Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers

EA Sports Discovery Education NFLPA

About The Program

EA SPORTS, Madden NFL, the NFL Players Association and Discovery Education are proud to partner on EA SPORTS Madden NFL: Football By The Numbers, an engaging educational program designed to harness students’ love for football to engage them in key math and science concepts.

LEARN STEAM concepts through the NEW lesson plan!

EXPLORE how data drives development of EA Sports Madden NFL with our NEW Virtual Field Trip. Now available for on-demand viewing!

PLAY the Digital Interactive and tackle the game-time decisions necessary to ensure success for your team.

Educator Resources


The EA Sports Madden NFL, NFLPA, and Discovery Education team invites your class to RUN the numbers, PASS the insights, and SCORE the skills needed to create the magic of Madden! Go behind-the-scenes of EA Sports to learn how DATA dominates video game development! In this numbers-driven VFT, your class can play along as we demystify data, draw insights, and spark students’ curiosity in STEAM. Tune in with your class to learn how:

  • Data collected from the NFL Combine's rookie event, from events like the 40-yard dash to the vertical jump, are used as inputs to create Madden NFL player rankings
  • EA Sports Madden NFL gathers thousands of data points on players - from their faces, to their gear, and more - to create the most realistic in-game experience
  • User data is analyzed to make the game more engaging and exciting!

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Launch Interactive

EA Madden Football By The Numbers

Presented with on-the-field scenarios and challenges faced by the NFL’s best players and coaches, it’s your job to make the informed, real-time decisions necessary to win the game! Design strategies for running the most effective play by using your math and science knowledge, and then it’s up to you to make the call. Get started

Family Resources

EA SPORTS, the NFL Players Association, and Discovery Education had so much fun bringing the excitement of Football By The Numbers and Washington Redskins football to Chantilly, VA!

Click here to see photo booth shots from this engaging, football-filled community night.

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NFL Teams and Players: Download The Football By The Numbers Toolkit filled with resources to promote STEM in your community.