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    bruddog got a reaction from gojiphen malor in Modifier to FG accuracy   
    Here is a worksheet you can use to see whether a FG will go in given a given arrow location. 
     
    The only cells you want to change are
     
    B2: This sets how far off from perfect your arrow is. See sheet 2 for examples. 
    B3: This is a random modifier. Set it between 0 to 3. There is a 25% chance of each one occuring except for 50 kicking ability kickers. 
    B5: kicker skill rating (6,13,19 etc). This will fill in how many notches the arrow can be off and sets the kickers range. 
     
    FG_worksheet.xlsx
     
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    bruddog got a reaction from gojiphen malor in Modifier to FG accuracy   
    Here is a worksheet you can use to see whether a FG will go in given a given arrow location. 
     
    The only cells you want to change are
     
    B2: This sets how far off from perfect your arrow is. See sheet 2 for examples. 
    B3: This is a random modifier. Set it between 0 to 3. There is a 25% chance of each one occuring except for 50 kicking ability kickers. 
    B5: kicker skill rating (6,13,19 etc). This will fill in how many notches the arrow can be off and sets the kickers range. 
     
    FG_worksheet.xlsx
     
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    bruddog got a reaction from gojiphen malor in Hex editing help, player names   
    @SBlueman
     
    The NFC west names have a similar restriction because they must fit into a finite amount of space. So you only get so many characters total. If you have a ton of long names then you are likely to go over. 
     
    You essentialy have ~ 1481 characters you can use for all the nfc west player names and jersey number. So 30 players * 4 teams = 120 total players.
     
    so 1481/120=  12.3 - 1 character for the jersey = 11.3 characters per player name. At least for how the 32 team rom is currently constructed. 
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    bruddog reacted to kamphuna8 in Nintendo Switch will have online PvP mode for retro NES titles   
    Latency had shown to be a bit of an issue, I noticed on Twitter yesterday. The example that I saw had issues with playing a game with precise timing needed (River City Ransom I think?) or some other game, I thought I saw it was a 2 player beat em up like Double Dragon 2 and 3. Not sure if this would be a problem or how much a problem could be had trying to play TSB. I don't have a switch fwiw
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    bruddog got a reaction from justinpeters51 in New Orleans, LA - 9/8/2018 - Tecmo NOLA   
    I watched the video it says nothing about the “titan of tecmo”.
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    bruddog reacted to Knobbe in Improved search   
    The search feature for this forum has been pretty pedestrian.
    I was able to update it to elastic search.  
    It should be quicker and more thorough
     
    This will address some of the speed issues on the site as well.  There are a couple of other issues also causing slow downs that I will hopefully be able to address sooner than later.
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    bruddog got a reaction from manYo720 in No sprite flicker rom and 15 sprite per scanline rom for AVS   
    These are only meant to be used in hardware or emulators that can take advantage of the no sprite flickering.
     
     
    This rom completely removes sprite flickering with the following patch
     
    SET(0x2d04C, 0xA901209ACC4C3C90)
    TSB_no_sprite_flicker.nes 
     
    You would need to use this in nestopia with the Machine->Options No Sprite Limit checked
     
     
    This next file would take advantage of the upcoming AVS's 15 sprites per scanline feature
     
    This patch changes the check from 8 sprites per scanline to 15. You could also use this in nestopia as with the above using the no sprite limit option to see how much of an improvement it makes (A LOT). 
     

     
     
    SET(0x2D14E,0x10)
    SET(0x2D174,0x10)
    SET(0x2D19A,0x10)
    SET(0x2D1C0,0x10)
     
    TSB_sprite_limit_15.nes
     
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    bruddog reacted to manYo720 in No sprite flicker rom and 15 sprite per scanline rom for AVS   
    wow, thanks bru... just saw this thread, and I have an AVS and am gonna try it out this wkd
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    bruddog got a reaction from War Machine in HSTL S46 Turnovers   
    Notes: 

    4th down fails and net 4th down differential correlated most highlight with winning. NE and BUF had the turnover profiles of 9-10 win teams but couldn't get it done. IND and NYG had the turnover profiles of 4-5 wins teams but squeezed out 8. 
     
    PIT and NO played in the games with the fewest turnovers. NYG, RAMS, SD, PIT and DET played in games with the most turnovers. 
     

     
     
     
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    bruddog got a reaction from tecmobo in HSTL season 46 in review   
    22. MIN-  Zuir drafted a stud WR as he has very  often in Drew Hill. He also paired him with Wayne Haddix which is a lethal one-two punch. And he has two LB's and albert Bentley to boot.  Strangely Jay Schroeder got the majority of the plying time throughout the season despite the threat of fast RB. THe Vikings started off strong going 4-1-1 with the seasons lone tie but relapsed into .500 ball down the stretch. The defense did its job finishing in the green in every defensive category including #2 in pts per game and #2 in yards. In fact in one of the oddest games of the season the Vikings eeked out a 3-0 win vs the Chiefs. However the offense was pretty bad finishing 22nd in pts. This might have been a sub .500 team if not for the Vikings being by the luckiest team in the league with their opponents fumbling 19 times and the vikings finishing a whopping +7 in fumbles recovered. Zuir strangely won an elite level 57% of his games vs elite opponents but was league average or worse vs other tiers. The season win prediction was off by 1 win. 
     
    23 NO - Nos After about 10 seasons of middling results, Nos transformed himself into a perennial HSTL title contender. He currently has a 9 season streak 
    of winning more than 10 games and is 11-5 in the playoffs with two titles in that span. Nos built a balanced squad around Ware, Ottis, Ellar, Lee and the two Greens (Jacob and Kevin). This give him lots of ways to beat you. As he has done throughout this streak, he does his best to minimize turnover and again finished in the top of the league at +13 in turnover and 4th down differential powered by being +8 on 4th downF/S only failing a single time on fourth down. Known for his DB2 defense it didn't translate as well as the saints finished 23rd in rushing defense. The saints also were pretty negative in sacks finishing 20th in sacks taken (gotta eat it with Ware sometimes) and 28th in sacks. Despite this the saints finished with the second best record in the league losing their two games both by double digits and going 9-0 down the stretch. The season win prediction was off by 2 wins. 
     
    24 CLE- Tecmobo also has a 10+ season streak going as he finished with 10 wins to extend the streak to 7 seasons. Last season's champ has an offense led by Everett, Rozier and Sharpe was potent finishing #3 in pts per game.However the defense was middling finishing 12th and 19th in rushing yards which may have to do with having to face Bo Jackson twice. Cle's profile vs various tiers of opponents was typical of his 5 year average. Cleveland started off 10-2 saving some of his harder games for last and thus the record faded down the stretch. CLE went 6-1 in the first 7 weeks and 4-5 to close out the season. Cle finished positive in 4th down stops and takeaway differential at +5 but had a pretty high number of 4th down fails at 10. One weirdness of the season was CLE beating CIN 42-14 and then losing the next time to them 14-42 in a game where they turned the ball over 6 times ( 3 fumbles on 6 tackles, 2 interceptions and a 4th down fail). Do to the way division worked out Bo will have the hard road in the playoffs to repeat. The season win prediction was off by 1 win. 
     
    25 DAL- jesusloves built a really solid 44pc type roster with Emmit, Clark behind BUF OL. Harris and richard johnson lead the defense but the results were very underwhelming.Offensively they did a good job running and aoviding sacks and interceptions but finished 14th in pts. Again for someone that can tap well they finished 21st in rushing yards. Dick dick did lead them to being 5th in pass yards allowed. The main problem was a -6 4th down stops and takeaway differential with the key culprit being a -6 on 4th down stop differential. DAL split with divisions rivals winning both of the games at home. But otherwise performed below their average vs all player tier types. A tough break for Dallas as they just missed the playoffs in the NFC. A 2-4 record down the stretch killed their chances. The season win prediction was off by 3 wins.
     
    26 KC- gats is a favorite to win it all every season. The accolades speak for themselves as gats owns a 253-84 lifetime record, 6 titles and a 19-4 plaoyff record in HSTL along with 3 Madison titles in a row. He just doesn't lose very often. With a 69pc qb and 69 int db, it seemed like the league would be in for a 13+ win season but it just wasn't in the cards. KC got off to a slowish start going 3-3 to start the season with an overtime loss to PIT and only his 3rd loss to gamehigh in 19 games in a game where he lost 2 fumbles. That was a problem this year as gats was extremely unlucky with fumbles losing 15 for a whopping 8.8% of his tackles and his opponents only fumbling on 6% of their tackles. The offense had a small number of 4th down fails but uncharactartiscally only had 5 4th down stops. This led to a small +3  4th down stops and takeaway differential. Still KC turned on the juice when they needed to going 7-3 down the stretch and finishing pretty close to their average vs various player tiers. The defense was solid finishing green in most categories including 4th in pts per game. The offense finished below average in pts per game at 18th. Perhaps 44MS mark jackson isn't quite enough to stretch the field for the moonballs from kreig. If anyone can turn it on in the playoffs its gats. The season win prediction was off by 3 wins.
     
    27 GB- warmachine had three 7-9 seasons before turning things upward in season 44 having won an average of 12 games the last 3 seasons. He  built his team around offensive stars simms and butts. The defense has pieces at each level but no stars with allen and agnew leading the way. Depsite the lack of defensive stars GB finished 2 in total pts. As expected when your best DB is Eric Allen GB did finish 18th in passing yards amd 13th in interceptions which could be a problem should a strong passing team show up in the playoffs. The offense also finished only 22nd in yards but 6th in pts meaning warmachine gets the most out of his yards. He does his best to minimize mistakes and finished positive in every turnover category finishing 2nd with a +15 4th down stops and takeaway differential. Gb finished with only one loss to a non_playoff contender in a game where butts got limited to 17 yards on 11 carries. GB had elite level performance vs all player tiers. GB finishes as the 2 seed hoping to make a playoff run. The season win prediction was off by 2 wins.
     
    28 IND -Oldirty/spliff The only combo owner team this year. Strangely enough both owners played .500 ball but spliffs pt differntial was that of a .250 team or so. That this team finished 8-8 and back doored their way into the playoffs is nothing short of magical. Finishing 21st in pts, 24th in pts allowed and had 16 4th down fails leading to a -13 4th down stops and takeaway differential. To top it off they go 1-4 in the final 5 weeks and still manage to get in the 8-8 afc east extravaganze. They were lucky with fumbles as opponents fumbles on 8% of their tackles and indy only fumbles on 3.7% leading to a +3 net fumbles lost. Roster wise this team was a balanced type team stronger on offense with Boomer, gray clark and 44ms sherrard. The defense was minimal with spielman, romo and Hendrix. Seems unlikely that the magic will keep rolling in the playoffs but indy dreams of doing the impossible. The season win prediction ins not applicable due to owner switch. 
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    bruddog got a reaction from joeygats in HSTL season 46 in review   
    The entire table
     

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    bruddog got a reaction from War Machine in HSTL S46 Turnovers   
    Notes: 

    4th down fails and net 4th down differential correlated most highlight with winning. NE and BUF had the turnover profiles of 9-10 win teams but couldn't get it done. IND and NYG had the turnover profiles of 4-5 wins teams but squeezed out 8. 
     
    PIT and NO played in the games with the fewest turnovers. NYG, RAMS, SD, PIT and DET played in games with the most turnovers. 
     

     
     
     
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    bruddog got a reaction from tecmobo in HSTL season 46 in review   
    22. MIN-  Zuir drafted a stud WR as he has very  often in Drew Hill. He also paired him with Wayne Haddix which is a lethal one-two punch. And he has two LB's and albert Bentley to boot.  Strangely Jay Schroeder got the majority of the plying time throughout the season despite the threat of fast RB. THe Vikings started off strong going 4-1-1 with the seasons lone tie but relapsed into .500 ball down the stretch. The defense did its job finishing in the green in every defensive category including #2 in pts per game and #2 in yards. In fact in one of the oddest games of the season the Vikings eeked out a 3-0 win vs the Chiefs. However the offense was pretty bad finishing 22nd in pts. This might have been a sub .500 team if not for the Vikings being by the luckiest team in the league with their opponents fumbling 19 times and the vikings finishing a whopping +7 in fumbles recovered. Zuir strangely won an elite level 57% of his games vs elite opponents but was league average or worse vs other tiers. The season win prediction was off by 1 win. 
     
    23 NO - Nos After about 10 seasons of middling results, Nos transformed himself into a perennial HSTL title contender. He currently has a 9 season streak 
    of winning more than 10 games and is 11-5 in the playoffs with two titles in that span. Nos built a balanced squad around Ware, Ottis, Ellar, Lee and the two Greens (Jacob and Kevin). This give him lots of ways to beat you. As he has done throughout this streak, he does his best to minimize turnover and again finished in the top of the league at +13 in turnover and 4th down differential powered by being +8 on 4th downF/S only failing a single time on fourth down. Known for his DB2 defense it didn't translate as well as the saints finished 23rd in rushing defense. The saints also were pretty negative in sacks finishing 20th in sacks taken (gotta eat it with Ware sometimes) and 28th in sacks. Despite this the saints finished with the second best record in the league losing their two games both by double digits and going 9-0 down the stretch. The season win prediction was off by 2 wins. 
     
    24 CLE- Tecmobo also has a 10+ season streak going as he finished with 10 wins to extend the streak to 7 seasons. Last season's champ has an offense led by Everett, Rozier and Sharpe was potent finishing #3 in pts per game.However the defense was middling finishing 12th and 19th in rushing yards which may have to do with having to face Bo Jackson twice. Cle's profile vs various tiers of opponents was typical of his 5 year average. Cleveland started off 10-2 saving some of his harder games for last and thus the record faded down the stretch. CLE went 6-1 in the first 7 weeks and 4-5 to close out the season. Cle finished positive in 4th down stops and takeaway differential at +5 but had a pretty high number of 4th down fails at 10. One weirdness of the season was CLE beating CIN 42-14 and then losing the next time to them 14-42 in a game where they turned the ball over 6 times ( 3 fumbles on 6 tackles, 2 interceptions and a 4th down fail). Do to the way division worked out Bo will have the hard road in the playoffs to repeat. The season win prediction was off by 1 win. 
     
    25 DAL- jesusloves built a really solid 44pc type roster with Emmit, Clark behind BUF OL. Harris and richard johnson lead the defense but the results were very underwhelming.Offensively they did a good job running and aoviding sacks and interceptions but finished 14th in pts. Again for someone that can tap well they finished 21st in rushing yards. Dick dick did lead them to being 5th in pass yards allowed. The main problem was a -6 4th down stops and takeaway differential with the key culprit being a -6 on 4th down stop differential. DAL split with divisions rivals winning both of the games at home. But otherwise performed below their average vs all player tier types. A tough break for Dallas as they just missed the playoffs in the NFC. A 2-4 record down the stretch killed their chances. The season win prediction was off by 3 wins.
     
    26 KC- gats is a favorite to win it all every season. The accolades speak for themselves as gats owns a 253-84 lifetime record, 6 titles and a 19-4 plaoyff record in HSTL along with 3 Madison titles in a row. He just doesn't lose very often. With a 69pc qb and 69 int db, it seemed like the league would be in for a 13+ win season but it just wasn't in the cards. KC got off to a slowish start going 3-3 to start the season with an overtime loss to PIT and only his 3rd loss to gamehigh in 19 games in a game where he lost 2 fumbles. That was a problem this year as gats was extremely unlucky with fumbles losing 15 for a whopping 8.8% of his tackles and his opponents only fumbling on 6% of their tackles. The offense had a small number of 4th down fails but uncharactartiscally only had 5 4th down stops. This led to a small +3  4th down stops and takeaway differential. Still KC turned on the juice when they needed to going 7-3 down the stretch and finishing pretty close to their average vs various player tiers. The defense was solid finishing green in most categories including 4th in pts per game. The offense finished below average in pts per game at 18th. Perhaps 44MS mark jackson isn't quite enough to stretch the field for the moonballs from kreig. If anyone can turn it on in the playoffs its gats. The season win prediction was off by 3 wins.
     
    27 GB- warmachine had three 7-9 seasons before turning things upward in season 44 having won an average of 12 games the last 3 seasons. He  built his team around offensive stars simms and butts. The defense has pieces at each level but no stars with allen and agnew leading the way. Depsite the lack of defensive stars GB finished 2 in total pts. As expected when your best DB is Eric Allen GB did finish 18th in passing yards amd 13th in interceptions which could be a problem should a strong passing team show up in the playoffs. The offense also finished only 22nd in yards but 6th in pts meaning warmachine gets the most out of his yards. He does his best to minimize mistakes and finished positive in every turnover category finishing 2nd with a +15 4th down stops and takeaway differential. Gb finished with only one loss to a non_playoff contender in a game where butts got limited to 17 yards on 11 carries. GB had elite level performance vs all player tiers. GB finishes as the 2 seed hoping to make a playoff run. The season win prediction was off by 2 wins.
     
    28 IND -Oldirty/spliff The only combo owner team this year. Strangely enough both owners played .500 ball but spliffs pt differntial was that of a .250 team or so. That this team finished 8-8 and back doored their way into the playoffs is nothing short of magical. Finishing 21st in pts, 24th in pts allowed and had 16 4th down fails leading to a -13 4th down stops and takeaway differential. To top it off they go 1-4 in the final 5 weeks and still manage to get in the 8-8 afc east extravaganze. They were lucky with fumbles as opponents fumbles on 8% of their tackles and indy only fumbles on 3.7% leading to a +3 net fumbles lost. Roster wise this team was a balanced type team stronger on offense with Boomer, gray clark and 44ms sherrard. The defense was minimal with spielman, romo and Hendrix. Seems unlikely that the magic will keep rolling in the playoffs but indy dreams of doing the impossible. The season win prediction ins not applicable due to owner switch. 
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    bruddog got a reaction from tecmobo in HSTL season 46 in review   
    22. MIN-  Zuir drafted a stud WR as he has very  often in Drew Hill. He also paired him with Wayne Haddix which is a lethal one-two punch. And he has two LB's and albert Bentley to boot.  Strangely Jay Schroeder got the majority of the plying time throughout the season despite the threat of fast RB. THe Vikings started off strong going 4-1-1 with the seasons lone tie but relapsed into .500 ball down the stretch. The defense did its job finishing in the green in every defensive category including #2 in pts per game and #2 in yards. In fact in one of the oddest games of the season the Vikings eeked out a 3-0 win vs the Chiefs. However the offense was pretty bad finishing 22nd in pts. This might have been a sub .500 team if not for the Vikings being by the luckiest team in the league with their opponents fumbling 19 times and the vikings finishing a whopping +7 in fumbles recovered. Zuir strangely won an elite level 57% of his games vs elite opponents but was league average or worse vs other tiers. The season win prediction was off by 1 win. 
     
    23 NO - Nos After about 10 seasons of middling results, Nos transformed himself into a perennial HSTL title contender. He currently has a 9 season streak 
    of winning more than 10 games and is 11-5 in the playoffs with two titles in that span. Nos built a balanced squad around Ware, Ottis, Ellar, Lee and the two Greens (Jacob and Kevin). This give him lots of ways to beat you. As he has done throughout this streak, he does his best to minimize turnover and again finished in the top of the league at +13 in turnover and 4th down differential powered by being +8 on 4th downF/S only failing a single time on fourth down. Known for his DB2 defense it didn't translate as well as the saints finished 23rd in rushing defense. The saints also were pretty negative in sacks finishing 20th in sacks taken (gotta eat it with Ware sometimes) and 28th in sacks. Despite this the saints finished with the second best record in the league losing their two games both by double digits and going 9-0 down the stretch. The season win prediction was off by 2 wins. 
     
    24 CLE- Tecmobo also has a 10+ season streak going as he finished with 10 wins to extend the streak to 7 seasons. Last season's champ has an offense led by Everett, Rozier and Sharpe was potent finishing #3 in pts per game.However the defense was middling finishing 12th and 19th in rushing yards which may have to do with having to face Bo Jackson twice. Cle's profile vs various tiers of opponents was typical of his 5 year average. Cleveland started off 10-2 saving some of his harder games for last and thus the record faded down the stretch. CLE went 6-1 in the first 7 weeks and 4-5 to close out the season. Cle finished positive in 4th down stops and takeaway differential at +5 but had a pretty high number of 4th down fails at 10. One weirdness of the season was CLE beating CIN 42-14 and then losing the next time to them 14-42 in a game where they turned the ball over 6 times ( 3 fumbles on 6 tackles, 2 interceptions and a 4th down fail). Do to the way division worked out Bo will have the hard road in the playoffs to repeat. The season win prediction was off by 1 win. 
     
    25 DAL- jesusloves built a really solid 44pc type roster with Emmit, Clark behind BUF OL. Harris and richard johnson lead the defense but the results were very underwhelming.Offensively they did a good job running and aoviding sacks and interceptions but finished 14th in pts. Again for someone that can tap well they finished 21st in rushing yards. Dick dick did lead them to being 5th in pass yards allowed. The main problem was a -6 4th down stops and takeaway differential with the key culprit being a -6 on 4th down stop differential. DAL split with divisions rivals winning both of the games at home. But otherwise performed below their average vs all player tier types. A tough break for Dallas as they just missed the playoffs in the NFC. A 2-4 record down the stretch killed their chances. The season win prediction was off by 3 wins.
     
    26 KC- gats is a favorite to win it all every season. The accolades speak for themselves as gats owns a 253-84 lifetime record, 6 titles and a 19-4 plaoyff record in HSTL along with 3 Madison titles in a row. He just doesn't lose very often. With a 69pc qb and 69 int db, it seemed like the league would be in for a 13+ win season but it just wasn't in the cards. KC got off to a slowish start going 3-3 to start the season with an overtime loss to PIT and only his 3rd loss to gamehigh in 19 games in a game where he lost 2 fumbles. That was a problem this year as gats was extremely unlucky with fumbles losing 15 for a whopping 8.8% of his tackles and his opponents only fumbling on 6% of their tackles. The offense had a small number of 4th down fails but uncharactartiscally only had 5 4th down stops. This led to a small +3  4th down stops and takeaway differential. Still KC turned on the juice when they needed to going 7-3 down the stretch and finishing pretty close to their average vs various player tiers. The defense was solid finishing green in most categories including 4th in pts per game. The offense finished below average in pts per game at 18th. Perhaps 44MS mark jackson isn't quite enough to stretch the field for the moonballs from kreig. If anyone can turn it on in the playoffs its gats. The season win prediction was off by 3 wins.
     
    27 GB- warmachine had three 7-9 seasons before turning things upward in season 44 having won an average of 12 games the last 3 seasons. He  built his team around offensive stars simms and butts. The defense has pieces at each level but no stars with allen and agnew leading the way. Depsite the lack of defensive stars GB finished 2 in total pts. As expected when your best DB is Eric Allen GB did finish 18th in passing yards amd 13th in interceptions which could be a problem should a strong passing team show up in the playoffs. The offense also finished only 22nd in yards but 6th in pts meaning warmachine gets the most out of his yards. He does his best to minimize mistakes and finished positive in every turnover category finishing 2nd with a +15 4th down stops and takeaway differential. Gb finished with only one loss to a non_playoff contender in a game where butts got limited to 17 yards on 11 carries. GB had elite level performance vs all player tiers. GB finishes as the 2 seed hoping to make a playoff run. The season win prediction was off by 2 wins.
     
    28 IND -Oldirty/spliff The only combo owner team this year. Strangely enough both owners played .500 ball but spliffs pt differntial was that of a .250 team or so. That this team finished 8-8 and back doored their way into the playoffs is nothing short of magical. Finishing 21st in pts, 24th in pts allowed and had 16 4th down fails leading to a -13 4th down stops and takeaway differential. To top it off they go 1-4 in the final 5 weeks and still manage to get in the 8-8 afc east extravaganze. They were lucky with fumbles as opponents fumbles on 8% of their tackles and indy only fumbles on 3.7% leading to a +3 net fumbles lost. Roster wise this team was a balanced type team stronger on offense with Boomer, gray clark and 44ms sherrard. The defense was minimal with spielman, romo and Hendrix. Seems unlikely that the magic will keep rolling in the playoffs but indy dreams of doing the impossible. The season win prediction ins not applicable due to owner switch. 
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    bruddog got a reaction from War Machine in HSTL season 46 in review   
    15. NE-  darthrockman is in tecmo purgatory being stuck at 8-8 four out of the last 5 seasons. The 11-5 playoff appearance back in season 40 seems like a distant memory now. NE had a strange season in that they won 2 out of three vs elite level players but lost 3 out of 4 vs poor players. NE did drafted a good bunch to go with Elway. This led to NE being #8 in pts. They also took care of the ball and  finishing + 10 in interception differential and finished with a league high 17 interceptions on defense despite having 25int andre waters to pick on. Two bad fourth quarters likely knocked NE out of the playoffs. The particularly egregious one was a game where NE allowed a 21pt quarter to INDY without a turnover. Maybe onsides kicks were the culprit. NE also went 0-3 in overtime and had a 2 pt loss to WAS one of the leagues worst teams. The only other statistical negative was finishing 26th in pass yards allowed despite having 69int stinson. The signature win this season was a 24-21 win over NYG. Another season of what could have been as they miss out on the playoffs yet again. Perhaps better end of game management is what NE needs to get over the hump.  The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    16. NYG-  discdolo was also once mired with years of 8-8 performances but has long since broken that trend. Probably one of the best players at using bad QB's dolo once again sports starting QB's who both have pass control of 38. To finish 19th in pts per game is nothing short of amazing when your only weapon is gary anderson and your best WR is also gary anderson and you have dexter carter as your best WR. Unsurprisingly nearly all the offensive metric were bad other than finishing 7th in rushing yards per game. But the defense of woodson and fletcher made up for the poor offense finishing 6th in pts per game, 2nd in total yards and 2nd in interceptions. But with the offense being so poor they only finished a small +4 in  in 4th down and turnover differential due to losing 11 of 16 fumbles. The giants also benefited from the 3rd easiest schedule in the league. The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    17. BUF-  hoff was also part of the unbelievable 5 team 8-8 afc east. This team was led by offensive studs marcus allen and andre rison. But finished 26th in total yards and 21 first in passing yards. Rison underperformed his career season average despite having a RB to prevent teams from sitting on pass. The pt differential of BUF was that of 9-10 win team but winning only 1 of 4 games vs elite opponents ended up keeping BUF out of the playoffs.
    It's pretty rare for a +11 4th down and turnover differential team to miss the playoffs so maybe we can just chalk this up to some bad timing of when the tecmo gods chose to shine the luck upon buffalo. Buffalos signature win was a 14-0 blanking of the NYG. The narrow loss to IND had to hurt given how badly they beat them in their other match. The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    18. ATL-  prime's last time as league whipping boy was back in season 34. However he went back to league whipping boy this season with a roster that was arguable at least as good or as bad as last years roster depending on your perspective. ATL has gone with the balanced team philosphy for many seasons now and completely tanked on the LB position this year. The falcons started off 0-3 with tough games against three playoff teams in NYG, CLE, and HOU. The falcons lone win in the first ten games was a 44-0 drubbing of the rams where ATL looked like the ATL we all know. ATL was last or near last in many statistical categories finishing 26th in pts allowed, 28th in rush yards allowed and 27th in interceptions thrown. Atl went from +11 in 4th down and turnover differential last year to -14 this year. Yikes. Perhaps ATL threw in the towel after the season was in the drain as they lost two games to poor opponents after winning 95% the prior 5 seasons. Regardles next season ATL will have no choice but to have a star driven team. By far the worst prediction. The season win prediction was off by 6 wins.

    19. NYJ-  hock's team this year featured Jerry Rice and Dave megget for the 1-2 offensive punch. Cofer and Jarvis willams led a decent defense. The defense finished 6th in yards allowed but a poor 22nd in pts allowed per game. This has been a common problem for the jets over the year. This disconnect is likely due to finishing -10 in 4th down and turnover differential. The jets started off hot at 4-1. Only to finish 4-7 the rest of the way. As it has been for many seasons, elite opponents give hock problems as he is only winning about 1 in 5 of those games. The signature win of the season was a 28 to 14 win over DEN. All in all a pretty typical season for the jets. The season win prediction was perfect.
     
    19. CHI-  rico's win percentage has tended to fluctuate pretty heavily with draft slot. The schedule predicted to be pretty hard did end up tied for league most games vs elite opponents at 9 and the draft slot was lowish. Deberg and Browner were this teams stars and the team finished 8th in offensive yards and 9th in defensive yards but this didn't translate into points finishing 16th in pts per game and 20th in pts allowed. Chi also took a lot of sacks and didn not generate many and surprisingly finished -6 in interception differntial despite a 63pc qb and 69 int db. This led to being -5 in 4th down and turnover differential. CHI did manage one win a piece vs division rivals for some signature wins but went 0-5 vs elite opponents outside the division. Next season is an odd season and a high draft pick for rico so a reversal of fortune is likely in order. The season win prediction was off by 2 wins.

    20. DEN-  randywags had success right out of the gate  going 12-4 in his full first season and has compiled a 72-44 record since then. His awesome tapping combined with getting out of bounds led to an almost +70 tackle differential but the fumble luck was against him and this didn't lead to any more fumbles or fumbles lost. This roster was led by offensive studs humphrey and paige and 4 above aveage defensive pieaces in talley, snow, oliver and smith. Depsite these pieces passing defense was a problem as he finished 28th in passing yards allowed. Perhaps this was more a function of being so good against the run (#4 in rushing yardage allowed) that teams had no choice but to pass. Denver finished a solid +10 in 4th down and turnover differential. DEn started off slow going 2-4 in its first 6 games but finished strong going 8-2 down the stretch. Denver stuggled more than usual vs elite opponents this year but dominated middle and poor opponents winning 8 of those 9 contests. The season win prediction was perfect.
     
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    8. MIA -  Hughmillenation had a light schedule vs elite opponents as predicted facing only 2 all season. QB bills led MIA to the #1 passing yardage attack in the league and the #2 rushing yardage defense in the league but allowed a lot of yards thru the air finishing 22nd. Mia got to 8-8 on the strength of a boosted win % vs poor opponents but it wasn't quit enough and being slightly better than -4 in 4th down stops +turnovers likely would have gotten them a playoff birth. It remains to be seen if this uptick was led by draft slot and schedule or if MIA has taken a step forward.  The season win prediction was off by 3 wins.

    9. SEA - rmm1976 has been in HSTL off and on since season 1 but he's never had a season as bad as this. The schedule and draft errors projected a likely poor season but this was horriffic. SEA finished at or near the bottom in nearly every major category except pass yards where they finished 8th which probably should have been more given they finished dead last in pts per game allowed. The Walls lef defense clearly did not get it done. Finishing with a likely record setting -33 turnover differential is nearly impossible to do especially when you have Marino and Flipper on offense. SEA finishes -17 in interception differential and -11 in 4th down stop differential. The lone and I do mean lone bright spot was a NEAR overtime win vs KC. It really can't get any worse than this and if it does it may be time to hang up the cleats. The season win prediction was off by 2 wins.
     
    10. TB-  jebigred is another long time veteran of the league. His team was led by star QB Browns, Givins and Woodruff. Unfortunately the elite player tier continues to give jebigred trouble and his schedule was loaded with 8 of them. TB look pretty good in yards but poor in pts finishing #2 in total offensive yardage but only 14th in pts, and 18th in defensive yarge but 28th in pts allowed. Turnovers were a big problem as TB only managed a measly one interception which was a big factor in the -7 4th down and turnover differential. Signature win was a 28-14 victory over MIN.   The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    11. WAS-  barletti is a relative newcomer to the league. His team was somewhat oddly constructed led by LT and okoye. Not great for someone who is not a super tapper. Predictably this led to a lot of red areas and WAS finished dead last in pts per game on offense. The lone bright spot was WAS lucking into their opponent losing 11 of 13 fumbles. However washington still finished with a poor -7 4th down and turnover differential. This was a pretty typical season for barletti with a slightly worse than normal performance vs poor players. But they did get a signature win vs division champion NYG.  The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    12. CIN TBD
     
    13. RAI-  tadaos turned in an elite level performance this season despite 7 games vs elite opponents.  But the RAI boosted their typical output vs middle and poor opponents this year. Having 2 games lowly SEA likely helped in the poor category. This was a well balanced team with craig, john taylor, waymer haley and pepper johnson. The defense was steller finishing #1 in many categories including #1 in pts per game allowed and no worse than 6th. The offense was pretty middling but in terms of pts but did enough given the talent on the field. The RAI did a great job taking care of the ball finishing a very nice +14 in 4th down and turnover differential good for nearly 1 a game. The RAI nearly swept their main division rivals and finished 9-1 to close out the season. The season win prediction was off by 2.5 wins.
     
    14. PHX-  theMACK was coming off of a 1-15 season so it would be hard to do worse than that but honestly not much was expected. Despite having star thurman Thomas the offense languished once again and improved marginally over last season to 15 pts a game. The defense was solid finishing 9th in pts per game. As opposed to last season when PHX had 9 games vs poor opponents they also had a lot this year with 6 but unlike last year they cleaned house and were perfect vs poor opponents. Just like lsat year they were awful vs everyone else. The signature win was probably a 14 pt win over ATL even though the wheels completely came off the bus for ATL this year. The season win prediction was off by 4 wins.
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    15. NE-  darthrockman is in tecmo purgatory being stuck at 8-8 four out of the last 5 seasons. The 11-5 playoff appearance back in season 40 seems like a distant memory now. NE had a strange season in that they won 2 out of three vs elite level players but lost 3 out of 4 vs poor players. NE did drafted a good bunch to go with Elway. This led to NE being #8 in pts. They also took care of the ball and  finishing + 10 in interception differential and finished with a league high 17 interceptions on defense despite having 25int andre waters to pick on. Two bad fourth quarters likely knocked NE out of the playoffs. The particularly egregious one was a game where NE allowed a 21pt quarter to INDY without a turnover. Maybe onsides kicks were the culprit. NE also went 0-3 in overtime and had a 2 pt loss to WAS one of the leagues worst teams. The only other statistical negative was finishing 26th in pass yards allowed despite having 69int stinson. The signature win this season was a 24-21 win over NYG. Another season of what could have been as they miss out on the playoffs yet again. Perhaps better end of game management is what NE needs to get over the hump.  The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    16. NYG-  discdolo was also once mired with years of 8-8 performances but has long since broken that trend. Probably one of the best players at using bad QB's dolo once again sports starting QB's who both have pass control of 38. To finish 19th in pts per game is nothing short of amazing when your only weapon is gary anderson and your best WR is also gary anderson and you have dexter carter as your best WR. Unsurprisingly nearly all the offensive metric were bad other than finishing 7th in rushing yards per game. But the defense of woodson and fletcher made up for the poor offense finishing 6th in pts per game, 2nd in total yards and 2nd in interceptions. But with the offense being so poor they only finished a small +4 in  in 4th down and turnover differential due to losing 11 of 16 fumbles. The giants also benefited from the 3rd easiest schedule in the league. The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    17. BUF-  hoff was also part of the unbelievable 5 team 8-8 afc east. This team was led by offensive studs marcus allen and andre rison. But finished 26th in total yards and 21 first in passing yards. Rison underperformed his career season average despite having a RB to prevent teams from sitting on pass. The pt differential of BUF was that of 9-10 win team but winning only 1 of 4 games vs elite opponents ended up keeping BUF out of the playoffs.
    It's pretty rare for a +11 4th down and turnover differential team to miss the playoffs so maybe we can just chalk this up to some bad timing of when the tecmo gods chose to shine the luck upon buffalo. Buffalos signature win was a 14-0 blanking of the NYG. The narrow loss to IND had to hurt given how badly they beat them in their other match. The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    18. ATL-  prime's last time as league whipping boy was back in season 34. However he went back to league whipping boy this season with a roster that was arguable at least as good or as bad as last years roster depending on your perspective. ATL has gone with the balanced team philosphy for many seasons now and completely tanked on the LB position this year. The falcons started off 0-3 with tough games against three playoff teams in NYG, CLE, and HOU. The falcons lone win in the first ten games was a 44-0 drubbing of the rams where ATL looked like the ATL we all know. ATL was last or near last in many statistical categories finishing 26th in pts allowed, 28th in rush yards allowed and 27th in interceptions thrown. Atl went from +11 in 4th down and turnover differential last year to -14 this year. Yikes. Perhaps ATL threw in the towel after the season was in the drain as they lost two games to poor opponents after winning 95% the prior 5 seasons. Regardles next season ATL will have no choice but to have a star driven team. By far the worst prediction. The season win prediction was off by 6 wins.

    19. NYJ-  hock's team this year featured Jerry Rice and Dave megget for the 1-2 offensive punch. Cofer and Jarvis willams led a decent defense. The defense finished 6th in yards allowed but a poor 22nd in pts allowed per game. This has been a common problem for the jets over the year. This disconnect is likely due to finishing -10 in 4th down and turnover differential. The jets started off hot at 4-1. Only to finish 4-7 the rest of the way. As it has been for many seasons, elite opponents give hock problems as he is only winning about 1 in 5 of those games. The signature win of the season was a 28 to 14 win over DEN. All in all a pretty typical season for the jets. The season win prediction was perfect.
     
    19. CHI-  rico's win percentage has tended to fluctuate pretty heavily with draft slot. The schedule predicted to be pretty hard did end up tied for league most games vs elite opponents at 9 and the draft slot was lowish. Deberg and Browner were this teams stars and the team finished 8th in offensive yards and 9th in defensive yards but this didn't translate into points finishing 16th in pts per game and 20th in pts allowed. Chi also took a lot of sacks and didn not generate many and surprisingly finished -6 in interception differntial despite a 63pc qb and 69 int db. This led to being -5 in 4th down and turnover differential. CHI did manage one win a piece vs division rivals for some signature wins but went 0-5 vs elite opponents outside the division. Next season is an odd season and a high draft pick for rico so a reversal of fortune is likely in order. The season win prediction was off by 2 wins.

    20. DEN-  randywags had success right out of the gate  going 12-4 in his full first season and has compiled a 72-44 record since then. His awesome tapping combined with getting out of bounds led to an almost +70 tackle differential but the fumble luck was against him and this didn't lead to any more fumbles or fumbles lost. This roster was led by offensive studs humphrey and paige and 4 above aveage defensive pieaces in talley, snow, oliver and smith. Depsite these pieces passing defense was a problem as he finished 28th in passing yards allowed. Perhaps this was more a function of being so good against the run (#4 in rushing yardage allowed) that teams had no choice but to pass. Denver finished a solid +10 in 4th down and turnover differential. DEn started off slow going 2-4 in its first 6 games but finished strong going 8-2 down the stretch. Denver stuggled more than usual vs elite opponents this year but dominated middle and poor opponents winning 8 of those 9 contests. The season win prediction was perfect.
     
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    15. NE-  darthrockman is in tecmo purgatory being stuck at 8-8 four out of the last 5 seasons. The 11-5 playoff appearance back in season 40 seems like a distant memory now. NE had a strange season in that they won 2 out of three vs elite level players but lost 3 out of 4 vs poor players. NE did drafted a good bunch to go with Elway. This led to NE being #8 in pts. They also took care of the ball and  finishing + 10 in interception differential and finished with a league high 17 interceptions on defense despite having 25int andre waters to pick on. Two bad fourth quarters likely knocked NE out of the playoffs. The particularly egregious one was a game where NE allowed a 21pt quarter to INDY without a turnover. Maybe onsides kicks were the culprit. NE also went 0-3 in overtime and had a 2 pt loss to WAS one of the leagues worst teams. The only other statistical negative was finishing 26th in pass yards allowed despite having 69int stinson. The signature win this season was a 24-21 win over NYG. Another season of what could have been as they miss out on the playoffs yet again. Perhaps better end of game management is what NE needs to get over the hump.  The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    16. NYG-  discdolo was also once mired with years of 8-8 performances but has long since broken that trend. Probably one of the best players at using bad QB's dolo once again sports starting QB's who both have pass control of 38. To finish 19th in pts per game is nothing short of amazing when your only weapon is gary anderson and your best WR is also gary anderson and you have dexter carter as your best WR. Unsurprisingly nearly all the offensive metric were bad other than finishing 7th in rushing yards per game. But the defense of woodson and fletcher made up for the poor offense finishing 6th in pts per game, 2nd in total yards and 2nd in interceptions. But with the offense being so poor they only finished a small +4 in  in 4th down and turnover differential due to losing 11 of 16 fumbles. The giants also benefited from the 3rd easiest schedule in the league. The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    17. BUF-  hoff was also part of the unbelievable 5 team 8-8 afc east. This team was led by offensive studs marcus allen and andre rison. But finished 26th in total yards and 21 first in passing yards. Rison underperformed his career season average despite having a RB to prevent teams from sitting on pass. The pt differential of BUF was that of 9-10 win team but winning only 1 of 4 games vs elite opponents ended up keeping BUF out of the playoffs.
    It's pretty rare for a +11 4th down and turnover differential team to miss the playoffs so maybe we can just chalk this up to some bad timing of when the tecmo gods chose to shine the luck upon buffalo. Buffalos signature win was a 14-0 blanking of the NYG. The narrow loss to IND had to hurt given how badly they beat them in their other match. The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    18. ATL-  prime's last time as league whipping boy was back in season 34. However he went back to league whipping boy this season with a roster that was arguable at least as good or as bad as last years roster depending on your perspective. ATL has gone with the balanced team philosphy for many seasons now and completely tanked on the LB position this year. The falcons started off 0-3 with tough games against three playoff teams in NYG, CLE, and HOU. The falcons lone win in the first ten games was a 44-0 drubbing of the rams where ATL looked like the ATL we all know. ATL was last or near last in many statistical categories finishing 26th in pts allowed, 28th in rush yards allowed and 27th in interceptions thrown. Atl went from +11 in 4th down and turnover differential last year to -14 this year. Yikes. Perhaps ATL threw in the towel after the season was in the drain as they lost two games to poor opponents after winning 95% the prior 5 seasons. Regardles next season ATL will have no choice but to have a star driven team. By far the worst prediction. The season win prediction was off by 6 wins.

    19. NYJ-  hock's team this year featured Jerry Rice and Dave megget for the 1-2 offensive punch. Cofer and Jarvis willams led a decent defense. The defense finished 6th in yards allowed but a poor 22nd in pts allowed per game. This has been a common problem for the jets over the year. This disconnect is likely due to finishing -10 in 4th down and turnover differential. The jets started off hot at 4-1. Only to finish 4-7 the rest of the way. As it has been for many seasons, elite opponents give hock problems as he is only winning about 1 in 5 of those games. The signature win of the season was a 28 to 14 win over DEN. All in all a pretty typical season for the jets. The season win prediction was perfect.
     
    19. CHI-  rico's win percentage has tended to fluctuate pretty heavily with draft slot. The schedule predicted to be pretty hard did end up tied for league most games vs elite opponents at 9 and the draft slot was lowish. Deberg and Browner were this teams stars and the team finished 8th in offensive yards and 9th in defensive yards but this didn't translate into points finishing 16th in pts per game and 20th in pts allowed. Chi also took a lot of sacks and didn not generate many and surprisingly finished -6 in interception differntial despite a 63pc qb and 69 int db. This led to being -5 in 4th down and turnover differential. CHI did manage one win a piece vs division rivals for some signature wins but went 0-5 vs elite opponents outside the division. Next season is an odd season and a high draft pick for rico so a reversal of fortune is likely in order. The season win prediction was off by 2 wins.

    20. DEN-  randywags had success right out of the gate  going 12-4 in his full first season and has compiled a 72-44 record since then. His awesome tapping combined with getting out of bounds led to an almost +70 tackle differential but the fumble luck was against him and this didn't lead to any more fumbles or fumbles lost. This roster was led by offensive studs humphrey and paige and 4 above aveage defensive pieaces in talley, snow, oliver and smith. Depsite these pieces passing defense was a problem as he finished 28th in passing yards allowed. Perhaps this was more a function of being so good against the run (#4 in rushing yardage allowed) that teams had no choice but to pass. Denver finished a solid +10 in 4th down and turnover differential. DEn started off slow going 2-4 in its first 6 games but finished strong going 8-2 down the stretch. Denver stuggled more than usual vs elite opponents this year but dominated middle and poor opponents winning 8 of those 9 contests. The season win prediction was perfect.
     
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    8. MIA -  Hughmillenation had a light schedule vs elite opponents as predicted facing only 2 all season. QB bills led MIA to the #1 passing yardage attack in the league and the #2 rushing yardage defense in the league but allowed a lot of yards thru the air finishing 22nd. Mia got to 8-8 on the strength of a boosted win % vs poor opponents but it wasn't quit enough and being slightly better than -4 in 4th down stops +turnovers likely would have gotten them a playoff birth. It remains to be seen if this uptick was led by draft slot and schedule or if MIA has taken a step forward.  The season win prediction was off by 3 wins.

    9. SEA - rmm1976 has been in HSTL off and on since season 1 but he's never had a season as bad as this. The schedule and draft errors projected a likely poor season but this was horriffic. SEA finished at or near the bottom in nearly every major category except pass yards where they finished 8th which probably should have been more given they finished dead last in pts per game allowed. The Walls lef defense clearly did not get it done. Finishing with a likely record setting -33 turnover differential is nearly impossible to do especially when you have Marino and Flipper on offense. SEA finishes -17 in interception differential and -11 in 4th down stop differential. The lone and I do mean lone bright spot was a NEAR overtime win vs KC. It really can't get any worse than this and if it does it may be time to hang up the cleats. The season win prediction was off by 2 wins.
     
    10. TB-  jebigred is another long time veteran of the league. His team was led by star QB Browns, Givins and Woodruff. Unfortunately the elite player tier continues to give jebigred trouble and his schedule was loaded with 8 of them. TB look pretty good in yards but poor in pts finishing #2 in total offensive yardage but only 14th in pts, and 18th in defensive yarge but 28th in pts allowed. Turnovers were a big problem as TB only managed a measly one interception which was a big factor in the -7 4th down and turnover differential. Signature win was a 28-14 victory over MIN.   The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    11. WAS-  barletti is a relative newcomer to the league. His team was somewhat oddly constructed led by LT and okoye. Not great for someone who is not a super tapper. Predictably this led to a lot of red areas and WAS finished dead last in pts per game on offense. The lone bright spot was WAS lucking into their opponent losing 11 of 13 fumbles. However washington still finished with a poor -7 4th down and turnover differential. This was a pretty typical season for barletti with a slightly worse than normal performance vs poor players. But they did get a signature win vs division champion NYG.  The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    12. CIN TBD
     
    13. RAI-  tadaos turned in an elite level performance this season despite 7 games vs elite opponents.  But the RAI boosted their typical output vs middle and poor opponents this year. Having 2 games lowly SEA likely helped in the poor category. This was a well balanced team with craig, john taylor, waymer haley and pepper johnson. The defense was steller finishing #1 in many categories including #1 in pts per game allowed and no worse than 6th. The offense was pretty middling but in terms of pts but did enough given the talent on the field. The RAI did a great job taking care of the ball finishing a very nice +14 in 4th down and turnover differential good for nearly 1 a game. The RAI nearly swept their main division rivals and finished 9-1 to close out the season. The season win prediction was off by 2.5 wins.
     
    14. PHX-  theMACK was coming off of a 1-15 season so it would be hard to do worse than that but honestly not much was expected. Despite having star thurman Thomas the offense languished once again and improved marginally over last season to 15 pts a game. The defense was solid finishing 9th in pts per game. As opposed to last season when PHX had 9 games vs poor opponents they also had a lot this year with 6 but unlike last year they cleaned house and were perfect vs poor opponents. Just like lsat year they were awful vs everyone else. The signature win was probably a 14 pt win over ATL even though the wheels completely came off the bus for ATL this year. The season win prediction was off by 4 wins.
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    key: predicted season win%
    PWR = your pt differntial per game minus the average of your opponents pt differntial
    preg = predicted number of games vs opponent type 
    AVG= 5 season average prior to Season 46
    Vs E= vs elite power rated opponents ( PWR >3)
    Vs M= vs medium power rated opponents ( PWR <3, >-3)
    Vs P= vs poor power rated opponents ( PWR < -3)
     
    Picks 1-7.
     
    1. PIT - Tundrayeti PIT took QB eagles and got  the typical ~3 win boost that eagles provides. This mostly showed up vs middle and poor opponents. Tundra started off 4-2 but faded as the schedule toughend up.  Signature win of the season was a 23-17 win over KC(gats). Pit finished ranked #1 in sacks allowed and #2 in ints thrown showing great use of qb eagles. Defense was an issue despite having Clifton and McMillan..A -50 tackles differential and -3 4th down stop differential won't get it done. Season win prediction off by one win.
     
    2. DET - CasualT Det got yet another top 5 pick but his win profile vs various tiers was consistent with past performance. In what would have been an extremely unlikely outcome coming into the season, DET beat ATL 35-21. But other than that it went as many casualT seasons have gone. DET finished with  -14 in turnovers and 4th down stops. Season win prediction was perfect
     
    3. RAM - Drake Hope sprang eternal with Fulcher manning the backfield but it was another just a few plays away season for the Rams. Solid wins over CLE and SF and an overtime loss to #1 HOU had things looking up early. The team finished with a +1  turnovers and 4th down stops differential but a team with fulcher needs to do better there. That combined with a  3-6  record vs middle and poor opponents were the low pts. Season win prediction was perfect 
     
    4. SF -  player121k.  Barry Sanders helped SF to a playoff appearance and the #1 ranked rushing offense and boosted his win rate vs middle and poor opponents significantly. 14+ pt wins over NO and NYG were the highlight of the season. SF took 273 tackles which is way to many if you are looking to limit fumbles. The other weakness was pass defense and offense where SF finished in the bottom half in both but did to finish +3 in turnovers and 4th down stops. The season win prediction was off by 2 wins.
     
    5. SD -  gamehigh. Warren Moon did what he was supposed to and led SD to the #2 pass offense in yards per game. However by every other metric pts, sacks and intereptions the offense was poor. Sd did have a signature win with a shocking 24-14 win over KC bringing his lifetime record vs gats to 3-16. 17 4th down fails will never get it done and the rest of the season was pretty typical. The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    6. HOU- Stalltalk coming off a very bad year going 0-7 vs elite opponents and thus landed with a top pick and got none other than Bo Jackson. Hou winds up just short of perfection as they were leading late in a game vs NO but lost the game in overtime. Houston finished 6-1 in overtime games and did not lose a single fumble all season which may not have happened in a long time. The offense was #1 in pts per game and the defense finished 3rd in pts per game. The lone weak spot was pass yards per game as expected when led by BJ tolliver. Hou finishes with a whopping +28 in turnovers and 4th down stops led by +8 in fumbles and +17 in 4th down stops. I accounted for the bo boost but its hard to ever pick someone to win 15.  The season win prediction was off by 4 wins.

    7. PHI -  Turbo known for his tapping skills but ending up with montana. The season started off pretty badly and the season looking to be on the brink but Cool joe led the offense to #2 in pts, #1 in sacks allowed, and #3 in  passing yard and +5 in  turnovers and 4th down stops. This led to a nice turnaround and PHI just barely eeks into the playoffs.  Signature win was a 28-21 win over MIN. Performance vs various player tiers was consistent with the long term average.  The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
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    15. NE-  darthrockman is in tecmo purgatory being stuck at 8-8 four out of the last 5 seasons. The 11-5 playoff appearance back in season 40 seems like a distant memory now. NE had a strange season in that they won 2 out of three vs elite level players but lost 3 out of 4 vs poor players. NE did drafted a good bunch to go with Elway. This led to NE being #8 in pts. They also took care of the ball and  finishing + 10 in interception differential and finished with a league high 17 interceptions on defense despite having 25int andre waters to pick on. Two bad fourth quarters likely knocked NE out of the playoffs. The particularly egregious one was a game where NE allowed a 21pt quarter to INDY without a turnover. Maybe onsides kicks were the culprit. NE also went 0-3 in overtime and had a 2 pt loss to WAS one of the leagues worst teams. The only other statistical negative was finishing 26th in pass yards allowed despite having 69int stinson. The signature win this season was a 24-21 win over NYG. Another season of what could have been as they miss out on the playoffs yet again. Perhaps better end of game management is what NE needs to get over the hump.  The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    16. NYG-  discdolo was also once mired with years of 8-8 performances but has long since broken that trend. Probably one of the best players at using bad QB's dolo once again sports starting QB's who both have pass control of 38. To finish 19th in pts per game is nothing short of amazing when your only weapon is gary anderson and your best WR is also gary anderson and you have dexter carter as your best WR. Unsurprisingly nearly all the offensive metric were bad other than finishing 7th in rushing yards per game. But the defense of woodson and fletcher made up for the poor offense finishing 6th in pts per game, 2nd in total yards and 2nd in interceptions. But with the offense being so poor they only finished a small +4 in  in 4th down and turnover differential due to losing 11 of 16 fumbles. The giants also benefited from the 3rd easiest schedule in the league. The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    17. BUF-  hoff was also part of the unbelievable 5 team 8-8 afc east. This team was led by offensive studs marcus allen and andre rison. But finished 26th in total yards and 21 first in passing yards. Rison underperformed his career season average despite having a RB to prevent teams from sitting on pass. The pt differential of BUF was that of 9-10 win team but winning only 1 of 4 games vs elite opponents ended up keeping BUF out of the playoffs.
    It's pretty rare for a +11 4th down and turnover differential team to miss the playoffs so maybe we can just chalk this up to some bad timing of when the tecmo gods chose to shine the luck upon buffalo. Buffalos signature win was a 14-0 blanking of the NYG. The narrow loss to IND had to hurt given how badly they beat them in their other match. The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    18. ATL-  prime's last time as league whipping boy was back in season 34. However he went back to league whipping boy this season with a roster that was arguable at least as good or as bad as last years roster depending on your perspective. ATL has gone with the balanced team philosphy for many seasons now and completely tanked on the LB position this year. The falcons started off 0-3 with tough games against three playoff teams in NYG, CLE, and HOU. The falcons lone win in the first ten games was a 44-0 drubbing of the rams where ATL looked like the ATL we all know. ATL was last or near last in many statistical categories finishing 26th in pts allowed, 28th in rush yards allowed and 27th in interceptions thrown. Atl went from +11 in 4th down and turnover differential last year to -14 this year. Yikes. Perhaps ATL threw in the towel after the season was in the drain as they lost two games to poor opponents after winning 95% the prior 5 seasons. Regardles next season ATL will have no choice but to have a star driven team. By far the worst prediction. The season win prediction was off by 6 wins.

    19. NYJ-  hock's team this year featured Jerry Rice and Dave megget for the 1-2 offensive punch. Cofer and Jarvis willams led a decent defense. The defense finished 6th in yards allowed but a poor 22nd in pts allowed per game. This has been a common problem for the jets over the year. This disconnect is likely due to finishing -10 in 4th down and turnover differential. The jets started off hot at 4-1. Only to finish 4-7 the rest of the way. As it has been for many seasons, elite opponents give hock problems as he is only winning about 1 in 5 of those games. The signature win of the season was a 28 to 14 win over DEN. All in all a pretty typical season for the jets. The season win prediction was perfect.
     
    19. CHI-  rico's win percentage has tended to fluctuate pretty heavily with draft slot. The schedule predicted to be pretty hard did end up tied for league most games vs elite opponents at 9 and the draft slot was lowish. Deberg and Browner were this teams stars and the team finished 8th in offensive yards and 9th in defensive yards but this didn't translate into points finishing 16th in pts per game and 20th in pts allowed. Chi also took a lot of sacks and didn not generate many and surprisingly finished -6 in interception differntial despite a 63pc qb and 69 int db. This led to being -5 in 4th down and turnover differential. CHI did manage one win a piece vs division rivals for some signature wins but went 0-5 vs elite opponents outside the division. Next season is an odd season and a high draft pick for rico so a reversal of fortune is likely in order. The season win prediction was off by 2 wins.

    20. DEN-  randywags had success right out of the gate  going 12-4 in his full first season and has compiled a 72-44 record since then. His awesome tapping combined with getting out of bounds led to an almost +70 tackle differential but the fumble luck was against him and this didn't lead to any more fumbles or fumbles lost. This roster was led by offensive studs humphrey and paige and 4 above aveage defensive pieaces in talley, snow, oliver and smith. Depsite these pieces passing defense was a problem as he finished 28th in passing yards allowed. Perhaps this was more a function of being so good against the run (#4 in rushing yardage allowed) that teams had no choice but to pass. Denver finished a solid +10 in 4th down and turnover differential. DEn started off slow going 2-4 in its first 6 games but finished strong going 8-2 down the stretch. Denver stuggled more than usual vs elite opponents this year but dominated middle and poor opponents winning 8 of those 9 contests. The season win prediction was perfect.
     
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    8. MIA -  Hughmillenation had a light schedule vs elite opponents as predicted facing only 2 all season. QB bills led MIA to the #1 passing yardage attack in the league and the #2 rushing yardage defense in the league but allowed a lot of yards thru the air finishing 22nd. Mia got to 8-8 on the strength of a boosted win % vs poor opponents but it wasn't quit enough and being slightly better than -4 in 4th down stops +turnovers likely would have gotten them a playoff birth. It remains to be seen if this uptick was led by draft slot and schedule or if MIA has taken a step forward.  The season win prediction was off by 3 wins.

    9. SEA - rmm1976 has been in HSTL off and on since season 1 but he's never had a season as bad as this. The schedule and draft errors projected a likely poor season but this was horriffic. SEA finished at or near the bottom in nearly every major category except pass yards where they finished 8th which probably should have been more given they finished dead last in pts per game allowed. The Walls lef defense clearly did not get it done. Finishing with a likely record setting -33 turnover differential is nearly impossible to do especially when you have Marino and Flipper on offense. SEA finishes -17 in interception differential and -11 in 4th down stop differential. The lone and I do mean lone bright spot was a NEAR overtime win vs KC. It really can't get any worse than this and if it does it may be time to hang up the cleats. The season win prediction was off by 2 wins.
     
    10. TB-  jebigred is another long time veteran of the league. His team was led by star QB Browns, Givins and Woodruff. Unfortunately the elite player tier continues to give jebigred trouble and his schedule was loaded with 8 of them. TB look pretty good in yards but poor in pts finishing #2 in total offensive yardage but only 14th in pts, and 18th in defensive yarge but 28th in pts allowed. Turnovers were a big problem as TB only managed a measly one interception which was a big factor in the -7 4th down and turnover differential. Signature win was a 28-14 victory over MIN.   The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    11. WAS-  barletti is a relative newcomer to the league. His team was somewhat oddly constructed led by LT and okoye. Not great for someone who is not a super tapper. Predictably this led to a lot of red areas and WAS finished dead last in pts per game on offense. The lone bright spot was WAS lucking into their opponent losing 11 of 13 fumbles. However washington still finished with a poor -7 4th down and turnover differential. This was a pretty typical season for barletti with a slightly worse than normal performance vs poor players. But they did get a signature win vs division champion NYG.  The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    12. CIN TBD
     
    13. RAI-  tadaos turned in an elite level performance this season despite 7 games vs elite opponents.  But the RAI boosted their typical output vs middle and poor opponents this year. Having 2 games lowly SEA likely helped in the poor category. This was a well balanced team with craig, john taylor, waymer haley and pepper johnson. The defense was steller finishing #1 in many categories including #1 in pts per game allowed and no worse than 6th. The offense was pretty middling but in terms of pts but did enough given the talent on the field. The RAI did a great job taking care of the ball finishing a very nice +14 in 4th down and turnover differential good for nearly 1 a game. The RAI nearly swept their main division rivals and finished 9-1 to close out the season. The season win prediction was off by 2.5 wins.
     
    14. PHX-  theMACK was coming off of a 1-15 season so it would be hard to do worse than that but honestly not much was expected. Despite having star thurman Thomas the offense languished once again and improved marginally over last season to 15 pts a game. The defense was solid finishing 9th in pts per game. As opposed to last season when PHX had 9 games vs poor opponents they also had a lot this year with 6 but unlike last year they cleaned house and were perfect vs poor opponents. Just like lsat year they were awful vs everyone else. The signature win was probably a 14 pt win over ATL even though the wheels completely came off the bus for ATL this year. The season win prediction was off by 4 wins.
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    15. NE-  darthrockman is in tecmo purgatory being stuck at 8-8 four out of the last 5 seasons. The 11-5 playoff appearance back in season 40 seems like a distant memory now. NE had a strange season in that they won 2 out of three vs elite level players but lost 3 out of 4 vs poor players. NE did drafted a good bunch to go with Elway. This led to NE being #8 in pts. They also took care of the ball and  finishing + 10 in interception differential and finished with a league high 17 interceptions on defense despite having 25int andre waters to pick on. Two bad fourth quarters likely knocked NE out of the playoffs. The particularly egregious one was a game where NE allowed a 21pt quarter to INDY without a turnover. Maybe onsides kicks were the culprit. NE also went 0-3 in overtime and had a 2 pt loss to WAS one of the leagues worst teams. The only other statistical negative was finishing 26th in pass yards allowed despite having 69int stinson. The signature win this season was a 24-21 win over NYG. Another season of what could have been as they miss out on the playoffs yet again. Perhaps better end of game management is what NE needs to get over the hump.  The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    16. NYG-  discdolo was also once mired with years of 8-8 performances but has long since broken that trend. Probably one of the best players at using bad QB's dolo once again sports starting QB's who both have pass control of 38. To finish 19th in pts per game is nothing short of amazing when your only weapon is gary anderson and your best WR is also gary anderson and you have dexter carter as your best WR. Unsurprisingly nearly all the offensive metric were bad other than finishing 7th in rushing yards per game. But the defense of woodson and fletcher made up for the poor offense finishing 6th in pts per game, 2nd in total yards and 2nd in interceptions. But with the offense being so poor they only finished a small +4 in  in 4th down and turnover differential due to losing 11 of 16 fumbles. The giants also benefited from the 3rd easiest schedule in the league. The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    17. BUF-  hoff was also part of the unbelievable 5 team 8-8 afc east. This team was led by offensive studs marcus allen and andre rison. But finished 26th in total yards and 21 first in passing yards. Rison underperformed his career season average despite having a RB to prevent teams from sitting on pass. The pt differential of BUF was that of 9-10 win team but winning only 1 of 4 games vs elite opponents ended up keeping BUF out of the playoffs.
    It's pretty rare for a +11 4th down and turnover differential team to miss the playoffs so maybe we can just chalk this up to some bad timing of when the tecmo gods chose to shine the luck upon buffalo. Buffalos signature win was a 14-0 blanking of the NYG. The narrow loss to IND had to hurt given how badly they beat them in their other match. The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    18. ATL-  prime's last time as league whipping boy was back in season 34. However he went back to league whipping boy this season with a roster that was arguable at least as good or as bad as last years roster depending on your perspective. ATL has gone with the balanced team philosphy for many seasons now and completely tanked on the LB position this year. The falcons started off 0-3 with tough games against three playoff teams in NYG, CLE, and HOU. The falcons lone win in the first ten games was a 44-0 drubbing of the rams where ATL looked like the ATL we all know. ATL was last or near last in many statistical categories finishing 26th in pts allowed, 28th in rush yards allowed and 27th in interceptions thrown. Atl went from +11 in 4th down and turnover differential last year to -14 this year. Yikes. Perhaps ATL threw in the towel after the season was in the drain as they lost two games to poor opponents after winning 95% the prior 5 seasons. Regardles next season ATL will have no choice but to have a star driven team. By far the worst prediction. The season win prediction was off by 6 wins.

    19. NYJ-  hock's team this year featured Jerry Rice and Dave megget for the 1-2 offensive punch. Cofer and Jarvis willams led a decent defense. The defense finished 6th in yards allowed but a poor 22nd in pts allowed per game. This has been a common problem for the jets over the year. This disconnect is likely due to finishing -10 in 4th down and turnover differential. The jets started off hot at 4-1. Only to finish 4-7 the rest of the way. As it has been for many seasons, elite opponents give hock problems as he is only winning about 1 in 5 of those games. The signature win of the season was a 28 to 14 win over DEN. All in all a pretty typical season for the jets. The season win prediction was perfect.
     
    19. CHI-  rico's win percentage has tended to fluctuate pretty heavily with draft slot. The schedule predicted to be pretty hard did end up tied for league most games vs elite opponents at 9 and the draft slot was lowish. Deberg and Browner were this teams stars and the team finished 8th in offensive yards and 9th in defensive yards but this didn't translate into points finishing 16th in pts per game and 20th in pts allowed. Chi also took a lot of sacks and didn not generate many and surprisingly finished -6 in interception differntial despite a 63pc qb and 69 int db. This led to being -5 in 4th down and turnover differential. CHI did manage one win a piece vs division rivals for some signature wins but went 0-5 vs elite opponents outside the division. Next season is an odd season and a high draft pick for rico so a reversal of fortune is likely in order. The season win prediction was off by 2 wins.

    20. DEN-  randywags had success right out of the gate  going 12-4 in his full first season and has compiled a 72-44 record since then. His awesome tapping combined with getting out of bounds led to an almost +70 tackle differential but the fumble luck was against him and this didn't lead to any more fumbles or fumbles lost. This roster was led by offensive studs humphrey and paige and 4 above aveage defensive pieaces in talley, snow, oliver and smith. Depsite these pieces passing defense was a problem as he finished 28th in passing yards allowed. Perhaps this was more a function of being so good against the run (#4 in rushing yardage allowed) that teams had no choice but to pass. Denver finished a solid +10 in 4th down and turnover differential. DEn started off slow going 2-4 in its first 6 games but finished strong going 8-2 down the stretch. Denver stuggled more than usual vs elite opponents this year but dominated middle and poor opponents winning 8 of those 9 contests. The season win prediction was perfect.
     
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    15. NE-  darthrockman is in tecmo purgatory being stuck at 8-8 four out of the last 5 seasons. The 11-5 playoff appearance back in season 40 seems like a distant memory now. NE had a strange season in that they won 2 out of three vs elite level players but lost 3 out of 4 vs poor players. NE did drafted a good bunch to go with Elway. This led to NE being #8 in pts. They also took care of the ball and  finishing + 10 in interception differential and finished with a league high 17 interceptions on defense despite having 25int andre waters to pick on. Two bad fourth quarters likely knocked NE out of the playoffs. The particularly egregious one was a game where NE allowed a 21pt quarter to INDY without a turnover. Maybe onsides kicks were the culprit. NE also went 0-3 in overtime and had a 2 pt loss to WAS one of the leagues worst teams. The only other statistical negative was finishing 26th in pass yards allowed despite having 69int stinson. The signature win this season was a 24-21 win over NYG. Another season of what could have been as they miss out on the playoffs yet again. Perhaps better end of game management is what NE needs to get over the hump.  The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    16. NYG-  discdolo was also once mired with years of 8-8 performances but has long since broken that trend. Probably one of the best players at using bad QB's dolo once again sports starting QB's who both have pass control of 38. To finish 19th in pts per game is nothing short of amazing when your only weapon is gary anderson and your best WR is also gary anderson and you have dexter carter as your best WR. Unsurprisingly nearly all the offensive metric were bad other than finishing 7th in rushing yards per game. But the defense of woodson and fletcher made up for the poor offense finishing 6th in pts per game, 2nd in total yards and 2nd in interceptions. But with the offense being so poor they only finished a small +4 in  in 4th down and turnover differential due to losing 11 of 16 fumbles. The giants also benefited from the 3rd easiest schedule in the league. The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    17. BUF-  hoff was also part of the unbelievable 5 team 8-8 afc east. This team was led by offensive studs marcus allen and andre rison. But finished 26th in total yards and 21 first in passing yards. Rison underperformed his career season average despite having a RB to prevent teams from sitting on pass. The pt differential of BUF was that of 9-10 win team but winning only 1 of 4 games vs elite opponents ended up keeping BUF out of the playoffs.
    It's pretty rare for a +11 4th down and turnover differential team to miss the playoffs so maybe we can just chalk this up to some bad timing of when the tecmo gods chose to shine the luck upon buffalo. Buffalos signature win was a 14-0 blanking of the NYG. The narrow loss to IND had to hurt given how badly they beat them in their other match. The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    18. ATL-  prime's last time as league whipping boy was back in season 34. However he went back to league whipping boy this season with a roster that was arguable at least as good or as bad as last years roster depending on your perspective. ATL has gone with the balanced team philosphy for many seasons now and completely tanked on the LB position this year. The falcons started off 0-3 with tough games against three playoff teams in NYG, CLE, and HOU. The falcons lone win in the first ten games was a 44-0 drubbing of the rams where ATL looked like the ATL we all know. ATL was last or near last in many statistical categories finishing 26th in pts allowed, 28th in rush yards allowed and 27th in interceptions thrown. Atl went from +11 in 4th down and turnover differential last year to -14 this year. Yikes. Perhaps ATL threw in the towel after the season was in the drain as they lost two games to poor opponents after winning 95% the prior 5 seasons. Regardles next season ATL will have no choice but to have a star driven team. By far the worst prediction. The season win prediction was off by 6 wins.

    19. NYJ-  hock's team this year featured Jerry Rice and Dave megget for the 1-2 offensive punch. Cofer and Jarvis willams led a decent defense. The defense finished 6th in yards allowed but a poor 22nd in pts allowed per game. This has been a common problem for the jets over the year. This disconnect is likely due to finishing -10 in 4th down and turnover differential. The jets started off hot at 4-1. Only to finish 4-7 the rest of the way. As it has been for many seasons, elite opponents give hock problems as he is only winning about 1 in 5 of those games. The signature win of the season was a 28 to 14 win over DEN. All in all a pretty typical season for the jets. The season win prediction was perfect.
     
    19. CHI-  rico's win percentage has tended to fluctuate pretty heavily with draft slot. The schedule predicted to be pretty hard did end up tied for league most games vs elite opponents at 9 and the draft slot was lowish. Deberg and Browner were this teams stars and the team finished 8th in offensive yards and 9th in defensive yards but this didn't translate into points finishing 16th in pts per game and 20th in pts allowed. Chi also took a lot of sacks and didn not generate many and surprisingly finished -6 in interception differntial despite a 63pc qb and 69 int db. This led to being -5 in 4th down and turnover differential. CHI did manage one win a piece vs division rivals for some signature wins but went 0-5 vs elite opponents outside the division. Next season is an odd season and a high draft pick for rico so a reversal of fortune is likely in order. The season win prediction was off by 2 wins.

    20. DEN-  randywags had success right out of the gate  going 12-4 in his full first season and has compiled a 72-44 record since then. His awesome tapping combined with getting out of bounds led to an almost +70 tackle differential but the fumble luck was against him and this didn't lead to any more fumbles or fumbles lost. This roster was led by offensive studs humphrey and paige and 4 above aveage defensive pieaces in talley, snow, oliver and smith. Depsite these pieces passing defense was a problem as he finished 28th in passing yards allowed. Perhaps this was more a function of being so good against the run (#4 in rushing yardage allowed) that teams had no choice but to pass. Denver finished a solid +10 in 4th down and turnover differential. DEn started off slow going 2-4 in its first 6 games but finished strong going 8-2 down the stretch. Denver stuggled more than usual vs elite opponents this year but dominated middle and poor opponents winning 8 of those 9 contests. The season win prediction was perfect.
     
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    8. MIA -  Hughmillenation had a light schedule vs elite opponents as predicted facing only 2 all season. QB bills led MIA to the #1 passing yardage attack in the league and the #2 rushing yardage defense in the league but allowed a lot of yards thru the air finishing 22nd. Mia got to 8-8 on the strength of a boosted win % vs poor opponents but it wasn't quit enough and being slightly better than -4 in 4th down stops +turnovers likely would have gotten them a playoff birth. It remains to be seen if this uptick was led by draft slot and schedule or if MIA has taken a step forward.  The season win prediction was off by 3 wins.

    9. SEA - rmm1976 has been in HSTL off and on since season 1 but he's never had a season as bad as this. The schedule and draft errors projected a likely poor season but this was horriffic. SEA finished at or near the bottom in nearly every major category except pass yards where they finished 8th which probably should have been more given they finished dead last in pts per game allowed. The Walls lef defense clearly did not get it done. Finishing with a likely record setting -33 turnover differential is nearly impossible to do especially when you have Marino and Flipper on offense. SEA finishes -17 in interception differential and -11 in 4th down stop differential. The lone and I do mean lone bright spot was a NEAR overtime win vs KC. It really can't get any worse than this and if it does it may be time to hang up the cleats. The season win prediction was off by 2 wins.
     
    10. TB-  jebigred is another long time veteran of the league. His team was led by star QB Browns, Givins and Woodruff. Unfortunately the elite player tier continues to give jebigred trouble and his schedule was loaded with 8 of them. TB look pretty good in yards but poor in pts finishing #2 in total offensive yardage but only 14th in pts, and 18th in defensive yarge but 28th in pts allowed. Turnovers were a big problem as TB only managed a measly one interception which was a big factor in the -7 4th down and turnover differential. Signature win was a 28-14 victory over MIN.   The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    11. WAS-  barletti is a relative newcomer to the league. His team was somewhat oddly constructed led by LT and okoye. Not great for someone who is not a super tapper. Predictably this led to a lot of red areas and WAS finished dead last in pts per game on offense. The lone bright spot was WAS lucking into their opponent losing 11 of 13 fumbles. However washington still finished with a poor -7 4th down and turnover differential. This was a pretty typical season for barletti with a slightly worse than normal performance vs poor players. But they did get a signature win vs division champion NYG.  The season win prediction was off by 1 win.
     
    12. CIN TBD
     
    13. RAI-  tadaos turned in an elite level performance this season despite 7 games vs elite opponents.  But the RAI boosted their typical output vs middle and poor opponents this year. Having 2 games lowly SEA likely helped in the poor category. This was a well balanced team with craig, john taylor, waymer haley and pepper johnson. The defense was steller finishing #1 in many categories including #1 in pts per game allowed and no worse than 6th. The offense was pretty middling but in terms of pts but did enough given the talent on the field. The RAI did a great job taking care of the ball finishing a very nice +14 in 4th down and turnover differential good for nearly 1 a game. The RAI nearly swept their main division rivals and finished 9-1 to close out the season. The season win prediction was off by 2.5 wins.
     
    14. PHX-  theMACK was coming off of a 1-15 season so it would be hard to do worse than that but honestly not much was expected. Despite having star thurman Thomas the offense languished once again and improved marginally over last season to 15 pts a game. The defense was solid finishing 9th in pts per game. As opposed to last season when PHX had 9 games vs poor opponents they also had a lot this year with 6 but unlike last year they cleaned house and were perfect vs poor opponents. Just like lsat year they were awful vs everyone else. The signature win was probably a 14 pt win over ATL even though the wheels completely came off the bus for ATL this year. The season win prediction was off by 4 wins.
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