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    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
    
    
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                                  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
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    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
    
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                           Team and Individual Rankings
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    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
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    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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                                 Miscellaneous
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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