BM Tease 60-Second Critic

The Patriots have been a video-game dynamo lately and, despite their early playoff exit last year, they’re still a force in the new Madden. The run defense is stout and the passing game precise—if anything, Richard Seymour and Tom Brady are too good. In the game, even punter Josh Miller appears inexplicably jacked. Another highlight promises that for the first time ever, players’ hair movements are based on “real-world physics.” So when you bust through the line with Laurence Maroney and see his dreads flopping around as he breaks for the end zone, know that both Bill Belichick and Sir Isaac Newton would be proud. —Jason Schwartz