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*             Andrew Sherman - zephyrmaster@yahoo.com          *
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Created on: 1/15/03  by zephyrmaster (zephyrmaster@yahoo.com)
Updates: 0   Last Update: n/a                      Version: 1.00


Table of Contents:
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-Version History
-Introduction

1. FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

2. Menu/Options Guide
 -Main Menu
 -In Game Menu
 -Options

3. How To Play
 -Buttons

4. Team Info/Statistics
 -Complete Team Statistics
 -All-Madden Team players
 -Indepth Team Info/Strategies
 -New NFL Team Alignments

5. Season Info
 -Game listing

6. Front Office Mode Information
 -Creating Players

7. Offensive Plays and Strategies
 -Controls
 -Best plays
 -General strategies

8. Defensive Plays and Strategies
 -Controls
 -Best plays
 -General strategies

9. Special Teams Strategies
 -Controls

10. General Hints and Tips

11. Cheats, Easter Eggs, etc...

12. Credits, Extras, etc...

Version History-
1.01 (2/24/03) - Minor changes

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*                        Introduction                          *
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Madden 2003 for the Gameboy Advance is one of a few american
football games that can be found for the system. It was made by
EA Sports and is almost a direct port of an older SNES Madden
game with extras added in. Madden 2003 is a large improvement
over the previous Madden for the GBA (2002), which didn't have
many of the options that Madden 2003 has. Enjoy the game and
enjoy my FAQ.

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*             1. FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions               *
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Q: Does this game have franchise mode?
A: No, this game only has a Season Mode.

Q: How do I tackle on defense?
A: Press L.

Q: How many created players can I save onto the cart?
A: Each player takes about 2.5% of the cart's space for custom
made characters, so: 100/2.5 = 40 players!

Q: How do I save in Season Mode?
A: The cart saves automatically in Season Mode everytime you
finish a week.

Q: How do I create the best possible player?
A: There is no secret strategy, the best you can do is try hard
on the training minigames.

Q: Are you able to go all the way to the Superbowl if you play
in Season Mode or does it just feature the regular season?
A: In Season Mode you can take a team all the way to the big
party, the Superbowl.


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*                   2. Menus/Options Guide                     *
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This is for people who don't own the manual or don't understand
it. It isn't a copy from the manual.

The Menus
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Main Menu
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Play Now
Season Play
Front Office
Records

Explanations:
Play Now- Allows you to immediately start a game, after choosing
          the teams, weather, stadium, rules, and controllers.
          This is also how you play a multiplayer game.
Season Play- Allows you to start or continue a Playoff or
             Season mode.
Front Office- Allows you to create players and trade players
              between teams or the free agent pool.
Records- Allows you to view the league leaders in several
         different record areas.

Pause Menu
----------
Resume Game
Instant Replay
Gameplay Options
Call Timeout
Substitutions
Statistics
Injury Reports
NFL Records
EA Sports Ticker
Credits
End Game Now

Explanations:
Resume Game- Resumes your game.
Instant Replay- Allows you to view the last play played on the
                field. In this mode, you use the control pad to
                move the view point. The A button is play, the B
                button is frame advance, the L button is rewind
                and the R button is fast foward.
Gameplay Options- More on this below...
Call Timeout- Calls a timeout, which stops the clock. You only
              have 3 timeouts in each half.
Substitutions- Allows you to sub in and out players. Look in
               "How to Play".
Statistics- Game Stats: Statistical breakdown for both teams
            Team Stats: Individual stats for both teams
            Scoring Summary: Quarter by quarter breakdown of
                             points scored.
Injury Reports- Allows you to view the injuries of any NFL team.
                This option is only available in Season Mode.
NFL Records- Allows you to view the current NFL records.
EA Sports Ticker- Allows you to see the scores of other teams in
                  the same week. Season Mode only.
Credits- View the credits.
End Game Now- Ends the game immediately at the current score.

Options
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Game Rules
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Quarter Length (3,5,10,15 minutes)
Location
Weather (Fair, Windy, Raining, Snowing, Night, or Variable)
Endurance (On/Off)
Injuries (On/Off)
Rosters (Original/Modified)

Explanations:
Quarter Length- Choose a length of quarter
Location- (Play Now Mode only) Choose a stadium to play in.
          There are stadiums for all of the teams and some are
          domed and some are uncovered.
Weather- (Play Now Mode only) Choose a weather mode. Dome
         stadiums aren't affected by weather conditions.
Endurance- When Endurance is on, your players will become tired.
           When off, your players will always have full energy.
Injuries- (Season Mode only) When On, players can become injured
          in games.
Rosters- The modified roster is the roster with all of the
         trades and created players.

Ingame Options
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Set Audibles
Skill Level
Penalty Levels
Set Offense Control
Set Music
Set Brightness
Pass Catch Mode
Passing Mode
Quick Pass Mode
Injury Mode

Explanations:
Set Audibles- Set audibles for offense and defense (3 each).
Skill level- Set the skill level (Pro/All Madden) The difference
             between the two is the AI and the speed of the
             game. All Madden mode is faster than Pro mode.
Penalty Levels- Set the frequency at which penalties occur.
Set Offense Control- (Automatic/Manual) When automatic, the
                     computer decides who you control on offense.
Set Music- (On/Off) Turn Music on or off.
Set Brightness- Change the contrast (1-10)
Pass Catch Mode- (Manual/Auto) When manual, you take control of
                 the reciever BEFORE the reception. If auto, you
                 only gain control of him after the reception.
Passing Mode- (Four/Single) In four reciever mode, each button
              corresponds to a reciever. In single reciever mode
              there is only one eligible reciever.
Quick Pass Mode- (On/Off) When on, you don't have to press 'A'
                 to call up a list of recievers.
Injury Mode- (On/Off) Turn injuries on or off.

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Button List
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Kicking/Punting:
A: Snap the ball
<- ->: Aim kick
A: Kick the ball
Select: Fair catch

Offense (Before snap):
<- ->: Set man in motion
B, then A,B, or R: Call an aubible
L: Cancel audible
A: Snap the ball
Select: Fake snap

Running:
Control Pad: Run in a direction
R: Jump (Hurdle)
L: Dive
B: Spin
A: Speed burst
L: Dive/or QB slide (if QB)
Select: Lateral the ball

Passing:
Control Pad: Move the QB
A: Call up passing symbols (When quick pass if OFF only)
A,B,L,R: Pass to a reciever
Select: Throw the ball away

Recieving:
A: Select reciever
R: Jump/Catch pass
L: Dive

Defense (Before snap):
Control Pad: Move selected player
L,A: Select a player
R: Show blitz
B: Call audible

Defense:
Control Pad: Move selected player
A: Select defender closest to the ball
B: Speed burst/Power Tackle
R: Jump/Raise Hands
L: Dive

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*             4. Team Info/Statistics/Strategies               *
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############################
# Complete Team Statistics #
############################

Key
---
OVERALL- Overall Rating   DL- Defensive Line
QB- Quarterbacks          L- Linebackers
RB- Runningbacks          S- Safties
R- Recievers              P- Punters
OL- Offensive Line        K- Kickers

Team Name    OVERALL   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
----------------------------------------------------------
Bears           1      2   1   1   2   1   2   2   2   1

Bengal          1      1   2   1   1   1   1   1   2   3

Bills           2      2   1   3   2   1   2   2   2   1

Broncos         3      2   3   3   3   2   2   2   3   3

Browns          2      1   1   1   2   2   2   2   3   4

Buccaneers      3      2   2   3   3   3   2   2   2   2

Cardinals       2      2   1   1   2   1   2   2   3   2

Chargers        2      1   2   2   1   2   3   2   1   2

Chiefs          2      2   3   2   2   1   2   1   1   2

Team Name    OVERALL   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
----------------------------------------------------------

Colts           1      3   1   2   1   1   2   1   2   3

Cowboys         2      1   1   1   2   2   2   2   2   3

Dolphins        2      2   2   1   2   1   1   2   3   1

Eagles          2      2   1   2   1   2   2   3   2   2

Falcons         1      2   1   1   1   1   2   2   2   2

49'ers          2      3   2   2   1   1   2   2   1   1

Giants          2      2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2

Jaguars         1      2   2   1   1   1   2   1   2   1

Jets            2      1   2   2   1   1   2   2   1   1

Team Name    OVERALL   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
----------------------------------------------------------

Lions           1      1   1   2   1   2   2   2   1   2

Packers         2      3   2   2   1   1   2   3   1   2

Panthers        1      1   1   2   1   1   2   2   2   3

Patriots        2      2   1   2   2   1   2   3   2   2

Raiders         2      2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2

Rams            2      3   2   3   2   1   2   2   2   1

Ravens          1      1   2   2   1   1   3   1   3   3

Redskins        2      1   1   2   2   2   3   2   2   2

Team Name    OVERALL   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
----------------------------------------------------------

Saints          2      2   2   2   1   1   2   2   3   2

Seahawks        2      2   2   2   1   2   2   2   1   3

Steelers        2      2   2   2   2   1   2   3   2   2

Texans          1      2   2   2   2   1   2   2   1   1

Titans          2      2   3   3   2   1   2   2   1   2

Vikings         2      3   2   3   1   1   1   1   3   3

All-Madden      3      3   3   3   3   3   3   3   3   3

Overview-
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Best Teams:
All Madden, Buccaneers, Broncos

Worst Teams:
Bears, Bengals, Lions, Panthers

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# All-Madden Team Player Information #
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QB: Brett Farve (Packers), Jeff Garcia (49'ers), Kurt Warner
    (Rams)
RB: Marshall Faulk (Rams), A. Green, Garrison Hearst (49'ers)
    Ricky Williams (Saints), A. Thomas
WR: Terrell Owens (49'ers), Issac Bruce (Rams), J. Horn, Marvin
    Harrison (Colts), M. Booker, Kevin Johnson
TE: Shannon Sharpe (Ravens), Tony Gonzalez, W. Walls
OL: O. Pace, Leroy Allen, M. Birk, Timmerman, J. Ruyan, Tony
    Boselli, R. Brown, E. Mulitalo
LB: C. Brown, Brian Urlacher (Bears), J. Trotter, D. Brooks
    Keith Brooking (Falcons!), Jesse Armstead, D. Woodson
CB: A. Plummer, A. Williams, T. Vincent, D. Abraham
S: B. Dawkins, J. Lynch, M. Mckenzie (Packers), S. Knight
K: Gramatica
P: D. Bennett
KR: J. Horn, Marvin Harrison
PR: J. Horn

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# In Depth Team Info/Strategies #
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Bears
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City: Chicago
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   1      2   1   1   2   1   2   2   2   1

Key Players:
Brian Urlacher (LB) - Pro Bowl Linebacker

Strategy:
Split between pass and run, the Bears have no key advantages
in either category. The Bears are a pretty lackluster team
and on offense yardage will be hard to garner. The defense of
the Bears is better than their offense, and they have some
bright spots (such as Urlacher).

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Bengals
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City: Cinncinati
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   1      1   2   1   1   1   1   1   2   3

Key Players:
Corey Dillion (RB) - Good, solid running back

Strategy:
Keep the ball on the ground most of the time, and regulate your
passes to short ones. The Bengals don't have a good QB, so
running will probably be the dominate strategy with this team.
The Bengals' defense is horrid, so be careful and play wisely or
else better teams will score big gains against your weak
offense.

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Bills
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City: Buffalo
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      2   1   3   2   1   2   2   2   1

Key Players:
None

Strategy:
Survive. The Bills have a mediocre offense and a mediocre
defense to go with it. Even though they don't have any super
strong points, they are a fairly good team overall; if used
properly. Concentrate on passing, from short lobs and screens
to long bombs down the field. Mix in a few running plays to
keep the defense guessing, but primarily concentrate on passing
the ball. The Bills' defense isn't that bad, but you can't
always depend on your defense to win you a game.

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Broncos
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City: Denver
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   3      2   3   3   3   2   2   2   3   3

Key Players:
Brian Griese (QB) - Mediocre quarterback
Terrell Davis (RB) - Great running back.

Strategy:
The Broncos are one of the highest rated teams in Madden 2003,
yet they didn't even make the playoffs in real life... Regard-
less, the Broncos are a good team that is solid all around. The
strongest point of the offense is the great Terrell Davis, who
is one of the best runningbacks currently in the league. Griese,
the QB, isn't that great, so I would recommend a largely
conservative offense with running the focal point of the offense
in the games. The defense of the Broncos is good, and you should
not have to much problem stopping drives. One interesting facet
of the Broncos is their superb kicker, Jason Elam, who holds the
record for longest field goal ever.

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Browns
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City: Clevland
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      1   1   1   2   2   2   2   3   1

Key Players:
None

Strategy:
The Browns have a no name offense and a lackluster defense. The
QB, Holcomb, is young and not a superb player. On offense, you
just have to scrape whatever yardage you can with this team,
whether on the ground or in the air. The quarterbacks, running-
backs, and recievers are all no-name players. The defense of
the Browns is much better than their offense, and that is the
only factor making the Browns a viable team.

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Buccaneers
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City: Tampa Bay
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   3      2   2   3   3   3   2   2   2   2

Key Players:
Mike Alstot (FB) - Stong fullback
Brad Johnson (QB) - Good quaterback
Keyshawn Johnson (WR) - Superb wide reciever

Strategy:
The divisional rivals of my personal favorite team, even people
who dislike the Buccaneers must admit that they have a very
stacked team, packed with star players. The Tampa Bay offense
has everything they need to either run or pass the ball
effectively. Personally, I would recommend that you pass the
ball more than you run it because the Buccaneer's passer and
recievers are so good. The defense of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
is their strongest point. They have superb lineman, with the
likes of Warren Sapp providing superb protection for the QB or
pressuring the opposing QB. This team is the second best team
in the game right behind the All-Madden Team.

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Cardinals
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City: Arizona (Pheonix)
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      2   1   1   2   1   2   2   3   2

Key Players:
Jake Plummer (QB) - Above average quaterback

Strategy:
Tilt the offense toward passing the ball rather than running it.
The Cardinals have almost no good running game, so passing is
one of the only choices. Spread out your passes, because there
is no great reciever that you should hit repeatedly. Don't
exclude runs from your offense totally though; make sure that
you run the ball occasionally, preferablly toward the outside of
the field. The defense of the Cardinals is mediocre, and you'll
probably want to concentrate on protecting against the run.

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Chargers
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City: San Diego
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      1   2   2   1   2   3   2   1   2

Key Players:
None

Strategy:
On offense, almost everything about this team is pointing toward
running plays rather than passing plays. Even though the they
don't have any good running backs, their passing unit is even
worse. The offensive line is very poor quality, and so is the
quarterback. Tilt your offense toward running plays, but be
careful to avoid 3rd and long situations. The defense of the
Chargers is good, especially against the pass.

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Chiefs
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City: Kansas City
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      2   3   2   2   1   2   1   1   2

Key Players:
None

Strategy:
The Chiefs have a fairly high-powered offense but at the expense
of their defense. On offense, spread your plays out between
passes and runs. A set of downs could look like this: 1st- Run
up the middle, 2nd- Short pass or run, 3rd- Pass. Take some
shots down field on 1st down occasionally, because the Chiefs
have a unit that could possibly garner big gains. The defense
of the Chiefs is weak, especially against the run.

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Colts
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City: Indianapolis
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   1      3   1   2   1   1   2   1   2   3

Key Players:
Peyton Manning (QB) - Great quaterback
Marvin Harrison (WR) - Superb wide reciever

Strategy:
Tilt your offensive strategy far toward passing the ball. EA
Sports gave Peyton Manning a very nice rating, and the Colts
have some good recievers for him to pass the ball to. The Colts
are a high-powered passing orientated offense, so you shouldn't
be reluctant to launch some some long bombs down the field. Mix
in a few running plays, but be aware that you can't depend on
the run with such poor runningbacks. The defense of the Colts is
horrid, they preform poorly against the run and the pass. Call
your plays very wisely on defense.

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Cowboys
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City: Dallas
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      1   1   1   2   2   2   2   2   3

Key Players:
None

Strategy:
Ouch. The Cowboys have one of the most lackluster offenses in
the NFL. They don't have any key or even star players on offense
(unless you count Emmitt Smith, who is much past his prime), and
you will have a hard time generating successful drives with this
team. The running unit is spearheaded by Emmitt Smith, a superb
runningback who is just to far past his prime to be very
effective. The quarterback is very young, and the recievers are
not any good. Spread out your plays between pass and run plays
until you find something that works well against the team you
are facing. The defense of the Cowboys isn't as bad, and it
actually could be considered "good". If you call your defensive
plays wisely, you should be able to stop drives.

Computer AI Notes: When you face the Cowboys, they like the run
much more than the pass. In fact, they almost exclusively run
the ball, only passing when necessary!

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Dolphins
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City: Miami
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      2   2   1   2   1   1   2   3   1

Key Players:
Jay Fielder (QB) - Above average quarterback
Ricky Williams (RB) - Great young runningback

Strategy:
The offense of the Dolphins is merely average. The Dolphins have
a good quarterback and runningback, so you should have a healthy
mix of pass and run plays in your offensive repetoire. The
receivers of the Dolphins are very poor quality, so you should
pass some nice screen passes to confuse the defense. The defense
of the Dolphins is bad, especially against the run. Take special
care in 1st down situations, because many teams chould have
great running gains if you call the wrong play.

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Eagles
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City: Philadelphia
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      2   1   2   1   2   2   3   2   2

Key Players:
Donavan McNabb (QB) - Tough QB who is an accurate passer
Duce Staley (RB) - Solid runningback

Strategy:
Above average team. On offense, concentrate on forming a good
passing game. You should tilt your overall choices toward passes,
but once you have developed a good passing game, then you should
start using running plays. The offensive line of the Eagles is
not great, so be careful of defenders who penetrate through your
linemen. On defense, the Eagles are great. Choose your plays
wisely and your should stop the opposing offenses.

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Falcons
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City: Atlanta
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   1      2   1   1   1   1   2   2   2   2

Key Players:
Michael Vick (QB) - Extremely fast, accurate passer

Strategy:
Editorial Comment- The Falcons are my favorite team.
They have various weaknesses, including most of their offensive
unit and their linemen. On offense, you should concentrate on
passing plays with a few running plays utilizing Michael Vick's
speed or Warrick Dunn's abilities. The offensive line of the
Falcons is bad, so watch out for sacks. On defense, the Falcons
are weak against the run. Use blitzes to pressure the quarter-
back and to stop running plays.

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49'ers
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City: San Francisco
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      3   2   2   1   1   2   2   1   1

Key Players:
Jeff Garcia (QB) - A good quaterback (overrated in my opinion)
Garrison Hearst (RB) - Hardworking runningback

Strategy:
The 49'ers have a very lopsided team which is primarily offense
geared team. They have a great quarterback and good wide
recievers and runningbacks, so you should spread your offense
between passes and run plays to keep the defense on their toes.
On offense you have the capability to pull off almost every play
(such as long bombs or trick runs), so your should vary your
play selection a lot. On defense, the 49'ers are very weak
against the run, so you should concentrate on throwing a variety
of blitzes and tight defenses against the other team.

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Giants
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City: New York
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2

Key Players:
Kerry Collins (QB) - Solid quaterback

Strategy:
A very average team. The ratings for this team are all 2, and
they are only team with all of the same rating! On offense, you
should spread your plays evenly between run and pass plays. On
defense, just call plays based on what you believe the computer
is going to do on offense.

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Jaguars
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City: Jacksonville
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   1      2   2   1   1   1   2   1   2   1

Key Players:
Mark Brunell (QB) - Great quaterback

Strategy:
The Jaguars have a below average team on both sides of the ball.
On offense, try to get whatever yardage you can by using run and
pass plays effectively. You should probably lean toward a game
of passes rather than one that concentrates on running the ball.
The Jaguars have poor linemen, so your quarterback will be
pressured often. On defense, the Jags have weak linemen and a
weak secondary! Make sure you call wise defensive plays or else
the opposing team could have huge gains against your defense.

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Jets
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City: New York
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      1   2   2   1   1   2   2   1   1

Key Players:
Chad Pennington (QB) - Very young QB who is showing some skill

Strategy:
The Jets are a below average team on both offense and defense.
On offense, tilt your plays toward the run, because the Jets'
quarterback isn't that great. The offensive line of the Jets
is very weak, so try to run toward the outside or do short
passes with the quarterback. On defense, the greatest weakness
of the Jets is their run defense and their ability to pressure
the quarterback. Use blitzes and run defense plays to prevent
large running plays and to pressure the opposing the opponent's
quarterback.

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Lions
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City: Detroit
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   1      1   1   2   1   2   2   2   1   2

Key Players:
None

Strategy:
The Lions have really no good players to carry them on offense
or defense. On offense, try to scrape whatever yards and points
you can by spreading your offensive strategy between pass and
running plays until you find strategies that work. If you are
having tremendous trouble, try running toward the outside or
shorter passes. On defense, the Lions are average against both
the pass and the run.

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Packers
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City: Green Bay
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      3   2   2   1   1   2   3   1   2

Key Players:
Brett Farve (QB) - Future hall-of-famer, one of the greatest
                   quarterbacks ever.

Strategy:
The only notable weakness in this team is the linemen on both
sides of the ball. On offense, concentrate on creating a nice
mix of pass and run plays, leaning slightly toward a passing
offense. Brett Farve is one of the greatest quarterbacks ever
and you should exploit his skill. Ahman Green, the Packers main
runningback, is a solid runningback who can gain major yardage
if used well. The offensive line may not give you much time to
pass the ball, so be ready to try to avoid sacks or pass the
ball quickly. On defense, the Packers have a much better pass
defense than run defense. If the offense is showing run, move
your players up to the line or call an audible that is good
against the run.

Computer AI:
The Packers, when controlled by the computer, loves to exploit
defenses for long passes. Early in the game the Packers usually
throw a variety of passes with just a few runs. Once they gain
a lead, they lean more towards their running game. Watch out
for the long bomb though.

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Panthers
--------
City: Carolina (?)
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   1      1   1   2   1   1   2   2   2   3

Key Players:
None

Strategy:
Scrap what you can. The brightest part of this team is their
defense, which, while not great, is much better than their
pathetic offensive capabilities. Mix up your plays with this
team until you find some strategies that you like, passes and
runs should be used and mixed around. The linemen on this team
are very bad, on either side of the ball. On defense, be ready
for running plays, and on offense be ready to be pressured by
the opposing team.

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Patriots
--------
City: New England (?)
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      2   1   2   2   1   2   3   2   2

Key Players:
Tom Brady (QB) - Superbowl winning QB who was chosen over Drew
                 Bledsoe.

Strategy:
On offense, concentrate on passing the ball. If you find that
you can pass fairly consistently or can't pass at all, then you
should start intergrating running plays into your offense. In
most games you should have a mix of runs and passes that leans
toward passing plays. The defense of the Patriots is good, but
they are a little weak against the run. If you think the
opposing team is going to run the ball, than don't be afraid to
play a 3-4 blitz play, because the Patriots' secondary is very
good.

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Raiders
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City: Oakland
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2

Key Players:
Rich Gannon (QB) - Great passer, though he is aging (37). He won
                   the MVP award.
Jerry Rice (WR) - Aging wide reciever, who holds many of the
                  NFL records in recieving. One of the greatest
                  recievers ever.

Strategy:
Run and pass your way to victory. Even though this team looks
very "average", they do have some really good star players
hidden in their team. In fact, they made it to the superbowl
this season! On the offensive side of the ball, you should tilt
your play calling toward passing. Running is difficult with the
Raiders because they don't have a big name runningback. The
defense of the Raiders is good, but in real life they are prone
to penalities.

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Rams
----
City: St. Louis
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      3   2   3   2   1   2   2   2   1

Key Players:
Kurt Warner (QB) - One of the best passers in the game, when
                   he is healthy.
Marshall Faulk (RB) - Great runningback
Issac Bruce (WR) - Good wide reciever

Strategy:
Pass the ball! The Rams have a high geared offense that is
perfect for long shots down field and long pass attempts. Use a
variety of pass plays mixing different routes and formations.
Even though you should concentrate on passing, don't be afraid
to run the ball because the Rams have a good running offense in
addition to one of the best passing offenses! The defense of the
Rams is mediocre, and they have problems in pressuring the
opposing quaterback. The oddest thing about this team is what
happened in real life. Warner went 0-5, and when he became
injured, the third stringer won 5 straight. After Warners return
the team continued to lose...

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Ravens
------
City: Baltimore
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   1      1   2   2   1   1   3   1   3   3

Key Players:
J. Lewis (RB) - Mediocre runningback

Strategy:
What a fall from grace huh? The former NFL champions' ratings
in Madden 2003 are terrible, and with good reason. The passing
game for the Ravens is horrible. Even with the acquisition of
Elvis Gerbac and the dropping of Trent Dilfer, the passing game
of the Ravens needs a lot of work. The best part of this team is
in the defense, but not all of it. Only the linebackers on this
team are good. On offense, run the ball more than you pass it,
and try to find plays that work for you.

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Redskins
--------
City: Washington (D.C.)
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      1   1   2   2   2   3   2   2   2

Key Players:
None

Strategy:
Scrap what you can. The brightest part of this team is their
defense, which, while not great, is much better than their
pathetic offensive capabilities. Mix up your plays with this
team until you find some strategies that you like, passes and
runs should be used and mixed around.

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Saints
------
City: New Orleans
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      2   2   2   1   1   2   2   3   2

Key Players:
None

Strategy:
An almost average team. They have a great young running back in
Ricky Williams, and their quarterback is also fairly young. Run
the ball a lot with this team, and mix the running offense with
trick plays and a mixture of passes. Your QB isn't very
protected  when you play this team, so be careful not to be
sacked.

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Seahawks
--------
City: Seattle
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      2   2   2   1   2   2   2   1   3

Key Players:
None

Strategy:
One of the most average teams in the league. Vary your offense
when playing the Seahawks, mix a variety of passes with
different running plays until you find a weakness in the offense
you believe that you can exploit.

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Steelers
--------
City: Pittsburgh
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      2   2   2   2   1   2   3   2   2

Key Players:
Tommy Maddox (QB) - Came from the laughed at XFL to
                    become the comeback player of the
                    year! Good solid QB.
Jerome Bettis (RB) - Aging running back who can still
                     break tackles. Nickname: The Bus

Strategy:
The Steelers have a fairly good team, and if played correctly
can easily make the playoffs. While most of their players are
just above average, they do have some obvious weaknesses. Pass
the ball a lot with this team, but throw in some up the middle
runs with Jerome Bettis to gain some extra yardage and throw
the defense off.

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Texans
------
City: Houston
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   1      2   2   2   2   1   2   2   1   1

Key Players:
None

Strategy:
The Texans are a below average team due to their only recent
induction into the NFL. They do have a fairly good running back
and QB, so splitting plays between running and passing plays is
a great strategy. The defense of the Texans isn't very bad, and
you should be able to stop many drives with wise play calling.

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Titans
------
City: Tennessee
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      2   3   3   2   1   2   2   1   2

Key Players:
Steve McNair (QB) - Strong, accurate passer
Eddie George (RB) - Great running back

Strategy:
The Titans are a very good balanced team. Steve McNair is one of
the best quarterbacks in the game, and when Eddie George is
healthy he can be deadly to the opposing team. With the Titans
you should have a healthy balance between running and passing,
because the Titans can do each one very effectively.

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Vikings
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City: Minnesota (?)
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   2      3   2   3   1   1   1   1   3   3

Key Players:
Randy Moss (WR) - Very fast wide reciever
Daute Culpepper (QB) - Strong, mobile, accurate passer

Strategy:
Focus on the passing game because the Vikings have problems
trying to run the ball. The Vikings also has a poor defense,
so be ready for big gains by the opposing team. When passing,
Randy Moss should be your main target, as he can blow past
defenders if used correctly.

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All-Madden
----------
City: None
Ratings:
Overall   QB  RB  R   OL  DL  L   S   P   K
   3      3   3   3   3   3   3   3   3   3

Key Players:
Brett Farve (QB) - One of the greatest quarterbacks of all time
Marshall Faulk (RB) - Superb running back

Strategy:
Run and pass at will. The All-Madden team has drastically better
players than any other team. Passing with this team is great
because of Brett Farve, who is a superb passer. Running is also
a breeze with Marshall Faulk, who can break tackles fairly
easily while running at a good pace.

#######################
# New Team Alignments #
#######################

The NFL recently made changes to the NFL team alignments in
their divisions.

AFC
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EAST  | Buffalo    Miami New     England        N.Y. Jets
NORTH | Baltimore  Cincinnati    Cleveland      Pittsburgh
SOUTH | Houston    Indianapolis  Jacksonville   Tennessee
WEST  | Denver     Kansas City   Oakland San    Diego


NFC
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EAST  | Dallas    N.Y. Giants   Philadelphia    Washington
NORTH | Chicago   Detroit       Green Bay       Minnesota
SOUTH | Atlanta   Carolina      New Orleans     Tampa Bay
WEST  | Arizona   St. Louis     San Francisco   Seattle


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*                      5. Season Info                          *
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################
# Season Games # + Real scores!
################

Compare your season to the real one, or just see what happened
in real life!

WEEK 1
------

San Francisco 16, N.Y. Giants 13
Washington 31, Arizona 23
Green Bay 37, Atlanta 34 (OT)
Carolina 10, Baltimore 7
Miami 49, Detroit 21
Indianapolis 28, Jacksonville 25
Kansas City 40, Cleveland 39
Chicago 27, Minnesota 23
N.Y. Jets 37, Buffalo 31 (OT)
Tennessee 27, Philadelphia 24
San Diego 34, Cincinnati 6
New Orleans 26, Tampa Bay 20 (OT)
Oakland 31, Seattle 17
Denver 23, St. Louis 16
Houston 19, Dallas 10
New England 30, Pittsburgh 14

WEEK 2
------

Chicago 14, Atlanta 13
Cleveland 20, Cincinnati 7
Carolina 31, Detroit 7
New Orleans 35, Green Bay 20
Jacksonville 23, Kansas City 16
Miami 21, Indianapolis 13
New England 44, N.Y. Jets 7
Tampa Bay 25, Baltimore 0
Dallas 21, Tennessee 13
Arizona 24, Seattle 13
N.Y. Giants 26, St. Louis 21
Buffalo 45, Minnesota 39 (OT)
Denver 24, San Francisco 14
San Diego 24, Houston 3
Oakland 30, Pittsburgh 17
Philadelphia 37, Washington 7

WEEK 3
------

Carolina 21, Minnesota 14
Cleveland 31, Tennessee 28 (OT)
Philadelphia 44, Dallas 13
Indianapolis 23, Houston 3
New England 41, Kansas City 38 (OT)
New Orleans 29, Chicago 23
Miami 30, N.Y. Jets 3
Denver 28, Buffalo 23
San Diego 23, Arizona 15
Green Bay 37, Detroit 31
N.Y. Giants 9, Seattle 6
San Francisco 20, Washington 10
Atlanta 30, Cincinnati 3
Tampa Bay 26, St. Louis 14

Open date: Baltimore, Jacksonville, Oakland, Pittsburgh

WEEK 4
------

Green Bay 17, Carolina 14
Buffalo 33, Chicago 27 (OT)
Pittsburgh 16, Cleveland 13 (OT)
Dallas 13, St. Louis 10
Philadelphia 35, Houston 17
Kansas City 48, Miami 30
Detroit 26, New Orleans 21
Jacksonville 28, N.Y. Jets 3
Arizona 21, N.Y. Giants 7
Tampa Bay 35, Cincinnati 7
San Diego 21, New England 14
Oakland 52, Tennessee 25
Seattle 48, Minnesota 23
Baltimore 34, Denver 23

Open date: Atlanta, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Washington


WEEK 5
------

Arizona 16, Carolina 13
Indianapolis 28, Cincinnati 21
Miami 26, New England 13
N.Y. Giants 21, Dallas 17
Oakland 49, Buffalo 31
New Orleans 32, Pittsburgh 29
Tampa Bay 20, Atlanta 6
Washington 31, Tennessee 14
Kansas City 29, N.Y. Jets 25
Denver 26, San Diego 9
Jacksonville 28, Philadelphia 25
San Francisco 37, St. Louis 13
Baltimore 26, Cleveland 21
Green Bay 34, Chicago 21

Open date: Detroit, Houston, Minnesota, Seattle


WEEK 6
------

Atlanta 17, N.Y. Giants 10
Indianapolis 22, Baltimore 20
Buffalo 31, Houston 24
Dallas 14, Carolina 13
Tampa Bay 17, Cleveland 3
Minnesota 31, Detroit 24
Green Bay 28, New England 10
New Orleans 43, Washington 27
Pittsburgh 34, Cincinnati 7
Tennessee 23, Jacksonville 1
San Diego 35, Kansas City 34
St. Louis 28, Oakland 13
Miami 24, Denver 22
San Francisco 28, Seattle 21

Open date: Arizona, Chicago, N.Y. Jets, Philadelphia

WEEK 7
------

Buffalo 23, Miami 10
Atlanta 30, Carolina 0
Detroit 23, Chicago 20 (OT)
Denver 37, Kansas City 34 (OT)
Baltimore 17, Jacksonville 10
N.Y. Jets 20, Minnesota
St. Louis 37, Seattle 20
New Orleans 35, San Francisco 27
Cleveland 34, Houston 17
San Diego 27, Oakland 21 (OT)
Arizona 9, Dallas 6 (OT)
Philadelphia 20, Tampa Bay 10
Green Bay 30, Washington 9
Pittsburgh 28, Indianapolis 10

Open date: Cincinnati, New England, N.Y. Giants, Tennessee

WEEK 8
------

Atlanta 37, New Orleans 35
Minnesota 25, Chicago 7
Cleveland 24, N.Y. Jets 21
Buffalo 24, Detroit 17
Kansas City 20, Oakland 10
Pittsburgh 31, Baltimore 18
Seattle 17, Dallas 14
Tampa Bay 12, Carolina 9
Tennessee 30, Cincinnati 24
San Francisco 38, Arizona 28
Denver 24, New England 16
Houston 21, Jacksonville 19
Washington 26, Indianapolis 21
Philadelphia 17, N.Y. Giants 3

Open date: Green Bay, Miami, San Diego, St. Louis

WEEK 9
------

Atlanta 20, Baltimore 17
Cincinnati 38, Houston 3
Detroit 9, Dallas 7
Tampa Bay 38, Minnesota 24
New England 38, Buffalo 7
Philadelphia 19, Chicago 13
Pittsburgh 23, Cleveland 20
Tennessee 23, Indianapolis 15
N.Y. Jets 44, San Diego 13
San Francisco 23, Oakland 20 (OT)
St. Louis 27, Arizona 14
Washington 14, Seattle 3
N.Y. Giants 24, Jacksonville 17
Green Bay 24, Miami 10

Open date: Carolina, Denver, Kansas City, New Orleans

WEEK 10
-------

Pittsburgh 34, Atlanta 34 (OT)
Baltimore 38, Cincinnati 27
Green Bay 40, Detroit 14
Tennessee 17, Houston 10
Indianapolis 35, Philadelphia 13
New Orleans 34, Carolina 24
N.Y. Giants 27, Minnesota 20
St. Louis 28, San Diego 24
Seattle 27, Arizona 6
Jacksonville 26, Washington 7
San Francisco 17, Kansas City 13
New England 33, Chicago 30
N.Y. Jets 13, Miami 10
Oakland 34, Denver 10

Open date: Buffalo, Cleveland, Dallas, Tampa Bay

WEEK 11
-------

Philadelphia 38, Arizona 14
Kansas City 17, Buffalo 16
Cleveland 27, Cincinnati 20
Indianapolis 20, Dallas 3
Minnesota 31, Green Bay 21
Jacksonville 24, Houston 21
Atlanta 24, New Orleans 17
Tennessee 31, Pittsburgh 23
N.Y. Giants 19, Washington 17
Tampa Bay 23, Carolina 10
San Diego 20, San Francisco 17 (OT)
Miami 26, Baltimore 7
Denver 31, Seattle 9
N.Y. Jets 31, Detroit 14
Oakland 27, New England 20
St. Louis 21, Chicago 16

WEEK 12
-------

Atlanta 41, Carolina 0
N.Y. Jets 31, Buffalo 13
Pittsburgh 29, Cincinnati 21
Cleveland 24, New Orleans 15
Chicago 20, Detroit 17 (OT)
Dallas 21, Jacksonville 19
New England 24, Minnesota 17
Miami 30, San Diego 3
Washington 20, St. Louis 17
Baltimore 13, Tennessee 12
Seattle 39, Kansas City 32
Oakland 41, Arizona 20
Tampa Bay 21, Green Bay 7
Houston 16, N.Y. Giants 14
Indianapolis 23, Denver 20 (OT)
Philadelphia 38, San Francisco 17

WEEK 13
-------

New England 20, Detroit 12
Dallas 27, Washington 20
Kansas City 49, Arizona 0
Atlanta 30, Minnesota 24 (OT)
Baltimore 27, Cincinnati 23
Carolina 13, Cleveland 6
Green Bay 30, Chicago 20
Buffalo 38, Miami 21
Pittsburgh 25, Jacksonville 23
Tennessee 32, N.Y. Giants 29 (OT)
San Diego 30, Denver 27 (OT)
Indianapolis 19, Houston 3
San Francisco 31, Seattle 24
Philadelphia 10, St. Louis 3
New Orleans 23, Tampa Bay 20
Oakland 26, N.Y. Jets 20

WEEK 14
-------

Tampa Bay 34, Atlanta 10
New England 27, Buffalo 17
Carolina 52, Cincinnati 31
Cleveland 21, Jacksonville 20
Houston 24, Pittsburgh 6
Tennessee 27, Indianapolis 17
N.Y. Giants 27, Washington 21
San Francisco 31, Dallas 27
Kansas City 49, St. Louis 10
Arizona 23, Detroit 20 (OT)
New Orleans 37, Baltimore 25
Philadelphia 27, Seattle 20
N.Y. Jets 19, Denver 13
Oakland 27, San Diego 7
Green Bay 26, Minnesota 22
Miami 27, Chicago 9

WEEK 15
-------

Baltimore 23, Houston 19
Pittsburgh 30, Carolina 14
Indianapolis 28, Cleveland 23
Jacksonville 29, Cincinnati 15
Minnesota 32, New Orleans 31
Chicago 20, N.Y. Jets 13
Miami 23, Oakland 17
Buffalo 20, San Diego 13
Seattle 30, Atlanta 24 (OT)
Tampa Bay 23, Detroit 20
Philadelphia 34, Washington 21
Denver 31, Kansas City 24
N.Y. Giants 37, Dallas 7
Green Bay 20, San Francisco 14
St. Louis 30, Arizona 28
Tennessee 24, New England 7

WEEK 16
-------

Minnesota 20, Miami 17
San Francisco 17, Arizona 14
Philadelphia 27, Dallas 3
Green Bay 10, Buffalo 0
Carolina 24, Chicago 14
Atlanta 36, Detroit 15
Washington 26, Houston 10
Cincinnati 20, New Orleans 13
N.Y. Giants 44, Indianapolis 27
Kansas City 24, San Diego 22
Tennessee 28, Jacksonville 10
Seattle 30, St. Louis 10
Cleveland 14, Baltimore 13
Oakland 28, Denver 16
N.Y. Jets 30, New England 17
Pittsburgh 17, Tampa Bay 7

WEEK 17
-------

N.Y. Giants 10, Philadelphia 7 (OT)
Oakland 24, Kansas City 0
Cleveland 24, Atlanta 16
Pittsburgh 34, Baltimore 31
Carolina 10, New Orleans 6
Buffalo 27, Cincinnati 9
Washington 20, Dallas 14
New England 27, Miami 24 (OT)
Minnesota 38, Detroit 36
Tennessee 13, Houston 3
Indianapolis 20, Jacksonville 13
Denver 37, Arizona 7
N.Y. Jets 42, Green Bay 17
Seattle 31, San Diego 28 (OT)
Tampa Bay 15, Chicago 0
St. Louis 31, San Francisco 20

POSTSEASON
----------

Wild Card Weekend

N.Y. Jets 41, Indianapolis 0
Atlanta 27, Green Bay 7

Pittsburgh 36, Cleveland 33
San Francisco 39, N.Y. Giants 38

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Divisional Playoffs

Tennessee 34, Pittsburgh 31 (OT)
Philadelphia 20, Atlanta 6   =(

Tampa Bay 31, San Francisco 6
Oakland 30, N.Y. Jets 10

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Conference Championships

Tampa Bay 27, Philadelphia 10
Oakland 41, Tennessee 24

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Superbowl XXXVII

Oakland (?), Tampa Bay (?)

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*                    6. Front Office Mode                      *
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In Front Office Mode you can create players, trade players in
between teams, edit rosters, and delete rosters.

#####################
# Creating a Player #
#####################

When you create a player you must go through these steps:

1. Name your player
2. Assign player attributes (height, weight, team, position)
3. Play the minigames
4. Assign the player to a team

Minigame/Training Guide (Running the Combine)
-----------------------

Note: The "Instructions" are NOT copied from the manual, and
instead are rewritten from it with extra unmentioned info.

40-Yard Dash:
Instructions- After pressing start to begin the event, press
              the L and R buttons alternately. The faster you
              press the buttons, the faster your player goes.
       Hints- This event is very hard, and it will take a lot
              of practice to become good at it. If you don't
              press them alternately, you will slow down
              drastically if you are going fast.

Obstacle Course:
Instructions- After starting the event, hold down the A button
              to accelerate. Use the control pad to weave around
              the different colored dummies. Go to the left of
              the blue dummies, and go to the right of the red
              dummies. Making a mistake costs you 2 seconds
       Hints- Really avoid hitting any dummies because they
              completely stop your player, wasting you precious
              seconds to speed up again.

Coach Rogers:
Instructions- The coach will point a direction and say it, and
              after he is done you have to repeat what he did.
       Hints- This game is the only one that requires more
              intelligence than hand-eye coordination. This is
              one of the easiest mini-games, but if you are
              having trouble, you could write down the directions
              as you play or have someone else write them down
              for you.

Protect QB Drill:
Instructions- After starting, defenders (surrounding your player
              and the QB) will try to attack the QB one-by-one.
              The longer you hold them off, the higher your
              rating.
       Hints- This event is pretty easy. The defenders only
              approach one at a time in a clockwise direction.
              To stop them, just press the direction pad toward
              them, pushing into them until they fall down.

Pass Range Drill:
Instructions- After starting, quickly press L and R alternatively
              until you see the line. When you are close to the
              line, press and hold down the A button to determine
              a throwing angle.
       Hints- The running determines your power and how long you
              hold the A button determines the angle of your throw.
              Don't hold down the A button to little or too long,
              aim for about 30-60 degrees as an angle.

10-Yard Fight:
Instructions- You start on the 10-yard line and have to score a
              touchdown. You are limited to a box outlined by the
              hash marks and the 15-yard line. More defenders
              come later.
       Hints- Versus one person, it is very easy to score. Just
              go at an angle and spin in direction into the end
              zone. If you do it right, you can't be tackled.
              When there is two opponents, you can try a
              similar strategy or actually move backwards
              before trying to get around them. When there are
              three people, you almost have to backtrack toward
              a corner before running around them. This can be
              extremely difficult.

Rec Catch Drill:
Intructions- After pressing L or R to start the exercise, you
             must get open for a pass which the QB will auto-
             matically throw in five seconds.
      Hints- When there is only one defender, one strategy is
             to run straight up until you reach the top of the
             endzone and then just run back down. If you do it
             correctly, the QB will throw it as you run down
             toward him. With more defenders, your primary goal
             should be to get in front of the defenders or just
             seperate yourself from them.

Rush QB Drill:
Instructions- You have seven seconds to sack the defended QB.
       Hints- Very straightfoward, just charge the QB each time,
              as trying to juke the defense can be very hard.

Def. 10-Yard Fight:
Intructions- The opposite of 10-yard fight, you must stop a ball
             carrier from scoring in the endzone.
      Hints- This event can be pretty hard if you are normally
             not the greatest at defense and at tackling players.
             Don't try to just jump out and tackle the ball
             carrier because he will just avoid it. Wait for him
             to make a move and then move in response.

Kick Distance Drill:
Instructions- Press the L and R buttons to gain speed. When you
              see the line, hold down the A button to determine
              your angle. Release the A button to kick the ball.
       Hints- The sholder buttons determine your power and the
              'A' button is the angle of your kick. Try to gain
              as much speed as possible and have to angle at
              about 30-70 degrees.

Kick Accuracy Drill:
Instructions- Press the A button to start the kick. Use the
              control pad to determine the direction of your
              kick and the A button to determine the power of
              your kick. Watch for wind and compensate for it.
       Hints- The controls when field goal kicking are very
              sensitive, so be careful not to kick the ball too
              far in a direction that you want to kick towards.
              Just a tap to the left or the right will change
              the direction of the kick drastically.

Punt Accuracy Drill:
Instructions- Press the A button to start the kick. Use the
              control pad to determine the direction of your
              kick and the A button to determine the power of
              your kick. Watch for wind and compensate for it.
              Your goal is to punt the ball in between the 20
              yard line and the goal line. Kicking it into the
              endzone is bad and gives you no points.
       Hints- The controls when trying to punt the ball are very
              sensitive, so be careful not to kick the ball too
              far in a direction that you want to kick towards.
              Just a tap to the left or the right will change
              the direction of the kick drastically. Try to kick
              the ball out-of-bounds near the endzone.

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*                        7. Offense                            *
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############
# Controls #
############

Offense (Before snap):
<- ->: Set man in motion
B, then A,B, or R: Call an aubible
L: Cancel audible
A: Snap the ball
Select: Fake snap

Running:
Control Pad: Run in a direction
R: Jump (Hurdle)
L: Dive
B: Spin
A: Speed burst
L: Dive/or QB slide (if QB)
Select: Lateral the ball

Passing:
Control Pad: Move the QB
A: Call up passing symbols (When quick pass if OFF only)
A,B,L,R: Pass to a reciever
Select: Throw the ball away

Recieving:
A: Select reciever
R: Jump/Catch pass
L: Dive

############## Key: WR- Wide Reciever TE- Tightend FB- Fullback
# Best plays #      RB- Runningback QB- Quarterback
##############      R- Run P- Pass LY- Long yardage SY- Short

Best Runs:
----------
Singleback - Normal - HB Dive : Short yardage situations (<3)

I-Form - Normal - HB Strong : One of the best running plays
that allows for big gains if done properly.

Proform - Normal - HB Off Tackle: Another superb running play
that allows for huge gains.

Best Passes:
------------
Shotgun - Normal - Quick Hitch : Great shorter yardage pass.

Singleback - Normal - HB Screen : Great short pass. When you
do this play, roll left to attract the defense then pass to
your open runningback to the right of you. Potential for huge
gains.

Proform - Normal - Quick Out : Solid shorter pass. Pass the
ball quickly with this play.

Proform - Normal - All Streaks : The hail mary of this game.
Potential for huge gains, if you watch all of your receivers.

######################
# General Strategies #
######################

- Mix up your plays between pass and run plays.

- Exploit your best players and use them often.

- Don't be afraid to set and call audibles if the defense you 
are facing calls an audible or play that if good against the
offensive play you want to do.

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*                        8. Defense                            *
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############
# Controls #
############

Defense (Before snap):
Control Pad: Move selected player
L,A: Select a player
R: Show blitz
B: Call audible

Defense:
Control Pad: Move selected player
A: Select defender closest to the ball
B: Speed burst/Power Tackle
R: Jump/Raise Hands
L: Dive


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# Best plays #
##############

Anti Run-
--------
Goaline - Anything : The epitome of anti-run plays. Only use 
this defense where suggested; the goaline.

3-4 - 533 *** : All of the 533 plays are superb blitz plays.

3-4 - Jam Middle : Goo anti-run and blitz play. Weak against
the pass though.

4-3 - Monster : Great run stopper and blitz.

4-3 - Inside Out : Good blitzing play but really weak against
the pass.

4-3 - Jam Middle : Middling run stopper, but a good compromise
between an all out blitz and pass defense.

Anti Pass-
----------
Nickel - 3 Deep : Good anti-pass play.

Nickel - Double Out : Good compromise between run defense and
pass plays. Weak on long passes though.

Dime - Prevent (1 or 2) : Protection against the long bomb. Some
people say using prevent "prevents" you from winning the game.
Sorry for the bad pun, but it has some truth. Use this play
when you think the offense of the other team is going to go for
a long play.  

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# General Strategies #
######################

- Some teams like to pass, some like to run. Run your defense
according to the opposing team's prefered offense.

- The computer, when down, plays much more pass plays than they
would normally.

- On 1st down, the computer is very likely going to run the 
ball.

- On 3rd and long, run a blitz play to pressure the QB.

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*                9. Special Teams Strategies                   *
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- Avoid kicking onside kicks, because the chances of your team
recovering the ball is very slim.

- Use the wind to your advantage. Don't let it ruin your field
goal kicks or punts.

- Try to aim punts inside the 20. To do this, try kicking the
ball so that it goes out of bounds after passing the 20.

- Don't try to block field goals, as it's nearly impossilbe.

- Only play Punt Rush when the opposing team is pushed way back
into their own territory (and their punter is in the touchdown
area).

- On kickoffs, try to tackle the opposing returner. The kicker
can tackle, and he starts off ahead of all of your other 
players.

- Try to get inside at LEAST the 30rd yard line if you are going
to try for a field goal.

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*                 10. General Hints and Tips                   *
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- Manage the clock well. The time will always stop at the 2:00
minute mark in both the second and fourth quarters. Don't call
timeouts if you have just run a player out of bounds, if there
is an incomplete pass, or if there is a change of possesion.

- Keep your players at good health. If your players seem to be
running very slowly, think about switching them out for fresh
players.

- Change the settings to your preferences. For example, if you
don't like the reciever's buttons automatically coming up, turn
quick pass off.

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*                11. Cheats, Easter Eggs, etc...               *
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###############
# Easter Eggs #
###############

- After scoring a touchdown, pressing the A,B,L,or R buttons
will each produce a different sound:

A- Whistle
B- Horn
L- Grunt
R- Tackle

#################
# Cheap Tactics #
#################

Note: Don't use these tactics unless you really want to suck 
the fun out of the game. I never use these tactics because I
enjoy realistic scores and games. If you are having severe
trouble though, you should maybe try some of these tactics:

- On kick and punt returns, if you have a fast returner, simply
run to the outside and run along the sideline. If done correctly
you should be able to score touchdowns with frightening ease.
(I was able to score 4 touchdowns on kick returns in a 3:00 
minute quarter game... eww...)

- Call a pass play like Proform-Normal- HB Toss Pass, where a
player other than the QB has to throw the ball. With this 
particular play, press A to bring up the list of recievers and
start running right. Players who whould normally try to tackle
you on a run will try to play pass defense. Run the ball to
the left.

- More of an AI problem: On 4th and 1, if you call a goaline
play such as QB Sneak (the best in that situation), the defense
will often call an audible and move to a 4-3 set! This makes 
running up the middle with your quarterback very easy.

- When you have to punt away the ball, while and after punting
the ball hold the control pad in the up position. If done
correctly the opposing team will get a penalty for running into
or for roughing the kicker. Increasing the chances of this
penalty happening in the options makes this easier to do.

- Call a play that places your linebacker directly in front of
the QB. Take control of the player and move him up to the line.
When the ball is snapped, just run foward as hard as you 
possibly can. If done correctly, you should be able to get many
sacks each game. (Keith Brooking once had 5 sacks in a 3:00 min.
quarter game!)

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*              12. Credits, Thanks, Extras, Etc...             *
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Thanks
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EA Sports : For publishing the game

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