and the numbers are there for all to see.”The numbers are indeed spectacular. Ronaldo has now scored at least 45 goals in his last six seasons for Madrid.Three more against Wolfsburg on Tuesday made him the first player ever to score three hat-tricks in the same Champions League season.And he is now just one goal away from matching his own record of 17 in a Champions League season when Madrid ended a 12-year wait to win their 10th European Cup two years ago.There was no holding back in the Madrid press’ displays of affection for Ronaldo on Wednesday’s front pages. “How great you are,” ran sports daily Marca.Meanwhile, AS led with “how am I not going to love you,” alongside a picture of Ronaldo celebrating his third.“Little-by-little you are valuing me,” Ronaldo responded when asked why despite 359 goals in just 342 games to streak ahead as the top scorer in Madrid’s history, he still isn’t universally loved in a season where he has even been whistled by his own fans.“I am used to criticism. In Spain it is like this and it doesn’t affect me.“I am still young, but these things don’t affect me at 31.”Having moved the wrong side of 30 there has been plenty of speculation that Madrid may consider cashing in on their biggest asset before his valuation plummets towards the end of his contract in 2018.Yet, for those still in need of reminding, Ronaldo left another indelible night for his legacy with a new first as Madrid overturned a first leg deficit in the Champions League for the first time in 12 years.“Cristiano deserved a magic night,” said Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.“He showed what he is, which is the best player in the world,” added Zidane.The debate over whether Ronaldo or Barcelona rival Lionel Messi deserves the title of the world’s best has raged for a decade.But despite his critics, and the presence of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, Ronaldo left no doubt he remains Madrid’s number one and will be badly missed once he is gone.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

How KCCA destroyed Onduparaka 7-0

first_imgKCCA FC are preparing to take on Mamelodi Sundowns in the first leg of the 2017 Total CAF Champions League at Lucas “Masterpieces” Moripe Stadium in Pretoria next month.Share on: WhatsApp KCCA celebrate one of 7 goals they hit past Onduparaka. PHOTO KCCA MEDIATeenager Allan Okello made a stunning full debut, scoring a hat-trick as League Champions KCCA Football Club brought Arua-Based Onduparaka down to earth at Phillip Omondi Stadium on Saturday.[View the story “KCCA 7 Onduparaka 0” on Storify]KCCA FC have won all their nine league games,  scoring a record 26 goals and conceding just five.Onduparaka have won just eight of their away matches, drawing and losing three and four, scoring five and conceding 16.last_img read more

Mertesacker returns to inspire Arsenal’s Cup glory

first_img“The manager backed me up, knowing I was going to be sidelined for more than six months,” Mertesacker said recently.“Obviously I’m grateful so I want to make sure I try to give something back.”Mertesacker, now a three-time FA Cup winner, repaid that faith in spades as he threw his body into the line of fire time and again to keep Chelsea at bay.Allaying his fears that he might not be fit enough to cope with his unexpected return, Mertesacker was immense from start to finish.In the first half alone he made a handful of crucial interceptions and won countless headers to blunt the physical presence of Chelsea striker Diego Costa.With Arsenal clinging to the lead given to them by Alexis Sanchez’s early opener, Mertesacker made a string of key second half blocks to deny Costa.When Costa poached Chelsea’s 76th minute equaliser, it was Mertesacker who almost got the block before the ball deflected in off his foot.And Aaron Ramsey’s winner moments later ensured Mertesacker would complete his fairytale return by lifting the Cup in front of Arsenal’s jubilant fans. Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Over a year after Per Mertesacker last started for Arsenal, the German defender came in from the cold to provide the inspiration for his side’s dramatic FA Cup final victory over Chelsea on Saturday.With Arsenal’s defence ravaged by injury and suspension, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger handed Mertesacker his first appearance in the starting line-up for 392 days.A serious knee injury suffered last year led to a lengthy spell on the sidelines for Mertesacker and when he returned to fitness he was unable to regain his place.The 32-year-old had played only 37 minutes all season after coming off the bench in last weekend’s win against Everton.But the absence of Laurent Koscielny, Gabriel and Shkodran Mustafi gave Wenger no option but to end Mertesacker’s exile.Mertesacker’s previous start was an unremarkable 1-0 victory over Norwich in April 2016 and throwing him back into the team for such a high-stakes encounter against the Premier League champions seemed fraught with danger.So it was against all expectations that the centre-back emerged as the towering foundation of Arsenal’s 2-1 triumph at Wembley.Surveying the Arsenal team-sheet before kick-off must have made encouraging viewing for Chelsea’s forwards.Mertesacker was playing alongside a left-back Nacho Monreal who was converted to centre-back, while youngster Rob Holding was playing in his first major showpiece.Adding to the sense of potential disaster, the German admitted this week that the final would be the first time he had ever played in the three-man defence which has been Wenger’s preferred formation in recent weeks.Yet Wenger has been loyal to Mertesacker despite his struggles.He gave the World Cup winner a new contract earlier in the campaign and was confident enough to hand him the captain’s armband at Wembley.last_img read more