I am sharing this for those that are not satisfied with many of the defensive ratings per this fine sim. The adjustments are easy to make considering all the main work that has been done.

To insure/enhance defensive performances I use the following formula

I use Pro Football Reference.com as the data base

Basic Formula is: Points Per Game Allowed - League Avg PPGA

example: 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers allowed just 9.9 pts per game

the league average was 19.2

19.2 - 9.9 = 9.3 this is the number of defensive players to be adjusted

the categories to assign the adjutments are:


the adjustment is a +10 for each player per these categories

the maximum number to assign is 99

& the assignee is at liberty to adjust the players of choice

An easy method to determine which teams "need" to be adjusted is,

look at the total points allowed per the league average

Pro Football Reference.com ranks them in order for easy identification

Generally, only a few teams per year will be affected

To insure these adjustments stay intact, save the file ( mog ), & back it up

example: I want to adjust the 1985 Chicago Bears to my specifications,

I would load the 1986 Season, make my adjustments, then save as the 1985 Bears