Madden 23 Defense: Nickel 3-3 Odd Guide

Welcome to this detailed guide on the best defense in Madden 23. This defense is called the Nickel 3-3 Odd and can be found in 6 different playbooks. In this guide, we will discuss why this defense is the best in the game, how to set it up and how to use it for pressure and confusion against your opponents. We will also discuss how to use it to stop the run and how to use it in conjunction with the New England Patriots' defensive scheme available on So, let's get started!



Why Is Nickel 3-3 Odd The Best Defense In Madden 23?

The Nickel 3-3 Odd formation is the best defense in Madden 23 for three main reasons: pressure, confusion, and run defense. It has some of the best blitzes in the game and can cause absolute chaos for opponents when switching between different defensive play calls. It is also great against the run and can stop it with a basic defense setup.


How To Set Up The Nickel 3-3 Odd?

To set up the Nickel 3-3 Odd, you must change your coaching adjustments by turning off auto flip and setting your auto alignment to base. You will also need to spread your defensive line by hitting left on the D-pad and up on the left stick, slant them or crash them to the inside by hitting left on the D-pad and down on the right stick. 

To get the blitz to come in, you will need to use the QB contained on Xbox (RB) or R1 on PlayStation. You can also put your right-of-screen middle linebacker onto some zone heading to the flats by double tapping the D-pad on the right side and selecting the right-of-screen green linebacker, and then hit right on the left stick to put them into a curl flat. 


How To Use The Nickel 3-3 Odd For Pressure And Confusion?

The Nickel 3-3 Odd formation is great for causing confusion and pressure against your opponents. By making your defensive plays look the same, you can confuse and make it difficult for your opponents to pick up the blitz. 

It is also important to resist the urge to send the blitz every single down. You should constantly be changing between the different plays you have in the formation to keep your opponents guessing.


How To Use The Nickel 3-3 Odd To Stop The Run?

To use the Nickel 3-3 Odd to stop the run, you will need to show blitz, spread your defensive line, and QB contain. You should also use the middle linebacker on the running back side of the formation and slide your defensive line towards the direction you think the run is going. 

You can then hover a few yards off the line of scrimmage and be able to jump through the gap and tackle the running back for a loss of yards.



Hopefully, this guide has helped you understand why Nickel 3-3 Odd is the best defense in Madden 23, how to set it up, how to use it for both pressure and confusion against your opponents, and how to use it stop the run. 

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