Guide By: OnceFallen
There are 12 Trophies that can be earned in this title.
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|On the spot|
|Complete a pass (single player, no All-Star teams)|
Just complete a pass in any single player, non-All Star teamed game and the trophy will pop.
For tips, see "Better to Receive."
|Can't catch me!|
|Gain 20 yards with a running play (single player, no All-Star teams)|
See "QBs are Overrated."
|Sack the opponent's Quarterback (single player, no All-Star teams)|
Setup a preseason game between Kansas City (You) & New England (Comp). When on defense, keep selecting as your defensive play and select the top back defender (furthest away from the QB near the top). When the play begins, move towards the center of the screen in case it's a run play, but if it's not, then just move to cover the closest open receiver. After a while of selecting the same play, the computer will do that play and you will get an automatic sack from your players, causing the trophy to pop!
Pick a running play to defend (doesn't matter which). Now, push "X" to highlight your middle nose guard (the one lined up over the ball). When the other team snaps the ball, jog SLIGHTLY down and to the right (southeast) and then toward the QB. Nine times out of ten, you will rush right past the center and get a clean shot on the quarterback. Super easy sack AND it should help out greatly when playing season mode in racking up a lot of wins.
Credit to OldSnoova for this info.
|Tecmo Bowl Champ|
|Win a single player competition Season||(1)|
Start a single player competitive season and make it to the playoffs, and then win completely, plain and simple. If you lose during the playoffs or quit during it, you will have to restart from the beginning (unless you backed up your save, which is highly recommended as the computer gets SUPER cheap as the season goes on, especially in the playoffs). After you win the Super Bowl, the trophy will pop!
Note: I've read that if you lose 2-3 games in a row at the end of the season (as long as you are going to make the playoffs), the computer kinda "resets" its difficulty and the playoffs are a lot easier. I have not tested this, but I've seen it in quite a few places so it might not be a bad thing to try if you are having problems in the later rounds.
|When pigs fly|
|QB passes for more than 300 yards during a match (manual, single player, no All-Star teams)|
Setup a preseason game between Kansas City (You) & New England (Comp). Keep passing the entire game until your QB reaches 300 Yards and the trophy pops.
For tips on how to get the most passing yards, see "Better to Receive.."
|Same RB runs for more than 100 yards during a match (manual, single player, no All-Star teams)|
Setup a preseason game between Kansas City (You) & New England (Comp). Keep running with one of your running backs until they reach 100 Yards rushing and the trophy pops.
For tips on how to get the most rushing yards, see "QBs are Overrated."
|Better to receive...|
|Same WR catches for more than 150 yards during a match (manual, single player, no All-Star teams)|
Setup a preseason game between Kansas City (You) & New England (Comp). Keep passing to one of your receivers until they get 150 Yards and the trophy pops.
Easiest way I found to do this is when on offense, keep doing the pass play and always try to get it to the receiver at the top of the screen. If he is open, wait until the defenders start to come in on you before throwing for maximum yardage on the throw and then zig-zag up and down the field to avoid defenders. If one gets close, move in the opposite direction (especially if they start the diving motion to tackle you). If by some chance he is not open, switch to the next receiver who is in the middle of the screen and complete a short pass to him (he should be open if the other guy isn't). Occasionally you will get sacked no matter what with the play, but you can easily make up for it with the next pass or two.
|Win a ranked online match|
See "Complete Domination."
|Win a ranked online match by 18 points or more|
Play an online RANKED match against anyone and make sure that you win by 18 points of more. If you are having problems with this, use the Trophy Boosting Thread to find a person to boost with and after you finish the game, the trophy will pop!
|Return to Sender|
|Score a Touchdown on a kickoff return (single player, no All-Star teams)|
Setup a preseason game between Atlanta (You) & New England (Comp). Select to receive if you win the coin toss (normally the computer will elect to kick if it wins) and if not, restart and try again. Once you receive the ball, start off by leading the other team to your defenders by moving around the screen in a zig-zag type pattern and try to get past the majority of the defenders. Once you get past them, keep zig-zagging to avoid getting tackled until you make it to the end zone.
|QBs are overrated|
|Win a match without using passing plays (single player, no All-Star teams)|
Setup a preseason game between Kansas City (You) & New England (Comp). In the game, only do run plays (kicks/field goals are alright as well, just no passes) for the entire game. I find the run play gives you the best results against them as you can normally get off 5-20+ yard runs pretty consistently.
|Make a 60 yard field goal (single player, no All-Star teams)|
Get to your opponent's 42-43 Yard line and run out of bounds. On the very next play, select "field goal" and make sure the arrow is as close to the middle as possible (it can be a little off as mine was slightly to the left/up and still made it). Once the ball clears the goal posts, the trophy will pop!
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