Five Modes of Gameplay: Practice your offensive and defensive plays and improve your knowledge of your playbook in Practice Mode. Go for victory in Exhibition Mode and decide gridiron supremacy in Season Mode. Draft, trade players and sign free agents over several seasons with a salary cap in General Manager Mode.
NFL Realism: Start your 2004 season with updated team rosters, which include all of the latest free agent signings and draft picks. Choose from every past Super Bowl winner and loser including the ’72 Miami Dolphins, ’95 Dallas Cowboys and ’98 Denver Broncos. Test your skills against All-Time teams that are comprised of star players from every era.
Unrivaled Artificial Intelligence: Computer opponents learn your play calling patterns and force you to change your strategy. Throw the ball every down and you will be sure to discover the attributes of your backup quarterback sooner than you would like. Blitz every down and watch as receivers make your pass defense seem defenseless.
Classic Gameplay: Lead or under throw receivers with Total Control Passing™. Go for the sure tackle or make the big hit with Total Control Tackling™. Use the Max Protect feature after you call a play at the line of scrimmage to direct your running back to block the blitzing linebacker or defensive back.
Comprehensive Statistics: Track team and player statistics in 163 categories.