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(NES) 1978-1993 Tecmo Super Bowl Updated/Juiced/SuperCharged

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On 8/24/2016 at 3:53 AM, Bolt said:

Gordan.  Gordan?  Did you take the Vikings to the championship in your first time playing this Juiced rom?

 

On 8/28/2016 at 1:36 PM, Mike Gordan said:

Yes, I did.

Impressive.

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Week 3:  Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints

 

The Saints got the opening kickoff, and Archie Manning completed a deep pass down the middle to Chandler for a 1st and goal at the Eagles' 10.  In spite of this, the Eagles stopped the Saints, and limited them to a field goal.  Campbell then returned the kick all the way into field goal range, and Jaworski began dissecting the Saints' defense; first with a sprint for a gain of 7 after finding all of his receivers covered.  Then he handed the ball off to Harris who converted for a 1st down.  Another pass to Smith for another 1st down at the Saints' 6-yard line, and Jaworski ran it in himself for a touchdown.  After burying the Saints deeper and deeper into their own territory, Archie Manning threw a boneheaded interception in their own red zone with just under a minute to play in the first quarter.  Montgomery converted on a 1st down before going down to injury, and being replaced by Giammona.  Avoiding the blitz, Jaworski completed a pass to Charlie Smith for a touchdown, to go up 14-3 at the end of the quarter.

 

After stuffing up Muncie for a mere gain of 2, Archie Manning completed another deep pass to Harris, who ran it all the way into the Eagles' red zone.  Another run stuff later, and it was Archie Manning who would run it in for a touchdown to close within 14-10.  In spite Billy Campbell getting buried in the Eagles' on 35, Jarowski easily completed a deep throw to a wide open Keith Krepfle, who unopposed ran it all the way to gain a 21-10 lead.  Having figured out the Saints' offensive pattern, I stuffed the run, then blitzed Archie Manning's vertical.  Then I successfully blitzed the run play for a safety to go up 23-10, when Billy Campbell returned the kick to the Saints' 40.  The rest of the half was devoted to the run; first a scramble from Jaworski; then a run from Harris; then a handoff to backup Giammona; and final, a touchdown run from Leroy Harris to climb up to a 30-10 lead.  The final play of the half was a QB sack in the Saints' own endzone for a safety, and the half closes with the Eagles up 32-10.

 

The second half began with the Saints marching down the field tacticfully, as Ron Jaworski eventually completes a short pass down the middle to Charlie Smith for a touchdown.  In spite the Saints switching over from the pass to the rush, the Eagles' defense eventually clamped down and forced the Saints to punt.  The Eagles only ran a couple more plays before the quarter came to an end with the Eagles up 39-10.

 

First play of the 4th quarter, Jaworski completed a deep pass to Charmichael for a touchdown.  The Eagles then forced a safety to go up 48-10, and recovered the onside kick in field goal range.  Jarowski then completed another deep pass to Keith Krepfle for a touchdown, and the Eagles forced yet another safety.  After running a couple of plays down midfield, Jarowski then completed a deep pass to a wide open Charmichael for a touchdown.  Another safety, and then another touchdown pass to Krepfle, and the game came to an end with a whopping 73-10 victory from the Eagles.  Ron Jaworski is the game's MVP.

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1 hour ago, Mike Gordan said:

Week 3:  Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints

 

The Saints got the opening kickoff, and Archie Manning completed a deep pass down the middle to Chandler for a 1st and goal at the Eagles' 10.  In spite of this, the Eagles stopped the Saints, and limited them to a field goal.  Campbell then returned the kick all the way into field goal range, and Jaworski began dissecting the Saints' defense; first with a sprint for a gain of 7 after finding all of his receivers covered.  Then he handed the ball off to Harris who converted for a 1st down.  Another pass to Smith for another 1st down at the Saints' 6-yard line, and Jaworski ran it in himself for a touchdown.  After burying the Saints deeper and deeper into their own territory, Archie Manning threw a boneheaded interception in their own red zone with just under a minute to play in the first quarter.  Montgomery converted on a 1st down before going down to injury, and being replaced by Giammona.  Avoiding the blitz, Jaworski completed a pass to Charlie Smith for a touchdown, to go up 14-3 at the end of the quarter.

 

After stuffing up Muncie for a mere gain of 2, Archie Manning completed another deep pass to Harris, who ran it all the way into the Eagles' red zone.  Another run stuff later, and it was Archie Manning who would run it in for a touchdown to close within 14-10.  In spite Billy Campbell getting buried in the Eagles' on 35, Jarowski easily completed a deep throw to a wide open Keith Krepfle, who unopposed ran it all the way to gain a 21-10 lead.  Having figured out the Saints' offensive pattern, I stuffed the run, then blitzed Archie Manning's vertical.  Then I successfully blitzed the run play for a safety to go up 23-10, when Billy Campbell returned the kick to the Saints' 40.  The rest of the half was devoted to the run; first a scramble from Jaworski; then a run from Harris; then a handoff to backup Giammona; and final, a touchdown run from Leroy Harris to climb up to a 30-10 lead.  The final play of the half was a QB sack in the Saints' own endzone for a safety, and the half closes with the Eagles up 32-10.

 

The second half began with the Saints marching down the field tacticfully, as Ron Jaworski eventually completes a short pass down the middle to Charlie Smith for a touchdown.  In spite the Saints switching over from the pass to the rush, the Eagles' defense eventually clamped down and forced the Saints to punt.  The Eagles only ran a couple more plays before the quarter came to an end with the Eagles up 39-10.

 

First play of the 4th quarter, Jaworski completed a deep pass to Charmichael for a touchdown.  The Eagles then forced a safety to go up 48-10, and recovered the onside kick in field goal range.  Jarowski then completed another deep pass to Keith Krepfle for a touchdown, and the Eagles forced yet another safety.  After running a couple of plays down midfield, Jarowski then completed a deep pass to a wide open Charmichael for a touchdown.  Another safety, and then another touchdown pass to Krepfle, and the game came to an end with a whopping 73-10 victory from the Eagles.  Ron Jaworski is the game's MVP.

Dude, this is so AWESOME! Considering the juice of my roms, you have skills. With that in mind, I have a challenge for you. Can you get the 86 Bucs to the playoffs?

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12 hours ago, qbvikings said:

Dude, this is so AWESOME! Considering the juice of my roms, you have skills. With that in mind, I have a challenge for you. Can you get the 86 Bucs to the playoffs?

QBvikings:  Of course I'll try.  Though whether or not I'll get them to win the Super Bowl is up in the air since my number 1 concern involves a specific set of teams winning the Super Bowl in each year.  Basically, the ten teams during that 16-year period that, to this day, have never even won a Super Bowl as of yet, are able to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.  But, I have to do this without denying the franchises that have won their Super Bowls their Lombardi's (meaning while the Raider and Steelers already won their Super Bowls so I don't need to worry about them, I cannot deny the 49ers, Redskins, Bears, Giants, or Cowboys at least one Trophy--although I may switch around their championships as need be).  The Philadelphia Eagles I know were a playoff team and a pretty darn good one too in 1979.  So it is kind of awesome knowing that I took a Vikings team that was originally 9-7 and barely a division champion and a mere shell of what they once were, and not only clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs, but also defeat the Cowboys and Steelers to win Super Bowl XIII.  Trust me; the Steelers were very, very tough to deal with on both sides of the ball.

 

So I'll get the Bucs to the playoffs, but I'm still reserving the Super Bowl for the New York Giants.  Any other challenges?  I've already gotten done with 1978 so I'm not going to do that year yet.  But I am working on 1979 as we speak.  Anyways, as a reminder, here are the years I am going by:

 

1978Minnesota Vikings:  Because this would be Fran Tarnkenton's final season, and as such, I wanted to help him ride off into the sunset with one last shot at glory.

1979Philadelphia Eagles:  I originally had them for 1980 when they actually reached the Super Bowl, but decided to pick them for the season prior since the Atlanta Falcons failed to reach the playoffs that year.  But the Eagles were still a really good football team, even though they failed to reach the Championship game altogether.  They are clearly a vastly superior football team to the Vikings of the previous year.

1980Atlanta Falcons:  Not only did they reach the playoffs, but they got homefield advantage throughout.  Okay, so they were one-and-done against the Cowboys.  Doesn't matter since it gives them a realistic shot at winning the Super Bowl during this period without getting in the way of the dreams of other football teams.  1978-1980 as it turned out were the final three years I had to figure out since the rest of this era was pretty easy to sort out.

1981San Diego Chargers:  While the Chargers led by Dan Foutes were vastly superior football teams in the 1979 and 1980 seasons as far as records were concerned (and admittedly, I probably could have picked the Eagles to win the Super Bowl in 1981 while the Chargers won in 1979, so there's that, actually).  I only went with the Chargers for 1981, however, because of the episode of America's Game: The Missing Rings, which were about this specific season, as well as the Epic in Miami.  And since it was essentially the very last shot at glory Dan Foutes and his crew had at reaching a Super Bowl, I figured I'd close out on the most touching of finales I could think of.

1982St. Louis Cardinals:  Because this was the only season during this period the Cardinals made the playoffs.  Due to the strike-shortened year of course, but still.  They were just plain awful this decade, so it ought to be fun trying to overcome teams like the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, or even the Killer Bees using without a doubt the single worst NFL team ever during this time period.

1983Washington Redskins:  This was a particularly odd exception to the rule, since instead of winning one of the Super Bowls the team had already won, I decided to win Super Bowl XVIII using the team that was humiliated by Marcus Allen and the Raiders in a failed attempt to defend a title.  It made sense in hindsight because had the Redskins won that Super Bowl, they would have been regarded as the greatest team in franchise history.

1984Miami Dolphins:  Yes, the Dolphins had already won two Super Bowls.  But strangely enough, all ten playoff teams that year have all won at least one Super Bowl during the last 50 years at least (and most likely close to all of them up to that point in time).  Besides, we got to give Dan Marino a ring; he would have wanted it.

1985Chicago Bears:  Technically, I did defeat the '85 Bears before using the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl, but come on, now!  Their only Super Bowl in franchise history cannot be denied, and through all intents and purposes, likely cannot be denied even if Dan Marino actually did show up in Super Bowl XX anyways (instead of the Patriots).

1986New York Giants:  I know they did eventually win two more with Eli Manning.  And as much as I love to help the Denver Broncos (or just shy of that, the Cleveland Browns), rectify whatever wrongs they could to actually win this thing, it would be wrong to deny the Giants what was so obviously their most deserving of all of Vince Lombardi Trophies.

1987Cleveland Browns:  To be fair, they would have gone to the Super Bowl had that running back not fumble the ball at the goal line against the Broncos, which in turn sent the Broncos to a second straight Super Bowl.  Now the Browns get to enjoy the pleasures of a World Championship.

1988Cincinnati Bengals:  You know just how close the Bengals actually came to pulling the upset win against the 49ers, right?  It made better sense for Boomer to win Super Bowl MVP in this alternate reality where Joe Montana actually did throw that interception.

1989San Francisco 49ers:  Come on, now.  After denying Joe Montana a Super Bowl Ring three times prior, am I gonna continue denying him a Ring when he was at his most unstoppable?  I doubt it.

1990Buffalo Bills:  This time, the field goal is going to be good.  And the Bills will become World Champions.  Sorry, Otis Anderson and Jeff Hostetler.

1991Detroit Lions:  This pretty much goes without saying.  It was the Lions' only playoff victory in the Super Bowl era, as well as their best franchise record ever for the Lions.  Now, they're gonna win a Super Bowl.

1992Dallas Cowboys:  Even though the Cowboys already won two Super Bowls, that was in the previous regime.  Now, it's the new Cowboys' turn.

1993Houston Oilers:  The last team to talk about, the very team ownership put a stiff warning on--win this thing this year, or else.  We wound up getting the Titans due to their repeat failures, so now the Oilers actually get to change their fate.

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Week 4:  Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants

 

The Giants came this time prepared to shut down the Eagles' run game and to blitz Ron Jaworski.  But the Eagles QB had no trouble guiding his team downfield for an opening touchdown.  The Eagles' defense would then shut down the Giants and force a safety.  Following the subsequent kickoff, Jarowski then completed a deep pass to Charmichael for yet another touchdown, and once again forced a safety.  The Eagles' running attack continued to struggle, but Jaworski was able to find his deep threat wide open consistently--may it be Krepfle or Charmichel--and he scored yet another touchdown.  The Eagles forced a 3-and-out, but the return team broke through the protection to tackle the punter down for a safety, and then Jaworski worked his way downfield for another touchdown to end the half 34-0.

 

Phil Simms fumbled the ball at his own endzone, but the Giants were able to recover it in order to salvage a safety.  The Eagles returned the kick inside the Giants' 40.  And immediately scored another touchdown.  The Eagles continued to rotate between touchdowns and interceptions all throughout the half, and with 18 seconds to go and up 54-0, the Eagles recovered the kick and ran it out of bounds with just 3 seconds left to play.  Jaworski then completed a deep pass to Krepfle, who caught it in the end zone for another touchdown to lead the Giants 61-0 at the half--and just like before, limiting the Giants to exactly 0 yards of total offense, and without a single pass attempted from Phil Simms.

 

The second half continued where the first half had finished--with the Giant's kick returner unable to escape their own end zone and was tackled for a safety immediately.  And as typical, the Eagles continued to rotate between touchdowns and safeties another four times--that is, four more touchdowns and four more safeties--and won the game in resounding fashion, took Phil Simms out of the game, and once again, the Eagles won 99-0.

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I have been blowing everybody out so far this season--steamrolling to a 4-0 lead having a massive scoring differential of 311!  As in, in four weeks, the Eagles have demonstrated themselves as the single greatest team in the NFL by scoring 338 points and surrendering 17 points--10 of which to the Saints while the other 7 from a fumbled punt against the Falcons.  By far the best offense in the NFL led by passing leader Ron Jaworski and his dynamic receivers (although their running attack is ranked 7th) and the best defense all across the board--even better than Doomsday, the Jets, and the Steel Curtain.  And speaking of which, now we get to really be pushed to the test against said Steel Curtain.

 

Week 5:  Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

 

Montgomery is back in the Eagles roster.  And Ron Jaworski figured out just how lethal the Steel Curtain really was, as the run was immediately stuffed, and his receivers were covered.  Though Jaworski eventually found a chink in the armor--down the middle to Charlie Smith, in fact.  And in case they do cover him, Jaworski was able to run for a few yards himself.  He eventually connected to Charlie Smith for a touchdown, but the PAT was blocked, so the score was up 6-0 against the Steelers.  In spite a couple good passes from Terry Bradshaw, the Steelers were forced to punt.  The Eagles then ran a couple of run plays and Smith caught a couple more passes--Krepfle eventually got open and Jaworski completed a deep one to him before the end of the first quarter, at 1st and 6.

 

On the first play of the half, Leroy Harris ran down the middle for a touchdown to climb up to a 13-0 lead.  The Eagles' defense forced a 3-and-out, and the Eagles continued their step-by-step dissection of the vaulted Steelers' defensive line in order to score yet another touchdown from Leroy Harris.  The final play of the half was a handoff to Thorton for a 1st down for a middling gain of 11.  The Eagles lead 20-0.

 

In spite a good kick return from Bliar, Franco Harris wound up coughing up the ball for the Eagles to recover in Steelers' territory.  The Eagles continued to chip away at the fading Steel Curtain defense, but eventually, their drive stalled and they had to kick a field goal to go up 23-0.  But Bliar had a 99-yard return and was tackled just before he could cross over to the end zone.  Sidney Thorton then punched it in down the middle for the go-ahead score, but their PAT was blocked so the score remains 23-6 Eagles.  Eventually, Jaworski threw an interception, and it was Franco Harris' turn to punch it in.  Once again, the PAT was blocked, so the score is 23-12, and the rest of the quarter revolved around the Eagles working their way back to midfield.

 

The Eagles' quarterback continued to work his magic downfield, with some assistance from Leroy Harris, William Montgomery, and even the very legs of Jaworski himself.  Eventually, he connected to Kepfle for the touchdown to put the game away with under 2 minutes left to play.  Bradshaw completed a deep pass for a touchdown of his very own, and once again, the PAT was blocked.  So the Eagles were up 30-18.  We recovered the onside kick, and ran out the clock as best we could before kicking the field goal to make the final score 33-18 Philadelphia.  Jaworski was the game's MVP, as he threw for 194 yards, 2 touchdowns, and ran for 75 yards--he was essentially the team's leading rusher in that game.  And the Eagles improved to 5-0 with a statement game.

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Week 6:  Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins

 

First play of the game, and Leroy Harris had bursted out for a massive sprint to the Redskins' 20. Jaworski then completed a pass to Krepfle for a touchdown.  The Eagles' defense then forced a 3-and-out, and returned the punt to the Eagles' 30 before punt returner Henry was carted off, forcing Giammo to back him up.  But Jaworski had no trouble taking apart the Redskins' secondary as they quickly scored another touchdown to make the game 14-0 before burying the Redskins in their own 5.   The Eagles forced Riggins to fumble, and Howard scooped it up for an easy touchdown to make it 21-0.  We continued boxing in Riggins, and eventually, we got the sack at their own endzone for a safety.  Campfield returned the kick to the Eagles' onw 40, and Jaworski completed a deep pass to Krepfle for an easy touchdown to go up 30-0 at the end of the 1st quarter.

 

We forced another safety, and made our way to midfield.  Krepfle kept getting open, so Jaworski kept throwing deep verticals to him for touchdowns.  We continued to rotate between safeties and touchdowns for the rest of the quarter.  While the Eagles' second possession tried to establish the run, they still continued to the air.  And with the final seconds of the quarter, Jaworski threw a deep one to Krepfle while he was in coverage for a go-ahead score.  The half ended with the Eagles up 66-0.

 

The Eagles immediately went for the safety and returned the ball all the way to their own 30.  The Redskins' defense have tightened a bit against the pass, so the Eagles ran the ball, and Jaworski completed short passes to Charlie Smith.  Until Krepfle eventually got wide open again, and he caught the deep pass to the Redskins' 2.  Jaworski then ran it in himself for the touchdown, and the Eagles kicked the ball to the Redskins' 12.  We forced another safety, and Jaworski wasted no time finding Krepfle again.  Joe Theisman then threw an interception to the Eagles to close out the 3rd quarter, with the Eagles up 84-0.

 

Jaworski threw one last bomb to Krepfle for yet another touchdown to make the score 91-0.  The Eagles then forced a safety and recovered the onside kick.  The Eagles ran three straight times before they kicked a field goal.  They then kicked the ball back to the Redskins, and they went 4-and-out.  The Redskins ran out the clock and scored another field goal to close out the game 99-0.  Krepfle is the game's MVP, and the Eagles now move up to 6-0 with a commanding lead in the NFC East.

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Week 7:  Philadelphia Eagles vs. St. Louis Cardinals

 

The Cardinals' kicking team were eventually successful in boxing in Billy Campbell at the Eagles' 15-yard line (he is quite the fighter), but Jaworski was able to connect deep to Krepfle to take the Eagles all the way to Cardinals' territory.  Jaworski then handed the ball off to Montgomery twice for a gain of 5, and then Jaworski scrambled for a gain of 12.  He scrambled again for a gain of 15 at the Cardinals' 6.  He handed the ball off to Harris for the touchdown.  The Cardinals then returned the kick passed the Eagles' 30.  But we forced a 3-and-out, and we returned the punt to the 25.  The quarter ended with a short pass to Charlie Smith and a 1st down conversion from Harris, as the Eagles lead 7-0.

 

Immediately, Jaworski connected to Krepfle for a touchdown.  And the Eagles had no problem whatsoever forcing a safety.  But instead of padding out their already bloated pass attack, they devoted themselves purposefully to the run, as a mixture of Jaworski scrambles, as well as the occasional burst from Harris or even Montgomery--who appears to be a bust at this point, anyways.  And Leroy Harris eventually went for the go-ahead score to make it 23-0.  But Cardinals' RB Wayne Morris then proceeded to humiliate the Eagles' defensive line by running straight down the middle and all the way down into the endzone for a touchdown to close in within 16 points.  Billy Campbell then responded by returning the kickoff into field goal range with just over a minute to go.  A Leroy Harris run and a couple short passes later, and the half ended with a Jaworski-to-Krepfle touchdown.  The score now reads 30-7.

 

First play of the half, and it was Otis Anderson's turn to run it all the way down for a touchdown.  And then on our kickoff return, Campbell was buried in the Eagles' own 5.  Jaworski scrambled in a first down, and then he proceeded to hand it off to Harris some more, giving it to Montgomery every once in a while.  Eventually, Leroy Harris broke out into an epic run all the way to the end zone for a touchdown, making the score 37-14 heading into the 4th quarter, after a couple of defensive stops of course.

 

In the 4th quarter, we completed the 4-and-out, and now we are in ball-protection mode.  Leroy Harris, however, didn't take long before he found the end zone again to make it 44-14.  Two consecutive blitz calls resulted in a safety, and Jaworski recovered the onside kick well into field goal range.  And Leroy Harris continues to prove himself nigh untouchable as he led the Eagles to yet another touchdown immediately.  Meanwhile, Charlie Johnson continues to make Otis Anderson, Wayne Morris, and QB Jim Hart's lives a living hell, as they forced yet another safety.  The Eagles recovered the onside kick again, and their running attack had methodically ran out the clock, and took apart the Cardinals at the final score of 64-14 (the game ended with Jaworski scrambling it in himself for a touchdown, and then finally a safety).

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Week 8:  Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Redskins

 

After a quick scramble from Jaworski, he completed a deep pass to an open Charmichael for a touchdown.  The Eagles defense led by Nose Tackle Charlie Johnson buried Joe Theisman and John Riggins into their own endzone for a safety.  This repeated twice more to close out the first quarter with the Eagles up 27-0.  Charlie Johnson continues to shut down the Redskins' offense as they continuously rotate between touchdowns and safeties--although the Eagles have made efforts to establish the run more--handing the ball off to Leroy Harris, and Ron Jaworski scrambling.  Eventually, Harris scored another touchdown to make the score 34-0.  The next drive, from the Eagles' 23, Jaworski completed a deep bombshell to Charmichael for a touchdown to make the score 43-0.  After another Safety, the Eagles took their kick returnman out of the game, and forced a sack to close out the half with the Eagles leading 52-0.

 

The Eagles quickly forced another safety and got the ball back into field goal range.  And the rest of the game was basically one big bore fest after another.  Jaworski completed a deep pass to the end zone, safety.  Rinse, repeat.  The score was 88-0 heading into the 4th quarter, and the Eagles force yet another safety.  But the Redskins recovered the onside kick, so the Eagles had to force a 4-and-out.   And Jaworski ran it in himself for a touchdown.  The rest of the quarter was devoted entirely to the run, and the Eagles forced one last safety to make the final score 99-0.

 

 

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Week 9:  Philadelphia Eagles @ Cincinnati Bengals

 

This game, the Eagles had quickly established the run under power runner Leroy Harris, and with some assistance from Montgomery and a scramble from Jaworski.  The opening drive ended with a short touchdown pass to Charlie Smith.  In spite the Bengals returning their kick to midfield, the Eagles forced a 3-and-out, and the Eagles ran out the clock in the first quarter with their meticulous attention to detail as they ran the ball all the way downfield for a Jaworski touchdown scramble.  Ken Anderson did eventually complete a deep pass into the red zone, but had to settle for a field goal.  Leroy Harris then broke out into a massive run from the Eagles' 30 to the Bengals' 9, and Montgomery punched it in for a touchdown to make the score 21-3.  After stuffing the run and a Charlie Johnson sack, Anderson then threw an interception.  And Jaworski immediately capitalized with a touchdown pass to Krepfle.  The half ended with a safety to make the score 30-3.

 

The Eagles forced a 3-and-out, and then the return team tackled the punter for a safety.  The Eagles were unable to take to the air, but Jaworski had no troubles scrambling, and while Leroy Harris has yet to find the end zone, he was able to set up Montgomery for the go-ahead score to climb up 39-3.  Another Safety, and the Eagles have the ball back at midfield.  After a short pass to Smith and a couple of runs, Krepfle was able to get open, and Jaworski connected with him for an easy touchdown to close the gap to 48-3.  The Eagles' defense forced a fumble, and ran out the clock in the 3rd quarter.  On the 1st play of the 4th quarter, Leroy Harris finally found the end zone for a touchdown.  The Eagles forced a Safety, and Jaworski recovered the onside kick inside field goal range.  A quick pass to Charlie Smith and a couple scrambles from Jaworski later, and the score is now 64-3.  On the subsequent blitz, Bengals RB Johnson fumbles the football, and Tuatalo recovers it for a touchdown to make it 71-3.  Eventually, Ross connected with Anderson for a 1st down near midfield.  And then the Eagles' defense forced the Bengals to turn the ball over on downs.  Jaworski completed a few more passes and scored a touchdown pass to Krepfle to end the game 78-3.

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Week 10:  Philadelphia Eagles @ Cleveland Browns

 

The first few plays, Ron Jaworski was forced to scramble in order to get a 1st down.  And after a short carry from Leroy Harris, Jaworski found a wide open Krepfle deep at the Browns' 10.  Jaworski then scrambled it in himself for a touchdown.  After forcing a 3-and-out, the Eagles' QB scrambled and handed off, looking for whatever receiver he can find to get open.  He completed only one pass to Charlie Smith, and with 1 second remaining in the quarter, he handed the ball off to Leroy Harris, who rushed for a gain of 12.

 

Jaworski handed it off to Harris for a touchdown to start the 2nd quarter.  But the subsequent kickoff was returned to the Eagles' 20.  And then Hill ran it in for a touchdown.  And Billy Campbell was only able to return the kickoff to the Eagles' 10.  And then Lyle Alazo forced a fumble from Jaworski and recovered it for a touchdown to tie it up 14-14.  After Campbell was able to return the kickoff to midfield, Jaworski stared down the blitz and completed a deep pass to an open Carmichael for a go-ahead score.  Charlie Johnson then sacked Sipes for a safety, and Campbell went down returning the kick into field goal range.  Harris had also suffered a game-ending injury, as the Browns had disposed of the threat of their return teams and their ground attack.  Luckily, Krepfle got open, and Jaworski completed a pass to him for a touchdown to end the half.

 

After forcing a Safety to start the second half, the Browns' backup returnman, Fitzkee, returned the ball to midfield, and Montgomery rushed for a gain of 10.  Jaworski's scramble would wind up being wasted as Giammona fumbled the ball over to the Browns.  And the Browns' running attack was able to capitalize on the turnover with a touchdown to close within 32-21.  But after scrambling for his live, Jaworski found Krepfle again for another touchdown to make the score 39-21, and buried the Browns back in their own 2.  But in spite forcing fumbles twice, eventually, Receiver Reggie scooped it up at their own end zone and outran all of the Eagles' defenders for a touchdown to close within 39-28 to close the 3rd quarter.

 

The Eagles were then buried at their own 5.  But Jaworski found Charlie Smith and completed a pass to him for a 1st down.  After a scramble for a gain of 6, Jaworski found Carmichael deep downfield for a touchdown.  But the Browns wouldn't give up on their upset of the last undefeated team in the NFL; Pruit ran for a gain of 30 to near midfield, and then on 4th and long, Sipes completed a pass to Logan for a 1st down to come within field goal range.  Hill scored the touchdown, and the Browns recovered the onside kick at midfield.  Sipes completed another pass to close within 4 at the high score of 46-42.  The Browns kick another onside kick, but the Eagles were able to recover it with 1:30 to go.  But after a scramble from Jaworski and a 1st down conversion from Charlie Smith, Smith had went down to injury yet again.  The Eagles were staying undefeated, but the Browns were determined to bloodlet the Eagles however way possible.  But Montgomery fumbled the football at the hand out, and the Browns recovered it at midfield with 19 seconds remaining!  But then the Eagles forced another fumble off of QB Sipes, and while the Browns were able to recover it, it ultimately didn't matter as time expired.  And the Eagles just barely hung on to their undefeated streak by the score of 46-42.  It's just a question now concerning what's to happen next.  With Henry, Campbell, and Smith all injured, the running game and the return teams have been compromised, and Jaworski is now limited in options to scrambles and deep passes.

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Week 11:  Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys

 

Eagles are 10-0--hurting badly on offense now, but still undefeated.  The Cowboys, on the other hand, are 7-3 and are looking pretty fresh.  If the Eagles win this game, they will be in complete control of the NFC East and are all but guaranteed to win the division.

 

And right out of the floodgates, Tony Dorsett had established himself as a force to be reckon with.  While the Eagles were successful in limiting the run, Staubach was able to complete a screen pass over to Dorsett, who fought off half a dozen of receivers to will himself over to the Eagles' 30.  But we sacked Staubach 3 consecutive times to push the Cowboys out of field goal range, and we recovered the punt for a touchback.  And on the first snap, Doomsday had cornered Ron Jaworski, and he was forced to throw it away.  Montgomery received the handoff for a gain of 5, and Jaworski was able to dodge Randy White and Harvey Martin and scrambled for a 1st down.  But for the first time all season, the Eagled had to punt, and not wanting to have to contend with Punt Returner Johnson, the Eagles gave them a touchback.  The Eagles forced a 3-and-out, and then they got the ball back at their own 40, and a little further downfield than they were in their previous drive.  After a handoff to Montgomery didn't produce much of anything, Jaworski threw it to Krepfle while in coverage, and he leaped it into the air for a 1st down as the 1st quarter came to an end scoreless, and with both teams evenly matched offensively and defensively, but with the Eagles in field goal range.

 

1st play of the quarter, and Jaworski found Krepfle in the end zone for a touchdown to go up 7-0.  But the lead wouldn't last as Cowboys' return man Butch Johnson ran it all the way to the end zone to tie it back up 7-7.  Jaworski then threw another pass to Krepfle, who dropped back out of coverage and made the catch in Cowboy territory.  And at 3 and 2, Jaworski threw an interception, coughing the ball back to the Cowboys.  Staubach then completed a pass to Tony Hill, who ran it in for a touchdown to help the Cowboys lead 7-14 against the Eagles, and the Cowboys' kicking team buried Campbell behind the 5 with just over a minute and a half to play in the half.  Krepfle caught a pass near midfield from Jaworski just in time before he could take the Safety from Randy White.  He completed two more passes to Krepfle for a touchdown to tie it up.  However, not wanting to kick the ball to Butch Johnson again, the Eagles kicked an onside kick, and the Eagles recovered it.  The Eagles successfully kicked a very long field goal, and kicked another onside kick to close the half, up 17-14.

 

The Eagles got the ball back to start the second half, and returned the kick to the 30.  Montgomery ran for a gain of 3, while Jaworski scrambled for a 1st down.  Against a mad blitz, Jaworski rushed the throw to Krepfle, who completed the pass while in coverage to take the team in field goal range. Jaworski then avoided the rush and scrambled for a small gain.  Then, in an odd play from RB Montgomery, he fumbled the ball, and in the mad scramble at the 30 to get the ball, the Eagles were able to recover it and continue the drive.  Backup receiver Fitzkee--who was wide open--then caught the short pass from Jaworski down the middle for a 1st down.  Finally, Montgomery got open from the right flank and dived into the end zone for a touchdown.  The kicking team then buried Butch Johnson at the 25, and it is now Staubach and Dorsett's turn to lead a deep drive downfield.  And after stuffing up the run a couple of times, Staubach then completed a screen pass to Dorsett, who ran it all the way to the Eagles' 20.  Dorsett then took the hand off and ran it into the end zone for a touchdown to close to within 3 against the Eagles.  Billy Campbell then returned the kick to the 45.  After Montgomery got stuffed up for no gain, Jaworski found Krepfle deep for a 1st down into Cowboys territory again as the quarter came to an end, and the Eagles are up 24-21.

 

Jaworski then completed a pass to Scott Fitzkee, who then punched it into the end zone for a touchdown to bring the Eagles up 31-21 against the Doomsday Defense.  But Butch Johnson had other plans, and he returned the ball all the way to the Eagles' 20.  But after stuffing up Dorsett, Staubach completed a pass to Newhouse for a touchdown to make the score 31-28 with just under 4 minutes left in the game.  Jaworski spent most of the subsequent drive scrambling away from Doomsday, or handing it off to Montgomery with the hope of running out the clock.  Then with just 2 minutes left to play, Jaworski completed a pass to Fitzkee for a touchdown.  Butch Johnson had nowhere to go in the following kickoff, forcing Staubach and Staubach alone to guide his team to a comeback victory from 10 down.  He completed a pass down the middle to get his team to the 20, and the Cowboys used up their final timeout.  And after an epic run downfield, Dorsett wound up fumbling the football at midfield where the Eagles recovered to put the game away.  The Cowboys had won by the score of 41-28, and are now one game away from clinching the NFC East title.

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Leroy Harris came back in time for our Week 12 rematch with the Cardinals.

 

And almost immediately, the Eagles have demonstrated just how they are the best team in the NFL by working the pass and the run, culminating in a touchdown scramble from Jaworski himself.  The Cardinals went 3-and-out, and Henry returned the Punt all the way to the 40.  Montgomery broke out into a deep run for a 1st down at the 30, and the rest of the quarter was devoted to pounding it in and running out the clock.  The Eagles lead 7-0.

 

After a complete pass to Fitzkee, Leroy Harris broke out and punched it in for a touchdown as the Eagles lead 14-0.  The Eagles forced a Safety, and Campbell returned the kick to the Cardinals' 30.  After a Montgomery run, Jaworski then scrambled it in himself for a touchdown.  Another Safety, and then Jaworski completed pass to Fitzkee.  Jaworski scrambled a bit for yet another touchdown to end the half, up 32-0.

 

The Eagles then forced a 3-and-out and tackled the Punter in his own end zone for a safety.  After a couple of scrambles from Jaworski, he stared down against the blitz and threw a bomb to Krepfle, who fought off all three of his defenders for a walk-in TD.  Eventually, the QB connected to Tilly for a TD, only for Jaworski to return in kind, throwing a couple of downfield bombs to Krepfle for a touchdown to make it 48-7.  The quarter ended with the Cardinals scoring yet another touchdown pass to the Eagles, and then kicking it off to the Eagles. 

 

In the 4th quarter, the Eagles started to run out the clock with their run game.  But when Jaworski dropped back to pass, he saw Krepfle wide open deep downfield, and could not resist tossing it to him for a 1st down.  The drive ended with a Leroy Harris Touchdown.  The Cardinals went 4-and-out, and up 55-14, the Eagles decided to simply go for the field goal after they found themselves stuffed 3 yards away from the end zone.  After Jim Hart threw a meaningless Touchdown Pass to end the quarter, the onside kick went horribly wrong for the Cardinals as Carmichael recovered it and ran it all the way down to the end zone for the final score of 65-21.

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In Week 13, the Eagles rested their starters since they had clinched homefield advantage.  But they still won by the score of 23-17 against the Packers.  The New Orleans Saints then defeated Oakland to clinch the NFC West.  The Eagles continued to defeat the Lions the very next week by the score of 24-10 to climb up to 14-0.  While none of these teams have yet to clinch a division title yet, the Chargers, Broncos, Oilers, Steelers, and Dolphins all clinched playoff spots in the AFC, while the NFC would see the Buccaneers clinching a playoff spot, but not yet the division (they are still in contention with the Bears) while the Rams, Cowboys, and Redskins are all on the cusp of making it in as wild card teams alongside the Bears.  Almost the entire AFC East as well as the Oakland Raiders are in fierce competition for playoff spots as well, most notably the Buffalo Bills for the AFC East title.  Edit:  Week 15:  The Dolphins clinched the division, and the Eagles' unbeaten streak continued against the Cowboys by the score of 24-14.  And the Chargers defeated the Broncos to clinch the AFC West.

Edited by Mike Gordan

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Week 16:  Philadelphia Eagles vs. Houston Oilers

 

By far the best running game in the entire NFL, and with the undefeated season on the line (as well as a ton of rust to brush off for our starters), the Eagles take to the field to host the Oilers to decide not only who wins the AFC Central, but also whether they go the distance and go undefeated.

 

The Oilers got the opening kickoff, and the Eagles' defense made it primary objective number 1 to key on Earl Campbell all game long.  Eventually, when the Oilers' began to punt, the punter was sacked in the end zone for a safety, and the Eagles got the ball at the 40.  But instead of passing the ball, the Eagles decided to beat the Oilers at their own game, by running it down their throats.  Burning up almost 4 whole minutes on the drive, Ron Jaworski eventually scrambled it into the end zone for a touchdown.  We forced another Safety, and we returned the kickoff all the way to the Eagles' 30 to close out the 1st quarter.

 

In the 2nd quarter, the Eagles' beat down tactics resumed, and Montgomery eventually found himself having a massive gain for himself heading all the way down to the Oilers' 20.  The Oilers continued to pound it in, until Jaworski eventually scrambled for yet another touchdown.  After a three-and-out, Jaworski completed a couple of passes to Charlie Smith and Krepfle to get it to the Oilers' 6th yard line.  The Oilers kicked a field goal to end the half up 21-0.

 

The Oilers' defense had tightened on Jaworski as it made every attempt it could to box him in.  But if Jaworski couldn't scramble, then one of his receivers would become wide open.  First was Krepfle, who has never let him down.  And later on, after a good handful of running plays, Jaworski found Charlie Smith wide open in the end zone for a touchdown to climb up 28-0.  And after forcing a Safety, the Eagles' offense worked its way down to the end zone, culminating in a touchdown pass to Krepfle to make it 37-0.  And after forcing a 3-and-out, Henry avoided the first couple of tacklers to take the ball to the 25.  Then, with 13 seconds in the 3rd quarter, Eagles RB William Montgomery found his biggest rush of the season all the way to the end zone for a touchdown to make it 44-0 heading into the final quarter.

 

In the 4th quarter, Oilers QB Pastorini found Ken Burrough in the end zone for a touchdown, making the game 44-6.  And even though the Oilers recovered the onside kick, the Eagles' defense forced a turnover on downs, and a complete pass to Krepfle led to another touchdown, making the game 51-6.  At 4th and long, the Eagles tackled a scrambling Pastorini to force yet another turnover on downs.  The Eagles kicked a field goal, and then they stuffed up the Oilers for a 4-and-out.  Montgomery then punched it in himself for a touchdown to make the final score 61-6, which established the Philadelphia Eagles at 16-0, with 999 points scored (the maximum; any more than that, and the count resets back to 0).  Jaworski had 3900 yards passing, and the Eagles had established themselves as the 3rd best rushing attack behind the Rams (by 60 yards) and the Oilers--whom they had just humiliated (by 108 yards).  And all across the board, they had shown themselves to be by far the greatest team in the NFL, and arguably the greatest team ever assembled.

 

And in the final couple of games of the regular season, the Raiders defeated the Seahawks to clinch the 6th seed in the AFC, while the Buccaneers won their season finale to clinch the NFC Central over the Bears.  The Steelers had also won the tie breaker with the Oilers for the AFC Central.

 

Now, here's the playoff bracket:

 

AFC

1.  San Diego Chargers (12-3-1)

2.  Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)

3.  Miami Dolphins (12-4)

4.  Houston Oilers (12-4)

5.  Denver Broncos (10-5-1)

6.  Oakland Raiders (9-7)

 

NFC

1.  Philadelphia Eagles (16-0)

2.  New Orleans Saints (12-4)

3.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5)

4.  Chicago Bears (10-6)

5.  Dallas Cowboys (10-6)

6.  Los Angeles Rams (10-6)

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Wild Card Rounds:  The Broncos went into Houston and embarrassed the Oilers by the score of 24-3.  The Cowboys then went into Chicago and narrowly defeated the Bears by the score of 24-21--Butch Johnson was the big difference in that game.  The Miami Dolphins then came in, and under the legs of Larry Csonka, defeated the Raiders 24-14.  The Rams then came into Tampa Bay and pulled the upset thanks to Wendell Tyler by the score of 20-7.

 

Which means in the divisional rounds, it's going to be the Denver Broncos @ Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys @ New Orleans Saints, the Miami Dolphins @ San Diego Chargers; and the Los Angeles Rams @ Philadelphia Eagles.

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Divisional Rounds:  Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Denver Broncos by the score of 38-21; the Saints defeat the Cowboys 14-13, sending Roger Staubach to retire in disappointment; and the Miami Dolphins defeat the San Diego Chargers 21-10.  Finally, we have the Philadelphia Eagles hosting the Los Angeles Rams.

 

After a mad scramble from Ron Jaworski, he found and completed a pass to Charlie Smith down the middle for a 1st down.  Leroy Harris then found an opening in the Rams' defense and ran the ball all the way down to their 30 for a 1st down.  Jaworski then scrambled and scrambled some more until he found the end zone for a touchdown to go up on the Rams 7-0.  But while Earl Campbell may have rushed for the most yards of any runningback in the season, Wendell Tyler benefited greatly from a stellar offensive line, as he had no trouble running past the Eagles' defenders for an easy touchdown, tying the game.  But after the Rams took out their running attack, Jaworski connected to Krepfle, who as usual, caught the pass and ran it all the way down to the end zone for a touchdown to close the 1st quarter.  Eagles lead 14-7.

 

But Wendell Tyler wasn't just a stellar RB; he's also a great pass catcher, as he took the ball all the way to the Eagles' 9.  But Charlie Johnson wasn't about ready to allow the Rams into their end zone, and the Rams eventually even missed the uprights for a field goal.  Leroy Harris then bursted out running for a first down at midfield.  Jaworski then scrambled a bit, while handing the ball off to Harris and Montgomery until they were in field goal range.  They continued running the football downfield, until the very last second, on 4th down when the Eagles settled for a field goal to lead the Rams by 10 at the half--17-7.

 

To start the second half, the Eagles forced a 3-and-out, and the punter just barely punted the ball away at the Eagles 40 before he was tackled in his own end zone.  After running a few plays, Jaworski completed a pass to Krepfle for a touchdown.  Now up 24-7.  The Eagles then forced yet another 3-and-out, and recovered the ball at their own 25.  The Eagles converted a 1st down and ran out the clock for the 3rd quarter.

 

Jaworski completed a pass to Charlie Smith, who then ran it all the way down to the Rams' 40, and just outside of field goal range.  A pair of runs from Harris and Montgomery converted a 1st down into field goal range, and following a quarterback scramble, Harris fought for every inch he could to convert yet another 1st down.  A pair of quarterback scrambles led the team to the end zone for a touchdown which essentially clinches the game for the Eagles 31-7.  But the Eagles returned the kickoff all the way to the end zone for a touchdown compliments of Elvis Peacock.  They then recovered the onside kick, so the Eagles still need to make one last defensive stop to put the game away.  And the Eagles forced a 4-and-out, and the Rams ran the ball a couple more times before kicking the field goal to win the game 34-14.  The Eagles will be hosting Archie Manning and the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game.

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AFC Championship game, the Miami Dolphins went into Pittsburgh and upset the defending AFC Championship Steelers 24-21 to head back to the Super Bowl for the first time in six years. Who will be joining the Dolphins in Super Bowl XIV? The undefeated Philadelphia Eagles, or the surprise Cinderella story of the season, the New Orleans Saints?

First play of the game, and Archie Manning was sacked by Charlie Johnson sacked Archie Manning for a Safety. After a couple of runs, Jaworski completed a pair of passes to Charlie Smith and Carmichael for a Touchdown. Shortly afterwards, Archie Manning threw a pick at midfield. Jaworski and his running backs worked their way downfield, and eventually, Leroy Harris punched it in to make the score 16-0 as the 1st quarter comes to an end.

The Eagles' defense continued to shut down the Saints' offense, and Charlie Johnson was constantly in Archie Manning's face. They forced a 3-and-out, and the Eagles' offense worked their way downfield. They ran on a couple of plays, and then Jaworski scrambled his way to the end zone for a touchdown. Score's 23-0. Another 3-and-out, and Jaworski completed a bomb to Carmichael for a touchdown. But on the final play of the half, Archie Manning finally found a wide-open receiver in Chandler for an easy Touchdown.

The Eagles got the second half kickoff, and they continued working their way downfield and then Jaworski connected deep to Krepfle, and then scrambled for the end zone for a touchdown. 37-7 Philadelphia. After forcing yet another 3-and-out, the Eagles ran a couple of plays before Jaworski connected to Charlie Smith, who then took the ball all the way to the end zone for a touchdown. Eagles lead 44-7. The quarter ended with the Saints punting the ball back to the Eagles following yet another 3-and-out.

The Eagles ran a couple of plays, and at 4th down at midfield, Jaworski decided to throw deep to Krepfle for a 1st down at the Saints' 3. Leroy Harris punched it in for a touchdown, taking the game to 51-7. After forcing the Safety, the Saints were able to recover the onside kick at midfield, and Archie Manning subsequently connected with Chandler for a touchdown. The Eagles were able to recover the next onside kick, and the Saints ate up the clock, and kicked the game-winning field goal to reach Super Bowl XIV to face the team that previously went undefeated 7 years prior--the Dolphins. Final score's 56-14 Eagles!

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Super Bowl XIV: Philadelphia Eagles (16-0) vs. Miami Dolphins (12-4)

 

After the Eagles forced a 3-and-out, Jaworski scrambled for a first down, then completed a pass to Charlie Smith, who would take the ball to the Dolphins' 4.  Leroy Harris punched it in for a touchdown.  The Dolphins' Larry Csonka proved tough, but the Ealges' defense proved even tougher, and they forced a 3-and-out and Henry returned the punt to midfield.  Montgomery ran the ball a couple of times to run out the clock in the 1st quarter.  Eagles lead 7-0.

 

Second had Jaworski completing a pass to Charlie Smith for a 1st down, and then after a couple of runs from Jaworsky and Harris, Montgomery punched it in for a touchdown.  The Dolphins once again went 3-and-out, and Jaworski scrambled for a gain of 5 near midfield.  He then completed a deep pass to Krepfle that set up a touchdown pass to Charlie Smith.  Just before the end of the half, the Eagles forced a 3-and-out, ran out of bounds at the Punt, and Jaworsky threw the most impressive Hail Mary in Super Bowl history to Carmichael to end the half up 28-0.

 

To start the second half, the Eagles ran a couple of plays, and then Jaworsky completed a deep one to Krepfle, who fought off the Miami defenders for a go-ahead touchdown to go up 35-0.  After a Charlie Johnson safety, and a successful 1st down run from Montgomery, Jaworsky found Krepfle open downfield again for an easy go ahead score to go up 44-0.  After forcing yet another 3-and-out by shutting down Larry Csonka and pressuring Bob Griese all game long, Wally Henry--after returning the punt to midfield, was carted off due to injury.  Montgomery and Harris ran the ball three times and ran out the clock for the 3rd quarter.

 

Montgomery and Harris continued to punch it closer to the end zone.  And when Jaworsky dropped back to pass, he scrambled for the end zone and practically walked inside the end zone for a touchdown.  In this game, Jaworsky guided his team so that every single offensive starter including himself had reached the end zone at least once in this game.  The Eagles forced a 4-and-out, and then the offense switched starters on RB so that Giamona could run it in for a touchdown.  After forcing a 4-and-out, Billy Campbell took it into the end zone for a touchdown to make the score 65-0.  Kick Returnman Nathan was then carted off, as well as QB Bob Griese--who would be forced to retire in the offseason due to his injury.  The Eagles forced another Safety, and recovered the onside kick.  Fritzkee then replaced Krepfle so that he too would get a shot at the end zone for a touchdown.  In fact, the only offensive player never to see any action at all that season was backup Tight End Spagnola.  The final score was a resounding finish to a perfect season by the tune of 74-0 Philadelphia Eagles.  The greatest team of all time.  With League MVP Ron Jarowsky also named Super Bowl MVP.

 

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Edit:  Next season--the 1980 season--is going to be the Atlanta Falcons campaign for the hopes of winning the Super Bowl.  If anybody else has any recommendations concerning who you would like to see me take to the tournament at the end of the season (like, perhaps the 1980 Aint's--given that they won their division and reached the NFC Championship game, it's not too farfetch'd they could do it again on the Tecmo ROM).

Edited by Mike Gordan

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SwwwwwwwEEt.

 

Week 9 of my 1980 season, trailing 14-33 - with 1:46 LEFT IN THE 4th - I overcame a 19-point deficit to beat these motherfuckers:

 

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on a time-expiring, Tommy Kramer-to-Ahmad Rashad 49-yard catch-and-run {out of grapple, missed tackle} Game-Winning score.

 

Never Give Up

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Okay, I have a problem, and the fact of the matter is, for whatever reason, I cannot figure out for the life of me how to screencap the results of my game.  I'm using jnes emulation on Windows 10 to play, and while I could save the pictures, I for whatever reason cannot transfer the screencap to my own posts.

 

Now, with all of that said, not only am I gonna try to get the Falcons to win the Super Bowl on the 1980 ROM, but I'm also going to try to lead the Aint's to the playoffs as well (given just how putrid that team was that year).  With that said, the Falcons will take priority over the Saints no matter what unless the Falcons have already secured the division.  Just keep that in mind.

 

Speaking of which:  Did you know the 1980 playoffs remains the only time in NFL history where all the playoff teams in one of the conferences finished the regular season with identical records--specifically, the Chargers, Browns, Bills, Raiders, and Oilers.  Ironically enough, the only team out of that lineup to have ever even played in a Super Bowl were the Raiders--who would go on to win another that same season.

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Week 1:  New Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers

 

First two plays of the game, and not only did I unwittingly perform an onside kick, but the Saints actually recovered it.  Then, after Archie Manning completed a deep pass down field, it was intercepted, but the defender immediately fumbled the pick, and one of the Saints immediately recovered and ran it all the way down for a touchdown.  It was the weirdest thing I have ever seen.  I forced a three and out, and after another deep pass that was taken all the way down inside the 49ers' 10, I handed the ball off to one of my runningbacks for a touchdown.  My Saints defense then forced a safety, and then returned a short kick for a touchdown.  Forced another Safety, and returned the ball to midfield to end the 1st quarter.

 

Second quarter, Archie Manning throws yet another bomb downfield for another touchdown.  A 3-and-out later, and Archie Manning worked his way downfield with his arms and his legs for another touchdown.  Then when the Saints kicked it back to the 49ers, the returnman fumbled, and the Saints recovered it.  Archie then threw another bomb to his receivers for another touchdown.  Another accidental onside kick later, and the Saints once again recovered it.  Archie then threw his fifth touchdown of the game as the Saints were up an insurmountable 53-0 at the half.

 

Third quarter, and the Saints return the kickoff into the red zone.  Archie Manning then threw his sixth touchdown pass of the game.  However, on the 49ers opening half drive, Steve DeBerg operated his offense and threw a bomb downfield for a touchdown to close within 60-7.  Archie responded with a seventh touchdown pass of the game, while the Saints' defense forced a three-and-out, and recovered the punt to close out the third quarter.

 

The Saints quickly scored to put the game away, and in a nonstop offensive barrage, the 49ers offense racked up five touchdown passes including a 30-yard scramble from DeBerg as the Saints' offense never got the ball back the rest of the way.  The Saints won 74-42, though five of the six 49er touchdown passes came in the 4th quarter as the Saints defense decided to pack it in.

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Week 1:  Atlanta Falcons @ Minnesota Vikings

 

Opening kickoff, and the Vikings quickly came up on the board with a run play from Brown and a pass to Rashad from QB Tommy Kramer.  The Falcons immediately responded with a run play and a pass thrown to Alfred Jenkins from QB Steve Bartkowski.  The Falcons' defense then forced a safety, and return specialist Reggie Smith returned the kick for a touchdown to climb up 16-7.  Kramer then scrambled all the way down midfield from the 9 to the 35.  Brown ran up the top for a gain of 5, and then Kramer blocked the blitz and completed a pass down the middle for another first down.  The Falcons shut down the run to close out the first quarter with a 16-7 league, but a massive offensive statistical deficit.

 

The Falcons defense had shut down the run and sacked Kramer.  They attempted to settle for a field goal in order to close in within one score of the Falcons, but the kick was wide right.  Bartkowski immediately cashed in on the Vikings' lost opportunity with a deep pass to Francis to take the Falcons into enemy territory.  Lynn Cain then ran a couple of downfield plays for a touchdown to make it 23-7.  But Tommy Kramer chose not to go quietly, and he threw a deep pass to Rashad for a touchdown on a play action call.  But after a few run plays Bartkowski threw an interception that was nearly returned for six.  But the Vikings settled for a field goal, and at the subsequent kick return, Reggie Smith returned it to the 50 before running out of bounds with 1 second remaining.  Francis caught the Hail Mary for a touchdown to get back up two scores at the half, the Falcons leading 30-17.

 

On the Vikings second half kickoff, Reggie Smith fumbled the ball, and the Falcons had to stuff up the Vikings' defense and force them to settle for a field goal.  And after running the ball a couple times, Bartkowski completed a deep pass to Lynn Cain for another touchdown to make the score 37-20.  After forcing a three-and-out, the Falcons recovered the Punt at their own 10.  The Falcons ran it a couple of times past the Falcons' 40 before the quarter came to an end.

 

After a massive burst of speed that took the Falcons inside the Vikings' 8, Lynn Cain ran it in three times, eventually punching it in for a touchdown to go up 44-20.  But after a run for a few, Sammy White caught another deep pass for a touchdown, to close back in within 17 points.  The Vikings immediately recovered the onside kick with some help from some major juice, and Rickey Young caught a pass for a touchdown.  The second onside kick, however, was recovered by the Falcons.  And they continued to run, run, run.  They couldn't reach the end zone, and thus had to settle for a field goal, putting the game away 47-34.

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There's hope for this '81 squadron, yet...

 

Week 6.

 

Trailing 7-28, we finally tied it, 35-35, with :57 left in the 3rd.

 

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Good ol' Ahmad Rashad snagged what would prove to be the game-winner, with less than a minute left to go in the show

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Picking up the action in the 3rd week of the 1983 season. I'm playing as the Packers.  Just finished destroying the Rams in a game that started as a track meet. We held Dickerson in check and Dickey went wild passing for 547.

 

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      There were only 26 teams at the time.  To fill the final 4 spots, I will be adding AL and NL All-Star teams, as well as AL and NL Legends teams (featuring players like Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron).  The Legends teams will vary from year to year in the sense that the teams must consist of players who were legends (and retired) at the time of the ROM.  So, while Willie Mays might be featured as a legend on the 1986 ROM, he wouldn't be featured on as a legend on a 1966 ROM.
       
      I've attached a screenshot of the team-selection screen with all 26 regular teams, plus the 4 extra teams.

    • By qbvikings
      Now that the winter sports lull is almost here, I have created the ultimate Tecmo Super Bowl 1978-1993 set, including alternate roms for strike year and seasons where multiple qbs made an impact.
       
      Can you take the 86 49ers to the Super Bowl with a young Jerry Rice and no Joe? 
       
      Can you steer the 84 Bears to the Super Bowl with a pair of the worst QBs to ever grace the Tecmo field?
       
      See what the 1991-1993 rosters really looked like with these roms with 100% accurate rosters.
       
      Hundreds of hours of research and development have gone into these and I hope you enjoy as much as I do.
       
      Roms include 
      1978 Season
      1979 Season
      1980 Season
      1981 Season
      1982 Season
      1983 Season
      1984 Season (2 versions)
      1985 Season
      1986 Season (2 versions)
      1987 Season (2 versions)
      1988 Season
      1989 Season
      1990 Season
      1991 Season
      1992 Season
      1993 Season
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