Easy NFL Challenge completion
In NFL Challenge mode, make a good QB and WR. You will be able to go all the way down the list and select "NFL Challenge". Do the NFL Challenge to unlock an NFL player. Do this until it shows that it is locked (you can fit fourteen NFL players. After it is locked, you should get an invitation to the tournament in downtown. Win the tournament and the NFL Legends. After you do that, choose an NFL Legend and NFL Challenge is now completed.
When you create the new team, make a QB with good speed and passing. Also, make two receivers that are good in terms of catching and speed and jumping. Then, go to the challenge modes. Go down to player challenges. First, play against the Ravens and acquire Ray Lewis. Then, go to the Broncos and get Champ Bailey. Then, go to the Giants and get Tiki Barber (or any other good RB). With the rest of the days, do the challenges and get your created player up better.
Go to NFL Challenge, then go down to "Player Challenge". Choose Jamal Lewis as a RB. Choose Ray Lewis as a LB. Choose Mike Vike as a QB. Choose Randy Moss as a WR. Choose T.O as another WR.
Use the following trick to create a good Challenge mode team. Create a new User ID. Go into "Challenge Mode" and choose "Custom Team". Only make a quarterback and a lineman good. For the quarterback, make speed, passing, tackling, and run power better with about 7/10 of your development points. For the lineman, make tackling, defensive moves, blocking, and speed good. Then go into "Sportsplex" and go into the bottom option. It should be something about sacking the quarterback. Do this and select "Retry" after you are done. To be safe, do this about ten times. Make sure you do not sack him three times -- only one or two. After that, use the development points to make attributes mentioned earlier even better. Then, go into the challenges that you get players for. First, get Champ Bialy, (Broncos), followed by Tiki Barber (Giants), Darren Sharper (Packers), B. Young (49ers), then get anyone desired (except wide receivers, as you will probably have seven of your normal starting players). After you use up your days and win the tournament, get Sterling Sharpe (Packers). These seven players are going to be your starters. The seven players are your quarterback, your lineman, Tiki Barber, Champ Bialy, Darren Sharper, B. Young, and Sterling Sharpe. If you want a better team, go into the long "Own the City". Make a quarterback with stats mentioned earlier, maximized at twenty. Then, put him on your "Challenge Mode" team. This will give you an very good team Note: if you want to skip the "Own the City" part, you can do the Sack The Quarterback part a lot more and not worry about not having a real wide receiver for awhile, as Sharper and Bialy are good at receiver.
Create all the players on your team manually, naming them however desired. Make the running back with all of the stats at least 10, and all of the other players with the major stat(s) for their position better then the rest. With about 60 days remaining, do the challenge where you win players from other teams. Get Tiki Barber and Terrell Owens as WRs and Ty Law as a DB. Use your quarterback or get Peyton Manning instead of Terrell Owens; or Ty Law if your QB is very good. Also get all of the Shimmels and Shoes that add to tackling and speed. Give these to the players from the other teams because you cannot edit their stats.
Easier NFL players in NFL Challenge
The easiest way to get NFL players is to do the wall dives first. If you do a wall catch at the start of the game you will not be able to beat a team in a game to 24.
Easy development points
When doing NFL Challenge mode, go to the Sportsplex field (the baseball field) and go all the way down to the last challenge. It should say "Sack the QB three times in this play". You can get either a Gold, Silver or Bronze. After you complete the challenge, it should say: "You won <number> of development points", and have the choice to exit or retry the challenge. Choose "Retry Challenge". Keep doing this for however many times desired. When you go back to the main NFL Challenge menu, you will see that all the times you won the challenge, you kept the development points you won. If you did this a lot, you will have a large number of development points to spend on your player.
When on defense in the locking position with another player, you may be prompted to tap [A]. Hold [L] and tap [A]. This will cause you to take the ball from his hands and get a few yards.
Make a fast quarterback then have Tiki Barber as your left wide receiver. Use the PA Drag play. The right side is open most of the time for the QB to rush. If it is not open, Tiki catches most of the passes coming to him.
Own The City: bonuses
Win Own The City mode to get the option to export your player to Madden NFL 2006 and to your NFL Challenge team.
First, play Jump Ball Battle a lot to get some practice at being able to jump at the correct time. Then, on a real game, when the QB lofts the ball up, use the skills you acquired from Jump Ball Battle to get the easy interception.
Run on wall
Press [L] + [B] by a wall and your player will run on it.
Very high wall run
Go to The Alley and get a GameBreaker 2. Do a wall run with the GameBreaker 2. If done correctly, you will wall run 10 feet over a hotspot.
While running alongside a wall press [L] + [X] and you will juke off the wall.
To throw an off-the-wall pass, first choose a pass play. Then, move your QB or throwing RB close to a wall. Next, press [L] and the passing icon for one of your receivers. You will get more points for that throw than a normal throw.
Catch an off-the-wall pass
To catch an off-the-wall catch, first choose a passing play. Next, throw to one of your receiver close to a wall. Then, quickly press [X]. Then, press [L] + [Y]. You will get more points for that pass than a normal one.
When choosing a play, press [Y]. The play you selected will have been flip flopped from right to left or vice versa. When this happens, the play left field will be in right field so the names will be wrong. Note: This especially useful when you are playing against a friend and you always do the flee flicker (for example). Your friend will probably start lining up to one side, so you will lose yards every time. Use this trick and you will get an easy pass.
John Cena created player
Michael Jackson created player
First name: John
Last name: Cena
Jersey number: 00
Right: Spanning the globe
Down: The X
Left: Around the world
Hair style: flat top
Hair color: brown
Facial hair: none
Facial hair color: blond
Eye brows: eye brow 1
Head shape: Lid
Brow: Bushy arched
Eyes: High small strait
Ears: Tight short
Nose: Medium straight
Jaw and chin: Average
Skin tone: Skin tone 4
Back tattoo: Nothing
Left arm tattoo: Nothing
Right arm tattoo: Nothing
Headwear: Reebok hat (Steelers)
Headwear style: Back
Upper arm: Nothing
Shirt: Throwback jersey (Jets)
Chain: Long platinum link
Pants: Worn denim shorts
Shoes: Hoops low rider (or any RBK power up shoes desired)
Glitch: No style points
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Jackson
Position: Your choice
Jersey Number: 69
Styles: This Way, Low Ridin, High Steppin, Follow me
Hairstyle: Long and Straight
Hair Color: Black
Facial hair: The game doesn't have his
Head Shape: Pill
Brow: Thin Arched
Eyes: Low Large Almond
Ears: doesn't matter you don't see them
Nose: Short Narrow
Jaw and Chin: Long Profile
Skin tone: 1
No head type gear
No arm gear
Torso: Short Sleeve: Black Spandex RS
Jewelry: Chain: Platinum Chain
Pants: Gray Sweats
Shoes: Black Work Boots
Go into "Trick Plays" when selecting plays. Go left one set then go to the far right-hand bottom corner. This play should be the "Flee Flickier". You will not get style points for the pitch.
Glitch: Frozen running back
Go into quick game mode and enable the "Gargantuan Players" cheat. Do any play where the running back gets the snap. He will not catch it and become frozen in the same position he started in while everyone else continues the play until it is called dead.
Glitch: Run on air
Go into quick play mode with the "Ants mode" code enabled. Do a wall hurdle. You will be so small that you will not be on the wall and be instead running on air.