The two most important moments of the last NFL season are without question, and EA Sports palpably incorporates their lessons and theatrics throughout a gloriously challenging Madden NFL 16.
I can instantly replay both in my mind's eye. In the first, at the end of Super Bowl 49, New England's Malcolm Butler recognized the Seattle Seahawks' offensive pattern, stepped in front of quarterback Russell Wilson's pass at the 1-yard line at the right moment, and muscled the receiver out of the way to secure the ball and the Patriots' fourth world championship.
The second play was the how-did-he-do-that catch the Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. pulled off against Dallas in a Sunday night game. Beckham, his left arm grabbed by a Cowboys defender, leaped, stretched out his right arm like a bullrider hanging on for dear life and, nearly supine, made a one-handed grab as he fell into the end zone.