__________   _______   _______    _____    _____        __________
 /___   ___/  /  ____/  /  ____/   /     |  /     |      /  ____   /
    /  /     /  /__    /  /       /  /|  | /  /|  |     /  /   /  /
   /  /     /  ___/   /  /       /  / |  |/  / |  |    /  /   /  /
  /  /     /  /___   /  /___    /  /  |_____/  |  |   /  /___/  /
 /__/     /______/  /______/   /__/            |__|  /_________/
     _______   ___   ___   _________   _______    _________
    /  ____/  /  /  /  /  /  ___   /  /  ____/   /  ___   /
   /  /___   /  /  /  /  /  /__/  /  /  /__     /  /__/  /
  /___   /  /  /  /  /  /  ______/  /  ___/    /     ___/
 ____/  /  /  /__/  /  /  /        /  /____   /  /\  \
/______/  /________/  /__/        /_______/  /__/  \__\
     _______     _________  __             ___   ___
    /  __   |   /  ___   / |  |           /  /  /  /
   /  /_/  /   /  /  /  /  |  |  _____   /  /  /  /
  /   __  \   /  /  /  /   |  | /     | /  /  /  /
 /  /__/  /  /  /__/  /    |  |/  /|  |/  /  /  /___
/________/  /________/     |_____/ |_____/  /______/

Tecmo Super Bowl for NES Guide
Version 2.0 (6-28-00)

Written by Paul Schulzetenberg a.k.a. Mosi Tatupu (edgarffvi@yahoo.com)

Table of contents:
I.  Introduction
     A.  Abbreviations and Terms
     B.  History of the Versions
II.  Team and Individual Rankings
     A.  Team Rankings
          1.  Overall
               i.  Subjectively
               ii.  COM
               iii.  MAN
          2.  Offense
               i.  Subjectively
               ii.  COM
               iii.  MAN
               iv.  QB Points 
               v.  Difference Between Starting and Backup QBs
               vi.  Running Back Speed 
               vii.  Average Wide Receiver Points
               viii.  Total Tight End Points
               ix.  Total Offensive Line Points
          3.  Defense
               i.  Subjectively
               ii.  COM
               iii.  MAN
               iv.  Defensive Line Points
               v.  Linebacker Points
               vi.  Secondary Points
          4.   Strength of Schedule
     B.  Individual Rankings
          1.  Quarterbacks
               i.  Total Points
               ii.  Passing Speed
               iii.  Pass Accuracy
               iv.  Maximum Speed
               v.  Facts Worth Noting
          2.  Running Backs
               i.  Feature Backs
               ii.  Fullbacks
               iii.  Hitting Power
               iv.  Receptions
               v.  Facts Worth Noting
          3.  Wide Receivers
               i.  Wide Receiver Points
               ii.  Maximum Speed
               iii.  Receptions
               iv.  Facts Worth Noting
          4.  Tight Ends
               i.  Total Points
               ii.  Receptions
               iii.  Maximum Speed
               iv.  Facts Worth Noting
          5.  Kickers
               i.  Total Points
               ii.  Kicking Ability
               iii.  Avoid Kick Block
               iv.  Facts Worth Noting
          6.  Punters
               i.  Total Points
               ii.  Kicking Ability
               iii.  Avoid Kick Block
               iv.  Facts Worth Noting
          7.  Defensive Linemen
               i.  Total Points
               ii.  Maximum Speed
               iii.  Hitting Power
               iv.  Quickness
               v.  Facts Worth Noting
          8.  Linebackers
               i.  Total Points
               ii.  Maximum Speed
               iii.  Hitting Power
               iv.  Quickness
               v.  Facts Worth Noting
          9.  Defensive Backs
               i.  Total Points
               ii. Maximum Speed
               iii.  Pass Interceptions
               iv.  Facts Worth Noting
III.  Schedule
     A.  Week-by-week Schedule
     B.  Explanation
IV.  Scouting Reports
     A.  Buffalo Bills
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     B.  Indianapolis Colts
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     C.  Miami Dolphins
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     D.  New England Patriots
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     E.  New York Jets
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     F.  Cincinnati Bengals
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     G.  Cleveland Browns
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     H.  Houston Oilers
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     I.  Pittsburgh Steelers
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     J.  Denver Broncos
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     K.  Kansas City Chiefs
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     L.  Los Angeles Raiders
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     M.  San Diego Chargers
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     N.  Seattle Seahawks
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     O.  Washington Redskins
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     P.  New York Giants
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     Q.  Philadelphia Eagles
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     R.  Phoenix Cardinals
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     S.  Dallas Cowboys
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     T.  Chicago Bears
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     U.  Detroit Lions
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     V.  Green Bay Packers
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     W.  Minnesota Vikings
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     X.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     Y.  San Francisco 49ers
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     Z.  Los Angeles Raiders
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     AA.  New Orleans Saints
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     AB.  Atlanta Falcons
          1.  Points and Rankings
          2.  Roster
          3.  Schedule
          4.  Scouting Report and Commentary
     AC.  AFC Pro Bowl Team
     AD.  NFC Pro Bowl Team
IV.  Miscellaneous
     A.  Tecmo Codes
     B.  Other Tecmo Documents
     C.  Acknowledgements


#######################################################################
                              Introduction
#######################################################################

Welcome!  You have reached utopia, otherwise known as the Tecmo Super 
Bowl Guide.  I have never before seen a guide to this game, so I said 
to myself, "Paul, you should write one, both to show old players that 
Tecmo Super Bowl is still fun, even after collecting several layers of 
dust, and also to introduce some new players to the glories of this 
underappreciated game."  Well, that and I had too much time on my 
hands.

You may be wondering which Tecmo I am covering in this FAQ.  The only 
Tecmo this covers is Tecmo Super Bowl for the old Nintendo.  This means
there is no information on Tecmo Bowl for NES, Tecmo Super Bowl I, II, 
or III for SNES or Genesis, and certainly no info on that crapfest that
has Tecmo's name on it for the PSX.  For all you lovers of the other 
Tecmos out there, I'm sorry.  I don't have the time nor the passion to 
write guides to all the other versions of Tecmo Super Bowl.

I am nearing the end of my sojourn into Tecmo Guide country.  There 
probably will be a Version 3, but right now I can't come up with much 
to put in it.  It will cover the cinemas and cutscenes at the beginning 
of the game and at the end, and also expanded scouting reports, but 
that more than likely will be the last version, unless I can get some 
good ideas on what else I should put in this guide.  I've been toying 
with the idea of putting professional football stats from 1991, but I 
need to know if anybody is interested in that.  If I get no feedback, 
I'll assume nobody cares.  I've done most of what I could think of to 
do, and anything I haven't done is included in Leif Powers' guide, 
which can be found at GameFAQs.com.  So, if anybody out there in 
Tecmoland has any great suggestions, feel free to email me at 
edgarffvi@yahoo.com and I'll see if I want to put it in my guide.


                         Abbreviations and Terms
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
This guide uses many abbreviations, both relating to Tecmo 
specifically, and to football in general.  This is a listing of the 
abbreviations I used in this guide.

O-offense
   QB-quarterback
   RB-running back
      HB-halfback
      FB-fullback
   WR-wide receiver
   TE-tight end
   OL-offensive line or offensive lineman
      T-offensive tackle
      G-offensive guard
      C-center

D-defense
   DL-defensive line or defensive lineman
      DE-defensive end
      NT-nose tackle
   LB-linebacker
      ILB-inside linebacker
      OLB-outside linebacker
   DB-defensive back
      CB-cornerback
      S-safety
         SS-strong safety
         FS-free safety

NFL-National Football League
AFC-American Football Conference
NFC-National Football Conference

In this guide I also use the terms top and bottom to specify which 
player I am talking about if there happens to be more than one.  T and 
B represent top and bottom.  For instance, I will use TOLB to represent 
the outside linebacker closest to the top of the screen.  The game uses
right and left, but that situation can change depending on what goal 
you are facing.  

TSB or Tecmo-Tecmo Super Bowl for NES
   making popcorn-When a player throws off a defender with minimal 
      grappling while running with the ball.  When a player has 
      extremely high hitting power, they can often throw off would be 
      tacklers without significant slowdown.
   possessed-When a computer controlled defensive lineman or linebacker                   
      breaks through the line of scrimmage on every or nearly every
      play. Usually happens when the defender is in excellent 
      condition.
   Tecmo legend-A player who is a virtual unknown in real life, but is 
      one of the best on Tecmo.  A good example is Bob Nelson.  Has 
      anybody actually heard of this guy?  Yet he is a force on 
      defense.  He even has the capability to become possessed.
   glitch-A problem in gameplay that is obviously unintentional.  
      Common glitches in TSB include the fumble glitch, the bouncing 
      punt, and the inability of a man controlled player to recover a 
      fumble.
   nosetackle dive-The single cheapest move in the game.  The move 
      where the nosetackle dives at the quarterback through the line.  
      There is no defense against it, other than a fast quarterback or 
      choosing a different play.  Also called: the lurch, the bitch 
      move, the low blow.  (Thanks to M.E.Z. AKA Haddix4475)
   "playing above his stats"-This is a term for when a player seems to 
      be going much faster or hitting much harder than his stats 
      indicate.  One of my favorite players, Mosi Tatupu, fits this 
      definition because he is able to return kickoffs much better than
      his stats would have you think.  If a player is performing better 
      than should be possible according to his stats, he is "playing 
      above his stats.

Abbreviations ralating to individual players-
   rushing speed (RS)-How fast a player accelerates.  Found at all 
      positions.
   rushing power (RP)-This one is something of an enigma.  I think it 
      has something to do with how well a player can block.  Found at 
      all positions.
   maximum speed (MS)-How fast a player's top speed is.  Found at all 
      positions.
   hitting power (HP)-How well a player hits.  This also determines the
      player's ability to make popcorn (see above).  Found at all 
      positions.
   passing speed (PS)-How fast a quarterback's pass travels in the air.
      Found only at QB.
   pass control (PC)-This is another one I'm unsure of.  According to 
      beernut from the Tecmo Message Board (address at the end of this 
      guide) it is how well a quarterback can throw into coverage and 
      not get intercepted.  Found only at QB.
   accuracy of pass (AP)-How well a quarterback can hit his receiver 
      without overthrowing, underthrowing, or otherwise throwing the 
      ball badly.  Found only at QB.
   avoid pass block (APB)-Duh.  Found only at QB.
   ball control (BC)-How well a player can hold onto the ball; how 
      little he fumbles.  Found at RB, WR, and TE.
   receptions (RC)-How well a player catches.  Found at RB, WR, and TE.
   kicking ability (KA)-How well a player kicks, both in terms of 
      accuracy and distance.  Found at K and P.
   avoid kick block (AKB)-The ability to avoid having a kick blocked.
      Found at K and P.
   pass interceptions(PI)-The ability to intercept a pass.  Found at 
      all defensive positions.
   quickness (QC)-This has something to do with pass rushing.  I think 
      that it controls how fast a player gets off the snap.  According
      to Jeff Gaffney of the Tecmo message board, quickness also 
      determines how fast a defender can change direction.  Found at 
      all defensive postions. 
   C5, C6, C7, and C8-Category 5, 6, 7, and 8.  I use these when 
      referring to multiple positions.  These four categories differ 
      from position to position.  For example, the fifth category for a 
      quarterback is passing speed, while for a running back it is ball 
      control.
   Perc.-Percentile.  If you want more information, look under the 
      Scouting Reports area.
   Wk.-Week.
   Opp.-Opponent.
   !-Pro Bowler.
   *-Starter.
   T-Tied.
   sic-Spelling incorrect.  Amazingly, Tecmo missepelled quite a few       
names.

                         History of the Versions
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Version 1.0 (12-31-99)
   Team and individual rankings written.
   Intro and Miscellaneous written.2.0 (6-28-00)
   Scouting Reports written.
   Schedule and Schedule Strength sections added.
   Several mistakes corrected.
   Updates to the definitions of individual statistics made.
   Several small things added to the terms and abbreviations and 
      acknowledgements sections. 
   Other Tecmo Documents section added.
   Tecmo Codes section written

#######################################################################
                       Team and Individual Rankings
#######################################################################

The title pretty much sums up what this section includes.  I have 
ranked all the teams in term of offense and defense.  Also covered are 
all the individual players at each position.  At the beginning of each 
section, I have included the major factors in my decisions.  

I have ranked each team three different ways.  The first is 
subjectively, which is just my opinion.  The second is the "COM" 
version, using every individual player's percentile. (Finding 
percentiles is covered in the scouting reports section.) I took all the 
starters, added them together, added five times the average of the OL 
and backups, and added half the sum of the punter and kicker.  All 
values are rounded to the nearest whole number.  The final way is the 
"MAN" version, using a team's stars.  I only used the percentiles of 
the key positions.  I took the best starting RB, QB, receiver (WR or 
TE), DL, LB, and DB.  I added all those percentiles together and came 
up with the third number.  As a general rule, the better the MAN value, 
the better the team when controlled by a player.  For COM value, it 
applies more to the computer.

                              Team Rankings
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Overall-Subjective
1.  San Francisco 49ers
2.  New York Giants
3.  Buffalo Bills
4.  Houston Oilers
5.  Los Angeles Raiders
6.  Chicago Bears
7.  Philadelphia Eagles
8.  Cincinnati Bengals
9.  Denver Broncos
10.  Miami Dolphins
11.  Kansas City Chiefs
12.  New York Jets
13.  Washington Redskins
14.  Los Angeles Rams
15.  Minnesota Vikings
16.  Detroit Lions
17.  Dallas Cowboys
18.  New Orleans Saints
19.  Atlanta Falcons
20.  Pittsburgh Steelers
21.  San Diego Chargers
22.  Cleveland Browns
23.  Seattle Seahawks
24.  Green Bay Packers
25.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
26.  Phoenix Cardinals
27.  Indianapolis Colts
28.  New England Patriots

Overall-COM
Rank Team                   Points 
1.   New York Giants        1614
2.   San Francisco 49ers    1598
3.   Pittsburgh Steelers    1581
4.   Los Angeles Raiders    1502
5.   Houston Oilers         1469
6.   Miami Dolphins         1466
7.   Minnesota Vikings      1422
8.   Kansas City Chiefs     1418
9.   Dallas Cowboys         1396
10.  Chicago Bears          1378
11.  Washington Redskins    1365
12.  San Diego Chargers     1360
13.  Buffalo Bills          1324
14.  New Orleans Saints     1290
15.  Philadelphia Eagles    1236
16.  Denver Broncos         1175
17.  Cincinnati Bengals     1157
18.  Phoenix Cardinals      1107
19.  Los Angeles Rams       1103
20.  Detroit Lions          1095
21.  New York Jets          1076
22.  Seattle Seahawks       1057
23.  Atlanta Falcons        1012
24.  Green Bay Packers       991
25.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers    955
26.  Cleveland Browns        910
27.  New England Patriots    856
28.  Indianapolis Colts      824

Overall-MAN
Rank Team                   Points
1.   San Francisco 49ers    549
2.   Buffalo Bills          541
3.   Houston Oilers         532
4.   Minnesota Vikings      520
5.   Los Angeles Raiders    519
6.   Pittsburgh Steelers    515
7.   Kansas City Chiefs     514
8.   Philadelphia Eagles    508
9.   New York Giants        505
10.  San Diego Chargers     504
11.  Detroit Lions          499
12.  Dallas COwboys         497
13.  Miami Dolphins         492
14.  Cincinnati Bengals     473
15.  Chicago Bears          459
16.  New York Jets          457
17.  Washington Redskins    450
18.  Denver Broncos         447
19.  New Orleans Saints     445
20.  Green Bay Packers      439
21T. Phoenix Cardinals      437
21T. Atlanta Falcons        437
23.  Los Angeles Rams       429
24.  Seattle Seahawks       410
25.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers   406
26.  Cleveland Browns       393
27.  New England Patriots   381
28.  Indianapolis Colts     316

Offense-Subjective
1.   San Francisco 49ers
2.   Houston Oilers
3.   Buffalo Bills
4.   New York Giants
5.   Miami Dolphins
6.   Los Angeles Raiders
7.   Chicago Bears 
8.   Philadelphia Eagles
9.   Denver Broncos
10.  Los Angeles Rams
11.  Detroit Lions
12.  New York Jets
13.  Cincinnati Bengals
14.  Kansas City Chiefs
15.  Atlanta Falcons
16.  Washington Redskins
17.  Dallas Cowboys
18.  Minnesota Vikings
19.  New Orleans Saints
20.  San Diego Chargers
21.  Seattle Seahawks
22.  Cleveland Browns
23.  Phoenix Cardinals
24.  Green Bay Packers
25.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
26.  Indianapolis Colts
27.  Pittsburgh Steelers
28.  New England Patriots

Offense-COM
Rank Team                   Points
1.   Houston Oilers         830
2.   San Francisco 49ers    823
3.   Los Angeles Rams       785
4.   Washington Redskins    778
5.   New York Giants        769
6.   Miami Dolphins         768
7.   Los Angeles Raiders    758
8.   Cincinnati Bengals     715
9.   Minnesota Vikings      692
10.  Pittsburgh Steelers    671
11.  Kansas City Chiefs     660
12.  Dallas Cowboys         648
13.  Denver Broncos         636
14.  Buffalo Bills          627
15.  New Orleans Saints     614
16.  Green Bay Packers      607
17.  San Diego Chargers     592
18.  Detroit Lions          575
19.  New York Jets          566
20.  Atlanta Falcons        563
21.  Chicago Bears          555
22.  Philadelphia Eagles    549
23T. Seattle Seahawks       544
23T. Phoenix Cardinals      544
25.  Cleveland Browns       517
26.  Indianapolis Colts     501
27.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers   499
28.  New England Patriots   388

Offense-MAN
Rank Team                   Points
1.   Buffalo Bills          282
2.   San Francisco 49ers    280
3T.  Cincinnati Bengals     272
3T.  New York Giants        272
5.   Denver Broncos         268
6T.  Los Angeles Raiders    260
6T.  Dallas Cowboys         260
8.   Houston Oilers         261
9.   Kansas City Chiefs     260
10.  Los Angeles Rams       258
11.  San Diego Chargers     245
12.  Miami Dolphins         244
13.  Detroit Lions          243
14.  Green Bay Packers      242
15.  Philadelphia Eagles    240
16.  Washington Redskins    237
17.  Minnesota Vikings      236
18.  Pittsburgh Steelers    232
19.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers   231
20.  Atlanta Falcons        224
21.  New York Jets          223
22.  New Orleans Saints     220
23.  Cleveland Browns       218
24.  Seattle Seahawks       205
25.  Phoenix Cardinals      195
26.  Indianapolis Colts     180
27.  Chicago Bears          174
28.  New England Patriots   141

Total QB Points
SP-starting QB points
BP-backup QB points
SP+BP=Points
Rank Team  SP   BP   Points
1.   S.F.  419  338  757
2.   Buf.  419  270  689
3.   Phi.  421  265  686
4.   Hou.  408  277  685
5.   Mia.  395  283  678
...
28.  N.E.  232  265  497

Biggest Difference between starting and backup QBs
SP-starting player
BP-backup player
SP-BP=Points
Rank Team  SP   BP   Points
1.   Phi.  421  265  156
2.   Buf.  419  270  149
3.   Hou.  408  277  131
4.   Gia.  377  258  119
5.   Mia.  419  283  112
...
28.  N.E.  232  265  -33

Running Back Speed
RB1-first RB's MS
RB2-second RB's MS
etc.
RB1+RB2+RB2+RB4=Points
Rank Team  RB1 RB2 RB3 RB4 Points
1.   Det.  69  31  56  38  194
2.   Rai.  75  56  25  31  187
3.   Rams  50  38  44  44  176
4.   Chi.  25  63  31  56  175
5.   Phx.  50  38  38  38  164
...
28.  N.E.  25  31  31  31  118

Average Wide Receiver Points
Wide Receiver points equal MS+RC.
WR1-first WR's points
WR2-second WR's points
etc.
Note:  Only Houston, Detroit, and Atlanta have fifth and sixth WRs. 
Rank Team  WR1  WR2  WR3  WR4 WR5  WR6 Average
1.   Hou.  131  125  138  69  113  88  110.67
2.   S.F.  119  150  69   94           108.00
3.   Rams  150  131  69   75           106.25
4.   Rai.  113  119  106  82           105.00
5.   Was.  112  107  125  69           103.25
...
27T. Pit.  89   63   69   75            73.50
27T. Chi.  81   81   63   69            73.50

Total Tight End Points
Note:  Houston, Detroit, and Atlanta don't have tight ends.
SP-starting player
BP-backup player
Rank Team  SP   BP   Total
1.   Pit.  313  288  601
2T.  Mia.  288  288  576
2T.  Dal.  326  250  576
4.   Gia.  307  256  563
5.   Phi.  320  236  556
...
25.  Phx.  245  226  471

Total Offensive Line Points
Rank Team  C   G1  G2  T1  T2  Points
1.   Mia.  194 188 195 207 175 959
2.   Was.  201 188 188 194 182 953
3.   Chi.  207 207 182 175 175 946
4T.  K.C.  201 182 175 194 188 940
4T.  Min.  195 213 169 194 169 940
...
28.  T.B.  163 157 163 169 157 809

Defense-Subjective
1.   Pittsburgh Steelers
2.   New York Giants
3.   Chicago Bears
4.   Philadelphia Eagles
5.   Buffalo Bills
6.   Kansas City Chiefs
7.   San Francisco 49ers
8.   Los Angeles Raiders
9.   Minnesota Vikings
10.  New York Jets
11.  Washington Redskins
12.  Denver Broncos
13.  Cincinnati Bengals
14.  Miami Dolphins
15.  Dallas Cowboys
16.  New Orleans Saints
17.  Houston Oilers
18.  Cleveland Browns
19.  Green Bay Packers
20.  Los Angeles Rams
21.  San Diego Chargers
22.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
23.  Detroit Lions
24.  Atlanta Falcons
25.  Phoenix Cardinals
26.  New England Patriots
27.  Seattle Seahawks
28.  Indianapolis Colts

Defense-COM
Rank Team                   Points
1.   Pittsburgh Steelers    855
2.   Chicago Bears          802
3.   New York Giants        766
4.   San Francisco 49ers    737
5.   Los Angeles Raiders    699
6.   San Diego Chargers     693
7T.  Dallas Cowboys         689
7T.  Minnesota Vikings      689
9.   Kansas City Chiefs     688
10.  Philadelphia Eagles    662
11.  Buffalo Bills          660
12.  Miami Dolphins         620
13.  New Orleans Saints     608
14.  Houston Oilers         600
15.  Washington Redskins    531
16.  Phoenix Cardinals      507
17.  Detroit Lions          484
18.  Seattle Seahawks       470
19.  Denver Broncos         467
20.  New England Patriots   432
21.  New York Jets          420
22.  Atlanta Falcons        399
23.  Cleveland Browns       389
24.  Cincinnati Bengals     387
25.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers   381
26.  Green Bay Packers      348
27.  Los Angeles Rams       308
28.  Indianapolis Colts     273

Defense-MAN
Rank Team                   Points
1.   Chicago Bears          285
2.   Minnesota Vikings      284
3.   Pittsburgh Steelers    283
4.   Houston Oilers         271
5.   San Francisco 49ers    269
6.   Philadelphia Eagles    268
7T.  Buffalo Bills          259
7T.  San Diego Chargers     259
9.   Los Angeles Raiders    257
10.  Detroit Lions          256
11.  Kansas City Chiefs     254
12.  Miami Dolphins         248
13.  Phoenix Cardinals      242
14.  New England Patriots   240
15.  Dallas Cowboys         235
16.  New York Jets          234
17.  New York Giants        233
18.  New Orleans Saints     225
19T. Washington Redskins    213
19T. Atlanta Falcons        213
21.  Seattle Seahawks       205
22.  Cincinnati Bengals     201
23.  Green Bay Packers      197
24.  Denver Broncos         179
25T. Cleveland Browns       175
25T. Tampa Bay Buccaneers   175
27.  Los Angeles Rams       171
28.  Indianapolis Colts     136

Total Defensive Line Points
Rank Team DE1 NT  DE2 Total
1.   Rai. 307 237 313 857
2.   Chi. 307 232 276 815
3.   Phi. 263 219 319 807
4.   Pit. 232 282 266 780
5.   Min. 294 239 231 764
...
28.  Cin. 188 176 188 552

Total Linebacker Points
Rank Team LB1 LB2 LB3 LB4 Total
1.   Gia. 356 307 252 270 1185
2.   K.C. 332 263 281 220 1096
3.   Buf. 270 219 269 302 1060
4.   Pit. 307 282 226 226 1041
5.   S.F. 257 201 270 301 1029
...
28.  G.B. 276 174 168 187 725

Total Secondary points
Rank Team CB1 CB2 SS  FS  Total
1.   Pit. 382 306 257 301 1246
2.   Chi. 313 289 338 244 1184
3.   Min. 251 326 245 345 1167
4.   S.F. 257 226 363 333 1154
5.   Gia. 276 295 275 287 1133
...
28.  Ind. 194 194 226 220 838

Strength of Schedule
1-hardest
28-easiest
Rank Team
1.   Phoenix Cardinals
2.   Cincinnati Bengals
3.   Kansas City Chiefs
4T.  Cleveland Browns
4T.  Seattle Seahawks
6.   San Diego Chargers
7.   Washington Redskins
8.   Houston Oilers
9.   New England Patriots
10.  Pittsburgh Steelers
11.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12.  Los Angeles Raiders
13.  New Orleans Saints
14.  New York Giants
15.  Dallas Cowboys
16.  Los Angeles Rams
17.  Green Bay Packers
18.  San Francisco 49ers
19.  Detroit Lions
20.  Philadelphia Eagles
21T. Chicago Bears  
21T. Atlanta Falcons
23.  Indianapolis Colts
24.  Miami Dolphins
25.  Buffalo Bills
26.  New York Jets
27.  Minnesota Vikings
28.  Denver Broncos


                            Individual Rankings
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Points are the numbers listed in the individual player data screen. 
These points are also broken down into 6 or 7 point units called 
increments.  For example, a player can have 50 ball control or 56 ball 
control, but no numbers in between 50 and 56 are possible.  All points 
were taken while the players were in average condition.  For breakdowns
of the distribution of points, see the team area, where every player's 
stats are listed.

                              Quarterbacks 
Every team has two quarterbacks.

Total Points
*-denotes starter
!-Pro Bowler
Rank  Name                            Team   Points
1.    QB Eagles [Randall Cunningham]  Phi.   421*!
2T.   QB Bills [Jim Kelly]            Buf.   419*!
2T.   Joe Montana                     S.F.   419*!
4.    Warren Moon                     Hou.   408*!
5.    Dan Marino                      Mia.   395*
6.    Boomer Esiason                  Cin.   389*
7.    Phil Simms                      Gia.   377*
8.    John Elway                      Den.   357*
9.    Dave Krieg                      Sea.   352*
10.   QB Browns [Bernie Kosar]        Cle.   345*
11T.  Steve De Berg                   K.C.   338*
11T.  Steve Young                     S.F.   338
13.   Jim Everett                     Rams   333*
14.   Jay Schroeder                   Rai.   327*
15.   Don Majkowski                   G.B.   320*
16T.  Bubby Brister                   Pit.   314*
16T.  Troy Aikman                     Dal.   314*
18.   Vinny Testaverde                T.B.   313*
19.   Ken O.Brien [O'Brien]           Jets   308*
20.   B.J.Tolliver [Billy Joe]        S.D.   307*
21.   Steve Walsh                     N.O.   302*
22.   Wade Wilson                     Min.   290*
23.   Andre Ware                      Det.   289
24T.  Eric Wilhelm                    Cin.   284
24T.  Mark Rypien                     Was.   284*
26.   Scott Mitchell                  Mia.   283
27.   Kelly Stouffer                  Sea.   278
28T.  Mike Pagel                      Cle.   277
28T.  Cody Carlson                    Hou.   277
28T.  John Fourcade                   N.O.   277
31T.  Rodney Peete                    Det.   276*
31T.  Chris Miller                    Atl.   276*
33.   Hugh Millen                     Atl.   272
34T.  Gary Kubiak                     Den.   271
34T.  Mike Elkins                     K.C.   271
34T.  Steve Beuerlein                 Rai.   271
34T.  Stan Humphries                  Was.   271
34T.  Tom Tupa                        Phx.   271
34T.  Babe Laufenberg                 Dal.   271
34T.  Anthony Dilweg                  G.B.   271
34T.  Jeff Carlson                    T.B.   271
34T.  Chuck Long                      Rams   271
43T.  Frank Reich                     Buf.   270
43T.  Jack Trudeau                    Ind.   270
43T.  Timm Rosenbach                  Phx.   270*
43T.  Jim Harbaugh                    Chi.   270*
47T.  Marc Wilson                     N.E.   265
47T.  Rick Strom                      Pit.   265
47T.  Mark Vlasic                     S.D.   265
47T.  Jim McMahon                     Phi.   265
51T.  Tony Eason                      Jets   264
51T.  Mike Tomczak                    Chi.   264
53.   Jeff Hostetler                  Gia.   258
54.   Jeff George                     Ind.   257*
55.   Rich Gannon                     Min.   239
56.   Steve Grogan                    N.E.   232*  

Passing Speed
Rank Name (Team)        Points
1T.  Marino (Mia.)      81
1T.  Tolliver (S.D.)    81
3T.  Brister (Pit.)     75
3T.  Elway (Den.)       75
5T.  Moon (Hou.)        69
5T.  Schroeder (Rai.)   69
...
56.  Grogan (N.E.)      19  

Accuracy of Pass
Rank Name (Team)        Points
1T.  Bills (Buf.)       81
1T.  Montana (S.F.)     81
3.   Moon (Hou.)        75
4T.  Esiason (Cin.)     69
4T.  Elway (Den.)       69
4T.  Krieg (Sea.)       69
...
50T. Reich (Buf.)       25
50T. Mitchell (Mia.)    25
50T. Wilson (N.E.)      25
50T. Eason (Jets)       25
50T. Strom (Pit.)       25
50T. Vlasic (S.D.)      25
50T. Gannon (Min.)      25

Maximum Speed
Rank Name (Team)        Points
1.   Eagles (Phi.)      56
2T.  Peete (Det.)       31
2T.  Testaverde (T.B.)  31
4T.  Browns (Cle.)      25
4T.  Pagel (Cle.)       25
4T.  Elway (Den.)       25
4T.  Hostetler (Gia.)   25
4T.  Ware (Det.)        25
4T.  Majkowski (G.B.)   25
4T.  Young (S.F.)       25
...
52T. George (Ind.)       6
52T. Marino (Mia.)       6
52T. Grogan (N.E.)       6
52T. De Berg (K.C.)      6
52T. McMahon (Phi.)      6

Facts Worth Noting

Indianapolis, New England, Pheonix,  and Detroit all have backups with 
better total point values than their starters.  In fact, Grogan on New 
England is the worst QB in the league, with George from Indianapolis 
close behind at third worst.  Both of these abysmal quarterbacks start.

49ers backup Steve Young is better than 17 starters, and he is also 49 
points better than the next best backup, Andre Ware for Detroit.

The AFC has 7 of the top 10 best QBs.

Every QB has 25 running speed, 69 rushing power, and 13 hitting power.

The default for quarterbacks seems to be 25 running speed, 69 rushing 
power, 13 maximum speed, 13 hitting power, 44 passing speed, 38 pass 
control, 31 pass accuracy, and 38 avoid pass block; for a total of 271 
points.  Nine quarterbacks have these exact stats, and all of them are 
backups.  My guess is that Tecmo gave these stats to anyone they didn't 
know very well.

To put QB Eagles' 56 maximum speed into perspective, he is faster than 
four-fifths of the starting running backs.


                               Running Backs

Feature Backs
Note-In running backs, the most important asset is maximum speed.  All 
the other stats are not nearly as important.  With this in mind, I 
ranked the running backs by maximum speed, with total points as a 
tiebreaker.  I felt that total points was not an accurate 
representation of how good a back was.  Total points gave an advantage
to fullbacks.  I think most readers of this guide will agree that Bo 
Jackson is a better feature back than Tony Paige, even though Paige
has a 13 point advantage in total points.
*-Denotes Starter
!-Pro Bowler
Rank  Player               Team  MS  Total Points
1.    Bo Jackson           Rai.  75  313*!
2.    Barry Sanders        Det.  69  314*!
3.    Neal Anderson        Chi.  63  332*!
4.    Thurman Thomas       Buf.  63  320*!
5.    Bobby Humphrey       Den   63  296*!
6.    Marion Butts         S.D.  63  283*
7.    David Meggett        Gia.  56  307*
8T.   James Brooks         Cin.  56  282*!
8T.   Emmitt Smith         Dal.  56  282*!
8T.   Mel Gray             Det.  56  282
11.   Johnny Bailey        Chi.  56  276
12.   Marcus Allen         Rai.  56  269*
13.   Ottis Anderson       Gia.  50  369*
14.   Christian Okoye      K.C.  50  351*
15.   Earnest Byner        Was.  50  301*!
16.   Johnny Johnson       Phx.  50  283*
17.   Gary Anderson        T.B.  50  282*
18.   Roger Craig          S.F.  50  276*
19.   Cleveland Gary       Rams  50  271*
20.   Mike Rozier          Atl.  50  263*
21.   Dalton Hilliard      N.O.  50  257*
22.   Herschel Walker      Min.  44  308*
23.   Albert Bentley       Ind.  44  295*
24.   Kelvin Bryant        Was.  44  289
25.   Buford McGee         Rams  44  282
26.   Keith Woodside       G.B.  44  263*
27.   Dexter Carter        S.F.  44  258
28T.  Blair Thomas         Jets  44  257*
28T.  Harry Sydney         S.F.  44  257
28T.  Reuben Mayes         N.O.  44  257
28T.  Gil Fenerty          N.O.  44  257
32.   Lorenzo White        Hou.  44  252*
33.   Gaston Green         Rams  44  251
34.   Johnny Hector        Jets  44  245
35.   Merril Hoge          Pit.  38  308*
36.   Warren Williams      Pit.  38  301*
37.   Sammie Smith         Mia.  38  289*
38T.  Tim Worley           Pit.  38  282
38T.  Brian Mitchell       Was.  38  282
40.   Alonzo Highsmith     Dal.  38  277
41T.  Eric Metcalf         Cle.  38  276*
41T.  Allen Pinkett        Hou.  38  276
41T.  Victor Jones         Hou.  38  276
41T.  Doug Lloyd           Hou.  38  276
45.   Marc Logan           Mia.  38  270
46.   Todd McNair          K.C.  38  264
47T.  Troy Stradford       Mia.  38  258
47T.  Ron Wolfley          Phx.  38  258
47T.  Anthony Thompson     Phx.  38  258
47T.  Herman Fontenot      G.B.  38  258
47T.  Rick Fenney          Min.  38  258*
52.   Vai Sikahema         Phx.  38  257
53T.  Harold Green         Cin.  38  251
53T.  James Jones          Sea.  38  251
53T.  Chris Warren         Sea.  38  251
53T.  Robert Drummond      Phi.  38  251
53T.  Curt Warner          Rams  38  251*
53T.  Steve Broussard      Atl.  38  251
53T.  Keith Jones          Atl.  38  251
60T.  Ken Clark            Mia.  38  245
60T.  S.[Stanford]Jennings Cin.  38  245
60T.  Heath Sherman        Phi.  38  245*
60T.  Darrell Thompson     G.B.  38  245
60T.  John Harvey          T.B.  38  245
65T.  Freeman McNeil       Jets  38  239*
65T.  Willie Green         Det.  38  239
67T.  Tony Paige           Mia.  31  326*
67T.  Kevin Mack           Cle.  31  326*
69.   Ickey Woods          Cin.  31  306*
70.   Keith Byars          Phi.  31  295*
71.   Barry Word           K.C.  31  294*
72.   Rodney Hampton       Gia.  31  277
73.   John Stephens        N.E.  31  275*
74T.  Ivy Joe Hunter       Ind.  31  263*
74T.  Richard Bell         Pit.  31  263
74T.  Ronnie Harmon        S.D.  31  263
74T.  Tracy Johnson        Atl.  31  263
78.   Gerald Riggs         Was.  31  255
79T.  Greg Bell            Rai.  31  251
79T.  Anthony Toney        Phi.  31  251
79T.  Robert Perriman      Dal.  31  251
82.   Brad Baxter          Jets  31  250
83T.  George Adams         N.E.  31  244
83T.  Mosi Tatupu          N.E.  31  244
83T.  James Wilder         Det.  31  244
83T.  Jessie Clark         Min.  31  244
83T.  Alfred Anderson      Min.  31  244
83T.  Bruce Perkins        T.B.  31  244
89T.  Anthony Johnson      Ind.  31  238
89T.  Mark Green           Chi.  31  238
91T.  Brad Muster          Chi.  25  338*
91T.  Tom Rathman          S.F.  25  338*
93.   Reggie Cobb          T.B.  25  326*
94.   Craig Heyward        N.O.  25  313*
95T.  Jamie Mueller        Buf.  25  301*
95T.  Michael Haddix       G.B.  25  301*
97.   Derek Fenner         Sea.  25  300*
98.   John L.Williams      Sea.  25  289*
99T.  Melvin Bratton       Den.  25  270
99T.  Tommie Agee          Dal.  25  270*
101.  Steve Smith          Rai.  25  269
102.  Bill Jones           K.C.  25  258
103T. Steve Sewell         Den.  25  257*
103T. Maurice Carthon      Gia.  25  257
105T. Marvin Allen         N.E.  25  251*
105T. Brent Fullwood       Cle.  25  251
105T. Rod Bernstine        S.D.  25  251*
105T. Joe Caravello        S.D.  25  251
109T. Leroy Hoard          Cle.  25  244
109T. Sammy Winder         Den.  25  244
111T. Kenneth Davis        Buf.  25  232
111T. Don Smith            Buf.  25  232

Fullbacks
However, just to be fair to the fullbacks like Paige, I also created 
a category for fullbacks.  In order to qualify for this category, a 
minimum of 69 hitting power is needed.  I found the fullback points by 
using the following equation:  2MS+2HP+RC=Fullback points
*-Denotes Starter
Rank  Player (Team)    FP
1T.   Okoye (K.C.)     307*
1T.   Anderson (Gia.)  307*
3T.   Muster (Chi.)    294*
3T.   Rathman (S.F.)   294*
5T.   Paige (Mia.)     282*
5T.   Mack (Cle.)      282*
5T.   Cobb (T.B.)      282*
8.    Heyward (N.O.)   269*
9.    Haddix (G.B.)    263*
10.   Woods (Cin.)     255*
11.   Mueller (Buf.)   251*
12.   Riggs (Was.)     243
13.   Word (K.C.)      231*
14.   Fenner (Sea.)    225*

Hitting Power
Rank  Player (Team)    Points
1T.   Okoye (K.C.)     94
1T.   Muster (Chi.)    94
1T.   Haddix (G.B.)    94
1T.   Cobb (T.B.)      94
1T.   Rathman (S.F.)   94
1T.   Heyward (N.O.)   94
...
111.  Green (Det.)     13

Receptions
Rank  Player (Team)    Points
1.    Byars (Phi.)     69
2T.   Bentley (Ind.)   63
2T.   Williams (Sea.)  63
4T.   Metcalf (Cle.)   56
4T.   Muster (Chi.)    56
4T.   Rathman (S.F.)   56
...
106T. Okoye (K.C.)     19
106T. Word (K.C.)      19
106T. Jackson (Rai.)   19
106T. Bell (Rai.)      19
106T. Riggs (Was.)     19
106T. Thompson (G.B.)  19

Facts Worth Noting

Indianapolis, Miami, New England, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Seattle, 
Philadelphia, Dallas, Chicago, Green Bay, Tampa Bay, San Francisco, the 
Rams, and New Orleans all have starters that are slower than one of 
their backups.  However, half of these slow starters are fullbacks.  

The Bills have both of the worst two running backs in the league,so if 
Thomas gets injured, the running attack is severely crippled.

San Diego has Rod Bernstine listed at running back, but he starts at 
wide receiver.  His stats are more like a running back's, but his 
number is 82, a wideout's number.

Lions' backup Willie Green is listed as a running back, but his 
statistics and his jersey number (86) lead me to believe that he is a 
wide receiver and Tecmo wanted to make sure that every team had four 
backs on it.  He is the only running back with 13 hitting power.  All
the rest of the RBs have at least 19.  Just about all wide receivers,
however, have only 13.

Christian Okoye is the only position player to have anything other than 
69 rushing power.  He has 75.

Almost all backs have 50 ball control and 38 running speed.

Even though Bo Jackson is the best pure runner, he is tied for the 
worst receiver out of the backfield.

                             Wide Receivers

Wide Receiver Points
The equation for WR points is as follows.
MS+RC=WRP
If there was a tie between two or more receivers, I used total points 
as a tiebreaker.
*-Denotes Starter
!-Pro Bowler
Rank  Player                          Team  WRP  Total Points
1.    Jerry Rice                      S.F.  150  357*!
2.    Henry Ellard                    Rams  150  326*
3.    Drew Hill                       Hou.  138  345*!
4.    Andre Rison                     Atl.  138  314*!
5.    Ernest Givins                   Hou.  131  338*!
6T.   Anthony Carter                  Min.  131  307*
6T.   Willie Anderson                 Rams  131  307*
8T.   Haywood Jeffries [sic-Jeffires] Hou.  125  326*
8T.   Gary Clark                      Was.  125  326*!
10T.  Stephone Paige                  K.C.  125  295*
10T.  Sterling Sharpe                 G.B.  125  295*!
12.   Andre Reed                      Buf.  125  288*!
13.   John Taylor                     S.F.  119  302*
14.   Willie Gault                    Rai.  119  295*
15.   Curtis Duncan                   Hou.  113  314*
16.   Mervyn Fernandez                Rai.  113  296*
17T.  Mark Duper                      Mia.  113  283*
17T.  Mark Jackson                    Den.  113  283*
17T.  Anthony Miller                  S.D.  113  283*!
17T.  Robert Clark                    Det.  113  283*
21T.  Mark Clayton                    Mia.  113  276*
21T.  Al Toon                         Jets  113  276*
23.   Ricky Sanders                   Was.  112  319*
24.   Stephen Baker                   Gia.  112  307*
25.   Art Monk                        Was.  107  333*
26T.  Bill Brooks                     Ind.  107  277*
26T.  Mark Carrier                    T.B.  107  277*
28.   Eric Martin                     N.O.  107  270*
29.   Mark Ingram                     Gia.  106  295*
30.   Tim Brown                       Rai.  106  282
31.   Vance Johnson                   Den.  106  276*
32.   Jessie Hester                   Ind.  101  277*
33.   W.[Webster]Slaughter            Cle.  101  264*
34.   Shawn Collins                   Atl.  100  276*
35.   Roy Green                       Phx.  100  270*
36T.  Michael Irvin                   Dal.  94   264*
36T.  Mike Sherrard                   S.F.  94   264
38T.  Irving Fryar                    N.E.  94   257*
38T.  Eddie Brown                     Cin.  94   257*
38T.  Tommy Kane                      Sea.  94   257*
38T.  Fred Barnett                    Phi.  94   257*
38T.  Ernie Jones                     Phx.  94   257*
38T.  Kelvin Martin                   Dal.  94   257*
38T.  Hassan Jones                    Min.  94   257*
45T.  James Lofton                    Buf.  94   251*
45T.  Richard Johnson                 Det.  94   251*
47.   Gerald McNeil                   Hou.  88   288
48T.  Don Beebe                       Buf.  88   245
48T.  Ricky Proehl                    Phx.  88   245*
50.   Louis Lipps                     Pit.  87   281*
51.   Tim McGee                       Cin.  87   250*
52.   Sam Graddy                      Rai.  82   258
53.   Clarence Verdin                 Ind.  82   252
54T.  J.J.Birden                      K.C.  82   245
54T.  Jeff Chadwick                   Sea.  82   245
56T.  Hart Lee Dykes                  N.E.  81   244*
56T.  Rob Moore                       Jets  81   244*
56T.  Brian Blades                    Sea.  81   244*
56T.  Calvin Williams                 Phi.  81   244*
56T.  Ron Morris                      Chi.  81   244*
56T.  Wendell Davis                   Chi.  81   244*
56T.  Perry Kemp                      G.B.  81   244*
56T.  Jeff Query                      G.B.  81   244
56T.  Cris Carter                     Min.  81   244
65.   Dwight Stone                    Pit.  75   269
66T.  Wayne Walker                    S.D.  75   238
66T.  Mike Quick                      Phi.  75   238
66T.  James Dixon                     Dal.  75   238
66T.  Terry Greer                     Det.  75   238*
66T.  Willie Drewry                   T.B.  75   238
66T.  Aaron Cox                       Rams  75   238
66T.  Floyd Turner                    Atl.  75   238*
66T.  George Thomas                   Atl.  75   238
74T.  Tony Martin                     Mia.  75   232
74T.  Reggie Langhorne                Cle.  75   232*
74T.  Michael Young                   Den.  75   232
74T.  Robb Thomas                     K.C.  75   232*
74T.  Emile Harry                     K.C.  75   232
74T.  J.T.Smith                       Phx.  75   232
74T.  Charles Wilson                  G.B.  75   232
74T.  Bruce Hill                      T.B.  75   232*
74T.  Brent [sic-Brett] Perriman      N.O.  75   232*
74T.  Michael Haynes                  Atl.  75   232*
74T.  Floyd Dixon                     Atl.  75   232*
85.   Quinn Early                     S.D.  75   226*
86T.  Tony Jones                      Hou.  69   257
86T.  Derek Hill                      Pit.  69   257*
86T.  Joe Howard                      Was.  69   257
89T.  Stanley Morgan                  Ind.  69   226
89T.  Greg McMurty [sic-McMurtry]     N.E.  69   226
89T.  Sammy Martin                    N.E.  69   226
89T.  Kendal Smith                    Cin.  69   226
89T.  Mike Barber                     Cin.  69   226
89T.  Ricky Nattiel                   Den.  69   226
89T.  Nate Lewis                      S.D.  69   226
89T.  Paul Skanski                    Sea.  69   226
89T.  Stacey Robinson                 Gia.  69   226
89T.  Odessa Turner                   Gia.  69   226
89T.  Kenny Jackson                   Phi.  69   226
89T.  Alexander Wright                Dal.  69   226
89T.  Dennis Gentry                   Chi.  69   226
89T.  Aubrey Matthews                 Det.  69   226*
89T.  Jeff Campbell                   Det.  69   226
89T.  Mike Farr                       Det.  69   226
89T.  Mike Wilson                     S.F.  69   226
89T.  Derrick Faison                  Rams  69   226
107.  Chris Calloway                  Pit.  63   251
108T. Al Edwards                      Buf.  63   220
108T. Fred Banks                      Mia.  63   220
108T. Terance Mathis                  Jets  63   220
108T. Jojo Townsell                   Jets  63   220
108T. Vernan Joines                   Cle.  63   220
108T. Brian Brennan                   Cle.  63   220
108T. Glen Kozlowski                  Chi.  63   220
108T. Leo Lewis                       Min.  63   220
108T. Danny Peebles                   T.B.  63   220
108T. Lonzell Hill                    N.O.  63   220
118.  Gary Wilkins                    Atl.  56   250

Maximum Speed
Rank  Name (Team)             Points
1T.   Jerry Rice (S.F.)       69
1T.   Henry Ellard (Rams)     69
3T.   Drew Hill (Hou.)        63
3T.   Willie Gault (Rai.)     63
3T.   Sam Graddy (Rai.)       63
3T.   Andre Rison (Atl.)      63
...
102T. Al Edwards (Buf.)       19
102T. Fred Banks (Mia.)       19
102T. Greg McMurtry (N.E.)    19
102T. Terance Mathis (Jets)   19
102T. Jojo Townsell (Jets)    19
102T. Vernan Joines (Cle.)    19
102T. Brian Brennan (Cle.)    19
102T. Tony Jones (Hou.)       19
102T. Chris Calloway (Pit.)   19
102T. Ricky Proehl (Phx.)     19
102T. Glen Kozlowski (Chi.)   19
102T. Dennis Gentry (Chi.)    19
102T. Aubrey Matthews (Det.)  19
102T. Richard Johnson (Det.)  19
102T. Leo Lewis (Min.)        19
102T. Danny Peebles (T.B.)    19
102T. Lonzell Hill (N.O.)     19

Receptions
Rank  Player (Team)           Points
1T.   Jerry Rice (S.F.)       81
1T.   Henry Ellard (Rams)     81
3T.   Ernest Givins (Hou.)    75
3T.   Haywood Jeffries (Hou.) 75
3T.   Drew Hill (Hou.)        75
3T.   Stephone Paige (K.C.)   75
3T.   Gary Clark (Was.)       75
3T.   Richard Johnson (Det.)  75
3T.   Sterling Sharpe (G.B.)  75
3T.   Anthony Carter (Min.)   75
3T.   Willie Anderson (Rams.) 75
3T.   Andre Rison (Atl.)      75
...
108.  Sam Graddy (Rai.)       19

Facts Worth Noting

Art Monk for Washington and Gary Wilkins for Atlanta are the only WRs 
with anything other than 13 hitting power.  Monk has 38 points, and 
Wilkins has 31.  Wilkins is actually a tight end, which explains his 
higher hitting power.

Every receiver has 69 rushing power and 13 hitting power, and most have 
50 ball control.

Good ball control seems to depend on the team.  There are 20 WRs that 
have more than 50 ball control, but these 20 are spread throughout only 
7 teams.  Houston has six, and Pittsburgh and Washington both have four 
apiece.

Every team has four wide receivers except Houston, Detroit, and 
Atlanta.  These teams run a run and shoot offense, so they don't use 
tight ends.  They substitute wideouts for the two tight end positions.
They also substitute a starting WR in a starting running back's 
position, but a backup WR position is filled by a running back as well.

The NFC has 6 of the top nine WRs.

Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Seattle are the only teams with 
backup wide receivers that are better than their starters.

                             Tight Ends

Total Points
*-denotes starter
!-Pro Bowler
Rank  Player              Team  Points
1.    Jay Novacek         Dal.  326*
2T.   Keith Jackson       Phi.  320*!
2T.   Brent Jones         S.F.  320*
4.    Eric Green          Pit.  313*
5T.   Marv Cook           N.E.  307*
5T.   Rodney Holman       Cin.  307*!
5T.   Mark Bavaro         Gia.  307*
5T.   Steve Jordan        Min.  307*!
9T.   Ferrell Edmunds     Mia.  288*!
9T.   Jim Jensen          Mia.  288
9T.   Mike Mularkey       Pit.  288
12T.  Keith McKeller      Buf.  282*
12T.  Ethan Horton        Rai.  282*
14T.  Mark Boyer          Jets  275*
14T.  Clarence Kay        Den.  275*
14T.  Pete Holohan        Rams  275*
17.   Ron Hall            T.B.  270*
18.   Jimmie Johnson      Was.  269
19T.  Ozzie Newsome       Cle.  263*
19T.  Derrick Walker      S.D.  263*
19T.  Don Warren          Was.  263*
19T.  Ed West             G.B.  263*
23T.  Pat Beach           Ind.  257*
23T.  Arthur Cox          S.D.  257
23T.  James Thornton      Chi.  257*
26.   Howard Cross        Gia.  256
27T.  Eric Sievers        N.E.  250
27T.  Rob Awalt           Dal.  250
27T.  Jessie Anderson     T.B.  250
30T.  Tim Jordan          Phx.  245
30T.  Hoby Brenner        N.O.  245*
32T.  Orson Mobley        Ind.  244
32T.  Alfredo Roberts     K.C.  244*
32T.  Jonathan Hayes      K.C.  244
32T.  Travis McNeal       Sea.  244
32T.  Jackie Harris       G.B.  244
37T.  Pete Metzelaars     Buf.  238
37T.  Eric Kattus         Cin.  238
37T.  Paul Green          Den.  238
37T.  Ron Heller          Sea.  238*
37T.  Harper Le Bel       Phi.  238
37T.  Cap Boso            Chi.  238
37T.  Mike Jones          Min.  238
37T.  Damone Johnson      Rams  238
45T.  Doug Wellsandt      Jets  232
45T.  Jamie Williams      S.F.  232
45T.  John Tice           N.O.  232
48T.  John Talley         Cle.  226
48T.  Mike Dyal           Rai.  226
48T.  Tim Jorden          Phx.  226

Receptions
Rank  Player (Team)         RC
1T.   Jim Jensen (Mia.)     69
1T.   Jay Novacek (Dal.)    69
1T.   Brent Jones (S.F.)    69
4T.   Marv Cook (N.E.)      63
4T.   Keith Jackson (Phi.)  63
...
46T.  John Talley (Cle.)    25
46T.  Mike Dyal (Rai.)      25
46T.  Harper Le Bel (Phi.)  25
46T.  Tim Jorden (Phx.)     25
46T.  Mike Jones (Min.)     25

Maximum Speed
Rank  Player (Team)         MS
1.    Keith Jackson (Phi.)  50
2T.   Marv Cook (N.E.)      44
2T.   Ethan Horton (Rai.)   44
2T.   Jay Novacek (Dal.)    44
2T.   Steve Jordan (Min.)   44
...
28T.  23 Players Tied       19

Facts Worth Noting

Every TE has 25 running speed except for Clarence Kay for Denver.  I'd 
just like to know:  Why Clarence Kay?  He's not real good.  He's only 
an average starting tight end.  

Every TE has 69 rushing power.


                           Offensive Linemen

Total Points
!-Pro Bowler
Rank  Player                Team  Pos. Points
1.    Randall McDaniel      Min.   G   213!
2T.   Richmond Webb         Mia.   T   207
2T.   Anthony Munoz         Cin.   T   207!
2T.   Bruce Matthews        Hou.   G   207
2T.   Tunch Ilkin           Pit.   T   207
2T.   Steve Wisniewski      Rai.   G   207!
2T.   Luis Sharpe           Phx.   T   207
2T.   Jay Hilgenberg        Chi.   C   207!
2T.   Mark Bortz            Chi.   G   207!
2T.   Stan Brock            N.O.   T   207
11T.  Kent Hull             Buf.   C   201!
11T.  Bruce Armstrong       N.E.   T   201!
11T.  Mike Webster          K.C.   C   201
11T.  Jeff Bostic           Was.   C   201
15T.  Harry Galbreath       Mia.   G   195
15T.  Kirk Lowdermilk       Min.   C   195
15T.  Jesse Sapolu          S.F.   C   195
15T.  Doug Smith            Rams   C   195
19T.  Jeff Uhlenhake        Mia.   C   194
19T.  John Alt              K.C.   T   194
19T.  Bruce Wilkerson       Rai.   T   194
19T.  Jim Lachey            Was.   T   194!
19T.  John [Jumbo] Elliott  Gia.   T   194
19T.  Nate Newton           Dal.   T   194
19T.  Gary Zimmerman        Min.   T   194
19T.  Jim Dombrowski        N.O.   G   194
19T.  Chris Hinton          Atl.   T   194
28T.  Keith Sims            Mia.   G   188
28T.  Bruce Reimers         Cin.   G   188
28T.  Mike Munchak          Hou.   G   188!
28T.  Rich Baldinger        K.C.   T   188
28T.  David Richards        S.D.   G   188
28T.  Andy Heck             Sea.   T   188
28T.  Russ Grimm            Was.   G   188
28T.  Raleigh McKenzie      Was.   G   188
28T.  Eric Moore            Gia.   G   188
28T.  Lomas Brown           Det.   T   188
28T.  Steve Wallace         S.F.   T   188
28T.  Jackie Slater         Rams   T   188!
28T.  Bill Fralic           Atl.   G   188
41T.  Jim Ritcher           Buf.   G   182
41T.  John Davis            Buf.   G   182
41T.  Dermontti Dawson      Pit.   C   182
41T.  Doug Widell           Den.   G   182
41T.  David [Dave] Szott    K.C.   G   182
41T.  Courtney Hall         S.D.   G   182
41T.  Joel Patten           S.D.   G   182
41T.  Ed Simmons            Was.   T   182
41T.  Bart Oates            Gia.   C   182
41T.  Tom Thayer            Chi.   G   182
41T.  Bubba Paris           S.F.   T   182
41T.  Irv Pankey            Rams   T   182
53T.  Bruce Kozerski        Cin.   C   181
53T.  Max Montoya           Rai.   G   181
53T.  Frank Cornish         S.D.   C   181
53T.  Grant Feasel          Sea.   C   181
53T.  William Roberts       Gia.   G   181
58.   Joel Hilgenberg       N.O.   C   180
59T.  Howard Ballard        Buf.   T   176
59T.  Zefross Moss          Ind.   T   176
59T.  Jim Sweeney           Jets   C   176
59T.  Mike Baab             Cle.   C   176
59T.  B.Blankenship         Pit.   G   176
59T.  Terry Long            Pit.   G   176
59T.  Keith Kartz           Den.   C   176
59T.  Jim Juriga            Den.   G   176
59T.  Edwin Bailey          Sea.   G   176
59T.  Rich Moran            G.B.   G   176
59T.  Tony Mandarich        G.B.   T   176
70T.  Mark Dennis           Mia.   T   175   
70T.  Dave Cadigan          Jets   G   175
70T.  Brian Blados          Cin.   G   175
70T.  Ralph Tamm            Cle.   G   175
70T.  Jay Pennison          Hou.   C   175
70T.  Darrell Hamilton      Den.   T   175
70T.  David Lutz            K.C.   G   175
70T.  Don Mosebar           Rai.   C   175
70T.  B.[Broderick]Thompson S.D.   T   175
70T.  Brian [sic-Bryan]
         Millard            Sea.   G   175
70T.  Ron Mattes            Sea.   T   175
70T.  Doug Riesenberg       Gia.   T   175
70T.  Derek Kennard         Phx.   G   175
70T.  Tootie Robbins        Phx.   T   175
70T.  Crawford Ker          Dal.   T   175
70T.  Jim Covert            Chi.   T   175
70T.  Keith Van Horne       Chi.   T   175
70T.  Eric Andolsek         Det.   G   175
70T.  Guy McIntire          S.F.   G   175
70T.  Harris Barton         S.F.   G   175
70T.  Tom Newberry          Rams   G   175
70T.  Bern Brostek          Rams   G   175
70T.  Steve Trapilo         N.O.   G   175
70T.  Kevin Haverdink       N.O.   T   175
94T.  Brian Baldinger       Ind.   G   170
94T.  Paul Fairchild        N.E.   C   170
94T.  Mark Stepnoski        Dal.   C   170
94T.  James Campen          G.B.   C   170
98T.  Will Wolford          Buf.   T   169
98T.  Ray Donaldson         Ind.   C   169
98T.  Randy Dixon           Ind.   G   169
98T.  Kevin Call            Ind.   T   169
98T.  Mike Haight           Jets   G   169
98T.  Jeff Criswell         Jets   T   169
98T.  Brett Miller          Jets   T   169
98T.  Joe Walter            Cin.   T   169
98T.  Gregg Rakoczy         Cle.   G   169
98T.  Paul Farren           Cle.   T   169
98T.  Tony Jones            Cle.   T   169
98T.  Don Maggs             Hou.   T   169
98T.  Dean Steinkuhler      Hou.   T   169
98T.  John Jackson          Pit.   T   169
98T.  Ken Lanier            Den.   T   169
98T.  Rory Graves           Rai.   T   169
98T.  Ron Heller            Phi.   T   169
98T.  R.Singletary          Phi.   T   169
98T.  John Gesek            Dal.   G   169
98T.  Kevin Gogan           Dal.   T   169
98T.  Kevin Glover          Det.   C   169
98T.  Harvey Salem          Det.   T   169
98T.  Ron Hallstrom         G.B.   T   169
98T.  Alan Veingrad         G.B.   T   169
98T.  Todd Kalis            Min.   G   169
98T.  Tim Irwin             Min.   T   169
98T.  Paul Gruber           T.B.   T   169
125T. Chris Gambol          N.E.   G   163
125T. Damian Johnson        N.E.   G   163
125T. Danny Villa           N.E.   T   163
125T. David Alexander       Phi.   C   163
125T. Mike Schad            Phi.   G   163T. Bill Lewis            Phx.   
C   163
125T. Lance Smith           Phx.   G   163
125T. Ken Dallafior         Det.   G   163
125T. Randy Grimes          T.B.   C   163
125T. Ian Beckles           T.B.   G   163
125T. Jamie Dukes           Atl.   C   163
125T. Mike Kenn             Atl.   T   163
137T. Carl Bax              T.B.   G   157
137T. Rob Taylor            T.B.   T   157
137T. Houston Hoover        Atl.   G   157
140.  Ron Solt              Phi.   G   151

Rank Player (Team)           Points
1.   Jay Hilgenberg (Chi.)   207
2T.  Kent Hull (Buf.)        201
2T.  Mike Webster (K.C.)     201
2T.  Jeff Bostic (Was.)      201
5T.  Kirk Lowdermilk (Min.)  195
5T.  Jesse Sapolu (S.F.)     195
5T.  Doug Smith (Rams)       195
...
25T. David Alexander (Phi.)  163
25T. Bill Lewis (Phx.)       163
25T. Randy Grimes (T.B.)     163
25T. Jamie Dukes (Atl.)      163

Guards
Rank  Player (Team)            Points
1.    Randall McDaniel (Min)   213
2T.   Bruce Matthews (Hou.)    207
2T.   Steve Wisniewski (Rai.)  207
2T.   Mark Bortz (Chi.)        207
5.    Harry Galbreath (Mia.)   195
...
56.   Ron Solt (Phi.)          151

Tackles
Rank  Player (Team)         Points
1T.   Richmond Webb (Mia.)  207
1T.   Anthony Munoz (Cin.)  207
1T.   Tunch Ilkin (Pit.)    207
1T.   Luis Sharpe (Phx.)    207
1T.   Stan Brock (N.O.)     207
...
56.   Rob Taylor (T.B.)     157

Maximum Speed
Rank  Player (Position,Team)     Points
1T.   Bruce Wilkerson (T,Rai.)   50
1T.   Luis Sharpe (T,Phx.)       50
1T.   Jay Hilgenberg (C,Chi.)    50
1T.   Randall McDaniel (G,Min.)  50
5T.   Bruce Matthews (G,Hou.)    44
5T.   Tunch Ilkin (T,Pit.)       44
5T.   Doug Widell (G,Den.)       44
5T.   Steve Wisniewski (G,Rai.)  44
5T.   Andy Heck (T,Sea.)         44
5T.   Mark Bortz (G,Chi.)        44
5T.   Joel Hilgenberg (C,N.O.)   44
5T.   Stan Brock (T,N.O.)        44
5T.   Bill Fralic (G,Atl.)       44
...
128T. Howard Ballard (T,Buf.)    19
128T. Zefross Moss (T,Ind.)      19
128T. Kevin Call (T,Ind.)        19
128T. Chris Gambol (G,N.E.)      19
128T. Danny Villa (T,N.E.)       19
128T. John Alt (T,K.C.)          19
128T. Mike Schad (G,Phi.)        19
128T. Ron Solt (G,Phi.)          19
128T. Kevin Gogan (T,Dal.)       19
128T. Tony Mandarich (T,G.B.)    19
128T. Bubba Paris (T,S.F.)       19
128T. Jamie Dukes (C,Atl.)       19
128T. Houston Hoover (G,Atl.)    19

Hitting Power
Rank  Player (Position,Team)  Points
1.    John Alt (T,K.C.)       81
2T.   Richmond Webb (T,Mia.)  75
2T.   Anthony Munoz (T,Cin.)  75
2T.   John Elliott (T,Gia.)   75
2T.   Nate Newton (T,Dal.)    75
...
140.  Randy Grimes (C,T.B.)   31

Facts Worth Noting

All OLs have 25 running speed and 69 rushing power except for Denver 
guard Doug Widell, whose numbers are nearly the inverse.  He has 69 
running speed and 31 rushing power.  I can't see any difference, even 
after watching him closely in a preseason game.

Guards as a whole tend to have high maximum speed and low hitting 
power, tackles have low MS and high HP, and centers are moderate in 
both categories.  This makes sense, because guards do a lot of pulling, 
while tackles specialize in pass blocking.

13 of the worst 16 linemen are in the NFC.

                                 Kickers
Total Points
!-Pro Bowler
Rank Player            Team  Points
1.   Nick Lowery       K.C.  411!
2T.  Pete Stoyanovich  Mia.  393
2T.  Pat Leahy         Jets  393
2T.  Steve Christie    T.B.  393
5.   Chip Lohmiller    Was.  380
6T.  John Carney       S.D.  374
6T.  Morten Andersen   N.O.  374!
8.   Gary Anderson     Pit.  362
9T.  Jeff Jaeger       Rai.  361
9T.  Mike Cofer        S.F.  361
11T. Jason Staurovsky  N.E.  356
11T. Matt Bahr         Gia.  356
11T. Fuad Reveiz       Min.  356
14.  David Treadwell   Den.  349
15T. Jim Breech        Cin.  343
15T. Chris Jacke       G.B.  343
17T. Scott Norwood     Buf.  337
17T. Ken Willis        Dal.  337
17T. Kevin Butler      Chi.  337
20.  Norm Johnson      Sea.  331
21.  Eddie Murray      Det.  330
22.  Dean Biasucci     Ind.  325
23T. Roger Ruzek       Phi.  324
23T. Al Del Greco      Phx.  324
23T. Greg Davis        Atl.  324
26T. Jerry Kauric      Cle.  318
26T. Tony Zendejas     Hou.  318
28.  Mike Lansford     Rams  293

Kicking Ability
Rank Player (Team)            KA
1.   Nick Lowery (K.C.)       81
2.   Pat Leahy (Jets)         75
3T.  Pete Stoyanovich (Mia.)  69
3T.  David Treadwell (Den.)   69
3T.  Steve Christie (T.B.)    69
...
27T. Al Del Greco (Phx.)      19
27T. Mike Lansford (Rams)     19

Avoid Kick Block
Rank Player (Team)            AKB
1T.  Nick Lowery (K.C.)       81
1T.  Chip Lohmiller (Was.)    81
3T.  Pete Stoyanovich (Mia.)  75
3T.  Steve Christie (T.B.)    75
5T.  Pat Leahy (Jets)         69
5T.  Morten Andersen (N.O.)   69
...
28.  Mike Lansford (Rams)     25

Facts Worth Noting

All kickers have 56 running speed, 81 rushing power, 81 maximum speed, 
and 31 hitting power.  If you know your stats at all, you'll realize 
that these values are abnormally high.  I bet that this was done 
because every other player seems to get faster on kick returns.  You 
never really notice how fast your kicker is until you recover a blocked 
field goal.  Then you realize just how fast he is.  It's not completely 
unheard of to score a TD after recovering a block.

Kickers really run the gamut in both the other categories.  Kickers 
have anywhere between 81 and 19 kicking ability and 81 and 25 avoid 
kick block.

                               Punters
As if anybody cares about this category.  
Total Points
!-Pro Bowler
Rank Player            Team  Points
1.   Sean Landeta      Gia.  318!
2T.  Mike Horan        Den.  312
2T.  Rich Camarillo    Phx.  312
4.   Joe Prokop        Jets  300
5.   Scott Fulhage     Atl.  288
6T.  Rohn Stark        Ind.  287!
6T.  Mike Saxon        Dal.  287
8T.  Greg Montgomery   Hou.  281
8T.  John Kidd         S.D.  281
10T. Reggie Roby       Mia.  269
10T. Lee Johnson       Cin.  269
12T. Mark Royals       T.B.  263
12T. Tommy Barnhardt   N.O.  263
12T. Rick Donelly      Sea.  263
15.  Jim Arnold        Det.  262
16.  Bryan Barker      K.C.  250
17.  Dan Stryzinski    Pit.  244
18.  Rick Tuten        Buf.  238
19.  Jeff Feagles      Phi.  237
20T. Kelly Goodburn    Was.  231
20T. Don Bracken       G.B.  231
22T. Jeff Gossett      Rai.  225
22T. Harry Newsome     Min.  225
22T. Keith English     Rams  225
25.  Brian Hansen      N.E.  218
26.  Barry Helton      S.F.  213
27.  Maury Buford      Chi.  212
28.  Bryan Wagner      Cle.  200

Kicking Ability
Rank Player (Team)         KA
1T.  Mike Horan (Den.)     81
1T.  Sean Landeta (Gia.)   81
3T.  Rohn Stark (Ind.)     75
3T.  Reggie Roby (Mia.)    75
3T.  Rich Camarillo (Phx.) 75
...
26T. Rick Tuten (Buf.)     19
26T. Barry Helton (S.F.)   19
26T. Keith English (Rams)  19

Avoid Kick Block
Rank Player (Team)         AKB
1T.  Sean Landeta (Gia.)   81
1T.  Rich Camarillo (Phx.) 81
3T.  Joe Prokop (Jets)     75
3T.  Mike Horan (Den.)     75
3T.  Mike Saxon (Dal.)     75
...
28.  Bryan Wagner (Cle.)   19

Facts worth noting

Punters all have 25 running speed, 56 rushing power, 44 maximum speed, 
and 31 hitting power.  44 is a decent amount of maximum speed, but it 
seems extremely slow when covering punts.  The only time your punter 
makes the tackle on a punt is when the returner manages to get by the 
first wave of potential tacklers.  The computer never seems to have a 
slow punter,though, as the COM punter is usually one of the first 
people down to tackle the returner.

You're probably wondering why punters have an avoid kick block value.  
To tell you the truth, I'm not completely sure.  Punters hardly ever 
get a punt rush, since a player doesn't control anybody until the punt 
returner gets the ball.  I've only seen two people get a punt rush:  
Derrick Thomas and Lawrence Taylor.  This isn't a coincidence.  These 
two are the fastest linebackers in the game.  Occasionally when one of 
two are in excellent condition, they will tackle the punter.  
There are also a VERY, VERY rare times when the punt acts like it got 
blocked.  This is so rare that I have only heard about it, never seen 
it myself.  As I understand it, the punter gets hit just as he kicks 
the ball, after the punting cutscene.  The punt acts the same way as a 
blocked field goal.  It's anybody's guess as to whether it is 
intentional or just a glitch.  I am of the opinion that it is 
intentional.  I think that originally Tecmo was planning to let the 
player rush the punt, but ran out of time to program it in, or 
encountered problems in the testing stage after trying to put it in.  
(As a side note, you can punt rush on later versions of Tecmo on SNES 
and Genesis.)  Rather than try to fix it, they probably just decided 
not to put it in.  The block is just something they never took out 
because it never came up during testing.

                            Defensive Linemen
Total Points
!-Pro Bowler
Rank  Player            Team  Points
1.    Bruce Smith       Buf.  350!
2.    Reggie White      Phi.  319!
3.    Howie Long        Rai.  313
4T.   Greg Townsend     Rai.  307!
4T.   Richard Dent      Chi.  307
6.    Jacob Green       Sea.  295
7.    Chris Doleman     Min.  294!
8.    Ray Agnew         N.E.  287
9T.   Jeff Cross        Mia.  282
9T.   Gerald Williams   Pit.  282
11T.  Trace Armstrong   Chi.  276
11T.  Jerry Ball        Det.  276!
13.   Sean Jones        Hou.  275
14.   Renaldo Turnbull  N.O.  270
15.   Jim Wilks         N.O.  269
16.   Keith Willis      Pit.  266
17T.  Neil Smith        K.C.  263
17T.  Charles Mann      Was.  263
17T.  Clyde Simmons     Phi.  263
17T.  Daniel Stubbs     Dal.  263
17T.  Bob Nelson        G.B.  263
17T.  Pierce Holt       S.F.  263
23.   Burt Grossman     S.D.  257
24T.  Lee Williams      S.D.  256
24T.  Freddie Joe Nunn  Phx.  256
26.   Mike Gann         Atl.  250
27.   William Fuller    Hou.  244
28.   Henry Thomas      Min.  239
29.   Michael Carter    S.F.  238
30.   Bob Golic         Rai.  237
31T.  Donald Evans      Pit.  232
31T.  Tony Woods        Sea.  232
31T.  William Perry     Chi.  232
34.   Al Noga           Min.  231
35T.  Sam Clancy        Ind.  226
35T.  Les Miller        S.D.  226
35T.  Danny Noonan      Dal.  226
38T.  Dan Saleaumua     K.C.  225!
38T.  Leonard Marshall  Gia.  225
38T.  Dan Owens         Det.  225
41T.  Leon Seals        Buf.  219
41T.  Mike Golic        Phi.  219
41T.  Tony Tolbert      Dal.  219
41T.  Tim Green         Atl.  219
45.   Bill Maas         K.C.  214
46T.  Karl Wilson       Mia.  213
46T.  Ron Stallworth    Jets  213
46T.  Erik Howard       Gia.  213
46T.  Rod Saddler       Phx.  213
46T.  Tory Epps         Atl.  213
51.   Markus Koch       Was.  208
52T.  Doug Smith        Hou.  207
52T.  Darryl Grant      Was.  207
52T.  Eric Dorsey       Gia.  207
52T.  Kevin Fagan       S.F.  207
56.   Garin Veris       N.E.  206
57T.  Al Baker          Cle.  201
57T.  Jim Wahler        Phx.  201
57T.  Matt Brock        G.B.  201
57T.  Rueben Davis      T.B.  201
57T.  Doug Reed         Rams  201
57T.  Wayne Martin      N.O.  201
63.   Tim Newton        T.B.  200
64T.  Robert Banks      Cle.  195
64T.  Robert Brown      G.B.  195
64T.  Warren Powers     Den.  194
66T.  Alvin Wright      Rams  194
68T.  Jason Buck        Cin.  188
68T.  Skip McClendon    Cin.  188
68T.  Ron Holmes        Den.  188
68T.  Joe Nash          Sea.  188
68T.  Jim Skow          T.B.  188
73.   Jon Hand          Ind.  187
74.   Brian Smith       Rams  182
75T.  Shawn Lee         Mia.  181
75T.  Jeff Lageman      Jets  181
75T.  Scott Mersereau   Jets  181
75T.  Chris Pike        Cle.  181
75T.  Greg Kragen       Den.  181
80.   Tim Krumrie       Cin.  176
81.   Jeff Wright       Buf.  175
82T.  Harvey Armstrong  Ind.  169
82T.  Tim Goad          N.E.  169
84.   Keith Ferguson    Det.  162

Maximum Speed
Rank Player (Team)           MS
1.   Bruce Smith (Buf.)      69
2.   Jacob Green (Sea.)      63
3T.  Jeff Cross (Mia.)       56
3T.  Ray Agnew (N.E.)        56
3T.  Sean Jones (Hou.)       56
3T.  Greg Townsend (Rai.)    56
3T.  Howie Long (Rai.)       56
3T.  Reggie White (Phi.)     56
...
84.  William Perry (Chi.)    19

Hitting Power
Rank Player (Team)           HP
1.   Bruce Smith (Buf.)      75
2T.  Bob Golic (Rai.)        69
2T.  Howie Long (Rai.)       69
2T.  Reggie White (Phi.)     69
2T.  William Perry (Chi.)    69
2T.  Chris Doleman (Min.)    69
2T.  Pierce Holt (S.F.)      69
...
83T. Keith Ferguson (Rams)   31
83T. Jim Skow (T.B.)         31

Quickness
Rank Player (Team)           QC
1.   Bruce Smith (Buf.)      81
2T.  Gerald Williams (Pit.)  75
2T.  Reggie White (Phi.)     75
2T.  Richard Dent (Chi.)     75
5T.  Jeff Cross (Mia.)       69
5T.  Greg Townsend (Rai.)    69
5T.  Howie Long (Rai.)       69
5T.  Jacob Green (Sea.)      69
5T.  Clyde Simmons (Phi.)    69
5T.  Daniel Stubbs (Dal.)    69
5T.  Trace Armstrong (Chi.)  69
5T.  Jerry Ball (Det.)       69
5T.  Chris Doleman (Min.)    69
5T.  Jim Wilks (N.O.)        69
...
79T. Jeff Wright (Buf.)      19
79T. Harvey Armstrong (Ind.) 19
79T. Shawn Lee (Mia.)        19
79T. Tim Goad (N.E.)         19
79T. Tim Krumrie (Cin.)      19
79T. Chris Pike (Cle.)       19

Facts Worth Noting

Bruce Smith is so dominant that he leads defensive linemen in four 
separate categories.  He isn't even tied in these four categories.  The 
two he doesn't lead are the two least important, since pass 
interceptions are rarely a factor on the line, and rushing power has 
little discernable effect.

Bob Nelson, the Green Bay nosetackle, is one of those Tecmo legends.  
He's somebody that virtually nobody has heard of but excels on TSB.  
His stats are a little strange as well.  While most linemen's stats are 
greatest at HP or QC, Nelson's are greatest at RP.  No other lineman 
has his greatest value at RP.

                              Linebacker
Total Points
!-Pro Bowler
Rank  Player                 Team  Points
1.    Lawrence Taylor        Gia.  356!
2.    Derrick Thomas         K.C.  332!
3.    Mike Singletary        Chi.  319!
4.    Keith Millard          Min.  313
5T.   Dennis Byrd            Jets  307
5T.   Greg Lloyd             Pit.  307
5T.   Pepper Johnson         Gia.  307!
8.    C.[Cornelius]Bennett   Buf.  302!
9T.   Charles Haley          S.F.  301!
9T.   Kevin Greene           Rams  301
11T.  Ray Childress          Hou.  295
11T.  Leslie O.Neal [O'Neal] S.D.  295
11T.  Jerome Brown           Phi.  295
14T.  Seth Joyner            Phi.  294
14T.  M.[Mike]Merriweather   Min.  294
16.   David Little           Pit.  282!
17T.  Percy Snow             K.C.  281
17T.  Michael Cofer          Det.  281
19T.  James Francis          Cin.  276
19T.  Mike Johnson           Cle.  276
19T.  Ken Harvey             Phx.  276
19T.  Tim Harris             G.B.  276
23T.  Darryl Talley          Buf.  270
23T.  Simon Fletcher         Den.  270
23T.  Carl Banks             Gia.  270
23T.  Matt Millen            S.F.  270
23T.  Pat Swilling           N.O.  270
28T.  Shane Conlan           Buf.  269
28T.  John Offerdahl         Mia.  269!
28T.  Kyle Clifton           Jets  269
31T.  Karl Mecklenburg       Den.  263
31T.  Dino Hackett           K.C.  263
33.   Scott Davis            Rai.  258
34.   Bill Romanowski        S.F.  257
35T.  Eugene Lockheart       Dal.  256
35T.  Jimmie Jones           Dal.  256
37.   Gary Reasons           Gia.  252
38.   Chris Spielman         Det.  250
39.   Gary Plummer           S.D.  239
40T.  Andre Tippett          N.E.  238
40T.  Michael Brooks         Den.  238
40T.  Vaughan Johnson        N.O.  238
43.   Dan Hampton            Chi.  232
44T.  David Griggs           Mia.  226
44T.  Hardy Nickerson        Pit.  226
44T.  Brian Hinkle           Pit.  226
44T.  Rufus Porter           Sea.  226
48.   Wilber Marshall        Was.  225
49.   Tony Blaylock          Cle.  221
50T.  Chris Martin           K.C.  220
50T.  Ken Norton             Dal.  220
52.   Ray Bentley            Buf.  219
53T.  Andre Collins          Was.  214
53T.  Jessie Tuggle          Atl.  214
55T.  Hugh Green             Mia.  213
55T.  Henry Rolling          S.D.  213
55T.  Cortez Kennedy         Sea.  213
55T.  Byron Evans            Phi.  213
55T.  Jim Morrissey          Chi.  213
55T.  Ron Rivera             Chi.  213
61T.  Duane Bickett          Ind.  207
61T.  Cliff Odom             Mia.  207
61T.  Tracy Rocker           Was.  207
61T.  Broderick Thomas       T.B.  207
61T.  Sam Mills              N.O.  207
61T.  Rickey Jackson         N.O.  207
67.   Jeff Herrod            Ind.  206
68T.  Clay Matthews          Cle.  202
68T.  Al Smith               Hou.  202
70T.  Leon White             Cin.  201
70T.  David Grayson          Cle.  201
70T.  Riki Ellison           Rai.  201
70T.  Jerry Robinson         Rai.  201
70T.  Jessie Small           Phi.  201
70T.  Keith DeLong           S.F.  201
76T.  Garth Jax              Phx.  200
76T.  Anthony Bell           Phx.  200
78T.  Junior Seau            S.D.  195
78T.  Jack Del Rio           Dal.  195
80T.  Chip Banks             Ind.  194
80T.  Carl Zander            Cin.  194
80T.  Johnny Meads           Hou.  194
83T.  Aaron Wallace          Rai.  189
83T.  David Wyman            Sea.  189
85.   Greg Manusky           Was.  188
86T.  Scott Stephen          G.B.  187
86T.  Winston Davis          T.B.  187
88T.  Ed Reynolds            N.E.  182
88T.  Chris Singleton        N.E.  182
88T.  Kevin Walker           Cin.  182
88T.  John Grimsley          Hou.  182
88T.  Marc Munford           Den.  182
88T.  Eric Hill              Phx.  182
88T.  Mike Wilcher           Rams  182
88T.  Darion Conner          Atl.  182
88T.  John Rade              Atl.  182
88T.  Michael Reed           Atl.  182
98T.  Joe Kelly              Jets  181
98T.  Joe Mott               Jets  181
100T. Terry Wooden           Sea.  176
100T. Fred Strickland        Rams  176
102.  Richard Harvey         N.E.  175
103T. Fredd Young            Ind.  174
103T. Johnny Holland         G.B.  174
105T. Kevin Murphy           T.B.  169
105T. Frank Stams            Rams  169
107T. Brian Noble            G.B.  168
107T. Scott Studwell         Min.  168
107T. Ray Berry              Min.  168
110T. Dennis Gibson          Det.  162
110T. Eugene Marve           T.B.  162
112.  George Jamison         Det.  156

Maximum Speed
Rank  Player (Team)          Points
1.    Lawrence Taylor (Gia.) 69
2T.   C.Bennett (Buf.)       63
2T.   Derrick Thomas (K.C.)  63
4T.   John Offerdahl (Mia.)  56
4T.   Dennis Byrd (Jets)     56
4T.   Ray Childress (Hou.)   56
4T.   Greg Lloyd (Pit.)      56
4T.   David Little (Pit.)    56
4T.   Simon Fletcher (Den.)  56
4T.   Percy Snow (K.C.)      56
4T.   Leslie O.Neal (S.D.)   56
4T.   Pepper Johnson (Gia.)  56
4T.   Jerome Brown (Phi.)    56
4T.   Ken Harvey (Phx.)      56
4T.   Mike Singletary (Chi.) 56
4T.   Michael Cofer (Det.)   56
4T.   Tim Harris (G.B.)      56
4T.   Keith Millard (Min.)   56
4T.   Charles Haley (S.F.)   56
4T.   Kevin Greene (Rams)    56
...
84T.  19 tied                31

Hitting Power
Rank  Player (Team)          HP
1T.   Lawrence Taylor (Gia.) 75
1T.   Mike Singletary (Chi.) 75
3T.   Dennis Byrd (Jets)     69
3T.   James Francis (Cin.)   69
3T.   Mike Johnson (Cle.)    69
3T.   Derrick Thomas (K.C.)  69
3T.   Gary Plummer (S.D.)    69
3T.   Pepper Johnson (Gia.)  69
3T.   Jerome Brown (Phi.)    69
3T.   Keith Millard (Min.)   69
3T.   Kevin Greene (Rams)    69
...
112.  George Jamison (Dal.)  25

Quickness
1T.   Derrick Thomas (K.C.)  81
1T.   Lawrence Taylor (Gia.) 81
1T.   Mike Singletary (Chi.) 75
1T.   Keith Millard (Min.)   75
5T.   Seth Joyner (Phi.)     75
5T.   Charles Haley (S.F.)   75
...
92T.  Aaron Wallace (Rai.)   25
92T.  Riki Ellison (Rai.)    25
92T.  Jerry Robinson (Rai.)  25
92T.  Terry Wooden (Sea.)    25
92T.  Dennis Gibson (Det.)   25
92T.  George Jamison (Det.)  25
92T.  Johnny Holland (G.B.)  25
92T.  Kevin Murphy (T.B.)    25
92T.  Eugene Marve (T.B.)    25
92T.  Fred Strickland (Rams) 25
92T.  Frank Stams (Rams)     25

Facts Worth Noting

If you see a linebacker on Tecmo who you thought was a defensive 
lineman, you're probably right.  Every team has a 3-4 (3 linemen, 4 
linebackers) defensive formation on TSB, but in real life, many pro 
teams start four linemen and and only three linebackers.  In order to 
make every team have four linebackers on Tecmo, many teams had a 
linemen moved to linebacker.  One big benefactor of this move is the 
Philadelphia Eagles.  All you Jerome Brown fans can thank Tecmo for 
moving him from defensive tackle to TILB.  To make things even 
stranger, Cleveland even has a corner, Tony Blaylock, at LB.  A few 
others that I know of are Dennis Byrd (Jets), Ray Childress (Oilers), 
Scott Davis (Raiders), Leslie O.Neal (Chargers), Cortez Kennedy 
(Seahawks), Tracy Rocker (Redskins), Jimmie Jones (Cowboys), Keith 
Millard (Vikings), and Kevin Greene (Rams).

Even though you probably think of the NFC central as the black and blue 
division with strong defenses year after year, eight of the worst nine 
LBs hail from that division.  However, the NFC central also has the 
third and fourth best as well.

                            Defensive Backs
Total Points
!-Pro Bowler
Rank  Player                Team Pos Points
1.    David Fulcher         Cin. S   388!
2.    Rod Woodson           Pit. CB  382!
3T.   Wayne Haddix          T.B. CB  363
3T.   Ronnie Lott           S.F. S   363!
5T.   Richard Johnson       Hou. CB  345
5T.   Gill Byrd             S.D. CB  345
5T.   Joey Browner          Min. S   345!
8T.   Erik McMillan         Jets S   338
8T.   Mark Carrier          Chi. S   338
10.   Deion Sanders         Atl. CB  337
11T.  Eddie Anderson        Rai. S   333
11T.  Dave Waymer           S.F. S   333
13.   Carl Lee              Min. CB  326!
14.   Tim McDonald          Phx. S   319
15.   Lemuel Stinson        Chi. CB  313
16T.  Ronnie Lippett        N.E. CB  307
16T.  Issiac Holt           Dal. CB  307
18T.  Louis Oliver          Mia. S   306
18T.  Jarvis Williams       Mia. S   306
18T.  Dwayne Woodruff       Pit. CB  306
18T.  William White         Det. S   306
22T.  Carnell Lake          Pit. S   301
22T.  Eric Allen            Phi. CB  301
24T.  Dennis Smith          Den. S   295
24T.  Mark Collins          Gia. CB  295
24T.  Manny Hendrix         Dal. CB  295
27T.  Albert Lewis          K.C. CB  294!
27T.  Darrell Green         Was. CB  294!
29T.  Martin Mayhew         Was. CB  289
29T.  Donnell Woolford      Chi. CB  289
31.   Lonnie Young          Phx. S   288
32.   Greg Jackson          Gia. S   287
33T.  Barney Bussey         Cin. S   282
33T.  Steve Atwater         Den. S   282!
35.   Everson Walls         Gia. CB  276
36.   Myron Guyton          Gia. S   275
37T.  Nate Odomes           Buf. CB  270
37T.  L.Washington          Rai. CB  270
37T.  Terry McDaniel        Rai. CB  270
37T.  Sam Seale             S.D. CB  270
37T.  Ben Smith             Phi. CB  270
42T.  Ray Crockett          Det. CB  269
42T.  Mark Robinson         T.B. S   269
42T.  Robert Massey         N.O. CB  269
45T.  Tim McKyer            Mia. CB  263
45T.  Frank Minnefield      Cle. CB  263
45T.  Terry Kinard          Hou. S   263
45T.  Kevin Ross            K.C. CB  263
49T.  Leonard Smith         Buf. S   257
49T.  Thomas Everett        Pit. S   257
49T.  Ray Horton            Dal. S   257
49T.  James Washington      Dal. S   257
49T.  Don Griffin           S.F. S   257
49T.  Brett Maxie           N.O. S   257
55.   Nesby Glasgow         Sea. S   256
56T.  Maurice Hurst         N.E. CB  251
56T.  Vencie Glenn          S.D. S   251
56T.  Reggie Rutland        Min. CB  251
59T.  Dwayne Harper         Sea. CB  250
59T.  Mike Harden           Rai. S   250
59T.  Harry Hamilton        T.B. S   250
59T.  Vince Newsome         Rams S   250
63T.  Mark Kelso            Buf. S   245
63T.  D.[Darrell]Fullington Min. S   245
65T.  J.B.Brown             Mia. CB  244
65T.  Fred Marion           N.E. S   244
65T.  Martin Bayless        S.D. S   244
65T.  Shaun Gayle           Chi. S   244
69T.  Kirby Jackson         Buf. CB  238
69T.  Bubba McDowell        Hou. S   238
69T.  Deron Cherry          K.C. S   238
72T.  Cris Dishman          Hou. CB  237
72T.  Bobby Humphery        Rams CB  237
74T.  Mark Murphy           G.B. S   232
74T.  Gene Atkins           N.O. S   232
76T.  Mike Prior            Ind. S   226
76T.  Brian Washington      Jets S   226
76T.  Felix Wright          Cle. S   226
76T.  Bennie Blades         Det. S   226
76T.  Jerry Holmes          G.B. CB  226
76T.  Darryl Pollard        S.F. CB  226
82T.  Tyrone Braxton        Den. CB  225
82T.  Todd Bowles           Was. S   225
84T.  Keith Taylor          Ind. S   220
84T.  Eugene Robinson       Sea. S   220
86T.  Kevin Porter          K.C. S   214
86T.  Patrick Hunter        Sea. CB  214
86T.  Toi Cook              N.O. CB  214
89T.  Cedric Mack           Phx. CB  213
89T.  Ricky Reynolds        T.B. CB  213
91.   Wes Hopkins           Phi. S   212
92T.  James Hasty           Jets CB  207
92T.  Chuck Cecil           G.B. S   207
94T.  Alvin Walton          Was. S   206
94T.  Anthony Newman        Rams S   206
96.   Rod McSwain           N.E. S   205
97.   Jerry Gray            Rams CB  201
98T.  Tony Stargell         Jets CB  200
98T.  Thane Gash            Cle. S   200
98T.  Scott Case            Atl. S   200
101T. Eugene Daniel         Ind. CB  194
101T. Chris Goode           Ind. CB  194
101T. Frank Minnefield      Cle. CB  194
101T. Jay Taylor            Phx. CB  194
101T. Leroy Irvin           Det. CB  194
101T. Mark Lee              G.B. CB  194
101T. Brian Jordan          Atl. S   194
108.  Charles Dimry         Atl. CB  193
109.  Wymon Henderson       Den. CB  182
110.  Lewis Billups         Cin. CB  181
111.  Carl Carter           Cin. CB  175
112.  Andre Waters          Phi. S   150

Maximum Speed
Rank  Player (Pos.,Team)        MS
1T.   Rod Woodson (CB,Pit.)     75
1T.   Darrell Green (CB,Was.)   75
1T.   Wayne Haddix (CB,T.B.)    75
1T.   Deion Sanders (CB,Atl.)   75
5T.   David Fulcher (S,Cin.)    69
5T.   Ronnie Lott (S,S.F.)      69
...
110T. Wymon Anderson (CB,Den.)  19
110T. Wes Hopkins (S,Phi.)      19
110T. Andre Waters (S,Phi.)     19

Pass Interceptions
Rank  Player (Pos.,Team)        PI
1.    Mark Carrier (S,Chi.)     81
2T.   Richard Johnson (CB,Hou.) 75
2T.   Wayne Haddix (CB,T.B.)    75
4T.   Gill Byrd (CB,S.D.)       69
4T.   Martin Mayhew (CB,Was.)   69
4T.   Lemuel Stinson (CB,Chi.)  69
4T.   David Fulcher (S,Cin.)    69
4T.   Joey Browner (S,Cin.)     69
4T.   Dave Waymer (S,S.F.)      69
...
111T. Nesby Glasgow (S,Sea.)    25
111T. Andre Waters (S,Phi.)     25

Facts Worth Noting

Pheonix safety Lonnie Young has an astounding 69 running speed.  Every 
other defensive back has between 25 and 44 running speed.

Safeties tend to have better hitting power than corners.

Nine of the twelve worst defensive backs are corners.

The safeties in Tecmo are divided into two categories.  The top 
safeties are free safeties, the bottom are strong safeties.  In real
football, the strong safeties cover people like tight ends or third 
wide receivers on man coverages.  Free safeties will help with 
receivers that go deep.  I can't tell any difference on Tecmo, either 
in coverage or any other behavior.

The best five safeties in the league are free safeties.


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                                Schedule
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Simply, this is where the schedule for all 17 weeks is listed.  If you 
are looking for team-by-team schedules, they are in the scouting 
reports section.

The games in each week will not necessarily follow this order.  The 
game rearranges the schedule each week when that week arrives.  The 
rearranging seems to follow no discernible order.  These games are 
listed in the default order, which is in order by the first team.

Week 1
Buf. vs. Mia.  |  Cle. vs. Dal.  |  Sea. vs. N.O.  |  Phi. vs. G.B. 
Ind. vs. N.E.  |  Hou. vs. Rai.  |  Was. vs. Det.  |  Chi. vs. Min.
Jets vs. T.B.  |  Pit. vs. S.D.  |  Gia. vs. S.F.  |  Phx. vs. Rams
Cin. vs. Den.  |  K.C. vs. Atl.  |

Week 2
Buf. vs. Pit.  |  Cin. vs. Hou.  |  Was. vs. Dal.  |  Chi. vs. T.B. 
Ind. vs. Mia.  |  Den. vs. Rai.  |  Gia. vs. Rams  |  Det. vs. G.B.
N.E. vs. Cle.  |  K.C. vs. N.O.  |  Phi. vs. Phx.  |  Min. vs. Atl.
Jets vs. Sea.  |  S.D. vs. S.F.  |

Week 3
Buf. vs. Jets  |  Cin. vs. Cle.  |  Was. vs. Phx.  |  G.B. vs. T.B. 
Ind. vs. Rai.  |  Hou. vs. K.C.  |  Gia. vs. Chi.  |  Min. vs. S.F.
N.E. vs. Pit.  |  Den. vs. Sea.  |  Phi. vs. Dal.  |  Rams vs. N.O.
Mia. vs. Den.  |  S.D. vs. Atl.  |

Week 4
Buf. vs. T.B.  |  Jets vs. Chi.  |  Den. vs. S.D.  |  Min. vs. N.O. 
Ind. vs. Det.  |  Cin. vs. Was.  |  K.C. vs. Sea.  |  Rai. vs. Atl.
Mia. vs. G.B.  |  Cle. vs. Gia.  |  Phx. vs. Dal.  |  S.F. vs. Rams
N.E. vs. Hou.  |  Pit. vs. Phi.  |

Week 5
Buf. vs. Chi.  |  Den. vs. Min.  |  Gia. vs. Dal.  |      BYES
Ind. vs. Sea.  |  K.C. vs. S.D.  |  Det. vs. T.B.  |Cin., Cle., Pit.,
Mia. vs. Jets  |  Rai. vs. S.F.  |  G.B. vs. Rams  |Hou.
N.E. vs. Phx.  |  Was. vs. Phi.  |  N.O. vs. Atl.  |

Week 6
Buf. vs. K.C.  |  Cin. vs. Sea.  |  Gia. vs. Phx.  |      BYES
Ind. vs. Pit.  |  Hou. vs. Den.  |  Phi. vs. T.B.  |S.F., Rams, N.O.
Mia. vs. N.E.  |  Rai. vs. S.D.  |  Dal. vs. G.B.  |Atl.
Jets vs. Cle.  |  Was. vs. Chi.  |  Det. vs. Min.  |

Week 7
Buf. vs. Ind.  |  Cle. vs. Was.  |  Phi. vs. N.O.  |      BYES
Mia. vs. Hou.  |  Pit. vs. Gia.  |  Phx. vs. Min.  |N.E., Den., Chi.,
Jets vs. K.C.  |  Rai. vs. Sea.  |  S.F. vs. Atl.  |T.B., Det., G.B.
Cin. vs. Dal.  |  S.D. vs. Rams  |

Week 8
Buf. vs. Cin.  |  Cle. vs. S.D.  |  Phx. vs. Atl.  |      BYES 
Ind. vs. Jets  |  Pit. vs. Sea.  |  Chi. vs. G.B.  |Was., Gia., Phi.,
Mia. vs. Hou.  |  Den. vs. K.C.  |  Det. vs. S.F.  |Dal.
N.E. vs. Min.  |  Rai. vs. Rai.  |  T.B. vs. N.O.  |

Week 9
N.E. vs. Den.  |  S.D. vs. Sea.  |  Dal. vs. Det.  |      BYES
Cin. vs. Hou.  |  Was. vs. Gia.  |  Chi. vs. N.O.  |Buf., Ind., Mia., 
Cle. vs. Pit.  |  Phi. vs. S.F.  |  G.B. vs. T.B.  |Jets
K.C. vs. Rai.  |  Phx. vs. Min.  |  Rams vs. Atl.  |

Week 10
Buf. vs. N.E.  |  Hou. vs. Was.  |  Chi. vs. Det.  |      BYES
Ind. vs. Mia.  |  Pit. vs. Den.  |  Min. vs. T.B.  |K.C., Rai., S.D.,
Jets vs. G.B.  |  Gia. vs. Phi.  |  S.F. vs. Atl.  |Sea.
Cin. vs. Cle.  |  Phx. vs. Dal.  |  Rams vs. N.O.  |

Week 11
Buf. vs. G.B.  |  Cle. vs. Phi.  |  S.D. vs. Sea.  |  Chi. vs. Min. 
Ind. vs. Jets  |  Hou. vs. Dal.  |  Was. vs. Atl.  |  Det. vs. T.B.
Mia. vs. N.E.  |  Den. vs. Rai.  |  Gia. vs. Phx.  |  S.F. vs. N.O.
Cin. vs. Pit.  |  K.C. vs. Rams  |

Week 12
Buf. vs. Mia.  |  Cle. vs. Hou.  |  S.D. vs. N.O.  |  Det. vs. Rams 
Ind. vs. Chi.  |  Pit. vs. Was.  |  Gia. vs. Dal.  |  G.B. vs. Min.
N.E. vs. Jets  |  Den. vs. K.C.  |  Phx. vs. S.F.  |  T.B. vs. Atl.
Cin. vs. Phi.  |  Rai. vs. Sea.  |

Week 13
Buf. vs. N.E.  |  Cin. vs. Rai.  |  Was. vs. Dal.  |  Det. vs. Min. 
Ind. vs. G.B.  |  Cle. vs. K.C.  |  Gia. vs. T.B.  |  S.F. vs. Rams
Mia. vs. Chi.  |  Hou. vs. Pit.  |  Phi. vs. Phx.  |  N.O. vs. Atl.
Jets vs. S.D.  |  Den. vs. Sea.  |

Week 14
Buf. vs. Jets  |  Cin. vs. Gia.  |  Rai. vs. S.D.  |  S.F. vs. N.O. 
Ind. vs. Cle.  |  Pit. vs. Det.  |  Was. vs. Rams  |      BYES
Mia. vs. T.B.  |  Hou. vs. Phi.  |  Chi. vs. Det.  |Min., Phx.
N.E. vs. Den.  |  K.C. vs. Sea.  |  G.B. vs. Atl.  |

Week 15
Buf. vs. Rai.  |  Cle. vs. Den.  |  Was. vs. Phx.  |  Chi. vs. G.B. 
Ind. vs. N.E.  |  Hou. vs. Pit.  |  Gia. vs. Phi.  |  Min. vs. T.B.
Mia. vs. Cin.  |  K.C. vs. S.D.  |  Dal. vs. N.O.  |  Rams vs. Atl.
Jets vs. Det.  |  Sea. vs. S.F.  |

Week 16
Buf. vs. Ind.  |  Cle. vs. Hou.  |  Sea. vs. Atl.  |  Chi. vs. T.B. 
Mia. vs. S.D.  |  Den. vs. Phx.  |  Was. vs. Gia.  |  Det. vs. G.B.
N.E. vs. Jets  |  K.C. vs. S.F.  |  Phi. vs. Dal.  |  Min. vs. Rams
Cin. vs. Pit.  |  Rai. vs. N.O.  |

Week 17
Buf. vs. Det.  |  Cle. vs. Pit.  |  Sea. vs. Rams  |  Dal. vs. Atl. 
Ind. vs. T.B.  |  Hou. vs. Gia.  |  Was. vs. Phi.  |  Chi. vs. S.F.
Mia. vs. Jets  |  Den. vs. S.D.  |  Phx. vs. N.O.  |  Min. vs. G.B.
N.E. vs. Cin.  |  K.C. vs. Rai.  |

CAUTION!
Extremely long, boring, and confusing explanation ahead!  If you are 
bored easily or care nothing about why some schedules are designed the 
way they are, skip to the next section and save yourself a few minutes.

There are a few oddities which exist in the schedule because of the 
divisions.  Since four divisions have five teams and the two other 
divisions have only four teams, the schedule can get very convoluted.  

First of all, every team plays every other team in its division twice.  
Every team has a sixteen game schedule with one bye week in the middle 
of the season.  Every team plays games against four teams in a single 
division from the other conference.  If the other division has five 
teams, the team plays the four teams that have the regular schedule 
(see below).

Most of the teams in the divisions with five teams have the basic 
schedule.  The exceptions are New England, Denver, Pheonix, and 
Minnesota.  The basic teams (I'll call them Type I teams) play every 
team in their division twice, which accounts for eight games.  They 
also play two teams from each other division in their conference, which 
accounts for four more games.  The last four games are played against 
four teams in a single division from the other conference.

The teams in the divisions with four teams (Type II teams) have six 
divisional games and three games against the other two divisions in 
their conference.  They also play four teams against four teams in a 
single division in the other conference.

The odd teams out, the Type III teams, play the other four teams in 
their respective divisions twice.  In addition, they play the other 
Type III team in their confence twice.  They play the remaining two 
Type III teams once each.  The last four games are played against the 
division in their conference with only four teams.


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                            Scouting Reports
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In this section I will go over each of the 28 teams in Tecmo in order 
of how they appear on the team data screen, plus the two Pro Bowl 
teams.  Rankings, rosters, schedules, and analyses are included for 
each team.

Each player is also covered, followed by their percentile at their 
position in the league.  The percentile is computed by taking a the 
number of players at that position minus the player's rank at their 
position, then taking that number and dividing it by the total number 
of players at that position.  Then multiply this by 100 to get a 
percentile.  For example, let's take Dan Marino, who is ranked fifth 
at quarterback.  Take the number of people at quarterback (56) and 
subtract Dan's rank (5) from it.  This gives us 51.  Divide this by 
the number of quarterbacks (51/56=.91).  Multiply this by 100 and- 
Voila!- you have a players percentile.

I also figured out the strength of each team's offense and defense 
using these percentiles.  I ranked each team separately for a MAN 
controller and a COM controller.  The computer controlls teams so much 
differently than a player does that I thought this was warranted.  For 
each team's COM rating, I took all the starters besides offensive 
linemen and added their percentiles together.  Then, I added five times 
the average of the offensive linemen and backups.  I then added the 
average of the kicker and punter to find the final overall value.  I 
did this because it gives the offense and defense equal value.

The man value for offense can be found by taking the highest percentile 
among a team's running backs and adding it to the better QB and the 
best reciever (WR or TE).  The defensive man rating is figured the same 
way, except with the best lineman, linebacker, and defensive back.

Strength of schedule is found by ranking the schedule based on the sum 
of the subjective rankings of a team's opponents.  The rankings are 1 
to 28 where 28 is the easiest and 1 is the hardest.


                              Buffalo Bills
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall    3     -
      Offense    3     -
      Defense    5     -
   Man
      Overall    2    541
      Offense    1    282
      Defense    7    259
   Computer
      Overall   13   1324
      Offense   14    627
      Defense   11    660

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
QB Bills [Jim Kelly]   0  QB  25 69 13 13 56 81 81 81  419   96!
Frank Reich           11  QB  25 69 13 13 31 44 25 50  270   23
Thurman Thomas        34  RB  38 69 63 25 75 50        320   96!
Jamie Mueller         41  RB  44 69 25 88 50 25        301   15
Kenneth Davis         23  RB  38 69 25 19 50 25        232    2
Don Smith             30  RB  38 69 25 19 50 25        232    2
James Lofton          80  WR  25 69 38 13 50 56        251   62
Andre Reed            83  WR  25 69 56 13 56 69        288   90!
Don Beebe             82  WR  25 69 44 13 50 44        245   59
Al Edwards            85  WR  25 69 19 13 50 44        220    8
Keith McKeller        84  TE  25 69 38 50 50 50        282   76
Pete Metzelaars       88  TE  25 69 19 50 50 31        238   26
Kent Hull             67   C  25 69 38 69              201   92!
Jim Ritcher           51   G  25 69 44 50              182   71
John Davis            65   G  25 69 25 63              182   71
Will Wolford          69   T  25 69 25 50              169   30
Howard Ballard        75   T  25 69 19 63              176   58
Scott Norwood         11   K  56 81 81 31 44 44        337   39
Rick Tuten            10   P  25 56 44 31 19 63        238   36
Bruce Smith           78  DE  44 56 69 75 25 81        350   99!
Jeff Wright           91  NT  25 31 31 50 19 19        175   51
Leon Seals            96  DE  25 31 38 44 31 50        219    4
Darryl Talley         56  LB  31 44 50 38 44 63        270   79
Ray Bentley           50  LB  25 31 38 38 31 56        219   54
Shane Conlan          58  LB  31 44 50 56 19 69        269   75
C.[Cornelius]Bennett  97  LB  38 50 63 63 19 69        302   93!
Nate Odomes           37  CB  38 44 56 38 38 56        270   67
Kirby Jackson         47  CB  25 31 44 38 50 50        238   38
Mark Kelso            38  FS  31 38 50 38 44 44        245   44
Leonard Smith         46  SS  31 38 50 44 44 50        257   56

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Mia.   7. Ind.  13. N.E.
 2. Pit.   8. Cin.  14. Jets
 3. Jets   9. BYE   15. Rai.
 4. T.B.  10. N.E.  16. Ind.
 5. Chi.  11. G.B.  17. Det.
 6. K.C.  12. Mia.
Strength-25

The Bills are the most balanced team on the game.  They've got 
excellent players at every position.  Buffalo has five Pro Bowlers, the 
most of any team.  The weak schedule is the icing on the cake.  All in 
all, the Bills are the most powerful team in the AFC.

On offense, this team is such a chameleon that you could put in almost 
any system and it would work.  Thomas is one of the best running backs 
in the league, and it helps that he has an incredible line to run 
behind, not to mention FB Mueller.  QB Bills has an excellent recieving 
corps.  Even Thomas can catch out of the backfield if needed.  The 
spots to watch are depth, especially at RB.  If Thomas goes down, 
you'll be forced to run a smash-mouth running game with Mueller, who is 
tied for the slowest back on the game.  Also Reich is not a very good 
backup, so protect QB Bills by running out of bounds if you must.  If 
one of these two offensive cogs goes down, compensate with the other.  
If both go down, you're in trouble.

On defense, this team has a couple stars, backed up by a solid unit.  
Bruce Smith is head and shoulders above any competition at the 
defensive line, and he can take over a game single-handedly if he 
becomes posessed.  Buffalo has an excellent linebacking core, including 
OLB C.Bennett, who is the quicker picker upper for any mess Smith can't 
handle.  The secondary is the only question mark, because it has no 
stars.  To call it a weakness is insulting, because they have a decent 
unit.  The only time it should come into play is if you must cover the 
pass, but that shouldn't be a problem if you pick a pass.


                          Indianapolis Colts
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   27    -
      Offense   26    -
      Defense   28    -
   Man
      Overall   28   316
      Offense   26   180
      Defense   28   136
   Computer
      Overall   28   824
      Offense   27   501
      Defense   28   273

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Jeff George           11  QB  25 69  6 13 50 31 38 25  257    4
Jack Trudeau          10  QB  25 69 13 13 31 38 31 50  270   23
Ivy Joe Hunter        45  RB  38 69 31 50 50 25        263   34
Albert Bentley        20  RB  38 69 44 31 50 63        295   79
Anthony Johnson       23  RB  38 69 31 25 50 25        238   21
Ken Clark             32  RB  38 69 38 25 50 25        245   46
Bill Brooks           80  WR  38 69 38 13 50 69        277   78
Jessie Hester         84  WR  44 69 38 13 50 63        277   73
Clarence Verdin       83  WR  38 69 38 13 50 44        252   55
Stanley Morgan        88  WR  25 69 25 13 50 44        226   25
Pat Beach             81  TE  25 69 25 50 50 38        257   54
Orson Mobley          89  TE  25 69 19 50 50 31        244   36
Ray Donaldson         53   C  25 69 25 50              169   30
Randy Dixon           69   G  25 69 25 50              169   30
Brian Baldinger       62   G  25 69 38 38              170   33
Zefross Moss          73   T  25 69 19 63              176   58
Kevin Call            71   T  25 69 19 56              169   30
Dean Biasucci          4   K  56 81 81 31 38 38        325   21
Rohn Stark             3   P  25 56 44 31 75 56        287   79!
Jon Hand              78  DE  25 31 31 56 19 25        187   13
Harvey Armstrong      79  NT  25 31 25 50 19 19        169    2
Sam Clancy            76  DE  25 31 38 50 19 64        226   58
Duane Bickett         50  LB  25 31 38 50 25 38        207   46
Fredd Young           56  LB  25 31 31 31 25 31        174    8
Jeff Herrod           54  LB  25 31 31 44 25 50        206   40
Chip Banks            51  LB  25 31 31 44 25 38        194   29
Eugene Daniel         38  CB  25 31 38 38 31 31        194   10
Chris Goode           37  CB  25 31 38 38 31 31        194   10
Mike Prior            39  FS  25 31 38 44 44 44        226   32
Keith Taylor          27  SS  25 31 44 38 38 44        220   25

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. N.E.   7. Buf.  13. G.B.
 2. Mia.   8. Jets  14. Cle.
 3. Rai.   9. BYE   15. N.E.
 4. Det.  10. Mia.  16. Buf.
 5. Sea.  11. Jets  17. T.B.
 6. Pit.  12. Chi.
Strength-23

The Dolts are one of the worst teams in the game without question.  
With a hideous defense and no strengths on offense, many Tecmoers rank 
these guys below even the lowly Patriots.

The offense rides on the "back" of Bentley (pun intended), and the two 
starting WRs.  These guys are really nothing special, they just are 
better than the rest of this pretty bad offense.  The one strong point 
of this offense is a pretty good playbook.  This default one can get 
pretty tough to stop with a lineman or linebacker.

This defense is absolutely abominable.  To put this in perspective, 
only DE Clancy is above average, and even then only by a hair.  An 
awful secondary makes defending against the pass nearly impossible.  
All you can do with this defense is pray that the other team has mercy, 
because you won't be able to do anything to stop them.  

One of the great mysteries of Tecmo is why the developers chose to 
leave Eric Dickerson out of this game.  He was not retired yet.  The 
best explanation is that Tecmo couldn't use his name.  If this were 
the case, common sense would dictate that they would still use "RB 
Colts" like they did with Jim Kelly, Bernie Kosar, and Randall 
Cunningham.  Dickerson even appears in both Tecmo Bowl for NES and TSB 
I for SNES and Genesis, so why did they leave him out in this version?


                            Miami Dolphins 
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   10     -
      Offense    5     -
      Defense   14     -
   Man
      Overall   13    492
      Offense   12    244
      Defense   12    248
   Computer
      Overall    6   1466
      Offense    6    768
      Defense   12    620

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Dan Marino            13  QB  25 69  6 13 81 69 63 69  395   91
Scott Mitchell        19  QB  25 69 13 13 44 44 25 50  283   54
Sammie Smith          33  RB  44 69 38 63 50 25        289   67
Tony Paige            49  RB  44 69 31 88 50 44        326   40
Marc Logan            20  RB  44 69 38 44 50 25        270   60
Troy Stradford        23  RB  38 69 38 25 50 38        258   58
Mark Clayton          83  WR  31 69 44 13 50 69        276   82
Mark Duper            85  WR  38 69 50 13 50 63        283   86
Fred Banks            86  WR  25 69 19 13 50 44        220    8
Tony Martin           89  WR  25 69 25 13 50 50        232   37
Ferrell Edmunds       80  TE  25 69 38 56 50 50        288   82!
Jim Jensen            11  TE  25 69 31 44 50 69        288   82
Jeff Uhlenhake        63   C  25 69 31 69              194   86
Keith Sims            69   G  25 69 25 69              188   80
Harry Galbreath       62   G  25 69 38 63              195   89
Richmond Webb         78   T  25 69 38 75              207   99
Mark Dennis           74   T  25 69 25 56              175   50
Pete Stoyanovich      10   K  56 81 81 31 69 75        393   93
Reggie Roby            4   P  25 56 44 31 19 63        269   64
Jeff Cross            91  DE  38 50 56 50 19 69        282   89
Shawn Lee             98  NT  25 31 31 56 19 19        181   11
Karl Wilson           77  DE  25 31 38 50 19 50        213   45
Hugh Green            55  LB  25 31 38 44 25 50        213   51
Cliff Odom            93  LB  25 31 38 44 25 44        207   46
John Offerdahl        56  LB  38 50 56 44 31 50        269   75!
David Griggs          92  LB  25 38 44 44 25 50        226   61
J.B.Brown             37  CB  25 31 44 50 44 50        244   44
Tim McKyer            22  CB  31 38 50 44 50 50        263   60
Louis Oliver          25  FS  38 44 56 56 56 56        306   84
Jarvis Williams       26  SS  38 44 56 56 56 56        306   84

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Buf.   7. K.C.  13. Chi.
 2. Ind.   8. Hou.  14. T.B.
 3. Det.   9. BYE   15. Cin.
 4. G.B.  10. Ind.  16. S.D.
 5. Jets  11. N.E.  17. Jets
 6. N.E.  12. Buf.
Strength-24

Miami is one of my least favorite teams, because it doesn't seem to be 
able to form a real feeling in the way it runs.  The defense is a solid 
but unspectacular unit lacking flavor, and the offense seems to want to 
pass but lacks the superb reciever to make a truly great passing 
offense.

The offense of Miami is anchored by the best offensive line in the NFL.  
QB Dan Marino is one of the best QBs in the league, and 81 passing 
speed gives him a tie for the fastest passer in the league.  He does 
well, but he would do much better if he had a better supporting cast.  
The running game is dependent on the strong line and Paige's running 
and blocking.  However, both backs are just a little too slow to be 
anything other than changes of pace and occasional receivers out of the 
backfield.  I've always thought that Miami suffers because of a bad 
playbook for its style.  A run and shoot or shotgun based offense is 
more tailored to Miami's strengths than the current T-formation system 
that runs sweeps and dives.  Try putting backup TE Jensen in as a 
fourth receiver.  He's got great hands and is wasted as a backup to 
pro-bowler Edmunds.

The defense is pretty much a wash, and, like the offense, suffers from 
lack of a star.  Cross and Offerdahl anchor the front seven, which 
gives way to decent corners and two very good safeties.  All-in-all, a 
great team against the pass and tough enough against the run.


                           New England Patriots
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   28     -
      Offense   28     -
      Defense   26     -
   Man
      Overall   27    381
      Offense   28    141
      Defense   28    240
   Computer
      Overall   27    856
      Offense   28    388
      Defense   20    432

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Steve Grogan          14  QB  25 69  6 13 19 25 31 44  232    0
Marc Wilson           15  QB  25 69 13 13 38 44 25 38  265   16
Marvin Allen          39  RB  44 69 25 38 50 25        251    6
John Stephens         44  RB  44 69 31 50 50 31        275   35
George Adams          33  RB  38 69 31 31 50 25        244   26
Mosi Tatupu           30  RB  38 69 31 31 50 25        244   26
Irving Fryar          80  WR  31 69 31 13 50 63        257   68
Hart Lee Dykes        88  WR  31 69 31 13 50 50        244   53
Greg McMurty 
  [sic-McMurtry]      19  WR  25 69 19 13 50 50        226   25
Sammy Martin          82  WR  25 69 25 13 50 44        226   25
Marv Cook             46  TE  25 69 44 56 50 63        307   90
Eric Sievers          85  TE  25 69 25 31 50 50        250   46
Paul Fairchild        66   C  25 69 38 38              170   11
Chris Gambol          74   G  25 69 19 50              163   11
Damian Johnson        68   G  25 69 25 44              163   11
Bruce Armstrong       78   T  25 69 38 69              201   92!
Danny Villa           75   T  25 69 19 50              163   11
Jason Staurovsky       4   K  56 81 81 31 63 44        356   61
Brian Hansen          10   P  25 56 44 31 31 31        218   11
Garin Veris           60  DE  25 31 31 50 19 50        206   33
Tim Goad              72  NT  25 31 25 50 19 19        169    2
Ray Agnew             92  DE  38 50 56 56 31 56        287   90
Andre Tippett         56  LB  25 38 44 56 31 44        238   64
Ed Reynods            95  LB  25 31 38 38 19 31        182   21
Richard Harvey        58  LB  25 31 31 38 19 31        175    9
Chris Singleton       55  LB  25 31 31 38 19 38        182   21
Maurice Hurst         37  CB  31 38 50 44 50 38        251   50
Ronnie Lippett        42  CB  38 44 56 50 63 56        307   86
Fred Marion           31  FS  25 31 44 50 50 44        244   42
Rod McSwain           23  SS  25 31 31 56 31 31        205   14

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Ind.   7. BYE   13. Buf.
 2. Cle.   8. Min.  14. Den.
 3. Pit.   9. Den.  15. Ind.
 4. Hou.  10. Buf.  16. Jets
 5. Phx.  11. Mia.  17. Cin.
 6. Mia.  12. Jets
Strength-9

The Patriots blow.  I can't put it any more clearly.  There's really 
nothing much else to say.

The Patriots are absolutely horrible on offense.  They have, without a 
doubt, the worst offense on the game, and probably even in all of 
recorded Tecmo history.  Steve "Please intercept my horrible passes" 
Grogan should inquire about a job at NASA, because he seems to be able 
to launch footballs into the upper atmosphere.  Marc Wilson is a hair 
better, but still a long way from All-Pro.  The receivers are pretty 
bad, though TE Cook can be a weapon if not covered.  The running game 
isn't going to help, because an awful back running behind a worse line 
adds up to "Let's depend on the passing game," which I've covered 
already.  

The defense is not as bad as the offense, but don't get the impression 
that it's good. DE Ray Agnew and CB Ronnie Lippett are the lone bright 
spots in an otherwise lackluster unit.  Run defense can really be a 
problem, because the Pats' front seven is made up of weaklings after 
Agnew and LB Tippett.


                            New York Jets
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   12     -
      Offense   12     -
      Defense   10     -
   Man
      Overall   16    457
      Offense   21    223
      Defense   16    234
   Computer
      Overall   21   1076
      Offense   19    566
      Defense   21    420

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Ken O.Brien [O'Brien]  7  QB  25 69 13 13 56 50 44 38  308   66
Tony Eason            11  QB  25 69 13 13 44 44 25 31  264    9
Blair Thomas          32  RB  38 69 44 25 50 31        257   75
Freeman McNeil        24  RB  38 69 38 19 50 25        239   42
Brad Baxter           30  RB  44 69 31 31 50 25        250   27
Johnny Hector         34  RB  44 69 44 19 50 25        245   70
Al Toon               88  WR  31 69 44 13 50 69        276   82
Rob Moore             85  WR  31 69 31 13 50 50        244   53
Terance Mathis        81  WR  25 69 19 13 50 44        220    8
Jojo Townsell         83  WR  25 69 19 13 50 44        220    8
Mark Boyer            80  TE  25 69 25 56 50 50        275   72
Doug Wellsandt        86  TE  25 69 19 38 50 31        232   10
Jim Sweeney           53   C  25 69 38 44              176   58
Mike Haight           79   G  25 69 31 44              169   30
Dave Cadigan          66   G  25 69 31 50              175   50
Jeff Criswell         61   T  25 69 25 50              169   30
Brett Miller          72   T  25 69 25 50              169   30
Pat Leahy              5   K  56 81 81 31 75 69        393   93
Joe Prokop             6   P  25 56 44 31 69 75        300   86
Jeff Lageman          56  DE  25 31 31 44 19 31        181   11
Scott Mersereau       94  NT  25 31 31 44 19 31        181   11
Ron Stallworth        96  DE  25 31 38 50 19 50        213   45
Joe Kelly             58  LB  25 31 31 44 19 31        181   13
Dennis Byrd           90  LB  38 50 56 69 25 69        307   96
Kyle Clifton          59  LB  31 44 50 50 50 44        269   75
Joe Mott              51  LB  25 31 31 44 19 31        181   13
James Hasty           40  CB  25 31 38 38 44 31        207   18
Tony Stargell         45  CB  25 31 38 31 44 31        200   13
Erik McMillan         22  FS  38 44 56 56 63 81        338   93
Brian Washington      21  SS  25 31 44 38 50 38        226   32

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. T.B.   7. Hou.  13. S.D.
 2. Sea.   8. Ind.  14. Buf.
 3. Buf.   9. BYE   15. Det.
 4. Chi.  10. G.B.  16. N.E.
 5. Mia.  11. Ind.  17. Mia.
 6. Cle.  12. N.E.
Strength-26

The Jets are a team that I like quite a bit, but they are not one of 
the league's premier teams.  They get by, but mostly because of three 
stars on defense and controlling the ball on offense.  The weak 
schedule is helpful too.

The offense revolves around Blair Thomas, a good-but-not-great running 
back.  Make sure you take the inept fullback McNeil out and replace him 
with Hector.  Together, Thomas and Hector can make for a good one-two 
punch.  If one is in bad condition, use the other.  The passing game is 
not the greatest, but it can unfold if you use it strictly as a change 
of pace.  After lulling the opponent into a run rhythm, spring the 
playaction pass for big yards.  If you are forced to run a regular 
pass, throw it short, because O.Brien's arm is nothing special.

The defense depends on big plays from ILBs Byrd and Clifton and S 
McMillan.  If the offense takes these three out of the picture, it's 
lights out, because the Jets are pathetically weak everywhere else.  In 
fact, only two other players on defense have percentiles above 20.


                            Cincinnati Bengals
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall    8     -
      Offense   13     -
      Defense   13     -
   Man
      Overall   14    473
      Offense    3    272
      Defense   22    201
   Computer
      Overall   17   1157
      Offense    8    715
      Defense   24    387

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Boomer Esiason         7  QB  25 69 19 13 63 56 69 75  389   89
Erik Wilhelm           4  QB  25 69 25 13 44 44 38 38  284   57
James Brooks          21  RB  38 69 56 31 50 38        282   93!
Ickey Woods           30  RB  44 69 31 81 50 31        306   38
Harold Green          28  RB  38 69 38 31 50 25        251   53
S.[Stanford]Jennings  36  RB  38 69 38 25 50 25        245   46
Tim McGee             85  WR  31 69 31 13 50 56        250   57
Eddie Brown           81  WR  31 69 38 13 50 56        257   68
Kendal Smith          82  WR  25 69 25 13 50 44        226   25
Mike Barber           86  WR  25 69 25 13 50 44        226   25
Rodney Holman         82  TE  25 69 38 69 50 56        307   90!
Eric Kattus           84  TE  25 69 25 38 50 31        238   26
Bruce Kozerski        64   C  25 69 31 56              181   62
Bruce Reimers         75   G  25 69 31 63              188   80
Brian Blados          74   G  25 69 25 56              175   50
Anthony Munoz         78   T  25 69 38 75              207   99!
Joe Walter            63   T  25 69 25 50              169   30
Jim Breech             3   K  56 81 81 31 63 31        343   46
Lee Johnson           11   P  25 56 44 31 44 69        269   64
Jason Buck            99  DE  25 31 38 50 19 25        188   19
Tim Krumrie           69  NT  25 31 38 44 19 19        176    5
Skip McClendon        72  DE  25 31 38 44 19 31        188   19
James Francis         50  LB  31 44 50 69 19 63        276   83
Kevin Walker          59  LB  25 31 38 38 19 31        182   21
Carl Zander           91  LB  25 31 38 38 31 31        194   29
Leon White            51  LB  25 31 31 38 31 38        201   38
Carl Carter           45  CB  25 31 25 31 38 25        175    1
Lewis Billups         24  CB  25 31 25 31 44 25        181    2
Barney Bussey         27  FS  31 38 50 50 50 63        282   71
David Fulcher         33  SS  44 56 69 75 69 75        388   99!

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Den.   7. Dal.  13. Rai.
 2. Hou.   8. Buf.  14. Gia.
 3. Cle.   9. Hou.  15. Mia.
 4. Was.  10. Cle.  16. Pit.
 5. BYE   11. Pit.  17. N.E.
 6. Jets  12. Phi.
Strength-2

Cincinnati is a good team that's often forgotten because it stands in 
the looming shadow that the Oilers throw over the AFC Central.  With an 
offense that can take over games, and possibly the best defender on 
TSB, Cincinnati can be a thorn in the side of even an excellent team.  
Of course, it has plenty of chances, because its schedule is the second 
toughest in the league, with two games against division rival Houston, 
as well as a game apiece against the Bills, Giants, and Raiders.

The offense is pretty good.  If this unit was supported by a dominating 
defense, Cincinnati could be one of the best teams in the game.  The 
one weak link is the two wide recievers.  Depth is excellent, 
especially at QB and RB.  Cincinnati's default playbook is not the best 
fit for the Bengals, simply because it doesn't allow Pro Bowl TE Holman 
to get the receptions he deserves.  When putting in a new playbook, 
make sure that Holman goes out on more routes.  Emphasize the tight 
end, and deemphasize the WRs.

The defense's heart and soul is found in David Fulcher, who is simply 
amazing.  Once you get past him, things go sharply downhill.  The 
defensive line is horrendous, and the linebackers, with the exception 
of Francis, aren't much better.  The corners are second and third to 
worst among defensive backs.  The safeties, of course, hold this 
otherwise weak defense together.


                            Cleveland Browns
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   22     -
      Offense   22     -
      Defense   18     -
   Man
      Overall   26    393
      Offense   23    218
      Defense   25    175
   Computer
      Overall   26    910
      Offense   25    517
      Defense   23    389

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
QB Browns [Bernie 
   Kosar]              0  QB  25 69 25 13 44 75 50 44  345   82
Mike Pagel            10  QB  25 69 25 13 38 31 38 38  277   50
Kevin Mack            34  RB  44 69 31 88 50 44        326   40
Eric Metcalf          21  RB  38 69 38 25 50 56        276   63
Leroy Hoard           33  RB  44 69 25 31 50 25        244    4
Brent Fullwood        29  RB  44 69 25 38 50 25        251    6
W.[Webster]Slaughter  84  WR  31 69 38 13 50 63        264   73
Reggie Langhorne      88  WR  25 69 25 13 50 50        232   37
Vernan Joines         80  WR  25 69 19 13 50 44        220    8
Brian Brenner         86  WR  25 69 19 13 50 44        220    8
Ozzie Newsome         82  TE  25 69 31 50 50 38        263   62
John Talley           87  TE  25 69 19 38 50 25        226    4
Mike Baab             61   C  25 69 38 44              176   58
Ralph Tamm            65   G  25 69 31 50              175   50
Gregg Rakoczy         73   G  25 69 25 50              169   30
Paul Farren           74   T  25 69 31 44              169   30
Tony Jones            66   T  25 69 25 50              169   30
Jerry Kauric           2   K  56 81 81 31 38 31        318    7
Bryan Wagner          15   P  25 56 44 31 25 19        200    0
Robert Banks          97  DE  25 31 38 50 19 38        195   24
Chris Pike            75  NT  25 31 38 44 19 19        181   11
Al Baker              60  DE  25 31 38 50 19 38        201   32
Tony Blaylock         24  LB  25 38 44 38 38 38        221   56
David Grayson         56  LB  25 31 38 38 31 38        201   38
Mike Johnson          59  LB  31 44 50 69 19 63        276   83
Clay Matthews         57  LB  25 38 44 38 19 38        202   39
Raymond Clayborn      26  CB  25 31 25 31 38 25        175    1
Frank Minnifield      31  CB  31 38 50 50 44 50        263   60
Thane Gash            30  FS  25 31 38 44 31 31        200   13
Felix Wright          22  SS  25 31 38 38 50 44        226   32

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Dal.   7. Was.  13. K.C.
 2. N.E.   8. S.D.  14. Ind.
 3. Cin.   9. Pit.  15. Den.
 4. Gia.  10. Cin.  16. Hou.
 5. BYE   11. Phi.  17. Pit.
 6. Jets  12. Hou.
Strength-4 (tied)

There really is no way to get around saying this:  Cleveland is a very 
weak team.  With plenty of weaknesses and no big strengths, they are 
the laughingstock of the AFC Central.

The offense depends on the Kosar to Slaughter connection, with the 
running game fueled by switching up Mack and Metcalf, two backs with 
very different styles.  Depth on this unit is awful with the exception 
of solid backup QB Mike Pagel.  Even most of the starters are below the 
average for starters.

The defense isn't a whole lot better.  LB Mike Johnson is the lone 
impact player on this defense, but even he's not very good.  Tony 
Blaylock and Frank Minnifield are the only other solid players on this 
unit.  After these three, the defense is one big weakness.

Tony Blaylock is actually a third corner, though the game lists him as 
an OLB.  This explains the number and somewhat strange stats.  Regular 
starting CB Frank Minnifield had held out for the first four games of 
'90 and ended up playing in only nine games, so the game decided to put 
Blaylock in as well, because he got almost as much playing time as 
Minnifield.


                            Houston Oilers
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall    4     -
      Offense    2     -
      Defense   17     -
   Man
      Overall    3    532
      Offense    8    261
      Defense    4    271
   Computer
      Overall    5   1469
      Offense    1    830
      Defense   14    600

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Warren Moon            1  QB  25 69 19 13 69 75 75 63  408   93!
Cody Carlson          14  QB  25 69 13 13 44 31 38 44  277   50
Lorenzo White         44  RB  38 69 44 38 19 44        252   71
Ernest Givins         81  WR  44 69 56 13 81 75        338   96!
Allen Pinkett         20  RB  38 69 38 25 81 25        276   63
Victor Jones          37  RB  38 69 38 25 81 25        276   63
Haywood Jeffries
   [sic-Jeffires]     84  WR  38 69 50 13 81 75        326   93
Drew Hill             85  WR  44 69 63 13 81 75        345   97!
Doug Lloyd            35  RB  38 69 38 25 81 25        276   63
Tony Jones            82  WR  25 69 19 13 81 50        257   27
Curtis Duncan         80  WR  38 69 50 13 81 63        314   87
Gerald McNeil         89  WR  25 69 44 13 81 44        288   60
Jay Pennison          52   C  25 69 31 50              175   50
Mike Munchak          63   G  25 69 31 63              188   80!
Bruce Matthews        74   G  25 69 44 69              207   99
Don Maggs             78   T  25 69 25 50              169   30
Dean Steinkuhler      70   T  25 69 25 50              169   30
Tony Zendejas          7   K  56 81 81 31 38 31        318    7
Greg Montgomery        9   P  25 56 44 31 69 56        281   71
Sean Jones            96  DE  38 50 56 56 19 56        275   85
Doug Smith            99  NT  25 31 38 50 19 44        207   38
William Fuller        95  DE  25 38 50 56 19 56        244   68
Johnny Meads          91  LB  25 31 38 31 31 38        194   29
Al Smith              54  LB  25 38 44 38 19 38        202   39
John Grimsley         59  LB  25 31 38 31 19 38        182   21
Ray Childress         79  LB  38 50 56 63 19 69        295   90
Richard Johnson       23  CB  38 50 63 44 75 75        345   96
Cris Dishman          28  CB  25 31 44 31 56 50        237   36
Terry Kinard          27  FS  31 38 50 44 56 44        263   60
Bubba McDowell        25  SS  25 31 44 44 50 44        238   38

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Rai.   7. Jets  13. Pit.
 2. Cin.   8. Mia.  14. Phi.
 3. K.C.   9. Cin.  15. Pit.
 4. N.E.  10. Was.  16. Cle.
 5. BYE   11. Dal.  17. Gia.
 6. Den.  12. Cle.
Strength-8

Houston is an excellent team whose strength lies mainly in its 
incredible passing game.  With a solid running game and a decent 
defense to back up the pass, Houston is a playoff regular.

The passing game of Houston is the best in the NFL, and the aerial 
combination of Moon to Hill is beaten only by San Francisco's Montana 
to Rice.  The other three receivers are almost as good as Hill.  The 
above average line is anchored by its pair of stellar guards.  The 
depth is some of the best to be found in the league.  The running game 
is good enough to get by.  One caution:  White has the worst ball 
control in the entire game.  This means a lot of fumbles, but it can be 
compensated for by running out of bounds if faced with a sure tackle.  
Otherwise, you can opt for the superior ball control of any one of the 
backups (they're all the same) at the cost of receptions, maximum 
speed, and hitting power.

The defense's job is to hold its opponents to few enough points that 
the high-octane offense can outscore them.  A solid line makes up for a 
weak linebacking squad, though Childress is quite good.  CB Richard 
Johnson is good enough that offenses have to throw away from him.  All-
in-all, the defense is good enough to contain the opposition, but not 
good enough to dominate it.


                          Pittsburgh Steelers
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   20     -
      Offense   27     -
      Defense    1     -
   Man
      Overall    6    515
      Offense   18    232
      Defense    3    283
   Computer
      Overall    3   1581
      Offense   10    671
      Defense    1    855

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Bubby Brister          6  QB  25 69 13 13 75 25 56 38  314   71
Rick Strom            11  QB  25 69 13 13 44 38 25 38  265   16
Merril Hoge           33  RB  38 69 38 38 81 44        308   69
Warren Williams       42  RB  38 69 38 31 81 44        301   68
Tim Worley            38  RB  38 69 38 31 81 25        282   66
Richard Bell          21  RB  38 69 31 19 81 25        263   34
Louis Lipps           83  WR  31 69 31 19 81 56        281   58
Derek Hill            82  WR  25 69 25 19 81 44        257   27
Chris Calloway        88  WR  25 69 19 19 81 44        251    9
Dwight Stone          20  WR  31 69 31 19 81 44        269   45
Eric Green            86  TE  25 69 31 63 81 44        313   92
Mike Mularkey         84  TE  25 69 25 44 81 44        288   82
Dermontti Dawson      63   C  25 69 38 56              182   71
B.Blankenship         60   G  25 69 38 44              176   58
Terry Long            74   G  25 69 38 44              176   58
John Jackson          65   T  25 69 25 50              169   30
Tunch Ilkin           62   T  25 69 44 69              207   99
Gary Anderson          1   K  56 81 81 31 63 50        362   71
Dan Stryzinski         4   P  25 56 44 31 38 50        244   39
Donald Evans          66  DE  25 38 44 50 19 56        232   63
Gerald Williams       98  NT  38 44 50 56 19 75        282   89
Keith Willis          93  DE  25 38 44 44 19 56        266   81
Greg Lloyd            95  LB  38 50 56 63 31 69        307   96
David Little          50  LB  38 44 56 50 31 63        282   86!
Hardy Nickerson       54  LB  25 38 44 44 19 56        226   61
Brian Hinkle          53  LB  25 38 44 44 19 56        226   61
Rod Woodson           26  CB  44 56 75 69 63 75        382   98!
Dwayne Woodruff       44  CB  38 44 56 56 56 56        306   84
Thomas Everett        27  FS  31 38 50 38 56 44        257   56
Carnell Lake          37  SS  38 44 56 50 50 63        301   80

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. S.D.   7. Gia.  13. Hou.
 2. Buf.   8. Sea.  14. Dal.
 3. N.E.   9. Cle.  15. Hou.
 4. Phi.  10. Den.  16. Cin.
 5. BYE   11. Cin.  17. Cle.
 6. Ind.  12. Was.
Strength-10

Pittsburgh gets by on its Steel Curtain defense and a bruising, ball 
control offense.

The offense is all about long, time-consuming drives.  Every position 
player on the offense has an astounding 81 ball control, which means 
that you can fight for every yard with little concern for the 
possibility of a fumble.  The line is the only other strength on this 
team.  The passing game stinks to high heaven and survives on short 
passes over the middle to TE Eric Green.  Make sure you replace inept 
Derek Hill with the speedier Dwight Stone.  When running with Hoge and 
Williams, make sure you run horizontally and not vertically.  They 
aren't fast enough to get out of most jams and every yard is precious 
in this talent-starved offense.

The defense is without peer.  The only "weakness" that can be found is 
in the bottom linebackers, who have "only" 61 percentiles.  Rod Woodson 
is a dominating corner and LB Greg Lloyd strikes fear into backs 
throughout the league.  Everybody on this defense will cause problems 
for the opposition.  Don't even dream about running on them, because 
they will swarm even the fastest back immediately.  The only way to 
beat them is to take quick, short outlet passes to open TEs and RBs.  
Throwing into coverage is suicidal, because all the defensive backs can 
pick off an errant pass on a bad day and cause a fumble on a good one.

Pittsburgh is one of the best returning teams.  The question "Why?" 
puzzles even the most avid Tecmo expert.  Only one thing is known, and 
that is that Pittsburgh and New Orleans are the two best return team in 
the league, with the Raiders and Bears close behind.   


                            Denver Broncos
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall    9     -
      Offense    9     -
      Defense   12     -
   Man
      Overall   18    447
      Offense    5    268
      Defense   24    179
   Computer
      Overall   16   1175
      Offense   13    636
      Defense   19    467

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
John Elway             7  QB  25 69 25 13 75 31 69 50  357   86
Gary Kubiak            8  QB  25 69 13 13 44 38 31 38  271   39
Bobby Humphrey        26  RB  38 69 63 38 50 38        296   96!
Steve Sewell          30  RB  38 69 25 25 50 50        257    8
Sammy Winder          23  RB  44 69 25 31 50 25        244    4
Melvin Bratton        32  RB  44 69 25 44 50 38        270   12
Vance Johnson         82  WR  38 69 50 13 50 56        276   74
Mark Jackson          80  WR  38 69 44 13 50 69        283   86
Ricky Nattiel         84  WR  25 69 25 13 50 44        226   25
Michael Young         83  WR  25 69 25 13 50 50        232   37
Clarence Kay          88  TE  31 69 31 50 50 44        275   72
Paul Green            87  TE  25 69 19 44 50 31        238   26
Keith Kartz           72   C  25 69 38 44              176   58
Jim Juriga            66   G  25 69 38 44              176   58
Doug Widell           67   G  69 31 44 44              182   71
Darryl Hamilton       69   T  25 69 25 56              175   50
Ken Lanier            76   T  25 69 25 50              169   30
David Treadwell        9   K  56 81 81 31 69 31        349   50
Mike Horan             2   P  25 56 44 31 81 75        312   93
Ron Holmes            91  DE  25 31 38 44 19 31        188   19
Greg Kragen           71  NT  25 31 31 44 19 31        181   11
Warren Powers         91  DE  25 31 38 50 19 31        194   21
Karl Mecklenburg      77  LB  31 44 50 56 19 63        263   72
Michael Brooks        56  LB  25 38 44 56 19 56        238   64
Marc Munford          51  LB  25 31 38 31 19 38        182   21
Simon Fletcher        56  LB  38 50 56 38 19 69        270   79
Wymon Henderson       24  CB  25 31 19 38 38 31        182    3
Tyrone Braxton        34  CB  25 31 44 44 50 31        225   27
Steve Atwater         27  FS  31 38 50 69 31 63        282   71!
Dennis Smith          49  SS  38 44 56 50 44 63        295   79

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Cin.   7. BYE   13. Sea.
 2. Rai.   8. K.C.  14. N.E.
 3. Sea.   9. N.E.  15. Cle.
 4. S.D.  10. Pit.  16. Phx.
 5. Min.  11. Rai.  17. S.D.
 6. Hou.  12. K.C.
Strength-28

Denver is another of my favorite teams, though there's little rational 
reason for this.  They are misused by the computer, which means that 
they are overlooked by many Tecmophiles.

Humphries is a better back than anyone gives him credit for.  One of 
the problems is that he doesn't have a bruising fullback to clear the 
way for him.  The other three running backs are bumbling morons who 
can't outrun Elway, so don't even try to involve any of them in the 
ground game.  WRs Johnson and Jackson (not to be confused with 
corporate medical giant Johnson & Johnson) along with TE Kay are 
capable receivers, though they aren't superstars.

The defense is dependent on its linebackers and safeties to hold up an 
otherwise weak squad.  The line is one of the worst in the league.  
Fletcher is the speedy linebacker who provides the pass rush, while the 
slower but stronger duo of Mecklenburg and Brooks provide the run 
support.  The corners are just plain bad, but the safeties are a crutch 
for them to lean on. 


                          Kansas City Chiefs
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   11     -
      Offense   14     -
      Defense    6     -
   Man
      Overall    7    514
      Offense    9    260
      Defense   11    254
   Computer
      Overall    8   1418
      Offense   11    660
      Defense    9    688

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Steve De Berg         17  QB  25 69  6 13 50 63 56 56  338   80
Mike Elkins           10  QB  25 69 13 13 44 38 31 38  271   39
Christian Okoye       34  RB  63 75 50 94 50 19        351   88
Barry Word            23  RB  50 69 31 75 50 19        294   37
Todd McNair           48  RB  38 69 38 25 50 44        264   59
Bill Jones            43  RB  38 69 25 38 50 38        258    9
Robb Thomas           81  WR  25 69 25 13 50 50        232   37
Stephone Paige        83  WR  38 69 50 13 50 75        295   92
J.J.Birden            88  WR  31 69 38 13 50 44        245   54
Emile Harry           86  WR  25 69 25 13 50 50        232   37
Alfredo Roberts       87  TE  25 69 19 50 50 31        244   36
Jonathan Hayes        85  TE  25 69 19 50 50 31        244   36
Mike Webster          53   C  25 69 38 69              201   92
David Szott           79   G  25 69 38 50              182   71
David Lutz            72   G  25 69 25 56              175   50
John Alt              76   T  25 69 19 80              194   86
Rich Baldinger        77   T  25 69 25 69              188   80
Nick Lowery            8   K  56 81 81 31 81 81        411   96!
Bryan Barker           4   P  25 56 44 31 31 63        250   43
Bill Maas             63  DE  25 38 44 44 19 44        214   46
Dan Saleaumua         97  NT  38 31 25 56 19 56        225   55!
Neil Smith            90  DE  31 44 50 63 19 56        263   80
Derrick Thomas        58  LB  44 56 63 69 19 81        332   98!
Dino Hackett          56  LB  31 44 50 63 19 56        263   72
Percy Snow            59  LB  38 50 56 56 31 50        281   85
Chris Martin          57  LB  25 38 44 50 19 44        220   55
Kevin Ross            31  CB  31 38 50 44 56 44        263   60
Albert Lewis          29  CB  31 38 50 56 50 69        294   76!
Deron Cherry          20  FS  25 31 44 38 50 50        238   38
Kevin Porter          27  SS  25 31 44 38 38 38        214   23

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Atl.   7. Mia.  13. Cle.
 2. N.O.   8. Den.  14. Sea.
 3. Hou.   9. Rai.  15. S.D.
 4. Sea.  10. BYE   16. S.F.
 5. S.D.  11. Rams  17. Rai.
 6. Buf.  12. Den.
Strength-3

Kansas City is a powerful team that can give the powerful Raiders a run 
for their money for the divisional crown.  They have a great defense 
and a running game that pounds the opponent into submission.

Okoye is an astounding back.  For many Tecmoers, he beats out the 
faster Bo Jackson, just because he can make popcorn.  Barry Word also 
can make popcorn, though he doesn't have the combination of speed and 
power that makes Okoye such a force of nature.  Their one weakness is 
in their passing game.  De Berg is good, but he only has one good 
reciever to throw to in Paige.  The short passing game suffers 
especially.  TE Roberts would not be a starter on most other teams, and 
Okoye and Word are tied for two of the worst catching backs in the 
league.  This can be remedied by taking out word for McNair, who can 
catch better and run faster, but then Word's hitting power must be 
sacrificed.  Also, WR Robb Thomas' one increment better receptions is 
not worth his horrible speed.  Put in Birden, who can run much faster.

The defense is better than solid, especially with the playmaking skills 
of OLB Derrick Thomas.  The line is anchored by end Neil Smith, even 
though less talented NT Saleaumua is the Pro Bowler.  LB Thomas is the 
second best linebacker in the game, so the rest of the LBs tend to get 
overshadowed.  In reality, they are the best linbacking squad in the 
conference.  The secondary is dependent on the two above average 
corners to cover for the less-than-stellar safeties.


                        Los Angeles Raiders
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall    5     -
      Offense    6     -
      Defense    8     -
   Man
      Overall    5   519
      Offense    6   262
      Defense    9   257
   Computer
      Overall    4  1502
      Offense    7   758
      Defense    5   699

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Jay Schroeder         13  QB  25 69 13 13 69 31 44 63  327   75
Steve Beuerlein        7  QB  25 69 13 13 44 38 31 38  271   39
Bo Jackson            34  RB  38 69 75 31 81 19        313   99!
Marcus Allen          32  RB  38 69 56 25 50 31        269   89
Steve Smith           35  RB  44 69 25 50 50 31        269   10
Greg Bell             28  RB  44 69 31 38 50 19        251   29
Mervyn Fernandez      86  WR  38 69 50 13 63 63        296   86
Willie Gault          83  WR  44 69 63 13 50 56        295   88
Tim Brown             81  WR  44 69 56 13 50 50        282   75
Sam Graddy            85  WR  44 69 63 13 50 19        258   56
Ethan Horton          88  TE  25 69 44 50 50 44        282   76
Mike Dyal             84  TE  25 69 19 38 50 25        226    4
Don Mosebar           72   C  25 69 31 50              175   50
Steve Wisniewski      76   G  25 69 44 69              207   99!
Max Montoya           65   G  25 69 31 56              181   62
Bruce Wilkerson       68   T  25 69 50 50              194   86
Rory Graves           60   T  25 69 25 50              169   30
Jeff Jaeger           18   K  56 81 81 31 56 56        361   68
Jeff Gossett           6   P  25 56 44 31 31 38        225   21
Greg Townsend         93  DE  38 50 56 63 31 69        307   95!
Bob Golic             79  NT  25 31 31 69 25 56        237   64
Howie Long            75  DE  38 50 56 69 13 69        313   96
Aaron Wallace         51  LB  25 38 44 38 19 25        189   26
Scott Davis           70  LB  25 68 44 63 25 63        258   71
Riki Ellison          50  LB  25 31 38 38 44 25        201   38
Jerry Robinson        57  LB  25 31 38 38 44 25        201   38
L.Washington          48  CB  38 44 56 44 38 50        270   67
Terry McDaniel        36  CB  38 44 56 44 38 50        270   67
Eddie Anderson        33  FS  38 50 63 69 50 63        333   90
Mike Harden           45  SS  25 31 44 50 50 50        250   47

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Hou.   7. Sea.  13. Cin.
 2. Den.   8. Rams  14. S.D.
 3. Ind.   9. K.C.  15. Buf.
 4. Atl.  10. BYE   16. N.O.
 5. S.F.  11. Den.  17. K.C.
 6. S.D.  12. Sea.
Strength-12

The Raiders are the proud owners of the best pair of running backs in 
the league, and also the best defensive line.  Together, these two 
factors make them a team to be feared.

The offense is better all-around than many Tecmo players give it credit 
for.  The running game tends to overshadow the passing game.  Bo 
Jackson is the best back in the league alone, but when combined with 
his running mate Marcus Allen, the Raiders running game is unstoppable.  
Schroeder is an average starting QB who is lucky enough to throw to a 
superb group of WRs.  Fernandez and Gault are two receivers who more 
than get the job done, and backup Tim Brown could start on most teams.  
Graddy has more speed than he knows what to do with, but can't catch at 
all.  Still, put him in at returner and he'll tear up the field.

The line is the cornerstone of the defense.  It seems one of them will 
be possessed nearly every game.  This line is easily the best in the 
game.  Unfortunately, the LBs are the achilles heel in this defense.  
None of them are awful, its just that all but Scott Davis (ironically, 
a DT in real life) are below average.  Most of them are better at 
intercepting passes than at defending the run or rushing the passer.  
The secondary is quite good, with S Anderson as its heart.


                          San Diego Chargers
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   21     -
      Offense   20     -
      Defense   21     -
   Man
      Overall   10    504
      Offense   11    245
      Defense    7    259
   Computer
      Overall   12   1360
      Offense   17    592
      Defense    6    693

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
B.J.[Billy Joe]
   Tolliver           11  QB  25 69 13 13 81 31 31 44  307   64
Mark Vlasic           13  QB  25 69 13 13 44 38 25 38  265   16
Marion Butts          35  RB  38 69 63 38 50 25        283   95
Rod Bernstine         82  RB  44 69 25 44 50 19        251    6
Joe Caravello         46  RB  38 69 25 44 50 25        251    6
Ronnie Harmon         33  RB  38 69 31 25 50 50        263   34
Quinn Early           87  WR  31 69 31 13 50 44        226   28
Anthony Miller        83  WR  38 69 44 13 50 69        283   86!
Nate Lewis            81  WR  25 69 25 13 50 44        226   25
Wayne Walker          80  WR  31 69 31 13 50 44        238   44
Derrick Walker        89  TE  25 69 31 50 50 38        263   62
Arthur Cox            88  TE  25 69 19 63 50 31        257   54
Frank Cornish         63   C  25 69 31 56              181   62
Courtney Hall         53   G  25 69 38 50              182   71
David Richards        65   G  25 69 25 69              188   80
Joel Patten           78   T  25 69 25 63              182   71
B.[Broderick]Thompson 76   T  25 69 25 56              175   50
John Carney            3   K  56 81 81 31 75 50        374   79
John Kidd             10   P  25 56 44 31 69 56        281   71
Burt Grossman         92  DE  31 44 50 50 19 69        257   73
Les Miller            69  NT  25 38 44 56 19 44        226   58
Lee Williams          99  DE  31 44 50 56 19 56        256   71
Leslie O.Neal 
   [O'Neal]           91  LB  31 50 56 63 19 69        295   90
Junior Seau           55  LB  25 31 38 44 19 38        195   30
Gary Plummer          50  LB  25 38 44 69 19 44        239   65
Henry Rolling         57  LB  25 31 38 38 31 50        213   51
Sam Seale             30  CB  38 44 56 38 50 44        270   67
Gill Byrd             22  CB  38 50 63 50 69 75        345   96
Vencie Glenn          25  FS  31 38 50 44 44 44        251   50
Martin Bayless        44  SS  25 31 44 56 44 44        244   42

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Pit.   7. Rams  13. Jets
 2. S.F.   8. Cle.  14. Rai.
 3. Atl.   9. Sea.  15. K.C.
 4. Den.  10. BYE   16. Mia.
 5. K.C.  11. Sea.  17. Den.
 6. Rai.  12. N.O.
Strength-6

The San Diego Chargers are better than they seem.  Unfortunately, they 
are only the fourth best team in their division, so they tend to get 
overlooked.

The offense is a bit warped.  This team has no business with the system 
that they have in.  First of all, Rod Bernstine is listed as a running 
back but lines up as a wide receiver.  He never touches the ball in the 
ground game unless the plays are changed.  On top of that, he really 
can't play either position well.  Do yourself a favor and put Harmon in 
his spot, no matter how you use him.  Backup WR Walker is better than 
Early, so make that substitution at the beginning of the year.  Even 
with these substitutions, this offense should not run a one-back 
system.  Tolliver isn't a good enough quarterback to feature in a pass 
oriented offense.  Excepting Anthony Miller, the receivers are all 
pretty shoddy.  The offense should rely on RB Butts to gain the yards 
needed.  Try a two back system more like the Bills' for better results.  
With a surprisingly good O-line, Butts should be able to run his way to 
daylight.

The defense is better than solid.  The line is able to hold its own, 
and the linebackers have the run stuffing skills of Plummer with the 
pass rushing skills of O.Neal and the coverage skills of Rolling.  CB 
Byrd is the spice in an otherwise vanilla secondary.


                           Seattle Seahawks
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   23     -
      Offense   21     -
      Defense   27     -
   Man
      Overall   24    410
      Offense   24    205
      Defense   21    205
   Computer
      Overall   22   1057
      Offense   23    544
      Defense   18    470

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Dave Kreig            17  QB  25 69 13 13 25 69 69 69  352   84
Kelly Stouffer        11  QB  25 69 13 13 44 38 38 38  278   52
John L.Williams       32  RB  44 69 25 38 50 69        289   13
Derrick Fenner        44  RB  56 69 25 75 50 25        300   13
James Jones           30  RB  38 69 38 31 50 25        251   53
Chris Warren          42  RB  38 69 38 31 50 25        251   53
Brian Blades          89  WR  31 69 31 13 50 50        244   53
Tommy Kane            81  WR  31 69 38 13 50 56        257   68
Paul Skanski          82  WR  25 69 25 13 50 44        226   25
Jeff Chadwick         88  WR  31 69 38 13 50 44        245   54
Ron Heller            85  TE  25 69 19 44 50 31        238   26
Travis McNeal         86  TE  25 69 25 44 50 31        244   36
Grant Feasel          54   C  25 69 31 56              181   62
Edwin Bailey          65   G  25 69 38 44              176   58
Brian [sic-Bryan]
   Millard            71   G  25 69 31 50              175   50
Andy Heck             66   T  25 69 44 50              188   80
Ron Mattes            70   T  25 69 25 56              175   50
Norm Johnson           9   K  56 81 81 31 44 38        331   29
Rick Donelly           3   P  25 56 44 31 44 63        263   57
Tony Woods            57  DE  25 38 44 50 19 56        232   63
Joe Nash              72  NT  25 31 38 44 19 31        188   19
Jacob Green           79  DE  38 50 63 56 19 69        295   93
Rufus Porter          97  LB  25 38 44 44 19 56        226   61
Cortez Kennedy        96  LB  25 31 38 56 19 44        213   51
David Wyman           92  LB  25 31 38 38 19 38        189   26
Terry Wooden          51  LB  25 31 38 38 19 25        176   11
Patrick Hunter        27  CB  25 31 38 38 38 44        214   23
Dwayne Harper         29  CB  31 38 50 31 50 50        250   47
Eugene Robinson       41  FS  25 31 38 38 50 38        220   25
Nesby Glasgow         22  SS  31 38 50 56 25 56        256   51

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. N.O.   7. Rai.  13. Den.
 2. Jets   8. Pit.  14. K.C.
 3. Den.   9. S.D.  15. S.F.
 4. K.C.  10. BYE   16. Atl.
 5. Ind.  11. S.D.  17. Rams
 6. Cin.  12. Rai.
Strength-4 (tied)

Bad offense plus bad defense equals bad team, a theory reinforced by 
the Seattle Seahawks.  A tough schedule and a bad team make for a 
lethal combination that most Tecmoers are wise to stay away from.

The offense coulde be better if it better utilized its players.  
Neither Williams nor Fenner deserve to be a featured running back.  My 
advice is to put either James "Earl" Jones or Chris Warren in as the 
halfback, and keep Fenner as the fullback.  However, don't waste 
Williams' awesome receptions by keeping him out.  Replace TE Heller 
with him.  Williams is only one increment worse in hitting power, and 
he's better in running speed, maximum speed, and receptions.  The 
backfield is still bad, but at least it can get a few more yards.  
Krieg is a good starting quarterback, but he lacks anybody to catch his 
passes.  Even with the addition of Williams, the receiving corps is 
awful.

The defense's only strength is found in Jacob Green.  With him, the 
line is a little better than average.  The linebackers, led by Porter, 
are horrible.  The secondary is pretty awful, with even the best 
defensive back only average in terms of the league.


                         Washington Redskins
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   13     -
      Offense   16     -
      Defense   11     -
   Man
      Overall   17    450
      Offense   16    237
      Defense   19    213
   Computer
      Overall   11   1365
      Offense    4    778
      Defense   15    531

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Mark Rypien           11  QB  25 69 13 13 38 44 44 38  284   57
Stan Humphries        16  QB  25 69 13 13 44 38 31 38  271   39
Earnest Byner         21  RB  38 69 50 25 81 38        301   87!
Ricky Sanders         83  WR  44 69 56 13 81 56        319   80
Gerald Riggs          37  RB  44 69 31 81 81 19        255   30
Kelvin Bryant         24  RB  38 69 44 19 81 38        289   79
Art Monk              81  WR  38 69 44 38 81 63        333   79
Gary Clark            84  WR  38 69 50 13 81 75        326   93!
Brian Mitchell        30  RB  38 69 38 31 81 25        282   66
Joe Howard            80  WR  25 69 25 13 81 44        257   27
Don Warren            85  TE  25 69 19 38 81 31        263   62
Jimmie Johnson        88  TE  25 69 25 38 81 31        269   64
Jeff Bostic           53   C  25 69 38 69              201   92
Russ Grimm            68   G  25 69 38 56              188   80
Raleigh McKenzie      63   G  25 69 38 56              188   80
Jim Lachey            79   T  25 69 31 69              194   86!
Ed Simmons            76   T  25 69 25 63              182   71
Chip Lohmiller         8   K  56 81 81 31 50 81        380   82
Kelly Goodburn         2   P  25 56 44 31 25 50        231   29
Markus Koch           74  DE  25 38 44 44 19 38        208   39
Darryl Grant          77  NT  25 31 38 50 19 44        207   38
Charles Mann          71  DE  31 44 50 56 19 63        263   80
Wilber Marshall       58  LB  25 31 38 50 31 50        225   57
Greg Manusky          91  LB  25 31 38 44 19 31        188   24
Tracy Rocker          99  LB  25 31 38 50 19 44        207   46
Andre Collins         55  LB  25 38 44 38 19 50        214   53
Darrell Green         28  CB  44 56 75 44 44 31        294   76!
Martin Mayhew         35  CB  38 50 63 31 69 38        289   74
Todd Bowles           23  FS  25 31 44 44 50 31        225   27
Alvin Walton          40  SS  25 31 44 31 44 31        206   17

Schedule7
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Det.   7. Cle.  13. Dal.
 2. Dal.   8. BYE   14. Rams
 3. Phx.   9. Gia.  15. Phx.
 4. Cin.  10. Hou.  16. Gia.
 5. Phi.  11. Atl.  17. Phi.
 6. Chi.  12. Pit.
Strength-7

Washington is my least favorite team.  The computer always seems to do 
well with them, but my experiences are disappointments, without 
exception.  There are no superstars to carry the load on this team.

The offense is not that good, but at least the system fits superbly.  
QB Rypien is a horrible passer.  It's a shame that wide receivers the 
caliber of these are wasted on a quarterback like him.  Byner is good, 
and the Redskins could even run a two-back system if they wanted to, 
with Riggs as the fullback or Bryant as another speed back.  If you 
keep a system with a tight end, take Warren out and replace him with 
Johnson.  The line is good and depth is excellent.  Every time I see 
the Redskins' offense, I look at Rypien and think of what could have 
been.

The defense is very weak.  It doesn't have a star to anchor it.  Nobody 
is better than the 80th percentile.  Mann heads an otherwise weak line, 
and the linebackers are average.  You can run fairly well on the 
Redskins.  The defense's strength is found in the cornerbacks.  Green 
is very fast, but can't intercept much.  Mayhew is the more balanced 
corner.  The safeties are pathetic losers who can be wiped up with a 
damp rag.


                           New York Giants
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall    2     -
      Offense    4     -
      Defense    2     -
   Man
      Overall    9    505    
      Offense    3    272
      Defense   17    233
   Computer
      Overall    1   1614
      Offense    5    769
      Defense    3    766

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Phil Simms            11  QB  25 69 13 13 50 63 63 81  377   88
Jeff Hostetler        15  QB  25 69 25 13 38 31 38 19  258    5
Ottis Anderson        24  RB  56 69 50 88 75 31        369   88
David Meggett         30  RB  38 69 56 19 75 50        307   94
Maurice Carthon       44  RB  44 69 25 44 50 25        257    8
Rodney Hampton        27  RB  38 69 31 38 63 38        277   36
Mark Ingram           82  WR  44 69 56 13 63 50        295   75
Stephen Baker         85  WR  44 69 56 13 69 56        307   80
Stacey Robinson       81  WR  25 69 25 13 50 44        226   25
Odessa Turner         83  WR  25 69 25 13 50 44        226   25
Mark Bavaro           89  TE  25 69 31 69 69 44        307   90
Howard Cross          87  TE  25 69 19 56 56 31        256   48
Bart Oates            65   C  25 69 38 50              182   71
William Roberts       66   G  25 69 31 56              181   62
Eric Moore            60   G  25 69 31 63              188   80
John Elliott          76   T  25 69 25 75              194   86
Doug Riesenberg       72   T  25 69 31 50              175   50
Matt Bahr              9   K  56 81 81 31 44 63        356   61
Sean Landeta           5   P  25 56 44 31 81 81        318   96!
Leonard Marshall      70  DE  25 31 38 56 19 56        225   55
Erik Howard           74  NT  25 31 38 50 19 50        213   45
Eric Dorsey           77  DE  25 31 38 50 19 44        207   38
Lawrence Taylor       56  LB  44 56 69 75 31 81        356   99!
Pepper Johnson        52  LB  38 44 56 69 31 69        307   96!
Gary Reasons          55  LB  25 38 44 38 63 44        252   67
Carl Banks            58  LB  38 44 50 63 19 56        270   79
Everson Walls         28  CB  38 44 56 31 63 44        276   69
Mark Collins          25  CB  31 44 56 50 44 63        295   79
Myron Guyton          29  FS  31 38 50 56 44 56        275   68
Greg Jackson          47  SS  31 38 50 56 56 56        287   71

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. S.F.   7. Pit.  13. T.B.
 2. Rams   8. BYE   14. Cin.
 3. Chi.   9. Was.  15. Phi.
 4. Cle.  10. Phi.  16. Was.
 5. Dal.  11. Phx.  17. Hou.
 6. Phx.  12. Dal.
Strength-14

Ah, the Giants.  One of the powerhouses of the league, and some would 
argue the best team around.  They have a good offense, and an excellent 
defense, especially with LB Lawrence Taylor.

The offense is anchored by its two running backs.  Anderson is one of 
an elite class of running backs that are both fast and can make 
popcorn.  Meggett runs a fine counterpoint, as he is a bit speedier and 
can double as a receiver out of the backfield.  The passing game is 
better than adequate, although it would be better with a great wide 
receiver.  Bavaro is a great blocking tight end, and his catching is 
good enough to get by.  The weak link in this offense is the depth at 
quarterback and at running back.  QB Hostetler is awful, and though 
Hampton is a decent back, almost anything will fell like a drop-off 
after Meggett and Anderson.  Backup RB Carthon is just plain bad.

The Giants' defense is good all around.  The line is a bit below 
average, but not much.  The linebackers are incredible.  Hands down, 
they have the best set in the league.  Taylor and Johnson are demons 
that can take over games, and Reasons can pick off almost any pass 
thrown over the middle.  It's really sickening.  Many a time I've been 
playing the Giants and I have seen a wide open tight end in the middle 
of the field.  I throw it and... Reasons jumps about 20 feet in the air 
and intercepts what I thought would be a sure seven yard gain.  The 
secondary has four very solid cover guys, though none of them really 
stand out.


                          Philadelphia Eagles
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall    7     -
      Offense    8     -
      Defense    4     -
   Man
      Overall    8    508
      Offense   15    240
      Defense   
   Computer
      Overall   15   1236
      Offense   22    549
      Defense   10    662

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
QB Eagles [Randall 
   Cunningham]         0  QB  25 69 56 13 63 69 63 63  421   98!
Jim McMahon            9  QB  25 69  6 13 38 38 38 38  265   16
Keith Byars           41  RB  38 69 31 38 50 69        295   38
Heath Sherman         23  RB  38 69 38 38 31 31        245   46
Anthoney Toney        25  RB  38 69 31 38 50 25        251   29
Robert Drummond       36  RB  38 69 38 31 50 25        251   53
Fred Barnett          86  WR  31 69 38 13 50 56        257   68
Calvin Williams       89  WR  31 69 31 13 50 50        244   53
Mike Quick            82  WR  31 69 31 13 50 44        238   44
Kenny Jackson         85  WR  25 69 25 13 50 44        226   25
Keith Jackson         88  TE  25 69 50 63 50 63        320   96!
Harper Le Bel         87  TE  25 69 19 50 50 25        238   26
David Alexander       72   C  25 69 31 38              163   11
Mike Schad            79   G  25 69 19 50              163   11
Ron Solt              66   G  25 69 19 38              151    0
Ron Heller            73   T  25 69 25 50              169   30
R.Singletary          68   T  25 69 25 50              169   30
Roger Ruzek            7   K  56 81 81 31 50 25        324   18
Jeff Feagles           5   P  25 56 44 31 50 31        237   32
Clyde Simmons         96  DE  31 44 50 50 19 69        263   80
Mike Golic            90  NT  25 31 38 50 31 44        219   51
Reggie White          92  DE  38 50 56 69 31 75        319   98!
Jessie Small          52  LB  25 31 38 44 19 44        201   38
Jerome Brown          99  LB  38 50 56 69 19 63        295   90
Byron Evans           56  LB  25 31 38 44 31 44        213   51
Seth Joyner           59  LB  31 44 50 63 31 75        294   88
Eric Allen            21  CB  38 50 44 50 50 69        301   80
Ben Smith             26  CB  38 50 38 31 50 63        270   67
Wes Hopkins           48  FS  25 31 19 50 56 31        212   19
Andre Waters          20  SS  25 31 19 31 25 19        150    0

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. G.B.   7. N.O.  13. Phx.
 2. Phx.   8. BYE   14. Hou.
 3. Dal.   9. S.F.  15. Gia.
 4. Pit.  10. Gia.  16. Dal.
 5. Was.  11. Cle.  17. Was.
 6. T.B.  12. Cin.
Strength-20

Philly is my favorite team, so excuse me if I gush a bit.  QB Eagles 
cannot be stopped, and the front seven of the defense is excellent.  
This makes for an excellent team.

Philadelphia's offense IS QB Eagles, known in real life as Randall 
Cunningham.  He can pass very well, and he can run the ball just as 
well.  The problem is that he's easy to misuse if you use him like a 
regular quarterback.  Don't retreat at all if you can help it.  
Instead, run to the outside near the line of scrimmage.  Don't spend 
all day looking for open receivers.  If you have open field in front of 
you, take off.  Make sure you run out of bounds before getting tackled, 
because backup Jim McMahon is terrible, and an injury limits this 
offense's ability to function until QB Eagles comes back.  This 
offense's playbook can be a lot better.  Instead of the innefectual 
two-back system that is the default, put in a run and shoot system.  
This will spread the field and allow QB Eagles to run better.  Put 
Sherman in as the featured back, and put Byars in as the second running 
back, which will become a wide receiver position.  TE Jackson is the 
man to look for, as he is an excellent receiver.

The front seven is the strength of this defense.  DEs White and Simmons 
are incredible, and they are backed up by linebackers led by Jerome 
Brown and Seth Joyner.  Running on these guys can be suicidal, and 
you'll want to smash your controller after Reggie White gets after your 
passer for the 58th straight time.  However, if you can avoid the rush, 
the secondary is easy to pick apart.  The corners are good, but the 
safeties are awful.  At least Hopkins can  hit and intercept the ball 
once in a while, unlike Waters, who can't do anything.  CB Allen is 
good, but he's more than canceled out by the super-weak Andre Waters.


                          Phoenix Cardinals
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   26     -
      Offense   23     -
      Defense   25     -
   Man
      Overall   21    437
      Offense   25    195
      Defense   13    242
   Computer
      Overall   18   1107
      Offense   23    544
      Defense   16    507

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Timm Rosenbach         3  QB  25 69 19 13 31 44 38 31  270   23
Tom Tupa              19  QB  25 69 13 13 44 38 31 38  271   39
Johnny Johnson        41  RB  38 69 50 38 50 38        283   86!
Roy Green             81  WR  38 69 44 13 50 56        270   70
Ron Wolfley           24  RB  38 69 38 38 50 25        258   58
Vai Sikahema          44  RB  44 69 38 25 50 31        257   54
Ricky Proehl          87  WR  25 69 19 13 50 69        245   59
Ernie Jones           86  WR  31 69 38 13 50 56        257   68
Darrell Thompson      34  RB  38 69 38 38 50 25        258   58
J.T.Smith             84  WR  25 69 25 13 50 50        232   37
Walter Reeves         89  TE  25 69 19 44 50 38        245   40
Tim Jorden            85  TE  25 69 19 38 50 25        226    4
Bill Lewis            51   C  25 69 31 38              163   11
Derek Kennard         70   G  25 69 25 56              175   50
Lance Smith           61   G  25 69 31 38              163   11
Luis Sharpe           67   T  25 69 50 63              207   99
Tootie Robbins        63   T  25 69 25 56              175   50
Al Del Greco          17   K  56 81 81 31 19 56        324   18
Rich Camarillo        16   P  25 56 44 31 75 81        312   93
Rod Saddler           72  DE  25 31 38 50 19 50        213   45
Jim Wahler            66  NT  25 31 38 44 19 44        201   32
Freddie Joe Nunn      78  DE  31 44 50 56 19 56        256   71
Ken Harvey            56  LB  31 44 56 63 19 63        276   83
Garth Jax             53  LB  25 31 38 31 31 44        200   32
Eric Hill             58  LB  25 31 31 38 19 38        182   21
Anthony Bell          55  LB  25 31 31 38 31 44        200   32
Jay Taylor            27  CB  25 31 38 19 50 31        194   10
Cedric Mack           47  CB  25 31 31 38 44 44        213   21
Lonnie Young          43  FS  69 31 44 44 56 44        288   72
Tim McDonald          46  SS  38 44 56 56 56 69        319   88

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Rams   7. Min.  13. Phi.
 2. Phi.   8. Atl.  14. BYE
 3. Was.   9. Min.  15. Was.
 4. Dal.  10. Dal.  16. Den.
 5. N.E.  11. Gia.  17. N.O.
 6. Gia.  12. S.F.
Strength-1

Yes, at one time they were called the Phoenix Cardinals, and no, they 
weren't very good then either.  The 1991 version features the running 
of Johnny Johnson and the sheer crappiness of 29 other carbon-based 
life forms.  The toughest schedule in the league doesn't help either.

The offense relies on RB Johnson.  After that, things go sharply 
downhill.  QB Rosenbach should be replaced with Tupa, which means that 
you have a future punter at the helm.  (Trust me, I'm not making this 
up.  Tupa did become a punter soon after failing in the NFL as a 
quarterback.)  The receivers are horrible, and three of them doesn't 
make any difference in how well the passing game does.  Depth isn't 
bad, but don't expect the backups to galvanize the offense into a 
juggernaut.

The defense is pretty awful.  DE Freddie Joe Nunn and LB Ken Harvey are 
the only things that keep this front seven away from complete 
ineptitude.  The corners are bad, but the safeties are very good, even 
if one of them is very warped in terms of statistics.  FS Young has 69 
running speed, a feat that is unequaled by any other player except 
Denver G Doug Widell.  "Why?" is a mystery.


                            Dallas Cowboys
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   17     -
      Offense   17     -
      Defense   15     -
   Man
      Overall   12    497
      Offense    6    260
      Defense   15    235
   Computer
      Overall    9   1396
      Offense   12    648
      Defense    7    689

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Troy Aikman            8  QB  25 69 13 13 50 44 50 50  314   71
Babe Laufenberg       15  QB  25 69 13 13 44 38 31 38  271   39
Emmitt Smith          22  RB  38 69 56 31 50 38        282   93!
Tommie Agee           34  RB  38 69 25 44 50 44        270   12
Alonzo Highsmith      32  RB  38 69 38 38 50 44        277   64
Robert Perryman       39  RB  38 69 31 38 50 25        251   29
Kelvin Martin         83  WR  31 69 38 13 50 56        257   68
Michael Irvin         88  WR  38 69 44 13 50 50        264   69
Alexander Wright      81  WR  25 69 25 13 50 44        226   25
James Dixon           86  WR  31 69 31 13 50 44        238   44
Jay Novacek           84  TE  25 69 44 69 50 69        326   98
Rob Awalt             89  TE  25 69 19 56 50 31        250   46
Mark Stepnoski        53   C  25 69 38 38              170   33
Crawford Ker          68   G  25 69 31 50              175   50
John Gesek            67   G  25 69 31 44              169   30
Kevin Gogan           66   T  25 69 19 56              169   30
Nate Newton           61   T  25 69 25 75              194   86
Ken Willis             1   K  56 81 81 31 44 44        337   39
Mike Saxon             4   P  25 56 44 31 56 75        287   79
Tony Tolbert          92  DE  25 31 38 50 19 56        219   51
Danny Noonan          73  NT  25 38 44 50 19 50        226   58
Daniel Stubbs         96  DE  31 38 50 56 19 69        263   80
Ken Norton            51  LB  25 38 44 38 31 44        220   55
Eugene Lockhart       56  LB  31 44 50 56 19 56        256   69
Jimmie Jones          97  LB  31 31 50 56 19 69        256   69
Jack Del Rio          55  LB  25 31 38 38 19 44        195   30
Manny Hendrix         45  CB  38 50 63 50 44 50        295   79
Issiac Holt           30  CB  38 44 56 56 50 63        307   86
Ray Horton            20  FS  31 38 50 56 44 38        257   56
James Washington      37  SS  31 38 50 50 50 38        257   56

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Cle.   7. Cin.  13. Was.
 2. Was.   8. BYE   14. Pit.
 3. Phi.   9. Det.  15. N.O.
 4. Phx.  10. Phx.  16. Phi.
 5. Gia.  11. Hou.  17. Atl.
 6. G.B.  12. Gia.
Strength-15

Dallas suffers from being a mediocre team in an excellent division.  It 
shows flashes of how it matured into a squad that won three out of four 
Super Bowls, but it hadn't jelled enough yet in 1991.

The offense is average.  There isn't a whole lot to say.  RB Emmitt 
Smith is good, TE Jay Novacek is good, FB Tommie Agee is bad.  Pretty 
much everything else is a wash.  Take out Agee and replace him with 
Highsmith, who is much faster, but can't block quite as well.

The defense is a strong unit, but it doesn't have the superstar 
required to bump it to the next level.  DE Stubbs is good, and everyone 
else in the front seven is solid but not worth mentioning.  The corners 
are a very good pair, and with strong safeties to back them up, they 
can cover any receiving corps that they are put up against. 


                            Chicago Bears
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall    6     -
      Offense    7     -
      Defense    3     -
   Man
      Overall   15    459
      Offense   27    174
      Defense    1    285
   Computer
      Overall   10   1378
      Offense   21    555
      Defense    2    802

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Jim Harbaugh           4  QB  25 69 13 13 44 25 56 25  270   23
Mike Tomczak          18  QB  25 69 13 13 44 31 31 38  264    9
Brad Muster           25  RB  44 69 25 94 50 56        338   19
Neal Anderson         35  RB  50 69 63 50 50 50        332   97
Mark Green            31  RB  38 69 31 25 50 25        238   21
Johnny Bailey         22  RB  38 69 56 25 50 38        276   90
Ron Morris            84  WR  31 69 31 13 50 50        244   53
Wendell Davis         82  WR  31 69 31 13 50 50        244   53
Glen Kozlowski        88  WR  25 69 19 13 50 44        220    8
Dennis Gentry         29  WR  25 69 19 13 50 50        226   25
James Thornton        85  TE  25 69 25 63 50 25        257   54
Cap Boso              86  TE  25 69 19 44 50 31        238   26
Jay Hilgenberg        63   C  25 69 50 63              207   99!
Mark Bortz            62   G  25 69 44 69              207   99!
Tom Thayer            57   G  25 69 38 50              182   71
Jim Covert            74   T  25 69 31 50              175   50
Keith Van Horne       78   T  25 69 31 50              175   50
Kevin Butler           6   K  56 81 81 31 38 50        337   39
Maury Buford           8   P  25 56 44 31 31 25        212    4
Richard Dent          95  DE  31 44 50 63 44 75        307   95
William Perry         72  NT  38 31 19 69 19 56        232   63
Trace Armstrong       93  DE  31 44 50 63 19 69        276   87
Jim Morrissey         51  LB  25 31 38 44 31 44        213   51
Dan Hampton           99  LB  25 31 38 56 19 63        232   62
Mike Singletary       50  LB  38 50 56 75 19 81        319   97!
Ron Rivera            59  LB  25 31 38 44 31 44        213   51
Lemuel Stinson        32  CB  38 44 56 50 69 56        313   87
Donnell Woolford      21  CB  31 38 50 44 63 63        289   74
Mark Carrier          20  FS  38 44 56 50 81 69        338   93
Shaun Gayle           23  SS  25 31 44 44 56 44        244   42

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Min.   7. BYE   13. Mia.
 2. T.B.   8. G.B.  14. Det.
 3. Gia.   9. N.O.  15. G.B.
 4. Jets  10. Det.  16. T.B.
 5. Buf.  11. Min.  17. S.F.
 6. Was.  12. Ind.
Strength-21 (tied)

'Da Bears' are another one of those teams that relies on ball control 
offense and a demonic defense to play grind-it-out games with scores 
like 14-6.  They do this well enough to make them far and away the best 
team in their otherwise weak division.

The offense is very one-dimensional.  Anderson is a great back, and he 
runs behind punishing fullback Brad Muster.  Even if Anderson gets 
injured, Johnny Bailey can step in and still the offense will lose 
little.  The middle of the offensive line will clear holes wide enough 
for a truck to drive through, so dives and other inside runs are a good 
idea.  The passing game is bad beyond belief.  Harbaugh is one of the 
worst starting QBs in the game, and backup Tomczak doesn't provide any 
relief.  Both wide receivers just plain suck compared to most starters, 
and the tight end specializes in blocking.  If you absolutely must 
pass, go to Muster or Anderson in the flat.  They both are better than 
the receivers at catching.  One option that will open up the passing 
game a lot at the cost of the running game is to put Anderson as a wide 
receiver and put Bailey in as starting running back.  Anderson can't 
catch as well as many wide receivers, but he's either better or the 
same as the Bears' awful wideouts in every category.  I still wouldn't 
recommend this unless you absolutely need a passing game.  Another way 
to structure this offense is to put Bailey and Anderson in as starting 
backs, and move Muster out to tight end.  Muster can catch, plus you 
can get him into the secondary, where he can make popcorn much easier.

The defense has extraordinary players everywhere you look.  The line 
has two pass-rushers in DEs Dent and Armstrong, and a solid run-stopper 
with William "the refridgerator" Perry.  Singletary makes up for an 
otherwise blah linebacking squad.  FS Carrier and two great 
cornerbacks limit passes to short stuff over the middle.  This is a 
TOUGH defense to do much against.  The best way to do anything is to 
wait for Harbaugh to make a mistake and then capitalize on it.


                            Detroit Lions
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   16     -
      Offense   11     -
      Defense   23     -
   Man
      Overall   11    499
      Offense   13    243
      Defense   10    256
   Computer
      Overall   20   1095
      Offense   18    575
      Defense   17    484

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Rodney Peete           9  QB  25 69 31 13 38 44 31 25  276   45
Andre Ware            11  QB  25 69 25 13 44 38 31 44  289   59
Barry Sanders         20  RB  38 69 69 25 69 44        314   98!
Aubrey Matthews       83  WR  25 69 19 13 50 50        226   25
James Wilder          34  RB  44 69 31 25 50 25        244   26
Mel Gray              23  RB  38 69 56 19 50 50        282   93
Richard Johnson       84  WR  25 69 19 13 50 75        251   62
Robert Clark          82  WR  38 69 44 13 50 69        283   86
Willie Green          86  RB  38 69 38 13 50 31        239   42
Jeff Campbell         87  WR  25 69 25 13 50 44        226   25
Terry Greer           89  WR  31 69 31 13 50 44        238   44
Mike Farr             81  WR  25 69 25 13 50 44        226   25
Kevin Glover          53   C  25 69 31 44              169   30
Eric Andolsek         65   G  25 69 31 50              175   50
Ken Dallafior         67   G  25 69 31 38              163   11
Lomas Brown           75   T  25 69 38 56              188   80
Harvey Salem          73   T  25 69 25 50              169   30
Eddie Murray           3   K  56 81 81 31 31 50        330   25
Jim Arnold             6   P  25 56 44 31 50 56        262   46
Dan Owens             70  DE  25 31 38 56 19 56        225   55
Jerry Ball            93  NT  31 44 44 69 19 69        276   87!
Keith Ferguson        77  DE  25 31 25 31 19 31        162    0
Michael Cofer         55  LB  38 50 56 50 31 56        281   85
Dennis Gibson         98  LB  25 31 31 31 19 25        162    2
Chris Spielman        54  LB  31 44 50 56 19 56        250   66
George Jamison        58  LB  25 31 31 25 19 25        156    0
Leroy Irvin           47  CB  25 31 25 25 38 50        194   10
Ray Crockett          39  CB  31 38 50 50 50 50        269   63
Bennie Blades         36  FS  25 31 38 50 44 38        226   32
William White         35  SS  38 44 56 56 56 56        306   84

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Was.   7. BYE   13. Min.
 2. G.B.   8. S.F.  14. Chi.
 3. Mia.   9. Dal.  15. Jets
 4. Ind.  10. Chi.  16. G.B.
 5. T.B.  11. T.B.  17. Buf.			
 6. Min.  12. Rams
Strength-19

It takes only two words to describe this team:  Barry Sanders.  As with 
most of the 90s, Barry was the team this year, with everybody else just 
trying to get him the ball.

The offense is ill-designed.  It was called the Silver Stretch offense, 
because it tried to subsist on long passes.  As you can see, they 
didn't really have the receivers to run a good run-and-shoot attack.  
Peete is a good running quarterback, so I'd suggest keeping him in over 
Andre Ware, whose best strength is (Yippee!) avoid pass block.  (Can 
you feel the sarcasm?)  Make sure you aren't afraid to run with Peete.  
For instructions, see my comments on Philadelphia.  The problem with 
these guys is trying to utilize their weapons without creating glaring 
weaknesses.  My suggestion is not to let backup running back Mel Gray 
languish on the bench.  If you like to pass, keep a run and shoot 
system in, but replace the pathetic WR Aubrey Matthews with Gray.  Gray 
is actually better in nearly every aspect, especially speed.  Even with 
this addition, your passing game will still be weak.  If you like to 
run more, put a two back system in with Sanders and Gray as two very 
quick backs.  The problem is who to put in at tight end.  My best 
suggestion is RB James Wilder, who makes a pretty lame tight end, but 
at least he can block better than anyone else on the squad.

The defense is pretty icky.  It has a few good players, but it also has 
quite a few players that shouldn't be in the NFL.  Ball, Cofer, 
Spielman, and Owens are the only pillars that support a front seven 
that can crumble at any time.  White is the defensive back worth 
mentioning, as all the rest can't do a whole lot.


                            Green Bay Packers
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   24     -
      Offense   24     -
      Defense   19     -
   Man
      Overall   20    439
      Offense   14    242
      Defense   23    197
   Computer
      Overall   24    991
      Offense   16    607
      Defense   26    348

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Don Majkowski          7  QB  25 69 25 13 38 50 50 50  320   73
Anthony Dilweg         8  QB  25 69 13 13 44 38 31 38  271   39
Keith Woodside        33  RB  38 69 44 31 50 31        263   77
Michael Haddix        35  RB  38 69 25 94 50 25        301   15
Darrell Thompson      39  RB  38 69 38 31 50 19        245   46
Herman Fontenot       27  RB  38 69 38 25 50 38        258   58
Sterling Sharpe       84  WR  38 69 50 13 50 75        295   92!
Perry Kemp            81  WR  31 69 31 13 50 50        244   53
Charles Wilson        88  WR  25 69 25 31 50 50        232   37
Jeff Query            85  WR  31 69 31 13 50 50        244   53
Ed West               86  TE  25 69 31 50 50 38        263   62
Jackie Harris         80  TE  25 69 25 44 50 31        244   36
James Campen          63   C  25 69 38 38              170   33
Rich Moran            57   G  25 69 38 44              176   58
Ron Hallstrom         65   G  25 69 25 50              169   30
Alan Veingrad         73   T  25 69 31 44              169   30
Tony Mandarich        77   T  25 69 19 63              176   58
Chris Jacke           13   K  56 81 81 31 56 38        343   46
Don Bracken           17   P  25 56 44 31 25 50        231   29
Robert Brown          93  DE  25 31 38 38 19 44        195   24
Bob Nelson            79  NT  25 69 38 56 19 56        263   80
Matt Brock            62  DE  25 31 38 44 19 44        201   32
Tim Harris            97  LB  38 50 56 50 19 63        276   83
Johnny Holland        50  LB  25 31 31 31 31 25        174    8
Brian Noble           91  LB  25 31 31 31 19 31        168    4
Scott Stephen         54  LB  25 31 31 31 38 31        187   23
Jerry Holmes          44  CB  25 31 44 38 50 38        226   32
Mark Lee              22  CB  25 31 38 38 31 31        194   10
Chuck Cecil           26  FS  25 31 38 44 38 31        207   18
Mark Murphy           37  SS  25 31 44 44 50 38        232   34

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Phi.   7. BYE   13. Ind.
 2. Det.   8. Chi.  14. Atl.
 3. T.B.   9. T.B.  15. Chi.
 4. Mia.  10. Jets  16. Det.
 5. Rams  11. Buf.  17. Min.
 6. Dal.  12. Min.
Strength-17

Green Bay revolves around two players:  on offense, WR Sterling Sharpe, 
and on defense, the anonymous Bob Nelson.  Other than that, the Packers 
blow pretty bad on both sides of the ball.

The offense holds its own, but not easily.  The backfield is average, 
as is QB Majkowski.  Sharpe is a Pro Bowler, but nobody else catches 
well on this team.  The offensive line is a little weak, but the 
Packers counter that effect by having some of the best general depth in 
the league.

NT Bob Nelson and OLB Tim Harris are the only glimmering points in this 
dismal defense.  Offenses can have their way with the Green Bay D, 
because other than these two, every player is below average, and more 
than half are horrible.


                           Minnesota Vikings
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   15     -
      Offense   18     -
      Defense    9     -
   Man
      Overall    4    520
      Offense   17    236
      Defense    2    284
   Computer
      Overall    7   1422
      Offense    9    692
      Defense    7    689

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Wade Wilson           11  QB  25 69 13 13 44 44 44 38  290   61
Rich Gannon           16  QB  25 69 13 13 25 38 25 31  239    2
Herschel Walker       34  RB  38 69 44 63 50 44        308   80
Rick Fenney           31  RB  38 69 38 38 50 25        258   58
Jessie Clark          33  RB  38 69 31 31 50 25        244   26
Alfred Anderson       46  RB  38 69 31 31 50 25        244   26
Hassan Jones          84  WR  31 69 31 13 50 63        257   68
Anthony Carter        81  WR  44 69 56 13 50 75        307   95
Leo Lewis             87  WR  25 69 19 13 50 44        220    8
Cris Carter           80  WR  31 69 31 13 50 50        244   53
Steve Jordan          83  TE  25 69 38 44 50 44        307   90!
Mike Jones            82  TE  25 69 19 50 50 25        238   26
Kirk Lowdermilk       63   C  25 69 38 63              195   89
Randall McDaniel      64   G  25 69 50 69              213   99!
Todd Kalis            69   G  25 69 25 50              169   30
Gary Zimmerman        65   T  25 69 31 69              194   86
Tim Irwin             76   T  25 69 25 50              169   30
Fuad Reveiz            7   K  56 81 81 31 44 63        356   61
Harry Newsome         18   P  25 56 44 31 25 44        225   21
Chris Doleman         56  DE  31 44 50 69 31 69        294   92!
Henry Thomas          97  NT  25 38 44 50 19 63        239   67
Al Noga               99  DE  25 31 38 50 31 56        231   60
M.[Mike]Merriweather  57  LB  31 44 50 56 44 69        294   88
Keith Millard         75  LB  38 50 56 69 19 81        313   96
Scott Studwell        55  LB  25 31 31 31 19 31        168    4
Ray Berry             50  LB  25 31 31 31 19 31        168    4
Reggie Rutland        48  CB  31 38 50 38 44 50        251   50
Carl Lee              39  CB  38 50 63 56 50 69        326   88!
D.[Darrell]Fullington 29  FS  31 38 50 44 38 44        245   44
Joey Browner          47  SS  38 50 63 56 69 69        345   96!

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Chi.   7. Phx.  13. Det.
 2. Atl.   8. N.E.  14. BYE 
 3. S.F.   9. Phx.  15. T.B.
 4. N.O.  10. T.B.  16. Rams
 5. Den.  11. Chi.  17. G.B.
 6. Det.  12. G.B.
Strength-27

Minnesota, my hometown team,  traditionally duels it out with the Lions 
and Packers for second place in the division on Tecmo.  It relies on 
its tough defense to force opponents to make mistakes.  Once it does, 
the offense capitalizes with a few choice weapons.

Minnesota's offense is not spectacular, but it gets the job done.  The 
good offensive line is the foundation of the offense, providing Wilson 
with time to pass and Walker with holes to run through.  Wilson is not 
the greatest, but he throws to WR Anthony Carter and TE Jordan, both of 
whom are great receivers.  The other wideout, Jones, is adequate, and 
Chris Carter can fill in admirably.  RB Walker could be a lot better, 
especially considering that Minnesota traded away half a team for him.  
That said, he manages to get the job done.

The defense is one of the stronger ones in the league.  DE Doleman 
teams up with two other linemen who are hardly slouches to form a good 
line.  The top two linebackers are superb, though the bottom two are 
awful.  The secondary is anchored by two, count-em, TWO Pro Bowlers.  
That means that they make up half the NFC Pro Bowl secondary.  CB 
Rutland and FS Fullington are adequate.


                            Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   25     -
      Offense   27     -
      Defense   22     -
   Man
      Overall   25    406
      Offense   19    231
      Defense   25    175
   Computer
      Overall   25    955
      Offense   27    499
      Defense   25    381

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Vinnie Testaverde     14  QB  25 69 31 13 31 56 44 44  313   68
Jeff Carlson           7  QB  25 69 13 13 44 38 31 38  271   39
Gary Anderson         40  RB  38 69 50 25 50 50        282   85
Reggie Cobb           33  RB  44 69 25 94 50 44        326   17
Bruce Perkins         32  RB  38 69 31 31 50 25        244   26
John Harvey           26  RB  38 69 38 25 50 25        245   46
Mark Carrier          88  WR  38 69 44 13 50 63        277   78
Bruce Hill            84  WR  25 69 25 13 50 50        232   37
Danny Peebles         83  WR  25 69 19 13 50 44        220    8
Willie Drewry         87  WR  31 69 31 13 50 44        238   44
Ron Hall              82  TE  25 69 38 44 50 44        270   66
Jessie Anderson       89  TE  25 69 31 44 50 31        250   46
Randy Grimes          60   C  25 69 38 31              163   11
Carl Bax              75   G  25 69 25 38              157    2
Ian Beckles           62   G  25 69 25 44              163   11
Paul Gruber           74   T  25 69 25 50              169   30
Rob Taylor            72   T  25 69 25 38              157    2
Steve Christie         2   K  56 81 81 31 69 75        393   93
Mark Royals            3   P  25 56 44 31 38 69        263   57
Jim Skow              71  DE  25 31 38 31 19 44        188   19
Tim Newton            96  NT  25 31 31 50 19 44        200   25
Reuben Davis          79  DE  25 38 31 50 19 38        201   32
Kevin Murphy          59  LB  25 31 38 31 19 25        169    6
Winston Davis         58  LB  25 31 31 31 31 38        187   23
Eugene Marve          99  LB  25 31 31 31 19 25        162    2
Broderick Thomas      51  LB  25 31 38 38 19 56        207   46
Wayne Haddix          45  CB  44 56 75 44 75 69        363   97
Ricky Reynolds        29  CB  25 31 38 31 50 38        213   21
Harry Hamilton        39  FS  25 31 44 44 56 50        250   47
Mark Robinson         30  SS  31 38 50 50 56 44        269   63

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Jets   7. BYE   13. Gia.
 2. Chi.   8. N.O.  14. Mia.
 3. G.B.   9. G.B.  15. Min.
 4. Buf.  10. Min.  16. Chi.
 5. Det.  11. Det.  17. Ind.
 6. Phi.  12. Atl.
Strength-11

Back in the day, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the perennial 
laughingstock of the league.  This was before the logo change and 
subsequent regaining of pride that came with a dominating defense.  
Yes, back then you could count a game against the Buccaneers as a sure 
win.  Okay, enough with the history lesson.  Its all true, though less 
so in TSB.  The defense is awful, and the offense is not a whole lot 
better.  But at least they have a good kicker!  (Sarcasm, again.)

The offense is dependent on the ground game.  (Yes, that probably is 
the 15th time I've said that, especially in this division.)  RB 
Anderson follows FB Cobb through the lack of a whole that the horrible 
offensive line provides.  QB Testaverde is a gritty scrambler, and if 
you're up on your football jargon, you know that gritty is a nice way 
to say "not very talented."  For receivers, RBs Cobb and Anderson in 
the flat are good choices, and WR Carrier can hold his own.  After 
that, it's slim pickings.  If you want more speed, backup WR Drewry is 
a little faster than starter Hill, but can't catch quite as well.

The defense ebbs and flows with CB Wayne Haddix, who is not to be 
confused with Green Bay fullback Michael Haddix.  Both are excellent at 
their jobs, and both are in the NFC Central, but this one is the 
obvious captain of his unit.  After Haddix, this defense is a morass of 
defenders writhing in a general direction toward the ball.  Simply put, 
this defense blows.


                         San Francisco 49ers
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall    1     -
      Offense    1     -
      Defense    7     -
   Man
      Overall    1    549
      Offense    2    280
      Defense    5    269
   Computer
      Overall    2   1598
      Offense    2    823
      Defense    4    737

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Joe Montana           16  QB  25 69 19 13 56 81 81 75  419   96!
Steve Young            8  QB  25 69 25 13 56 44 50 56  338   80
Roger Craig           33  RB  38 69 50 25 50 44        276   85
Tom Rathman           44  RB  44 69 25 94 50 56        338   19
Dexter Carter         35  RB  38 69 44 19 50 38        258   76
Harry Sydney          24  RB  38 69 44 25 50 31        257   75
John Taylor           82  WR  38 69 50 13 63 69        302   89
Jerry Rice            80  WR  44 69 69 13 81 81        357   99!
Mike Wilson           85  WR  25 69 25 13 50 44        226   25
Mike Sherrard         88  WR  38 69 44 13 50 50        264   69
Brent Jones           84  TE  25 69 38 69 50 69        320   96
Jamie Williams        81  TE  25 69 19 38 50 31        232   10
Jesse Sapolu          61   C  25 69 38 63              195   89
Guy McIntire          62   G  25 69 31 50              175   50
Harris Barton         79   G  25 69 25 56              175   50
Bubba Paris           77   T  25 69 19 69              182   71
Steve Wallace         74   T  25 69 31 63              188   80
Mike Cofer             6   K  56 81 81 31 56 56        361   68
Barry Helton           9   P  25 56 44 31 19 38        213    7
Kevin Fagan           75  DE  25 31 38 50 19 44        207   38
Michael Carter        95  NT  25 31 38 69 19 56        238   65
Pierce Holt           78  DE  31 44 50 69 19 50        263   80
Bill Romanowski       53  LB  31 44 50 50 19 63        257   70
Keith DeLong          59  LB  25 31 38 44 19 44        201   38
Matt Millen           54  LB  25 38 50 63 31 63        270   79
Charles Haley         94  LB  38 50 56 63 19 75        301   92!
Don Griffin           29  CB  31 38 50 38 50 50        257   56
Darryl Pollard        26  CB  25 31 44 44 38 44        226   32
Ronnie Lott           42  FS  44 56 69 69 50 75        363   97!
Dave Waymer           43  SS  38 50 63 50 69 63        333   90

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Gia.   7. Atl.  13. Rams
 2. S.D.   8. Det.  14. N.O.
 3. Min.   9. Phi.  15. Sea.
 4. Rams  10. Atl.  16. K.C.
 5. Rai.  11. N.O.  17. Chi.
 6. BYE   12. Phx.
Strength-18

San Francisco is an excellent team.  Lucky for them, Tecmo fell right 
in the middle of their 15 year dynasty.  In my opinion, they are the 
best team in the game.  If you've ever played them in the playoffs, you 
know exactly what I'm talking about.

San Francisco's offense is immortalized by one phrase:  "Montana to 
Rice."  Montana is tied for the best pure thrower in the game, and Rice 
is clearly the best wide receiver.  Craig is a better than adequate 
running back who gets overshadowed by the passing game.  FB Rathman 
opens the holes for him.  Both Rathman and Craig can be used as good 
receivers out of the backfield.  WR Taylor and TE Jones are both 
excellent players at their position.  All these guys guarantee that San 
Francisco will never be out of weapons.

The defense is not as shoddy as many claim.  True, it isn't the 
dominating unit of Pittsburgh or the Giants, but it isn't that far 
behind either.  The line is average, which makes it the weak point in 
this D.  The linebackers are led by standout Charles Haley.  The 
corners are pretty ehh, but the safeties are the best pair in the 
league, without a doubt.  FS Lott can do everything, and Waymer is the 
picks specialist, though he he can do everything too, just not as well 
as Lott.


                            Los Angeles Rams
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   14     -
      Offense   10     -
      Defense   20     -
   Man
      Overall   23    429
      Offense   10    260
      Defense   27    171
   Computer
      Overall   19   1103
      Offense    3    785
      Defense   27    308

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Jim Everett           11  QB  25 69 13 13 56 63 50 44  333   77
Chuck Long            16  QB  25 69 13 13 44 38 31 38  271   39
Cleveland Gary        43  RB  38 69 50 38 38 38        271   83
Curt Warner           21  RB  38 69 38 31 50 25        251   53
Gaston Green          44  RB  38 69 44 25 50 25        251   71
Buford McGee          24  RB  38 69 44 31 50 50        282   78
Henry Ellard          80  WR  44 69 69 13 50 81        326   98
Willie [Flipper]
   Anderson           83  WR  44 69 56 13 50 75        307   95
Derrick Faison        89  WR  25 69 25 13 50 44        226   25
Aaron Cox             84  WR  31 69 31 13 50 44        238   44
Pete Holohan          81  TE  25 69 19 56 81 56        275   72
Damone Johnson        86  TE  25 69 19 44 81 31        238   26
Doug Smith            56   C  25 69 38 63              195   89
Tom Newberry          66   G  25 69 31 50              175   50
Bern Brostek          61   G  25 69 25 56              175   50
Irv Pankey            75   T  25 69 25 63              182   71
Jackie Slater         78   T  25 69 31 63              188   80!
Mike Lansford          1   K  56 81 81 31 19 25        293    0
Keith English          8   P  25 56 44 31 19 50        225   21
Brian Smith           96  DE  25 31 38 38 19 31        182   12
Alvin Wright          99  NT  25 31 38 50 19 31        194   21
Doug Reed             93  DE  25 31 38 44 19 44        201   32
Mike Wilcher          54  LB  25 31 38 38 19 31        182   21
Fred Strickland       53  LB  25 31 38 38 19 25        176   11
Frank Stams           50  LB  25 31 38 31 19 25        169    6
Kevin Greene          91  LB  38 50 56 69 19 69        301   92
Bobby Humphery        48  CB  31 38 50 31 56 31        237   36
Jerry Gray            25  CB  25 31 38 31 38 38        201   13
Anthony Newman        26  FS  25 31 31 44 44 31        206   17
Vince Newsome         22  SS  31 38 50 31 56 44        250   47

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Phx.   7. S.D.  13. S.F.
 2. Gia.   8. Rai.  14. Was.
 3. N.O.   9. Atl.  15. Atl.
 4. S.F.  10. N.O.  16. Min.
 5. G.B.  11. K.C.  17. Sea.
 6. BYE   12. Det.
Strength-16

Los Angeles has one of the most underrated offenses in the league.  
Unfortunately, their defense is very iffy, so this team will get 
involved in a lot of shootouts.

This offense is a poor man's San Francisco.  The wide receivers are 
just as good, the ground game is just as good, and the offensive line 
is just as good.  They lose a little bit of ground on the tight end 
speed, quarterback, and depth.  QB Everett does his job, mostly thanks 
to the help of WRs Ellard and Anderson.  TE Holohan can catch and block 
well, he just can't run.  The ground game is pretty good, especially 
seeing as how it's three running backs deep.  Take out Curt Warner (the 
running back, not the future league MVP quarterback) and replace him 
with Buford McGee, who has either the same or better statistics in 
every category, especially at receiving.

The defense is the Achilles heel of this team.  OLB Kevin Green is the 
only above average player on this entire defense, so take him out and 
it's clear sailing to the end zone.


                          New Orleans Saints
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   18     -
      Offense   19     -
      Defense   16     -
   Man
      Overall   19    445
      Offense   22    220
      Defense   18    225
   Computer
      Overall   14   1290
      Offense   15    614
      Defense   13    608

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Steve Walsh            3  QB  25 69 13 13 44 38 50 50  302   63
John Fourcade         11  QB  25 69 13 13 44 44 31 38  277   50
Craig Heyward         34  RB  44 69 25 94 50 31        313   17
Dalton Hilliard       21  RB  38 69 50 25 50 25        257   81
Reuben Mayes          36  RB  38 69 44 25 50 31        257   75
Gil Fenerty           22  RB  38 69 44 25 50 31        257   75
Eric Martin           84  WR  31 69 38 13 50 69        270   76
Brent [sic-Brett]
   Perriman           80  WR  25 69 25 13 50 50        232   37
Lonzell Hill          87  WR  25 69 19 13 50 44        220    8
Floyd Turner          88  WR  31 69 31 13 50 44        238   44
Hoby Brenner          85  TE  25 69 19 44 50 38        245   40
John Tice             82  TE  25 69 19 38 50 31        232   10
Joel Hilgenberg       61   C  25 69 44 50              180   59
Jim Dombrowski        72   G  25 69 31 69              194   86
Steve Trapilo         65   G  25 69 31 50              175   50
Kevin Haverdink       74   T  25 69 25 56              175   50
Stan Brock            67   T  25 69 44 69              207   99
Morten Anderson        7   K  56 81 81 31 56 69        374   79!
Tommy Barnhardt        6   P  25 56 44 31 63 44        263   57
Renaldo Turnbull      97  DE  31 44 50 63 19 63        270   83
Jim Wilks             94  NT  31 44 50 56 19 69        269   82
Wayne Martin          93  DE  25 31 38 44 19 44        201   32
Pat Swilling          56  LB  31 44 50 63 19 63        270   79
Vaughan Johnson       53  LB  31 44 50 69 19 31        238   64
Sam Mills             51  LB  25 38 44 50 19 31        207   46
Rickey Jackson        57  LB  25 31 38 38 19 56        207   46
Toi Cook              41  CB  25 31 38 38 44 38        214   23
Robert Massey         40  CB  31 38 50 44 56 50        269   63
Gene Atkins           28  FS  25 31 38 44 44 50        232   34
Brett Maxie           39  SS  31 38 50 44 44 38        257   56

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. Sea.   7. Phi.  13. Atl.
 2. K.C.   8. T.B.  14. S.F.
 3. Rams   9. Chi.  15. Dal.
 4. Min.  10. Rams  16. Rai.
 5. Atl.  11. S.F.  17. Phx.
 6. BYE   12. S.D.
Strength-13

The 'Aints have a one-dimensional offense and a strong but not strong 
enough defense.  They don't have any stars, and this hurts them 
greatly.

The powerful offensive line opens holes, which FB Craig "Ironhead" 
Heyward blasts open even farther.  Hilliard is a good back, and he's 
backed up by several other good backs.  The running game is the only 
part of the offense to fear.  The passing game is pathetic.  Walsh is 
bad, and, to make matters worse, he only has one guy to throw to in WR 
Martin.  The other wide receiver, Perriman, is crap, and neither the 
tight end nor the backs can catch well at all.  Nothing much can be 
done about this, because the depth at wide receiver is nothing special.

The defense, luckily, is much stronger than the offense.  The strength 
is in the line, where DE Turnbull and NT Wilks provide both a pass rush 
and run support.  The linebackers and secondary all even out to form an 
average unit.  No one player is worth mentioning, either as a strength 
or as a weakness.


                            Atlanta Falcons
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Points and Rankings
   Category    Rank Points
   Subjective
      Overall   19     -
      Offense   15     -
      Defense   24     -
   Man
      Overall   21    437
      Offense   20    224
      Defense   19    213
   Computer
      Overall   23   1012
      Offense   20    563
      Defense   22    399

Roster
!-denotes Pro Bowler
Name                   # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Chris Miller          12  QB  25 69 13 13 31 44 50 31  276   45
Hugh Millen            7  QB  25 69 13 13 38 38 38 38  272   41
Mike Rozier           30  RB  38 69 50 25 50 31        263   82
Michael Haynes        81  WR  25 69 25 13 50 50        232   37
Steve Broussard       34  RB  38 69 38 25 50 31        251   53
Keith Jones           38  RB  38 69 38 31 50 25        251   53
Floyd Dixon           86  WR  25 69 25 13 50 50        232   37
Andre Rison           80  WR  44 69 63 13 50 75        289   97!
Tracy Johnson         43  RB  38 69 31 50 50 25        263   34
George Thomas         89  WR  31 69 31 13 50 44        238   44
Shawn Collins         85  WR  44 69 50 13 50 50        276   71
Gary Wilkins          87  WR  25 69 25 31 50 31        250    0
Jamie Dukes           64   C  25 69 19 50              163   11
Houston Hoover        69   G  25 69 19 44              157    2
Bill Fralic           79   G  25 69 44 50              188   80
Mike Kenn             78   T  25 69 31 38              163   11
Chris Hinton          71   T  25 69 31 69              194   86
Greg Davis             5   K  56 81 81 31 25 50        324   18
Scott Fulhage         17   P  25 56 44 31 63 69        288   82
Tim Green             99  DE  25 31 38 50 19 56        219   51
Tory Epps             97  NT  25 31 38 56 19 44        213   45
Mike Gann             76  DE  31 44 50 50 19 56        250   69
Darion Conner         56  LB  25 31 38 38 19 31        182   21
John Rade             59  LB  25 31 38 38 19 31        182   21
Jessie Tuggle         58  LB  25 38 44 38 19 50        214   53
Michael Reed          95  LB  25 31 38 38 19 31        182   21
Deion Sanders         21  CB  44 56 75 56 56 50        337   91
Charles Dimry         22  CB  25 31 31 31 50 25        193    4
Scott Case            25  FS  25 31 38 31 50 25        200   13
Brian Jordan          40  SS  25 31 25 44 50 19        194   10

Schedule
Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.  Wk. Opp.
 1. K.C.   7. S.F.  13. N.O.
 2. Min.   8. Phx.  14. G.B.
 3. S.D.   9. Rams  15. Rams
 4. Rai.  10. S.F.  16. Sea.
 5. N.O.  11. Was.  17. Dal.
 6. BYE   12. T.B.
Strength-21 (tied)

Overall, the Falcons are just a weak team.  They have a couple stars, 
and that's just about all that keeps them from complete ineptitude.

The Falcons' run-and-shoot system is not the best fit for them.  Put in 
a featured back set, with Rozier as the main back and running three 
plays.  Broussard fits as the other back.  Put Rison and Collins in as 
wide receivers, and put RB Tracy Johnson in at tight end.  Johnson 
can't catch well at all, but he can block.  When you pass, go for the 
wideouts, because the other three potential receivers can't catch very 
well.

The defense is gawdawful.  The line is average, but it can't make up 
for the poor linebacking corps.  The secondary is led by superstar (and 
superego)  CB Deion Sanders.  This defense won't soon win any awards.


                           AFC Pro Bowl Squad
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Roster
Name                 Team  # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
QB Bills [Jim Kelly] Buf.  0  QB  25 69 13 13 56 81 81 81  419   96
Warren Moon          Hou.  1  QB  25 69 19 13 69 75 75 63  408   93
Bo Jackson           Rai. 34  RB  38 69 75 31 81 19        313   99
Thurman Thomas       Buf. 34  RB  38 69 63 25 75 50        320   96
Bobby Humphrey       Den. 26  RB  38 69 63 38 50 38        296   96
James Brooks         Cin. 21  RB  38 69 56 31 50 38        282   93
Andre Reed           Buf. 83  WR  25 69 56 13 56 69        288   90
Drew Hill            Hou. 85  WR  44 69 63 13 81 75        345   97
Anthony Miller       S.D. 83  WR  38 69 44 13 50 69        283   86
Ernest Givins        Hou. 81  WR  44 69 56 13 81 75        338   96
Rodney Holman        Cin. 82  TE  25 69 38 69 50 56        307   90
Ferrell Edmunds      Mia. 80  TE  25 69 38 56 50 50        288   82
Kent Hull            Buf. 67   C  25 69 38 69              201   92
Mike Munchak         Hou. 63   G  25 69 31 63              188   80
Steve Wisniewski     Rai. 76   G  25 69 44 69              207   99
Anthony Munoz        Cin. 78   T  25 69 38 75              207   99
Bruce Armstrong      N.E. 78   T  25 69 38 69              201   92
Nick Lowery          K.C.  8   K  56 81 81 31 81 81        411   96
Rohn Stark           Ind.  3   P  25 56 44 31 75 56        287   79
Bruce Smith          Buf. 78  DE  44 56 69 75 25 81        350   99
Dan Saleaumua        K.C. 97  NT  38 31 25 56 19 56        225   55
Greg Townsend        Rai. 93  DE  38 50 56 63 31 69        307   95
Derrick Thomas       K.C. 58  LB  44 56 63 69 19 81        332   98
David Little         Pit. 50  LB  38 44 56 50 31 63        282   86
John Offerdahl       Mia. 56  LB  28 50 56 44 31 50        269   75
C.[Cornelius]Bennett Buf. 97  LB  38 50 63 63 19 69        302   93
Rod Woodson          Pit. 26  CB  44 56 75 69 63 75        382   98
Albert Lewis         K.C. 29  CB  31 38 50 56 50 69        294   76
Steve Atwater        Den. 27  FS  31 38 50 69 31 63        282   71
David Fulcher        Cin. 33  SS  44 56 69 75 69 75        388   99


                          NFC Pro Bowl Squad
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Roster
Name                 Team  # Pos. RS RP MS HP C1 C2 C3 C4 Total Perc.
Joe Montana          S.F. 16  QB  25 69 19 13 56 81 81 75  419   96
QB Eagles [Randall
   Cunningham]       Phi.  0  QB  25 69 56 13 63 69 63 63  421   98
Barry Sanders        Det. 20  RB  38 69 69 25 69 44        314   98
Earnest Byner        Was. 21  RB  38 69 50 25 81 38        301   87
Emmitt Smith         Dal. 22  RB  38 69 56 31 50 38        282   93
Johnny Johnson       Phx. 39  RB  38 69 50 38 50 38        283   86
Jerry Rice           S.F. 80  WR  44 69 69 13 81 81        357   99
Andre Rison          Atl. 80  WR  44 69 63 13 50 75        314   97
Sterling Sharpe      G.B. 84  WR  38 69 50 13 50 75        295   92
Gary Clark           Was. 84  WR  38 69 50 13 81 75        326   93
Keith Jackson        Phi. 88  TE  25 69 50 63 50 63        320   96
Steve Jordan         Min. 83  TE  25 69 44 63 50 56        307   90
Jay Hilgenberg       Chi. 63   C  25 69 50 63              207   99
Randall McDaniel     Min. 64   G  25 69 50 69              213   99
Mark Bortz           Chi. 62   G  25 69 44 69              207   99
Jim Lachey           Was. 79   T  25 69 31 69              194   86
Jackie Slater        Rams 78   T  25 69 31 63              188   80
Morten Andersen      N.O.  7   K  56 81 81 31 56 69        374   79
Sean Landeta         Gia.  5   P  25 56 44 31 81 81        318   96
Chris Doleman        Min. 56  DE  31 44 50 69 31 69        294   88
Jerry Ball           Det. 93  NT  31 44 44 69 19 69        276   87
Reggie White         Phi. 92  DE  38 50 56 69 31 75        319   98
Lawrence Taylor      Gia. 56  LB  44 56 69 75 31 81        356   99
Mike Singletary      Chi. 50  LB  38 50 56 75 19 81        319   97
Pepper Johnson       Gia. 52  LB  38 44 56 69 31 69        307   96
Charles Haley        S.F. 94  LB  31 44 50 50 19 63        257   92
Darrell Green        Was. 28  CB  44 56 75 44 44 31        294   76
Carl Lee             Min. 39  CB  38 50 63 56 50 69        326   88
Ronnie Lott          S.F. 42  FS  44 56 69 69 50 75        363   97
Joey Browner         Min. 47  SS  38 50 63 56 69 69        345   96


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                              Tecmo Codes
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The sound test can be accessed from the tile screen, the screen with 
Tecmo Super Bowl in the foreground and the little globes floating 
behind it.  To get the test, hold left on the control pad and hit B.  
You'll access every sound on the game, plus one that is a mystery 
(covered below).  If you want to hear the full version of the injury 
theme, which you only hear part of, it is number 24.

If you really want to find out who is the best Tecmoer, there is a code  
to make everyone in the playoffs the Buffalo Bills.  Get to the very 
end of a season, right after the last game.  If one of the divisions 
hasn't clinched yet, they will clinch immediately after the last game.  
Hit the reset button during one of these clinches and all the teams in 
the playoffs will be Buffalo.  Set the Bills on MAN and everyone can 
play as the same team.


                   Other Tecmo Documents and Websites
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First of all, there is another very well written Tecmo FAQ out 
there written by Leif Powers.  You can email him at 
HWPOWERS@prodigy.net or you can get a copy at GameFAQs.com at 
any time.  Where my guide covers teams and players, his covers plays 
and playbooks.  I strongly recommend checking it out if you liked this 
guide.  In addition, his can be used for any version of Tecmo, inluding 
Roms and patches.

The Tecmo Message Board is great for true Tecmo diehards.  It 
tends to be more alive during the pro football season, and the off-
season can be disappointing.  To see it at its best, check it out 
during the middle of the football season at 
www.insidetheweb.com/messageboard/mbs.cgi/mb5589

The Virginia Tech Tecmo Football League has an excellent site out 
there.  It's well-written and has some great humorous definitions.  It 
can be found at www.vttfl.com.

Lastly, I have written a small document named "You Know You Play Too 
Much Tecmo Super Bowl When..."  It's a humorous document with symptoms 
to check for if you don't know if you're an addict or just a fan.  You 
can get a copy by emailing me at edgarffvi@yahoo.com.


                            Acknowledgements
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Thanks to Ben Ficek for introducing me to this game.

Thanks to Robbie Jansen, Ricky Jansen, and Dan Trisko as well as Ben 
Ficek for being in Tecmo seasons with me, even if I did beat them most 
of the time.

Thanks to Ben and Robbie for helping me with this guide.

Thanks to the people who host and the people who visit the Tecmo 
message board.  You inspired me to write this guide and made me realize 
that I was not the only TSB lover out there.  

Thanks to Tyranork, beernut, and Jeff Gaffney of the TSB message board 
for correcting a few errors in this guide.

Thanks to DrLasker for the idea on how to rate teams.

Thanks to Tecmo for making a game of such outstanding quality.

Above all, thank you for reading this guide.

This document written by and copyright 1999-2000 Paul Schulzetenberg 
(edgarffvi@yahoo.com).  Feedback, corrections, and other e-mail are 
welcome.  This guide is dedicated to the memory of Derrick Thomas, 
Jerome Brown, Sammie Smith, Eric Andolsek, Dave Waymer, Barney Bussey, 
and any other Tecmo players I may have missed.  Your legacy lives on.

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"Quiet!  There are ladies present."
-Edgar, in Final Fantasy III for Super Nintendo