I am playing with the custom difficulty all 4 set to 14, CPU skills all at 60 except QB accuracy at default and the one for fumbles set to 30 (otherwise the CPU never fumbles against me) and I am routinely blowing out teams 30-14, 38-6, 42-0, 35-17 are my last 4 games with me winning all of them. And the 2 middle scores were against teams that are supposedly better than mine by OVR team rating.
I can't seem to figure out if my team is just set up that perfectly for my style (this is in year 3 of my franchise) or if I need to adjust the sliders. I recently played a few games with these settings in PLAY NOW and lost all three to the CPU - so I don't know wether changing the sliders is the right answer! I simmed ahead and found out that I have to implode my team due to cap hell so maybe I will just leave it for now.
I sim the first 6 games of the season and went 3-3 so my record stands at 9-3 and this is probally my best shot at a SB title - I lost to the Saints in the NFC title game the first 2 years and they are undefeated going into the showdown at the Superdome so maybe that game will give me an idea of where the sliders need to go if anywhere uh?