Why not me in the Super Bowl? achievement in Madden NFL 16

Why not me in the Super Bowl?

Make it to a MUT Seasons Super Bowl.

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How to unlock the Why not me in the Super Bowl? achievement

  • SashamorningSashamorning2,119,697
    07 Sep 2015 22 Dec 2015
    18 1 12
    There really is a way to boost this. Cheesy, but it does work. All the way through the 10 games you'll need.

    First, it'd be nice to have a decent team. Try to do the skills trainer first or play some games so you've earned some good players. Not talking 80+, just high 70s or so if possible. Then do the following:

    1. Adjust your lineup to make your best overall team.
    2. Swap bad players at every position so that your top players aren't starters.
    3. Try to get your team to about 57-59 overall.
    4. Have a friend do the same.
    5. Search at exactly the same time. You match based on skill level.
    6. If you don't match (and I mean you don't both see the screen change at the same time), you can:
    a. Both press the home button and quit Madden, or
    b. Go into the game, pause at the first opportunity (after the kickoff), go into depth chart and choose your best lineup. Since you probably matched against a 60 or so, you should be able to beat them reasonably easy.

    You have 2 potential losses to give, so keep trying to match.

    IMPORTANT!! When you match, play through the games at least a while. Let the winner score a few TDs. Use Chew Clock to speed up the game. Finishing the games is better than always quitting out, since EA has been known to ban players who constantly quit. Play some, and then you can't really be blamed because they're the ones who matched you in the first place.


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    Pmalone6I'm down to boost this as well
    Posted by Pmalone6 on 12 Aug 20 at 14:48
    BARTLEBEELooking to boost this before the servers close. Message me (and add me) on XBL.
    Posted by BARTLEBEE on 04 Nov 20 at 12:25
    ONE CEL JUGGALOAnyone still willing to boost. I know most of the game has went down which sucks wish I would have known. Got excited when I saw on game pass. Lol but willing to try and finish whatever we can on the rest of achievements. Just hmu. Let's get whatever we can done. .)
    Posted by ONE CEL JUGGALO on 05 Dec 20 at 03:57
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  • Sigma 3815Sigma 3815210,735
    14 Aug 2016 16 Aug 2016
    2 0 2
    The above guides are great, and I just want to add/reword a couple other ways you can build a good team.
    Try and save coins early in the NFL season, wait for lots of new players to be added to the collection of MUT cards, and buy specific players from the auction block. I was able to build a 94 Ovr team within a few weeks casually using this strategy, without spending any money irl, albeit starting after the release date of Madden 17 was announced. When scouring the auction block, try and look for players who have good stats but aren't that well known or famous. These players tend to be just as good as the famous players, but can be bought for a lot cheaper. Players like DeVante Parker and Sean Smith are good examples of this. An easy way to make money is to put bronze, silver, or gold players in their respective sets in the Warehouse Set and get Badge Packs off of them. You can then upgrade the badges in the Vault Set. Completing Solo Challenges and Draft Champions are the easiest way to get free packs with lots of players. Once you attain badges, you can sell them off the auction block yourself. Gold Badges and Elite Badges sell the easiest, with Gold Badges being the better bargain of the two. NFL Journey II and III are the Solo Challenges that offer the greatest amount of coins and packs from my experience, so try and get through those early, get used to your team, and build up income before heading to MUT Seasons. I cannot stress using the auction enough, as you can add specific players and styles to your team, instead of using the unreliable (and expensive) randomness of packs and completing sets. I also wrote a guide for the The Champion achievement, in case you want general details on how to face human opponents online. As irritating as it is with how little effort EA puts into this game, MUT is actually a really enjoyable and competitive mode. With a good team, this achievement is easily attainable and quite enjoyable along the way, especially when you manage to get people to quit in the 1st or 2nd quarter. Good Luck and Have Fun!
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    zoilus68Where's your guide for facing online players?
    Posted by zoilus68 on 13 Dec 16 at 15:44
    Sigma 3815Right here:
    Madden NFL 16The ChampionThe The Champion achievement in Madden NFL 16 worth 48 pointsComplete a Draft Champions event undefeated.

    It's under the overview section at the bottom. I can only give you general guidelines, given the nature of online play, but I hope my tips are good enough to get the achievements.
    Posted by Sigma 3815 on 13 Dec 16 at 17:02
  • Jolly548Jolly548127,774
    01 Sep 2016 04 Sep 2016
    1 0 0
    Just got this as my last cheevo in the game and wanted to pitch in my 2 cents. I highly recommend the method that Sashamorning used, that is having a good team but starting with bad players and subbing in the good players at the start of the game. No need to pull ALL the good players... I left my OL and DL mostly intact but put in bad skill position players. My overall rating was a 69 and every time I was able to beat whoever I was matched with (and I'm not that good).

    This achievement really frustrated my at the end because I made it through my season without a single loss and was playing for a chance at the Super Bowl. I think EA matches you in playoffs with other people who are at the same point and YOU HAVE TO REALIZE THAT THEY MAY BE IN A HIGHER LEAGUE (AKA, WAY BETTER)! I went from winning every game that season to getting beat 35-0 and was pissed. Worst part was it bumped me up to the next league, so you're going to be playing better players.

    If that happens to you, I recommend intentionally losing every game to get demoted or quitting. I quit most games and didn't get banned, then started from scratch again and won the achievement.

    This is by far the most difficult in this game IMO. Bottom line, get a good team, put your good players as your second string, matchmake, substitute the good players, and win. If you lose the game before the SB, just do really bad to get demoted and start again.
  • Silvery DeathSilvery Death267,596
    25 Sep 2015 25 Sep 2015 25 Sep 2015
    5 6 3
    To get this achievement you will need skill, a good team and some luck.

    Sorry for a the little bit of wackiness with the text, I copied and pasted this and tried to adjust as best I could.

    How to build you team and get coins:

    Let's start with your team. The best way to earn coins and some good players is by going through the NFL Journey challenges. When you finish all of these challenges you receive a 90 rated Jameis Winston card. You should also do the Gatorade weekly challenges when they show up as a way to get contracts and do the coin up games too. Watch the action block for deals on players is also a good way to upgrade your team but I would recommend that you wait to do this until you are done with the NFL journey, so you know what positions you need to upgrade.

    If you have friends you could trade players between each other that you need or "give" each other coins through the action block by putting a 60 rated player at 25,000
    coins for example. What also really helped me was getting lucky to get 150,000 from the Large Quicksell set in the Vault after I had finished my NFL Journey. Also, if
    contracts are half off in the store you should take advantage and stock up on them.

    Also I would recommend getting one of the legend receivers or the tight end (J.Horn, B.Finneran or S.Sharpe) as odds are you will be throwing more then running. If you
    are a running team though try and get T.Davis. It is usually cheaper to buy each part of a legends set separately then buying them from the auction block and I only
    had enough to get some legends after hitting the 150,000 Large Quicksell. You will get a legend badge and a legend item from the last tier of the NFL Journey Challenges.

    My finished team:

    87 Overall, 87 Offense, 86 Defense
    Team Style: 45 SP, 42 ZD
    Offensive Playbook: Giants
    Defensive Playbook: Seahawks
    Coach: "Lil' Pepper' version of Rex Ryan

    Note: 90 rated A.Brown is temporary loyalty player, rating goes to 70 on Sept. 27, L=Legend


    QB: J.Winston (90)
    RB: M.Forte (85), S.Jackson (80)
    FB: J.Kuhn (87)
    WR: J.Horn (92, L), A.Brown (90), A.Green (86), C.Patterson (82), K. Wright (82), S.Johnson (82)
    TE: J. Graham (88), T.Kelce (84)
    LT: W.Jones (93, L)
    LG: J.Sitton (88)
    C: M.Unger (86)
    RG: B.Brooks (85)
    RT: R.Wagner (86)


    RE: C.Johnson (86), M.Devito (80)
    DT: G.Brown (92, L), N.Suh (89), J.Sheard (81)
    LE: M.Williams (85), J.Tuck (83)
    ROLB: K.Mack (87), J.Peppers (80)
    MLB: D.Johnson (85), N.Irving (76)
    LOLB: J. Galette (85), J.Peppers (83)
    CB: S.Smith (87), M.Butler (85), B.Flowers (85), D. Randall (84), D. Randall (83)
    FS: H.Smith (88), R.Moore (77)
    SS: D.Whitner (86), R.Moore (83)

    K: G.Zuerlein (77)
    P: T.Way (80)

    My Season: 8-3

    Level: Rookie 2nd String

    Week 1: 24-27, L
    Week 2: 20-17, W
    Week 3: 10-7, W (Note: kid quit the game in the 3rd)
    Week 4: 21-10, L (Note: I was winning and my internet went out, so I got a L)
    Week 5: 20-28, L
    Week 6: 42-21, W (Note: kid quit the game in the 3rd)
    Week 7: 31-27, W
    Week 8: 6-3, W

    Wilcard: 27-19, W
    Divisional: 13-0, W (Note: kid quit in the 1st)
    Conference: 14-7, W (Note: kid quit in the 2nd)

    This is where the skill and luck part comes into play. Obviously you have to have some level of skill to win games. Get ready to deal with most people going for it on
    4th down and not punting the football. Also you defense will most likely not be able to stop the other team, you really have to get lucky with turnovers and holding them to field goals. You also have to hope you internet does not go out during the game because if that happens you get a loss or on the flip side a win if it happens to your opponent.

    Some people will abandon ship early if they turn it over early and you score off it, others will stick around and endure it. I got lucky and had my easiest matchups in my last two games. In the Divisional round my opponents 3 best players were 82,81,81 and in the Conference it was 84, 83, 82. They also both turned it over twice in the 1st quarter which led to me scoring. On the opposite side of the scale my opponent in week 5 had legends T.Davis, J. Elway and D. Brooks. It is really luck of the draw in how good you opponent is skill wise and in terms of their team.

    On the my last note when I won my Conference game I not only got the 'Why not me in the Super Bowl' achievement but also the 'Stay Focused' achievement for getting a 1st round bye despite me finishing the regular season 5-3. I can only assume that this is a glitch of some kind and the game just registered I had 8 wins and unlocked the achievement.

    I hope this guide helps in some small way to get this pain of an achievement. Good luck and happy hunting everyone!
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