Most Dominant Year: 2005

In 2005, the series introduced the Hit Stick, a right stick flick that was meant to jar opposing ballcarriers so hard that they fumbled the ball. You know who was the most dangerous Hit Stick tackler? Yup, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. Lewis had already established himself as a fearsome force in the league, and he landed on the game's cover. He was just fast enough to make an impact if you played with him, too, and his Hit Stick antics caused many a ballcarrier to helplessly lose the ball.