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Old 01-02-2018, 07:03 AM   #1
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How did this happen -- defensive improvement

I am playing with a Chargers team built through fantasy draft (or whatever you call it).
The sticking point with my defense since the get-go has been stopping the run.
I routinely gave up well over 150 yards a game -- usually with a run or two of 40 plus yards.
Part way through the second season, all of a sudden, my defense looks like the 1985 Bears giving up no rushing yardage and no big plays.
I didn't mess with the sliders -- I didn't play from Dec. 17 through Dec. 30 due to being out of town -- and really can't think of anything I am doing differently.
On one hand, it's great, I just finished a 12-4 regular season and am the No. 1 seed going into the postseason, compared to 7-9 and no playoffs the first season, but I have to wonder what happened.
Was there a patch I am not aware of? Or did my defensive players just figure it out?
The games since week 11 -- I closed out with six straight wins -- have been almost non-competitive due to the strength of my run defense.
And while it looks good, it really it is kind of monontonus.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:28 AM   #2
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I am playing with a Chargers team built through fantasy draft (or whatever you call it).

The sticking point with my defense since the get-go has been stopping the run.

I routinely gave up well over 150 yards a game -- usually with a run or two of 40 plus yards.

Part way through the second season, all of a sudden, my defense looks like the 1985 Bears giving up no rushing yardage and no big plays.

I didn't mess with the sliders -- I didn't play from Dec. 17 through Dec. 30 due to being out of town -- and really can't think of anything I am doing differently.

On one hand, it's great, I just finished a 12-4 regular season and am the No. 1 seed going into the postseason, compared to 7-9 and no playoffs the first season, but I have to wonder what happened.

Was there a patch I am not aware of? Or did my defensive players just figure it out?

The games since week 11 -- I closed out with six straight wins -- have been almost non-competitive due to the strength of my run defense.

And while it looks good, it really it is kind of monontonus.


I have that same problem in week 1 if my fantasy draft. The cpu usually has negative yards in the first half rushing and only sometimes get lucky with a long run. It makes games non competitive.


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Old 01-02-2018, 07:37 AM   #3
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Re: How did this happen -- defensive improvement

There was a patch (1.08) that impacted ball carriers (including WRs) and made some of them run extremely slow.
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:26 PM   #4
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Since 1.08 was released a couple of weeks ago, if you do not manually edit the CPU ball carriers to "Cover Ball = Never" they will basically be unable to sprint, making run defense much easier.
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