The Best Red Zone Money Plays in Madden 24

Game: Madden 24
Time: 2024-02-24 08:44:03
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Just like real-life gridiron action, once you get into the red zone in Madden 24, things get a whole lot harder. Reading coverages becomes more difficult, and getting the ball into tight windows proves extremely problematic. That is unless you have dialed up the right money play in the game.


High-percentage money plays can produce touchdown after touchdown because they always give positive yardage, no matter the situation. That’s why this guide is going to show you the best red zone money plays in Madden 24.


Power-O (I-Form Tight Pair)


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This off-tackle running play has been in Madden for a long time. You’ll want to start this money play either inside the 10- or 5-yard line to maximize its efficiency. You’ll be hitting the right-side gap for a majority of reps with this play. However, be aware of the defensive scheme you’re up against, as you may have to stretch this running play to the outside from time to time, especially when there’s a blitz that clogs the gaps.


Slant (I-Form Twins)


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Whether you’re at your own 20-yard line or your opponent’s 5, this is a passing money play that works all over the field. Here, you can either hit your primary receiver with a touch pass as he comes over the middle or your secondary receiver with a bullet as he comes across from the opposite direction. You’ve also got an underneath receiver crossing into the middle, and typically, this wideout will be your principal money option. He’ll be open more often than your primary receiver and a more reliable target overall.


Drive Mesh (Gun Bunch Weak)


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This is a great passing play to run out of the Gun formation anywhere in the red zone. You’ll have a tight end and wide receiver crossing paths, a wide receiver going vertical, and a halfback and wide receiver crossing paths. In this ordered chaos, the defense essentially short circuits because of the crossing routes coalescing into such a tight space. And since most defenses play some type of zone coverage in the red zone, you’ll almost always have your secondary receiver finding holes in the coverage when using this money play.


PA Flood (Singleback Wing Tight)


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If you’ve been gashing your opponent with the running game or you’re in an obvious running down inside the red zone, change things up with a play-action pass like PA Flood. Because your outside receiver running the fly route will almost always be open or beat the coverage every time. The key is this: As you come out of the play-action animation, go ahead and let the ball fly to your outside vertical wide receiver. You’ll either end up with a catch for big yardage or a touchdown. You may have to perform a skill move or use an aggressive catch to pull it in, but it’s well worth the extra effort knowing you’ll get money nearly every time. And the great thing about PA Flood in Madden 24 is that it also works really well inside the 5-yard line.


Slots Out (Gun Pack)


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The beauty of this money play is that you have viable options on both sides of the field, with both your primary receiver and outside tight end running quick out routes that put them open directly after their cuts. Quickly survey the defense, and you’ll almost always find one wide open. But if they’re not, you’re still in the game because you’ll have a halfback running a V route into the middle. He’ll easily cut between defensive zones or outwork defenders in man coverage, getting open in between.


Of course, these aren’t the only red zone money plays in Madden 24, but they are some of the best and easiest to pull off without assigning hot routes or making adjustments. What money plays do you use the most? Let us know in the comments below!