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Madden 17 Ultimate Team: NFL Playoffs Set Guide

What you need to know about Madden 17 Ultimate Team's NFL Playoff Set.


Madden NFL 17 is the best Madden yet and its trademark Ultimate Team Mode is also better than ever. Part of the reason why it is better than ever is the improvement of its Sets. In previous games there have been less Sets that are suitable to the average player, however, in this year’s version, there are a lot that are doable to everyone who plays the game.

One of those Sets was added at the beginning of January 2017 to commemorate the beginning of the NFL Playoffs, and that Set is called ‘NFL Playoffs’.

The Set itself is made up of 26 Sub-Sets:

  • Man of the Playoffs

Add all 12 Playoff Leaders (LaGarrette Blount, Marcus Peters, Mike Mitchell, A.J. Bouye, Rodney Hudson, Jarvis Landry, Zack Martin, Vic Beasley, Jimmy Graham, Mike Daniels, Eli Manning and DeAndre Levy) to earn 97 Overall Man of the Playoffs QB Tom Brady. The Playoff Leaders are the rewards of the other Sub-Sets in this Set.

  • Non-Playoff Team Upgrade

Add any 40 Gold and 20 Silver non-playoff team players to this Set to earn 1 random Playoffs Elite Player and 1 Team Hero Collectible. The Team Hero Collectible can then be redeemed in the Team Heroes Set.

  • NE Leader LeGarrette Blount

Add all 10 Patriots Playoff Players (Elite: Nate Solder, Logan Ryan, Jabaal Sheard, Shaq Mason, Stephen Gostkowski. Gold: Chris Hogan, Duron Harmon, Dion Lewis, Shae McClellin, David Andrews) to earn 94 Overall NFL Playoff Leader RB LeGarrette Blount.

  • Patriots Upgrade

Add any 10 Gold Offense, 10 Gold Defense, 5 Silver Offense and 5 Silver Defense Patriots Players to this Set to earn 1 Random Patriots Playoff Elite Player.

  • KC Leader Marcus Peters

Add all 10 Chiefs Playoff Players (Elite: Alex Smith, Dontari Poe, Tyreek Hill, Chris Jones, Mitch Morse. Gold: Ramik Wilson, Charcandrick West, Phillip Rivers, Demetrius Harris, Frank Zombo) to earn 94 Overall NFL Playoff Leader CB Marcus Peters.

  • Chiefs Upgrade

Add any 10 Gold Offense, 10 Gold Defense, 5 Silver Offense and 5 Silver Defense Chiefs Players to this Set to earn 1 Random Chiefs Playoff Elite Player.

  • PIT Leader Mike Mitchell

Add al 10 Steelers Playoff Players (Elite: James Harrison, Ramon Foster, Ross Cockrell, Javon Hargrave, Alejandro Villanueva. Gold: Artie Burns, Jesse James, Sean Davis, Landry Jones, Cobi Hamilton) to earn 94 Overall NFL Playoff Leader FS Mike Mitchell.

  • Steelers Upgrade

Add any 10 Gold Offense, 10 Gold Defense, 5 Silver Offense and 5 Silver Defense Steelers Players to this Set to earn 1 Random Steelers Playoff Elite Player.

  • HOU Leader A.J. Bouye

Add all 10 Texans Playoff Players (Elite: Greg Mancz, Whitney Mercilus, Quintin Demps, Will Fuller V, Benardrick McKinney. Gold: Xavier Su’a-Filo, Andre Hal, Alfred Blue, Max Bullough, Tom Savage) to earn 94 Overall NFL Playoff Leader CB A.J. Bouye.

  • Texans Upgrade

Add any 10 Gold Offense, 10 Gold Defense, 5 Silver Offense and 5 Silver Defense Texans Players to this Set to earn 1 Random Texans Playoff Elite Player.

  • OAK Leader Rodney Hudson

Add all 10 Raiders Playoff Players (Elite: Reggie Nelson, Gabe Jackson, Dan Williams, Michael Crabtree, Perry Riley Jr. Gold: Clive Walford, T.J. Carrie, Jalen Richard, Denico Autry, Connor Cook) to earn 94 Overall NFL Playoff Leader C Rodney Hudson.

  • Raiders Upgrade

Add any 10 Gold Offense, 10 Gold Defense, 5 Silver Offense and 5 Silver Defense Raiders Players to this Set to earn 1 Random Raiders Playoff Elite Player.

  • MIA Leader Jarvis Landry

Add all 10 Dolphins Playoff Players (Elite: Ja’Wuan James, Kenny Stills, Tony Lippett, Andre Branch, Matt Moore. Gold: Xavien Howard, Damien Williams, Bacarri Rambo, Kraig Urbik, Neville Hewitt) to earn a 94 Overall Playoff Leader WR Jarvis Landry.

  • Dolphins Upgrade

Add any 10 Gold Offense, 10 Gold Defense, 5 Silver Offense and 5 Silver Defense Dolphins Players to this Set to earn 1 Random Dolphins Playoff Elite Player.

  • DAL Leader Zack Martin

Add all 10 Cowboys Playoff Players (Elite: Barry Church, Ronald Leary, Cole Beasley, Brandon Carr, Anthony Hitchens. Gold: Keith Smith, Darren McFadden, J.J. Wilcox, Benson Mayowa, Brice Butler) to earn a 94 Overall Playoffs Leader RG Zack Martin.

  • Cowboys Upgrade

Add any 10 Gold Offense, 10 Gold Defense, 5 Silver Offense and 5 Silver Defense Cowboys Players to this Set to earn 1 Random Cowboys Playoff Elite Player.

  • ATL Leader Vic Beasley

Add all 10 Falcons Playoff Players (Elite: Ryan Schraeder, Tevin Coleman, Keanu Neal, Mohamed Sanu, Robert Alford. Gold: Taylor Gabriel, Jalen Collins, Brooks Reed, Levine Toilolo, De’Vondre Campbell) to earn a 94 Overall Playoff Leader LE Vic Beasley.

  • Falcons Upgrade

Add any 10 Gold Offense, 10 Gold Defense, 5 Silver Offense and 5 Silver Defense Falcons Players to this Set to earn 1 Random Falcons Playoffs Elite Player.

  • SEA Leader Jimmy Graham

Add all 10 Seahawks Playoff Players (Elite: K.J. Wright, Doug Baldwin, DeShawn Shead, Justin Britt, Tony McDaniel. Gold: Paul Richardson, Steven Terrell, Ahtyba Rubin, Alex Collins, Mark Glowinski) to earn a 94 Overall Playoff Leader TE Jimmy Graham.

  • Seahawks Upgrade

Add any 10 Gold Offense, 10 Gold Defense, 5 Silver Offense and 5 Silver Defense Seahawks Players to this Set to earn 1 Random Seahawks Playoffs Elite Player.

  • GB Leader Mike Daniels

Add all 10 Packers Playoff Players (Elite: David Bakhtiari, Morgan Burnett, Bryan Bulaga, Micah Hyde, Aaron Ripkowski. Gold: Datone Jones, Jake Ryan, Christine Michael, Joe Thomas, Geronimo Allison) to earn a 94 Overall Playoff Leader RE Mike Daniels.

  • Packers Upgrade

Add any 10 Gold Offense, 10 Gold Defense, 5 Silver Offense and 5 Silver Defense Packers Players to this Set to earn 1 Random Packers Playoffs Elite Player.

  • NYG Leader Eli Manning

Add all 10 Giants Playoff Players (Elite: Justin Pugh, Damon Harrison, Weston Richburg, Devon Kennard, Andrew Adams. Gold: Eli Apple, Paul Perkins, Will Tye, Leon Hall, Ereck Flowers) to earn a 94 Overall Playoff Leader QB Eli Manning.

  • Giants Upgrade

Add any 10 Gold Offense, 10 Gold Defense, 5 Silver Offense and 5 Silver Defense Giants Players to this Set to earn 1 Random Giants Playoffs Elite Player.

  • DET Leader DeAndre Levy

Add all 10 Lions Playoff Players (Elite: Glover Quinn, Golden Tate III, Larry Warford, Tavon Wilson, Sam Martin. Gold: Riley Reiff, Zach Zenner, Johnson Bademosi, Tyrunn Walker, Andre Roberts) to earn a 94 Overall Playoff Leader ROLB DeAndre Levy.

  • Lions Upgrade

Add any 10 Gold Offense, 10 Gold Defense, 5 Silver Offense and 5 Silver Defense Lions Players to this Set to earn 1 Random Lions Playoffs Elite Player.

It is safe to say then that these Sets are pretty good. I love every one of them as their payoff is so great. Each one of the Playoff Leaders are among the Top 5 of their position, they are all incredibly good players and are certainly worth targeting.

The only Sub-Set I don’t like from this Set is the Man of the Playoffs. I would much rather having the twelve Playoff Leaders on my team than having the 97 Overall Tom Brady. Admittedly, that version of Tom Brady is immensely good and will be able to shred opposing defenses, but twelve 94 Overall players, all of whom could start in your team at the same time, are far more valuable. I would recommend that, if you get them all, you should stick with those twelve players instead of getting the Tom Brady item.

Be sure to complete these as soon as possible though, as all of these Sets expire on January 29th!

What do you think of this Set? Let us know in the comments!

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Remy Cabache

Lifetime sports fan. I have written with RealSport since the NFL section started and I have also written for my own blog (Cabache's Corner), EbonyBird.com, and I have had several articles published in local newspapers covering my local (American) football team.

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