DreamcastAuto-defense Play Selection:
Press A twice when on defense to have the CPU pick the best play to stop your opponent. When on the 4th down, do not press A twice, because the CPU will not pick a punt return, or field goal def. play.
Auto-offense Play Selection:
Press A twice after your opponent selects their defense play to have the CPU select the best play.
When you are gonna pick your play, move over the play and hold A. Then, find another play and release the button.
Block Field Goals and Punts:
This trick works well in a network game - but you can use it on friends off-line as well. It works best in a network game because your opponent will not see the "Select audible" box that appears when you press Y. Quickly and repeatedly press Y + B before the snap. This causes your players to dance around a bit (trying to line up for the audible that you are calling). At the snap your men can get past the offensive line very fast. Once past the line, press B to highlight the closest man, then press Y to block the ball.
When another team is punting, line up on the left side of the screen just off the line of scrimmage. As soon as you see the arrow and the power go up, run and tackle the punter for an easy sack.
Pressing the R button before the ball is snapped will show where your receivers are. However, using this trick may get your opponent to jump offsides. Quickly tap R to zoom out and in very fast, making it seem like you snapped the ball. The defense will either get an encroachment or offsides penalty. If they do not encroach (hit one of your players) snap when they are over the line to call them for offsides.
Passing the Ball:
Every team has a trick play that you can use repeatedly against the CPU, no matter what the skill level. For example, play as the Denver Broncos and when you are going to choose a play go to "I Twins". Pick the exact middle play that resembles a post pattern. When you hike the ball pass it to "Ed Macaffery" (should be X). The pass play is a ten yard gain or more every time.
Going Going Gone:
Anytime you kick off the ball, press A + B just as soon you release B from selecting the type of kick you will use. If done correctly, the kick will go all the way to the end zone.
Field Goal/Extra Point Touchdowns:
When you are on offense, go to "Special" and select "Field Goal". When you are at the point of aiming, aim at the end of your linemen. Kick it as hard as possible. If the ball hits your linemen, you can pick it up and run for the two point conversion or the touchdown. Note: This is easier if you try to hit the side of the line that your directional arrow is pulling towards.
Note: This trick only will work with real and not created teams. Select exhibition mode, then press Up while the cursor is on the team. If done correctly, the jerseys will switch to an older version. Try this with the Tennessee Titans to play as the Houston Oilers.
Old Jerseys and Playbooks:
When picking a team, highlight either the "Home Options" or "Visitor Options" and pick between the "old" jerseys or the new jerseys as well as your play book, which includes the old playbook from NFL2K.
Win the season on the "All Pro" difficulty setting with any team with an undefeated record to unlock leather helmets.
Create 24 Players or More:
Create a new team of your choice, then enter the "Create Player" option. After creating a player, assign him to your new team. Once your new player is assigned, return to where you previously created your new player (create player file only) and delete him from the menu. You will notice that your player is still assigned to your created team. Do not delete him from the team.
Barry Sanders, Steve Young, and Dan Marino:
Pick "Custom", "Players", "Sign players", and those three players will be added to the selection.
Begin a season with the Redskins under the All-Pro difficulty setting. Go undefeated throughout the season and playoffs. After you win the Super Bowl, you will have the Redskins old running back Phil Riggins #44.
More Energy for Players:
Does your running back need more energy, take a time out it boost up their energy 100%.
When passing, if your receiver is open, hold down A this makes your QB throw the ball a lot faster than normal. If he's running for a pass tap A. This will let the receiver know he's the person getting the ball. It will also let him have enough time to catch the ball. If you want to fake a pass double tap A.
No Run Backs:
When kicking off, aim the arrow in toward the middle (low but not too low) and make sure it going against the wind. If you have an ok kicker and aim it correctly, you'll get your kicker in the probowl and prevent runbacks after touchdowns.
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