Madden NFL 18 Running the Ball Guide – Play Calling, How to

A lot of players have been having an issue trying to Run the Ball around in the new Madden NFL 18. This comprehensive Madden NFL 18 Running the Ball Guide gives you everything you need to know to run circles around your opponents.

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Madden NFL 18 Running the Ball Guide

In this Madden NFL 18 Running the Ball Guide, we have provided some tips that should help you Run the Ball effectively in the new Madden 18.

Madden NFL 18 Running the Ball


You do not particularly need an extremely high RBK stat, 93 is more than enough. A 93 RBK can easily push a 96+ BKS defense line around and give you the space you need. Players like FO Lang are ideal for this.

Tight End

A lot of players are good for this position. However, players with a very high RBK stat such as Eric Ebron are perfect for this position and should not have a problem stopping anyone from Mike Daniels to Sean Lee.

Half Back

Contrary to popular belief, having an RB with high stats is not worth it. A player like SS Murray is quite enough. You need to learn spamming hitstick/X until he breaks 2 LB tackles and breaks away. He has a secret fumble recovery trait making him recover 2 fumbles per half. Another player you could use is OOP Hill as he has a good stiff arm so mixing him in has its advantages.

Play Calling

There are quite a few plays you can call, and so many players end up thinking too much about the various plays that they can call. An extremely easy way to call plays is to find a center formation with 2 TEs and then select a run play. This is extremely versatile and will protect you whether you wanna go outside on a dive or run to the weaker side to avoid 2 LBs at the line.

That is it for our Madden NFL 18 Running the Ball Guide. Let us know if we missed something and be sure to check out all our other Madden guides!

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