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|2 TD Kickoff Returns in a game||75|
|Return 2 Kickoffs for a TD in a game (non co-op)||(8)|
This is much easier done with a friend that pushes the defense player away from the ball carrier. If you don't have any friends that play this game, I recommend as per the achievement's avatar to use the Chicago Bears and Devin Hester. The tricks on special teams on the rookie setting, is to start one way and then at the last second go back the other way horizontally all the way around. You might want to use rewinds for this achievement if you are stuck as this will not always work every single time. For beginners, a kickoff is when the ball is placed on the tee and is "kicked off". A kick off occurs after every score (except safeties, where a punt will be made) where the team that scored will kick the ball back to the opposing team.
|Shut out Rival in a Franchise||50|
|Shut out Rival in a Franchise game (non co-op)||(5)|
Once more a "rivalry" matchup but this time in a franchise game setting. Therefore not all teams will face a rival in the first week of their season. If you wish only to play a rivalry game simulate the pre-season and first weeks of the year. It is possible to do it with the New York Jets as they face their rivals Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots in the first two weeks of the year. If you are struggling on defense and giving up a lot of points, set the number of "rewinds" to unlimited for any big play the AI will do versus you.
|Kick a FG for over 50 yards||15|
|Kick a FG for over 50 yards in a Franchise game (non co-op)||(7)|
Once more you need to get this achievement inside a franchise match. A field goal is when a kicker kicks the ball between the goal posts to record three points for his team. To be able to hit a 50 yard field goal you need to be on the opposing team 33 yard line (or further). To make the kick easier for you try to center yourself on the previous play to be straight in the middle. Another trick would be to go in the settings and modify the "Kick Power" to 100 to get this achievement easily.
|Complete a game without an INT||30|
|Complete a game without an interception, 5 min+ quarter length (non co-op)|
See "80% completion for a game" for help.
|6 Rush TDs with the Dolphins||50|
|6 Rush TDs in a game with the Dolphins (non co-op)||(3)|
This is a team achievement, therefore select the Miami Dolphins as your team. Once more change the settings to rookie and if you need to boost your RB skills in the sliders to 100 you may so. Another technique is to make sure to always go out on the 1 yard line (see Atlanta Falcons 7 Passing touchdowns for a guide on how to do this) if you have an easy touchdown, which will make you get an easy rushing touchdown on the very next play. You may also trade players to increase the Dolphins skills. Ronnie Brown is currently the running back (RB) in Miami, if you need a more skilled back LaDainian Tomlinson (San Diego Chargers), Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings) Stephen Jackson (St Louis Rams) are other great running backs. Finally the achievement will also unlock if you are using the "two-controller" technique.
|Catch 10 passes in a game||50|
|Catch 10 passes in a game with one receiver (non co-op)||(2)|
If you somehow did not get this achievement while working on the others, simply repeat a play that is highly successful like a WR screen per example. You might not get a lot of yards but the WR will more than likely catch the ball which will count towards one of your ten catches with the same wide receiver.
|Complete game without fumbling||25|
|Complete a game without fumbling, 5 min+ quarter length (non co-op)||(2)|
The 100% guaranteed way to get this achievement is to play the games with unlimited "rewinds". If by bad luck you do fumble simply press the X button after the play to rewind and the fumble will be erased from the record books.
|2 TD Punt Returns in a game||65|
|2 TD Punt Returns in a game (non co-op)|
A punt (usually on fourth down) is when a team decides to clear the ball away with the aid of a punter. The punter will kick the ball to clear it. After your team receives it, it will up to your "punt returner" to catch and return the punt for a touchdown.
See "2 TD Kickoff Returns in a game" for help.
|Intercept 6 passes in a game||50|
|Intercept 6 passes in a game (non co-op)||(5)|
Once more this can be done with two players, but the achievement is rather simple on the rookie setting. Increase the time if required, your defense AI should be able to get 6 interceptions on its own. If you are struggling use a good defensive team like the New England Patriots or the San Diego Chargers.
|Hold a Rival to under 300 yards||50|
|Hold a Rival to under 300 yards total offense in a game (non co-op)||(2)|
See "Hold a rival to under 20 points" for help.
|Score 60 points in a Rival game||30|
|Score 60 points in a Rival game (non co-op)|
All NFL Teams have rival teams. For example the New England Patriots are rivals with the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts. Most teams have rivals inside their division. I recommend utilizing one of the above team achievements to be able to score multiple achievements in one game. If you are using Miami than it would be a good idea to face the New York Jets. Use the above techniques discussed in the Atlanta Falcons achievement to score. Remember that the two controller technique permits you to unlock the achievement and that you may increase the quarter length to aid yourself in your quest to 60 total points. For beginners, a touchdown is worth 6 points. The touchdown is usually followed by an extra point which is a kick between the goal posts (similar to rugby), but it is also possible to get a "Two point try" by scoring from two yards out of the end zone. It is also possible to kick a field goal which is when a kicker kicks the ball between the goal posts for three points. Finally, the defense can also score by tackling the opposing team in their own end zone. If you record a "safety" your team will get two points.
|Score 40 points in a Rival game||20|
|Score 40 points in a Rival game (non co-op)|
See "Score 60 points in a Rival game" for additional help.
|Record 12 sacks in a game||50|
|Record 12 sacks in a game (non co-op)||(2)|
See "6 sacks with 1 player in a game" for help.
Note: this is a total team sack and not 12 sacks with one player.
|6 sacks with 1 player in a game||50|
|6 sacks with 1 player in a game (non co-op)|
The easiest and fastest route to unlock this achievement is with a second controller simply make sure that player two selects passing plays while controller one select either a defensive end or a cornerback. After hiking the ball move the quarterback towards the selected player to get sacked. As the achievement mentions this is not a total team sack but rather with one player. If you need ideas of who to use I recommend the Miami Dolphins (Jason Taylor 98 overall) if the rosters are not updated because he has since been traded to the Washington Redskins. This will also help you acquire the 6 rushing touchdowns with the Dolphins in the same game. If you do not have a second controller this is a bit trickier. I recommend before starting changing your settings to rookie by pressing X for advanced options in the play now screens. Another very easy way to unlock the achievement is by modifying the "offside rule" in the settings. This will permit you to start right beside the quarterback and sack em every single time without a miss.
|80% completion for a game||50|
|80% pass completion in a Franchise game, 5 min+ quarter length (non co-op)||(1)|
The easiest way to get this achievement is to complete one pass and then rush the rest of the game. Therefore it's a good idea to take the New York Jets and get the 300 yard rushing in a game at the same to utilize the number of games you are going to play. Note that this achievement needs to be done in a franchise match (Game Modes - Franchise) and the quarter length needs to be equal or more than 5 minutes. If you are able to complete that first pass you will automatically get the "Complete a Game without an INT" as well.
|7 Pass TDs with the Falcons||50|
|Throw 7 pass TDs in a game with the Falcons (non co-op)||(1)|
Once more this is a team achievement with the Atlanta Falcons, and change the settings to rookie. Before starting the game you may want to boost the sliders and players on the Falcons team. You may want to change your QB from Chris Redman to others like Tom Brady (New England Patriots), Peyton Manning (Indianapolis Colts), Tony Romo (Dallas Cowboys). I also recommend changing the WRs to make this achievement easier. You may want to acquire: Randy Moss (New England Patriots), Reggie Wayne (Indianapolis Colts), Chad Johnson (Cincinnati Bengals). For a list of running backs please see the rushing Miami Dolphins achievement.
The AI on rookie is quite easy. Look for plays that one player is running vertically in a straight line and 90% of the time the receivers above will catch the ball if they are in a one on one coverage. Finally the achievement will also unlock if you are using the "two-controller" technique.
|550 Pass Yds with the Titans||50|
|550 Pass Yds in a game with the Titans (non co-op)|
Please see Atlanta Falcons achievement for additional help. Scoring touchdowns is optional for this achievement as all you need is to rack up the yards not the points.
|300 Rush Yds with the Jets||10|
|300 Rush Yds in a game with the Jets (non co-op)||(1)|
The current running back in the New York Jets organization is Thomas Jones. If you require an upgrade see the Miami Dolphins achievement for help. Somewhat like returning kickoffs, it is easier to go around people on the rookie setting. Tosses and pitches are good plays to get this achievement.
|Hold a Rival to under 20 points||10|
|Hold a Rival team to under 20 points in a game (non co-op)|
Here you may put 1 minute quarters, or simply put unlimited rewinds. A second controller again may be utilized.
|Create a legendary player from the past.||(4)|
Go to my madden, create a player and create Bones Jackson on the Chicago Bears. This is a wink to EA's previous football series back in the early 90's Mutant League Football (as per the achievement's avatar).
|Can You Believe These Seats?!||30|
|Celebrate a touchdown in a wall hotspot||(2)|
This celebration touchdown is "stadium oriented". Not all teams celebrate touchdowns close to walls. A few examples are the Green Bay Packers (Lambeau Field) and the Atlanta Falcons (Georgia Dome). Note you don't have to play as those teams to get the achievement you may press X and change the location of your match. I recommend playing in the Georgia Dome as the Atlanta Falcons to utilize both achievements in the same match. To get this achievement simply score a touchdown and press Y close to a blue wall hot spot.
|Steal Their Thunder||30|
|Steal an opposing player's touchdown celebration||(7)|
All you need to do to record this achievement is to Press B inside the end zone after a touchdown of your team. Unlike all other achievements the celebration achievements will unlock instantly and not at the end of the game.
|Slam Dunk All-Star||30|
|Dunk the ball over the goalpost (or at least attempt to) after a touchdown||(2)|
Simple achievement, simply score a touchdown and head towards the goalposts with your player in the "blue hot spot section" and press y. A random celebration will occur, more time than not, it will be the dunk celebration. The achievement will unlock automatically and not at the end of the game.
|Shine In The Spotlight||30|
|Celebrate a touchdown in an endzone hotspot||(1)|
Simply score a touchdown and head towards any "blue hotspot section" and press Y. The achievement will unlock automatically and not at the end of the game.
|Now Here's a Guy...||50|
|Thank you for purchasing Madden NFL 09. Here's to another 20 years!||(9)|
The famous secret achievement. Simply go in My Madden, Create A player and create a player called you guessed it "John Madden" - the ratings do not matter nor does his skin, position or birth. Press back to leave your screen and the achievement will unlock.
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